We tested both cables, and the result was that we found no difference in data transfer speeds. The micro USB cable is a little thinner than the standard one, but this didn’t seem to make any difference when it came to transferring files between two laptops or phones. Both cables can handle charging your devices as well as syncing with them for file transfers. If you are looking for which type of cable will last longer before fraying at the ends, there also seems to be no noticeable differences in durability either way. In conclusion, if you need an extra charger or have lost/broken yours and don’t want to spend money on another new one right away then a micro-USB cord should do just fine!