How to check if your Android smartphone supports USB On-The-Go (OTG)


#21

Fun fact: Ports have a finite number of cycles (insertions and extractions). Your OTG flash disk is actually “more harmful” than WiFi Direct. :slight_smile:


#22

Sure. Point was the transfer speeds and convenience especially sending from other devices


#23

I’m pretty sure that most smartphone’s USB ports outlast the phones themselves so I’m not worried. Battery life is more important to me and I don’t like to use the phone while it’s plugged in so I simply find alternatives to unnecessary wireless connections.


#24

Yes. Most do but I was addressing this specific line

Anyway, I get mediocre speeds using the phone’s port. Wireless transfer all the way (for me)


#25

You’re right. Speed is hit and miss with wired connections but I don’t mind because it’s never dreadfully slow and it’s not every day that I need to transfer my entire library to my phone. It’s usually just a few gigs of movies and my phone averages about 30MBps which is not slow at all. Sometimes it reaches almost 50MBps on a USB 3 port.