Mobile Phone USB Charging Cables, Data Cables & OTG Cables

subtel® - UK phone cable specialists since 2004

subtel® has been a trusted specialist for all types of smartphone charger leads, mobile data cables, OTG adapters and USB phone chargers across Europe and the UK since 2004, offering the best quality, CE, RoHS and FCC-certified fast charging cables and file transfer cables for a huge variety of devices.

All our cables are independently tested for performance and quality from our headquarters in Berlin, Germany. Because of this, we offer a three-year guarantee on every single one.

If your original phone battery charger is lost or broken, or you’re looking for Fast Charging spare or replacement data cable, subtel® will have the correct, compatible replacement smartphone USB cable for you.

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A huge selection of phone charging cables and data cables

subtel®’s range of USB phone cables includes Fast Charging cables, OTG cables (On The Go Cables) and high-speed USB transfer cables for smartphones, mobile phones and more for all leading phone types, brands and models.

These include replacement Android chargers and Apple chargers - Samsung data cables and Samsung Galaxy chargers, including Samsung s10 chargers, s20 chargers and more, iPhone data cables and chargers, Huawei chargers, chargers for Sony Xperia, Motorola, Nokia, Xiaomi, BlackBerry, Google and many, many more.

Certified safety and proven quality

All subtel® phone chargers, OTG adapters and data cables are thoroughly tested and in complete compliance with all European and International safety standards and feature automatic shutdown safeguards and protection against short-circuits, overheating and overvoltage.

High-speed, fast charging and reliable, our phone USB adapters are made using the highest-quality materials and feature long, flexible break- and kink-proof power cords.

3-year manufacturer’s warranty

Our high speed charging USB cables for smart phones and file transfer cables are top quality and built to last - durable, strong and tough replacement or spare USB leads with tangle- and kink-free long charger cords and tight-fitting connectors for reliable, long-term use.

Because of this, we offer a 36-month guarantee on all of our USB power cables.

How do I choose a replacement charger for my phone?

If you are looking for a new phone charger or phone data cable, the first thing to do is to identify which type of charging cable your phone requires. You can do this by looking at your old charger or the user manual which came with your phone.

To ensure a cable is 100% compatible with your mobile, check the compatibilities list found on the individual cable product pages in our webshop - there you’ll find detailed information on the brand and model types our replacement phone charger cables, OTG and data cables have been specifically designed to work with.

The second point is a question of quality. Cheaper replacement cables are prone to breaking - whether that’s through low-quality materials and poor workmanship.

We’ve all had cheaper cables that damage easily through over-bending or insufficient support and protection between where the cable meets the power connector which causes the two to separate.

Cheaper cables may also simply charge your device or transfer files and data at a slower rate than higher-quality ones.

subtel® sells a wide variety of high-quality Fast Charger cables and high speed data cables for many brands and models of smartphones - with flexible break- and kink-proof power cords for reliable, long-term performance.

Are smartphone data cables and charging cables the same?

Many USB leads can be used to charge the batteries of mobile phones, but they’re not always also data cables.

A charging cable is a lead that can only be used to recharge the battery of your device. It often connects to a mains adapter to draw power from the wall, or can connect to other battery-powered devices to draw power from them. Their sole purpose is to recharge your phone’s battery.

A data cable, for the most part, also enables the charging of electronic devices. But, in addition to this, they enable the connection of one device to another for data transfer. This means they can transmit, send and receive digital data.

Data cables can be used for syncing smartphones to laptops, computers etc. for the transference of photos, music, files and any other type of data. They are also used to transfer digital data such as software or firmware updates between peripheral hardware devices.

The charging speed and data transfer rates of different data cables differ greatly - usually based on the quality of the cables themselves and the materials used in the wires.

subtel®’s selection of high-quality USB connector charging leads work both as Fast Charging and high-speed data transfer cables - so you always get the best of both worlds.

What is Data Transfer Rate?

A data cable’s data transfer rate (DTR) is the speed with which data transfers can be made between devices through the cable itself.

This speed is measured in Bits Per Second (bps) - a bit being a unit of digital information. Of course, as technology has progressed, the speeds which data cables can achieve have grown dramatically, passing from bits per second (bps), to kilobits per second (kbps), megabits per second (mbps), gigabits per second (gbps), terabits per second (tbps) and beyond.

This data transfer rate is also often referred to as its bandwidth.

The higher the data transfer rate between two devices, the quicker a transfer will be completed. For example, transferring photos or music from your phone to your computer using a data cable with a transfer speed in the kbps will take a lot longer than one capable of Gbps transfer speeds.

What is a Fast Charger for mobile phones?

You might have heard about Fast Charging cables - ones that can charge your smartphone 2-4 times faster than before. Well, what are they and how do they work?

If you’re interested in purchasing a fast charger for your smartphone, it’s best to first check that your device is Fast Charging capable. Most modern devices are, and if your device charges with a USB-C cable or Apple Lightning-to-USB-C cable, yours probably is.

Cables for Fast Charging work because the wires inside them are larger, thus can carry larger currents. Standard cables are 28 gauge and are capable of a charge rate of around 0.5A, whereas cables with a larger gauge (thicker wires inside) can carry larger currents of 2A+. Thus, your device is charged quicker.

Because of the extra materials needed to make Fast Charge cables, they’re also often more expensive than their slower counterparts - but the increased performance negates the extra cost.

subtel® sells a wide variety of Fast Charger cables for mobile phones, laptops, tablets and a wide variety of other devices - high quality for reliable, long-term performance.

Reliable power when you need it

Whether you’re looking for a replacement or spare charging USB smartphone lead or high speed data and file transfer cable, subtel® stocks a huge range of cables and connector types, all using the highest-quality components and for reasonable prices.

All cables are shipped within the UK from the day your purchase is made and come with a 3-year manufacturer’s warranty.

If for whatever reason you’re unsatisfied with the quality of our cables, you can return them within 30 days.