Updated: Jan 11
We've all had original cables that broke over time, and when they did, we had the chance to explore the world of replacements. So, let's break it down into categories.
A cheap cable and adapter would save a penny, but they're prone to catching fire and damaging your device. Most of the copies of branded charging cables and power supplies are made out of bad materials and provide poor quality. They should be avoided at any cost.
While branded cables aren't as expensive as originals, they will still provide quality while remaining safe to use, because they have been made with high-grade materials. As for power adapters, the only way to go, is through the branded or original adapter because we don’t want it to short the phone, if combined with a bad cable. Keep in mind, some phones can be charged faster, if they have "fast-charging" enabled, and are paired with a power adapter that supports it.
When it comes down to it, original cables are the best way to go, as they come straight from the big-name brands. This does mean, however, that they are the most expensive of the 3 options. That being said, we can't recommend the cheap cables or copy-cables which not only don't provide a quality product, but may actively harm your device.