Faster, More Durable USB
The Galaxy S5 uses a USB 3.0 Micro-B connector. In doing so, Samsung improves the durability of its charging connector while boosting data transfer rates tenfold over USB 2.0. In addition to a 5-Mbps maximum transfer rate, the port also supports MHL 2.0 for connection to monitors and other devices. The new Micro-B connector is about twice as wide as the USB 2.0's Micro-B plug used on most of Samsung's previous models, which seems a bit flimsy for larger devices. The wider connector, though the same thickness, is sturdier and inspires confidence of its longevity.