Benson Leung has done the community a big service by reviewing USB Type-C cables, letting us know which cables adhere to the USB-C spec and which are potentially dangerous. He even got Amazon to ban non-compliant cables entirely.
He had previously condemned both the LG G5 and the HTC 10 for not adhering to USB Type-C spec, as using Quick Charge 3.0 violated Type-C spec on charging voltage. However, GTrusted has found that the G5 also supports USB Power Delivery alongside Quick Charge 3.0, meaning it might be able to support a lot of Type-C features devices that the HTC 10 can’t.
USB Power Delivery support means that DisplayPort via USB Type-C should work, as well as charge-through hubs. While the use of Quick Charge 3.0 still violates Type-C spec, this new revelation brings the device closer to spec.
This news might not sway most people’s buying choices, but it’s great that Benson Leung is putting this info out and educating people.