OTG: USB On-the-Go file and data transfer
Have you seen your friends transfering files or movies from their smartphones to small USB device? It’s not just an ordinary USB but it is a USB On-the-Go, often abbreviated as OTG. It allows USB devices, such as smartphones to act as a host allowing to communicate switch back and forth between the roles of host and client.
Why my phone does not support OTG?
Most newer devices that operates Android Kitkat and above supports OTG. It might surprise you but OTG is a harware feature that enables the OTG act as a host and USB as your client.
Which popular mobile supports OTG?
Here’s some popular mobiles supports OTG:
- ASUS Zenfone Series (4,5,6)
- ASUS Zenfone 2 Series (2, MAX, Selfie, Go)
- ASUS Zenfone 3 Series (3, MAX, Selfie, Go, Ultra, Deluxe)
- Moto G & G2.
- LG G2 & G3.
- Samsung Galaxy S3 onwards, Note 2 onwards, Alpha(probably), E series as well.
- One plus one.
- Lenovo A6000.
And too many to list here, but its pretty to assume that all mobiles nowadays supports USB OTG.
How do I install OTG on my mobile if the mobile is not supporting it?
To tell you frankly, You can’t. OTG support is not software related. You cannnot install or uninstall it. Yes, it’s hardware related.
Where to buy USB OTG with cheaper price?
There’s a lot of place where you can buy OTG it’s either at side-walk or mall. But the question is, Are you sure that it is original?
For me the most reliable and easy way to distinguish it’s quality is from the reviews of the verified buyers.
Most verified buyers make a review for their “just bought” product just like at LAZADA. The latter allows verified buyers to give new customers an idea whether what kind of quality of service or product they’ve received after purchasing.
RIght now, the best selling OTG at the market are:
SanDisk SDDD2-032G 32GB OTG Dual USB Drive 3.0 (Black) and SanDisk SDDD2-064G 64GB OTG Dual Flash Drive (Black)*
- Capacities: 32GB and 64GB*
- Performance/Speed Up to 130MB/s read speed
- Operational Temperature: 0°C – 60°C
- Dimensions: 35mm x 17.5mm x 9.8mm
- Compatible with most Android™ devices. Requires Android™ smartphone or Tablet with On-The-Go (OTG) compatibility
- Compatible with PC & Mac computers– no drivers needed
- Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Mac OS 10.6+
- USB 3.0 enabled from drive to computer (backward compatible with USB 2.0)