Google’s engineer Benson Leung put a stern warning couple of weeks ago on his Google+ page warning people not to buy OnePlus 2’s USB Type-C cable. He went on to state his reasons “It is not specced compliant (uses a 3A identifier resistor instead of the “Default USB Power” one), and may cause damage to your charger, hub, or PC USB port if you use it with Chromebook Pixel, Nexus 6p or Nexus 5x .” Well, OnePlus just admitted that the said cable does not meet the USB Type-C 1.1 standard.
OnePlus has agreed to only refund customers who purchased the cable separately, leaving those who bought the handset (the USB Type-C cable ships with the phone) to fend for themselves. To justify this action, they wrote a long sermon in a forum post stating that the OnePlus USB Type-C cable didn’t pose any risk to the OnePlus 2 device. They went ahead to explain that, if you’re charging or transferring data to or from the OnePlus 2, you should have no problems using the cable that shipped with your OnePlus 2 or the cables or adapters you bought separately on OnePlus.net. As for me, I think the best thing to do is to recall the flawed cables because, no one wants to deal with the stress of making sure he or she is carrying the right cable or not.