a usb has 4 wires inside. in the premium cable the 2 power wires are 23 awg and the data wires are 32 awg (the smaller the awg the bigger the wire, and bigger wire carries power more effectively) this is according to the usb select product comparison (product id 13921)
The cable is exactly what I expected. Monoprice does a fine job of describing their products. Cable finish is very clean looking.I would recommend this product. I've been happy with all items purchased from Monoprice.
The original cable for my Android tablet has slightly more substantial (read that STURDIER) connectors. While these new ones work fine, they feel as though they may not hold up very well over the long term. Otherwise, they work fine, and for the price, I suppose I have nothing to criticize.
The last time I ordered these were the unbranded kind.. They appear to be the same. My wife gets mad at me if I don't have a cable for her phone, since she does not treat them well :) Overall I normally order from MonoPrice, since I get a good deal. I would like to see Made in the USA cables on this site pretty soon, please. Be willing to pay a buck or two more for cables made in USA.