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.