Phones are becoming more and more powerful, including the latest smartphones from Samsung. It is therefore logical that manufacturers want to get the most out of these mobile devices. With Samsung DeX you can turn your Samsung smartphone into a fully-fledged computer in no time.
Meet Samsung DeX Pad and DeX Station
Samsung DeX is an advanced docking station for the Note 10/10+, Galaxy S10 / S10 + / S10e, Note9, S9 / S9 +, Note8, S8 / S8 + and Tab S4 with which more is possible than at first glance. You not only use it to charge your smartphone at lightning speed but also to connect the smartphone to any screen (HDMI), keyboard (USB) and mouse (USB). You provide the dock with power via USB-C. As soon as you place your smartphone in the DeX, your telephone interface changes to a desktop-like Android environment. It is easier to work with a mouse and keyboard than on the screen of your smartphone. You use any display with an HDMI connection as a display. This can therefore also be a television.
The Samsung DeX has two variants, Samsung DeX Station and Samsung DeX Pad. The Samsung Dex Station can be connected with an ethernet cable and has a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels (FHD). With the Samsung DeX Pad you can use your smartphone as a touchpad and have a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels (QHD). The Samsung DeX Pad works with the Samsung Galaxy S10 / S10 + / S10e, Note9, S9 / S9 +, Note8, S8 / S8 + and Tab S4.
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What can you do with Samsung DeX?
Via Android, you have access on a large screen to apps with which you can, among other things, use the internet, mail and edit documents. This way you have a desktop experience with your smartphone. Thanks to collaborations with Microsoft and Adobe, Samsung DeX works with Office and mobile apps from Adobe. This is sufficient for many daily activities. Do you need other Windows programs for your work? Then you use the virtual desktops of Citrix and VMware, among others.
When do you use DeX?
On paper, DeX is very interesting and logical development, but when will you use it in practice? Especially in the business market, it has many applications. How often do you not bring a laptop or do you use an expensive PC for basic work? Among other things in the following three situations, Samsung DeX is a handy solution for you:
You work a lot with business relations or customers
First, you brought a laptop and a bunch of accessories. Now you need a smartphone and the DeX Station with mouse and keyboard. They do have a screen on location.
You are regularly on a business trip
You also leave your laptop at home on a business trip. In the hotel room you connect the DeX Station to the television and you can get started. A compact Bluetooth keyboard with mousepad completes your setup.
You mainly work online
Do you work primarily with web-based tools and Office programs? Then the DeX together with your smartphone may be sufficient. No more PC at your workplace, but a DeX docking station with mouse and keyboard.