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Coming Soon Samsung Dex and Galaxy S8

Samsung DeX and Galaxy S8 in practice test

Galaxy-S8 users are to get an alternative to the conventional computer with the Dockingstation DeX. The practice test shows if this succeeds.

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With DeX, Samsung wants to offer far more than just a docking station. Rather, DeX will turn the Samsung smartphones Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 into a replacement for the desktop computer. DeX offers interfaces for a full-HD HDMI monitor, mouse, keyboard and Ethernet. But alone with these connections from a smartphone is not yet an office workplace.The Galaxy-S8 models bring, among other things, optimized surfaces for larger monitors. Samsung is also talking about DeX.

Performance: Galaxy S8 in desktop mode

The Galaxy S8 is likely to be one of the most powerful smartphones on the market, but is the performance of the mobile companion sufficient for a desktop experience?

The answer is: in principle yes: DeX offers in desktop mode on the external monitor maximally Full HD, thus 1920 times 1080 pixels.

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Common office work can be coped with the Kobi. Even if several applications are open, such as Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Samsung’s PC alternative can still open an image editor with which it can also be used. Too much multitasking but one must not expect the device.

DeX surface

Samsung DeX has adapted the user interfaces of the Galaxy S8 to the habits of Windows users. So they can work quickly with the smartphone without a great learning curve. The interface offers, among other things, a taskbar to which you can attach applications. This window opens a window that shows the applications installed on the Galaxy S8 in alphabetical order.

Samsung DeX: Connections and sound

With the connection options of the docking station in any case still wishes remain open. For example, the USB interfaces support only version USB 2.0, which, for example, brakes USB 3.0 hard disks. Since the sound is output via the speaker of the device – not the monitor – and the headphone output is blocked, there is still need for optimization. Also, not every app is compatible with DeX.

Samsung DeX: Connections and sound

With the connection options of the docking station in any case still wishes remain open. For example, the USB interfaces support only version USB 2.0, which, for example, brakes USB 3.0 hard disks. Since the sound is output via the speaker of the device – not the monitor – and the headphone output is blocked, there is still need for optimization. Also, not every app is compatible with DeX.

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