We transformed a Samsung Galaxy S8 into desktop PC thanks to the DeX, and the result is wow!
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 + can turn into a true desktop computer. With the DeX, an accessory unveiled alongside the two, smartphones, the PC experience is pretty cool.
In addition to its Galaxy S8 and S8 +, Samsung has unveiled several nice accessories. These include the DeX, an accessory that will allow you to turn Samsung’s new smartphone into a true desktop PC. But connecting a smartphone to a dock to turn it into a computer is not really new. HP and Motorola have already attempted this adventure, before turning back after having tutoy the failure. By fixing software problems, the Samsung DeX managed to do what others dreamed of doing. But concretely, what does it give? After spending a day with the (sublime) Galaxy S8 +, will I replace my MacBook Pro 2016 with a … smartphone? These next lines may leave you speechless!
The concept is simple. Just connect the Galaxy S8 or S8 + to the dock, which in turn is connected to a monitor via an HDMI cable that you will unfortunately need to purchase. Once connected, the Samsung Galaxy S8 is transforming or almost. The Samsung DeX application starts automatically and the smartphone’s Infinity Display screen turns black. And there, magic takes place. On my monitor, I have the right to an Android version that looks like an OS for desktop PC . Yes, Samsung managed to organize this interface with flying colors. And during the few hours I was able to use this dock, the DeX mode made me dream.
Making a Youtube video Full HD multi-window or editing several photos with background music is a real pleasure with DeX. This special dock has transformed the Galaxy S8 + that I am currently testing into a true hybrid smartphone. And the performances are well to go. Surf between the different apps is a real kif, the navigation is very fluid and I have noticed any slowdown. As a journalist, I see myself already doing everything with the dock of the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. Marketed at 149 euros here , the DeX is the ideal backup PC . And if it seems not yet perfect for me to completely zap my MacBook, the DeX has at least the potential …