Possessing a Samsung Galaxy S8, I let myself be tempted by the purchase of the famous DeX dock which bears the sweet code name EE-MG950TB.
Official DeX Dock Test
- DeX EE-MG950TB Samsung Station
- Compatible only Samsung Galaxy S8 / S8 +
- USB smartphone connection C
- HDMI port 4K 60Hz
- 100 Mb / s Ethernet port
- 2 USB ports
- USB-C power supply
This Samsung dock is a very useful gadget that is used to connect a Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus to a monitor, keyboard, and mouse and use the smartphone as a desktop PC to manage files, use multiple applications, play games, watch movies, surf the internet and more.
The Samsung Dock has two USB 2.0 ports, an Ethernet port, an HDMI port and a USB-C port on the back.
USB 2.0 ports can be used to charge and connect external flash drives, etc., which is useful for transferring files quickly and efficiently.
The HDMI port is used to connect to a 1080p HDMI monitor. You can connect to monitors with higher resolutions, such as 4K, but the docking station does not support this resolution and will need to be reduced.
The use of the docking station and its configuration are simple and straightforward. You simply place the smartphone on the docking station and the DEX software automatically loads on the connected external monitor.
The keyboard and mouse can be connected to the docking station via the USB 2.0 ports or via Bluetooth on the smartphone using a compatible Bluetooth keyboard and mouse. You also have the on-screen keyboard option.
For games, this dock is excellent. I played games on the big screen and it was so much more entertaining and it allowed me to play games that I usually play on my phone screen on a big external screen but the games are limited because some games require a touch interface.
I used this docking station to surf the Internet, watch YouTube videos, send emails, listen to music, watch movies, transfer files and more, and the performance was excellent.
This added docking station with an external keyboard, monitor and mouse have turned my smartphone into a portable desktop computer that is reliable and feature-rich and adds a whole new dimension of use and capacity to my smartphone.
A few things to note with the Samsung DEX is the fact that no AC adapter or cables are included in the package (the S8 / S8 + quick charger/cables can be used with the Samsung DEX).
This Samsung DeX Dock is a marvel in that it handles perfectly multitasking. All together and very intuitive, practical and especially fast!
We can do almost everything on this dex (mail, gallery, internet, compatible applications).
This doc is also cooled by a fan and allows, of course, recharge the phone at the same time.
The only downside remains for me a fairly large price, more than 150 € but it’s the price you need to turn your S8 into a pocket computer!