1. EMGSM's Avatar
    I think that Samsung Dex is a pretty cool idea but is it really practical? Anyone looking forward to this?
    03-29-2017 11:49 AM
  2. meattray's Avatar
    I could absolutely see myself using one at home. Getting a late work email and just tossing it into a dock as opposed to having a full desktop there is advantageous for me. I don't know. Maybe it would lose its luster but sounds interesting to start at least.
    03-29-2017 12:44 PM
  3. davidofmidnight's Avatar
    I don't have cable or wifi at home - the cable companies wont run lines down my dirt road #RuralAmericaProblems - but I have unlimited data on my phone, so I find some value in this. (I'm currently using one phone as a mobile hotspot.)

    Of course, it'll depend on just how well it works. If it's responsive and remembers what I have opened and where I had them on the 'desktop' after I undock, and the ability to use speakers, will factor in. So I'm waiting for some real people reviews of this before making any kind of decision.

    (I picked up the Microsoft Lumia 950xl with its dock and that was just a horrible experience. At least that phone makes a pretty good mobile hotspot.)
    03-29-2017 04:44 PM
  4. KSY77's Avatar
    here is a setup with separate audio

    https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=ly1BCLVqQjE
    04-25-2017 12:16 AM
  5. StreamlineWatch's Avatar
    This is more a gimmick for now but I see a lot of potential in the future as phones will get more and more power.
    05-03-2017 06:13 PM
  6. theelite1x87's Avatar
    I think it's pretty cool. But not cool enough for me to drop 150 bucks on it. Under 100 would make it a possible buy. Under 60 and I'd buy it.
    05-04-2017 04:19 PM
  7. Jon44's Avatar
    DeX is amazing. I use it to have a second PC like device in my house and it's incredibly useful for that purpose.
    05-17-2017 09:16 PM
  8. tonylmiller's Avatar
    I have a setup at work and at home and I love it. The whole setup is not very portable, but if you want to use the same device in two places like a laptop, it works great. I have a GS9 and a cheapo USB hub.
    05-22-2018 12:46 PM
  9. JoeInCT's Avatar
    I use it now almost exclusively at my office. The Dex software however is so unpolished, you get the feeling it is "beta". If Steve Jobs was alive and it was an Apple product, he wouldn't have let this level of code leave the building and the project manager would probably pay the price. It's great in concept. Just not a polished alternative to a Windows PC. Shocking that it was released as is. Clearly the project manager doesn't love the technology or use it. If they did, they'd tie the programmers to their desks until this was polished. It seems like a half-hearted effort who's plug could be pulled any minute. I think you get the picture.
    06-12-2018 09:19 AM
  10. tonylmiller's Avatar
    I use it now almost exclusively at my office. The Dex software however is so unpolished, you get the feeling it is "beta". If Steve Jobs was alive and it was an Apple product, he wouldn't have let this level of code leave the building and the project manager would probably pay the price. It's great in concept. Just not a polished alternative to a Windows PC. Shocking that it was released as is. Clearly the project manager doesn't love the technology or use it. If they did, they'd tie the programmers to their desks until this was polished. It seems like a half-hearted effort who's plug could be pulled any minute. I think you get the picture.
    How so? It is working great for me. What is unpolished for you?
    07-05-2018 08:04 AM
  11. Dan Beery's Avatar
    I have been intregued by this idea for a long time. I just got a 9+ and thought I would give it a try. I moved all of my business documents to a google drives and OneDrive.

    I am able to put many of my critical apps on my phone and computer, so there is a compatibility there.

    For the most part, it is super fast, as fast as my Surface for most office tasks.

    I can actually work for a full day without missing my laptop. I can open multiple apps, multiple windows, do email, web etc. I am currently doing this on my Dex.

    • In general, it works really well. Android apps are not as consistent in their support of keyboard and mouse, so there is a little wierdness sometimes, but it generally works fine.
      Many of the Android apps are less full featured, so that is a little annoying.
      Many of the Android apps don't leverage the larger screen size as well as they should, but it is ok.


    My take away is that DEX itself is really well concieved, and works great. The apps have a little catching up to do.

    Can you use it for productivity tasks such as email, google docs etc? Yes! It is basically the same as a PC. Kinda awesome.

    Where you get into trouble is doing specialized tasks like web development, photo editing etc.

    I could almost do an expense report, but I couldn't get all of the receipt scans concatenated into a single PDFfile without using acrobat on the PC. I will give it a try next time, but I was able to most of the work without a PC.

    One con: I can't get it to work with a high-res monitor. I have a 34 inch display, and I would rather see 4k.
    10-03-2018 07:55 PM
  12. bill-e's Avatar
    Hmm, I don't know. It seems to work well enough for what I need but I already have a desktop PC which runs pretty much 24/7. I cant see myself switching to DeX. My Samsung device is a Tab S4 and it provides great sound so I don't need any external audio setup.

    I am a hobby photographer and haven't tried serious photo editing on my tablet but with the HDMI to a monitor I may try that.
    01-26-2019 06:32 PM
  13. tube517's Avatar
    How is Dex w/the texting.

    I need texting for work and would rather use the Samsung Messages app rather than Android Messages.
    04-23-2019 05:14 PM
  14. bill-e's Avatar
    How is Dex w/the texting.

    I need texting for work and would rather use the Samsung Messages app rather than Android Messages.
    texting works fine on my wifi only using Message+
    tube517 likes this.
    Yesterday 07:09 PM
  15. tube517's Avatar
    texting works fine on my wifi only using Message+
    Still debating on if I should get this. Only $37 now
    Today 11:32 AM

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