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Samsung DexPad First Look

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Read more: http://andauth.co/dexpad | Buy at Amazon: http://tyvm.ly/Dex Alongside the Galaxy S9, Samsung announced its new DeX Pad accessory. Join us as we go hands-on! Samsung Galaxy S9 hands on: https://youtu.be/Ny2QOWdMR7Q Our Galaxy S9 playlist: http://andauth.co/S9videos Our MWC 2018 playlist: http://andauth.co/MWC2018 Download the Android Authority App: https://andauth.co/aa-app Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://andauth.co/subscribe ---------------------------------------------------- Stay connected to Android Authority: - http://www.androidauthority.com - http://facebook.com/androidauthority/ - http://twitter.com/androidauth/ - http://instagram.com/androidauthority/ - https://snapchat.com/add/androidauth - http://google.com/+androidauthority Follow the Team: Josh Vergara: https://twitter.com/jvtechtea Joe Hindy: https://twitter.com/ThatJoeHindy Lanh Nguyen: https://twitter.com/LanhNguyenFilms Jayce Broda: https://twitter.com/jaycebroda Gary Sims: https://twitter.com/garysims Kris Carlon: https://twitter.com/kriscarlon Nirave Gondhia: https://twitter.com/nirave David Imel: https://twitter.com/durvidimel Bailey Stein: https://twitter.com/baileystein1
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柳沢孝子 (19 days ago)
いいね便利すぎて使いこなせないかも
Science101 (1 month ago)
I hope they keep doing this I think it is genius.
Paul Jamieson (1 month ago)
No ethernet port .. most of the apps I tried did not work or were very buggy .. including Chrome and most Google apps, No access to business backends (MS AD). Nice idea, but it is still at version 1.?? in my opionon!
Anubhav Roy (1 month ago)
It's a bit sad that Microsoft came out with the whole idea of windows continuum but Samsung simply stole it. Whereas Microsoft ditched the whole idea.
grimreapercmn4u (1 month ago)
Ive used the Dex for awhile now. It has kept me from going out amd buying a laptop so far. Very useful. I only wish they would make it so the sound output would be on the TV instead of the phone's speakers.
NutNbutSpeed (1 month ago)
Hell yeah I'm down for a DEX if it'll allow me to do all the things my laptop can do such as writing documents, printing (wired or wireless to a network and USB), using the browser, playing games, working on CAD, pictures/movies etc. It's nice you can plug in a keyboard but does it work with a mouse too?
Colt Seavers (1 month ago)
Here's an idea for the Dex platform: Keep the ability to connect directly to a monitor and whatnot, that is fine. Add the capability to connect the Dex device to a PC or Mac. New software will be needed to effectively remotely control and stream the device's session to this new application.It will definitely require USB-C connectivity for the best graphical experience.
Purple Turtle (1 month ago)
They need to try to do the laptop thing that Razer is doing. I feel like it'd be much more useful as people are more inclined to be using their own laptops out and about rather than random monitors as desktops.
Sea Celery (1 month ago)
Dex-like desktop functionality should just be built into vanilla Android... I don't want to use something that requires me to always have a Samsung phone in order to use it... If this was an Android thing instead of a Samsung thing, it would have a lot more support and be way more realistic as a desktop replacement. Especially if they added Linux desktop support (like Samsung is planning to do with decent).
xMat rich (1 month ago)
Samous Dex AWHOAAAH DEXTER!
Teshigi Smith (1 month ago)
I love how they failed at trying to play Final Fantasy lol. They had to skip the cutscenes and even after all that they didn't have the download complete. You could see the guy in the video chuckle when he realized they should just give up.
0:28 who uses the computer liike that? That guy is going to have neck problems
LokiDaFerret (1 month ago)
Does it work if you have a case on your phone?
Donnie Jacks (1 month ago)
Where I live we only have a cell tower and the options for internet is satellite or hotspot of 15 gigs so this isn't perfect for me to use as a computer
Joshua Wilson (1 month ago)
I would definitely try it. If I had one and a new enough phone lol
Luke Russell (1 month ago)
Why would you not put a thunderbolt 3 port in it? Single cable to monitor is where it’s going to be, why do we have to wait another generation???
MJ Quintana (1 month ago)
They should adapt/update this with the 1st version which will be more useful. Also you can't use video call/conference with the phone lying down. So the first version is still much better in my view
rooster sideburbs (1 month ago)
I hope other phone and pc makers take this and run away with it. This is a great idea, already for most people, their phone is more powerful than their laptop or desktop i know mine is. This turns a cell phone into every electronic you need. camera, computer, phone, and more. I cant see apple developing this though
ItsLucasYap (2 months ago)
I like the whole concept, Razer's approach is much more nicer but Samsung's approach seems affordable since it is just a small dock. Looking forward to see how both companies tackle their concepts.
Javier Loaiza (2 months ago)
Dude, i was wondering what might happen to the battery of the S9 if you use the DexPad all day (as a computer). Can you comment on that?
Mo AbdulKarim (2 months ago)
Projector-keyboard in the dock would make sense here. Also, all you need is a very solid storage read/write speed in the phone. Screens should have processing powers built in in the future, as well as ram and gpu. Everyone will have their phone containing their desktop and files ready to plug in at Starbucks, schools, work, airports, airplanes...etc. It’s hard to cram up everything in a phone and expect a normal experience, but a fast ssd is not a lot to ask for, for now.
TheAlphajoker1 (2 months ago)
Who else is watching this just because Samsung offers a free dexpad when you buy an s9 plus
Blind7snow (2 months ago)
Yes, I know it failed...but didn't Windows Phone make a similar device?
以蔵岡田 (2 months ago)
Why would I want to use this? I think it's cool but I just can't find a use for it
Hubert Jadczak (2 months ago)
Samsung - innovative company. apple - crap.
Christophe Germe (2 months ago)
I actually prefer the previous Dex dock. Portability is not key especially considering the need for a monitor. I do love the concept.
Alan Hale (2 months ago)
I own the regular DeX Dock and the Note 8. I can tell you that plugged into a 55" 4k Samsung TV, it's a powerful experience. However, I rarely use it; and have never taken it with me on a business trip because of the need to bring a keyboard... I think this new pad idea is cool
Cèsar Sàenz (2 months ago)
totally useless
systim30 (2 months ago)
This is a must have
lucas Quintana Caceres (2 months ago)
This could be great for tablets.
UniversalChat Chat (2 months ago)
Not really unless your gay
vickimon (2 months ago)
I can see this selling for around $20 on ebay in about a year....
Jolugka (2 months ago)
So, what happens to video conference call while on the new Dex pad? Is it still there? The old Dex station set up has the phone's camera pointed at the user, this new Dex pad has the phone's camera pointed at the ceiling.
Sargon (2 months ago)
All these reviews are useless if they don't mention if we can sue cases this time around!
The Placebo Effect (2 months ago)
Are you able to stream shows from the dish app and xfinity app with this?
TheBitFox (2 months ago)
Mirabook should be an official samsung product, since it's the solution for on the go. I hope they won't drop this idea.
Nazraq S (2 months ago)
I like it, and I want one
Chris Park (2 months ago)
is it working on galaxy s8 plus?
Amber Barrett (2 months ago)
Motorola did this 10 years ago and at face value... was a better system.. It was before its time. I love Samsung, I have the Note 8 and S9+. I connect my Note 8 to smart tv using Screeshare... I connect a bluetooth keyboard to my note 8 and in portrait mode...I've got all this without the wires.
Moiz Khan (3 months ago)
As I get older Nd getting in to my 30s, I feel that I don't need a gaming pc and don't need a hefty stereo system plugged in. This lefs me pass wifh just a monitor, and wireless keyboard mouse. Even if I want to game I got a ps4 and game on cell phone mostly. I also belive they can add more components in to the dock. As in dock having extra ram and better video card for better video and gaming experience when plugged in to docking station. Will also help with enterprise as I'm in I.T. Will definitely look in to this.
MobileDecay (3 months ago)
So the only difference is that the phone lays flat. I can't imagine using the screen for a mouse and keyboard Why not include a small mouse and keyboard!!! I thought they said this thing was gonna be wireless btw? =\
CaptainAshra (3 months ago)
just got the Oreo update for my S8+ which I've been using as my main computer for the better part of a year thanks to the dex station, but for someone like me who already has the full setup, there's not too much of a reason to buy this version over what already works. If I wanted to use the thing in multiple rooms for whatever reason, this would definitely be more convenient, but for now, just not worth the upgrade. Plus old dex has the 2K output option now on the S8 and old dock so that main selling point is already here for me.
Chloe Mcholoe (3 months ago)
Maybe for work or at your office you can use it and just take your phone home? Thought I'm not interested at all in this idea anyways
Eric Ling (3 months ago)
Still seems like at a certain point it makes more sense to just get some cheap laptop or something. The only thing these kinds of hubs provide is you don't have to sync data I guess, which sounds more like a software solution than hardware.
Marcus Jones (3 months ago)
Depending on the price, this could very easily make the roku and fire stick useless
CASTLE VISION ENT (3 months ago)
Can you use an s8/+ on this?
Angultra (3 months ago)
Seems a bit gimmicky, if you have a monitor and keyboard chances are you have a laptop or desktop nearby. Plus the way he reseats the phone suggests it's not stable enough to even be a good touchpad.
TeamRabbit Alec (3 months ago)
If Samsung makes the Dexpad work with any computer, I think Samsung will make this product more valuable and more profitable. Samsung would make money from the pad itself, a small charge for a dev kit, and maybe even if they play their cards right, their phones.
JoyCon Nation (3 months ago)
I'd use it
J&B S (3 months ago)
This is the future...
the unforgiven (3 months ago)
This is great I like it sometimes you just need a simple set up. I would use this maybe not on the daily but sure thing if I need to some sort of presentation this will come in handy
Gary Whitney (3 months ago)
The problem is you would replace your phone then need a new docking station
Baby Coup (3 months ago)
But this time it looks uglier
Vinnie Sifter (3 months ago)
Now people can have 2 types of Dexs
Gabriel Manasseh (3 months ago)
No one says "all things Android" quite like Vergara
Ali Yalcin (3 months ago)
Biggest Problem: It will shorten the (already short) life of the battery. So if you use your Phone continuosly AND the dex pad, i say in a year the battery capacity will decrease dramatically. For this scenario a phone with a swappable battery would be perfect . Good old times...
CHRIS DICK (1 month ago)
Dexpad has charging port to keep your phone charged
Jonathan Domenech (3 months ago)
I wonder if the S9 series of phones will work with the original DeX. I of course can't speak for everyone, but I like the original more.
Bharat Raj (3 months ago)
If this thing had a foldable keyboard and a projector built in, then its a thing I would want for daily use..
MrElectrifyer (2 months ago)
There's the Mirabook that''s literally a DeX Dock + Backlit Keyboard + Display + Trackpad, all in 1 mobile package: https://miraxess.com/samsung-s8-laptop-dex-phone/
Wojciech Pitra-Ptaszek (3 months ago)
If this device would have lots of programs that i need at work, not only chrome but also remote desktop connections and others, i don`t see any difficulty to use my private phone at work.
MisureJon (3 months ago)
Linux on Galaxy lol. I need this
mikldude (3 months ago)
The old one was still pretty versatile , it folds flat ish and could fit into a decent sized pocket , the old one also has the option of an on screen keyboard( no doubt the newey would too) , so really all you need is dex station , cable , and bt mouse , you could always get one of those rubber fold up keyboards to throw in your back pack for a better experience . I like the look of the new one just for the fact you can use the headphone jack , This is a win .
Jeremiah M (3 months ago)
I WILL USE ON THE DAILY!
Abdul Qadeer (3 months ago)
It makes me uncomfortable that there is no support on other side of phone for proper support.
Deusdark (2 months ago)
the charging end, or the top end of the phone?
lynn lascaro (3 months ago)
i use the old dex everyday in my art business ... l want the new one asap
Aleksandar Marušić (3 months ago)
I believe this is a NEW AGE of desktop experience, I will try it. I'll try to use it in office environment also.
Chris Lee (3 months ago)
I have the original Dex dock and the main thing I love about it is the ability to use a "real" mouse. I don't really like to use touch pads, and use them only when I have to (like for a laptop or phone), and having the ability to use screen on the phone as touchpad isn't a compelling enough reason to forgo the ethernet jack the original Dex dock has. I'd much rather they release the "Linux on Galaxy" app they've been showing off to people.
Ntuthuko Dube (3 months ago)
That is the number 1 reason I would buy this phone
J Ken (3 months ago)
Behold, Iphone will soon copy this Dex feature and possibly vr and they'll make it sound like they're the first one to do it just like how they did with: -Dual lens cam -no headphn jack -All screen -Wireless charging -Dust/water resistant etc...
Shippo Hsu (3 months ago)
How would this compare to Razer’s Project Linda?
Andrew (3 months ago)
Doesn't look too comfortable or good for your wrist long term
Dawid5796 (3 months ago)
something that apple doesn't do, is there anything else i have to say?
TheCrack (3 months ago)
Dawid5796 They'll probably do the exact same thing as what Samsung did later, then get all the credit and Samsung will be like 😑
jaime munoz (3 months ago)
Legitimately would use this if I could afford a flagship Samsung phone. That is the main downside to these devices. I wish they would make them compatible with other phones as long as you have the right specs like 2 gigs of ram and 16 gigs of storage or such. Also I use speech to text for everything. Even writing this. So I would ether use the phone as a trackpad or just use a wireless mouse if I was watching Netflix on a tv or such.
ahm5004f (3 months ago)
Would be nicer if there was an airplay-esque dex hdmi module, so the s9 goes into dex mode, does all the processing and just mirrors the dex display to the tv/monitor
ccjh0806 (3 months ago)
FIrst look? Could you at least talk us through the hardware? Ports etc... Rather than giving us your thoughts on the product.
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John Stack (3 months ago)
I think I will use this after a few more iterations.
pratham mittal (3 months ago)
can it game
Khalid Abu Shawarib (3 months ago)
Does it run Linux distros yet?
Yash Teckchandani (3 months ago)
He was so careful while connecting the phone to the dock. Because of that unaesthetic protrusion, the USB male connector on the dock is bound to get damaged with regular usage.
Shapthibatcho Batcho (3 months ago)
The Huawei does this better because you don't need a station to turn it to desktop mode, just a hdmi cable
Rolf Berge (19 days ago)
Huawei...LOL.
blazin' awesome (2 months ago)
It doesn't
Artur Sukhenko (3 months ago)
Shapthibatcho Batcho what about charging, extra USB for mouse or keyboard?
Theo Nik (3 months ago)
"Still things need to be addressed... you still need a monitor" Really now? Why shouldn't you need a monitor? Perhaps you expect the phone to expand into one? This is revolutionary and groundbreaking but still everyone refuses to see it as such.
GyariSan1 (3 months ago)
Does this support external hd?
Rodrigo Guimaraes (3 months ago)
Quem usa o monitor de lado em relação ao teclado? design errado. o celular deveria ficar deitado em relação ao teclado. e não em pé. Não gostei. os conectores deveriam ficar na parte mais larga do dispositivo.
Kim Bridge (3 months ago)
What a fantastic piece of equipment. Loving the new dex pad
Azhar zul (3 months ago)
just make laptop housing like razer prototype.
bien venice (3 months ago)
its no use. people woudnt use that. You dont need to use hardware in order to sync your phone on a pc.
MisterKraky (3 months ago)
I would definitely use it.
James Rosado (3 months ago)
I would love to use it on the dayly
Jesse Rinaldi (3 months ago)
Will this work with my S8 plus?
Juan G. Sanchez (3 months ago)
I will used daily. If they allow me to use other phone that is not Samsung. The conept looks usefull to be use as chromeboock at whome. Specially on a TV that has 55". also for playing on the Android. since the Nvidia shield box is good for streaming but not for gamming
Juan G. Sanchez (2 months ago)
Deusdark I already use sentio. The deck will be cool if other works with it
Deusdark (2 months ago)
look into Sentio i think, if you're not using Samsung
Vishnu P Thampy (3 months ago)
Sure apple will invent this in another decade 😂😂😂
Kowshik Noor (2 months ago)
Apple is still selling the iPhone SE and the iPhone 6S if you want something cheap and with a headphone jack.
《 Angus 》 (2 months ago)
No
JagerMainsAreNotScum (3 months ago)
Alex Saw i agreed with you that having a device with no jack and make me listen to wireless headphone that cost way more money and doesnt sound half as good and can be easily lost if it is a earbud and having a powerful chips that you will not use it to its full potential and screen with inferior quality with a barely customizable os that will slow your phone down every year all for the low low cost beginning at just around $600 is a great deal.
MobileDecay (3 months ago)
I don't care much for Apple but I bet you think Samsung was the first to do this. Lol.
Cottage Gym (3 months ago)
I agree with the joke, I get it. As a product line though, I doubt it.  The reason IMO is that Apple will weigh this capability as something that could potentially take-away or steal sales numbers from other Apple products, such as Macbooks or iPads.  And we know Apple works at keeping iOS and Mac OS as complementary products to each other but never replicating as possible.
lazer tag (3 months ago)
when phones are super powerful this is definitely the future
Jayco Tahura (3 months ago)
hi can i use my s8+ for the new dexpad ??? just wana ask tnx
irfani affan (3 months ago)
The most expensive touchpad I've ever seen
donavan arulthas (3 months ago)
Imagine you picked it up thinking it was undocked Rip usb
Lancer Shade (3 months ago)
Anyone can help me? Can we connect S9 to tv via hdmi?
Jon Freeman (3 months ago)
I have a Dex that I use with my Note8 and I really do like it but dont use it all that much. I would much rather see the Dex or a version of it that plugs into your PC and opens a VM instead of haveing a deadicated monitor. I know that this is not the intent of the device but I would use my Dex every day if that was the case. Having multiple montiors on my PC this feature would be perfect.
Primal Convoy (3 months ago)
Not interested in this. I had a great Note 2, connected to a monitor, exHD, mouse and keyboard (at both work and at home), via the "Smart Media Dock", which all worked fine. Then i, ahem, upgraded" to the Note 8 and Dex dock and it was WORSE than the Note 2. The dock is enclosed, so you can't have a case with a folding cover. The dock has no audio jack, so you can't use it to charge with and just connect to external speakers WITHOUT a monitor. The DEX software is broken, as you cannot click on any of the "x" icons to minimise ANY windows. In mirror mode, the screen will NOT display in full screen on any monitor, meaning there will always be either a black frame around videos, or you will have ugly black bars at the top or bottom of the screen (which is mad as this doesn't happen if you miracast the screen via bluetooth to a monitor). Some "optimised" full screen apps, like "Aquamail" also stretch past the horizontal limits of the screen, meaning that you can't access some options on the far left of the screen as they are cut off. Finally, on most browsers, email apps and parts of Google Play, you can no longer scroll verically up/down the screen via holding the left mouse button and moving the pointer up or down. You HAVE to use two fingers on a touch pad or a mouse crolling wheel. this also means you can no longer hold down the left mouse button with the pointer over hyperlinks/etc to bring up "save link", "open in new window", etc. It also makes copying and pasting almost impossible too. All in all, the DEX dock and Galaxy Note * are actually WORSE than the Note 2 and Smart Media Dock when it comes to media playback and productivity. Do NOT get them OR this new version, especially as there are cheaper Chinese phones that allow the phone to be used as a mousepad (when connected to an external monitor) WITHOUT any extra, pricey peripherals.
Aziz Hakim Zain (3 months ago)
Why they just don't make the desk like a mouse. It has an optical sensor. And it even esier.
Boston Tillery (3 months ago)
hope its not like dexcool

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