We tested Samsung DeX in Windows: PC and mobile, more connected than ever

by Kelvin
We tested Samsung DeX in Windows: PC and mobile, more connected than ever

We are currently testing the new Galaxy Note 10+, the most top Samsung mobile we can find until the arrival of the Galaxy Fold. Despite being a terminal that targets the general public, it is still a team that to some extent is designed for users of a more professional profile.

One of those features "Pro" that came included in this mobile was the DeX mode for PC. What is this novelty about and why is it different from the DeX we knew? We tell you our experience.

  

Samsung DeX on PC: your mobile is now a PC inside a PC

Although Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ do not go on sale until August 23, Samsung has decided publish the Samsung DeX application for computers. This application can be downloaded for Windows and Mac OS, but what does it do and what is it for?

Samsung introduced DeX with the Galaxy S8 The name comes from Desktop Experience, which translated into Spanish becomes "Desktop Experience." This mode allowed us, connecting to a special base, to use our mobile as if it were a computer. The system connected to a screen, keyboard and mouse and what we had was an experience similar to Windows, but with the applications and files of our Android.

Samsung has been improving this mode little by little, removing the need for a specific base in the launch of the Note 9. In this case, they wanted to go one step further with DeX capabilities.

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In this case, it is as simple as installing the application on your computer and connecting the mobile through a USB port. If you have a laptop with USB C input you can use the cable itself Note 10 (the one included is USB C at both ends) but with a USB C and USB A cable that you have at home you can connect it through a USB 3 port without problems.

Samsung DeX for PC It is an exclusive of the new Galaxy Note 10 and 10+. If you end up opting for this mobile, you can try it here.

And how was the experience?

The truth is that when we met this characteristic it is not that it seemed disruptive, but rather a step backwards. Why do I want the Samsung desktop inside a PC if I am already using a PC?

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But by trying it today I have begun to understand that it is not as negative as I thought. Samsung seems to have understood that DeX does not have to be only a substitute for the PC, but it can also become a complement.

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The desktop experience does not become as fluid as the native, by not using the native video output, but enough to answer emails or WhatsApps. I do not finish seeing it advisable to play, and in this case I would recommend using the native cable DeX.

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When we open the DeX screen, The system can be controlled by keyboard and mouse that we were already using in Windows, which makes it a very complete experience, as well as simple.

When choosing the audio source, DeX lets us opt for the system we are using on the PC, or the mobile's own speakers, so in terms of options we are well served.

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Something that I have not finished liking is that I initially hoped to be able to drag files from Windows to DeX and vice versa dragging and dropping. I have tried, and The system seems to make a threat, but it doesn't send anything.

At this time the experience can improve, but at least has managed to convince me that it has potential. If in the future it was possible to share the clipboard natively or use the cameras of the Note 10 as a webcam for the computer would win integers. They are capabilities that today we can achieve with third-party applications, but we would like them to be integrated.

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