What is the unique difference between Samsung DeX feature with Mirroring and Side Sync?

Last Update Date : Mar 29. 2018

Samsung DeX supports the function to handle smartphones on a larger screen by connecting the smartphones to an external display and a keyboard /a mouse. The concept is to deliver a "PC-like Experience" that feels like using a PC, even if users are using smartphones.




Difference from Mirroring:



Feature name  



 Showing the screen of smartphone as it is on the external monitor 
 (It displays the Smartphone UI on the large screen as it is)

Samsung DeX  

 Showing Desktop-like UI
 (Android UI -> Desktop-like UI)


NOTE: Notification appears when Galaxy S8/S8+ is connected to HDMI cable, and user can choose between mirroring or DeX.


Difference from Side Sync:  



 Feature name


 Side Sync

 Showing the screen of a smartphone on a Windows PC.
 The purpose is to operate the smartphone on the PC or to transfer

 the file easily.

 Samsung DeX

 Providing a “PC-like” experience even without a PC, by connecting

 a smartphone to an external monitor and a mouse/ a keyboard.





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