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Do you use Samsung DeX on your Galaxy device?

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 (Image credit: Joe Maring / Android Central)

Out of all the software features Samsung has debuted over the years, one of the more interesting ones is Samsung DeX. DeX is the desktop interface Samsung's created for its Galaxy devices — allowing you to run it on a monitor that's connected to your phone or directly on a larger device like a tablet.

DeX isn't perfect and still has some quirks that need ironing out, but it's a really unique way of repurposing Android for different types of workflows.

A few of our AC forum members recently shared their experience with DeX, saying:

Him i have used office with Dex and it works well. I personally prefer a portable wired monitor for dex on my S10+ when using office apps as wireless Dex on my huge TV has text too small for my eyes. But yes, Dex works well. It is pretty smooth and you can multitasking with it and you can still get texts and notifications on it. I use a wireless keyboard and mouse with mine. Hope this...

Kizzy Catwoman

I can also say that DeX works really well with MS Office as well as Windows 10. I can work 100% remotely with using just a Samsung device. With my work we also use Citrix which also works well with launching a Virtual Windows machine if I need to use work specific apps that only run on a computer.

strikeIII

Dex is great. I use it a lot with my Tab S4. Only limitation working with office is that you can only open one document/ excel/ppt at a time. You can't open two and work with them.

srgonu

If you have an Office 365 subscription ($6.99/mo personal or $9.99/mo Family), then it's awesome as it unlocks all the features and not just read-only. If you are a super power user that uses Macro's and tons of scripts/automation, you'll be disappointed. However, for just doing some edits, making a few quick docs or "normal" usage, you'll love it. It'll feel closer to the full office suite...

Talderon

Now, we want to hear from you — Do you use Samsung DeX on your Galaxy device?

Join the conversation in the forums!

Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.

5 Comments
  • I really like it. There are a few quirks and bugs, but overall, it's a pretty cool experience.
  • I've used it a couple of times just to see if it would really with with my Samsung TV...and it does! When traveling becomes a thing again, I hope to meeting just my phone and and my little portable keyboard along. I more often use "Your Phone" with my laptop, though.
  • To save money on my mobile plan, we selected a family plan that didn't include mobile hotspot. The downside to that was that my non-mobile enabled laptop could now no longer connect to the Internet when I was remote. In raced DEX to the rescue! By using the Dex application on my laptop and displaying my phone's screen there, I was able to use all the creature comforts of a laptop (real keyboard, beautiful big screen) and still be connected to the Internet without the need for mobile hotspot.
  • I've used it sparingly on my Tab S4. It's not something I really need, but I can see it being useful for a lot of people. Especially if you have just one device to work with. I'm somewhat spoiled, and use different devices for different purposes. Tab S4 w/ S Pen, W10 Convertible Laptop w/ Stylus, and now a Note 20 Ultra. So for me, unless I don't have something on me, just makes sense to switch it up.
  • Yes all the time. Dex for Mac is so useful to have all the personal stuff while working on company's device.