Mobile workers increasingly rely on their smartphones for productivity on the go — accessing everything from email, calendars and presentations to custom-built enterprise apps. But when business professionals need to really get down to some heavy productivity, the trusty combination of a keyboard, mouse and monitor still can’t be beat.
This was the inspiration behind Samsung DeX, a platform that allows you to get more done with your mobile phone, without the need to carry a laptop. DeX enables users to dock their smartphone into a sleek accessory and enjoy a full desktop experience with their keyboard, mouse and monitor.
The DeX Station was first announced in 2017 along with Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones. At the recent unpacked event for the Galaxy S9 and S9+, Samsung unveiled a new form-factor, the DeX Pad, which will allow you to use your phone as a touchpad too.
If you haven’t gotten yourself a DeX yet, here are four reasons to give it a try:
- Be Productive: Creating documents, spreadsheets or slides on your smartphone can be frustrating. Docking in so you can knock out those tasks on a full-size monitor with a keyboard and mouse can save a lot of time.
- Stay Connected: Another big benefit is that you won’t miss messages and calls while you’re working, because the whole experience is powered by your phone. In fact, you can answer calls and messages right from the Galaxy-powered desktop.
- Manage Your Files: As smartphones have evolved into our primary computing devices for both work and personal use, the number of files and volume of data we store on them has increased too. Reorganizing files across multiple folders can be cumbersome on your phone, but in DeX it’s as simple as a drag-and-drop between two windows.
- Work Anywhere: DeX is a great alternative for anyone who wants to free themselves from their laptop. If you split your time between multiple locations and have access to a monitor in each, it’s an ideal solution. Likewise, for businesses that are adopting a hotdesking approach to save office space, the smartphone-powered desktop will have significant appeal.
Check out the infographic above to learn more about how Samsung DeX can extend your mobile productivity.