Android phones no longer supporting MHL/HDMI

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by vikingjunior, Jan 26, 2017.

  1. vikingjunior macrumors 65816

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    I see a trend happening with Android phones no longer supporting hard wired to TV. I understand Chromecast is the preferred method but for those without WiFi it's slim pickings. The Pixel, Moto G and Z series, 3T, LG 20 and many others all don't have support. $649 and up phones and no hard wired support for TV, they must be kidding. As much as I dislike Apple at least they still have HDMI support.
     
  2. mi7chy macrumors 68040

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    Who needs wired when upcoming SoCs have 802.11ad WiGig?
     
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    Samsung still does and in fact, the S8 will support a Microsoft-esque Continuum mode with your PC via HDMI connection to your monitor.

    But for connection to TV, the hardwire days are over. As mentioned above with 802.11ad and BT 5.0, high latency wireless is no longer an issue.
     
  4. Tsepz macrumors 68000

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    Thing is mate, not all of us live in 1st World countries or have clients/friends/family who have the lastest tech all the time.

    This is what I like about Samsung. They don't just think about people living in the Western countries.
     
  5. mi7chy macrumors 68040

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    For those preferring wired output to external display the upcoming Snapdragon 835 will have built-in DisplayPort output without requiring a bulky expensive active adapter.

     
  6. grkm3 macrumors 6502a

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    that does nothing for the op.if he don't have wifi chances are his TV doesn't have display port
     
  7. mi7chy macrumors 68040

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    He can get an active DisplayPort to HDMI or VGA adapter then.
     
  8. vikingjunior, Mar 5, 2017
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    Nice but where a long way from a Snapdragon 835 device heck the LG G6 only has the 821.
     
  9. Tarzanman macrumors 65816

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    it probably has more to do with royalties and manufacturing costs than anything else.
     
  10. Tsepz macrumors 68000

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    Galaxy S8, S8+ and Xperia XZ Premium have this, and I'm sure the Note 8, and the next OnePlus and Google Pixel will probably also have it.
     

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