Setup with a Mobile Phone
The espresso Display works well with selected mobile phones, but it is important to know the limitations:
- Power: Mobile phones have not been designed to power a 13 or 15" Display. Whilst some phones can power the Display directly, additional power supply is recommended
- Ports: Not all USB-C is the same, where some mobile phones have a USB-C without video output over DisplayPort Alternate Mode. Apple is different, as the iPhone uses Lightning, which is a port/cable that Apple created themselves.
Setup for Samsung Phones
Samsung Phones are plug-and-play directly with USB-C and can use Touchscreen. Samsung also has a little-known feature called Samsung DeX. This turns your phone into a desktop-like experience.
To connect, simply connect to your Display using the USB-C cable. You may need an external power supply from a power bank or AC adaptor, as the mobile phone's battery wasn't designed to power a secondary monitor. If it doesn't power on or flickers, please try with additional power and reduce the brightness. Compatible with Samsung Galaxy Phones from S9 onwards.