Is it possible to connect a Android phone display to a TV or PC Monitor?
Is it possible to make the display on a Android phone to a TV or a PC Monitor?
What are the methods that I can connect the Android phone to a TV (e.g. plasma TV) or a PC Monitor and then modify some configuration in the phone so that the display will be shown in the TV or the PC Monitor screen?
Yes, you can connect an android phone to a TV or a computer monitor. At least if you have a new enough TV or monitor, and not a ten year old TV like I do. :-) My android phone came with a HDMI cable to use when connecting phone to TV. I have connected it many times to my computer however, using a mini USB cable. But I would be able to use the HDMI as well, depending on what I want to do.
I am for sure no expert, but I have a Sony Ericsson experia arc S and I have used it for over a year. I hope that this answer is good enough to offer some help.
For newer phone, you may wish to use the following:
Micro USB to HDMI® MHL Adapter
In the reference link, it include information such as Compatible Mobile Devices (which you can retrieve from this link - http://www.mhlconsortium.org/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=5055)
May I have a illustration of the mini USB cable that you are referring to? Also, I notice that most Computer Monitor have a VGA port, a HDMI port and a DVI port. So, I am a bit puzzle how you can use a mini USB cable to connect to a computer monitor. And also, does the user do not need to modify any settings on the phone and the display on the phone will be projected / shown on the TV or a computer monitor with just a simple step by connecting the cable itself? (I am just surprise that the answer is so simple. Too shock to be true.)
@Compro01 That a good link. I updated the answer to include that useful information.
@Compro01 By the way, I notice that the adapter that you refer does not cover all the recent phones (e.g. Samsung Galaxy S III Mini), so are there other ways for such phones that is not compatible?
It is worth noting that not all devices support MHL. I remember that Samsung Galaxy Nexus supports, but the Nexus 7 tablet doesn't.
@jack - For unknown reasons, Samsung opted not to include MHL support in the GS3 mini. About the only way I can think of to move video to screen on non-MHL devices would be DLNA (which would require appropriate hardware on the TV side) or similar.