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Beelink Expand X review: Useful gadget for turning your phone into a PC

We are after testing the first Beelink’s gadget called Beelink Expand X. If you want to use your smartphone on a big screen like a computer, be sure to read the Beelink Expand X review. Below you will find our impressions of using the Expand X USB docking station.

Availability and price

Now Beelink Expand X is available at the Beelink store for $49.90. The Expand X USB docking station is available in 4 colors (Argentate, Iron gray, Chinese red, and Navy blue).

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Product Details

Beelink Expand X Specifications:

  • Ports:
    • 2x USB2.0 port
    • 1x Micro USB Port
    • 1x HDMI Port
    • 2x Type-C port (1x charge port, 1x all function port
  • Button – Mode switch button (Computer mode/Extension mode)
  • LED – 2x LED, Green/Blue LED display

The box included everything that you need to get started:

  • Expand X
  • USB-C to USB-C cable (0.2m)
  • Micro USB to USB-A cable (1.5m)
  • HDMI cable (0.8m)
  • User Manual
Beelink Expand X review

The following video from our YouTube channel where you can take a look at more Beelink Expand X details and bundled accessories.

Beelink Expand X Review: First impressions, and overview of features

Beelink Expand X is a first of all, it is a well-made and aesthetically pleasing gadget. The whole thing is made of metal and looks very solid and looks good on a desk. In addition, it can be folded, takes up little space, and is easy to carry. In addition, Expand X could very well work as a corporate gadget (as a gift for your business partner).

The Beelink Expand X basically is a foldable metal I / O docking station, equipped with a smartphone/tablet arm with an adjustable angle of inclination. Foldable stand to use your smartphone into a computer by connecting it to a monitor. Besides, it also allows you to connect other peripherals such as the keyboard, mouse, mobile hard drives, etc. 

Rich number of interfaces Interfaces 

The Expand X docking station has a rich number of interfaces (On the left and right side of the device): HDMI Output (connected display), 2x USB 2.0 (for keyboard and mouse), and MicroUSB (connect PC), USB Type-C Input (connect the smartphone), and USB Type-C (connecting charger). Besides, in the middle, there is a button for switching modes – smartphone/tablet or PC/laptop.

Type-C INPUT supports the input of video and audio signals. It can be connected to mobile phones, tablets, notebooks, Switch, Xbox, PS4, and other devices through dual Type-C cables. The connected device needs to support video output so that the extended functionality can be used. Pictures below.

Beelink Expand X Usage scenarios

Expand X device can be used in several ways in the following sample scenarios.

Use a mobile phone like a normal computer

Connect the mobile phone with the monitor, use the keyboard and mouse to operate the mobile phone, and handle the work as on the host computer. Computer mode supports hammer TNT, Huawei EMUI, Samsung DEX.  Computer mode and mobile phone mode can be switched at will. However, to use computer mode on a smartphone, your phone must be compatible. We used the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to work with Samsung DEX. Below is a list of supported devices. DEX mode via Galaxy Note 8 works without problems.

Watch the video or play games on the large-screen

Use Beelink Expand X docking station In the living room. Watch the video from the mobile phone or other devices through the TV. You can connect a 2.4G remote control or 2.4G keyboard and mouse for operation.

Connect with a mobile phone or game console to play games on the large-screen display. Additionally, you can connect a gamepad and play on the big screen via your smartphone.

Beelink Expand X Review: Conclusions

Beelink Expand X Review

If you want to use your smartphone on a big screen, the Beelink Expand X accessory can provide you with it quickly and easily. If you need to use a smartphone in computer mode, and you need to quickly switch between devices (smartphone / PC), Expand X will also help you.

Besides, If you work a lot with your smartphone, Beelink Expand X is a useful gadget. As we mentioned earlier, it also works well as an inexpensive gift for your loved ones or your business partner.

Beelink Expand X

$49.90
9

USABILITY

9.0/10

FEATURES

9.0/10

DESIGN

9.2/10

VALUE

8.8/10

Pros

  • Well made and easy to carry
  • Useful gadget for many usage scenarios
  • You can easily play and watch on the big screen (without Chromecast / Miracast)

Cons

  • Nothing so far

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