Samsung Galaxy S video-out through 3.5mm headphone jack?? Um, yes.

Say what? Most of us didn’t even know it was possible, but it looks like the Samsung Galaxy S has video-out capabilities right from the 3.5 mm headphone jack. Craaazy.

The most common way we’ve seen video-out possible comes from either a USB port, or a built-in HDMI port, but the headphone jack? Wow. The international version of the Samsung Galaxy S seems to have this built into the display, and all you need is a cable with AV ports on one side, and 3.5 mm jack on the other, and Voila!

The video claims that it supports HD video playback, but I seriously question the quality when compared to a HDMI port. It’s not known if any of the U.S. versions of the Galaxy S will support this feature, but with the DLNA support, you should be fine – If you have a TV that supports DLNA, that is. If you have a PS3 or Xbox 360, it may work that way too.

Now, the clincher: It may not be a huge deal to some, but other devices that sport HDMI ports are unable to do this. The Samsung Galaxy S video-out method allows you to see the entire phone’s user interface, instead of just your videos and photo gallery. You can check e-mail, browse the web, hit up the Android Market, and pretty much anything you’d be able to do with the device if it weren’t connected to a TV. The video shows a demo of Asphalt 5 as well, and it looks pretty damn good. I think I’m still in a little awe that this is even possible to do.

So, mega-geeks, what do you think of this? I’m thoroughly impressed, and it adds an appeal to the Samsung Galaxy S other than all it’s already known great features. If you got around $700 dollars lying around and don’t mind being on edge at all times, you may want to go ahead and pick one up from Amazon. Even if the U.S. variants don’t support this, I’d say you’re better off saving up for the Samsung Epic 4G.


  • Ben
  • rodak69

    Have you heard about Nokia N95, N95 8GB, N96, N78, N79, N93, N93i, N82, N97 etc. etc.? Fail. And btw, this can't be HD because of the limitations. Jacks are analogue and they can't output nothing bigger than PAL/NTSC resolutions.

    • blakestimac

      People still care about Nokia? My bad.

      • Junaid

        Nokia Phones like N95, N96 etc have always had the capability to play video or photo slides via the 3.5mm jack and yes Symbian still is the largest smartphone OS may not be as good as iPhone or Android but it is still there and been doing things these OS's in case of iOS are doing now.

    • millenniumccdc

      i think ur right 480p but dependes on the device sending/displaying the image

  • terry medeiros

    Rodak69 you are a complete moron. Analogue can be high definition. Its called component cables. 720p, not digital but HD none the less but that’s the max output of any of the phones on the market right now anyways. Composite is your standard def cables and componet is your HD.

  • pete


    When the Xbox 360 first came out it had component cables that can view 720P HD on HDTV's. Not all analogues are standard definition. Not all digital content are HD.

    You dont seem to know this huge difference. You are fail.

  • Drdro

    That doesn't mean what rodak59 said is invalid. Video out via 3.5mm jack has been around for Nokia phones for years. You can see the entire phone's interface, including web browser, email, etc. I believe some HTC phones have this ability too, but you have to use their proprietary jack for that.

  • Nubbin

    hey would anybody know if the samsung wave also outputs the entire interface down its video out and not just videos and pics?? seems to be the same 3.5mm jack and generic cable… want to buy one in about 6 hours and might have to fork out the extra to get the galaxy instead for this one feature.. bugger hehe.. 2 great phones..

  • nokia had this since N95

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