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Storage [Q] Samsung smart dock on Xperia z1?

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I was looking at the Samsung smart dock :

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And was wondering if it would work on the Xperia z1?

I know that the z1 supports MHL and OTG so I'm guessing it could work..

Also, I realise that the actual phone won't fit onto the dock properly but I really want hdmi out with at least 2 usb inputs, so I'm fine with using a micro usb male to female cable to run from the phone onto the dock.

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It's a hardware issue actually, Samsung uses special usb connectors which can active both mhl and usb at the same time, not sure Sony does too...

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I use something like this and it works fine to have HDMI out, but never tried using the USB in at the same time.


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You can use the usb as storage or only for charging while using hdmi?

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I use something like and it works fine to have HDMI out, but never tried using the USB in at the same time.
I heard that the USB input on that could only be used for power and nothing else.. :/
 
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I think that's correct, as the HDMI output does not work unless there is AC power going to the Micro USB in.


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It's a hardware issue actually, Samsung uses special usb connectors which can active both mhl and usb at the same time, not sure Sony does too...
Theres a cheaper version of the dock on ebay for $11 which has HDMI and USB (both full size) ports. I might buy it and try that one first.
 
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A stupid question, how can I use the MHL cable and charge the Z1 in the same time? It is possible?
 
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you connect the charger into the microusb in mhl adapter /or/ use a magnetic charging cable.
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