5 Best HDMI Adapter For Android Phone

Back when Android was first starting out, many phones had what was called a mini-HDMI port, which allowed users to easily display their phone’s screen to an external monitor, and even a TV screen. It was a seamless technology, though it didn’t last long as manufacturers started getting rid of hardware functions in favor of better processing power and battery life.

ProductBrandNamePrice
ZIKOHDMI Adapter for iPhone/AndroidCheck Price on Amazon
Micro USB to HDMI AdapterCheck Price on Amazon
Cable MattersCable Matters Micro USB SlimPort (MyDP) to HDMIBuy on Amazon|$49.99(Price as of 10/23/2019 19:32 ET)
AmazonBasicsAmazonBasics High-Speed Micro HDMI Cable with RedMere - 10 FeetBuy on Amazon|$7.99(Price as of 10/23/2019 19:32 ET)
AmazonBasicsAmazonBasics HL-007343 High-Speed Mini-HDMI to HDMI Cable - 10 FeetBuy on Amazon|$7.99(Price as of 10/23/2019 19:32 ET)
BENFEIUSB C to HDMI Cable 6 Feet, Benfei Thunderbolt 3 to HDMI Adapter Male to Male Gold-Plated Cord for MacBook Pro 2017 2016, iMac 2017, Samsung S8, LG G5Buy on Amazon|$11.95(Price as of 10/23/2019 19:32 ET)

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However, that doesn’t mean that you’re out of luck for getting your phone’s display on an external screen — there are plenty of HDMI adapters out there for Android phones that bring you that same functionality, except through the phone’s USB-C or micro-USB port.

Now, you do have to be careful what you pick up, as some accessories aren’t built with the necessary quality. That said, we don’t the research for you — follow along below, and we’ll show you our top five picks for HDMI adapters. Let’s dive right in.

ZIKO Adapter For Android

In first place on our countdown, we’re looking at the ZIKO Adapter for Android. The nice thing about this particularly brand is that the ZIKO Adapter works without any extra software — it’s a simple plug and play solution. Simply plug the adapter into your Android device, and then plug it into a supported monitor or TV. Content is instantly displayed on the external screen.

ZIKO says that this one can only support certain applications, as some of this is developer-dependent. ZIKO says you’ll have no issue with using apps like Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, and Google Play Movies, though it may not work with some no-name application with little recognition. In addition, you’ll need to make sure you’re using a supported TV. As an added bonus, it comes with a Lightning adapter in the event that you want to use it with an iPhone or iPad, too.

Buy it now: Amazon

RayCue HDMI Plug and Play Adapter

In second position on our list, we have RayCue’s very own Micro USB to HDMI Plug and Play Adapter. Another excellent one that you can buy, this is a plug and play solution, with no drivers or special software needed. It works just like you would expect it to — plug the micro USB end into your smartphone or tablet, and then take an HDMI cable, plug it into the converter box and then the monitor or TV of your choosing.

There’s little extras that’s required with the RayCue. You’ll just need to make sure that your smartphone has MHL technology built-in. Most smartphones do, but it’s worth checking to prevent the hassle of having to return this in the event that your smartphone doesn’t support MHL.

Buy it now: Amazon

Cable Matter Micro USB to HDMI Adapter

Next up, we have the Micro USB to HDMI Adapter by Cable Matter. The nice thing about this plug is that there’s no conversion box needed — simply plug the micro-USB end into your phone, and then the HDMI end into an external monitor or TV. Since this isn’t a conversion box model, the HDMI plug is already included, not requiring you to buy your own. Keep in mind that this option from Cable Matter works with micro-USB phones and SlimPort phones.

Buy it now: Amazon

Micro HDMI to HDMI Cable

There are some lesser known brands that still include micro-HDMI on phones. If you have one of those, or you’re still running an old phone with a micro-HDMI port, you’ll need a micro-HDMI to HDMI cable, and this one from AmazonBasics does excellent. This one is a 10-foot cable, so you should be able to reach it almost anywhere. It’s a high-speed cable as well, so you should see excellent frames-per-second, and you should have literal interruption during media streaming.

Buy it now: Amazon

BENFEI USB C to HDMI

And finally, coming in at fifth place for our readers who own a USB-C based phone, we have the USB-C to HDMI cable by BENFEI. Another simple plug and play solution, just plug the USB-C end into your phone, and then the HDMI end into your external monitor or TV. For USB-C, this is one of the best you can get on the market. It has video resolution support up to 4K at 30Hz and 1080p at 60Hz, giving you versatile compatibility with most displays, monitors and projectors that have HDMI support.

Buy it now: Amazon

Verdict

Here we’ve shown you five of the best HDMI adapters for an Android phone. Whether you have micro-HDMI, micro-USB, or USB-C, there’s something reliable for you here on this list. What you get all depends on the type of ports you have available; however, all of these offer high-speed video, so you should be able to watch movies and TV shows with clarity.

Do you have a favorite HDMI adapter? Sound off in the comments!

ProductBrandNamePrice
ZIKOHDMI Adapter for iPhone/AndroidCheck Price on Amazon
Micro USB to HDMI AdapterCheck Price on Amazon
Cable MattersCable Matters Micro USB SlimPort (MyDP) to HDMIBuy on Amazon|$49.99(Price as of 10/23/2019 19:32 ET)
AmazonBasicsAmazonBasics High-Speed Micro HDMI Cable with RedMere - 10 FeetBuy on Amazon|$7.99(Price as of 10/23/2019 19:32 ET)
AmazonBasicsAmazonBasics HL-007343 High-Speed Mini-HDMI to HDMI Cable - 10 FeetBuy on Amazon|$7.99(Price as of 10/23/2019 19:32 ET)
BENFEIUSB C to HDMI Cable 6 Feet, Benfei Thunderbolt 3 to HDMI Adapter Male to Male Gold-Plated Cord for MacBook Pro 2017 2016, iMac 2017, Samsung S8, LG G5Buy on Amazon|$11.95(Price as of 10/23/2019 19:32 ET)

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