I'm here to find out alternatives to view the android phone's (Galaxy s3, I9300) display to an external display. I have decided not to repair the display and have move on to use an another phone.

I have come across Micro USB to VGA adaptor. Are there any cheaper ways or even a DIY way to view the port the display? The cell is in otherwise good condition.


  • What kind of a DIY do you expect? I really can't think of anything other than building your own cable as a DIY solution in this case.
    – SarpSTA
    Mar 1 '16 at 16:44
  • Probably isn't the correct term.
    – MnZ
    Mar 1 '16 at 16:45
  • Please checkout our broken-screen tag-wiki, which links to several related posts.
    – Izzy
    Mar 1 '16 at 17:37

You're probably looking for an MHL cable.

Here's the cable to connect your Samsung Galaxy S3 to HDMI:


NOTE: 2 Different web sources that I saw right away seem to say it's not a standard MHL cable. Make sure you check to ensure what you buy is compatible (Or us an official source like above):


I had the official cable for my Samsung S3 a few years ago and it worked great.

  • Thanks for your suggestion. It seems to be like Micro USB to VGA.
    – MnZ
    Mar 2 '16 at 8:42

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