I'm an Android novice. I want to determine if my Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2017) supports MHL. Two obvious ways of doing this are:

  1. Consult the manual.
  2. Connect the tablet to an HDMI display using an MHL adapter, and try it!

But, I don't see any mention of MHL in the manual, and I don't have an MHL adapter. Is there any way I can tell from within the Android OS if my device supports MHL?

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    If it is not mentioned in manual, it won't. Won't they like to publish all features ?
    – beeshyams
    Jan 9, 2018 at 17:31
  • answer is no, after checking i can inform you that galaxy tab 8.0 2017 do not support MHL connection
    – user19089
    Jan 9, 2018 at 21:57
  • A little Google search brought up the device specs which explicitly state: No MHL for this device.
    – Izzy
    Jan 10, 2018 at 7:59

2 Answers 2


Perhaps you should try checking here first: MHL Devices

Another way is using a third party tool: Checker for MHL (HDMI)


your device do NOT support mhl. for almost a decade every time when i need any "obcure" info about any mobile device i just go to gsmarena web page, very dependable source of information.

  • While this link may answer the question, it is better to include the essential parts of the answer here and provide the link for reference. Link-only answers can become invalid if the linked page changes. - From Review
    – wbogacz
    Jan 10, 2018 at 21:38
  • @wbogacz It was me who provided the link. And the details are "no support for MHL". In case you don't know the site: GSMArena lists the device specs for many devices. Makes no sense to include them all with the answer – and the essential part (no MHL support) was included already ;)
    – Izzy
    Jan 11, 2018 at 12:51

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