Connecting an Android Phone to a VGA Projector

By Shawn Farner

Some Android smartphones include mini HDMI-out ports, which enable you to mirror the image on your smartphone's screen to an HDTV, computer monitor or projector. This is a great feature for people in business who want to give a presentation from their smartphones, or who want to show off a new app. If you wish to mirror your smartphone's display with a VGA projector, however, you'll need to use a mini HDMI-to-VGA adapter to make your Android smartphone's video output compatible.

Purchase a mini HDMI-to-VGA adapter. This adapter converts an HDMI signal into one that is compatible with displays and projectors that use a VGA input. You can purchase such an adapter at, or other electronics stores (see Resources).

Connect the mini HDMI end of the adapter to your Android smartphone.

Connect one end of a VGA cable to the VGA-out port on the adapter, and connect the other end of the cable to the VGA-in port on your projector.

Power on your projector. After you wake your Android smartphone from sleep, you should be able to see a mirrored image of the phone's display on your projection screen.

Items you will need

  • Mini HDMI-to-VGA adapter

  • VGA cable