CipherLab 9700 Android Mobile Barcode Scanner

Device Review

The CipherLab 9700 Series Mobile Barcode Computers were created for the challenging requirements of warehousing, distribution centers and manufacturing industries, featuring excellent functionality and ruggedness for mobile applications within four-wall environments.

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Device Reviewed: A97AA5V2N31UP (3.5" VGA, Android 6.0, Octa Core CPU, 2GB/16GB, 802.11b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 2D Barcode Scanner) - View Full Specs

What we like about it:

  • Excellent scanning performance with its 2D Barcode Imager and should handle high volume scanning with ease using the included Pistol grip.
  • Runs our TracerPlus software without issue and no problems deploying projects via MTP.
  • Rugged design with its 6ft drop to concrete spec.
  • Lots of features including 802.11ac, 2D Scanner, Bluetooth, Android 6.0, Octa Core processor, 2GB Ram /16GB Flash and 53 key keypad at a good price point compared to other manufacturer’s offerings of the same caliber.
  • Excellent and snappy device speed throughout the Android OS and our TracerPlus software.

What we didn't like about it:

  • Display can sometimes look a little blurry at times. This could be due to coating used to make it more visible in direct sunlight but can be distracting. Almost like tiny speckles can be seen.


The CipherLab 9700 Rugged Android barcode terminal gives users a lot features at a very good price point. Based off of the successful 9700 series running Windows, the Android version seems better in most regards and we are happy to see CipherLab now offer this device in Android 6.0. The device we tested featured a pistol grip and coupled with the 2D scanner, this device will handle high volume scanning with no issues. When using with TracerPlus we found that all features worked as intended and deploying projects via MTP worked without issue. Device performance was excellent with its Octa core processor and 2GB of ram and should handle any application with ease.

The screen looked speckled based on angle of viewing making it tough to make out small text. We are thinking this is related to the material or coating used to accommodate use in direct sunlight.

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Operating System
Android 6.0
TracerPlus Form Size
CipherLab 9700 Android Mobile Barcode Scanner