Janam XM5 Android Barcode Scanner

Device Review

With support for Android OS, the Janam XM5 Android Barcode Scanner delivers all the key features required by enterprises, inside and outside the four walls.

Model Tested: XM5-1QHARDGV00

Pros:

  • Excellent scanning performance with its 2D Imager scanner.
  • Lots of features (Scanner, Camera, Wi-Fi, WWAN, GPS, HF RFID).
  • Small, lightweight and rugged form factor.
  • Good display and is readable in direct sunlight.

Cons:

  • The Period (.) key is a shifted key when using numbers. This makes it difficult to enter a decimal point when the number mode is on. This key should be have a shifted option.
  • Stylus location on left side makes it difficult for right handed users. Cord is not long enough to feel comfortable using it.
  • Android back, home and menu buttons located on screen instead of physical keyboard buttons for them. You are able to hide these and assign existing keys to these functions but would like to see dedicated keys.
  • Higher price than we would expect compared to other manufacturers.

Summary:

The Janam XM5 is a rugged handheld with a lot of features. We like the light and rugged form factor and the scanner performed well. When using with TracerPlus we found that all features worked as intended and deploying projects via MTP worked without issue. We would like to have seen physical keys for the Android back, home and menu buttons and also felt the device is priced a little too high compared to some other devices that outperform it. There are some display related issues in our application as well however that is mostly on us to address for smaller screen resolutions.

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Details
Model
XM5
Manufacturer
Janam
Operating System
Android 4.2.2
TracerPlus Form Size
P: 480 x 470 / L: 575 x 375
Janam XM5 Compatible with TracerPlus Mobile Software