Zebra TC57

Device Review

Model Tested: TC57HO-1PEZU4P-NA TC57 Barcode Scanner


  • Good scanning range with its SE4710 1D/2D Imager Scan Engine
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac WiFi, 2x2 MU-MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, BLE Connectivity options
  • Backwards compatible with all TC51/56 accessories
  • Android 8.1 Oreo GMS OS
  • 13 MP rear camera and 5mp front camera
  • Multiple 4 ft. /1.2 m drop to tile over concrete per MILSTD at room temperature, and 6ft drops to concrete with rugged boot accessory
  • Scan button located on both sides of the scanner makes it accessible with the index finger and the thumb at a comfortable angle.
  • Large and vibrant 5.0 inch display, great for outdoor use


  • If you didn’t like the TC51/56 you may not like this. Not much has been innovated.
  • Cradle requires power in order to connect to PC via USB MTP


The Zebra TC52/57 is the direct successor to the popular TC51/56 model Android device from Zebra Technologies. Any user that was a fan of the old TC51/56 will immediately see the similarities in design and form factor, and improvements have been made both ram & flash memory with both doubled from 2GB to 4GB, and 16GB to 32GB respectively. With these upgrades the TC52/57 easily handled all facets of TracerPlus quickly and effectively. A main advantage of the device having the same form factor is that all of the accessories for the TC51/56 are backwards compatible for the TC52/57, so there is no need to buy new accessories. So if you liked the TC51/56, the TC52/57 is a great choice for a more modern version of a classic device.

Operating System
Android 8.1
TracerPlus Form Size
480 x 700