Better Brewing 500 Plus Device Compatibility

Most USB-C or Micro-USB (with OTG functionality) devices are compatible with our generation 2 microscopes. However we recommend the use of an officially supported device.

Note that a current version of google play services is required for optimal function for our app. Result retrieval might be slower or require manual sync on devices without play services (such as within China or on Amazon Fire devices)

IMPORTANT NOTE for Android 10:
Due to a bug in Android 10, devices with this version of Android used in conjunction with our external camera for the Microscope Digitalization, might not detect the camera properly.
If you are affected by this please try a manual install of this App with an included workaround until google fixes this Issue with a future Android update.
BB2 & FW mobile microscopes are not affected by this Android bug



These devices are continuously tested across each release of our App and Android carrier updates. This list will continue to grow based upon customer demand and on overall android device popularity.

USB-C tablets

  • Galaxy Tab A7 (SM-T500)
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 LTE (2019)
  • Asus ZenPad 3S 10

USB-C phones

  • Samsung Galaxy S9
  • Samsung Galaxy S9 Duos
  • Samsung Galaxy A8 350
  • Samsung Galaxy S8
  • Xiaomi Mi A2
  • HTC10

Micro-USB phones

  • Lenovo Vibe k5
  • Samsung Galaxy S7
  • LG G4


We have reports of these devices working without issues with our microscopes. If you would like to confirm, expand or correct an entry in this list please email us at


USB-C tablets

  • Amazon Fire HD 8 2020 (KFONWI)
  • Galaxy Tab A7 (2020; SM-T505)
  • Google Nexus 9
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab A (SM-T510)
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 (SM-T590)
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 (SM-T395)
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 (SM-T870)

USB-C phones

  • Amazon Fire 8 (KFONWI9)
  • Fairphone FP3
  • Galaxy S20
  • Google Pixel
  • Huawei Nexus 6P
  • LG G5
  • LG G6
  • LG Nexus 5X
  • Motorola Moto G6
  • Motorola Moto Z2 Play
  • Motorola One Macro
  • OnePlus 6T (A6013)
  • Samsung Galaxy A02s (SM-G950U)
  • Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017; SM-A320FL)
  • Samsung Galaxy A40 (SM-A405FN)
  • Samsung Galaxy A50 (SM-A505G / SM-A505YN)
  • Samsung Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F)
  • Samsung Galaxy A70 (SM-A705FN)
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 7
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8
  • Samsung Galaxy Note20 (SM-N986B)
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 (SM-G973U)
  • Samsung Galaxy S10e (SM-G970F)
  • Sony Xperia XA2
  • Sony Xperia XZ3 (H9436)
  • Xiaomi MI 9

Micro-USB tablets

  • ASUS Nexus 7
  • Galaxy Tab E 9.6 (SM-T560NU)
  • HTC Nexus 9
  • Lenovo Tab 4 8 (TB-8504F)
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2016; SM-T580)
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8 (SM-T290)
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 LTE (2016)
  • Samsung Nexus 10

Micro-USB phones

  • HTC One (M8)
  • LG G2
  • LG G3
  • LG Nexus 5
  • LG Nexus 5X
  • Motorola Moto E
  • Motorola Moto E5 Play
  • Motorola Moto E6
  • Motorola Nexus 6
  • Samsung Galaxy A6 (2018; SM-A600FN)
  • Samsung Galaxy C5 (SM-C5000)
  • Samsung Galaxy J3 (2018; SM-J337P / SM-J330F)
  • Samsung Galaxy J6+ (SM-J610G)
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4
  • Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 (OTG capable models)
  • Samsung Galaxy S5
  • Samsung Galaxy S6
  • Sony Xperia Z5 Premium
  • Xiaomi Redmi Go


These devices are currently not working optimally or not at all. If you would like to confirm, expand or correct an entry in this list please email us at


  • Huawei Mate 20
  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro
  • Google Pixel 2 XL
  • OnePlus A5000
  • Xiaomi Redmi 6
  • Galaxy Tab A 7.0
  • Huawei P30 pro
  • Huawei P30 lite
  • Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)
  • Lenovo Tab M10 (TB-X306F)