Open Device Lab Singapore

A free resource for the local community to test their work on an ever-growing range of mobile devices.

In a ’mobile first‘ world, it’s important to test 
how your websites and applications will work on different devices. However, this poses a problem: devices are expensive and there are many 
of them.

So we set up an Open Device Lab. It’s a growing library of devices such as smartphones and tablets, emerging technology (e.g. virtual reality), plus older mobile handsets.

Open Device Lab Singapore is part of the global movement of 142 Open Device Labs across 34 countries. This movement makes accessible nearly 4,000 devices to support the community in creating improved digital experiences.

Find out more about the Open Device Lab movement.

Borrow a device

Anyone is welcome to borrow a device; we only ask that they stay in the studio. You’ll have access to Wi-Fi, coffee and a hot desk, or our research lab if it’s available.

We're located at Seah Street in Singapore, a short walk from City Hall MRT station. Office hours are 10am to 6pm Monday to Friday, except public holidays.

Please send an email a couple of days beforehand telling us which device  as well as when and how long you need it, so we can be ready for you.

Donate your devices

The Open Device Lab is free of charge, so any donations from the community or sponsors would be really appreciated. If you have an unwanted or under-utilised device lying around, give it new purpose by adding it to our collection.

Email us to contribute a device

We also have a device lab in our London office.

The device library

The following list is constantly evolving. Last updated June 2015.

We would like to thank Daniel Chong, Michael Ong and Samantha Yuen for donating the Apple iPhone 3GS, Blackberry Bold 9780 and Oculus Rift. 


Manufacturer Model Operating SystemOS
Apple iPad 2 iOS 6.1.3
Apple iPhone 3GS iOS 5.0
Apple iPhone 5S iOS 7
Apple iPhone 6 iOS8
Apple iPhone 6 Plus iOS 8.1.3
Leap Motion Leap Motion Controller
Nokia Lumia 635 Windows Phone 8.1
Nokia N85 Symbian S60 3rd Edition
Samsung Galaxy SIII Android 4.1.2
Samsung Nexus 10 Android 5.0.2
Samsung Tab 2 7.0 Android 4.1.2
Sony Xperia Z2 Android 4.4.2
Unofficial Cardboard VR Viewer Large
Xiaomi Redmi Note Android 4.2.2
BlackBerry Bold 9780 BlackBerry OS 6.0
Oculus VR Oculus Rift
Samsung Galaxy S6 Android 5.0.2