Open Device Lab

The Foolproof Open Device Lab exists to support our local creative community to test their work on an ever-growing range of mobile devices

About the Device Lab

If you build responsive, adaptive and mobile web experiences, or native applications, you need to test your work on more than just a handful of mobile, tablet and console devices lying around your office.

Emulators and remote access tools are no match for getting your hands on the broad range of physical devices that your customers use from day-to-day. To test the speed, interactivity and rendering performance of your application or site you need a range of real handsets.

This is why we have an Open Device Lab. It is a library of devices that designers, developers and researchers can use to design compelling experiences.

Use the lab

The Foolproof Open Device Lab is open to everyone and is located in Foolproof’s London offices in Clerkenwell. Our intention is to offer the service free as a community asset. If you camp out for long periods of time we may need to have a little chat about making a contribution for usage and drinking our coffee. To visit the lab, send us an email a couple of days beforehand and we’ll get things ready for you.

Contact us to make a booking 

Donate your devices

If you’ve got an unwanted or under-utilised device lying around gathering dust please add it to the collection and get it back into use.

Email us to contribute an old device

Become a sponsor

If you’re a device manufacturer, carrier network or reseller, we’d love to have your help. The Foolproof Open Device Lab exists to help designers and developers create and optimise experiences for your devices and therefore your customers. You could donate or sponsor a device, or help fund the service to keep it free.

Email us to become a sponsor

We also have a device lab in our Singapore office.

The device library

The following list is constantly evolving.

Using devices in our Open Device Lab
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Manufacturer Model Operating SystemOS
Sony Xperia Z2 Android 4.4.5
HTC Wildfire S Android 2.3.6
Apple Watch 38mm
Apple Watch 38mm
Samsung Galaxy S8 Android 7.0
Ni Redmi Note Android 4.2.4
Google Pixel Android 7.1
HTC One M8s Android 5.0.3
Google Nexus 6P Android 6.0.1
Google Nexus 6 Android 6.0.1
Google Nexus 5x Android 6.0.2
Google Nexus 5 Android 6.0.1
Google Nexus 10 Android 5.1.2
Apple iPhone SE
Apple iPhone 8 iOS 11
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
Apple iPhone 7
Apple iPhone 6 iOS 9.3.6
Apple iPhone 6 Plus iOS 9.3.3
Apple iPhone 6 iOS 9.3.2
Apple iPhone 5s iOS 9.3.5
Apple iPhone 5c iOS 10.1.1
Apple iPhone 5c iOS 9.3.5
Apple iPhone 5 iOS 9.3.2
Apple iPhone 4 iOS 8.1
Apple iPhone 4 iOS 7.1.3
Apple iPad Pro iOS 10.3
Apple iPad Mini 4 iOS 9.3.3
Apple iPad Mini 2 iOS 9.3.3
Apple iPad Air 2
Apple iPad 2 iOS 5.1.2
Apple iPad (4th Gen) 9.3.2
Apple iPad (3rd Gen) iOS 8.1
Apple iPad iOS 5.3
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Android 4.0.5
Samsung Galaxy S7 Android 6.0.2
Samsung Galaxy S6 Android 6.0.2
Samsung Galaxy S5 Android 6.0.1
Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 5.3
Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 5.3
Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 5.3
Samsung Galaxy S Android 3.2
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Android 4.4.2
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.4.3
HTC Desire Android 3.2
Apple iPhone 6s iOS 10.0.1