Mobile computers, such as the Honeywell CK65 and Datalogic Skorpio X5, are becoming increasingly popular in a variety of industries. These devices are designed for use in warehouses, manufacturing plants, and distribution centers, where workers need to be able to access real-time data and perform transactions while on the move. In this article, we will be comparing the Honeywell CK65 and Datalogic Skorpio X5 mobile computers in terms of their features, specifications, and performance, to help you decide which device is best suited for your business needs.

Physical Properties

battery for the honeywell ck65

Honeywell CK65

  • Li-Ion 7,000 mAh Battery
  • Freezer capacity 5,200 mAh Battery
  • Standard working temperature: -20°C to +50°C
  • Freezer working temperature: -30°C to +50°C
  • Storage Temperature: -30°C to +70°C
  • Can Survive 10 ft drops at room temperature
  • Can Survive 8 ft Drops cross operating range
  • IP Rating of IP65 and IP68
Datalogic Skorpio X5 Battery

Datalogic Skorpio X5

  • Li-Ion 3,500 mAh Battery
  • High capacity 6,200 mAh Battery
  • Standard working temperature: -20°C to 50°C
  • Storage temperature: -30°C to 70°C
  • Can survive 6 ft drops across operating range
  • IP rating of IP65

Battery Performance

For the battery, the CK65 Greatly outperforms the Skorpio X5, with the CK65 having a standard battery that is twice as large as the Skorpio X5 standard battery and is still 800 mAh larger than the extended battery. The CK65 also has a freezer-rated battery, while the Skorpio X5 does not.

Accordion Content

A mobile computer’s battery life is an important consideration, as it determines how long the device can be used between charges. A higher capacity battery, such as the 7000mAh battery in the Honeywell CK65, will generally have a longer battery life than a lower capacity battery, such as the 3500mAh battery in the Datalogic Skorpio X5.

However, it’s important to note that battery life is also influenced by other factors such as device usage, settings and the environment it’s being used in. So, while a higher capacity battery may provide longer battery life, other factors may also come into play.

A mobile computer with a 7000mAh battery, such as the Honeywell CK65, may be a better choice for users who need extended periods of usage without interruption and in work environments where there may not be an opportunity to charge the device frequently. On the other hand, a mobile computer with a 3500mAh battery, such as the Datalogic Skorpio X5, may be a better choice for users who have shorter usage periods and have access to charge the device frequently.

Ultimately, it’s important to consider the specific usage requirements and work environment of the mobile computer when evaluating the importance of battery capacity.

Working/Storage Temperatures

Regarding the Working temperatures, they both have the same standard battery working temperatures, but the CK65 has the freezer battery option, which allows it to work at 10°C colder than the Skorpio X5. As for the storage temperature, they have the exact specifications.

Drop Resistance

When it comes to the drop resistance, just like the battery, the CK65 easily beats out the Skorpio X5. The CK65 withstands drops of 10 ft at room temperature, and 8 ft across its operating temperatures, while the Skorpio X5 can only withstand 6 ft drops across its operating range.

Accordion Content

You may need to consider a mobile computer with a high drop spec in work environments where the device is likely to be dropped or bumped frequently. This can include:

 

  • Warehouses and distribution centers: In these environments, workers are often moving quickly and may accidentally drop the device while picking or packing items.
  • Manufacturing plants: In these environments, workers may be working with machinery or in areas with a lot of movement, which increases the likelihood of drops.
  • Outdoor environments: Outdoor environments like construction sites, field services, or delivery routes, are characterized by rough terrains and unpaved surfaces, which increases the likelihood of drops.
  • Healthcare environments: Healthcare environments, such as hospitals and clinics, may require mobile computers that can withstand drops as healthcare workers may accidentally drop the device while moving around or working in tight spaces.

 

In general, any work environment where the mobile computer is likely to be dropped frequently or exposed to harsh conditions, it’s important to consider a device with a high drop spec to ensure the device can withstand the wear and tear of the job.

IP ratings

Regarding the IP rating, they both have a rating of IP65, meaning they are both totally dust tight and can withstand light jets of water. The CK65, along with the IP65 Rating, has an IP68 Rating, which means it can be submerged for long periods at high pressure.

Physical Properties - Which is better?

Regarding the physical properties of the CK65 and the Skorpio X5, the CK65 wins in every category.

Screens

honeywell ck65 screen

Honeywell CK65

Skorpio X5 Screen Size comparison

Datalogic Skorpio X5

Screens - Which is better?

The CK65 and Skorpio X5 both have similar screen sizes, with the CK65 having a 4.0 inch screen and the Skorpio X5 having a 4.3 inch screen. However, the slightly larger screen on the Skorpio X5 may provide a slightly larger viewing area.

Both devices also have a 480×800 resolution, which is a standard resolution for mobile devices of this size. This resolution provides a clear display with good color and contrast.

Both devices also have backlight LCD screens, which provide bright, clear images and make it easy to view the screen in different lighting conditions.

The CK65 has Corning Gorilla Glass, which is a widely used and highly durable glass for mobile devices. This type of glass is known for its resistance to scratches, cracks, and other types of damage.

The Skorpio X5 has hardened gorilla glass, which is a similar type of glass that is designed to be even more durable and resistant to damage. This type of glass is ideal for mobile devices that are used in rugged environments or are at risk of being dropped.

Accordion Content

When choosing between these two screens, it’s important to consider the specific usage requirements and work environment of the mobile computer. If the device will be used in a rugged environment or is at risk of being dropped frequently, then the Skorpio X5‘s hardened gorilla glass may be a better choice. If the device will be used in a less demanding environment, then the CK65‘s Corning Gorilla Glass may be sufficient.

Scanning Properties

Honeywell ck65 scan range options

Honeywell CK65

Datalogic Skorpio X5 Scanning properties

Datalogic Skorpio X5

  • 1D Imager scanning from 1.5 inches up to 2.5 feet away
  • 1D/2D Imager Standard Range scanning from 2.5 inches up to 2.5 feet away
  • 1D/2D Imager Mid-Range scanning from 3.1 inches up to 13.2 feet away
  • 1D/2D Imager Extra Long Range scanning up to 65 feet away
  • Uses Imager Scanner

Scanning Capabilities - Which is better?

The scanning capabilities of the CK65 and the Skorpio X5 are very similar, with them both using imager scanners. The differences are that the CK65 beats out the Skorpio X5 Top range by 15 feet. However, the Skorpio X5 is able to scan from a closer distance than the CK65 by about 1 inch. One final difference between the scanners is that all the scanners for the CK65 come standard with 1D and 2D capabilities, while the Skorpio X5 has 1D options and 1D and 2D options.

Scanning capabilities are important in mobile computers, particularly in warehouses and industrial environments. Barcode scanning, in particular, is widely used in these environments for tasks such as inventory management, order picking, and shipping and receiving.

Some of the benefits of having scanning capabilities in mobile computers include the following:

  • Increased efficiency: Barcode scanning allows for quick and accurate data entry, reducing the risk of errors and minimizing the time and effort required to complete tasks.
  • Improved accuracy: Barcode scanning can reduce the risk of human errors and improve the accuracy of data entry, which is particularly important in inventory management and order fulfillment.
  • Enhanced tracking and traceability: Barcode scanning can track the location and movement of products and equipment, providing real-time visibility into warehouse operations.
  • Increased automation: Barcode scanning can automate inventory management and order fulfillment processes, reducing the need for manual data entry and increasing overall efficiency.

Scanning capabilities are an essential feature for warehouse and industrial environments in mobile computers. They help increase efficiency, improve accuracy, enhance tracking and traceability, and automate various processes.

Operating System, Memory, and Bluetooth

Honeywell CK65

  • Android 9 up to Android 13
  • Android 14, when feasible 
  • 2 GB or 4 GB of RAM
  • 32 GB of Flash
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Bluetooth low energy
  • Bluetooth Backwards compatible

Datalogic Skorpio X5

  • Android 10
  • 3 GB or 4 GB of RAM
  • 32 GB or 64 GB of flash
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Bluetooth low energy (BLE)
  • Bluetooth Basic Rate/Enhanced Data Rate (BR/EDR)

Operating system

The CK65 and the Skorpio X5 run off Android versions for their operating system. However, the CK65 has more android versions, with it being able to run from Android 9 up to Android 13 and even upgrade to Android 14 when feasible. The Skorpio X5 only has the option to run off of Android 10

Memory

As for the memory, they have similar RAM capabilities, with the CK65 having 2 Gb and 4 GB capabilities and the Skorpio X5 having 3 GB and 4 GB Capabilities. The CK65 only has the option for 32 GB of flash, while the Skorpio X5 has the option of 32 GB or 64 GB.

Accordion Content

RAM (Random Access Memory) and flash memory are essential in mobile computers because they affect the device’s performance and ability to store and access data.

RAM is the memory that the device uses to store data that is currently in use. The more RAM a device has, the more data it can store and the faster it can access that data, which means the device can run more applications and perform more tasks simultaneously without slowing down. This is especially important for mobile computers used for tasks such as scanning, data entry, and running multiple applications.

 

Flash memory, also known as storage, is the memory the device uses to store data even when the device is turned off. The more flash memory a device has, the more data it can store, such as software, images, and videos. This is important for mobile computers that need to store large amounts of data or run applications that require a lot of storage.

 

In summary, RAM and flash memory are essential in mobile computers because they affect the device’s performance and ability to store and access data. RAM enables the device to run more applications and perform more tasks simultaneously. Flash memory allows the device to store more data and run applications that require a lot of storage.

Bluetooth

The CK65 and the Skorpio X5 both run off Bluetooth 5.0 and have Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). The difference is that the CK65 is Bluetooth backward compatible, and the Skorpio X5 is not. However, the Skorpio X5 has a Basic Bluetooth Rate/Enhanced Data Rate (BR/EDR), while the CK65 does not.

Keyboards

Honeywell ck65 keyboard options

Honeywell CK65

  • 30, 38, and 42 key numeric keyboards
  • 51, and 53 key alphanumeric keyboard
Datalogic Skorpio X5 keyboard types

Datalogic Skorpio X5

  • 28 and 38 key numeric keyboard
  • 47 key alphanumeric keyboard

Keyboards - Which is better?

The CK65 and the Skorpio X5 are similar in that they have numeric and alphanumeric keyboard options. The only differences are that the CK65 has more variations of keys.

Pricing and Accessories

Honeywell CK65 Accessory

Honeywell CK65 Pricing

$1,708.83 to $3,041.71

Datalogic Skorpio X5 Accessory

Zebra MC9300 Pricing

$1,845.99 to $2,837.17

Accessories

The CK65 and the Skorpio X5 Have many accessories, from mounts and cradles to chargers to carrying devices and batteries. You can find the accessories for your needs quickly

Pricing

As for the pricing they are very similar with there only being about a $100 difference between base models as well as the high end models.

Conclusion

In summary, the Skorpio X5 offers a larger screen and more flash memory, while the CK65 has superior scanning capabilities, battery life, drop resistance, android options, and more keyboard variations. It ultimately depends on what features are important to you.

Honeywell CK65 Models

Datalogic Skorpio X5 Models

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