DinoDirect: Digital Microscope App for Android Print

Connect Dino-Lite models directly to an Android*

  • Direct USB connection to supported devices
  • Connect to standard USB port or use USB micro / USB-C adapter
  • No "root" access required
  • Perform inspections and capture images and video anywhere
  • Control the LED's and exposure with the DinoDirect app

Live Viewing

Live video from the Dino-Lite to your mobile device

Capture Images & Video

Use the DinoDirect app to capture images and video

Direct USB Connection

Connect by USB to Android devices

LED Control

Turn the LED's On/Off on compatible models

Exposure Control

Adjust the exposure with compatible Dino-Lite models

MicroTouch Control

Easily capture images with MicroTouch

Portable Microscope Solution

Choosing the best microscope app for Android devices can be overwhelming. Look no further than DinoDirect. This innovative Android digital microscope app allows compatible Dino-Lite models to connect directly via USB without rooting or changing ROM data. Download the DinoDirect app directly from this page below

USB OTG Adapter or cable required for USB to USB Mini / USB-C devices

DinoDirect is the official Dino-Lite Digital Microscope App for Android

Contact us for more information.



Android 9.0 or newer requires Dino-Lite with R9 or newer firmware. Firmware updates can be updated via DinoCapture 2.0 on Windows using these instructions: Firmware Update Instructions (PDF). Unfortunately, not all Dino-Lite units can be updated to R9 or later, please contact us for more information.

Compatible Dino-Lite models

Dino-Lite Series DinoDirect App
2111 (R9 or newer)
3713 X
3715 X
4023(R4 or newer)
4111/4113(R4 or newer)
7013(R4 or newer)
73115 X
73915 X
Models with multiple lighting types (Fluorescence/UV to White/IR/UV or Axial; Darkfield/Brightfield) are compatible with Android 8.X and newer while using v1.10.

The DinoDirect app does not include use of the following features: Measurement, AMR, FLC.


Operating System Android 4.3 or newer
Interface USB On-The-Go (USB OTG)
Support Resolution Supported resolution varies by different models
Save Format Image: PNG | Video: MP4
Microtouch Yes

Confirmed Android Devices

Android Device DinoDirect App
Pixel C
Nexus 5
Nexus 6P
Nexus 7 (2012) NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 X
Nexus 7 (2013) Qualcomm Snapdragon™ S4 Pro (1.5GHz)
Nexus 10
Sansung Galaxy Tab S3
Sansung Galaxy J7 X
Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo X
Samsung Galaxy View X
Samsung Galaxy A5 X
Samsung Galaxy A7 X

Android devices with Qualcomm chipsets are recommended.
List of Devices with Qualcomm Snapdragon Processors (external website)

Android devices require USB Host Mode to work with Dino-Lite and DinoDirect. USB Camera devices can be connected to mobile devices using USB OTG (On-The-Go) connection.

Android USB Host Information (external link)

Nexus 7 (2012): NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 does connect but has performance quality issues

Download the app

DinoDirect is the official Dino-Lite Digital Microscope App for Android, available for download via APK

Android Version Link
Android 8.x or newer APK Download
Android 4.4 - 7.x APK Download
How to install the APK:
  • Download the APK above that matches your Android device version.
  • Navigate to your phone settings menu then to the security settings. Enable the "Install from Unknown Sources" option.
  • Use a file browser and navigate to your download folder. Tap the DinoDirect APK to begin the installation process.
  • The app should safely install.

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