Device Compatibility Thread 22.3 - Built By Us For You!

Top notch Medium contenders

The devices that are powerful, for a considerably lower price, new or 2nd hand. You’ll find Honor, Huawei and Redmi devices here, due to the lower brand recognition and their lack of availability in America.


Samsung Galaxy M30 - 2019

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Samsung Galaxy M30 - @THEREALBKG

OS: Android 8.1
Hardware: Exynos 7904, 3/4/6GB

Rendering Quality: High
3D Object Density: Medium
Rendering Resolution: High
Texture quality: High
Anti-Aliasing: On
Framerate: 30FPS
Airplane Count: High

Notes: Will get you through flights even overnighters. I would suggest activating developer mode in order to ensure the device stays on for a longer time than 10 min though even the screen lock feature works in ensuring the device stays on. (Not so sure about the settings for this one… k_77)


Samsung Galaxy A5 - 2017

Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 - @ItzEhs

OS: Android 7
Hardware: Exynos 7880, 3GB

Rendering Quality: Medium
3D Object Density: Low
Rendering Resolution: Medium
Texture quality: Medium
Anti-Aliasing: Off
Framerate: 30FPS
Airplane count: Low

Notes: It lags at busy airports but runs great at cruise


Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge - 2016

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge- @martyflies

OS: Android 7
Hardware: Snapdragon 820, 4GB

Rendering Quality: Medium
3D Object Density: Medium
Rendering Resolution: Medium
Texture quality: High
Anti-Aliasing: On
Framerate: 30FPS
Airplane count: Medium

Notes: Runs IF without problems on highest settings, though on busy airports it can lag and I have to turn off anti-aliasing. Can be repurchased for a reasonable price. Be wary of heat.


Sony Xperia Z5 - 2015

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Sony Xperia Z5 - @Dan_77

OS: LineageOS 17.1
Hardware: Snapdragon 810, 3GB

Rendering Quality: Medium
3D Object Density: High
Rendering Resolution: Medium
Texture Quality: High
Anti- Aliasing: On
Framerate: 30FPS
Airplane count: Medium

Notes: A beautiful display, the Z5 can be picked up in the 32gb variant for under £150. Is worth noting that the device does struggle around a busy airport and is cursed by its SOC (edit: flashing a modified kernel and using lineage seems to have fixed this)


LG G6 - 2017

LG G6 - @Alex_L

OS : Android 9 Pie
Hardware: Snapdragon 821, 4GB

Rendering Quality: High
3D Object Density: Medium
Rendering Resolution: High
Texture Quality: Medium
Anti-Aliasing: Off
Framerate: 30FPS
Airplane Count: Low

Notes : LG G6 does struggle with crowded airports. Long Hauls will have some over heating.
The device does really well when it comes to flying and lightly crowded airports.


Huawei P30 Lite - 2019

Huawei P30 Lite - @Matevz_Treven

OS: Android 9
Hardware: Kirin710, 4/8GB

Rendering Quality: Low
3D Object Density: Low
Rendering Resolution: High
Texture quality: Medium
Anti-Aliasing: Off
Framerate: 30FPS
Airplane Count: Very high

Notes: It laggs at busy airports, at cruise it runs very smoothly, it has problem with over heathing my advice is to keep ˝Low Power Mode˝ ON during cruise.


Asus Zenfone 4 - 2017

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Zenfone 4 - @Daniel_G

OS: Android 8
Hardware: Snapdragon 630, 4GB

Rendering Quality: Medium
3D Object Density: Low
Rendering Resolution: Medium
Texture quality: High
Anti-Aliasing: On
Framerate: 30FPS
Airplane count: Medium

Notes: Its a great device for Infinite Flight, it is powerful enough to fly in busy airports (sometimes it lags a bit, so I turn off anti-aliasing).


Realme 6 Pro - 2020

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Realme 6 Pro - @david_hartono_S

OS: Android 10
Hardware: Snapdragon 720G, 8GB

Rendering Quality: High
3D Object Density: High
Rendering Resolution: High
Texture quality: High
Anti-Aliasing: On
Framerate: 30FPS
Airplane count: Low

Notes: This is the maximum that the device can handle, it run smoothly at 25-30fps, can go to 60 if you turn down the settings a bit


Xiaomi Mi 11i 5G - 2021

Xiaomi Mi 11i 5G - @Neman_Rahmani

OS: MIUI 12.5
Hardware: Snapdragon 888 5G, 8GB

Rendering Quality: High
3D Object Density: High
Rendering Resolution: High
Texture Quality: High
Anti-Aliasing: On
Framerate: 60FPS
Airplane Count: Very High

Notes : Very fast, smooth. It can be warm, but it’s normal when running a big and heavy game like Infinite Flight


Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G - 2019

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G - @Infinite_aviation1

OS: MIUI 12
Hardware: Snapdragon 855, 6GB

Rendering Quality: Medium
3D Object Density: Medium
Rendering Resolution: Medium
Texture Quality: High
Anti-Aliasing: Off
Framerate: 30FPS
Airplane Count: Very High

Notes : Picked up in November 2020. It’s kinda shocking because this phone was released almost 3 years ago. It’s the best settings for the device with no frame drops or lag


Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 - 2019

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 - @Othman_Asli

OS: Android 9 / MIUI 10

Hardware: Snapdragon 660, 4GB
3D Object Density: Medium
Rendering Quality: Medium
Rendering Resolution: High
Texture Quality: High
Anti-Aliasing: Off
Framerate: 30FPS
Airplane Count: Very High

Notes :The Redmi note 7 is a mid-range device, with 2 versions (in Europe) 4Gb Ram + 64Gb, 3Gb RAM + 32Gb. I have bought it and I am very happy to have done it.


Xiaomi Mi 8- 2018

Xiaomi Mi 8 - @CrazyBee

OS: MIUI 12
Hardware: Snapdragon 845, 6/8GB

Rendering Quality: High
3D Object Density: Medium
Rendering Resolution: High
Texture Quality: High
Anti-Aliasing: On
Framerate: 30FPS
Airplane Count: Medium

Notes :Very fast device for such a low cost


Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus - 2017

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus - @Asdew

OS: Android 7.1.2
Hardware: Snapdragon 625, 4GB

Rendering Quality: Low
3D Object Density: Low
Rendering Resolution: Low
Texture quality: Low
Anti-Aliasing: Off
Framerate: 30FPS
Airplane count: Low

Notes: 32 GB / 3 GB version. Runs at around 20 FPS with medium traffic, goes to 5-10 with heavy traffic. Smooth while cruising.

Tablets

Big Android devices packing a punch. Sadly mostly abandoned besides Samsung.


Google Pixel C - 2015

Google Pixel C - @Dan_77

OS: Lineage 18.1/ Pixel Experience 11
Hardware: Nvidia Tegra X1, 3GB

Rendering Quality: High
3D Object Density: High
Rendering Resolution: Medium
Texture quality: High
Anti-aliasing: On
Frame Rate: 30FPS
Airplane Count: High

Note: A beautiful device running Nvidia Hardware, clean and updated android, plus Nvidia hardware doing the usual “getting hot” trick. Somewhat related to Lineage OS. Otherwise, perfect. My personal daily tablet. End of Life for updates.


Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ 5G - 2020

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ 5G - @Adam

OS : One UI 3.1, Android 11
Hardware : Snapdragon 865+, 8GB

Rendering Quality : High
3D Object Density: High
Rendering Resolution : High
Texture quality : High
Anti-Aliasing : On
Frame Rate: 60FPS
Airplane Count : Very High

Notes : My third addition to this thread, wow! You could say the same for the Galaxy Tab S7+, which is able to run Infinite Flight in any circumstance. It has a 120Hz screen and an S Pen as standard (take that, Apple) making your Infinite Flight experience that much more enjoyable.


Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 - 2020

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 - @Marc.Stinger

OS : One UI 3.1, Android 11
Hardware : Snapdragon 865+, 6/8GB

Rendering Quality : High
3D Object Density: High
Rendering Resolution : High
Texture quality : High
Anti-Aliasing : On
Frame Rate: 60FPS
Airplane Count : Very High

Notes : For those looking for an Android tablet for Infinite flight, look no further. This is the most powerful tablet currently available with the Snapdragon 865+ and 6Gb or 8Gb RAM and 128 or 256Gb ROM. It never heats up, and can run at 60FPS constantly in a busy airport. Very nice LCD screen, 120Hz. Easily usable with IFassistant, ifpax etc…


Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite - 2020

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite - @ThomasThePro

OS : Android 11, One UI 3
Hardware : Exynos 9610 processor 4GB

Rendering Quality : High
3D Object Density: High
Rendering Resolution : High
Texture quality : High
Anti-Aliasing : On
Frame Rate: 30FPS
Airplane Count : Very High

Notes : When there’s a big crowd at an airport I suggest turning off Anti-Alising, because it could get laggy, but if your at an airport with fewer people it works perfectly.


Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 - 2019

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 - @PlaneCrazy

OS: Android 11, One UI 3
Hardware: Snapdragon 855, 6GB

Rendering Quality: High
3D Object Density: High
Rendering Resolution: High
Texture quality: High
Anti-Aliasing: On
Frame Rate: 60FPS
Airplane Count: Very High

Notes: The performance and features of a Galaxy Note 10 paired with a massive super AMOLED. Would recommend to anyone looking for the best possible IF experience on an Android device.


Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 - 2018

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 - @Jeno_Farkas

OS: Android 10, One UI 2.1
Hardware: Snapdragon 835, 6GB

Rendering Quality: High
3D Object Density: High
Rendering Resolution: High
Texture quality: High
Anti-Aliasing: On
Frame Rate: 30FPS
Airplane Count: High

Notes: Truly great android tablet for a much cheaper price than underpowered ios counterparts, keyboard integration is incredibly handy. Beautiful display paired with fast internals brings a smooth flying experience


Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 - 2017

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 2017 - @PlaneCrazy

OS: Android 9
Hardware: Snapdragon 820, 4GB

Rendering Quality: Medium
3D Object Density: Medium
Rendering Resolution: High
Texture quality: High
Anti-Aliasing: On
Frame Rate: 30FPS
Airplane Count: Medium

Notes: Agging flagship device that still runs IF pretty well. It’s basically a galaxy S7. A very big S7… Basically bigger everything


Asus Zenpad 3S 10 - 2016

ASUS Zenpad 3S 10 Z500M - @chris_wing

OS: Android 7
Hardware: Mediatek MT8176, 4GB

Rendering Quality: Low
3D Object Density: Medium
Rendering Resolution: Low
Texture quality: High
Anti-Aliasing: Off
Frame Rate: 30FPS
Airplane count: Very High

Notes: Occasionally when an airport is busy you will have to turn the graphics to medium, but it runs great. It can get very hot so keep the brightness down!


Huawei MediaPad T3 10

Huawei MediaPad T3 10 - @SpeedPlayz

OS: Android 7
Hardware: Snapdragon 425, 2GB

Rendering Quality: Low
3D Object Density: Medium
Rendering Resolution: Medium
Texture quality: Medium
Anti-Aliasing: On
Frame Rate: 30FPS
Airplane count: Medium

Notes: This is not the best device to buy if you are looking for fast, max settings performance. If you are looking for a cheap and reliable tablet and you are a person that likes to fly in and out of not busy airports, this is the appropriate device

iPads

The pinnacle of Apple and their High end devices. Great performance, mostly good screens and enough heat to fry an egg.


iPad Pro 11 - 2022

iPad Pro 11 (4th Generation) - @virginatlantic28

OS : iPadOS 16.0
Hardware : Apple M2, 8GB

Rendering Quality : High
3D Object Density: High
Rendering Resolution: High
Texture quality : High
Anti-Aliasing : On
Framerate : 60FPS
Airplane count : Very High

Notes: Absolute beast of a machine. M1 is already an overkill for the iPad lineup, so the M2 is even more mind-blowing. Runs at maximum settings.
Screen is also very bright and nice. However not much of a big difference over the previous model.


iPad Pro 12.9 - 2021

iPad Pro 12.9 (5th Generation) - @Levet

OS: iPadOS 14.5.1
Hardware: Apple M1, 8/16GB RAM

Rendering Quality: High
3D Object Density: High
Rendering Resolution: High
Texture Quality: High
Anti-Aliasing: On
Frame Rate: 60FPS
Airplane Count: Very High

Notes: The best tablet on the market, no competition. @Levet has provided a wonderfully detailed and in-depth review. iPad Pro 2021 Review, Please Read


iPad 10.2 - 2021

iPad 10.2 (9th Generation) - @IFChile-SpeedbirdCL

OS: iPadOS 15.0.2
Hardware: Apple A13 Bionic, 3GB RAM

Rendering Quality: High
3D Object Density: High
Rendering Resolution: High
Texture Quality: High
Anti-Aliasing: On
Frame Rate: 60 FPS
Airplane Count: Very High

Notes: In my opinion this is the best tablet you can get for Infinite Flight if you don’t want to spend a lot of money. The sim looks so smooth with not lag or frame drops, even on 3D airports like KLAX or EHAM.


iPad Pro 12.9 - 2020

iPad Pro 12.9 (4th Generation) - @Kamryn & @Aniket_Joglekar

OS: iPadOS 14.5.1
Hardware: A12Z Bionic, 6GB RAM

Rendering Quality: High
3D Object Density: High
Rendering Resolution: High
Texture Quality: High
Anti-Aliasing: On
Frame Rate: 60FPS
Airplane Count: Very High

Notes: (Blitz) Using Infinite Flight 24/7 like I did killed it’s battery within 3 weeks. The charger became extremely weak at the the point of no charge. This happened 2 times. 3rd party charger recommended.

(Aniket) Has no issues running the sim on the highest settings. Device stays cool throughout the flight. Battery life is excellent, a single charge lasting around 8hrs with low battery mode enabled


iPad Pro 11 - 2020

iPad Pro 11 2020 Cellular (2nd Generation) - @Dan_77

OS: iPad OS 15 Beta 3
Hardware : A12Z Bionic, 6GB

Rendering Quality: High
3D Object Density: High
Rendering Resolution: High
Texture Quality: High
Anti-Aliasing: On
Framerate: 60FPS
Airplane Count: Very High

Notes: A fantastic piece of hardware, and a great overall performance package, limited only by the restrictiveness of iOS. More in depth notes here


iPad Air 4 - 2020

iPad Air 4 (4th Generation) - @lucaviness & @Joeoreilly77

OS: iPadOS 14.5.1
Hardware: A14 Bionic, 4GB RAM

Rendering Quality: High
3D Object Density: High
Rendering Resolution: High
Texture Quality: High
Anti-Aliasing: On
Frame Rate: 60FPS
Airplane Count: Very High

Notes: (Lucaviness) Stunning performance, screen refresh rate is slower than the iPad Pro but barely noticeable.

(Joe) The iPad Air was worth every penny upgrading it runs infinite flight very smoothly and battery lasts for a great amount of time which is a big plus as well as quicker charging times due to the lightning cable.


iPad 10.2 - 2020

iPad 10.2 (8th Generation) - @greatsharkiee & @Average_Gamer

OS: iPadOS 14.5.1
Hardware: A12 Bionic, 3GB RAM

Rendering Quality: High
3D Object Density: High
Rendering Resolution: High
Texture Quality: High
Anti-Aliasing: Off
Frame Rate: 60FPS
Airplane Count: Very High

Notes: Great performance for the price, runs IF very smooth.


iPad Mini 5 - 2019

iPad Mini 5 (5th Generation) - @TheFlyingGuy1

OS: iPadOS 14.5.1
Hardware: A12 Bionic, 3GB RAM

Rendering Quality: High
3D Object Density: High
Rendering Resolution: High
Texture Quality: High
Anti-Aliasing: On
Frame Rate: 60FPS
Airplane Count: Very High

Notes: This is the best budget friendly iPad for IF. I always use these graphics settings and it never overheats. I’ve done 15 hour flights with it plugged in with no heat issues. I’ll get almost 10 hours of use on the iPad playing IF with these settings. It as amazing.


iPad Pro 12.9 - 2018

iPad Pro 12.9 (3rd Generation) - @Chatta290

OS: iPadOS 14.5.1
Hardware: Apple A12X Bionic, 4GB

Rendering Quality: High
3D Object Density: High
Rendering Resolution: High
Texture Quality: High
Anti-Aliasing: On
Frame Rate: 60FPS
Airplane Count: Very High

Notes: Fantastic device! I would like to add that I do personally have limit frame rate on just to conserve the battery life but it’s certainly not needed with this device. Don’t be mistaken in thinking this is the best device for IF though, the lesser models such as the iPad 2018 run IF equally well.


iPad Pro 11 - 2018

iPad Pro 11 (1st Generation) - @Chris_Wing

OS: iPadOS 14.5.1
Hardware : Apple A12X Bionic, 4GB

Rendering Quality: High
3D Object Density: High
Rendering Resolution:
Texture Quality: High
Anti-Aliasing: On
Frame Rate: 60FPS
Airplane Count: Very High

Notes: Amazing device! It can handle anything. I’ve been to really busy airports with over 50+ people and it still runs so smooth. Defiantly worth it!


iPad 9.7 - 2018

iPad 9.7 (6th Generation) - @Lord_Huhn

OS : iPadOS 14.5.1
Hardware: Apple A10 Fusion, 2GB

Rendering Quality: High
3D Object Density: High
Rendering Resolution: High
Texture quality: High
Anti-Aliasing: On
Frame Rate: 30FPS
Airplane count: Very High

Notes: Tested it on iOS 11.4.1 and on 12.0 Beta
Runs perfectly fine. Be wary of throttling.


iPad Pro 12.9 - 2017

iPad Pro 12.9 (2nd Generation) - @Xpira

OS: iPadOS 14.5.1
Hardware: Apple A10X Fusion, 4GB

Rendering Quality: High
3D Object Density: High
Rendering Resolution: High
Texture quality: High
Anti-Aliasing: On
Frame Rate: 30FPS
Airplane Count: High

Notes: Runs IF greatly at High resolution without any lag. Device stays very cool. Keep brightness on low while doing 2+ hour flights to save battery. Be conscious when charging.


iPad Pro 10.5 - 2017

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iPad Pro 10.5 (1st Generation) - @Bobby

OS: iPadOS 14.5.1
Hardware: Apple A10X Fusion, 4GB

Rendering Quality: Medium
3D Object Density: High
Rendering Resolution: High
Texture quality: High
Anti-Aliasing: On
Frame Rate: 30FPS
Airplane Count: Very High

Notes: This device runs Infinite Flight flawlessly without lag and has great battery life, even while not being connected to a charger.


iPad 9.7 - 2017

iPad 9.7 (5th Generation) - @Allen_Lu

OS: iPadOS 14.5.1
Hardware: Apple A9, 2GB

Rendering Quality: High
3D Object Density: High
Rendering Resolution: High
Texture quality: High
Anti-Aliasing: On
Frame Rate: 30FPS
Airplane Count: Medium

Notes: Runs really well, restart device regularly as it might cause sort of lag but won’t effect the game even if crowed airport.


iPad Pro 9.7 - 2016

iPad Pro 9.7 (1st Generation) - @BigBert10

OS: iPadOS 14.5.1
Hardware: Apple A9X, 2GB

Rendering Quality: Medium
3D Object Density: Medium
Rendering Resolution: High
Texture Quality: High
Anti-Aliasing: ON
Frame Rate: 30FPS
Airplane Count: High

**Note: The iPad Pro 9.7 Inch (2016) is a really strong iPad. It occasionally freezes, especially if you haven’t cleared up RAM. If it freezes, give it time and it will go smooth again.


iPad Pro 12.9 - 2015

iPad Pro 12.9 (1st Generation) - @Delta319 & @B747fan & @Marcel001

OS: iPadOS 14.5.1
Hardware: Apple A9X, 4GB

Rendering Quality: High
3D Object Density: High
Rendering Resolution: High
Texture quality: High
Anti-Aliasing: On
Frame Rate: 30FPS
Airplane Count: High

Notes: Runs IF greatly at High resolution without any lag. However device is prone to hearing. Be conscious when charging.


iPad Mini 4 - 2015

iPad Mini 4 (4th Generation) - @Starley

OS: iPadOS 14.5.1
Hardware: Apple A8, 2GB

Rendering Quality: Medium
3D Object Density: Medium
Rendering Resolution: Medium
Texture quality: high
Anti-Aliasing: Off
Frame Rate: 30FPS
Airplane Count: High

Notes: Anti-Aliasing is on when taking screenshots. Can handle full phat, however it is advised not to. Battery can die pretty quickly running IF, so be sure to have it plugged in or on low brightness when running.


iPad Mini 3 - 2014

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iPad Mini 3 (3rd Generation) - @lucas_Piedra

OS: iOS 12.5.3
Hardware: Apple A7, 1GB

Rendering Quality: Medium
3D Object Density: Medium
Rendering Resolution: Medium
Texture Quality: High
Anti-Aliasing: Off
Frame Rate: 30FPS
Airplane Count: Low

Notes: A great device for running any type of flight! Just keep aircraft count at low as lag may occur.


iPad Air 2 - 2014

iPad Air (2nd Generation) - @Demeter & @Delta319

OS: iOS 12.5.3
Hardware: Apple A8X, 2GB

Rendering Quality: Medium
3D Object Density: Medium
Rendering Resolution: Low
Texture quality: High
Anti-Aliasing: On
Frame Rate: 30FPS
Airplane Count: Low

Notes: Device can get hot at times and lags when more than four aircraft are present. NOT recommended for global, lag is constant, frequent, and only gets worse.
Also had multiple people comment that the device runs absolutely fine. It appears to be a mixed bag.


iPad Mini 2 - 2013

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iPad Mini 2 (2nd Generation) - @Ben2610

OS*: iOS 12.5.3
Hardware: Apple A7, 1GB

Rendering Quality: Low
3D Object Density: Low
Rendering Resolution: Medium
Texture Quality: Low
Anti-aliasing: Off
Frame Rate: 30FPS
Airplane Count: Low

Notes: Make sure all settings are as low as it goes. It runs IF very slow and crashes frequently. I would not recommend to use this for IF. Just like every other device that gets old, it’s not great to run IF.


iPad Air - 2013

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iPad Air (1st Generation) - @KiwisFlying

OS: iOS 12.5.3
Hardware: Apple A7, 1GB

Rendering Quality: Medium
3D Object Density: Low
Rendering Resolution: Low
Texture quality: High
Anti-Aliasing: Off
Frame Rate: 30FPS
Airplane Count: low

Notes: Occasionally when an airport is busy you will have to turn off Anti-Aliasing, but it runs pretty well. Restart is recommended.

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