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Device Compatibility Thread

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Welcome to the Community Built List of Global Compatible Devices

Our Objective.

The purpose of this thread is to have a wiki where people can submit what device they use, what quality they use, and how well it runs, so that’s over time we can build up a list of compatible devices, and how well those devices work on what settings. So if anyone asks about if there device is supported or if a certain device works well with Infinite Flight, we can direct them to this list!


As many members looking at this thread are considering a new device, it is important that we provide clean and accurate information to provide a helpful oversight of what devices are on offer.
This is the rewritten Device compatibility list.

Formatting

This thread has been made a wiki so that you guys can add your devices to the list.
However, please do not edit devices that have already been added, and do not edit the general thread format

Do Not Alter Any Other Part Of The Thread

When Adding a device to the list, please use the below format for both Android and iOS devices. Please be as honest as possible about your device performance; it’s useful for members trying to select a new device.
If you wish to add your opinion on why you like the device, feel free to do so in notes, but again, please be as honest as possible.


Formatting Examples

Device: Google Pixel/ iPhone 7
OS: Android 8.0/ iOS 11.2.1
Rendering Quality: High// High
Rendering Resolution: High// High
Texture quality: High// High
Anti-Aliasing: On// On
Limit framerate: Off// On
Airplane count: Very High// High
GeekBench Scores: 1918, 6316// 3379, 5495
Notes: One of the most powerful phones, even in 2018. Shows its age at a busy airport, otherwise runs perfecly// Occasionally when airport is busy you will have to turn off Anti-Aliasing, but it runs pretty well.


Please note that GeekBench scores are respective to each device. A low score does not suggest that a device is bad. This shows you how each respective device handles it’s own multi core performance.


Adding Your Device

Adding your Device

Regulars, when adding to this list please use ‘Hide Details’ so this post isn’t a giant flood of text. If you are not adding to this and are just posting on the thread then there is no need as a Regular will do it for you.

If you have any issues or questions about a device, it’s best to contact the user that posted the specifications. Their names are located next to the Device name.

If your device is already listed above, feel free to give your interpretation of its performance. The more data we can get on a specific device, the more reliable. Please note when adding devices, general discussion is allowed, however debating over Android/ iOS and performance can be done via a PM.


Device Compatibility List:

Android

High Performance Phones
The phones featured in this part are Android Greats, the most powerful phones under this operating system

Google Pixel 2XL - @Kirito_77

Device: Google Pixel 2XL
OS: Android 9.0
Rendering Quality: High
Rendering Resolution: High
Texture quality: High
Anti-aliasing: ON
Limit Frame Rate: OFF
GeekBench Scores: 1918 / 6316
Note: Being (one of) the most powerful phone(s) on the market… You’d expect some amazing results from the Pixel. It does not disappoint. Is stupidly powerful, responsive and a beautiful image. Will heat a little if charging (on a fast charger) whilst flying

OnePlus 6 - @david_hartono_S

Device: OnePlus 6
OS: Android 8.1.0
Rendering Quality: High
Rendering Resolution: High
Texture quality: High
Anti-Aliasing: On
Limit framerate: On
Airplane count: High
GeekBench Scores: 2474/9054
Notes:

Samsung Galaxy S8 - @ServerGhost

Operating System: Android 8.0
Rendering Quality: High
Rendering Resolution: High
Texture quality: High
Anti-Aliasing: On
Limit framerate: Off
Airplane count: Very High
Low-power mode: Off
Geek bench score: - 1951 / 6428
Notes: no issues with lag you might have a small latency in KLAX or KJFK but other than that its smooth.
Screen brightness sometimes all the way up, dont see an issue with performance even though the phone is rendering high resolution.

Samsung Galaxy S8+ - @ThomasR

Device: Samsung Galaxy S8+
OS: Android 7.0
Rendering Quality: High
Rendering Resolution: High
Texture Quality: High
Anti-Aliasing: On
Limit frame rate: On
GeekBench scores: 1782/ 6029
Notes: Runs very well on high quality settings. If the airport is busy you may sometimes need to turn off anti-aliasing to reduce some lag. Overall you will receive a high quality experience from this device.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 - @Jeno_Farkas

Device: Samsung Galaxy Note 8
OS: Android 7.1.1
Rendering Quality: High
Rendering Resolution: High
Texture quality: High
Anti-aliasing: ON
Limit Frame Rate: OFF
GeekBench Scores: 1984 / 6116
Note: With these settings Infinite Flight looks stunning on the Note 8’s huge screen. Worth to mention that with the Frame Limiter set to Off, the phone tends to push itself to the limits no matter how crowded the airport is nearby, which can make it really hot, especially when the phone is in Optimised performance mode, which can later cause some lags. On High performace performance mode there are no lags at all on the highest available resolution, in full screen mode, though this drains the battery far more quicker.

Sony Xperia XZ Premium - @RealAviation1974

Device: Sony Xperia XZ Premium (US Version)
OS: Android 7.1.2
Rendering Quality: High
Rendering Resolution: High
Texture quality: High
Anti-Aliasing: On
Limit framerate: Off
Aircraft Count: High
GeekBench Scores: 1943 / 5824
Notes: With a 4K screen and the price of £500, it’s highly recommended. No restarts required before running, just an amazing device.


Top notch Medium contenders
The devices that are powerful, for a considerably lower price, new or 2nd hand.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge - @MartyFlies by

Device: Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
OS: Android 7.0
Rendering Quality: High
Rendering Resolution: High
Texture quality: High
Anti-Aliasing: On
Limit framerate: Off
GeekBench score: 1516 / 4055
Notes: Runs IF without problems on highest settings, though on busy airports it can lag and I have to turn off anti-aliasing. At 5,5 inch the screen is good for traveling, but when you’re at home it feels too small and a tablet would be a better option. Can be repurchased for a reasonable price.

Sony Xperia Z5 - @Kirito_77

Device: Sony Xperia Z5
OS: Android 7.1.1
Rendering Quality: Medium
Rendering Resolution: High
Texture Quality: High
Anti- Aliasing: On
Limit Frame Rate: On
GeekBench Scores: 1258 / 3979
Notes: A beautiful display, the Z5 can be picked up in the 32gb variant for under £150. Has a powerful Snapdragon chip and plenty of ram. Is worth noting that the device does struggle around a busy airport (it’s about 3yrs old) and has some overheating issues.

Vivo V3 - @George

Device: Vivo V3
OS: Android 5.1.1
Rendering Quality: High
Rendering Resolution: Medium
Texture Quality: High
Anti-Aliasing: On
Limit Frame Rate: On
Airplane Count: Medium
GeekBench Scores: 1515 / 4625
Notes: It may lag when the airport is busy (If Anti Aliasing is on). But other than that, it works perfectly to me ;)

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact - @Kirito_77

Device: Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
OS: Android 6.1.1
Rendering Quality: Medium
Rendering Resolution: Medium
Texture Quality: High
Anti- Aliasing: On
Limit Frame rate: On
Airplane Count: High
GeekBench Scores: 977 / 2569
Notes: The Xperia z3 handles IF surprisingly well. Lowering the quality is difficult to notice due to the tiny screen. An absolute powerhouse, but at a busy airport, the old GPU begins to struggle. Surprisingly good battery life too, and can be bought really cheap.

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) - @ItzEhs

Device: Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
OS: Android 7.0
Rendering Quality: Medium
Rendering Resolution: Medium
Texture quality: Medium
Anti-Aliasing: Off
Limit framerate: Off
GeekBench Scores: 774 / 4120
Notes: It lags at busy airports but runs great at cruise


Tablets
Big Android devices packing a punch

Google Pixel Tablet C - @Kirito_77

Device: Google Pixel Tablet C
OS: Android 8.1.0
Rendering Quality: High
Rendering Resolution: High
Texture quality: High
Anti-aliasing: ON
Limit Frame Rate: OFF
Aircraft Count: very high
GeekBench Scores: 1341 / 3240
Note: A beautiful device running Nvidia Hardware, clean and updated android, plus specs that shadow any iPad. Be mindful of battery life. Otherwise, perfect

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 - @PlaneCrazy

Device: Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 (2017)
OS: Android 7.1
Rendering Quality: High
Rendering Resolution: High
Texture quality: High
Anti-Aliasing: On
Limit frame rate: Off
Airplane Count: High
GeekBench Scores: 1552 / 4108
Notes: Powerful device with a beautiful screen. Runs IF perfectly. It’s basically a galaxy S7. A very big S7…

Kindle Fire HD6 😉 - @Kirito_77

Device: Amazon Kindle Fire HD6 (4th Generation)
OS: Amazon Android 5.1.6
Rendering Quality: Medium
Rendering Resolution: Medium
Texture Quality: High
Anti- Aliasing: On
Limit Frame rate: Off
GeekBench scores: 764 / 1398
Notes: FDS has officially ended support for Amazon and it’s kindle Fire range. However 😏 there is a loophole that allows the kindle access to IF. For such an old device, IF runs surprisingly smooth. Takes a while to load up and will lag at a busy airport, but can handle max graphics 😂

Asus Zenpad 3S 10 - @chris_wing

Device: ASUS Zenpad 3S 10 (Z500M)
OS: Android 7.0
Rendering Quality: High
Rendering Resolution: High
Texture quality: High
Anti-Aliasing: Off
Limit framerate: Off
Airplane count: Very High
GeekBench Scores: 1558 / 3709
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!

Apple iOS

iPads
The pinnacle of Apple and their High end devices. iPads offer great performance, however are prone to overheating.

iPad Air (1st Generation) - @KiwisFlying

Device: iPad Air (1st Generation)
Operating system: iOS 11.2.1
Rendering Quality: Medium
Rendering Resolution: Medium
Texture quality: High
Anti-Aliasing: Off
Limit framerate: On
Airplane Count: low
GeekBench Scores:
Notes: Occasionally when an airport is busy you will have to turn off Anti-Aliasing, but it runs pretty well. Restart is recommended.

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

Device: iPad Air (2nd Generation)
OS: iOS 11.2.1
Rendering Quality: High
Rendering Resolution: High
Texture quality: High
Anti-Aliasing: On
Limit framerate: On
Airplane Count: low
GeekBench Scores: 1796 / 4175
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.

iPad 2017 (5th Generation) - @Allen_Lu

Device: iPad 2017 (5th Generation)
OS: iOS 11.2.5
Rendering Quality: High
Rendering Resolution: High
Texture quality: High
Anti-Aliasing: On
Limit frame rate: Off
Aircraft count: Medium
GeekBench Scores: 2522 / 4380
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 Mini 2 - @Qantas737guy

Device: iPad Mini 2
OS: iOS 11.0
Rendering Quality: High
Rendering Resolution: High
Texture Quality: High
Anti-aliasing: On
Limit Frame Rate: On
GeekBench Scores: 1322 / 2332
Notes: Great old device that runs IF well. Shows its age especially during long haul. Is advised to lower graphics during flight.

iPad Mini 3 - @lucas_Piedra

Device: iPad Mini 3
OS: iOS 11.4
Rendering Quality: High
Rendering Resolution: High
Texture Quality: High
Anti-Aliasing: Off
Limit Framerate: On
Airplane Count: Low
GeekBench Scores: 1241 / 2105
Notes: A great device for running any type of flight! Just keep aircraft count at low as lag may occur.

iPad Mini 4 - @Starley

Device: iPad Mini 4
OS: iOS 11.2.1
Rendering Quality: high
Rendering Resolution: high
Texture quality: high
Anti-Aliasing: off
Limit framerate: on
Airplane Count: High
GeekBench Scores: 1660 / 2842
Notes: Anti-Aliasing is on when taking screenshots. Can handle full phat, however it is advised not to.

iPad Pro 9.7" - @BigBert10

Device: iPad Pro 9.7" (2016)
OS: iOS 11.3
Rendering Quality: High
Rendering Resolution: High
Texture Quality: High
Anti-Aliasing: ON
Limit Frame Rate: OFF
Airplane Count: High
GeekBench Scores: 3022 / 5107
**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 10.5" - @Bobby

Device: iPad Pro 10.5” (2nd Generation)
Operating system: iOS 11.2.1
Rendering Quality: High
Rendering Resolution: High
Texture quality: High
Anti-Aliasing: On
Limit framerate: Off
Airplane Count: Very High
GeekBench Scores: 4205/10124
Notes: This device runs Infinite Flight flawlessly without lag and has great battery life, even while not being connected to a charger.

iPad Pro 12.9” - @B747fan

Device: iPad Pro 12.9” (1st Generation)
OS: iOS 11.3
Rendering Quality: High
Rendering Resolution: High
Texture quality: High
Anti-Aliasing: On
Limit frame rate: Off
Airplane Count: High
GeekBench Scores: 2766 / 4969
Notes: Runs IF greatly at High resolution without any lag. However device is prone to hearing. Be conscious when charging.


iPhones
One of the most used devices in the planet, running the 3rd most used software. iPhones are always powerful and expensive, however at the end of the day… If you’re getting an iPhone, the cost isn’t a worry…

iPhone SE - @Panther

Device: iPhone SE
OS’ iOS 11.3
Rendering Quality: High
Rendering Resolution: High
Texture quality: High
Anti-Aliasing: On
Limit framerate: On (Works fine when off. I turn on to save battery)
Airplane count: Very high
GeekBench scores: 2375/4100
Notes: Works totally fine! No issues at all. Fly with heavy traffic and expect NO lag!

IPhone 6 - @Justin0623

OS IOS 11.2.1
Rendering Quality High
Rendering Resolution High
Texture quality High
Anti-Aliasing Off
Limit Frame Rate On
Airplane Count Medium
GeekBench Scores 1365 / 2318
Notes This is my second phone while this device is able to run IF on high graphics i recommend you lower on longer flights or just lower at cruise with its 1 gigabyte of ram this device is not as powerful as some newer devices you will notice this on longhaul flights the device will become slower so i recommend you restart your device close all background apps enable low power mode and lower brightness also if you are going into busy airports lower your graphics to the lowest and lower your airplane count :)

iPhone 6S - @JoelJ and @Cbro4

Device: iPhone 6s
OS: iOS 11.2.1
Rendering Quality: High
Rendering Resolution: High
Texture quality: High
Anti-Aliasing: On
Limit frame rate: On
Airplane Count: High
GeekBench Scores: 1802 / 3139
Notes: Runs IF greatly at high resolution without much lag. Little to no problems in crowded airports. Great device! Be mindful on long haul flights where the device with slow nearer the end.

iPhone 7 - @RealAviation1974

Device: iPhone 7
OS: iOS 11.2.1
Rendering Quality: High
Rendering Resolution: High
Texture quality: High
Anti-Aliasing: On
Limit framerate: Off
Airplane Count: Very high
GeekBench Scores: 3379 / 5495
Notes: Extremely good device to run IF. One recommendation is to restart the phone reguarly before every flight to ensure you don’t have any lag.

iPhone 8 - @AllegiantAir

OS: iOS 11.2.5
Rendering Quality: High
Texture Quality: High
Rendering Resolution: High
Anti-Aliasing: On
Limit Frame Rate: Off
Airplane Count: Very High
GeekBench Scores: 4217 / 10249
Notes: Runs perfectly well with everything on high at busy airports. Has a smaller screen than the iPhone 10 which often results in the 8 outperforming the 10. Watch out for overheating.

iPhone X - @Matt737

Device: iPhone X
OS: iOS 11.2.5
Rendering Quality: High
Rendering Resolution: High
Texture quality: High
Anti-Aliasing: On
Limit frame rate: Off
Airplane Count: Very High
GeekBench Scores: 4141 / 10438
Notes: What a beast! The iPhone X can run this huge simulator, with settings all on high! Crazy! Definitely one of the best performers out there!


Disclaimer

All scores For GeekBench Testing was received greatfully from https://www.geekbench.com/ . All results provided are subject to each individual member. Where possible, I have edited each device to a reasonable result. This list is community built and is not an exact representation of real world device performance.
Icon credit: https://www.flaticon.com/
Device advice:
For most Android devices, clearing the ram is easy, and a device restart it always recommend.
For iPads and iPhones, the same is also advised. Be warned that iPads in particular heat up considerably so look at cooling options before beginning a long flight

I’ll add in new devices as time goes on, so we can keep the thread updated. I’ve added in a few new devices and altered a few others (if an iPad air 2 struggles to run IF, an iPad air 1 definitely can’t…)
General Questions about Devices can also be asked and answered here. Have fun!


New device
Does IF run well on a pixelbook?
Compatibility
Device Compatibility Thread - IFC Built List
#2

The old thread was closed and I have therefore made a new one.

Also, in the time that the old thread existed, it had been viewed 1500 times, and had been linked in several support topics for users. A massive thank you to everyone that has trusted in myself (and predominantly @Starley) to help choose your new device, and also a thanks to all of its contributors, it really means a lot ✋


#3

Made it a Wiki too. Thanks for putting this together everyone. Cheers, Levet


#4

How does one edit a wiki? 😶


#5

Only mods and regulars can edit wikis. :)


#6

I would like to say that the Amazon Fire HD 10 also works.


#7

So if I disagree with what someone else has listed I just put another list of setiigns and capability’s under the same device beneath the other users?


#8

the Samsung galaxy J7 also works for infinite flight


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OnePlus 6

OnePlus 6
Device:OnePlus 6
OS: Android 8.1.0 (Oxygen OS 5.1.8)
Rendering Quality:High
Rendering Resolution:High
Texture Quality:High
Anti Aliasing:On
Limit Framerate:Off
Airplane Count:Very High
Geekbench score: 2474/9054
Notes:The OnePlus 6 is the most powerful phone in the market,it delivers excellent performance on infinite flight at the highest setting

P.s anybody have a note 5? My friend want to play IF with his note 5…


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Sorry for the late reply, if you have a device result that is different from one already listed, post it in the thread and I’ll make adjustments accordingly, and also provide credit.


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Also just a quick note on this.
Amazon Fire Tablets are no longer officially supported by IF and FDS, which is why I haven’t added them to the list.
If your fire tablet, however has access to the Google Play Store (PM me for any queries on this), you can download the full version of IF Global for the standard Price, and it works through a Google Play subscription as opposed to an Amazon one.

Please also note that the Fire HD7 is not supported, and will download the Pre Global version of IF.

Compatible Fire Tablets

•Fire HD6
•Fire HD8
•Fire HD9
•Fire HD10

As fire tablets run Android, apps can be sideloaded and therefore unlocks a mass of opportunity.
In regards to the running performance, I can only confirm the HD6 as being able to run at the highest settings, however looking at the specifications, the newer tablets shouldn’t have much issue running.


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The problem with putting the OS is that the OS listed may be outdated even if the device supports the latest OS.
For example, the iPad Pro 12.9 in has the OS listed as iOS 11.3, but it runs the latest version which is 11.4.
Also, does anyone have a 2nd gen? The one listed is the first gen.


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EDIT 1.0

•Changed Google Pixel 2XL OS to Android 9, this is due to my device running an advanced developer preview of Android P
•OnePlus 6 added to Android selection.

I plan to make these updates as regular as possible to keep up with the ever shifting mobile device market, and also to accommodate for users wanting to add their devices.