We're often asked what is the best device to use the InventoryBase app on, so this article outlines some of ours and our customers experiences with different devices. 

This article will be updated every few months, so check back in the future if you're thinking of purchasing new hardware. 

Apple iOS

Typically, we would always recommend the latest Apple devices. Apple iOS is as straightforward to use as it is powerful, and we prefer the performance of the app using Apple devices based on our experience. 

The following models are recommended in order from oldest to newest for both Smartphone and Tablet categories. 

iPhone 7 (approaching end of life)
iPhone 7 Plus (approaching end of life)
iPhone 8
iPhone 8 Plus*
iPhone X*
iPhone XR*
iPhone XS*
iPhone XS Max*


iPad Pro* (All versions)
iPad* (9.7") 2018
iPad Mini 5* (2019)

* Highly recommended

In terms of value for money, the latest iPad with support for Apple Pencil retails for just £320 inc. VAT which is cheaper than all other Apple devices listed. 


Google Android

There is a considerably larger variety of Android devices on the market that would be suitable enough for basic use of the App (shorter, less detailed reports with less than 100 photos). For more demanding use of the app (large detailed reports with hundreds or even thousands of photos, audio and/or video) we recommend newer, more expensive devices. 

Unlike Apple, Android devices rely more on the device specs to offer good performance. We recommend devices with at least 2GB of ram and 2ghz processor. You would expect to be paying at least £250 for these devices new. 

The following models are recommended in order from oldest to newest for both Smartphone and Tablet categories. 

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus*
Samsung Galaxy S9
Huawei P20 Pro
LG G7 ThinQ
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
Google Pixel 2
Google Pixel 2 XL
Google Pixel 3
Google Pixel 3 XL*
OnePlus 6*

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4*
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
Asus ZenPad 3S 10
Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4*
Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro
Huawei MediaPad M3 8

As there are so many devices using Android we can't comment on every one, however any device with at least 2GB ram and an 8MP camera should provide reasonable performance and quality.  

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