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Most Popular Hardware 1/9/2020

Most Popular Hardware

Date Written: 1/9/20

NOTE: With the advancement of technology and constant release of new devices, this list is only valid for the time it was written. We write an updated version of this article about twice a year to account for hardware changes.

Below is a list of some of the most popular mobile devices used by home inspectors in the field with Palm-Tech. We last updated this list over the summer and there have been a handful of new devices released since then that have been added such as the iPhone 11 and Samsung Galaxy Note 10.

There is not a single device that is the 'best' one to use with Palm-Tech as there are quite a few devices that run the program great. The 'perfect' device for you might be different then it is for someone else and thats 'OK'.

A key consideration is deciding whether to use a phone or a tablet. When comparing a phone vs tablet it really comes down to whether or not you want the larger screen that a tablet offers, at the expense of losing some portability. Another factor to keep in mind is that phones tend to have significantly better cameras than tablets. Palm-Tech runs great on both so this will come down to personal preference.

Below is a list of the most popular devices being used by home inspectors who use Palm-Tech in the field for their home inspections:


  • iPad Air
  • iPad Mini
  • iPad Pro
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab A, S4, S6
  • Microsoft Surface Pro


  • iPhone 8, 8+, X, 11
  • Samsung Galaxy S9, S10
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8, 9, 10
  • Google Pixel 3, 4

The list of devices above is not meant to be a comprehensive list of all the possible devices that Palm-Tech runs on. The goal is to have the list be a starting point if you are looking at getting a new device and wondering what other inspectors use with Palm-Tech. It's also important to note that while the app will run on multiple generations of the same device (iPhone 7, 7+, 8, 8+, X, 11 for example), the newer the model the better the app will run. There can be a major difference in speed and performance between generations of the same device.