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Apple iPad Air 2 (MH182LL/A) Review & Specs

Apple iPad Air 2 is an impressive device released in 2014, packing a really big 9.7″ display, a powerful 64-bit processor clocking at 1500 megahertz, and 2 cameras, an 8 MP back side camera and a 1.2 MP front facing camera.

Being just 0.24″ thick,the iPad Air 2 is extremely slim and good-looking. This device only has 9.45 inches long, but it manages to hold a 9.7 inches display. Regarding its construction, this tablet is mostly manufactured with Aluminium, which gives a high quality finish and high resistance. This tablet is much lighter than what one would think about a tablet like this. Apple offers this tablet in 2 color options, gray and gold.

This tablet comes with a Apple A8X system chip, backed up by a fast 1500 MHz 64-bits processing unit and a big 2 GB RAM. The Apple iPad Air 2 counts with a 64 GB huge internal storage memory and even though it doesn’t count with an external memory card slot, it it is more than enough to store lots of apps, games, songs, pictures and videos without having to worry about how much memory is left.

Apple equipped this tablet with a good level 9.7″ display, and a 2048 x 1536 resolution, which makes it hard to distinguish the pixels taking part of the display. Its display uses IPS LCD capacitive technology, and is multi-touch enabled.

The iPad Air 2 provides WiFi connectivity (which can be provided to other devices acting as a modem), LTE 4G high performance connectivity or 3G fast connectivity, supported by HSPA, UMTS, EV-DO A, EV-DO B and EDGE technologies. The iPad Air 2 works with a Nano SIM card for GSM networks and it works with both CDMA and GSM networks.

This tablet has two cameras, an 8 mega-pixels back facing camera and a 1.2 mega-pixels front facing camera. This device also films 1920×1080 Full HD videos at 30 frames per second, and HD 1280×720 slow motion videos up to 120 frames per second. To complete the camera, it also has a large number of cool features like auto-focus, fast burst mode, face detection shooting, digital image stabilization, time lapse video, HDR mode and geo tagging.

The Apple iPad Air 2 also features many interesting features like Bluetooth (4.0), Fingerprint ID, GPS (Global Positioning System) and NFC (to trigger actions, transfer data or make payments by holding your tablet close to another NFC device or tag), and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Compass.

The Apple iPad Air 2 comes with an amazing 7340 mAh non-replaceable battery providing this tablet an incredibly long battery life. An issue to consider is that this tablet’s battery is not replaceable so you can’t buy a new battery when it starts to get older, though with so much capacity you will probably discard this tablet before it becomes an issue.

No matter whether you want this tablet to take lots of pictures, need a tablet to play games, are looking for a work tablet or will use it as a social tablet, this tablet is the correct choice for you. When you buy the iPad Air 2 you will also get Lightning to USB Cable and USB Power Adapter.

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Device Type:Tablet
Operating System (OS):iOS 8.x
Variant:64 GB Wi-Fi Only
Dimensions:9.45 x 6.67 x 0.24 inches
Weight:15.41 ounces
Colors:Gold and Gray
Accessories:Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter
Release date:2014-10-16


Screen Type:IPS LCD (16M colors)
Size:9.7 inches
Resolution:1536 x 2048 pixels
Pixel density:264 pixels per inch
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch


Chipset:Apple A8X
Processor:Cyclone (Single-Core 1500 MHz)
RAM Memory:2 GB (1600 MHz)
Graphics Processor:PowerVR GXA6850
Internal Memory:64 GB
SD Card Slot:No SD card slot


Capacity:7340 mAh


Back camera:8 megapixels
    Focal length:31mm (35mm equivalence)
Front camera:1.2 megapixels
Max video resolution:1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD)
Max slow motion video:1280 x 720 (120 fps) (HD)
Camera features:Auto-Focus, Digital Image Stabilization, Face Detection Shooting, Fast Burst Mode, Geo Tagging, HDR Mode, Slow Motion Video (4 times slower) and Time Lapse Video


    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:Nano SIM
CDMA Bands:800, 1900
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
UMTS Bands:850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100
LTE (4G) Bands:700 (band 13), 700 (band 17), 800 (band 18), 800 (band 19), 800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 850 (band 26), 900 (band 8), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 1900 (band 25), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7)
Technologies:LTE (4G), HSPA, UMTS, EV-DO A, EV-DO B, EDGE, GPRS, GSM and CDMA

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 4.0
Fingerprint ID:Yes
Sensors:Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light Sensor
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