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Apple iPad Air (32GB) Review & Specs

Apple iPad Air is a great tablet released many years ago, which counts with a huge 9.7 inches screen, a high-tech 1400 megahertz Dual-Core 64-bits processing unit, a 5 mega-pixels back facing camera and a 1.2 MP front camera.

About its design, this device is majorly made with Aluminium, which gives a top level design. This tablet just has 9.45 inches long, but it still manages to hold a 9.7 inches display. This tablet is incredibly slim and good-looking, being just 0.3 inches thick. Apple sells the iPad Air in 3 color options: black, gray and white. The iPad Air is much lighter than what one would expect from a device this size.

Apple packed the Apple iPad Air with a nice 9.7 inches display, and a 1536 x 2048 resolution, which makes it hard to distinguish the pixels that compose the display. Its display uses IPS LCD capacitive technology, and has multi-touch detection.

Apple decided to design the iPad Air using an exceptional 1.4 gigahertz Dual-Core 64 bits CPU, included in the Apple A7 system chip with only 1 GB RAM which is a bit poor for a tablet this good. Graphic rendering generally consume a lot of processing time, so it counts with a PowerVR G6430 graphics processing unit running at 600 MHz to improve overall performance. The iPad Air has a 32 GB great internal memory and though it doesn’t include a slot for SD memory cards, it it is more than enough to install lots of applications, games, photos and videos without worrying about how much storage is left.

This tablet provides wi-fi capability (which it can provide to other devices around, acting as a wireless router or modem), 4G LTE fast internet connection or 3G fast internet connection, supported by HSPA, UMTS, EV-DO A, EV-DO B and EDGE technologies. This device uses a Nano SIM card for GSM connection and it can connect using both CDMA and GSM networks.

This tablet is equipped with two cameras, a 5 MP back-facing camera and a 1.2 megapixels front-facing camera. It also shoots Full HD 1920×1080 videos at 30 frames per second. To complete the camera, it also counts with lots of amazing features: digital image stabilization, auto-focus, face detection shooting, time lapse video, HDR mode and geo tagging.

This tablet also features some interesting features like Bluetooth, 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.

This tablet uses a big 8820 mAh Li-Polymer non-replaceable battery providing the iPad Air an amazing battery duration. An issue to take into account is that the iPad Air’s battery is non-replaceable so you can’t change it when it begins to last shorter, although with this big battery you will probably replace this device before that becomes a real problem.

No matter whether you need a tablet to mostly use social networks, are looking for a tablet for work, want a device to play games or you love taking photos, this device is a good choice . When buying this device you also receive USB Power Adapter and Lightning to USB Cable.

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Device Type:Tablet
Operating System (OS):iOS 8.x, 7.x
Variant:32 GB
Dimensions:9.45 x 6.67 x 0.30 inches
Weight:16.86 ounces
Colors:Black, Gray and White
Accessories:Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter
Release date:2013-10-22


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


Chipset:Apple A7
Processor:Cyclone (Dual-Core 1400 MHz)
RAM Memory:1 GB
Graphics Processor:PowerVR G6430 (600 MHz)
Internal Memory:32 GB
SD Card Slot:No SD card slot


Battery type:Li-Polymer
Capacity:8820 mAh


Back camera:5 megapixels
    Focal length:33mm (35mm equivalence)
Front camera:1.2 megapixels
Max video resolution:1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD)
Camera features:Auto-Focus, Digital Image Stabilization, Face Detection Shooting, Geo Tagging, HDR Mode 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, 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
Sensors:Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light Sensor
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