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Apple iPad 3

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Apple iPad Air 2 Apple iPad 3
Global Score
8.016.86
Basic Information
AppleApple
iOS 8.xiOS 7.x, 6.1, 6, 5.1
2014-10-162012-03-07
9.45 x 6.67 x 0.24 inches9.50 x 7.31 x 0.37 inches
15.41 ounces23.35 ounces
Gold and GrayBlack and White
Aluminium--
$ 390.00 at Amazon$ 395.00 at Amazon
Display / Screen
9.7 inches9.7 inches
1536 x 2048 pixels 2048 x 1536 pixels
IPS LCDIPS LCD
264 pixels per inch264 pixels per inch
Capacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch
7.17
Performance
Apple A8X chipsetApple A5X chipset
64-bit Cyclone (Single-Core 1500 MHz) processorARM Cortex-A9 (Dual-Core 1000 MHz) processor
2 GB (1600 MHz) RAM1 GB RAM
PowerVR GXA6850 GPUQuad core PowerVR SGX543MP4 GPU
7.926.75
Storage
16 GB internal memory16 GB internal memory
No SD card slotNo SD card slot
2.52.5
Camera
8.00 MP + 1.20 MP5.00 MP + 0.30 MP
f/2.40 aperturef/2.40 aperture
31.00mm focal length35.00mm focal length
1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD) video resolution1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD) video resolution
1280 x 720 (120 fps) (HD) slow motion video--
7.156.16
Networks
Wi-FiWi-Fi
Mobile HotspotMobile Hotspot
LTE (4G), HSPA, UMTS, EV-DO A, EV-DO B, EDGE, GPRS, GSM and CDMALTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS and GSM
Nano SIMMicro SIM
8.89.3
Battery Life
7340mAh Battery11560mAh Li-Polymer Battery
Non-Removable BatteryNon-Removable Battery
5.768.24
Other Features
Bluetooth 4.0Bluetooth 4.0
GPSGPS
Fingerprint ID Scanner--
Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light SensorAccelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light Sensor

Comparisson review

IPad Air 2 has a score of 8.01, which is better than the Apple iPad 3's general score of 6.86. IPad Air 2's construction is newer, way lighter and incredibly thinner than the Apple iPad 3. Both tablets in this comparisson review include iOS OS (operating system), but iPad Air 2 has the newer 8.x version and Apple iPad 3 has iOS 7.x version, so it provides lots of additional features and performance optimizations.

IPad Air 2 features a little more vivid display than Apple iPad 3. Both of them have the same 2048 x 1536 resolution, a same size screen and a greater pixel count in each inch in the display. IPad 3 features as much memory to install applications and games or saving photos and videos as the Apple iPad Air 2, both of them have equal internal storage capacity.

IPad Air 2 features a faster processing unit than Apple iPad 3, because although it has an inferior number of cores , it also counts with a 64-bits CPU and a higher amount of RAM memory. The iPad 3 has a really longer battery performance than Apple iPad Air 2, because it has a 11560mAh battery size.

IPad Air 2 features a superior camera than iPad 3, and although they both have the same 1920x1080 (Full HD) video definition, the same video frame rates and a same size aperture, the iPad Air 2 also has a camera in the back with much more mega-pixels.

IPad Air 2 is not only the best devices in our comparisson, but it's also cheaper than the other tablet.