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Apple iPad Air 2 Apple iPad 4
Global Score
8.016.9
Basic Information
AppleApple
iOS 8.xiOS 7.x, 6.1, 6
2014-10-160000-00-00
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$ 375.00 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 A6X chipset
64-bit Cyclone (Single-Core 1500 MHz) processor Dual-Core 1400 MHz processor
2 GB (1600 MHz) RAM1 GB RAM
PowerVR GXA6850 GPUPowerVR SGX554 (Dual-Core 200 MHz) GPU
7.927.65
Storage
16 GB internal memory32 GB internal memory
No SD card slotNo SD card slot
2.53.3
Camera
8.00 MP + 1.20 MP5.00 MP + 1.20 MP
f/2.40 aperturef/2.40 aperture
31.00mm 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--
7.156.27
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, GSM and CDMA
Nano SIMMicro SIM
8.89.4
Battery Life
7340mAh Battery Li-Polymer Battery
Non-Removable BatteryNon-Removable Battery
5.761.36
Other Features
Bluetooth 4.0Bluetooth 4.0
GPSGPS
Fingerprint ID Scanner--
Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light SensorAccelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light Sensor

Comparisson review

The iPad Air 2 is better than the iPad 4, with a general score of 8.01 against 6.9. The iPad Air 2 is a thinner and much lighter tablet than iPad 4. These tablets use iOS OS (operating system), but iPad Air 2 has a more recent 8.x version while iPad 4 has iOS 7.x, so it provides you lots of additional features.

The iPad Air 2 features a little better processing power than iPad 4, because although it has less processing cores and doesn't have an additional GPU, it also counts with a 64-bit processing unit and a greater amount of RAM memory. IPad Air 2 has a bit sharper screen than Apple iPad 4. Both have the same screen density, exactly the same resolution of 2048 x 1536 and a screen of the same size.

The iPad Air 2 has a superior camera than iPad 4, and although they both have the same 1920x1080 video definition, the same diafragm aperture and the same video frame rates, the iPad Air 2 also has a lot better resolution back facing camera. Apple iPad 4 has a much greater storage to store more apps and games than iPad Air 2, because it has 32 GB internal storage.

The Apple iPad Air 2 features a much better battery life than Apple iPad 4.

IPad Air 2 costs a bit more money than Apple iPad 4, but it's still a great deal, as you can get a lot more for that extra money.