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Apple iPad Air 2 Apple iPad Air
Global Score
8.017.51
Basic Information
AppleApple
iOS 8.xiOS 8.x, 7.x
2014-10-162013-10-22
9.45 x 6.67 x 0.24 inches9.45 x 6.67 x 0.30 inches
15.41 ounces16.86 ounces
Gold and GrayBlack, Gray and White
AluminiumAluminium
$ 390.00 at Amazon$ 385.00 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
7.17.1
Performance
Apple A8X chipsetApple A7 chipset
64-bit Cyclone (Single-Core 1500 MHz) processor64-bit Cyclone (Dual-Core 1400 MHz) processor
2 GB (1600 MHz) RAM1 GB RAM
PowerVR GXA6850 GPUPowerVR G6430 (600 MHz) GPU
7.928.55
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 + 1.20 MP
f/2.40 aperturef/2.40 aperture
31.00mm focal length33.00mm 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--
7.156.49
Networks
Wi-FiWi-Fi
Mobile HotspotMobile Hotspot
LTE (4G), HSPA, UMTS, EV-DO A, EV-DO B, EDGE, GPRS, GSM and CDMALTE (4G), HSPA, UMTS, EV-DO A, EV-DO B, EDGE, GPRS, GSM and CDMA
Nano SIMNano SIM
8.88.8
Battery Life
7340mAh Battery8820mAh Li-Polymer Battery
Non-Removable BatteryNon-Removable Battery
5.766.32
Other Features
Bluetooth 4.0Bluetooth 4.0
GPSGPS
Fingerprint ID Scanner--
Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light SensorAccelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light Sensor

Comparisson review

Apple iPad Air 2 is a little bit better than the Apple iPad Air, having an 8.01 score against 7.51. Both devices in this comparisson review include the same iOS 8.x operating system, so you shouldn't perceive any differences regarding operating system features. The Apple iPad Air 2 body is newer, just a bit lighter and incredibly thinner than the Apple iPad Air.

The iPad Air 2 and the Apple iPad Air feature really similar displays, both have the same screen pixels density, the same exact resolution of 1536 x 2048 and a display of the same size. The iPad Air features just a little better processing power than iPad Air 2, because although it has a lower amount of RAM memory, and they both have a 64-bit processing unit, the iPad Air also counts with 1 more cpu cores and an additional graphics co-processor.

The iPad Air 2 captures much better photos and videos than Apple iPad Air, and although they both have the same camera aperture, the same video quality and the same 30 frames per second video frame rate, the iPad Air 2 also has a way more MP camera. The Apple iPad Air's memory capacity for games and applications is very similar to iPad Air 2's one, both of them have exactly the same internal memory.

Apple iPad Air features a bit better battery life than iPad Air 2, because it has 8820mAh of battery capacity against 7340mAh.

Apple iPad Air 2 is a little more expensive than the Apple iPad Air, but you can get a better tablet for that few extra dollars.