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Apple iPad Air 2 Apple iPad mini
Global Score
8.017.05
Basic Information
AppleApple
iOS 8.xiOS 8.x, 7.x, 6.1, 6
2014-10-160000-00-00
9.45 x 6.67 x 0.24 inches7.87 x 5.30 x 0.28 inches
15.41 ounces11.01 ounces
Gold and GrayBlack and White
AluminiumAluminium
--Scratch-Resistant Glass
$ 390.00 at Amazon$ 405.00 at Amazon
Display / Screen
9.7 inches7.9 inches
1536 x 2048 pixels 1024 x 768 pixels
IPS LCDIPS LCD
264 pixels per inch162 pixels per inch
Capacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch
7.16.1
Performance
Apple A8X chipsetApple A5 chipset
64-bit Cyclone (Single-Core 1500 MHz) processorARM Cortex-A9 (Dual-Core 1000 MHz) processor
2 GB (1600 MHz) RAM512 MB RAM
PowerVR GXA6850 GPUPowerVR SGX543 MP2 (Dual-Core 200 MHz) GPU
7.927.29
Storage
16 GB internal memory64 GB internal memory
No SD card slotNo SD card slot
2.54.4
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+ (4G), HSDPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS, GSM and CDMA
Nano SIMNano SIM
8.89.4
Battery Life
7340mAh Battery4440mAh Li-Polymer Battery
Non-Removable BatteryNon-Removable Battery
5.765.36
Other Features
Bluetooth 4.0Bluetooth 4.0
GPSGPS
Fingerprint ID Scanner--
Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light SensorAccelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light Sensor

Comparisson review

IPad Air 2 is much better than the Apple iPad mini, with a score of 8.01 against 7.05. Both tablets in this review have the same iOS 8.x OS (Operating System), so both should provide you identical OS features. IPad Air 2's construction is heavier but thinner than the Apple iPad mini. IPad Air 2 has a brighter display than Apple iPad mini, because it has way more pixels per display inch, a way higher resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels and a larger display.

IPad Air 2 counts with a bit superior processor than iPad mini, because although it has doesn't have an additional graphics co-processor and 1 lesser CPU cores , it also counts with a larger amount of RAM memory and a 64-bit processor. The iPad mini features a much greater storage for applications and games than Apple iPad Air 2, because it has more internal memory.

The iPad Air 2 shoots much better videos and photos than iPad mini, and although they both have the same camera aperture, the same video frame rate and the same 1920x1080 (Full HD) video definition, the iPad Air 2 also has a much more MP camera. Apple iPad Air 2 counts with just a little better battery life than Apple iPad mini, because it has 7340mAh of battery capacity against 4440mAh.

Even being the best tablet of the ones in this comparisson, the iPad Air 2 is also cheap compared to the Apple iPad mini.