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Apple iPad Air

Wi-Fi Only 128 GB
Apple iPad Air Apple iPad Air 2
Global Score
7.848.01
Basic Information
AppleApple
iOS 8.x, 7.xiOS 8.x
2013-10-222014-10-16
9.45 x 6.67 x 0.30 inches9.45 x 6.67 x 0.24 inches
16.86 ounces15.41 ounces
Black, Gray and WhiteGold and Gray
AluminiumAluminium
$ 440.00 at Amazon$ 390.00 at Amazon
Display / Screen
9.7 inches9.7 inches
2048 x 1536 pixels 1536 x 2048 pixels
IPS LCDIPS LCD
264 pixels per inch264 pixels per inch
Capacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch
7.17.1
Performance
Apple A7 chipsetApple A8X chipset
64-bit Cyclone (Dual-Core 1400 MHz) processor64-bit Cyclone (Single-Core 1500 MHz) processor
1 GB RAM2 GB (1600 MHz) RAM
PowerVR G6430 (600 MHz) GPUPowerVR GXA6850 GPU
8.557.92
Storage
128 GB internal memory16 GB internal memory
No SD card slotNo SD card slot
5.72.5
Camera
5.00 MP + 1.20 MP8.00 MP + 1.20 MP
f/2.40 aperturef/2.40 aperture
33.00mm focal length31.00mm 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
6.497.15
Networks
Wi-FiWi-Fi
Mobile HotspotMobile Hotspot
LTE (4G), HSPA, EV-DO A, EV-DO B, EDGE and GPRSLTE (4G), HSPA, UMTS, EV-DO A, EV-DO B, EDGE, GPRS, GSM and CDMA
Nano SIMNano SIM
8.68.8
Battery Life
8820mAh Li-Polymer Battery7340mAh Battery
Non-Removable BatteryNon-Removable Battery
6.325.76
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 a bit better than iPad Air, with an 8.01 score against 7.84. These devices work with the same iOS 8.x OS (operating system), so you shouldn't see any difference regarding OS features. IPad Air 2's design is newer, a little lighter and incredibly thinner than iPad Air. Apple iPad Air counts with just a bit better processing power than iPad Air 2, because although it has a lower amount of RAM, and they both have a 64-bits processor, the Apple iPad Air also counts with a higher number of cores and an additional graphics co-processor.

IPad Air and Apple iPad Air 2 both have similar screens, they have the same amount of pixels in each screen inch, the same resolution of 2048 x 1536 and a same size screen. The Apple iPad Air features much more memory capacity for games and applications than iPad Air 2, because it has more internal storage.

The iPad Air features a little better battery duration than iPad Air 2, because it has a 20 percent larger battery size. The iPad Air 2 features a superior camera than Apple iPad Air, and although they both have the same video definition, the same video frame rates and the same camera aperture, the iPad Air 2 also has a much more MP back-facing camera.

The iPad Air 2 is not only the best tablets in our current comparisson, but it's also cheap compared to the iPad Air, which makes this tablet a simple decision.