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Apple iPad Air

Wi-Fi Only 128 GB

Apple iPad Air 2

16 GB Wi-Fi Only
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$ 429.00 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 the Apple iPad Air, having a overall score of 8.01 against 7.84. The iPad Air 2 is a newer device, and it is also extremely thinner and just a little bit lighter than the Apple iPad Air. These tablets work with the same iOS 8.x OS (operating system), so both should give you the same operating system features.

IPad Air 2 and iPad Air feature incredibly similar screens, both have the same 2048 x 1536 resolution, a better pixels quantity per inch in the display and a display with the same size. The iPad Air has a much better memory capacity to install applications and games or saving photos and videos than Apple iPad Air 2, because it has 128 GB internal storage.

The iPad Air features a little bit better performance than Apple iPad Air 2, because although it has less RAM, and they both have a 64-bit processor, the iPad Air also counts with an extra graphics processor and more cores. The iPad Air counts with a bit superior battery duration than Apple iPad Air 2, because it has an 8820mAh battery capacity.

The Apple iPad Air 2 features a much better camera than iPad Air, and although they both have the same video frame rate, the same 1920x1080 video resolution and the same camera aperture, the Apple iPad Air 2 also has a way higher resolution camera in the back.

Even being the best tablet of the ones we are comparing here, iPad Air 2 is also cheaper than the Apple iPad Air, making buying this tablet a simple decision.