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Apple iPad Air

Wi-Fi Only 128 GB

Apple iPad mini 2

16 GB
A1490, A1491, A1489
Apple iPad Air Apple iPad mini 2
Global Score
7.847.51
Basic Information
AppleApple
iOS 8.x, 7.xiOS 8.x, 7.x
2013-10-222013-10-22
9.45 x 6.67 x 0.30 inches7.87 x 5.30 x 0.30 inches
16.86 ounces12.03 ounces
Black, Gray and WhiteBlack, Gray and White
AluminiumAluminium
$ 440.00 at Amazon$ 425.00 at Amazon
Display / Screen
9.7 inches7.9 inches
2048 x 1536 pixels 2048 x 1536 pixels
IPS LCDIPS LCD
264 pixels per inch324 pixels per inch
Capacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch
7.17.4
Performance
Apple A7 chipsetApple A7 chipset
64-bit Cyclone (Dual-Core 1400 MHz) processor64-bit Cyclone (Dual-Core 1300 MHz) processor
1 GB RAM1 GB RAM
PowerVR G6430 (600 MHz) GPUPowerVR G6430 (600 MHz) GPU
8.558.55
Storage
128 GB internal memory16 GB internal memory
No SD card slotNo SD card slot
5.72.5
Camera
5.00 MP + 1.20 MP5.00 MP + 1.20 MP
f/2.40 aperturef/2.40 aperture
33.00mm focal length33.00mm focal length
1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD) video resolution1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD) video resolution
6.496.49
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 Battery6471mAh Li-Polymer Battery
Non-Removable BatteryNon-Removable Battery
6.325.92
Other Features
Bluetooth 4.0Bluetooth 4.0
GPSGPS
Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light SensorAccelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light Sensor

Comparisson review

The iPad Air is a bit better than Apple iPad mini 2, getting a 7.84 score against 7.51. IPad Air is a incredibly heavier tablet than Apple iPad mini 2, but both of them are 0.3inches thick. These tablets come with the same iOS 8.x OS (Operating System), so you shouldn't see any difference regarding OS features.

The iPad mini 2 counts with a little sharper screen than iPad Air, because although it has a little smaller screen, and they both have the same 1536 x 2048 resolution, the iPad mini 2 also counts with a quite greater amount of pixels per display inch. The Apple iPad mini 2 features a processor that's very similar to the iPad Air one, both of them have a 64-bits processing unit, a 600 MHz graphics co-processor, the same RAM memory amount and a Dual-Core processing unit.

IPad mini 2's camera is very similar to the Apple iPad Air one, both of them have the same video frame rates, a F2.4 camera aperture, the same (Full HD) video quality and a 5 MP resolution back facing camera. The iPad Air features a lot bigger storage for applications and games than iPad mini 2, because it has 112 GB more internal memory capacity.

IPad Air counts with a little better battery lifetime than Apple iPad mini 2, because it has a 36% greater battery capacity.

IPad Air costs a little more money than the Apple iPad mini 2, but it's still a good choice, because you can get a better tablet for that extra money.