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Apple iPad Air

Wi-Fi Only 128 GB

Apple iPad mini 2

Wi-Fi Only 128 GB
A1490, A1491, A1489
Apple iPad Air Apple iPad mini 2
Global Score
7.847.84
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 ounces11.68 ounces
Black, Gray and WhiteBlack, Gray and White
AluminiumAluminium
$ 440.00 at Amazon$ 370.00 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 memory128 GB internal memory
No SD card slotNo SD card slot
5.75.7
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, EV-DO A, EV-DO B, EDGE and GPRS
Nano SIMNano SIM
8.68.6
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 Apple iPad Air is a little bit better than the Apple iPad mini 2, having a global score of 7.84 against 7.84. Apple iPad Air's construction has the same thickness than the Apple iPad mini 2, but it's incredibly heavier. Both of these devices have the same iOS 8.x operating system. The Apple iPad mini 2's processor is very similar to the iPad Air one, both of them have 1 GB of RAM memory, a 64-bits processing unit, a Dual-Core processing unit and a 600 megahertz GPU.

The iPad mini 2 features a slightly better screen than Apple iPad Air, because although it has a quite smaller screen, and they both have the same 1536 x 2048 resolution, the iPad mini 2 also counts with a little higher pixel density. IPad Air and Apple iPad mini 2 both have very similar cameras, both of them have a camera with a 5 mega-pixels, the same 30 frames per second video frame rates, a F2.4 camera aperture and the same (Full HD) video resolution.

The iPad Air and the iPad mini 2 feature quite similar memory for apps and games, both of them have exactly the same 128 GB internal storage capacity. The iPad Air features a bit longer battery duration than Apple iPad mini 2, because it has 8820mAh of battery capacity against 6471mAh.

Although iPad Air is a better device, it is more expensive than the Apple iPad mini 2, and it doesn't have such a good price and quality relation as the Apple iPad mini 2. So if you need that extra specs, you can buy the iPad Air, otherwise you can save some dollars and buy the Apple iPad mini 2, giving up a couple specs and features.