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BlackBerry PlayBook Apple iPad Air
Global Score
5.467.51
Basic Information
BlackberryApple
BlackBerry Tablet OSiOS 8.x, 7.x
2010-09-272013-10-22
7.64 x 5.12 x 0.39 inches9.45 x 6.67 x 0.30 inches
14.11 ounces16.86 ounces
--Black, Gray and White
--Aluminium
$ 400.00 at Amazon$ 385.00 at Amazon
Display / Screen
7 inches9.7 inches
1024 x 600 pixels 2048 x 1536 pixels
LCDIPS LCD
170 pixels per inch264 pixels per inch
Capacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch
5.77.1
Performance
TI OMAP 4430 chipsetApple A7 chipset
ARM Cortex-A9 (Dual-Core 1000 MHz) processor64-bit Cyclone (Dual-Core 1400 MHz) processor
1 GB RAM1 GB RAM
PowerVR SGX540 (200 MHz) GPUPowerVR G6430 (600 MHz) GPU
6.848.55
Storage
16 GB internal memory16 GB internal memory
No SD card slotNo SD card slot
2.52.5
Camera
5.00 MP + 3.00 MP5.00 MP + 1.20 MP
--f/2.40 aperture
--33.00mm focal length
1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD) video resolution1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD) video resolution
4.956.49
Networks
Wi-FiWi-Fi
--Mobile Hotspot
--LTE (4G), HSPA, UMTS, EV-DO A, EV-DO B, EDGE, GPRS, GSM and CDMA
--Nano SIM
3.28.8
Battery Life
Li-Ion Battery8820mAh Li-Polymer Battery
Non-Removable BatteryNon-Removable Battery
1.366.32
Other Features
Bluetooth 2.1, EDRBluetooth 4.0
GPSGPS
Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light SensorAccelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light Sensor

Comparisson review

Apple iPad Air is a lot better than the BlackBerry PlayBook, with a score of 7.51 against 5.46. Although Apple iPad Air is heavier than BlackBerry PlayBook, it's much thinner and also notably newer. The Apple iPad Air counts with iOS 8.x operating system, while BlackBerry PlayBook works with BlackBerry Tablet OS operating system.

Apple iPad Air has a really superior processing power than BlackBerry PlayBook, and although they both have 2 cores and 1 GB of RAM memory, the Apple iPad Air also has a 64-bit CPU and a faster 600 MHz graphics co-processor. The Apple iPad Air counts with a much more vibrant screen than BlackBerry PlayBook, because it has way more pixels per inch of screen, a much higher 1536 x 2048px resolution and a way bigger display.

The Apple iPad Air has a greater camera than BlackBerry PlayBook. Both have the same 30 fps video frame rates, the same resolution camera in the back and the same 1920x1080 video quality. BlackBerry PlayBook and Apple iPad Air both count with incredibly similar memory for apps and games, they have equal internal storage capacity.

IPad Air counts with a superior battery performance than BlackBerry PlayBook.

The Apple iPad Air not only is the best devices of the ones we compare here, but it's also the cheapest one, which makes this tablet an easy choice.