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Apple iPad Air 2 Review

16 GB Wi-Fi Only     See other variants reviews Score: 8.01/10
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Apple iPad Air 2 is a very solid tablet launched in 2014, packed with a great performance 1.5 gigahertz 64 bits CPU, a large 9.7-inches capacitive display, and 2 cameras, an 8 mega-pixels back side camera and a 1.2 megapixels front facing camera.

Regarding its materials quality, this tablet is mainly manufactured with Aluminium, giving this tablet a high quality design and a better resistance. Although this tablet is only 9.45" long and 6.67" wide, it is able to fit a a 9.7 inches display. The iPad Air 2 is incredibly thin and comfortable, with a thickness of just 0.24". Apple made an excellent design job making the Apple iPad Air 2 weight just 15.41 oz. The iPad Air 2 is available in two colors, gray and gold.

Apple packed this tablet with a very good 9.7 inches screen, and a 2048 x 1536 resolution, which makes all photos and videos look very nice. Its screen uses IPS LCD capacitive technology, and has multi-touch detection.

This device is powered by a powerful 1.5 gigahertz 64 bits processing unit, included in an Apple A8X system chip with a huge 2 GB of RAM. A good point of the Apple iPad Air 2 is its big 16 GB internal memory and whereas it doesn't count with a slot for external memory cards, it is enough to store hundreds of games and apps, although it may not be enough if you are fan of the heaviest games currently available.

This tablet has two cameras, an 8 mega-pixels back camera and a 1.2 megapixels front facing camera. The iPad Air 2 can also capture videos in 1920x1080 (Full HD) at 30 frames per second, and slow-motion videos in (HD) (1280x720) up to 120 frames per second (4 times slower than normal videos). Additionally, the camera features many great features: fast burst mode, auto-focus, digital image stabilization, HDR mode, face detection shooting, geo tagging and time lapse video.

This tablet offers wifi connection (and it can share it with other devices around, as a mobile hotspot), 4G LTE fast internet connection or fast 3G connection type, over HSPA, UMTS, EV-DO A, EV-DO B and EDGE technologies. This tablet works with a Nano SIM card for GSM services and it works with both GSM and CDMA networks.

This tablet also includes many interesting features like Bluetooth (4.0), Fingerprint Reader, GPS Localization and NFC (to trigger actions, transfer data or make payments by holding your tablet close to another NFC device or tag), and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Compass.

The Apple iPad Air 2 uses a big 7340 mAh non-removable battery, enough to provide the Apple iPad Air 2 with an incredibly long battery duration. An issue to consider is that this tablet's battery isn't replaceable so you won't be able to replace it when it starts to last shorter, whereas with its 7340 mAh you will probably replace this tablet before that becomes a real problem.

The iPad Air 2 is a quite a good offer considering it costs only $ 429, and other similar devices cost a bit more than that. No matter if you want this tablet to take lots of photographs, are looking for a gamer device, will use it as a social tablet or want a work tablet, you will probably be very satisfied with it. Apple packs the Apple iPad Air 2 with USB Power Adapter and Lightning to USB Cable.





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Specifications

Device Type:Tablet
Brand:Apple
Operating System (OS):iOS 8.x
Variant:16 GB Wi-Fi Only
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Dimensions:9.45 x 6.67 x 0.24 inchesMetric24 x 16.94 x 0.61 cmImperial
Weight:15.41 ouncesMetric436.87 gImperial
Colors:Gold and Gray
Materials:Aluminium
Accessories:Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter
Release date:2014-10-16
Price:$ 429.00

Display

Screen Type:IPS LCD (16M colors)
Size:9.7 inchesMetric24.6 cmImperial
Resolution:1536 x 2048 pixels
Pixel density:264 pixels per inchMetric103.94 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch

Hardware

Chipset:Apple A8X
Processor:Cyclone (Single-Core 1500 MHz)
RAM Memory:2 GB (1600 MHz)
Graphics Processor:PowerVR GXA6850
Internal Memory:16 GB
SD Card Slot:No SD card slot

Battery

Removable:No
Capacity:7340 mAh

Camera

Back camera:8 megapixels
    Aperture:f/2.40
    Focal length:31mm (35mm equivalence)
Front camera:1.2 megapixels
Max video resolution:1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD)
Max slow motion video:1280 x 720 (120 fps) (HD)
Camera features:Auto-Focus, Digital Image Stabilization, Face Detection Shooting, Fast Burst Mode, Geo Tagging, HDR Mode, Slow Motion Video (4 times slower) and Time Lapse Video

Networks

Wi-Fi:Yes
    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:Nano SIM
CDMA Bands:800, 1900
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
UMTS Bands:850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100
LTE (4G) Bands:700 (band 13), 700 (band 17), 800 (band 18), 800 (band 19), 800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 850 (band 26), 900 (band 8), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 1900 (band 25), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7)
Technologies:LTE (4G), HSPA, UMTS, EV-DO A, EV-DO B, EDGE, GPRS, GSM and CDMA

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 4.0
GPS:Yes
Fingerprint ID:Yes
Sensors:Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light Sensor