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Apple iPad 2 Verizon

Announced
Mar 2, 2011
Market status
Released
Release date
Mar 11, 2011

US carrier availability

Discontinued: Verizon

Pros

  • HDMI connector for TV-out ()

Cons

  • Low pixel density screen (132 ppi)
  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • Too little RAM memory (512 MB RAM)
  • Battery is not user replaceable
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Proprietary USB connector - have to use its cable instead of a standard microUSB

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Description

Apple's first CDMA tablet is a version of the iPad 2 for Verizon, and it shares all its specs, save for the 1.34 pounds (607 g) of weight. The iPad 2 improves on its predecessor in both desing and hardware, since the renowned tablet is now thinner even than the iPhone 4 at 0.34" (8.8mm). It is powered by a 1GHz dual-core Apple A5 chipset, which provides 2x the CPU and 9x the GPU performance of its predecessor. All that while keeping the same 10 hours of battery life. Dressed entirely in black or white this time, the iPad 2 sports HDMI output via a separate cable, as well as rear and front-facing cameras - the first supports HD video recording, and the second FaceTime for video chat with other iDevices.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Tablet
  • OS:
    • iOS (7.x, 6.1, 6, 5.1, 5, 4.x)
  • Dimensions:
    • 9.50 x 7.31 x 0.34 inches (241.2 x 185.7 x 8.8 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 21.41 oz (607 g)
      the average is 14.1 oz (404 g)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 9.7 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1024 x 768 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 132 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • IPS LCD
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 65.03 %
  • Touchscreen:
      • Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 0.7 megapixels
  • Camcorder:
      • 1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)
    • Features:
      • Video calling
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 0.3 megapixels VGA

Hardware

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Apple A5
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Dual core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9
  • Graphics processor:
      • PowerVR SGX543MP2
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 512 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 64 GB

Battery

  • Capacity:
    • 6944 mAh
  • Not user replaceable:
    • Yes

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Technology

  • CDMA:

    CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

    • 800, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • EV-DO Rev.A
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • A-GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Yes

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1, EDR
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n
  • USB:
      • Yes
    • Connector:
      • Proprietary
  • HDMI:
      • Yes
  • Other:
    • TV-Out, Computer sync, OTA sync
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Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
    • Voice recording

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 02 Mar 2011

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Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Apple iPad 2 Verizon 32GB


Differences:
  • Built-in storage:
    • 32 GB

Apple iPad 2 Verizon 16GB


Differences:
  • Built-in storage:
    • 16 GB

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