Apple iPad Air 2 vs Apple iPad Air vs Apple iPad 4: specs comparison - PhoneArena

Apple iPad Air 2 vs Apple iPad Air vs Apple iPad 4: specs comparison

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Apple iPad Air 2 vs Apple iPad Air vs Apple iPad 4: specs comparison
They might not have grown in size, but Apple's hot-out-of-the-oven new iPads are surely top notch when it comes to internal hardware prowess (compared to their predecessors, that is). Both tablets have been refreshed with an Apple A8X chipset, a custom version of the 64-bit Apple A8 SoC found inside the Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which is a first for Apple and cements the future-proofness of its brand new tablets. 

Frankly said, the improvements are not many, but they are mostly spot on. As we said, they sport most of the bells and whistles that the latest two generations of iPhones had in store, such as the Touch ID fingerprint sensor under the home button, support for Apple's Pay on-the-move payment system, and several other novelties. Then again, are these improvements enough to deem the new iPad Air vastly superior to its predecessor? Or the new slate is nothing but a minor improvement over last year's Apple iPad Air?

We decided to pit the new iPad Air 2 against its prequel and see what's happening specs-wise. We've also thrown in the older Apple iPad 4 for a good measure as well.

Display
Size
9.7 inches
9.7 inches
9.7 inches
Technology
IPS LCD
IPS LCD
IPS LCD
Screen-to-body
65.03 %
71.65 %
71.65 %
Features
Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor
Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor
Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor
Hardware
System chip
Apple A6X
Apple A7
Apple A8X
Processor
Dual-core, 1400 MHz
Dual-core, 1400 MHz, Cyclone, 64-bit
Triple-core, 1500 MHz, Cyclone, 64-bit
GPU
PowerVR SGX554
PowerVR G6430
PowerVR GXA6850
RAM
1GB
1GB LPDDR3
2GB LPDDR3
Internal storage
128GB
128GB
128GB
OS
iOS (10.x, 9.x, 8.x, 7.x, 6.1, 6.x)
iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x, 7.x)
iOS (13.x, 12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x)
Battery
Capacity
 
8820 mAh
7340 mAh
Camera
Rear
Single camera
Single camera
Single camera
Main camera
5 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)
5 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)
8 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)
Specifications
Aperture size: F2.4
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 33 mm
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 31 mm
Video recording
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
Recording format
 
H.264, MOV
H.264, MOV
Features
EIS
Time-lapse video, EIS, Video calling
Time-lapse video, EIS, Video calling
Front
1.2 MP
1.2 MP
1.2 MP
Video capture
1280x720 (HD)
1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
Design
Dimensions
9.50 x 7.31 x 0.37 inches (241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm)
9.45 x 6.67 x 0.30 inches (240 x 169.5 x 7.5 mm)
9.45 x 6.67 x 0.24 inches (240 x 169.5 x 6.1 mm)
Weight
23.35 oz (662.0 g)
the average is 16.3 oz (464 g)
16.86 oz (478.0 g)
the average is 16.3 oz (464 g)
15.41 oz (437.0 g)
the average is 16.3 oz (464 g)
Materials
 
Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum
Biometrics
 
 
Fingerprint (touch)
Buyers information
Price
$ 799
$ 929
$ 829
See the full Apple iPad 4 vs Apple iPad Air vs Apple iPad Air 2 specs comparison or compare them to other phones using our Specs Comparison tool.



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