iPad 3 specs comparison

iPad 3 specs comparison
And just like that, the new iPad has arrived. Not the iPad 3, not the iPad HD, as some believed the tablet would be called, but simply the new iPad. And boy does it specs sheet look cool! First, we have that amazing Retina Display with a resolution of 2048 by 1536 pixels, which translates into a pixel density of 264 ppi. Next in line is that A5X processor, which Apple claims to be superior to the quad-core Tegra 3. Not to be forgotten are the 5-megapixel camera with BSI sensor on its back, and the optional LTE radio capable of reaching theoretical peaks of 73Mbps.

Sounds pretty awesome, doesn't it? Well, would you like to know how the third iPad iteration stands next to several Android tablets? If so, we have put together the new iPad's specs and compared them to those of four other tablets: the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1), the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity 700, the Huawei MediaPad 10, and the Acer ICONIA TAB A700. Which one of them you think reigns supreme when it comes to specs? Feel free to let us know by dropping a comment below.
iPad 3 specs comparison

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iPad 3
  • Display 9.7" 2048 x 1536 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Apple A5X, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 11560 mAh

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34 Comments

1. e.wvu unregistered

i like how Phonearena just put "yes" on the front facing camera part on the spec sheet.

9. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

It's not PhoneArena, krApple refuses to publish the FFC specification; it's the same way on krApple's websiTe.

17. galaxyisking

Posts: 60; Member since: Nov 18, 2011

weak!

24. coy2013

Posts: 10; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

Oops sorry i accidentally hit the thumbs down :( i meant thumbs up :)

29. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Was thinking the same thing lol

32. Nick_T

Posts: 183; Member since: May 27, 2011

Happy? :)

2. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

I have yet to see the performance of K3V2 quad-core 1.5GHz.

4. dr.cyber

Posts: 14; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

and i think so!

25. dr.cyber

Posts: 14; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

ok after the gpu bench you can see that the a5(not even 5x) crush tegra in open gl 2.0,http://www.inspiredgeek.com/2011/11/19/tegra-3-kal-e1-first-gpu-performance-benchmarks-leaked-compared-to-apple-a5-iphone-4s-ipad-2/ now its the time to buy new ipad

30. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

The four-core GPU of the new iPad sure is something. But I'd like to see the performance of the entire SoC first.

3. dr.cyber

Posts: 14; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

wow i only now understood why its a a5x processor= arm(a) x=10+5=15 then it come to A-15 FROM ARM hhhh nice

8. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

the processor in the "new ipad" is cortex A-9.

15. dr.cyber

Posts: 14; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

wow if it stillllllllllll a-9, ok sorry!!

18. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

its the exact same processor with minor tweaking. maybe they clocked it over 800mhz? lol. now.... with a 1ghz dual core!! no.. more than likely they bumped it to 1.2 to 1.4 to compensate for the higher resolution.

22. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Yeah, it's more likely to be at 1.2 or 1.4 otherwise it'll surely lag because of it's resolution alone.

27. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

it has a PowerVR SGX543MP4. let me repeat that, an MP...4. the new iPad will probably have the best GPU for the rest of the year.

28. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

@KingKurogiii Yeah you're right. Would you know how many cores the GPU have? I think it's four but not really sure. Would be sweet to have the PowerVR SGX543MP4 on a

31. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

powervr is a great gpu, no doubt. still dont know why Sammy moved away from them. the gpu is quad core, the CPU is the same dual core in the last iPad/ i4s.

34. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

yeah, that's right. Apple would've killed it with a pair of A-15 cores. i'll bet the A6 will be Quad-Core though.

5. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

It's still a bigger ipod touch, so unless that changes, I'm still not interested. Rumors that Acer will release $500 ultrabook though, those are quite interesting...

6. shadez10

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

i got my eyes on the Huawei MediaPad,.. very interesting device... nothings changed on the ipad... apple is getting worst...

16. dr.cyber

Posts: 14; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

and i too,(only if to compare to gpu its mediapad 16 cores vs 4 ipad and 2 gb ram vs 1gb ipad) but ipad have a cool display and elegant style its hard to choose here need a graphic bench

7. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Interesting how Apple still refuses (iRefuses) to expressly stiPulAte the resolution and speciFiCation of the Front Facing Camera?????? WTi'F !!!

10. yt6nin

Posts: 100; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

So Phonearena is taking Apple's claim of their new A5X cpu to be better than the Tegra 3 CPU??? I need benchmarks on this, numbers to back this "statement" from Apple, but regardless, I'm not planning on buying a tablet, especially iPad's, because they are so expensive!!! -_-

13. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

I don't think Phonearena is taking Apple's claim. Afterall the article said "which Apple claims to be superior to the quad-core Tegra 3".

19. HTCFreak

Posts: 156; Member since: Jul 17, 2010

the iPad costs just as much as the other tablets out there, so...

26. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

and that's why they aren't buying a tablet at all...

11. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

What happened to ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity TF700T with 1.6 quad core? That should be on the list also.

12. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Dear Ghost Steve Job, I hereby announce you that your fruit company which make overpriced products has totally gone out of control. Therefore i summon your immediate comeback from hell to earth so that you could fixed the new New iPad name.

14. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1337; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

It seems about even with everyone else. I am waiting to see what Samsung brings out. I know that many hear will harp on Samsung. However, they are a major producer of OLED, LCD screens ( including the one the New iPad is sporting). So till Samsung response I will be waiting. Out of curiousity Samsung just filed Patents for flexible screens that bend and roll out to any size. Now that is Revolutionary. I expressed in another post that if the screen was HD RGB matrix Super Amoled plus then it will blow away everything. Lets wait and see.

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