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Apple iPad 9.7-inch (2018)

Announced:
Mar 27, 2018
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Mar 27, 2018

PhoneArena Rating:

8.5
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Apple iPad 9.7-inch (2018)

Announced: Mar 27, 2018
Market status: Released
Release date: Mar 27, 2018

PhoneArena Rating:

8.5
Read Full Review
  • Display 9.7" 1536 x 2048 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A10 Fusion, Quad-core, 2340 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 8827 mAh
  • Fingerprint
  • Lightweight
  • Thin
  • LTE
  • Waterproof
  • NFC
  • Dual SIM

Display

Display size:

9.7 inches

Resolution:

1536 x 2048 pixels

Pixel density:

264 ppi

Technology:

IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio:

72.80 %

Features:

Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor

Camera

  • benchmark

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

8 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4

Video recording:

1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)

Features:

Time-lapse video, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

1.2 megapixels

Features:

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Design

Dimensions:

9.4 x 6.6 x 0.29 inches (238.8 x 167.6 x 7.4 mm)

Weight:

16.86 oz (478 g)
the average is 18 oz (515 g)

Materials:

Main body: Aluminum

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)

Colors:

Gold, Gray, Silver

Hardware & Performance

  • benchmark

System chip:

Apple A10 Fusion APL1W24

Processor:

Quad-core, 2340 MHz, Hurricane and Zephyr, 64-bit, 16 nm

GPU:

PowerVR 7XT GT7600 Plus

RAM:

2 GB

Internal storage:

128 GB

OS:

iOS (12.x, 11.x)

Battery

  • benchmark

Capacity:

8827 mAh

Internet use:

LTE:

9 hours

Wi-Fi:

10 hours

Cellular

CDMA:

800, 1900 MHz

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

UMTS:

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38, 39, 40, 41

Data:

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA

SIM type:

Nano SIM

Connectivity

Bluetooth:

4.2

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band

USB:

Yes

Connector:

Proprietary

Features:

Mass storage device, USB charging

Mobile Payment:

Apple Pay

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Other:

UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop

Phone features

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Other features:

Voice commands, Voice recording

Multimedia

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share

Speakers:

Multiple speakers

Headphones connector:

3.5mm

Shopping information

In The Box:

iPad Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter

MSRP price:

$ 559

This device is also known as Apple iPad 6th generation

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ALTERNATIVE VARIANTS

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

Apple iPad 9.7-inch (2018)

with 32 GB storage

Differences from the main variant:

Internal storage:

32 GB

MSRP price:

$ 459

Apple iPad 9.7-inch (2018)

Wi-Fi only

Differences from the main variant:

Weight:

16.54 oz (469 g)
the average is 18 oz (515 g)

Internal storage:

32 GB

MSRP price:

$ 329

Apple iPad 9.7-inch (2018)

Wi-Fi only

Differences from the main variant:

Weight:

16.54 oz (469 g)
the average is 18 oz (515 g)

MSRP price:

$ 429

US CARRIER AVAILABILITY

Available

Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • The camera lacks flash
  • Proprietary USB connector

Description

Apple iPad 9.7-inch (2018) is a competitively priced, a tablet made with the classroom in mind. Its big highlight is the support for the Apple Pencil, while specs put it in between the iPad Pro and the 2017-edition iPad in terms of features and performance. The iPad starts at $329, but a discounted price of $299 is applied if the tablet is meant for school use, while students will receive 200GB of cloud storage for free.

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