Apple iPad 9.7-inch Featured in Best Tablets

Apple iPad 9.7-inch

US carrier availability

Available: AT&T
Discontinued: Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, U.S. Cellular

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Cons

  • The camera lacks flash
  • Proprietary USB connector

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The new Apple iPad 9.7-inch is again very slim and light, but this time comes powered by Apple's A9 chipset, which is an upgrade in horse power and frugality, and at a much lower starting price than the $499 we had until now. The new iPad 9.7" (yep, that's how Apple refers to it) comes with a brighter 9.7-inch Retina Display of the same 2048 x 1536 pixels resolution as before.

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Display

  • Display size:
    • 9.7 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1536 x 2048 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.

    • 264 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:

    Screen-to-body ratio - Shows what part of the frontal area of a phone its screen occupies.

    • 71.65 %
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Capacitive, Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor

Camera

  • Rear:
      • Yes
  • Main camera:
      • 8 megapixels
      • Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
    • Specifications:
      • Aperture size:

        Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

        F2.4; Pixel size:

        Pixel size - The size of an individual pixel on a camera's sensor. The bigger, the better.

        1.1 μm
  • Software Features:
    • Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Burst mode, HDR, Panorama
  • 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)
    • Video capture:
      • 1280x720 (720p HD)

Design

  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 9.45 x 6.67 x 0.30 inches (240 x 169.5 x 7.5 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 16.86 oz (478 g)
      the average is 18.4 oz (525 g)
  • Materials:
    • Main body: Aluminum
  • Biometrics:

    Biometrics - Features and sensors that replace a traditional PIN or password as means of identification when unlocking your device.

    • Fingerprint (touch)
  • Keys:
    • Right: Volume control
  • Colors:
    • Gold, Gray, Silver

Hardware & Performance

  • 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 A9 APL0898
  • 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, 1850 MHz, Twister, 64-bit, 16 nm
  • GPU:

    GPU - The graphics processor is important for the smooth operation of the system and especially in games and other applications that may involve complex graphics and animations.

      • PowerVR GT7600
  • Memory:

    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.

      • 2 GB
    • Type:
      • LPDDR4
  • Maximum User Storage:
    • 128 GB
  • Device type:
    • Tablet
  • OS:
    • iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x)

Battery

  • Capacity:

    Capacity - The bigger, the better! However, battery capacity is not the only factor that has an effect on battery life. Those include the chipset in use, the software running on the device, as well as the consumer's unique usage pattern.

    • 8827 mAh
  • Type:
    • Not user replaceable, Li - Polymer
  • Internet use:
    • LTE:
      • 9 hours
    • Wi-Fi:
      • 10 hours

Cellular

  • 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
  • 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
  • LTE (TDD):
    • Bands 38, 39, 40, 41
  • Data:
    • LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s)
  • 2G Data:
    • EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO
  • SIM type:
    • Nano SIM
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.2
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
      • MIMO
    • Wi-Fi Direct:

      Wi-Fi Direct - Allows two nearby Wi-Fi-capable devices to exchange data at high speeds. Applications of Wi-Fi Direct include streaming video from a phone to a TV, sending pictures from a digital camera to a phone, exchanging files between phones, and more.

      • Yes
  • USB:
      • Yes
    • Connector:
      • Proprietary
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Charging connector:
    • Proprietary
  • Mobile Payment:
    • Apple Pay
  • Location:

    Location - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. The most common types are GPS and A-GPS. 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.

    • 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
  • Organizer:
    • Calendar, Alarm, Calculator
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Hangouts / Google Talk
  • Other features:
    • Voice commands, Voice recording
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Multimedia

  • Screen mirroring:
    • Wireless screen share
  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, OGG, MIDI
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, H.263, H.264
  • Speakers:
    • Multiple speakers
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 21 Mar 2017

Shopping information

  • MSRP price:
    • $ 559
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This device is also known as Apple iPad 5th generation, Apple A1823, Apple A1822



Alternative variants

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

Apple iPad 9.7-inch 32GB

Differences from the main variant:

  • Internal storage:

    Internal storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

    • 32 GB
  • MSRP price:
    • $ 459

Apple iPad 9.7-inch 32GB (Wi-Fi Only)

Differences from the main variant:

  • Weight:
    • 16.54 oz (469 g)
      the average is 18.4 oz (525 g)
  • Internal storage:

    Internal storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

    • 32 GB
  • MSRP price:
    • $ 329

Apple iPad 9.7-inch 128GB (Wi-Fi Only)

Differences from the main variant:

  • Weight:
    • 16.54 oz (469 g)
      the average is 18.4 oz (525 g)
  • Internal storage:

    Internal storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

    • 128 GB
  • MSRP price:
    • $ 429

Despite our efforts to provide full and correct Apple iPad 9.7-inch specifications, there is always a possibility of making a mistake. If you see any wrong or incomplete data, please LET US KNOW.


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