Apple iPad Air (2019)

Announced:
Mar 18, 2019
Status:
Released
Release date:
Mar 18, 2019

PhoneArena Rating:

9.0
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Display

Size:

10.5 inches

Resolution:

1668 x 2224 pixels

Pixel density:

265 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD

Screen-to-body:

79.41 %

Features:

Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

Apple A12 Bionic APL1W81

Processor:

Octa-core, 2490 MHz, Vortex and Tempest, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU:

Apple 4-core GPU

RAM:

3GB

Internal storage:

256GB

OS:

iPadOS

Battery

Capacity:

8134 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

8 megapixels

Features:

Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps)

Features:

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

Front:

7 megapixels

Features:

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Design

Dimensions:

9.8 x 6.8 x 0.24 inches (248.9 x 172.7 x 6.1 mm)

Weight:

16.37 oz (464 g)
the average is 20.7 oz (591 g)

Materials:

Back: Aluminum

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)

Colors:

Gold, Gray, Silver

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 14(700 PS), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 21(1500 Upper), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46

UMTS:

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

Data Speed:

LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Dual SIM:

Yes

SIM type:

Nano SIM, eSIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

Lightning

Features:

Mass storage device, Video out, Charging

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer

Other:

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

Phone features

Notifications:

Vibration

Other features:

Voice commands, Voice recording

Shopping information

In The Box:

Lightning to USB cable, USB power adapter

MSRP:

$ 779

This device is also known as Apple iPad Air 3

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ALTERNATIVE VARIANTS

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

Apple iPad Air (2019)

with 64 GB storage

Differences from the main variant:

Internal storage:

64GB

MSRP:

$ 629

Apple iPad Air (2019)

Wi-Fi only with 64 GB storage

Differences from the main variant:

Internal storage:

64GB

Weight:

16.08 oz (456 g)
the average is 20.7 oz (591 g)

MSRP:

$ 499

Apple iPad Air (2019)

Wi-Fi only

Differences from the main variant:

Weight:

16.08 oz (456 g)
the average is 20.7 oz (591 g)

MSRP:

$ 649

US CARRIER AVAILABILITY

Available

Cons

  • The camera lacks flash

Description

As its name implies, the 2019 iPad Air is light and thin tablet for everyday use. However, it does pack a punch thanks to the Apple A12 chip inside it – the same found in the iPhone XS and XS Max. Among its key selling points are the support for the Apple Pencil (1st gen.) and for the Apple Smart Keyboard cover. The 10.5-inch display supports Wide Colors and Apple's True Tone technology but lacks the higher, 120Hz refresh rate of ProMotion. Face ID is also missing, but you do get Apple's Touch ID fingerprint reader for user authentication.

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