Apple iPad 4 vs Apple iPad Air 2

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Display

Display size

9.7 inches
9.7 inches

Resolution

2048 x 1536 pixels
1536 x 2048 pixels

Pixel density

264 ppi
264 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

65.03 %
71.65 %

Features

Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor
Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

5 megapixels
8 megapixels

Hardware Features

Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.4
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 31 mm

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)

Features

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

Front

1.2 megapixels
1.2 megapixels

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 0.24 inches (240 x 169.5 x 6.1 mm)

Weight

23.35 oz (662 g)
the average is 19.9 oz (568 g)
15.41 oz (437 g)
the average is 19.9 oz (568 g)

Materials

 
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics

 
Fingerprint (touch)

Colors

Black, White
Gold, Gray, Silver

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Loudspeaker
Multiple speakers

Features

Album art cover, Background playback, Dolby Digital
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring

TV-out
TV-out

Additional microphone(s)

 
Yes

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A6X
Apple A8X

Processor

Dual-core, 1400 MHz
Triple-core, 1500 MHz, Cyclone, 64-bit

GPU

PowerVR SGX554
PowerVR GXA6850

RAM

1 GB
2 GB

Internal storage

128 GB
128 GB

OS

iOS (10.x, 9.x, 8.x, 7.x, 6.1, 6)
iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x)

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.0
4.0

Wi-Fi

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

USB

Lightning
Lightning

Features

Mass storage device
Mass storage device

HDMI

Yes
 

Location

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

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Other

Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop
Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

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

UMTS

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

Data

LTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE, HSPA, UMTS

SIM type

Micro SIM
Nano SIM

Battery

Capacity

 
7340 mAh

Type

Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Phone features

Notifications

Silent mode, Speakerphone
Flight mode, Silent mode

Other features

Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

 
Oct 16, 2014

 
FCC ID value: BCGA1566 link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Body

1.19 W/kg
 

Simultaneous Transmission

 
1.56 W/kg

Shopping information

In The Box

Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter
Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter

MSRP price

$ 799
$ 829
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