Apple iPad 4 vs Apple iPad Air (2019)

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Display

Display size

9.7 inches
10.5 inches

Resolution

2048 x 1536 pixels
1668 x 2224 pixels

Pixel density

264 ppi
265 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

65.03 %
79.41 %

Peak brightness

 
500 cd/m2 (nit)

Features

Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor
Pressure-sensitive, 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

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps)

Features

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

Front

1.2 megapixels
7 megapixels

Features

 
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Design

Dimensions

9.50 x 7.31 x 0.37 inches (241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm)
9.8 x 6.8 x 0.24 inches (248.9 x 172.7 x 6.1 mm)

Weight

23.35 oz (662 g)
the average is 19.9 oz (568 g)
16.37 oz (464 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
 

Screen mirroring

TV-out
 

Additional microphone(s)

 
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A6X
Apple A12 Bionic APL1W81

Processor

Dual-core, 1400 MHz
Octa-core, 2490 MHz, Vortex and Tempest, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU

PowerVR SGX554
Apple 4-core GPU

RAM

1 GB
3 GB

Internal storage

128 GB
256 GB

OS

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

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.0
5.0

Wi-Fi

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

USB

Lightning
Lightning

Features

Mass storage device
Mass storage device, Video out

HDMI

Yes
 

Location

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

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer

Mobile Payment

 
Apple Pay

Other

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

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 4, 17
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 29, 30, 66, 71

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46

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

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

Micro SIM
Nano SIM, eSIM

Battery

Capacity

 
8134 mAh

Type

Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Internet use

 
LTE: 9 hours; Wi-Fi: 10 hours

Phone features

Notifications

Silent mode, Speakerphone
Vibration

Other features

Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Body

1.19 W/kg
 

Shopping information

In The Box

Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter
Lightning to USB cable, USB power adapter

MSRP price

$ 799
$ 779
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