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Apple iPad Air vs Apple iPad mini 3 vs Apple iPad mini 4

Compare phone and tablet specifications of up to three devices at once.

Display

Size:

9.7 inches
7.9 inches
7.9 inches

Resolution:

1536 x 2048 pixels, 264 PPI
1536 x 2048 pixels, 324 PPI
2048 x 1536 pixels, 324 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body:

71.65 %
71.82 %
70.65 %

Colors:

16 777 216
16 777 216
16 777 216

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch
Capacitive, Multi-touch
Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor
Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor
Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Apple A7
Apple A7
Apple A8 APL1011

Processor:

Dual-core, 1400 MHz, Cyclone, 64-bit
Dual-core, 1300 MHz, Cyclone, 64-bit
Dual-core, 1500 MHz, Typhoon, 64-bit, 20 nm

GPU:

PowerVR G6430
PowerVR G6430
PowerVR Series 6XT GX6450

RAM:

1GB LPDDR3
1GB LPDDR3
2GB LPDDR3

Internal storage:

128GB
128GB
128GB

Device type:

Tablet
Tablet
Tablet

OS:

iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x, 7.x)
iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x)
iOS (13.x, 12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x)

Battery

Capacity:

8820 mAh
6350 mAh
5124 mAh

Type:

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

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera:

5 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)
5 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)
8 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 33 mm
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 32 mm
Aperture size: F2.4; Pixel size: 1.1 μm

Video recording:

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

Features:

Time-lapse video, EIS, Video calling
Time-lapse video, EIS, Video calling
Time-lapse video, EIS, Video calling

Front:

1.2 MP
1.2 MP
1.2 MP

Video capture:

1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)

Design

Dimensions:

9.45 x 6.67 x 0.30 inches (240 x 169.5 x 7.5 mm)
7.87 x 5.30 x 0.30 inches (200 x 134.7 x 7.5 mm)
8 x 5.3 x 0.24 inches (203.2 x 134.6 x 6.1 mm)

Weight:

16.86 oz (478.0 g)
12.03 oz (341.0 g)
10.72 oz (304.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (swipe)
Fingerprint (touch)

Keys:

Right: Volume control, Other
Right: Volume control, Other
Right: Volume control

Colors:

Black, Gray, Silver, White
Gold, Gray
Gold, Gray

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d)

LTE (TDD):

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

UMTS:

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

Data Speed:

LTE, HSPA, UMTS
LTE, HSPA, UMTS
LTE, HSPA, UMTS

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Multiple speakers
Multiple speakers
Multiple speakers

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

TV-out
TV-out
TV-out

Additional microphone(s):

Yes
Yes
Yes

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.0
4.0
4.2

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

Lightning
Lightning
Lightning

Features:

Mass storage device, Charging
Mass storage device, Charging
Mass storage device, Charging

Location:

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

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Other:

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

Phone features

Notifications:

Flight mode, Silent mode
Flight mode, Silent mode
Flight mode, Silent mode

Other features:

Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Oct 22, 2013
Oct 16, 2014

FCC ID value:

BCGA1475 link
BCGA1600 link

Measured SAR:

Body:

1.19 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.33 W/kg
1.29 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 929
$ 729
$ 529

In The Box:

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

Availability

Officially announced:

Oct 22, 2013
Oct 16, 2014
Sep 09, 2015
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