Apple iPad Air vs Apple iPad mini 3 vs Apple iPhone 5s

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Display

Size:

9.7 inches
7.9 inches
4.0 inches

Resolution:

1536 x 2048 pixels, 264 PPI
1536 x 2048 pixels, 324 PPI
1136 x 640 pixels, 326 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body:

71.65 %
71.82 %
60.82 %

Colors:

16 777 216
16 777 216

Peak brightness:

500 cd/m2 (nit)

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch
Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

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

Hardware

System chip:

Apple A7
Apple A7
Apple A7

Processor:

Dual-core, 1400 MHz, Cyclone, 64-bit
Dual-core, 1300 MHz, Cyclone, 64-bit
Dual-core, 1300 MHz, Cyclone, 64-bit, 28 nm

GPU:

PowerVR G6430
PowerVR G6430
PowerVR G6430

RAM:

1GB LPDDR3
1GB LPDDR3
1GB LPDDR3

Internal storage:

128GB
128GB
64GB, not expandable

Device type:

Tablet
Tablet
Smartphone

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

Battery

Capacity:

8820 mAh
6350 mAh
1570 mAh

Type:

Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, 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 (Sapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus, BSI sensor)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 33 mm
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 32 mm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.5 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, Picture-taking during video recording, EIS

Front:

1.2 MP
1.2 MP
1.2 MP

Video capture:

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

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)
4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches (123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm)

Weight:

16.86 oz (478.0 g)
12.03 oz (341.0 g)
3.95 oz (112.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (swipe)
Fingerprint (touch)

Keys:

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

Colors:

Black, Gray, Silver, White
Gold, Gray
Gold, Silver, Space 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), 8(900), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+)

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 Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, 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
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

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
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.0
4.0
4.0

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, dual-band; 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

Other:

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

Hearing aid compatible:

M4, T4

Phone features

Notifications:

Flight mode, Silent mode
Flight mode, Silent mode

Other features:

Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Oct 22, 2013
Oct 16, 2014
Sep 20, 2013

FCC ID value:

BCGA1475 link
BCGA1600 link
BCG-E2642A link

Measured SAR:

Head:

1.18 W/kg

Body:

1.19 W/kg
1.18 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.33 W/kg
1.29 W/kg
1.58 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.20 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 929
$ 729

In The Box:

Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter
Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter
Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation

Availability

Officially announced:

Oct 22, 2013
Oct 16, 2014
Sep 10, 2013
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