Apple iPad Air vs Apple iPhone 6s

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Display

Display size

9.7 inches
4.7 inches

Resolution

2048 x 1536 pixels
750 x 1334 pixels

Pixel density

264 ppi
326 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

71.65 %
65.71 %

Colors

16 777 216
 

Peak brightness

 
500 cd/m2 (nit)

Touchscreen

Capacitive, Multi-touch
 

Features

Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor
Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

5 megapixels
12 megapixels

Hardware Features

Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Sapphire crystal lens cover, Phase detection autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 33 mm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm

Flash

 
Dual LED

Software Features

Digital image stabilization, HDR, Face detection, Exposure compensation, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Burst mode, Exposure compensation, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Geo tagging

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Recording format

H.264, MOV
 

Features

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

Front

1.2 megapixels
5 megapixels

Features

 
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Video capture

1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
 

Design

Form factor

Candybar
Candybar

Dimensions

9.45 x 6.67 x 0.30 inches (240 x 169.5 x 7.5 mm)
5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 inches (138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm)

Weight

16.86 oz (478 g)
the average is 20.6 oz (589 g)
5.04 oz (143 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics

 
Fingerprint (touch)

Keys

Right: Volume control, Other
Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key

Colors

Black, Gray, Silver, White
Gold, Silver, Rose gold, Space gray

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

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

Screen mirroring

TV-out
 

Music player

 
 

Filter by

Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
 

Supported formats

MP3, AAC, eAAC, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless)
 

Video playback

 
 

Supported formats

MPEG4, H.264, Motion JPG, AVI, MOV
 

Additional microphone(s)

Yes
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A7
Apple A9 APL0898

Processor

Dual-core, 1400 MHz, Cyclone, 64-bit
Dual-core, 1840 MHz, Twister, 64-bit

GPU

PowerVR G6430
PowerVR GT7600

RAM

1 GB LPDDR3
2 GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

128 GB
128 GB, not expandable

Device type

Tablet
Smart phone

OS

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

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.0
4.2

Profiles/ Protocols

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Handsfree (HFP), Human Interface Device (HID), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN)
 

Wi-Fi

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

USB

Lightning
Lightning

Features

Mass storage device
Mass storage device

Charging connector

Lightning
Lightning

Location

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

Sensors

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

Mobile Payment

 
Apple Pay

Other

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

Hearing aid compatible

 
M3, T4

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 38, 39, 40, 41

UMTS

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

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

CDMA

800, 1900 MHz
800, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz

Data

LTE, HSPA, UMTS
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA

2G Data

EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.A, EV-DO Rev.B
EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.A

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

 
Yes

VoLTE

 
Yes

Global Roaming

Yes
Yes

Battery

Capacity

8820 mAh
1715 mAh

Type

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

Stand-by time

 
10.0 days (240 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)

Talk time (3G)

 
14.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)

Internet use

 
3G: 10 hours; LTE: 10 hours; Wi-Fi: 11 hours

Music playback

 
50.00 hours

Video playback

 
11.00 hours

Internet browsing

Browser

Safari
 

supports

HTML, HTML5
 

Built-in online services support

Facebook, YouTube (upload), Flickr, Twitter
 

Phone features

Notifications

Flight mode, Silent mode
 

Phonebook

Unlimited entries, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name
 

Organizer

Calendar, Alarm, Document viewer (Office, PDF), Calculator, World clock, Stopwatch, Countdown timer, Notes
 

Messaging

SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
 

E-mail

IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
 

Instant Messaging

Yes
 

Other features

Voice commands, Voice recording
 

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Oct 22, 2013
Sep 09, 2015

FCC ID value: BCGA1475 link
FCC ID value: BCG-E2946A link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

 
0.45 W/kg

Body

1.19 W/kg
0.38 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.33 W/kg
1.58 W/kg

Shopping information

In The Box

Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter
 

MSRP price

$ 929
$ 849

Availability

Officially announced

Oct 22, 2013
Sep 09, 2015
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