Apple iPad Air 2 vs Apple iPad 9.7-inch (2018)

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Display

Display size

9.7 inches
9.7 inches

Resolution

1536 x 2048 pixels
1536 x 2048 pixels

Pixel density

264 ppi
264 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

71.65 %
72.80 %

Features

Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor
Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

8 megapixels
8 megapixels

Hardware Features

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

Specifications

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

Video recording

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

Features

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

Front

1.2 megapixels
1.2 megapixels

Features

 
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Design

Dimensions

9.45 x 6.67 x 0.24 inches (240 x 169.5 x 6.1 mm)
9.4 x 6.6 x 0.29 inches (238.8 x 167.6 x 7.4 mm)

Weight

15.41 oz (437 g)
the average is 20.4 oz (582 g)
16.86 oz (478 g)
the average is 20.4 oz (582 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Colors

Gold, Gray, Silver
Gold, Gray, Silver

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A8X
Apple A10 Fusion APL1W24

Processor

Triple-core, 1500 MHz, Cyclone, 64-bit
Quad-core, 2340 MHz, Hurricane and Zephyr, 64-bit, 16 nm

GPU

PowerVR GXA6850
PowerVR 7XT GT7600 Plus

RAM

2 GB
2 GB

Internal storage

128 GB
128 GB

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

7340 mAh
8827 mAh

Internet use

 
 

LTE

 
9 hours

Wi-Fi

 
10 hours

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, 30

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 38, 39, 40, 41

UMTS

850, 900, 1700/2100, 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, 1900 MHz

Data

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

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Connectivity

Bluetooth

4.0
4.2

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band

USB

Yes
Yes

Connector

Lightning
Lightning

Features

Mass storage device
Mass storage device, USB charging

Mobile Payment

 
Apple Pay

Location

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

Other

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

Phone features

Sensors

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

Notifications

Flight mode, Silent mode
 

Other features

Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice commands, Voice recording

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

TV-out
Wireless screen share

Speakers

Multiple speakers
Multiple speakers

Headphones connector

3.5mm
3.5mm

Additional microphone(s)

Yes
 

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Oct 16, 2014
 

FCC ID value: BCGA1566 link
 

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Simultaneous Transmission

1.56 W/kg
 

Shopping information

In The Box

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

MSRP price

$ 829
$ 559
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