Apple iPad Air 2 vs Apple iPad 9.7-inch

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

71.65 %
71.65 %

Features

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

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A8X
Apple A9 APL0898

Processor

Triple-core, 1500 MHz, Cyclone, 64-bit
Dual-core, 1850 MHz, Twister, 64-bit, 16 nm

GPU

PowerVR GXA6850
PowerVR GT7600

RAM

2 GB
2 GB

Internal storage

128 GB
 

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

7340 mAh
8827 mAh

Type

Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

8 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

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

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)
9.45 x 6.67 x 0.30 inches (240 x 169.5 x 7.5 mm)

Weight

15.41 oz (437 g)
the average is 21.2 oz (606 g)
16.86 oz (478 g)
the average is 21.2 oz (606 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Colors

Gold, Gray, Silver
Gold, Gray, Silver

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), 12(700 a), 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, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed

LTE, HSPA, UMTS
LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s)

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Features

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

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.0
4.2

Wi-Fi

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

USB

Lightning
Lightning

Features

Mass storage device, Charging
Mass storage device, Charging

Sensors

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

Other

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

Phone features

Notifications

Flight mode, Silent mode
 

Other features

Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice commands, Voice recording

Shopping information

In The Box

Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter
 

MSRP price

$ 829
$ 559
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