Apple iPad Air 2 vs Apple iPad Air (2019)

Display

Size

9.7 inches
10.5 inches

Resolution

2048 x 1536 pixels,
264 PPI
2224 x 1668 pixels, 4:3 ratio,
265 PPI

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

71.65 %
79.41 %

Features

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

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A8X
Apple A12 Bionic APL1W81

Processor

Triple-core, 1500 MHz, Cyclone, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2490 MHz, Vortex and Tempest, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU

PowerVR GXA6850
Apple 4-core GPU

RAM

2GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

128GB
256GB

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

7340 mAh
8134 mAh

Type

Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

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

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) (120 fps)

Features

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

Front

1.2 MP
7 MP (HDR)

Design

Dimensions

9.45 x 6.67 x 0.24 inches (240 x 169.5 x 6.1 mm)
9.8 x 6.8 x 0.24 inches (248.9 x 172.7 x 6.1 mm)

Weight

15.41 oz (437 g)
the average is 15.7 oz (450 g)
16.37 oz (464 g)
the average is 15.7 oz (450 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), 14(700 PS), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 21(1500 Upper), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46

UMTS

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

Data Speed

LTE, HSPA, UMTS
LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM, eSIM

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
 

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.0
5.0

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

USB

Lightning
Lightning

Features

Mass storage device, Charging
Charging, Video out, Mass storage device

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, 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
 

Shopping information

In The Box

Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter
Lightning to USB cable, USB power adapter

MSRP

$ 829
$ 779
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