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Apple iPad Air 2 vs Apple iPad Pro 11-inch (2021)

Compare phone and tablet specifications of up to three devices at once.

Display

Size:

9.7 inches
11.0 inches

Resolution:

2048 x 1536 pixels, 264 PPI
2388 x 1688 pixels, 266 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body:

71.65 %
85.43 %

Colors:

16 777 216

Peak brightness:

600 cd/m2 (nit)

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor
120Hz refresh rate, Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Apple A8X
Apple M1

Processor:

Triple-core, 1500 MHz, Cyclone, 64-bit
Octa-core, 3100 MHz, 5 nm

GPU:

PowerVR GXA6850
Apple 8-core GPU

RAM:

2GB LPDDR3
8GB

Internal storage:

128GB
128GB, not expandable

Device type:

Tablet
Tablet

OS:

iOS (13.x, 12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x)
iPadOS (14.x)

Battery

Capacity:

7340 mAh
7540 mAh

Type:

Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Triple camera

Main camera:

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

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 31 mm
Aperture size: F1.8

Second camera:

10 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications:

Optical zoom: 2.0x; Aperture size: F2.4

Third camera:

ToF 3D depth sensing (Depth information)

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)

Features:

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

Front:

1.2 MP
12 MP (Wide Angle, HDR)

Video capture:

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

Design

Dimensions:

9.45 x 6.67 x 0.24 inches (240 x 169.5 x 6.1 mm)
9.75 x 7.03 x 0.23 inches (247.6 x 178.5 x 5.9 mm)

Weight:

15.41 oz (437.0 g)
16.44 oz (466.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum; Frame: Aluminum

Materials & Colors:

Silver, Space Gray

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)
3D Face unlock

Keys:

Right: Volume control
Right: Volume control

Colors:

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+)

UMTS:

Bands 5(850), 8(900), 4(1700/2100), 2(1900), 1(2100)

Data Speed:

LTE, HSPA, UMTS

SIM type:

Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Multiple speakers
Multiple speakers

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback
Dolby Atmos, Album art cover, Background playback, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus

Screen mirroring:

TV-out
DLNA, Wireless screen share, MirrorLink

Additional microphone(s):

Yes
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

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, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct

USB:

Lightning
Type-C (reversible)

Features:

Mass storage device, Charging
Charging, Headphones port, Video out

Location:

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

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer, LiDAR scanner

Other:

Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop
Tethering, Computer sync

Phone features

Notifications:

Flight mode, Silent mode

Other features:

Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Oct 16, 2014

FCC ID value:

BCGA1566

Measured SAR:

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.56 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 829

In The Box:

Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter
USB-C Charge Cable, 20W USB-C Power Adapter

Availability

Officially announced:

Oct 16, 2014
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