Apple iPad Air 2 vs Apple iPad mini (2019)

Display

Display size

9.7 inches
7.9 inches

Resolution

1536 x 2048 pixels
1536 x 2048 pixels

Aspect Ratio

 
4:3

Pixel density

264 ppi
324 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

71.65 %
70.65 %

Colors

16 777 216
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

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

2 GB LPDDR3
3 GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

128 GB
256 GB

Device type

Tablet
Tablet

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

7340 mAh
5058 mAh

Type

Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Internet use

 
LTE: 9 hours; Wi-Fi: 10 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

8 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

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

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 31 mm
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 32 mm; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Software Features

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

Video recording

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

Recording format

H.264, MOV
 

Features

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

Front

1.2 megapixels
7 megapixels

Features

 
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Video capture

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

Design

Form factor

Candybar
Candybar

Dimensions

9.45 x 6.67 x 0.24 inches (240 x 169.5 x 6.1 mm)
8 x 5.3 x 0.24 inches (203.2 x 134.6 x 6.1 mm)

Weight

15.41 oz (437 g)
the average is 20.6 oz (587 g)
10.87 oz (308 g)
the average is 20.6 oz (587 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Keys

Right: Volume control
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key

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

GSM

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

CDMA

800, 1900 MHz
 

Data Speed

LTE, HSPA, UMTS
LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

2G Data

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

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM, eSIM

Global Roaming

Yes
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers

Multiple speakers
Multiple speakers

Features

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, MOV
 

Additional microphone(s)

Yes
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.0
5.0, EDR

Profiles/ Protocols

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

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
Mass storage device, Video out, Charging

Location

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

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

Internet browsing

Browser

Safari
Safari

supports

HTML, HTML5
 

Built-in online services support

Facebook, YouTube (upload), Flickr, Twitter
 

Phone features

Notifications

Flight mode, Silent mode
Vibration

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
Calendar, Alarm, Document viewer, 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
Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Oct 16, 2014
 

FCC ID value: BCGA1566 link
 

Measured SAR

 
 

Simultaneous Transmission

1.56 W/kg
 

Shopping information

In The Box

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

MSRP price

$ 829
$ 679

Availability

Officially announced

Oct 16, 2014
Mar 18, 2019
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