Apple iPad Air 2 vs Apple iPad mini 3

Display

Size

9.7 inches
7.9 inches

Resolution

2048 x 1536 pixels,
264 PPI
1536 x 2048 pixels,
324 PPI

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

71.65 %
71.82 %

Features

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

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A8X
Apple A7

Processor

Triple-core, 1500 MHz, Cyclone, 64-bit
Dual-core, 1300 MHz, Cyclone, 64-bit

GPU

PowerVR GXA6850
PowerVR G6430

RAM

2GB LPDDR3
1GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

128GB
128GB

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

7340 mAh
6350 mAh

Type

Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

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

Specifications

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

Video recording

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

Features

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

Front

1.2 MP
1.2 MP

Design

Dimensions

9.45 x 6.67 x 0.24 inches (240 x 169.5 x 6.1 mm)
7.87 x 5.30 x 0.30 inches (200 x 134.7 x 7.5 mm)

Weight

15.41 oz (437 g)
the average is 15.7 oz (450 g)
12.03 oz (341 g)
the average is 15.7 oz (450 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (swipe)

Colors

Gold, Gray, Silver
Gold, Gray

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), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+)

UMTS

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

Data Speed

LTE, HSPA, UMTS
LTE, HSPA, UMTS

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
4.0

Wi-Fi

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

USB

Lightning
Lightning

Features

Mass storage device, Charging
Mass storage device, Charging

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Other

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

Phone features

Notifications

Flight mode, Silent mode
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
Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter

MSRP

$ 829
$ 729
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