Apple iPad Air 2 vs Apple iPhone 8 Plus

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Display

Display size

9.7 inches
5.5 inches

Resolution

1536 x 2048 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels

Aspect Ratio

 
16:9

Pixel density

264 ppi
401 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

71.65 %
67.47 %

Colors

16 777 216
 

Peak brightness

 
625 cd/m2 (nit)

Touchscreen

Capacitive, Multi-touch
 

Features

Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor
Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera

8 megapixels
12 megapixels

Hardware Features

Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 31 mm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm

Second camera

 
12 megapixels

Hardware Features

 
Telephoto, Sapphire crystal lens cover, Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

 
Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.8; Focal Length: 56 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.4"; Pixel size: 1 μm

Flash

 
Quad LED

Software Features

Digital image stabilization, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Burst mode, Exposure compensation, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Geo tagging
RAW image capture, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Burst mode, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging

Video recording

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

Recording format

H.264, MOV
 

Features

Time-lapse video, Digital image stabilization, Video calling
Optical image stabilization, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, 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)
6.24 x 3.07 x 0.30 inches (158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm)

Weight

15.41 oz (437 g)
the average is 20.1 oz (573 g)
7.13 oz (202 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum

Resistance

 
Water, Dust; IP 67

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Keys

Right: Volume control
Left: Volume control, Other; Right: Lock/Unlock key

Colors

Gold, Gray, Silver
Gold, Gray, Silver, Red

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
Lightning

Speakers

Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
 

Screen mirroring

TV-out
Wireless screen share

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

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A8X
Apple A11 Bionic APL1W72

Processor

Triple-core, 1500 MHz, Cyclone, 64-bit
Hexa-core, 2390 MHz, Monsoon and Mistral, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

PowerVR GXA6850
Apple 3-core GPU

RAM

2 GB LPDDR3
3 GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

128 GB
256 GB, not expandable

Device type

Tablet
Smart phone

OS

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

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.0
5.0

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), Device ID Profile (DID), Generic Object Exchange (GOEP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), HID over GATT Profile (HOGP), Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), SIM Access (SAP)

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, Hotspot

USB

Lightning
Lightning

Features

Mass storage device
 

Charging connector

Lightning
Lightning

Location

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

Sensors

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

Mobile Payment

 
Apple Pay

Other

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

Hearing aid compatible

 
M3, T4

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 38, 39, 40, 41

UMTS

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

GSM

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

CDMA

800, 1900 MHz
 

Data

LTE, HSPA, UMTS
LTE-A Cat 12/13 (600/150 Mbit/s), LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

2G Data

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

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

 
Yes

VoLTE

 
Yes

Global Roaming

Yes
Yes

Battery

Capacity

7340 mAh
2691 mAh

Type

Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging

 
USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging

Talk time (3G)

 
21.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)

Music playback

 
60.00 hours

Video playback

 
14.00 hours

Internet browsing

Browser

Safari
 

supports

HTML, HTML5
 

Built-in online services support

Facebook, YouTube (upload), Flickr, Twitter
 

Phone features

Notifications

Flight mode, Silent mode
 

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
 

Messaging

SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
 

E-mail

IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
 

Instant Messaging

Yes
 

Other features

Voice commands, Voice recording
 

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Oct 16, 2014
 

FCC ID value: BCGA1566 link
 

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Simultaneous Transmission

1.56 W/kg
 

Shopping information

In The Box

Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter
EarPods with Lighting connector, Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation

MSRP price

$ 829
$ 949

Availability

Officially announced

Oct 16, 2014
Sep 12, 2017
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