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Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2018) vs Apple iPad Air (2020) vs Apple iPad Air 2

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

Comparison mode:

Display

Size:

12.9 inches
10.9 inches
9.7 inches

Resolution:

2732 x 2048 pixels, 4:3 ratio, 265 PPI
2360 x 1640 pixels, 264 PPI
2048 x 1536 pixels, 264 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Refresh rate:

60Hz

Screen-to-body:

85.51 %
81.23 %
71.65 %

Colors:

16 777 216

Peak brightness:

600 cd/m2 (nit)
500 cd/m2 (nit)

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

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

Hardware

System chip:

Apple A12X Bionic APL1083
Apple A14 Bionic
Apple A8X

Processor:

Octa-core, 2490 MHz, Vortex and Tempest, 64-bit, 7 nm
Hexa-core, 3100 MHz, Firestorm and Icestorm, 64-bit, 5 nm
Triple-core, 1500 MHz, Cyclone, 64-bit

GPU:

Apple 7-core GPU
Apple 4-core GPU
PowerVR GXA6850

RAM:

4GB
2GB LPDDR3

Internal storage:

64GB, not expandable
64GB, not expandable
128GB

Device type:

Tablet
Tablet
Tablet

OS:

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

Battery

Capacity:

9720 mAh
7340 mAh

Type:

Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Battery life test results:

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera:

12 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus, BSI sensor)
12 MP (PDAF, BSI sensor)
8 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)

Specifications:

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

Video recording:

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

Features:

Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, EIS
Time-lapse video, EIS, Video calling

Front:

7 MP (HDR)
7 MP (EIS, HDR)
1.2 MP

Video capture:

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

Design

Dimensions:

11.04 x 8.46 x 0.23 inches (280.4 x 214.9 x 5.8 mm)
9.75 x 7.03 x 0.24 inches (247.6 x 178.5 x 6.1 mm)
9.45 x 6.67 x 0.24 inches (240 x 169.5 x 6.1 mm)

Weight:

22.26 oz (631.0 g)
16.23 oz (460.0 g)
15.41 oz (437.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics:

3D Face unlock
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Keys:

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

Colors:

Gray, Silver
Rose gold, Space gray, Silver, Green, Sky blue
Gold, Gray, Silver

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

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)
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+)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46, 48(3600)

UMTS:

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

Data Speed:

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

Dual SIM:

Yes

SIM type:

Nano SIM, eSIM
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

No 3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Multiple speakers
Multiple speakers
Multiple speakers

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

TV-out
TV-out

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation, Video recording
Yes

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0
5.0
4.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; MIMO
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Multiple antennas, MIMO, Hotspot

USB:

Type-C (reversible)
Type-C (reversible)
Lightning

Features:

Charging, Headphones port, OTG, Mass storage device
Charging, Headphones port
Mass storage device, Charging

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), 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

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Oct 16, 2014

FCC ID value:

BCGA1566

Measured SAR:

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.56 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 999
$ 729
$ 829

In The Box:

USB-C Charge Cable (1 meter), 18W USB-C Power Adapter
USB‑C Charge Cable (1 meter), 20W USB‑C Power Adapter
Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter

Availability

Officially announced:

Oct 30, 2018
Sep 15, 2020
Oct 16, 2014
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