Apple iPad mini 2 vs Apple iPad Air 2

Display

Display size

7.9 inches
9.7 inches

Resolution

2048 x 1536 pixels
1536 x 2048 pixels

Pixel density

324 ppi
264 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

71.82 %
71.65 %

Features

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

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A7
Apple A8X

Processor

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

GPU

PowerVR G6430
PowerVR GXA6850

RAM

1 GB
2 GB

Internal storage

128 GB
128 GB

OS

iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x, 7.x)
iOS (13.x, 12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x)

Battery

Capacity

6471 mAh
7340 mAh

Type

Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

5 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

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

Video recording

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

Features

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

Front

1.2 megapixels
1.2 megapixels

Design

Dimensions

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

Weight

12.03 oz (341 g)
the average is 20.6 oz (587 g)
15.41 oz (437 g)
the average is 20.6 oz (587 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics

 
Fingerprint (touch)

Colors

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

UMTS

850, 900, 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, dual-band; Multiple antennas, MIMO, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, 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 price

$ 829
$ 829
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