Apple iPad mini 4 vs Apple iPad Air (2019)

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Display

Display size

7.9 inches
10.5 inches

Resolution

1536 x 2048 pixels
1668 x 2224 pixels

Pixel density

324 ppi
265 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

70.65 %
79.41 %

Peak brightness

 
500 cd/m2 (nit)

Features

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

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

8 megapixels
8 megapixels

Hardware Features

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

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.4; Pixel size: 1.1 μm
Aperture size: F2.4

Video recording

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

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)

Design

Dimensions

8 x 5.3 x 0.24 inches (203.2 x 134.6 x 6.1 mm)
9.8 x 6.8 x 0.24 inches (248.9 x 172.7 x 6.1 mm)

Weight

10.72 oz (304 g)
the average is 20.1 oz (573 g)
16.37 oz (464 g)
the average is 20.1 oz (573 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Colors

Gold, Gray
Gold, Gray, Silver

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Multiple speakers
Multiple speakers

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
 

Screen mirroring

TV-out
 

Additional microphone(s)

Yes
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A8 APL1011
Apple A12 Bionic APL1W81

Processor

Dual-core, 1500 MHz, Typhoon, 64-bit, 20 nm
Octa-core, 2490 MHz, Vortex and Tempest, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU

PowerVR Series 6XT GX6450
Apple 4-core GPU

RAM

2 GB
3 GB

Internal storage

128 GB
256 GB

OS

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

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.2
5.0

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
Mass storage device, Video out

Location

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, Barometer

Mobile Payment

 
Apple Pay

Other

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

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 29, 30, 66, 71

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 39, 40, 41
Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46

UMTS

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

Data

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

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM, eSIM

Battery

Capacity

5124 mAh
8134 mAh

Type

Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Internet use

 
LTE: 9 hours; Wi-Fi: 10 hours

Phone features

Notifications

Flight mode, Silent mode
Vibration

Other features

Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice commands, Voice recording

Shopping information

In The Box

 
Lightning to USB cable, USB power adapter

MSRP price

$ 529
$ 779
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