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Apple iPad Air

Wi-Fi Only 128 GB
Global Score
9.389.17
Basic Information
AppleApple
iOS 8.xiOS 8.x, 7.x
2014-10-162013-10-22
9.45 x 6.67 x 0.24 inches9.45 x 6.67 x 0.30 inches
15.41 ounces16.86 ounces
Gold and GrayBlack, Gray and White
AluminiumAluminium
Scratch-Resistant Glass--
$ 281.00$ 280.00
Display / Screen
9.7 inches9.7 inches
1536 x 2048 pixels 2048 x 1536 pixels
IPS LCDIPS LCD
264 pixels per inch264 pixels per inch
Capacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch
8.28.2
Performance
Apple A8X chipsetApple A7 chipset
64-bit Cyclone (Single-Core 1500 MHz) processor64-bit Cyclone (Dual-Core 1400 MHz) processor
2 GB (1600 MHz) RAM1 GB RAM
PowerVR GXA6850 GPUPowerVR G6430 (600 MHz) GPU
8.919.36
Storage
128 GB internal memory128 GB internal memory
No SD card slotNo SD card slot
10.110.1
Camera
8.00 MP + 1.20 MP5.00 MP + 1.20 MP
f/2.40 aperturef/2.40 aperture
31.00mm focal length33.00mm focal length
1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD) video resolution1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD) video resolution
1280 x 720 (120 fps) (HD) slow motion video--
8.477.92
Networks
Wi-FiWi-Fi
Mobile HotspotMobile Hotspot
LTE (4G), HSPA, UMTS, EV-DO A, EV-DO B, EDGE, GPRS, GSM and CDMALTE (4G), HSPA, EV-DO A, EV-DO B, EDGE and GPRS
Nano SIMNano SIM
6.76.5
Battery Life
7340mAh Battery8820mAh Li-Polymer Battery
Non-Removable BatteryNon-Removable Battery
5.766.32
Other Features
Bluetooth 4.0Bluetooth 4.0
GPSGPS
Fingerprint ID Scanner--
Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light SensorAccelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light Sensor

Comparison review

Apple iPad Air 2 is a bit better than the iPad Air, having a 9.38 score against 9.17. Both of these devices come with the same iOS 8.x OS. The Apple iPad Air 2 is a newer tablet, and it's also much thinner and a little lighter than the iPad Air. IPad Air features a screen that is very similar to Apple iPad Air 2's screen, they have an equal resolution of 1536 x 2048 pixels, a same size screen and a better pixel amount per inch in the display.

IPad Air features a little bit better hardware performance than Apple iPad Air 2, because although it has a lower amount of RAM memory, and they both have a 64 bits CPU, the iPad Air also counts with 1 more cpu cores (although they are slower) and a graphics processor. The iPad Air 2 counts with a bit better camera than iPad Air, and although they both have the same video frame rate, a same size aperture and the same video definition, the iPad Air 2 also has a much higher 8 mega-pixels resolution back-facing camera.

IPad Air features as much memory capacity for applications and games as the Apple iPad Air 2, they have exactly the same 128 GB internal storage. IPad Air has a little longer battery lifetime than iPad Air 2, because it has an 8820mAh battery capacity.

IPad Air 2 is a bit more expensive than Apple iPad Air, but it's still a good choice, as you can get a lot more features for that extra money.