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Global Score
9.389
Basic Information
AppleApple
iOS 8.xiOS 9.x
2014-10-162015-09-09
9.45 x 6.67 x 0.24 inches8.00 x 5.30 x 0.24 inches
15.41 ounces10.72 ounces
Gold and GrayGold and Gray
AluminiumAluminum
Scratch-Resistant GlassScratch-Resistant Glass
$ 281.00$ 288.00
Display / Screen
9.7 inches7.9 inches
1536 x 2048 pixels 1536 x 2048 pixels
IPS LCDIPS LCD
264 pixels per inch324 pixels per inch
Capacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch
8.28.4
Performance
Apple A8X chipsetApple A8 chipset
64-bit Cyclone (Single-Core 1500 MHz) processorTyphoon ARMv8-A, 64-bit (Single-Core 1500 MHz) processor
2 GB (1600 MHz) RAM2 GB RAM
PowerVR GXA6850 GPUPowerVR GX6450 GPU
8.918.19
Storage
128 GB internal memory128 GB internal memory
No SD card slotNo SD card slot
10.110.1
Camera
8.00 MP + 1.20 MP8.00 MP + 1.20 MP
f/2.40 aperturef/2.40 aperture
31.00mm 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 video1280 x 720 (120 fps) (HD) slow motion video
8.478.47
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, GPRS, GSM and CDMA
Nano SIMNano SIM
6.76.7
Battery Life
7340mAh Battery5124mAh Battery
Non-Removable BatteryNon-Removable Battery
5.765.68
Other Features
Bluetooth 4.0Bluetooth 4.2
GPSGPS
Fingerprint ID Scanner--
Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light SensorAccelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light Sensor

Comparison review

Apple iPad Air 2 has an overall score of 9.38, which is just a bit better than iPad mini 4's overall score of 9. Both tablets in this comparison include iOS OS (operating system), but Apple iPad Air 2 has older 8.x version and iPad mini 4 has iOS 9.x version. The Apple iPad Air 2 construction has the same thickness than iPad mini 4, but it is incredibly heavier.

IPad mini 4 features just a bit better looking display than iPad Air 2, because although it has a little bit smaller screen, and they both have exactly the same 2048 x 1536 pixels resolution, the iPad mini 4 also counts with a bit higher display pixel density. The iPad Air 2 and the Apple iPad mini 4 both have quite similar storage capacity to install games and applications, both have the same 128 GB internal storage capacity.

The Apple iPad Air 2 has a bit faster processor than iPad mini 4, and although they both have the same number of cores and the same RAM amount, the Apple iPad Air 2 also has a 64-bit CPU. Apple iPad mini 4 counts with a camera that is just as good as iPad Air 2's camera, they have a 8 megapixels camera in the back, the same 1920x1080 (Full HD) video resolution, a same size aperture and the same video frame rates.

The Apple iPad Air 2 counts with just a little better battery duration than Apple iPad mini 4, because it has a 7340mAh battery size.

Apple iPad Air 2 not only is the best tablets of the ones we compare here, but it's also cheaper than the iPad mini 4.