What's better BlackBerry PlayBook or Apple iPad Pro 12.9? To answer this question SpecsPRO has compared BlackBerry PlayBook vs Apple iPad Pro 12.9: screen resolution, camera, battery and other important specifications.

Apple iPad Pro 12.9 vs BlackBerry PlayBook

  • Main

  • Model

  • Price

  • Advantages

  • launch

  • Announced

  • Status

  • platform

  • OS

  • Chipset

  • CPU

  • GPU

  • camera

  • Rear

  • Front

  • Video

  • Features

  • display

  • Size

  • Resolution

  • Technology

  • Protection

  • Multitouch

  • battery

  • General

  • Talk time

  • body

  • Dimensions

  • Weight

  • SIM card

  • Miscellaneous

  • Colors

  • memory

  • Internal Storage & RAM

  • Card slot

  • comms

  • WLAN

  • Bluetooth

  • GPS

  • NFC

  • Radio

  • USB

  • features

  • Sensors

  • Messaging

  • Browser

  • Java

  • sound

  • 3.5mm jack

  • network

  • Technology

  • 2G bands

  • 3G bands

  • 4G bands

  • Speed

  • GPRS

  • EDGE

  • Videos

  • Main

  • Model

    Apple iPad Pro 12.9

  • Price

    $612.00

  • Advantages

  • PLATFORM CPU: Dual-core 2.26 GHz (Twister)

    PLATFORM GPU: PowerVR Series 7 (12-core graphics)

    CAMERA Rear: 8 MP, f/2.4, 31mm, autofocus

    DISPLAY Resolution: 2048 x 2732 pixels (~264 ppi pixel density)

    BATTERY General: Non-removable Li-Ion 10,307 mAh battery (38.8 Wh)

    MEMORY Internal Storage & RAM: 32/128/256 GB, 4 GB RAM

    NETWORK 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 CDMA 800 / 1900

    NETWORK GPRS: Yes

    NETWORK EDGE: Yes

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BlackBerry PlayBook
  • launch

  • Announced

    2015, September

  • Status

    Available. Released 2015, November

  • platform

  • OS

    iOS 9, upgradable to iOS 10.0.2

  • Chipset

    Apple A9X

  • CPU

    Dual-core 2.26 GHz (Twister)

  • GPU

    PowerVR Series 7 (12-core graphics)

  • camera

  • Rear

    8 MP, f/2.4, 31mm, autofocus

  • Front

    1.2 MP, 720p@30fps, face detection, HDR, FaceTime over Wi-Fi or Cellular

  • Video

    1080p@30fps, 720p@120fps, HDR, stereo sound rec.

  • Features

    1.12µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR (photo/panorama)

  • display

  • Size

    12.9 inches

  • Resolution

    2048 x 2732 pixels (~264 ppi pixel density)

  • Technology

    LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

  • Protection

    Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating

  • Multitouch

    Yes

  • battery

  • General

    Non-removable Li-Ion 10,307 mAh battery (38.8 Wh)

  • Talk time

    About 10 h

  • body

  • Dimensions

    305.7 x 220.6 x 6.9 mm (12.04 x 8.69 x 0.27 in)

  • Weight

    713 g (Wi-Fi) / 723 g (LTE) (1.57 lb, 25.15 oz)

  • SIM card

    Nano-SIM

  • Miscellaneous

  • Colors

    Space Gray, Silver, Gold

  • memory

  • Internal Storage & RAM

    32/128/256 GB, 4 GB RAM

  • Card slot

    No

  • comms

  • WLAN

    Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot

  • Bluetooth

    v4.0, A2DP, EDR

  • GPS

    Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS (Wi‑Fi + Cellular model only)

  • NFC

    NFC

  • Radio

    No

  • USB

    v3.0, reversible connector; magnetic connector

  • features

  • Sensors

    Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, compass, barometer

  • Messaging

    iMessage, Email, Push Email, IM

  • Browser

    HTML5 (Safari)

  • Java

    No

  • sound

  • 3.5mm jack

    Yes

  • network

  • Technology

    GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE

  • 2G bands

    GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 CDMA 800 / 1900

  • 3G bands

    HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 CDMA2000 1xEV-DO

  • 4G bands

    LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)

  • Speed

    HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps

  • GPRS

    Yes

  • EDGE

    Yes

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  • launch

  • Announced

    2010, September. Released 2011, April

  • Status

    Discontinued

  • platform

  • OS

    BlackBerry Tablet OS

  • Chipset

    TI OMAP 4430

  • CPU

    Dual-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A9

  • GPU

    PowerVR SGX540

  • camera

  • Rear

    5 MP, autofocus

  • Front

    3 MP, 1080p@30fps

  • Video

    1080p@30fps

  • Features

  • display

  • Size

    7.0 inches

  • Resolution

    600 x 1024 pixels (~170 ppi pixel density)

  • Technology

    TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

  • Protection

  • Multitouch

    Yes

  • battery

  • General

    Non-removable Li-Po 5300 mAh battery

  • Talk time

    About 10 h

  • body

  • Dimensions

    194 x 130 x 10 mm (7.64 x 5.12 x 0.39 in)

  • Weight

    425 g (14.99 oz, 0.94 lb)

  • SIM card

    No

  • Miscellaneous

  • Colors

    Black

  • memory

  • Internal Storage & RAM

    16/32/64 GB, 1 GB RAM

  • Card slot

    No

  • comms

  • WLAN

    Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band

  • Bluetooth

    v2.1, EDR

  • GPS

    Yes

  • NFC

  • Radio

    No

  • USB

    microUSB v2.0

  • features

  • Sensors

    Accelerometer, gyro

  • Messaging

    Email, Push Email, IM

  • Browser

    HTML5, Adobe Flash

  • Java

    Yes

  • sound

  • 3.5mm jack

    Yes

  • network

  • Technology

    No cellular connectivity

  • 2G bands

    N/A

  • 3G bands

  • 4G bands

  • Speed

  • GPRS

    No

  • EDGE

    No

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  • Summary

    The Apple iPad Pro 12.9 is produced with a more powerful CPU Dual-core 2.26 GHz (Twister) than the PlayBook. This is an important specification of this model because a fast processor demonstrates a higher performance. The iPad Pro 12.9 runs a faster GPU PowerVR Series 7 (12-core graphics) that will allow you to run more number of modern game apps. The Apple iPad Pro 12.9 has more RAM (4 GB) which means that this tablet provides better performance in comparison to the PlayBook.

    The iPad Pro 12.9 is produced with 4K UHD (2048 x 2732 pixels) display resolution with 264 ppi pixel density that is higher compared with the BlackBerry PlayBook HD (600 x 1024 pixels) resolution with 169 ppi pixel density. Such display resolution means that the iPad Pro 12.9 is a right choice for watching movies. If you are a photo lover then the Apple iPad Pro 12.9 is a better choice for you because this tab is equipped with better rear 1.2-Megapixel camera with 2.4 aperture.

    The iPad Pro 12.9 will work for a longer time without charging because it has a better battery life. This model is equipped with 10307 mAh battery that is 5007 mAh bigger than the BlackBerry PlayBook battery. The PlayBook weighs 425g which is 288g lighter compared to the weight of the Apple iPad Pro 12.9.

    The iPad Pro 12.9 has 9 advantages and the BlackBerry PlayBook only 2 so the iPad Pro 12.9 becomes the best choice. Check the lowest price on Amazon.