What's better Apple iPad Wi-Fi or Apple iPad Air 2? To answer this question SpecsPRO has compared Apple iPad Wi-Fi vs Apple iPad Air 2: screen resolution, camera, battery and other important specifications.

Apple iPad Air 2 vs Apple iPad Wi-Fi

  • 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

  • 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 Air 2

  • Price

    $299.98

  • Advantages

  • PLATFORM CPU: Triple-core 1.5 GHz Typhoon

    PLATFORM GPU: PowerVR GXA6850 (octa-core graphics)

    DISPLAY Resolution: 1536 x 2048 pixels (~264 ppi pixel density)

    BATTERY General: Non-removable Li-Po battery (27.3 Wh)

    MEMORY Internal Storage & RAM: 16/64/128 GB, 2 GB RAM

    NETWORK Technology: GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE

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

    NETWORK GPRS: Yes

    NETWORK EDGE: Yes

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  • launch

  • Announced

    2014, October

  • Status

    Available. Released 2014, October

  • platform

  • OS

    iOS 8.1, upgradable to iOS 10.0.2

  • Chipset

    Apple A8X

  • CPU

    Triple-core 1.5 GHz Typhoon

  • GPU

    PowerVR GXA6850 (octa-core graphics)

  • camera

  • Rear

    8 MP, f/2.4, 31mm, autofocus

  • Front

    1.2 MP, f/2.2, 31mm, 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

    9.7 inches

  • Resolution

    1536 x 2048 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-Po battery (27.3 Wh)

  • Talk time

    About 10 h

  • body

  • Dimensions

    240 x 169.5 x 6.1 mm (9.45 x 6.67 x 0.24 in)

  • Weight

    437 g (Wi-Fi) / 444 g (3G/LTE) (15.41 oz, 0.96 lb)

  • SIM card

    Nano-SIM

  • Miscellaneous

  • Colors

    Space Gray, Silver, Gold

  • memory

  • Internal Storage & RAM

    16/64/128 GB, 2 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 (3G/LTE model only)

  • Radio

    No

  • USB

    v2.0, reversible 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) - A1567

  • 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, January. Released 2010, March

  • Status

    Discontinued

  • platform

  • OS

    iOS 4, upgradable to iOS 5.1.1

  • Chipset

    Apple A4

  • CPU

    1.0 GHz Cortex-A8

  • GPU

    PowerVR SGX535

  • camera

  • Rear

  • Front

    No

  • Video

  • Features

  • display

  • Size

    9.7 inches

  • Resolution

    768 x 1024 pixels (~132 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-Po 6600 mAh battery (24.8 Wh)

  • Talk time

  • body

  • Dimensions

    242.8 x 189.7 x 13.4 mm (9.56 x 7.47 x 0.53 in)

  • Weight

    680 g (1.50 lb, 23.99 oz)

  • SIM card

    No

  • Miscellaneous

  • Colors

    Silver

  • memory

  • Internal Storage & RAM

    16/32/64 GB, 256 MB RAM

  • Card slot

    No

  • comms

  • WLAN

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

  • Bluetooth

    v2.1, A2DP, EDR

  • GPS

    No

  • Radio

    No

  • USB

    v2.0

  • features

  • Sensors

    Accelerometer

  • Messaging

    iMessage, Email, Push Email, IM

  • Browser

    HTML (Safari)

  • Java

    No

  • 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 iPad Air 2 is produced with a faster processor Triple-core 1.5 GHz Typhoon than the iPad Wi-Fi. This is an significant specification of this model as a powerful processor demonstrates a higher performance. The iPad Air 2 is produced with a more powerful graphics processor PowerVR GXA6850 (octa-core graphics) that will allow you to run more number of new games. The iPad Air 2 runs more RAM (2 GB) i.e. this tablet provides better performance in comparison to the iPad Wi-Fi.

    The iPad Air 2 has 2K HD (1536 x 2048 pixels) screen resolution with 263 ppi pixel density that is higher compared with the Apple iPad Wi-Fi HD (768 x 1024 pixels) resolution with 131 ppi pixel density. It means that this model is a right choice for playing games.

    The iPad Air 2 weighs 437g which is 243g less than the weight of the iPad Wi-Fi. As you can see the iPad Air 2 becomes the best buy. Check the lowest price on Amazon.