What's better Apple iPad Pro 9.7 or Apple iPad Pro 12.9? To answer this question SpecsPRO has compared Apple iPad Pro 9.7 vs Apple iPad Pro 12.9: screen resolution, camera, battery and other important specifications.

Apple iPad Pro 9.7 vs Apple iPad Pro 12.9

  • 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 9.7

  • Price

    639.99

  • Advantages

  • CAMERA Rear: 12 MP, f/2.2, 29mm, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash

    CAMERA Front: 5 MP, f/2.2, 31mm, 1080p@30fps, 720p@240fps, face detection, HDR, panorama

    CAMERA Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps, 1080p@120fps, 720p@240fps

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  • Main

  • Model

    Apple iPad Pro 12.9

  • Price

    849.90

  • Advantages

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

    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

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  • launch

  • Announced

    2016, March

  • Status

    Available. Released 2016, March

  • platform

  • OS

    iOS 9.3.2, upgradable to iOS 10.0.2

  • Chipset

    Apple A9X

  • CPU

    Dual-core 2.16 GHz (Twister)

  • GPU

    PowerVR Series 7 (12-core graphics)

  • camera

  • Rear

    12 MP, f/2.2, 29mm, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash

  • Front

    5 MP, f/2.2, 31mm, 1080p@30fps, 720p@240fps, face detection, HDR, panorama

  • Video

    2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps, 1080p@120fps, 720p@240fps

  • Features

    1/3" sensor size, 1.22 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 8MP image recording, 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 - True-tone display

  • Multitouch

    Yes

  • battery

  • General

    Non-removable Li-Ion battery (27.9 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 (LTE) (15.66 oz, 0.96 lb)

  • SIM card

    Nano-SIM

  • Miscellaneous

  • Colors

    Silver, Gold, Space Gray, Rose Gold

  • memory

  • Internal Storage & RAM

    32/128/256 GB, 2 GB RAM

  • Card slot

    No

  • comms

  • WLAN

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

  • Bluetooth

    v4.2, A2DP, EDR

  • GPS

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

  • NFC

    NFC

  • Radio

    No

  • USB

    v2.0, 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 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 CDMA2000 1xEV-DO

  • 4G bands

    LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 27(800), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 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

    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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  • Summary

    The iPad Pro 12.9 uses a better CPU Dual-core 2.16 GHz (Twister) in compare to the Apple iPad Pro 9.7. It is an important specification of this model as a powerful processor demonstrates a higher performance. The iPad Pro 12.9 is equipped with more RAM (4 GB) i.e. this tablet shows better performance in comparison to the Apple iPad Pro 9.7.

    The iPad Pro 12.9 is produced with 4K UHD (2048 x 2732 pixels) screen resolution with 264 ppi pixel density which is higher than the iPad Pro 9.7 2K HD (1536 x 2048 pixels) resolution with 263 ppi pixel density. Such screen resolution means that this tablet is a better choice for playing games. If you are a photography enthusiast then the Apple iPad Pro 9.7 is a better selection for you as this tablet is equipped with more quality back 5-Megapixel camera with 2.2 aperture. The Apple iPad Pro 9.7 captures videos with a better resolution: 4K UHD vs FullHD. The iPad Pro 9.7 front camera specs are better in compare with the iPad Pro 12.9 camera: 5 megapixels and 2.2 aperture versus 1.2 megapixels and 2.4 aperture. If you are going to use your device for video chatting then you have to keep in mind this advantage.

    The Apple iPad Pro 9.7 weighs 437g which is 276g less than the weight of the iPad Pro 12.9. The iPad Pro 9.7 and the iPad Pro 12.9 have an equal number of advantages but as the iPad Pro 12.9 has more powerful processor which is a very important advantage then it becomes the best buy.