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

Apple iPad Pro 9.7 vs Apple iPad Air

  • 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

  • PLATFORM CPU: Dual-core 2.16 GHz (Twister)

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

    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

    MEMORY Internal Storage & RAM: 32/128/256 GB, 2 GB RAM

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Apple iPad Air
  • 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

    2013, October

  • Status

    Available. Released November 2013

  • platform

  • OS

    iOS 7, upgradable to iOS 10.0.2

  • Chipset

    Apple A7

  • CPU

    Dual-core 1.3 GHz Cyclone (ARM v8-based)

  • GPU

    PowerVR G6430 (quad-core graphics)

  • camera

  • Rear

    5 MP, f/2.4, 33mm, autofocus

  • Front

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

  • Video

    1080p@30fps

  • Features

    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 8600 mAh battery (32.4 Wh)

  • Talk time

    About 10 h

  • body

  • Dimensions

    240 x 169.5 x 7.5 mm (9.45 x 6.67 x 0.30 in)

  • Weight

    469 g (Wi-Fi) / 478 g (3G/LTE) (1.03 lb, 16.54 oz)

  • SIM card

    Nano-SIM

  • Miscellaneous

  • Colors

    Space Gray, Silver

  • memory

  • Internal Storage & RAM

    16/32/64/128 GB, 1 GB RAM DDR3

  • Card slot

    No

  • comms

  • WLAN

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

  • Bluetooth

    v4.0, A2DP, EDR

  • GPS

    Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS (3G/LTE model only)

  • NFC

  • Radio

    No

  • USB

    v2.0, reversible connector

  • features

  • Sensors

    Accelerometer, gyro, compass

  • 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 / 1900 / 2100 CDMA2000 1xEV-DO

  • 4G bands

    LTE

  • Speed

    HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat3 100/50 Mbps, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps

  • GPRS

    Yes

  • EDGE

    Yes

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  • Summary

    The Apple iPad Pro 9.7 is equipped with a better CPU Dual-core 2.16 GHz (Twister) in compare to the Apple iPad Air. This is an significant specification of this model because a powerful processor provides a higher performance. The iPad Pro 9.7 uses a faster GPU PowerVR Series 7 (12-core graphics) which will let the user to run more number of new games. The Apple iPad Pro 9.7 is produced with more RAM (2 GB) i.e. this tablet provides better performance than the Apple iPad Air.

    If you are a photo lover then the Apple iPad Pro 9.7 is a better buy for you because this tablet has better back 5-Megapixel camera with 2.2 aperture. The Apple iPad Pro 9.7 captures videos with a more quality resolution: 4K UHD vs FullHD. The iPad Pro 9.7 front camera specifications are better in compare with the Apple iPad Air camera: 5 megapixels and 2.2 aperture versus 1.2 megapixels and 2.4 aperture. If you like to make good quality selfies then you should note this specification.

    The Apple iPad Pro 9.7 weighs 437g which is 32g lighter than the weight of the Apple iPad Air. The Apple iPad Pro 9.7 has 7 advantages and the Apple iPad Air only 1 so the iPad Pro 9.7 will become the best choice. Get the list of the best offers on Amazon.