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Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular

63points

Apple iPad Air 2 WiFi + Cellular

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Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular vs Apple iPad Air 2 WiFi + Cellular

Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Apple iPad Air 2 WiFi + Cellular

Why is Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular better than Apple iPad Air 2 WiFi + Cellular?

  • 1.51x faster CPU speed
    ?

    2 x 2.34GHz & 2 x 1.05GHzvs2 x 1.5GHz
  • 2.64% more battery power
    ?

    8827mAhvs8600mAh
  • Has NFC
    ?
  • 2x faster downloads
    ?

    300MBits/svs150MBits/s
  • 3x faster uploads
    ?

    150MBits/svs50MBits/s
  • 4nm smaller semiconductor size
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    16nmvs20nm
  • Uses big.LITTLE technology
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  • 300million more transistors
    ?

    3300 millionvs3000 million

Why is Apple iPad Air 2 WiFi + Cellular better than Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular?

  • 34g lighter
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    444gvs478g
  • 1.4mm thinner
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    6.1mmvs7.5mm
  • 2x better video recording quality (main camera)
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    1080 x 60fpsvs1080 x 30fps
  • 18.67% less body volume
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    248.15cm³vs305.1cm³
  • Has integrated LTE
    ?

Price comparison

Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular

ProductStorePrice
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular AmazonApple iPad Pro (32GB, Wi-Fi + Cellular, ...Apple iPad Pro (32GB, Wi-Fi + Cellular, Gray) 9.7in Tablet (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$329.99
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular AmazonApple iPad 9.7in 6th Generation WiFi + C...Apple iPad 9.7in 6th Generation WiFi + Cellular (32GB, Space Gray) (Renewed)
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$323.00
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular AmazonApple iPad with WiFi + Cellular, 32GB, S...Apple iPad with WiFi + Cellular, 32GB, Space Gray (2017 Model) (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$292.98
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular AmazonApple Ipad Air 2 64GB Factory Unlocked (...Apple Ipad Air 2 64GB Factory Unlocked (Space Gray, Wi-Fi + Cellular 4G) Newest Version (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$308.00
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular AmazoniPad (2018 Latest Model) with Wi-Fi only...iPad (2018 Latest Model) with Wi-Fi only 32GB Apple 9.7in iPad MR7F2LL/A Space Gray (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$283.95
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular AmazonApple iPad 9.7 with WiFi, 128GB- Space G...Apple iPad 9.7 with WiFi, 128GB- Space Gray (2017 Model) - (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$301.22
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular AmazonApple iPad 9.7inch with WiFi 32GB- Space...Apple iPad 9.7inch with WiFi 32GB- Space Gray (2017 Model) (Renewed)
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$237.99
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular AmazonApple iPad (10.2-Inch, Wi-Fi + Cellular,...Apple iPad (10.2-Inch, Wi-Fi + Cellular, 32GB) - Space Gray (Latest Model) (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$394.99
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular AmazonApple iPad Pro 10.5in with ( Wi-Fi + Cel...Apple iPad Pro 10.5in with ( Wi-Fi + Cellular ) - 256GB, Space Gray (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$487.00
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular AmazonApple iPad Air 2 (128GB, Wi-Fi + Cellula...Apple iPad Air 2 (128GB, Wi-Fi + Cellular, Space Gray) (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$329.95

Apple iPad Air 2 WiFi + Cellular

ProductStorePrice
Apple iPad Air 2 WiFi + Cellular AmazonApple iPad Air 2 MH312LL/A (128GB, Wi-Fi...Apple iPad Air 2 MH312LL/A (128GB, Wi-Fi + Cellular, Space Gray) 2014 Model (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$305.00
Apple iPad Air 2 WiFi + Cellular AmazonApple iPad Air 2 WiFi Cellular (32GB, Si...Apple iPad Air 2 WiFi Cellular (32GB, Silver Cellular)(Renewed)
Amazon logo
$290.00
Apple iPad Air 2 WiFi + Cellular walmartRefurbished Apple iPad Air 2 MH2M2LL/A (...Refurbished Apple iPad Air 2 MH2M2LL/A (64GB, Wi-Fi + Cellular, Space Gray)
walmart logo
$189.99

Design

1.weight

478g

444g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
2.thickness

7.5mm

6.1mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
3.Stylus included
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Apple iPad Air 2 WiFi + Cellular
A stylus is a pen-like accessory that allows you to interact with the touchscreen with greater precision, and is particularly useful for drawing and writing.
4.height

169.5mm

169.5mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
5.width

240mm

240mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
6.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Apple iPad Air 2 WiFi + Cellular
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.

Display

1.resolution

2048 x 1536px

1536 x 2048px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
2.pixel density

264ppi

264ppi

Pixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.
3.screen size

9.7"

9.7"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
4.has an IPS screen
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Apple iPad Air 2 WiFi + Cellular
IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of conventional twisted nematic TFT displays: limited viewing angles and low-quality color reproduction. PLS (Plane-to-Line Switching) is a type of IPS screen developed by Samsung, with increased brightness and lower production costs.
5.has a touch screen
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Apple iPad Air 2 WiFi + Cellular
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
6.has anti-reflection coating
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Apple iPad Air 2 WiFi + Cellular
This helps to reduce the reflection from your device.

Performance

1.CPU speed

2 x 2.34GHz & 2 x 1.05GHz (Apple A10 Fusion)

2 x 1.5GHz (Apple A8X)

The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.
2.RAM

2GB

2GB

Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.
3.internal storage

128GB

128GB

The internal storage refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.
4.Supports 64-bit
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular (Apple A10 Fusion)
Apple iPad Air 2 WiFi + Cellular (Apple A8X)
A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit apps.
5.Has integrated LTE
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Apple iPad Air 2 WiFi + Cellular (Apple A8X)
The system on a chip (SoC) has an integrated LTE cellular chip. LTE is capable of downloading at faster speeds than older, 3G technology.
6.semiconductor size

20nm (Apple A8X)

Small semiconductors provide better performance and reduced power consumption. Chipsets with a higher number of transistors, semiconductor components of electronic devices, offer more computational power. A small form factor allows more transistors to fit on a chip, therefore increasing its performance.

Cameras

1.megapixels (main camera)

8MP

8MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
2.megapixels (front camera)

1.2MP

1.2MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the front camera. A higher megapixel count means that the front camera is capable of capturing more details, an essential factor for taking high-resolution selfies.
3.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 30fps

1080 x 60fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
4.has a CMOS sensor
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Apple iPad Air 2 WiFi + Cellular
CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.
5.has a built-in HDR mode
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular (iOS 11)
Apple iPad Air 2 WiFi + Cellular (iOS 8.1)
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
6.has a front camera
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Apple iPad Air 2 WiFi + Cellular
A front camera, also called secondary camera, can be used for video chats/selfies.

Audio

1.has stereo speakers
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Apple iPad Air 2 WiFi + Cellular
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Apple iPad Air 2 WiFi + Cellular
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
3.number of microphones

2

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Battery

1.battery power

8827mAh

8600mAh

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
2.has a battery level indicator
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Apple iPad Air 2 WiFi + Cellular
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
3.has a rechargeable battery
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Apple iPad Air 2 WiFi + Cellular
The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Features

1.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Apple iPad Air 2 WiFi + Cellular
802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability, and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.
2.Supports widgets
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular (iOS 11)
Apple iPad Air 2 WiFi + Cellular (iOS 8.1)
You can add widgets to the home screen. This allows you to have more flexibility and to see information at a glance, without going into the app.
3.has NFC
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Apple iPad Air 2 WiFi + Cellular
NFC (near-field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
4.The browser has word wrap
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular (iOS 11)
Apple iPad Air 2 WiFi + Cellular (iOS 8.1)
The web browser has automatic word wrap when zooming, the user can easily read long lines without scrolling horizontally.
5.Bluetooth version

4.2

4.2

Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
6.Has a fingerprint scanner
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Apple iPad Air 2 WiFi + Cellular
The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.

Miscellaneous

1.Has an ultra power-saving mode
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular (iOS 11)
Apple iPad Air 2 WiFi + Cellular
The ultra power-saving mode, also called low power mode, is an effective way to extend the battery life of the device. Usually, it involves limiting screen brightness and contrast, disabling location services, restricting connectivity, and turning off nonessential apps.

Price comparison

Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular

ProductStorePrice
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular AmazonApple iPad Pro (32GB, Wi-Fi + Cellular, ...Apple iPad Pro (32GB, Wi-Fi + Cellular, Gray) 9.7in Tablet (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$329.99
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular AmazonApple iPad 9.7in 6th Generation WiFi + C...Apple iPad 9.7in 6th Generation WiFi + Cellular (32GB, Space Gray) (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$323.00
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular AmazonApple iPad with WiFi + Cellular, 32GB, S...Apple iPad with WiFi + Cellular, 32GB, Space Gray (2017 Model) (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$292.98
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular AmazonApple Ipad Air 2 64GB Factory Unlocked (...Apple Ipad Air 2 64GB Factory Unlocked (Space Gray, Wi-Fi + Cellular 4G) Newest Version (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$308.00
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular AmazoniPad (2018 Latest Model) with Wi-Fi only...iPad (2018 Latest Model) with Wi-Fi only 32GB Apple 9.7in iPad MR7F2LL/A Space Gray (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$283.95
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular AmazonApple iPad 9.7 with WiFi, 128GB- Space G...Apple iPad 9.7 with WiFi, 128GB- Space Gray (2017 Model) - (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$301.22
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular AmazonApple iPad 9.7inch with WiFi 32GB- Space...Apple iPad 9.7inch with WiFi 32GB- Space Gray (2017 Model) (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$237.99
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular AmazonApple iPad (10.2-Inch, Wi-Fi + Cellular,...Apple iPad (10.2-Inch, Wi-Fi + Cellular, 32GB) - Space Gray (Latest Model) (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$394.99
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular AmazonApple iPad Pro 10.5in with ( Wi-Fi + Cel...Apple iPad Pro 10.5in with ( Wi-Fi + Cellular ) - 256GB, Space Gray (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$487.00
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular AmazonApple iPad Air 2 (128GB, Wi-Fi + Cellula...Apple iPad Air 2 (128GB, Wi-Fi + Cellular, Space Gray) (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$329.95

Apple iPad Air 2 WiFi + Cellular

ProductStorePrice
Apple iPad Air 2 WiFi + Cellular AmazonApple iPad Air 2 MH312LL/A (128GB, Wi-Fi...Apple iPad Air 2 MH312LL/A (128GB, Wi-Fi + Cellular, Space Gray) 2014 Model (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$305.00
Apple iPad Air 2 WiFi + Cellular AmazonApple iPad Air 2 WiFi Cellular (32GB, Si...Apple iPad Air 2 WiFi Cellular (32GB, Silver Cellular)(Renewed)
Amazon logo
$290.00
Apple iPad Air 2 WiFi + Cellular walmartRefurbished Apple iPad Air 2 MH2M2LL/A (...Refurbished Apple iPad Air 2 MH2M2LL/A (64GB, Wi-Fi + Cellular, Space Gray)
walmart logo
$189.99

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