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Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular

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Apple iPad Air (2019)

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Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular vs Apple iPad Air (2019)

Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Apple iPad Air (2019)

Why is Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular better than Apple iPad Air (2019)?

  • Has NFC
    ?
  • 4.6mm shorter
    ?

    169.5mmvs174.1mm
  • 1h longer battery life
    ?

    10hvs9h
  • 10.6mm narrower
    ?

    240mmvs250.6mm
  • Has manual focus
    ?

Why is Apple iPad Air (2019) better than Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular?

  • 17.93% higher resolution
    ?

    2224 x 1668pxvs2048 x 1536px
  • 1.68x faster CPU speed
    ?

    2 x 2.5GHz & 4 x 1.6GHzvs2 x 2.34 & 2 x 1.05GHz
  • 1GB more RAM memory
    ?

    3GBvs2GB
  • 8.25% bigger screen size
    ?

    10.5"vs9.7"
  • 14g lighter
    ?

    464gvs478g
  • 128GB more internal storage
    ?

    256GBvs128GB
  • 1.4mm thinner
    ?

    6.1mmvs7.5mm
  • 5.83x more megapixels (front camera)
    ?

    7MPvs1.2MP

Price comparison

Apple iPad Air (2019)

Buy used:

$359.25

ProductStorePrice
Apple iPad Air (2019) AmazonApple iPad Air 10.5-inch (3rd Gen) Table...Apple iPad Air 10.5-inch (3rd Gen) Tablet A2152 (Wi-Fi Only) - 64GB / Space Gray (Renewed)
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$442.10
Apple iPad Air (2019) AmazonApple iPad (10.2-inch, Wi-Fi, 128GB) - G...Apple iPad (10.2-inch, Wi-Fi, 128GB) - Gold (Previous Model)
Amazon logo
$429.00
Apple iPad Air (2019) AmazonApple iPad Mini (Wi-Fi, 256GB) - Space G...Apple iPad Mini (Wi-Fi, 256GB) - Space Gray (Latest Model)
Amazon logo
$489.99
Apple iPad Air (2019) AmazonApple iPad Pro Tablet (128GB, Wi-Fi, 9.7...Apple iPad Pro Tablet (128GB, Wi-Fi, 9.7in) Gray (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$387.00
Apple iPad Air (2019) 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 Air (2019) AmazonApple iPad Air 2, 64 GB, Space Gray, (Re...Apple iPad Air 2, 64 GB, Space Gray, (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$244.99
Apple iPad Air (2019) AmazonApple iPad Air 2 - 64GB - Gold (Renewed)...Apple iPad Air 2 - 64GB - Gold (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$289.99
Apple iPad Air (2019) AmazonApple iPad Pro (10.5-inch, Wi-Fi + Cellu...Apple iPad Pro (10.5-inch, Wi-Fi + Cellular, 64GB) - Gold (Previous Model)
Amazon logo
$479.99
Apple iPad Air (2019) AmazonApple iPad Pro 10.5in with ( Wi-Fi + Cel...Apple iPad Pro 10.5in with ( Wi-Fi + Cellular ) - 64GB, Space Gray (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$424.99
Apple iPad Air (2019) aliexpressNew Apple iPad Air 2019 10.5" Retina Dis...New Apple iPad Air 2019 10.5" Retina Display A12 Chip TouchID Super Portable Supporting Apple Pencil IOS Tablet Super Slim
aliexpress logo
$586.00
Apple iPad Air (2019) walmartApple iPad Air 3 10.5 (3rd Gen, 2019) Wi...Apple iPad Air 3 10.5 (3rd Gen, 2019) WiFi Only 256GB Gold MUUT2LL/A - Open Box
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$529.99

Design

1.weight

478g

464g

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 (2019)
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

174.1mm

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

240mm

250.6mm

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 (2019)
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.

Display

1.resolution

2048 x 1536px

2224 x 1668px

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"

10.5"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
4.has branded damage-resistant glass
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Damage-resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
5.has an IPS screen
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Apple iPad Air (2019)
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.
6.has a touch screen
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Apple iPad Air (2019)
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

Performance

1.CPU speed

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

2 x 2.5GHz & 4 x 1.6GHz (Apple A12 Bionic)

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

3GB

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.has an external memory slot
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Apple iPad Air (2019)
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
4.internal storage

128GB

256GB

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.
5.Supports 64-bit
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular (Apple A10 Fusion)
Apple iPad Air (2019) (Apple A12 Bionic)
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.
6.semiconductor size
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

7MP

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 30fps

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 flash
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Apple iPad Air (2019)
A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
5.has a built-in HDR mode
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular (iOS 11)
Apple iPad Air (2019) (iOS 12)
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
6.has a CMOS sensor
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Apple iPad Air (2019)
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.

Audio

1.has stereo speakers
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Apple iPad Air (2019)
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 (2019)
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.
4.Has a radio
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Apple iPad Air (2019)
A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.
5.Has dedicated media keys
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Phones with physical keyboards have dedicated media keys, such as: play, stop, next, previous, volume up/down, etc.

Battery

1.Battery life

10h

9h

The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.
2.Supports fast charging
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Fast charging technologies, like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge or MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
3.has a battery level indicator
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Apple iPad Air (2019)
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
4.has a rechargeable battery
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Apple iPad Air (2019)
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
5.has wireless charging
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Apple iPad Air (2019)
The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.
6.has a removable battery
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Apple iPad Air (2019)
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Features

1.has an HDMI output
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
2.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Apple iPad Air (2019)
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.
3.Supports widgets
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular (iOS 11)
Apple iPad Air (2019) (iOS 12)
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.
4.has NFC
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Apple iPad Air (2019)
NFC (near-field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
5.The browser has word wrap
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular (iOS 11)
Apple iPad Air (2019) (iOS 12)
The web browser has automatic word wrap when zooming, the user can easily read long lines without scrolling horizontally.
6.Bluetooth version

4.2

5

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.

Miscellaneous

1.Has an ultra power-saving mode
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular (iOS 11)
Apple iPad Air (2019) (iOS 12)
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 Air (2019)

Buy used:

$359.25

ProductStorePrice
Apple iPad Air (2019) AmazonApple iPad Air 10.5-inch (3rd Gen) Table...Apple iPad Air 10.5-inch (3rd Gen) Tablet A2152 (Wi-Fi Only) - 64GB / Space Gray (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$442.10
Apple iPad Air (2019) AmazonApple iPad (10.2-inch, Wi-Fi, 128GB) - G...Apple iPad (10.2-inch, Wi-Fi, 128GB) - Gold (Previous Model)
Amazon logo
$429.00
Apple iPad Air (2019) AmazonApple iPad Mini (Wi-Fi, 256GB) - Space G...Apple iPad Mini (Wi-Fi, 256GB) - Space Gray (Latest Model)
Amazon logo
$489.99
Apple iPad Air (2019) AmazonApple iPad Pro Tablet (128GB, Wi-Fi, 9.7...Apple iPad Pro Tablet (128GB, Wi-Fi, 9.7in) Gray (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$387.00
Apple iPad Air (2019) 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 Air (2019) AmazonApple iPad Air 2, 64 GB, Space Gray, (Re...Apple iPad Air 2, 64 GB, Space Gray, (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$244.99
Apple iPad Air (2019) AmazonApple iPad Air 2 - 64GB - Gold (Renewed)...Apple iPad Air 2 - 64GB - Gold (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$289.99
Apple iPad Air (2019) AmazonApple iPad Pro (10.5-inch, Wi-Fi + Cellu...Apple iPad Pro (10.5-inch, Wi-Fi + Cellular, 64GB) - Gold (Previous Model)
Amazon logo
$479.99
Apple iPad Air (2019) AmazonApple iPad Pro 10.5in with ( Wi-Fi + Cel...Apple iPad Pro 10.5in with ( Wi-Fi + Cellular ) - 64GB, Space Gray (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$424.99
Apple iPad Air (2019) aliexpressNew Apple iPad Air 2019 10.5" Retina Dis...New Apple iPad Air 2019 10.5" Retina Display A12 Chip TouchID Super Portable Supporting Apple Pencil IOS Tablet Super Slim
aliexpress logo
$586.00
Apple iPad Air (2019) walmartApple iPad Air 3 10.5 (3rd Gen, 2019) Wi...Apple iPad Air 3 10.5 (3rd Gen, 2019) WiFi Only 256GB Gold MUUT2LL/A - Open Box
walmart logo
$529.99

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