88points

Apple iPad Air (2019)

88points

Apple iPad mini (2019)

Apple iPad Air (2019)
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Apple iPad Air (2019) vs Apple iPad mini (2019)

Apple iPad Air (2019)
Apple iPad mini (2019)
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Apple iPad mini (2019)
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88
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Why is Apple iPad Air (2019) better than Apple iPad mini (2019)?

Why is Apple iPad mini (2019) better than Apple iPad Air (2019)?

  • 23.48% higher pixel density
    326ppivs264ppi
  • 155.8g lighter
    308.2gvs464g
  • 39.3mm shorter
    134.8mmvs174.1mm
  • 47.4mm narrower
    203.2mmvs250.6mm
  • 37.22% less body volume
    167.09cm³vs266.139706cm³

Top specs and features

Design

1.thickness

6.1mm

6.1mm

Best

Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro

4.6mm

2.weight

464g

308.2g

Best

Acer Iconia W510-1674

0.51g

3.Has a stylus
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Apple iPad mini (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.width

250.6mm

203.2mm

Best

Dell Venue 10 7000

14mm

5.height

174.1mm

134.8mm

Best

Dell Venue 10 7000

14mm

6.volume

266.14cm³

167.09cm³

Best

Asus VivoTab RT 32GB

0cm³

Display

1.resolution

2224 x 1668px

2048 x 1536px

Best

Panasonic UT-MB5

2560 x 3840px

2.pixel density

264ppi

326ppi

Best

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 32GB WiFi + 3G

521ppi

3.screen size

10.5"

7.9"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.

Best

Wacom Cintiq 22HD

21.5"

4.has branded damage resistant glass
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Apple iPad mini (2019)

Damage resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.

For example

Google Pixel Slate (8th Gen Intel Core i5 / 8GB RAM / 128GB SSD)

5.LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixels
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Apple iPad mini (2019)

The device has an LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixel, resulting in sharp and crisp images. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

6.has an IPS screen
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Apple iPad mini (2019)

IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of normal TFTs TN-matrices: relatively slow response times, small viewing angles and low quality color reproduction. PLS (Plane to Line Switching) is a type of IPS screen developed by Samsung, which has increased brightness and lower production costs.

Performance

1.has an external memory slot
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Apple iPad mini (2019)

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

For example

Huawei Honor Tab 5

2.RAM

2GB

2GB

Best

Google Pixel Slate

16GB

3.Has integrated LTE
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Apple iPad mini (2019)

The system on a chip (SoC) has an integrated LTE cellular chip. LTE is capable of downloading at faster speeds than older, 3G technology.

4.internal storage

256GB

256GB

Best

Apple iPad Pro 11" (2018)

1000GB

5.Supports 64-bit
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Apple iPad mini (2019)

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 applications.

6.Uses big.LITTLE technology
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Apple iPad mini (2019)

Using big.LITTLE technology, a chip can switch between two sets of processor cores in order to maximise performance and battery life. For example, when playing a game the more powerful cores will be used to increase performance, whereas checking e-mail will use the less powerful cores to maximise battery life.

Cameras

1.megapixels

8MP

8MP

Best

Samsung Galaxy Fold

40MP

2.front camera megapixels

7MP

7MP

Best

Samsung Galaxy Fold

10MP

3.has a CMOS sensor
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Apple iPad mini (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.

4.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.

Best

Apple iPad Pro 11" (2018)

2160 x 60fps

5.has a flash
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Apple iPad mini (2019)

A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.

For example

Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e (64GB / 4GB RAM)

6.has touch autofocus
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Apple iPad mini (2019)

The autofocus is immediately set to the subject by just touching it on the touch screen.

Audio

1.has stereo speakers
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Apple iPad mini (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.number of microphones

2

2

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

Best

Acer Aspire Switch 12 S

3

3.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Apple iPad mini (2019)

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

4.Has a radio
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Apple iPad mini (2019)

A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.

For example

Lenovo Tab P10

5.Has dedicated media keys
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Apple iPad mini (2019)

Phones with physical keyboards have dedicated media keys, such as: play, stop, next, previous, volume up/down, etc.

For example

RIM BlackBerry PlayBook 16GB

Battery

1.wireless charging
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Apple iPad mini (2019)

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

For example

Google Nexus 7 (2013) LTE

2. longer battery life

10h

10h

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.

Best

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 32GB WiFi + 3G

38h

3.has a battery level indicator
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Apple iPad mini (2019)

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

4.has a rechargeable battery
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Apple iPad mini (2019)

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

5.has a removable battery
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Apple iPad mini (2019)

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

For example

Google Pixel Slate (8th Gen Intel Core i5 / 8GB RAM / 128GB SSD)

6.Supports fast charging
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Apple iPad mini (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.

Features

1.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Apple iPad mini (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.

2.Supports widgets
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Apple iPad mini (2019)

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.download speed

1024MBits/s

1024MBits/s

Best

Samsung Galaxy Fold

1200MBits/s

4.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Apple iPad mini (2019)

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

5.has a HDMI output
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Apple iPad mini (2019)

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

For example

TrekStor Surftab Ventos 7.0 HD 8GB

6.Has sharing intents
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Apple iPad mini (2019)

If an app has sharing capabilities and the developers have indicated it, the app will automatically appear in your list of sharing options. Some OS’s limit direct sharing options to a select few apps, which means you have to open apps separately in order to upload the files you want to share.

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