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What makes Apple iPad Air 2 (Wi-Fi/16GB/4G) better Choice

Screen Size 9.7 inches 7.9 inches
Apple iPad Air 2 (Wi-Fi/16GB/4G) has 22.78% bigger screen size
Camera Resolution 8.0 MP 5.0 MP
Apple iPad Air 2 (Wi-Fi/16GB/4G) has 60.00% higher primary camera resolution
Processor Speed 1.5 GHz 1.3 GHz
Apple iPad Air 2 (Wi-Fi/16GB/4G) has 15.38% faster processor speed
RAM 2 GB 1 GB
Apple iPad Air 2 (Wi-Fi/16GB/4G) has 100.00% more RAM
Additional Processor M8 motion coprocessor No
Apple iPad Air 2 (Wi-Fi/16GB/4G) has M8 motion coprocessor additional processor whereas Apple iPad Mini 3 (Wi-Fi/16GB/4G) has No additional processor
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What makes Apple iPad Mini 3 (Wi-Fi/16GB/4G) better Choice

Screen Resolution 264 ppi 324 ppi
Apple iPad Mini 3 (Wi-Fi/16GB/4G) has 22.73% higher screen resolution

Feature Comparison of Apple iPad Air 2 (Wi-Fi/16GB/4G) Vs Apple iPad Mini 3 (Wi-Fi/16GB/4G)

Important Dates
Announced Date October, 2014 October, 2014
India Availability Date October, 2014 October, 2014
General Features
Sim Support Single Sim, NaNo-SIM, GSM Single Sim, NaNo-SIM, GSM
Voice Calling No No
Tablet Dimensions 240 x 169.5 x 6.1 mm 200 x 134.7 x 7.5 mm
Tablet Weight 444 grams 341 grams
Display
Screen Size 9.7 inches 7.9 inches
Screen Resolution 2048 x 1536 Pixels, 264 ppi 2048 x 1536 Pixels, 324 ppi
Screen Type IPS LCD Retina, With 16 M Colors IPS LCD Retina, With 16 M Colors
Touch Type Capacitive With Multitouch Capacitive With Multitouch
Screen Protection Fingerprint-Resistant Oleophobic Coating, Fully Laminated, Antireflective Coating Fingerprint-Resistant Oleophobic Coating
Photo & Video
Camera Yes, 8.0 Megapixel Yes, 5.0 Megapixel
Flash No No
Front Camera Yes, 1.2 Megapixel Yes, 1.2 Megapixel
Camera Features Isight Camera (auto Focus, F2.4 Aperture, 5-element Lens, Hybrid Ir Filter); Facetime Hd Camera (f2.2 Aperture, Auto Hdr); Backside Illumination, Improved Face Detection, Exposure Control, Burst Mode, Timer Mode, Video Image Stabilization, Time Lapse Video Recording, Geo-tagging, 3x Video Zoom, Facetime Video Calling Over Wi-fi Or Cellular Network Isight Camera (auto Focus, F2.4 Aperture, Hybrid Ir Filter, Tap To Focus Video, Hdr), Facetime Hd Camera (720p Hd Video Recording), Face Detection, Backside Illumination, Tap To Control Exposure, Geo-tagging Photos & Videos, Timer Mode, Panorama, Video Stabilization, 3x Video Zoom, Time Lapse Video Recording, Facetime Video Calling Over Wi-fi Or Cellular Network
Video Camera Yes, 1080p at 30 fps Yes, 1080p at 30 fps
Technical
Operating System iOS 8 iOS 8
Processor 1.5 GHz Dual Core + M8 motion coprocessor Processor 1.3 GHz Dual Core Processor
Processor Chipset Apple A8X Apple A7
RAM 2 GB 1 GB
GPU PowerVR G6430 (Quad-Core Graphics)
Battery
Battery Li-po (Non-removable) Li-po (Non-removable)
Talk Time Up to 10 hours (Wi-Fi Browsing, Video & Audio Playback), Up to 9 Hours of Web Surfing over Cellular Network Up to 10 hours (Wi-Fi Browsing, Video & Audio Playback), Up to 9 Hours of Web Surfing over Cellular Network
Connectivity
GPRS Yes Yes
EDGE Yes Yes
3G Yes, through Sim , HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps Yes, through Sim , HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
4g Yes, Cat4, 150 Mbps DL Yes, LTE, 100 Mbps; EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps
Wi-Fi Yes, with Tethering Yes, with Tethering
USB Connectivity Yes, microUSB v2.0 Yes, microUSB v2.0
GPS Yes, Assisted GPS and GLONASS Yes, Assisted GPS and GLONASS
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0, A2DP, EDR Yes, v4.0, A2DP, EDR
3.5mm Audio Jack Yes Yes
Supports TV Out Yes Yes
Multimedia
E-mail Yes, with Push E-mail Yes, with Push E-mail
Music Player Yes , supports AAC, Protected AAC, HE-AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, Audible, Apple Lossless, AIFF, WAV Yes , supports AAC, Protected AAC, HE-AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, Audible, Apple Lossless, AIFF, WAV
Video Player Yes , supports H.264, AAC-LC, M4V, MP4, MOV, MPEG-4, Motion JPEG, AVI Yes , supports H.264, AAC-LC, M4V, MP4, MOV, MPEG-4, Motion JPEG, AVI
Doc Reader Yes Yes
PDF reader Yes Yes
Memory
Phonebook Memory Practically Unlimited Contacts Practically Unlimited Contacts
Internal Memory 16 GB 16 GB
Expendable memory No No
Other Features
Sensors Accelerometer, Barometer, Touch ID, Ambient Light Sensor Accelerometer, Touch ID, Ambient Light Sensor

What is being discussed about tablets

Ipad Air Wifi Or Ipad Mini Or Ipad Air Wifi + Celluler

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What do you need it for? If you are mostly inside office / home then you definitely don't need Cellular. Just the wifi version is enough. If you want it for casual gaming/browsing/movie then don't go for ipad mini as it is only a little bigger than most smartphones. I have a wifi+ cellular but I haven't used cellular ever. Also, the storage size is a major deciding factor since price increases exponentially for iPad. I have a 64GB version but haven't used more than 5GB till date. Let me know what you need it for, that will help decide better.

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Compare Apple iPad Air 2 (Wi-Fi/16GB/4G) Vs Apple iPad Mini 3 (Wi-Fi/16GB/4G) side by side for all differences and similarities in specifications and features to find which is better. Apple iPad Air 2 (Wi-Fi/16GB/4G) has a feature score of 89, whereas Apple iPad Mini 3 (Wi-Fi/16GB/4G) has a feature score of 84. The page was last updated on May 20, 2019.