Comparison between:
- Apple iPad Air (2019)
- Apple iPad Air
- Apple iPad Air 2

Brand and model

Information about the brand, model and model alias (if any) of a specific device.

Apple iPad Air (2019)Apple iPad AirApple iPad Air 2
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Prices
Apple iPad AirApple iPad Air 2
Prices
Model aliasiPad Air 3iPad 5
A1474
A1475
A1476
A1566
A1567

Design

Information about the dimensions and weight of the device, shown in different measurement units. Body materials, available colors, certifications.

Width250.6 mm
25.06 cm
0.82 ft
9.87 in
240 mm
24 cm
0.79 ft
9.45 in
240 mm
24 cm
0.79 ft
9.45 in
Height174.1 mm
17.41 cm
0.57 ft
6.85 in
169.5 mm
16.95 cm
0.56 ft
6.67 in
169.5 mm
16.95 cm
0.56 ft
6.67 in
Thickness6.1 mm
0.61 cm
0.02 ft
0.24 in
7.5 mm
0.75 cm
0.02 ft
0.3 in
6.1 mm
0.61 cm
0.02 ft
0.24 in
Weight464 g
1.02 lbs
16.37 oz
478 g
1.05 lbs
16.86 oz
444 g
0.98 lbs
15.66 oz
Volume266.14 cm³
16.16 in³
305.1 cm³
18.53 in³
248.15 cm³
15.07 in³
ColorsGray
Silver
Gold
Gray
Silver
Silver
Gold
Gray
Body materialsAluminium alloyAluminium alloyAluminium alloy

SIM card

The Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) is used in mobile devices for storing data authenticating the subscribers of mobile services.

SIM card typeNano-SIMNano-SIMNano-SIM
Number of SIM cards111
Embedded SIM (eSIM) support--

Networks

A mobile (cellular) network is a radio system, which allows a large number of mobile devices to communicate with each other.

GSMGSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
CDMA-CDMA 800 MHz
CDMA 1900 MHz
CDMA 800 MHz
CDMA 1900 MHz
CDMA2000-1xEV-DO Rev. A
1xEV-DO Rev. B
1xEV-DO Rev. A
1xEV-DO Rev. B
UMTSUMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1700/2100 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1700/2100 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
LTELTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
LTE-TDD 2000 MHz (B34)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE 700 MHz Class 13
LTE 700 MHz Class 17
LTE 800 MHz
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1700/2100 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 1900 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE 1500 (B11)
LTE 700 MHz (B12)
LTE 700 MHz (B14)
LTE 800 MHz (B18)
LTE 800 MHz (B19)
LTE 1500 (B21)
LTE 1900+ MHz (B25)
LTE 800 MHz (B26)
LTE 700 MHz de (B29)
LTE 2300 MHz (B30)
LTE 1700/2100 MHz (B66)
LTE 600 MHz (B71)
LTE 700 MHz Class 13
LTE 700 MHz Class 17
LTE 800 MHz
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1700/2100 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 1900 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE 700 MHz Class 13
LTE 700 MHz Class 17
LTE 800 MHz
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1700/2100 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 1900 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz

Mobile network technologies and bandwidth

Communication between devices within mobile networks is realized via various generations of network technologies, which provide different bandwidth.

Mobile network technologiesUMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 3
EV-DO Rev. A
EV-DO Rev. B
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA
LTE Cat 4
EV-DO Rev. A
EV-DO Rev. B

Operating system

Operating system is the system software, which manages and controls the functioning of the hardware components of the device.

Operating system (OS)iOS 12iOS 7.0.3
iOS 9
iOS 8.1
iOS 9

System on Chip (SoC)

A system on a chip (SoC) includes into a single chip some of the main hardware components of the mobile device.

SoCApple A12 Bionic APL1W81Apple A7 APL5698Apple A8X
Process technology7 nm28 nm20 nm
CPU2x 2.5 GHz Vortex, 4x 1.59 GHz TempestApple Cyclone ARMv8Apple Cyclone ARMv8
CPU bits64 bit64 bit64 bit
Instruction setARMv8-AARMv8-AARMv8-A
Level 1 cache memory (L1)128 KB + 128 KB64 KB + 64 KB64 KB + 64 KB
Level 2 cache memory (L2)8192 KB
8 MB
1024 KB
1 MB
2048 KB
2 MB
Level 3 cache memory (L3)-4096 KB
4 MB
4096 KB
4 MB
CPU cores623
CPU frequency2500 MHz1300 MHz1500 MHz
GPU-PowerVR G6430PowerVR GXA6850
GPU cores448
GPU frequency1100 MHz--
RAM capacity3 GB1 GB2 GB
RAM typeLPDDR4XLPDDR3LPDDR3
RAM channelsDouble channel--
M12 motion coprocessor
Neural engine (8-core design)
-M8 motion coprocessor

Storage

Every mobile device has a built-in storage (internal memory) with a fixed capacity.

Storage64 GB
256 GB
16 GB
32 GB
64 GB
128 GB
16 GB
64 GB
128 GB

Display

The display of a mobile device is characterized by its technology, resolution, pixel density, diagonal length, color depth, etc.

Type/technologyIPSIPSIPS
Diagonal size10.5 in
266.7 mm
26.67 cm
9.7 in
246.38 mm
24.64 cm
9.7 in
246.38 mm
24.64 cm
Width8.4 in
213.36 mm
21.34 cm
7.76 in
197.1 mm
19.71 cm
7.76 in
197.1 mm
19.71 cm
Height6.3 in
160.02 mm
16 cm
5.82 in
147.83 mm
14.78 cm
5.82 in
147.83 mm
14.78 cm
Aspect ratio1.333:1
4:3
1.333:1
4:3
1.333:1
4:3
Resolution2224 x 1668 pixels2048 x 1536 pixels2048 x 1536 pixels
Pixel density265 ppi
104 ppcm
264 ppi
103 ppcm
264 ppi
103 ppcm
Color depth24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
Display area78.51 %71.86 %71.86 %
Other featuresCapacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Retina display
True Tone display
500 cd/m²
Antireflective coating
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
Wide Color display (P3)
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
LED-backlit
Retina display
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
LED-backlit
Retina display
Full Lamination Technology
Antireflective coating

Sensors

Different sensors measure different physical quantities and convert them into signals recognizable by the mobile device.

SensorsProximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint
Hall

Rear camera

The primary camera of the mobile device is usually placed on its back and can be combined with one or more additional cameras.

Sensor typeCMOS BSICMOS BSICMOS BSI
Aperturef/2.4f/2.4f/2.4
Focal length and 35 mm equivalent-4.3 mm-
Number of lenses5-5
Image resolution3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 MP
2592 x 1936 pixels
5.02 MP
3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 MP
Video resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps30 fps
FeaturesAutofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Macro mode
RAW
Autofocus
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Hybrid IR filter
Noise reduction
Sapphire crystal glass lens cover
1080p @ 120 fps
-IR filter

Front camera

Modern smartphones have one or more front cameras and their positioning has led to various design concepts – pop-up camera, rotating camera, notch, punch hole, under-display camera, etc.

Sensor model-OmniVision OV2E0BNN-
Sensor typeCMOS BSICMOS-
Aperturef/2.2f/2.4f/2.2
Focal length and 35 mm equivalent-2.18 mm-
Image resolution3088 x 2316 pixels
7.15 MP
--
Video resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1280 x 720 pixels
0.92 MP
1280 x 720 pixels
0.92 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps30 fps
-1.2 MP1.2 MP

Audio

Information about the type of speakers and the audio technologies supported by the device.

SpeakerLoudspeaker
Stereo speakers
LoudspeakerLoudspeaker
Stereo speakers
Dolby Digital Plus-MAX98304

Radio

The radio in a mobile device is a built-in FM radio receiver.

RadioNoNoNo

Tracking/Positioning

Information about the positioning and navigation technologies supported by the device.

Tracking/PositioningGPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
Wi-Fi
Cell ID
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is a technology that provides wireless data connections between various devices within a short range.

Wi-Fi802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
2x2 MiMO--

Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a standard for secure wireless data transfer between different types of devices over short distances.

Version5.04.04.0
FeaturesA2DP
LE
A2DP
EDR
A2DP
EDR

USB

The Universal Serial Bus (USB) is an industry standard that allows different electronic devices to exchange data.

Version2.02.02.0
FeaturesCharging
Mass storage
Proprietary
On-The-Go
Charging
Proprietary
Charging
Proprietary

Headphone jack

The headphone jack is an audio phone connector, a.k.a. an audio jack. The most widely used one in mobile devices is the 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Headphone jackYesYesYes

Connectivity

Information about other important connectivity technologies supported by the devices.

ConnectivityComputer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
VoLTE
Computer sync
OTA sync
TV-Out
Computer sync
OTA sync
TV-Out

Browser

A web browser is a software application for accessing, fetching, displaying and navigating through information on the World Wide Web.

BrowserHTML
HTML5
CSS 3
HTML
HTML5
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3

Audio file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various audio file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital audio data.

Audio file formats/codecsAAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
eAAC+
FLAC
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
AIFF
AAC
eAAC+
M4A
MP3
WAV
AAC
eAAC+
M4A
MP3
WAV

Video file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various video file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital video data.

Video file formats/codecs3GPP
AVI
H.263
H.264
QuickTime
MPEG-4
AVI
H.263
H.264
QuickTime
MPEG-4
AVI
H.263
H.264
QuickTime
MPEG-4

Battery

The batteries of mobile devices differ in capacity and technology. They provide the electrical charge needed for the functioning of the devices.

Capacity-8827 mAh8600 mAh
TypeLi-IonLi-PolymerLi-Polymer
2G talk time-10 h
600 min
0.4 days
10 h
600 min
0.4 days
3G talk time-10 h
600 min
0.4 days
10 h
600 min
0.4 days
4G talk time-10 h
600 min
0.4 days
10 h
600 min
0.4 days
FeaturesNon-removableNon-removableNon-removable
30.2 Wh
Battery life - up to 10 h
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Specific Absorption Rate (SAR)

The SAR rating shows the amount of electromagnetic radiation absorbed by the human body when using a mobile device, expressed in W/kg.

Body SAR (EU)-1 W/kg-
Body SAR (USA)-1.19 W/kg-

Additional features

Some devices have additional features, different from the standard ones above, but equally important and worth mentioning.

Additional featuresApple Pencil (1nd generation)
Smart Keyboard Folio
A1474 - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) EU: body - 0.530 W/kg
A1474 - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) US: body - 1.190 W/kg
A1475 - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) EU: body - 1.000 W/kg
A1475 - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) US: body - 1.190 W/kg
437 g (Wi-Fi version)
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