Comparison between:
- Apple iPad Pro 9.7
- Apple iPad Air (2019)
- Apple iPad 9.7 (2018)

Brand and model

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

Apple iPad Pro 9.7Apple iPad Air (2019)Apple iPad 9.7 (2018)
Apple iPad Pro 9.7Apple iPad Air (2019)
Prices
Apple iPad 9.7 (2018)
Model aliasA1674
A1675
iPad Air 3A1954

Design

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

Width240 mm
24 cm
0.79 ft
9.45 in
250.6 mm
25.06 cm
0.82 ft
9.87 in
240 mm
24 cm
0.79 ft
9.45 in
Height169.5 mm
16.95 cm
0.56 ft
6.67 in
174.1 mm
17.41 cm
0.57 ft
6.85 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
6.1 mm
0.61 cm
0.02 ft
0.24 in
7.5 mm
0.75 cm
0.02 ft
0.3 in
Weight444 g
0.98 lbs
15.66 oz
464 g
1.02 lbs
16.37 oz
478 g
1.05 lbs
16.86 oz
Volume248.15 cm³
15.07 in³
266.14 cm³
16.16 in³
305.1 cm³
18.53 in³
ColorsGray
Gold
Silver
Rose-gold
Gray
Silver
Gold
Gray
Gold
Silver
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
CDMACDMA 800 MHz
CDMA 1900 MHz
-CDMA 800 MHz
CDMA 1900 MHz
CDMA20001xEV-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 1700/2100 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1700/2100 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
LTELTE 700 MHz Class 13
LTE 700 MHz Class 17
LTE 800 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1700/2100 MHz
LTE 1800 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 (B12)
LTE 850 MHz (B26)
LTE 1900 MHz (B25)
LTE 800 MHz (B18)
LTE 700 MHz (B28)
LTE 800 MHz (B19)
LTE 800 MHz (B27)
LTE 700 MHz (B29)
LTE-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 1900 MHz (B25)
LTE 850 MHz (B26)
LTE 700 MHz (B12)
LTE 700 MHz (B28)
LTE 800 MHz (B18)
LTE 800 MHz (B19)
LTE 700 MHz (B29)

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 Cat 4
EV-DO Rev. A
EV-DO Rev. B
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 6
EV-DO Rev. A

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 9.3iOS 12iOS 11

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 A9X APL1021Apple A12 Bionic APL1W81Apple A10 Fusion APL1W24
Process technology14 nm7 nm16 nm
CPUApple Twister2x 2.5 GHz Vortex, 4x 1.59 GHz Tempest-
CPU bits64 bit64 bit64 bit
Instruction setARMv8-AARMv8-AARMv8-A
Level 1 cache memory (L1)64 KB + 64 KB128 KB + 128 KB64 KB + 64 KB
Level 2 cache memory (L2)3072 KB
3 MB
8192 KB
8 MB
3072 KB
3 MB
Level 3 cache memory (L3)--4096 KB
4 MB
CPU cores264
CPU frequency2160 MHz2500 MHz2370 MHz
GPUPowerVR GT7900-PowerVR
GPU cores-46
GPU frequency-1100 MHz-
RAM capacity2 GB3 GB2 GB
RAM typeLPDDR4LPDDR4XLPDDR4
RAM channels-Double channel-
RAM frequency1600 MHz--
M9 motion coprocessorM12 motion coprocessor
Neural engine (8-core design)
M10 motion coprocessor

Storage

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

Storage32 GB
128 GB
256 GB
64 GB
256 GB
32 GB
128 GB

Display

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

Type/technologyOxide TFTIPSIPS
Diagonal size9.7 in
246.38 mm
24.64 cm
10.5 in
266.7 mm
26.67 cm
9.7 in
246.38 mm
24.64 cm
Width7.76 in
197.1 mm
19.71 cm
8.4 in
213.36 mm
21.34 cm
7.76 in
197.1 mm
19.71 cm
Height5.82 in
147.83 mm
14.78 cm
6.3 in
160.02 mm
16 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
Resolution2048 x 1536 pixels2224 x 1668 pixels2048 x 1536 pixels
Pixel density264 ppi
103 ppcm
265 ppi
104 ppcm
264 ppi
103 ppcm
Color depth24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
Display area71.86 %78.51 %71.86 %
Other featuresCapacitive
Multi-touch
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Retina display
Full Lamination Technology
500 cd/m²
Antireflective coating
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
LED-backlit
Wide color gamut
Retina display
True Tone display
500 cd/m²
Antireflective coating
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
Wide Color display (P3)
Retina HD display
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
LED-backlit

Sensors

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

SensorsLight
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint

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/2.2f/2.4f/2.4
Number of lenses555
Flash typeLED--
Image resolution4032 x 3024 pixels
12.19 MP
3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 MP
3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 MP
Video resolution3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 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
Digital image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
Touch focus
Face detection
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Autofocus
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
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Hybrid IR filter
Sapphire crystal glass lens cover
1080p @ 120 fps
720p @ 240 fps
Hybrid IR filter
Noise reduction
Sapphire crystal glass lens cover
1080p @ 120 fps
Pixel size - 1.12 µm
Hybrid IR filter
Sapphire crystal glass lens cover
720p @ 120 fps

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 type-CMOS BSICMOS BSI
Aperturef/2.2f/2.2f/2.2
Image resolution2560 x 1920 pixels
4.92 MP
3088 x 2316 pixels
7.15 MP
-
Video resolution1280 x 720 pixels
0.92 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1280 x 720 pixels
0.92 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps30 fps
FeaturesFace unlock-Face unlock
Retina flash
HDR
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
-1.2 MP
HDR
Exposure compensation
Self-timer

Audio

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

SpeakerLoudspeaker
Stereo speakers
Loudspeaker
Stereo speakers
Loudspeaker
Stereo speakers
4 speakersDolby Digital PlusHAC (M3/T4) - Hearing Aid Compatibility

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
Wi-Fi
Cell ID
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
Wi-Fi
Cell ID

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
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
MiMO2x2 MiMOMiMO

Bluetooth

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

Version4.25.04.2
FeaturesA2DP
LE
A2DP
LE
A2DP
LE

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
Charging
Mass storage
Proprietary
On-The-Go
Charging
Mass storage
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
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
VoLTE
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering

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
CSS 3
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+
eAAC+
M4A
MIDI
MP3
WMA
WAV
AAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
eAAC+
FLAC
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
AIFF
AAC
eAAC+
M4A
MP3
WAV
Apple Lossless
AAX+
AAX

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
QuickTime
MP4
WebM
WMV
Xvid
3GPP
AVI
H.263
H.264
QuickTime
MPEG-4
3GPP
H.263
H.264
H.265
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.

Capacity7306 mAh-8827 mAh
TypeLi-PolymerLi-IonLi-Polymer
FeaturesNon-removableNon-removableNon-removable
27.5 Wh
Battery life - up to 10 h
30.2 Wh
Battery life - up to 10 h
32.4 Wh
Battery life - up to 10 h

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)0.99 W/kg-0.99 W/kg
Body SAR (USA)1.19 W/kg-1.18 W/kg

Additional features

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

Additional featuresApple Pencil
Smart connector
Smart Keyboard
Apple Pencil (1nd generation)
Smart Keyboard Folio
Apple Pencil
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