Comparison between:
- Apple iPad 9.7 (2018)
- Apple iPad Pro 11 (2018)
- Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2018)
- Apple iPad Air (2019)

Brand and model

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

Apple iPad 9.7 (2018)Apple iPad Pro 11 (2018)Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2018)Apple iPad Air (2019)
Apple iPad 9.7 (2018)
Prices
Apple iPad Pro 11 (2018)
Prices
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2018)Apple iPad Air (2019)
Prices
Model aliasA1954A1979
A1934
A2013
A1895
A1983
A2014
iPad Air 3

Design

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

Width240 mm
24 cm
0.787 ft
9.449 in
247.6 mm
24.76 cm
0.812 ft
9.748 in
280.6 mm
28.06 cm
0.921 ft
11.047 in
250.6 mm
25.06 cm
0.822 ft
9.866 in
Height169.5 mm
16.95 cm
0.556 ft
6.673 in
178.5 mm
17.85 cm
0.586 ft
7.028 in
214.9 mm
21.49 cm
0.705 ft
8.461 in
174.1 mm
17.41 cm
0.571 ft
6.854 in
Thickness7.5 mm
0.75 cm
0.025 ft
0.295 in
5.9 mm
0.59 cm
0.019 ft
0.232 in
5.9 mm
0.59 cm
0.019 ft
0.232 in
6.1 mm
0.61 cm
0.02 ft
0.24 in
Weight478 g
1.05 lbs
16.86 oz
468 g
1.03 lbs
16.51 oz
633 g
1.4 lbs
22.33 oz
464 g
1.02 lbs
16.37 oz
Volume305.1 cm³
18.53 in³
260.76 cm³
15.84 in³
355.78 cm³
21.61 in³
266.14 cm³
16.16 in³
ColorsGray
Gold
Silver
Gray
Silver
Gray
Silver
Gray
Silver
Gold
Body materialsAluminium alloyAluminium 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-SIMNano-SIM
Number of SIM cards1111
-Embedded SIM (eSIM) support (market dependent)Embedded SIM (eSIM) supportEmbedded 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
GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
CDMACDMA 800 MHz
CDMA 1900 MHz
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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
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 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)
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-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-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)

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

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 11iOS 12iOS 12iOS 12

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 A10 Fusion APL1W24Apple A12X Bionic APL1083Apple A12X Bionic APL1083Apple A12 Bionic APL1W81
Process technology16 nm7 nm7 nm7 nm
CPU-4x 2.5 GHz Vortex, 4x 1.59 GHz Tempest4x 2.5 GHz Vortex, 4x 1.59 GHz Tempest2x 2.5 GHz Vortex, 4x 1.59 GHz Tempest
CPU bits64 bit64 bit64 bit64 bit
Instruction setARMv8-AARMv8.3ARMv8.3ARMv8-A
Level 1 cache memory (L1)64 KB + 64 KB128 KB + 128 KB128 KB + 128 KB128 KB + 128 KB
Level 2 cache memory (L2)3072 KB
3 MB
8192 KB
8 MB
8192 KB
8 MB
8192 KB
8 MB
Level 3 cache memory (L3)4096 KB
4 MB
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CPU cores4886
CPU frequency2370 MHz2500 MHz2500 MHz2500 MHz
GPUPowerVR---
GPU cores6774
GPU frequency-1100 MHz1100 MHz1100 MHz
RAM capacity2 GB4 GB6 GB3 GB
RAM typeLPDDR4LPDDR4XLPDDR4XLPDDR4X
RAM channels-Double channelDouble channelDouble channel
M10 motion coprocessorM12 motion coprocessor
Neural engine (8-core design)
M12 motion coprocessor
Neural engine (8-core design)
M12 motion coprocessor
Neural engine (8-core design)

Storage

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

Storage32 GB
128 GB
64 GB
256 GB
512 GB
1024 GB
64 GB
256 GB
512 GB
1024 GB
64 GB
256 GB

Display

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

Type/technologyIPSIPSIPSIPS
Diagonal size9.7 in
246.38 mm
24.64 cm
11 in
279.4 mm
27.94 cm
12.9 in
327.66 mm
32.77 cm
10.5 in
266.7 mm
26.67 cm
Width7.76 in
197.1 mm
19.71 cm
9.02 in
229.06 mm
22.91 cm
10.32 in
262.17 mm
26.22 cm
8.4 in
213.36 mm
21.34 cm
Height5.82 in
147.83 mm
14.78 cm
6.3 in
159.99 mm
16 cm
7.74 in
196.53 mm
19.65 cm
6.3 in
160.02 mm
16 cm
Aspect ratio1.333:1
4:3
1.432:11.334:11.333:1
4:3
Resolution2048 x 1536 pixels2388 x 1668 pixels2732 x 2048 pixels2224 x 1668 pixels
Pixel density264 ppi
103 ppcm
265 ppi
104 ppcm
265 ppi
104 ppcm
265 ppi
104 ppcm
Color depth24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
Display area71.86 %83.19 %85.72 %78.51 %
Other featuresCapacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Retina HD display
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
LED-backlit
Liquid Retina display
True Tone display
120 Hz refresh rate
600 cd/m²
Antireflective coating
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
ProMotion Technology
Wide Color display (P3)
Liquid Retina display
True Tone display
120 Hz refresh rate
600 cd/m²
Antireflective coating
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
ProMotion Technology
Wide Color display (P3)
Retina display
True Tone display
500 cd/m²
Antireflective coating
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
Wide Color display (P3)

Sensors

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

SensorsProximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Barometer
Infrared face recognition sensor
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Barometer
Infrared face recognition sensor
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 BSICMOS BSI
Pixel size-1.4 µm
0.001400 mm
1.4 µm
0.001400 mm
-
Aperturef/2.4f/1.8f/1.8f/2.4
Focal length and 35 mm equivalent-28 mm *(35 mm / full frame)28 mm *(35 mm / full frame)-
Number of lenses5555
Image resolution3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 MP
4032 x 3024 pixels
12.19 MP
4032 x 3024 pixels
12.19 MP
3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 MP
Video resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
Video FPS30 fps60 fps60 fps30 fps
FeaturesAutofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
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
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
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Macro mode
RAW
Pixel size - 1.12 µm
Hybrid IR filter
Sapphire crystal glass lens cover
720p @ 120 fps
Flash type - Quad LED
Hybrid IR filter
Noise reduction
Sapphire crystal glass lens cover
1080p @ 120 fps
720p @ 240 fps
1080p @ 240 fps
Flash type - Quad LED
Hybrid IR filter
Noise reduction
Sapphire crystal glass lens cover
1080p @ 120 fps
720p @ 240 fps
1080p @ 240 fps
Hybrid IR filter
Noise reduction
Sapphire crystal glass lens cover
1080p @ 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 typeCMOS BSICMOS BSICMOS BSICMOS BSI
Aperturef/2.2f/2.2f/2.2f/2.2
Focal length and 35 mm equivalent-32 mm *(35 mm / full frame)32 mm *(35 mm / full frame)-
Image resolution-3088 x 2316 pixels
7.15 MP
3088 x 2316 pixels
7.15 MP
3088 x 2316 pixels
7.15 MP
Video resolution1280 x 720 pixels
0.92 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
Video FPS30 fps60 fps60 fps30 fps
FeaturesFace unlock---
1.2 MP
HDR
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
720p @ 240 fps720p @ 240 fps-

Audio

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

SpeakerLoudspeaker
Stereo speakers
Loudspeaker
Stereo speakers
Loudspeaker
Stereo speakers
Loudspeaker
Stereo speakers
HAC (M3/T4) - Hearing Aid Compatibility4 speakers
Dolby Digital Plus
4 speakers
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital Plus

Radio

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

RadioNoNoNoNo

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
Galileo
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
Galileo
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
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 MiMO2x2 MiMO2x2 MiMO

Bluetooth

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

Version4.25.05.05.0
FeaturesA2DP
LE
A2DP
LE
A2DP
LE
A2DP
LE

USB

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

Connector type-USB Type-CUSB Type-C-
Version2.02.02.02.0
FeaturesCharging
Mass storage
Proprietary
Charging
Mass storage
On-The-Go
Charging
Mass storage
On-The-Go
Charging
Mass storage
Proprietary
On-The-Go

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 jackYesNoNoYes

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
VoLTE
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
VoLTE

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

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
H.263
H.264
H.265
QuickTime
MPEG-4
3GPP
AVI
H.263
H.264
QuickTime
MPEG-4
3GPP
AVI
H.263
H.264
QuickTime
MPEG-4
3GPP
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.

Capacity8827 mAh7812 mAh9720 mAh-
TypeLi-PolymerLi-IonLi-IonLi-Ion
Charger output power-9 V / 2 A9 V / 2 A-
FeaturesNon-removableFast charging
Non-removable
Fast charging
Non-removable
Non-removable
32.4 Wh
Battery life - up to 10 h
29.37 Wh36.71 Wh30.2 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/kg0.99 W/kg0.99 W/kg-
Body SAR (USA)1.18 W/kg1.18 W/kg1.19 W/kg-

Additional features

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

Additional featuresApple PencilApple Pencil (2nd generation)
Magnetic connector
Smart Keyboard Folio
Apple Pencil (2nd generation)
Magnetic connector
Smart Keyboard Folio
Apple Pencil (1nd generation)
Smart Keyboard Folio
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