Comparison between:
- Apple iPad Air (2019) Wi-Fi
- Apple iPad Air 11 Wi-Fi (2024)
- Apple iPad Pro 11 (2022) Wi-Fi
- Apple iPad Pro 11 (2024) 9-core M4

Brand and model

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

Apple iPad Air (2019) Wi-FiApple iPad Air 11 Wi-Fi (2024)Apple iPad Pro 11 (2022) Wi-FiApple iPad Pro 11 (2024) 9-core M4
Apple iPad Air (2019) Wi-FiApple iPad Air 11 Wi-Fi (2024)Apple iPad Pro 11 (2022) Wi-FiApple iPad Pro 11 (2024) 9-core M4
Model aliasiPad Air 3 Wi-FiiPad Air 11 Wi-Fi
iPad Air 11 2024
-A2837

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
0.822 ft
9.866 in
247.6 mm
24.76 cm
0.812 ft
9.748 in
247.6 mm
24.76 cm
0.812 ft
9.748 in
249.7 mm
24.97 cm
0.819 ft
9.831 in
Height174.1 mm
17.41 cm
0.571 ft
6.854 in
178.5 mm
17.85 cm
0.586 ft
7.028 in
178.5 mm
17.85 cm
0.586 ft
7.028 in
177.5 mm
17.75 cm
0.582 ft
6.988 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
5.9 mm
0.59 cm
0.019 ft
0.232 in
5.3 mm
0.53 cm
0.017 ft
0.209 in
Weight456 g
1.01 lbs
16.08 oz
460 g
1.01 lbs
16.23 oz
466 g
1.03 lbs
16.44 oz
446 g
0.98 lbs
15.73 oz
Volume266.14 cm³
16.16 in³
269.6 cm³
16.37 in³
260.76 cm³
15.84 in³
234.91 cm³
14.27 in³
ColorsGray
Silver
Gold
Space Gray
Starlight
Purple
Blue
Space Gray
Silver
Space Black
Silver
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 type---Nano-SIM
eSIM
Number of SIM cards---1
---Embedded SIM (eSIM) support (market dependent)

Networks

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

GSM---GSM 850 MHz (B5)
GSM 900 MHz (B8)
GSM 1800 MHz (B3)
GSM 1900 MHz (B2)
UMTS---UMTS 850 MHz (B5)
UMTS 900 MHz (B8)
UMTS 1700 MHz (B4)
UMTS 1900 MHz (B2)
UMTS 2100 MHz (B1)
LTE---LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B12)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B13)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B14)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B17)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B28)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B29)
LTE-FDD 800 MHz (B20)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B5)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B18)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B19)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B26)
LTE-FDD 900 MHz (B8)
LTE-FDD 1500 MHz (B11)
LTE-FDD 1500 MHz (B32)
LTE-FDD 1700 MHz (B4)
LTE-FDD 1700 MHz (B66)
LTE-FDD 1800 MHz (B3)
LTE-FDD 1900 MHz (B2)
LTE-FDD 1900 MHz (B25)
LTE-FDD 2100 MHz (B1)
LTE-FDD 2600 MHz (B7)
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)
5G NR---5G-FDD 600 MHz (n71)
5G-FDD 700 MHz (n12)
5G-FDD 700 MHz (n28)
5G-FDD 800 MHz (n20)
5G-FDD 850 MHz (n5)
5G-FDD 900 MHz (n8)
5G-FDD 1700 MHz (n66)
5G-FDD 1800 MHz (n3)
5G-FDD 1900 MHz (n2)
5G-FDD 1900 MHz (n25)
5G-TDD 1900 MHz (n39)
5G-FDD 2000 MHz (n70)
5G-FDD 2100 MHz (n1)
5G-TDD 2100 MHz (n34)
5G-TDD 2300 MHz (n40)
5G-TDD 2500 MHz (n41)
5G-FDD 2600 MHz (n7)
5G-TDD 2600 MHz (n38)
5G-TDD 3500 MHz (n78)
5G-TDD 3700 MHz (n77)
5G-TDD 4700 MHz (n79)
5G mmWave 39 GHz (n260)
5G mmWave 28 GHz (n261)

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 technologies---UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE
5G NSA
5G SA

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 12iPadOS 17iPadOS 16iPadOS 17

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 M2Apple M2Apple M4
Process technology7 nm--3 nm
CPU2x 2.5 GHz Vortex, 4x 1.59 GHz Tempest4x performance cores; 4x efficiency cores-3x performance cores; 6x efficiency cores
CPU bits64 bit64 bit64 bit64 bit
Instruction setARMv8-A---
Level 1 cache memory (L1)128 KB + 128 KB---
Level 2 cache memory (L2)8192 KB
8 MB
---
CPU cores6889
CPU frequency2500 MHz---
GPU-Apple GPUApple GPUApple GPU
GPU cores4101010
GPU frequency1100 MHz---
RAM capacity3 GB8 GB8 GB
16 GB
8 GB
RAM typeLPDDR4X-LPDDR4X-
RAM channelsDouble channel-Double channel-
M12 motion coprocessor
Neural engine (8-core design)
Neural engine (16-core design)
Media Engine
Neural engine (16-core design)Neural engine (16-core design)
Hardware-accelerated ray tracing
Media engine

Storage

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

Storage64 GB
256 GB
128 GB
256 GB
512 GB
1024 GB
128 GB
256 GB
512 GB
1024 GB
2048 GB
256 GB
512 GB

Display

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

Type/technologyIPSIPSIPSOLED
Diagonal size10.5 in
266.7 mm
26.67 cm
10.9 in
276.86 mm
27.69 cm
11 in
279.4 mm
27.94 cm
11 in
279.4 mm
27.94 cm
Width8.4 in
213.36 mm
21.34 cm
8.95 in
227.35 mm
22.74 cm
9.02 in
229.06 mm
22.91 cm
9.02 in
229.06 mm
22.91 cm
Height6.3 in
160.02 mm
16 cm
6.22 in
157.99 mm
15.8 cm
6.3 in
159.99 mm
16 cm
6.3 in
159.99 mm
16 cm
Aspect ratio1.333:1
4:3
1.439:11.432:11.432:1
Resolution2224 x 1668 pixels2360 x 1640 pixels2388 x 1668 pixels2388 x 1668 pixels
Pixel density265 ppi
104 ppcm
264 ppi
103 ppcm
265 ppi
104 ppcm
265 ppi
104 ppcm
Color depth24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
30 bit
1073741824 colors
Display area78.51 %81.54 %83.19 %82.95 %
Other featuresCapacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Retina display
True Tone display
500 cd/m²
Antireflective coating
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
Wide Color display (P3)
Liquid Retina display
True Tone display
Fully laminated display
Wide Color display (P3)
Antireflective coating
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
500 cd/m²
HDR10
Dolby Vision
Liquid Retina display
True Tone display
120 Hz refresh rate
600 cd/m²
Antireflective coating
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
Fully laminated display
ProMotion Technology
Wide Color display (P3)
Ultra Retina XDR display
Tandem OLED
True Tone display
Fully laminated display
Oleophobic coating
Antireflective coating
ProMotion technology
Nano-texture display glass option on 1TB and 2TB models
10 Hz - 120 Hz refresh rate
1000 cd/m² HBM
1600 cd/m² peak brightness
2000000:1
100% DCI-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
Barometer
Fingerprint
Three‐axis gyroscope
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Barometer
LiDAR Scanner
Three-axis gyro
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Barometer
Three-axis Gyroscope
-Side-mounted fingerprint sensor--

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/1.8
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
4032 x 3024 pixels
12.19 MP
Video resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
Video FPS30 fps60 fps60 fps60 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
Continuous autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Macro mode
Smart HDR 4
RAW
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
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
Digital image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Macro mode
Smart HDR 4
RAW
Hybrid IR filter
Noise reduction
Sapphire crystal glass lens cover
1080p @ 120 fps
Autofocus with Focus PixelsFlash type - Quad LED
Hybrid IR filter
Noise reduction
Secondary rear camera - 10 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Aperture size - f/2.4 (#2)
Angle of view - 125° (#2)
2x optical zoom out (#2)
5x digital zoom (#2)
2160 @ 60 fps (#2)
3D ToF LiDAR (depth sensing)
Brighter True Tone flash
Sapphire crystal glass lens cover
Hybrid IR filter
Sapphire crystal glass lens cover
Autofocus with Focus Pixels
Adaptive True Tone flash - quad-LED
5x digital zoom
TOF 3D LiDAR scanner (depth)

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/2.4f/2.4f/2.4
Focal length and 35 mm equivalent--32 mm *(35 mm / full frame)32 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
Field of view--122 °122 °
Image resolution3088 x 2316 pixels
7.15 MP
4032 x 3024 pixels
12.19 MP
4032 x 3024 pixels
12.19 MP
4032 x 3024 pixels
12.19 MP
Video resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 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 fps60 fps
Features-Smart HDR 4
Face detection
Face unlock
HDR
Face detection
Digital image stabilization
Exposure compensation
Smart HDR 4
Face detection
Digital image stabilization
Face unlock
---Retina Flash with True Tone

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
Dolby Digital Plus2 speakers
2 microphones
Dolby Atmos
Dolbu Digital Plus
4 speakers
5 microphones
Dolby Digital Plus
4 speakers
4 microphones
Dolby Atmos
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/Positioning-iBeacon microlocationGPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
Galileo
QZSS
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
Galileo
QZSS

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
Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
Wi-Fi Hotspot
2x2 MiMO2x2 MIMOHT80 with MiMOHT80 with MiMO

Bluetooth

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

Version5.05.35.35.3
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-CUSB Type-C
Version2.03.14.04.0
FeaturesCharging
Mass storage
Proprietary
On-The-Go
Charging
Mass storage
Proprietary
On-The-Go
Charging
Mass storage
On-The-Go
Charging
Mass storage
On-The-Go
--Thunderbolt 4
DisplayPort Alt Mode
Thunderbolt 4
DisplayPort Alt Mode

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 jackYesYesNoNo

Connectivity

Information about other important connectivity technologies supported by the devices.

ConnectivityComputer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
VoLTE
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
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
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
AVI
H.263
H.264
QuickTime
MPEG-4
3GPP
AVI
H.263
H.264
QuickTime
MPEG-4
HEVC
ProRes
3GPP
AVI
H.263
H.264
QuickTime
MPEG-4
3GPP
AVI
H.263
H.264
QuickTime
MPEG-4
VP8
VP9
AV1
HEVC
ProRes
ProRes RAW

Battery

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

Capacity--7600 mAh-
TypeLi-IonLi-IonLi-PolymerLi-Polymer
Charger output power-5 V / 4 A5 V / 4 A5 V / 4 A
FeaturesNon-removableNon-removableFast charging
Non-removable
Fast charging
Non-removable
30.2 Wh
Battery life - up to 10 h
28.93 Wh28.65 Wh31.29 Wh

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
Apple Pencil Pro
Smart Keyboard Folio
Apple Pencil (2nd generation)
Magnetic connector
Smart Keyboard
Apple Pencil Pro
Magnetic connector
Smart Keyboard
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