Compare Apple iPad Air 2 WiFi 128GB vs Apple iPad Air 2 WiFi 16GB vs Apple iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB

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SummarySummary 72 Score 72 Score 63 Score
Performance Apple A8X
2 GB RAM
iOS 8.1, up to iOS 9.0.2
Apple A8X
2 GB RAM
iOS 8.1, up to iOS 9.0.2
Apple A5
iOS 6, up to iOS 9.0.2
Display 9.7 inches
1536 pixels
264 PPI Density
9.7 inches
1536 pixels
264 PPI Density
7.9 inches
768 pixels
162 PPI Density
Camera 8 MP (Main)
1.2 MP (Front)
8 MP (Main)
1.2 MP (Front)
5 MP (Main)
1.2 MP (Front)
Battery 8820 mAh
Li-Po
8600 mAh
Li-Po
No
Li-Po
DisplayDisplay
Screen Size 9.7 inches 9.7 inches 7.9 inches
Screen Resolution 1536x2048 pixels 1536x2048 pixels 768x1024 pixels
Pixel Density 264 PPI 264 PPI 162 PPI
Display Type LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
ChipsetChipset
Brand Apple Apple Apple
Chipset Apple A8X Apple A8X Apple A5
Processor Triple-core 1.5 GHz Typhoon Triple-core 1.5 GHz Typhoon Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9
RAM 2 GB 2 GB
GPU PowerVR GXA6850 (octa-core graphics) PowerVR GXA6850 (octa-core graphics) PowerVR SGX543MP2
CameraCamera
Rear Camera Resolution 8 MP 8 MP 5 MP
Front Camera Resolution 1.2 MP 1.2 MP 1.2 MP
Dual Camera
Video
Camera Features Autofocus Autofocus Autofocus, Touch Focus, Geo-Tagging
GeneralGeneral
Operating System iOS iOS iOS
OS Version iOS 8.1, up to iOS 9.0.2 iOS 8.1, up to iOS 9.0.2 iOS 6, up to iOS 9.0.2
Weight 437 g 437 g 312 g
Dimensions 240 x 169.5 x 6.1 mm 240 x 169.5 x 6.1 mm 200 x 134.7 x 7.2 mm
Thickness 6.1mm 6.1mm
StorageStorage
Internal Storage 128 GB 16 GB 128 GB
Card Slot No No No
Other 128GB storage, no card slot 16GB storage, no card slot 128GB storage, no card slot
CommunicationCommunication
SIM Card Slots Single SIM
SIM Card Type Nano-SIM
Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP, EDR v4.0, A2DP, EDR v4.0, A2DP, EDR
3.5 mm Jack Yes Yes Yes
NFC No No No
ConnectivityConnectivity
2G
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - A1454; A1455
3G
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - A1454; A1455
4G
LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) - A1567
LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) - A1567
LTE band 4(1700/2100), 17(700) - A1454
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band
GPS
Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS (3G/LTE model only)
Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS (3G/LTE model only)
Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
GPRS
EDGE
Radio
BatteryBattery
Battery Capacity 8820 mAh 8600 mAh No
Battery Type Li-Po Li-Po Li-Po
Standby Time
Talk Time Up to 10 h (multimedia) Up to 10 h (multimedia) Up to 10 h (multimedia)
Other FeaturesOther Features
Fingerprint Scanner
Waterproof
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, compass, barometer Accelerometer, gyro, compass, barometer Accelerometer, gyro, compass
Messaging iMessage, Email, Push Email, IM iMessage, Email, Push Email, IM iMessage, Email, Push Email, IM
Java No No No
Other Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic , Siri natural language commands and dictation , iCloud cloud service , iCloud Keychain , TV-out , Maps , Audio/video player/editor , Organizer , Document viewer/editor , Photo viewer/editor , Voice memo/dial/command , Predictive text input Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic , Siri natural language commands and dictation , iCloud cloud service , iCloud Keychain , TV-out , Maps , Audio/video player/editor , Organizer , Document viewer/editor , Photo viewer/editor , Voice memo/dial/command , Predictive text input Siri natural language commands and dictation , iCloud cloud service , Twitter and Facebook integration , Maps , Audio/video player/editor , Photo viewer/editor , Voice memo , TV-out , Document viewer , Predictive text input
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