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SummarySummary 72 Score 70 Score
Performance Apple A8X
2 GB RAM
iOS v8.1
Apple A7
1 GB RAM
iOS 8.1, up to iOS 9.0.2
Display 9.7 inches
1536 x 2048 pixels
264 PPI Density
7.9 inches
1536 x 2048 pixels
324 PPI Density
Camera 8 MP (Main)
1 MP (Front)
5 MP (Main)
1.2 MP (Front)
Battery 8600 mAh
Li-Po
6470 mAh
Li-Po
DisplayDisplay
Screen Size 9.7 inches 7.9 inches
Screen Resolution 1536 x 2048 pixels 1536x2048 pixels
Pixel Density 264 PPI 324 PPI
Display Type IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
ChipsetChipset
Brand Apple Apple
Chipset Apple A8X Apple A7
Processor Tri core, 1.5 GHz, Cyclone Dual-core 1.3 GHz Cyclone (ARM v8-based)
RAM 2 GB 1 GB
GPU PowerVR G6850 PowerVR G6430 (quad-core graphics)
CameraCamera
Rear Camera Resolution 8 MP 5 MP
Front Camera Resolution 1 MP 1.2 MP
Dual Camera
Video
Camera Features Touch Focus Autofocus, Touch Focus, Geo-Tagging
GeneralGeneral
Operating System iOS iOS
OS Version iOS v8.1 iOS 8.1, up to iOS 9.0.2
Weight 444 g 331 g
Dimensions 240 x 169.5 x 6.1 mm 200 x 134.7 x 7.5 mm
Thickness 7.5mm
StorageStorage
Internal Storage 64 GB 128 GB
Card Slot No No
Other No 128GB storage, no card slot
CommunicationCommunication
SIM Card Slots Single SIM
SIM Card Type Nano-SIM
Bluetooth v4.0 v4.0, A2DP, EDR
3.5 mm Jack Yes Yes
NFC No No
ConnectivityConnectivity
2G
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G
UMTS 1700 / 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
4G
TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 1900(band 39) FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 13) / 700(band 17) / 850(band 18) / 850(band 19) / 800(band 20) / 1900(band 25) / 850(band 26) / 700(band 29)
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) - A1600
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band
GPS
with A-GPS, Glonass
Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
GPRS
EDGE
Radio
BatteryBattery
Battery Capacity 8600 mAh 6470 mAh
Battery Type Li-Po Li-Po
Standby Time
Talk Time Up to 10 h (multimedia)
Other FeaturesOther Features
Fingerprint Scanner
Waterproof
Sensors Light sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope Accelerometer, gyro, compass
Messaging iMessage, Email, Push Email, IM
Java 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 , Photo viewer/editor , Document viewer/editor , Voice memo , Predictive text input
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