Compare Apple iPad Air WiFi 64GB vs Apple iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular 16GB

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SummarySummary 70 Score 63 Score
Performance Apple A7
1 GB RAM
iOS 7, upgradable to iOS 9.3.3, planned upgrade to iOS 10
Apple A5
iOS 6, up to iOS 9.0.2
Display 9.7 inches
1536 pixels
264 PPI Density
7.9 inches
768 pixels
162 PPI Density
Camera 5 MP (Main)
1.2 MP (Front)
5 MP (Main)
1.2 MP (Front)
Battery 8750 mAh
Li-Po
No
Li-Po
DisplayDisplay
Screen Size 9.7 inches 7.9 inches
Screen Resolution 1536x2048 pixels 768x1024 pixels
Pixel Density 264 PPI 162 PPI
Display Type LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
ChipsetChipset
Brand Apple Apple
Chipset Apple A7 Apple A5
Processor Dual-core 1.3 GHz Cyclone (ARM v8-based) Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9
RAM 1 GB
GPU PowerVR G6430 (quad-core graphics) PowerVR SGX543MP2
CameraCamera
Rear Camera Resolution 5 MP 5 MP
Front Camera Resolution 1.2 MP 1.2 MP
Dual Camera
Video
Camera Features Autofocus, Touch Focus, Panorama, Geo-Tagging Autofocus, Touch Focus, Geo-Tagging
GeneralGeneral
Operating System iOS iOS
OS Version iOS 7, upgradable to iOS 9.3.3, planned upgrade to iOS 10 iOS 6, up to iOS 9.0.2
Weight 469 g 312 g
Dimensions 240 x 169.5 x 7.5 mm 200 x 134.7 x 7.2 mm
Thickness 7.5mm 7.2mm
StorageStorage
Internal Storage 64 GB 16 GB
Card Slot No No
Other 64GB storage, no card slot 16GB storage, no card slot
CommunicationCommunication
SIM Card Slots Single SIM
SIM Card Type Nano-SIM
Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP, EDR v4.0, A2DP, EDR
3.5 mm Jack Yes Yes
NFC No
ConnectivityConnectivity
2G
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - A1454; A1455
3G
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - A1454; A1455
4G
LTE
LTE band 4(1700/2100), 17(700) - A1454
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, 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
GPRS
EDGE
Radio
BatteryBattery
Battery Capacity 8750 mAh No
Battery Type Li-Po Li-Po
Standby Time
Talk Time Up to 10 h (multimedia) Up to 10 h (multimedia)
Other FeaturesOther Features
Fingerprint Scanner
Waterproof
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, compass Accelerometer, gyro, compass
Messaging iMessage, Email, Push Email, IM iMessage, Email, Push Email, IM
Java 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 , Photo viewer/editor , Document viewer/editor , Voice memo , 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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