Apple has released its iPad Pro 9.7 in March 2016, while the iPad Air 2 has hit the stores back in October 2014. Today we will compare these two tablets and let you decide which one of them suits your needs better.
Both the iPad Pro 9.7 and iPad Air 2 measure 240×169.5×6.1mm and weight 437 grams (Wi-Fi) or 444 grams (LTE). Plus, they share the same design, featuring an aluminum exterior available in Space Gray, Silver and Gold colors, but the iPad Pro 9.7 comes also in Rose Gold – the color that Apple has introduced alongside the iPhone 6s.
Both devices feature a LED-backlit IPS LCD display of 9.7-inch that supports a resolution of 2048×1536 pixels at 264 ppi and which is protected by a scratch-resistant glass.
Processors, Graphics Cards & RAM
The iPad Pro 9.7 has an Apple A9X chipset, a dual-core Twister CPU clocked at 2.16GHz, a PowerVR Series 7 graphics card and 2GB of RAM. On the other hand, the iPad Air 2 comes with an Apple A8X chipset, a triple core Typhoon CPU clocked at 1.5GHz, a PowerVR GXA6850 graphics card and 2GB of RAM.
The iPad Pro 9.7 has been released in three internal storage variants of 32GB, 128GB and 256GB, while the iPad Air 2 comes in three internal storage variants of 16GB, 64GB and 128GB. Unfortunately, none of the devices features a microSD card slot for storage expansion.
The iPad Pro 9.7 sports a primary camera of 12MP that features dual-LED flash, phase detection autofocus, touch focus, HDR, panorama, geo-tagging and a secondary camera of 5MP. The iPad Air 2 has a weaker primary camera of 8MP that features touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama, geo-tagging and a secondary camera of only 1.2MP.
The iPad Pro 9.7 features a non-removable battery of 7306 mAh which is less powerful than the non-removable 7340 mAh battery of the iPad Air 2.