Apple has released its iPad Mini 2 and iPad Air devices back in November 2013 and even if they’re quite old, their specifications are decent and you won’t regret spending your money on any of them. So, let’s see which tablet suits your needs better!
The iPad Mini 2 measures 200×134.7×7.5mm and weights 331 grams (Wi-Fi variant) or 341 grams (3G/LTE variant). The iPad Air measures 240×169.5×7.5mm and weights 469 grams (Wi-Fi variant) or 478 grams (3G/LTE variant). Both tablets have a similar design, featuring a simple aluminum body with rounded corners and rear cameras located in the upper left corner.
The iPad Mini has an IPS LCD display of 7.9-inch that supports a resolution of 2048×1536 pixels at 324 ppi. On the other hand, the iPad Air has a larger IPS LCD display of 9.7-inch that supports a resolution of 2048×1536 pixels at 264 ppi.
Processors, Graphics Cards, RAM & Storage
Both devices come with similar chipsets, processors, graphics cards, RAM and storage as follows:
– Chipset: Apple A7;
– Processor: dual-core Cyclone processor clocked at 1.3GHz;
– Graphics card: PowerVR G6430;
– RAM: 1GB of RAM;
– Storage: 16GB, 32GB, 64 or 128GB internal storage, without a card slot for memory expansion.
Both tablets sport a primary camera of 5MP (found on the rear side) that offers autofocus, geo-tagging, HDR, face detection, touch focus and the secondary camera is 1.2MP (located on the front side).
Both devices come with non-removable batteries, but since the iPad Air device has a bigger display, it also houses a bigger battery of 8600 mAh, while its sibling has a 6470 mAh battery.
As you can see, both devices have almost similar features and the only significant differences are the display sizes and batteries.
What are your thoughts about the iPad Mini 2 and iPad Air? Will you purchase these devices if you will find them or do you think that their specifications are too weak for 2016?