Apple iPad Air 2 specs, comparisons, faq, opinions

Apple iPad Air 2
  • Released 2014, October 24 437g (Wi-Fi) / 444g (3G/LTE), 6.1mm thickness iOS 8.1, up to iPadOS 15.1 16GB/32GB/128GB storage, no card slot
  • Triple-core 1.5 GHz Typhoon PowerVR GXA6850 (octa-core graphics) Nano-SIM, eSIM About 492.8 USD
  • 9.7" 1536x2048 pixels
  • 8MP 1080p
  • 2GB RAM Apple A8X
  • 7340mAh Li-Po

Apple iPad Air 2 overview

Apple iPad Air 2 is a tablet that runs on iOS / iPadOS. It was released on 2014, October 24. Apple iPad Air 2 has 9.7 inch, IPS LCD, a resolution of 1536 x 2048 pixels screen with Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating. Apple iPad Air 2 uses Apple A8X (20 nm) chipset, Triple-core 1.5 GHz Typhoon CPU, PowerVR GXA6850 (octa-core graphics) GPU. Apple iPad Air 2 supports 2G, 3G, 4G networks with Nano-SIM, eSIM. It has 8MP Single main camera, 1.2MP Single selfie camera. It uses Li-Po 7340 mAh, non-removable (27.62 Wh) battery. The price of Apple iPad Air 2 is about 492.8 USD.

Score the key features of Apple iPad Air 2 compared to the other tablets on the market:

  • CPU Cores: 49 / 100 points
  • Camera pixels: 35 / 100 points
  • Screen resolution: 78 / 100 points
  • Battery capacity: 81 / 100 points
  • Price: 52 / 100 points

Apple iPad Air 2 full specifications

NETWORK

Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA 800 / 1900
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
4G bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 38, 39, 40, 41 - A1567
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A Cat4 150/50 Mbps, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps

LAUNCH

Announced 2014, October 16. Released 2014, October 24
Status Discontinued

BODY

Dimensions 240 x 169.5 x 6.1 mm (9.45 x 6.67 x 0.24 in)
Weight 437 g (Wi-Fi) / 444 g (3G/LTE) (15.41 oz)
Build Glass front, aluminum back, aluminum frame
SIM Nano-SIM, eSIM

DISPLAY

Type IPS LCD
Size 9.7 inches, 291.4 cm2 (~71.6% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1536 x 2048 pixels, 4:3 ratio (~264 ppi density)
Protection Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating

PLATFORM

OS iOS 8.1, upgradable to iPadOS 15.1
Chipset Apple A8X (20 nm)
CPU Triple-core 1.5 GHz Typhoon
GPU PowerVR GXA6850 (octa-core graphics)

MEMORY

Card slot No
Internal 16GB 2GB RAM, 32GB 2GB RAM, 64GB 2GB RAM, 128GB 2GB RAM

MAIN CAMERA

Single 8 MP, f/2.4, 31mm (standard), 1.12µm, AF
Features HDR
Video [email protected], [email protected], HDR, stereo sound rec.

SELFIE CAMERA

Single 1.2 MP, f/2.2, 31mm (standard)
Features face detection, HDR, FaceTime over Wi-Fi or Cellular
Video [email protected]

SOUND

Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack Yes

COMMUNICATIONS

WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP, EDR
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS (3G/LTE model only)
NFC No
Radio No
USB Lightning, USB 2.0

FEATURES

Sensors Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, compass, barometer
  Siri natural language commands and dictation

BATTERY

Type Li-Po 7340 mAh, non-removable (27.62 Wh)
Talk time Up to 10 h (multimedia)

MISCELLANEOUS

Colors Space Gray, Silver, Gold
Models A1566, A1567, iPad5,3, iPad5,4
Price About 492.8 USD

TESTS

Performance Basemark X: 29753
Display Contrast ratio: 1048 (nominal)
Camera Photo / Video
Loudspeaker Voice 75dB / Noise 70dB / Ring 78dB
Audio quality Noise -93.9dB / Crosstalk -83.9dB

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