Apple iPad Air vs iPad Mini Retina: Will You Choose the Lighter One or the Bigger One?


Apple iPad Mini Retina and Apple iPad Air both will be available in India from December 7th onwards and so many users are in the dilemma of choosing the best out of these two. Where Apple iPad Mini 2 is smaller in size and available with the retina display, on the other hand Apple iPad Air is quite light as per its size of 10 Inches and carries the same power as that of Apple iPad Mini 2. Let us see about the differences is detail.

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Processor and RAM Memory

This specification is exactly same in both of these devices which is Dual Core Cyclone processor which works at the frequency of 1.3 GHz and based on the latest ARM architecture of ARMv8 (64-bit). This architecture based processor is only being used by Apple and it has not been introduced in any of the Android devices yet. Moreover the RAM memory allocated is of 1GB of DDR3 type.

So as far as power is concerned then both the devices have exactly same power and will respond to any application load in the same way.

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Dimensions and Weight

As far as thickness is concerned then both the tablets have the same thickness of 7.5mm and this is the first time that the iPads with 10 Inches display and 7 Inches display have the same thickness. Though iPad mini Retina comes with the weight of 331 grams is way lighter as compared to the iPad Air which has the weight of 470 grams due to its smaller size.

Battery Backup

This is something which is really exceptional in the Apple iPads as compared to the other Android tablet because iPad Air uses the battery strength of 8820 mAh and iPad Mini 2 Retina has the battery strength of 6480 mAh. The backup time will not be very much different because the one with the smaller screen will have lesser resolution so battery will be consumed at a lesser rate.


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Apple iPad Air comes with the larger display size of 10 Inches compared with the 7 Inches display of Apple iPad Mini Retina. When talking about the quality of the display then Apple iPad Mini 2 is equipped with the high pixel density (so called Retina Display of 326 PPI) but iPad Air has lower pixel density of 246 PPI (the same quality of display which you would have observed in Apple iPhone 3GS).

Camera and Internal Memory

The camera is also the same in both the tablets which is of 5MP on the rear panel with 1080p recording at 30 frames per second and a secondary camera which is of 1.2MP and can do the recording at 720p@30fps.

Both of them come in variants as per different internal storage (which is common in all the products of Apple). So, you have 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB edition of iPad.

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Apple iPad Air 16GB WiFi model will be available at the price of Rs 35,900 and Apple iPad Air Mini 2 will be available at the price of Rs 28,900. Both will be available with the latest iOS version and a huge bunch of applications. As far as jailbreak is concerned then it has not arrived yet for most of the Apple device since the release of iOS7 and if you will upgrade your device to iOS 7.0.4 then your device will get completely jailbreak proof for a long period of time.

Let us know in the comments section below, which one are you going to buy today?

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