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Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB) vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (32GB/3GB)

Side by side comparison, pros, cons, differences between Apple iPad Air 2 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 devices with full specifications. What's the best?

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Compare Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 X11Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
9.7"
IPS

1536x2048

8
MP

1.2mp

2GB
RAM

64bit 3s

7340
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Compare Apple iPad Air 2 X20Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (32GB/3GB)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (32GB/3GB)
6.3"
IPS

1080x2340

48
MP

13mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better device? The PhoneMore's choice is Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (32GB/3GB)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal, so don't just evaluate it. Our goal is to help, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which is the best! Comment!


11 Advantages Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)vsRedmi Note 8 (32GB/3GB)
 5 times100%
+More internal storage for applications and files
128GB (117GB user available)vs32GB (21GB user available)
 37%37%
+Thinner
6.1 millimeters (0.24 inches)vs8.35 millimeters (0.33 inches)
Advantage
+More resistant material
Aluminum body, front glassvsPlastic body, front/back glass
Advantage
+This device has a TFT LCD IPS LED-Backlit screen, which are brighter and more vivid
TFT LCD IPS LED-BacklitvsTFT LCD IPS
 24%24%
+Higher resolution screen
1536x2048 pixelsvs1080x2340 pixels
 54%54%
+Larger screen
9.7"vs6.3"
Advantage
+The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
BSI sensorvsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
BarometervsNot supported
 84%84%
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
7340 mAhvs4000 mAh
Advantage
+The TV-output lets you use your device on TV by cable
Proprietary TV-outvsNot supported
Advantage
+With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device
DLNAvsNot supported

20 Advantages Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (32GB/3GB)
Redmi Note 8 (32GB/3GB)vsiPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
 83%83%
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs1.5Ghz 64bit 3-Cores
 50%50%
+More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
3GB LPDDR4Xvs2GB LPDDR3
Advantage
+More external storage for files using memory cards
Until 512GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXCvsNot supported
 134%100%
+Lighter
190 grams (6.65 ounces)vs444 grams (15.54 ounces)
 55%55%
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
409 PPIvs264 PPI
 7 times100%
+Higher resolution main camera
(quad camera) 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MPvs(back) 8MP
Advantage
+The LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
LED flashvsNot supported
Advantage
+You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focus
PDAF: phase detection autofocusvsAutofocus
 33%33%
+Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
f/1.8 (aperture)vsf/2.4 (aperture)
 9 times100%
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) 13MPvs(front) 1.2MP
 3 times100%
+More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)vsFull HD (1920x1080 pixels)
 125%100%
+More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)vsHD (1280x720 pixels)
 5 times100%
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files
(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbpsvs(4G LTE) 100 Mbps
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
ProximityvsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
Face unlockvsNot supported
Advantage
+The vibration of the device aids in the use of several features
Vibrating alertvsNot supported
Advantage
+It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
2 slots Dual-SIMvs1 slot
Advantage
+The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
FMvsNot supported
Advantage
+Bluetooth 4.2 version A2DP is newer and faster
4.2 version A2DPvs4.0 version A2DP
Advantage
+Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
P2i certifiedvsNot supported

22 Common items in both devices
16 million
Only digital zoom
EIS: Digital stabilization
HDR photo/video and HDR photo on front camera / HDR photo on both cameras
4G LTE / 4G+ LTE-A
Capacitive
Multitouch
3.5mm jack
Accelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Fingerprint (front-mounted) / Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Speakerphone
Video calling
Active noise cancellation
A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS / A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) / 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
MicroUSB 2.0 / USB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Scratch-resistant glass / Gorilla Glass 5
+ COMMON ITEMS

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Model and physical featuresApple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (32GB/3GB)
ModeliPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)Redmi Note 8 (32GB/3GB)
Also known asiPad Air 2 A1567 Cellular (4G LTE), iPad 6Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (3GB RAM) M1908C3JG, M1908C3JE,M1908C3JH
Country or region availableVarious (International)Various (International)
BrandAppleXiaomi
Release dateOctober, 2014September, 2019
Depth6.1 millimeters (0.24 inches)8.35 millimeters (0.33 inches)
Size (width x height)169.5 x 240 millimeters (6.67 x 9.45 in)75.3 x 158.3 millimeters (2.96 x 6.23 in)
Weight444 grams (15.54 ounces)190 grams (6.65 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum body, front glassPlastic body, front/back glass
Protection against water and othersNot supportedP2i certified: water repellent nano-coating
Operating system (OS)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (32GB/3GB)
Operating systemiOS 8.0Android 9.0 Pie
Firmware updateiPadOS 13feature not registered
HardwareApple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (32GB/3GB)
Architecture - Chipset64bit - Apple A8X (20nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SDM665 (11nm)
CPU processor1.5Ghz 3-Cores Apple CycloneOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 260 Gold
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 260 Silver
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR GXA6850 MP8Qualcomm Adreno 610
RAM memory2GB LPDDR33GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (117GB user available)32GB (21GB user available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageNot supportedUntil 512GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayApple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (32GB/3GB)
Display typeTFT LCD IPS LED-BacklitTFT LCD IPS
Screen size9.7" inches6.3" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~71.6% (screen-to-body ratio)~81.7% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Display resolution1536x2048 pixels1080x2340 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)264 PPI409 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassScratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5
Mobile networks and dataApple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (32GB/3GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots Dual-SIM
nano-SIM (4FF)
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
M1908C3JG version:
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100

M1908C3JE, M1908C3JH versions:
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G/5G networkLTE Cat4 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)
LTE Cat12/13
VoLTE

M1908C3JG version:
LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 40)

M1908C3JE, M1908C3JH versions:
LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 8)
TD-LTE (Bands 40, 41)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTEGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE
Maximum download/upload100/50 Mbps600/150 Mbps
Messaging and callingApple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (32GB/3GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
Primary / back cameraApple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (32GB/3GB)
Main camera8 megapixels(quad camera)
48 megapixels
8MP ultrawide (f/2.2 13mm 1/4" 1.12µm)
2MP macro (f/2.4 1/5" 1.75µm)
2MP depth sensor (f/2.4 1/5" 1.75µm)
Main camera resolution3264x2448 pixels8000x6000 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 30 fps
FlashNot supportedLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.4 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length31mm lens26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/2" inches
Pixel size1.12µm pixel0.8µm pixel
AutofocusAutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo/video and HDR photo on front cameraHDR photo on both cameras
Front / secondary cameraApple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (32GB/3GB)
Front camera1.2 megapixels13 megapixels
Front camera resolution1280x960 pixels4128x3096 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280x720 pixels)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length31mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.12µm pixel
MultimediaApple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (32GB/3GB)
RadioNot supportedFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, MOVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+MP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
Connectivity and interfacesApple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (32GB/3GB)
USBMicroUSB 2.0USB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputProprietary TV-outNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.0 version A2DP4.2 version A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedSupported
Other functionsApple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (32GB/3GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertNot supportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint (front-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Space Gray, Silver, Gold
- Retina display
- Oleophobic coating
- AirDrop file sharing
- iCloud service
- iCloud Keychain
- FaceTime HD
- Colors: Space Black, Moonlight White, Neptune Blue
- MIUI 10
- 19.5:9
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supply and autonomyApple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (32GB/3GB)
BatteryLiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Battery capacity7340 mAh4000 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)feature not registered18W
Talk time600 minutes | 10 hours | 0.4 dayfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rate (SAR)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (32GB/3GB)
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombiafeature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR European Union, UKfeature not registeredfeature not registered