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Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max (256GB) vs Apple iPad Air (4G 64GB)

Side by side comparison between Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max vs Apple iPad Air devices, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Apple iPad Air XApple iPhone 11 Pro Max (256GB)27Points
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max (256GB)
6.5"
AMOLED

1242x2688

12
MP

12mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Hexa

3969
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Apple iPad Air (4G 64GB)
9.7"
IPS

1536x2048

5
MP

1.2mp

1GB
RAM

64bit Dual

8820
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better device? Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max (256GB)

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iPhone 11 Pro Max (256GB)27 Advantages Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max (256GB)vsiPad Air (4G 64GB)5 Advantages Apple iPad Air (4G 64GB)
+2.65Ghz 64bit Hexa-Core111%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.4Ghz 64bit Dual-Core
+4GB LPDDR4X3 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs1GB LPDDR3
+256GB (242GB available)3 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs64GB (54GB available)
+226 grams (7.91 ounces)112%
Lighter
vs478 grams (16.73 ounces)
+Ceramic frame, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
vsAluminum body, glass front
+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD
+1242x2688 pixels6%
Higher resolution screen
vs1536x2048 pixels
+456 PPI73%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs264 PPI
+(triple camera) 12MP + 12MP + 12MP6 times
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 5MP
+Quad-LED flashAdvantage
The Quad-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
vsNot supported
+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
vsOnly digital zoom
+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
vsEIS: Digital stabilization
+HDR photo/video on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
vsHDR photo only main camera
+f/1.8 (aperture)33%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/2.4 (aperture)
+(dual front camera) 12MP + 0.3MP9 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 1.2MP
+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsFull HD (1920x1080)
+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)8 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) HD (1280x720)
+iOS 14Advantage
iOS 14 is newer and safer
vsiOS 12
+(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbps9 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G LTE) 100 Mbps
+Proximity sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Vibrating alertAdvantage
The vibration of the device aids in the use of several features
vsNot supported
+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
vs802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs4.0 + A2DP
+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
vsNot supported
+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsNot supported
8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)vs+7.5 millimeters (0.3 inches)8%
Thinner
6.5"vs+9.7"49%
Larger screen
proprietary audio outputvs+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
3969 mAhvs+8820 mAh122%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
Not supportedvs+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.

18 Common items in both devices
16 million
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / Autofocus
BSI sensor
4G+ LTE-A / 4G LTE
Capacitive
Multitouch
Accelerometer
+11 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresApple iPhone 11 Pro Max (256GB)Apple iPad Air (4G 64GB)
ModeliPhone 11 Pro Max (256GB)iPad Air (4G 64GB)
Other model namesiPhone 11 Pro Max A2218, A2220, A2161iPad Air A1475 (4G LTE + CDMA), iPad 5, iPad Air 1
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandAppleApple
Release dateSeptember, 2019November, 2013
Depth8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)7.5 millimeters (0.3 inches)
Size (width x height)77.8 x 158 millimeters (3.06 x 6.22 in)169.5 x 240 millimeters (6.67 x 9.45 in)
Weight226 grams (7.91 ounces)478 grams (16.73 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsCeramic frame, glass front/backAluminum body, glass front
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30minNot supported
System (OS)Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max (256GB)Apple iPad Air (4G 64GB)
Operating systemiOS 13iOS 7.0
Firmware updateiOS 14iOS 12
HardwareApple iPhone 11 Pro Max (256GB)Apple iPad Air (4G 64GB)
Chipset64bit - Apple A13 Bionic (7nm)64bit - Apple A7 APL5698 (28nm)
CPU processorHexa-Core, 2 processors:
2.65Ghz Dual-Core Lightning
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Thunder
1.4Ghz Dual-Core Cyclone
GPU graphical controllerApple GPU MP4PowerVR G6430 MP4
RAM memory4GB LPDDR4X1GB LPDDR3
Internal storage256GB (242GB available)
NVMe (SSD)
64GB (54GB available)
External storageNot supportedNot supported
DisplayApple iPhone 11 Pro Max (256GB)Apple iPad Air (4G 64GB)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD
Screen size6.5" inches9.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~84.4% (screen-to-body ratio)~71.6% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1242x2688 pixels (19.5:9)1536x2048 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)456 PPI264 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassScratch-resistant glassScratch-resistant glass
Display features60Hz, 800 nits, Dolby Vision/HDR10feature not registered
Mobile networksApple iPhone 11 Pro Max (256GB)Apple iPad Air (4G 64GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload1024/150 Mbps100/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1700/1900/2100, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat16

A2218 version:
LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)

A2220, A2161 version:
LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 29, 30, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)
LTE Cat3 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingApple iPhone 11 Pro Max (256GB)Apple iPad Air (4G 64GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice recorder
CameraApple iPhone 11 Pro Max (256GB)Apple iPad Air (4G 64GB)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
12 megapixels
12MP ultrawidef/2.413mm
12MP telephotof/2.052mm1/3.4"1.0µmPDAFOIS2x-optical-zoom
5 megapixels
Main camera resolution4000x3000 pixels2592x1944 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashQuad-LED flashNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/2.4 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens33mm lens
Sensor size1/2.55" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.4µm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo only main camera
2ª cameraApple iPhone 11 Pro Max (256GB)Apple iPad Air (4G 64GB)
Front camera (secondary)(dual front camera)
12 megapixels
0.3MP TOF 3D
1.2 megapixels
Front camera resolution4000x3000 pixels1280x960 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)HD (1280x720)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)feature not registered
Focal length23mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaApple iPhone 11 Pro Max (256GB)Apple iPad Air (4G 64GB)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMPEG4, H.265, H.264, MOVMP4, H.264, MOV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, AAX+, AIFFMP3, WAV, eAAC+
ConnectivityApple iPhone 11 Pro Max (256GB)Apple iPad Air (4G 64GB)
USBUSB 2.0 proprietary connectorUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
TV outputProprietary TV-outProprietary TV-out
Audio outputproprietary audio output3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE4.0 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedSupported
NFCSupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsApple iPhone 11 Pro Max (256GB)Apple iPad Air (4G 64GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedNot supported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Face unlock
Accelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Other features- Colors: Space Gray, Silver, Gold, Midnight Green (matte)
- Oleophobic coating screen
- Face ID
- Dolby Atmos
- Dolby Digital Plus
- Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX)
- WiFi hotspot
- Colors: Space Gray, Silver
- Retina display
- Oleophobic coating
- AirDrop file sharing
- iCloud service
- iCloud Keychain
- FaceTime HD
Power supplyApple iPhone 11 Pro Max (256GB)Apple iPad Air (4G 64GB)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity3969 mAh8820 mAh
Charger, watts18W (9V/2A) Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging
USB Power Delivery 2.0
Standard charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered600 minutes | 10 hours | 0.4 day
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateApple iPhone 11 Pro Max (256GB)Apple iPad Air (4G 64GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)1.16W/kg (head) | 1.17W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.95W/kg (head) | 0.99W/kg (body)feature not registered
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