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Asus ROG Phone 2 (128GB) vs Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)

Side by side comparison between Asus ROG Phone 2 vs Apple iPad Air 2 devices, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Apple iPad Air 2 XAsus ROG Phone 2 (128GB)22Points
Asus ROG Phone 2 (128GB)
6.59"
AMOLED

1080x2340

48
MP

24mp

12GB
RAM

64bit Octa

6000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
08PointsApple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)Compare Asus ROG Phone 2 X
Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
9.7"
IPS

1536x2048

8
MP

1.2mp

2GB
RAM

64bit 3s

7340
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better device? Asus ROG Phone 2 (128GB)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

ROG Phone 2 (128GB)22 Advantages Asus ROG Phone 2 (128GB)vsiPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)8 Advantages Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
+2.96Ghz 64bit Octa-Core142%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.5Ghz 64bit 3-Cores
+12GB LPDDR4X5 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs2GB LPDDR3
+240 grams (8.4 ounces)85%
Lighter
vs444 grams (15.54 ounces)
+1 billion62 times
More colors on the screen is better quality images and videos
vs16 million
+391 PPI48%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs264 PPI
+(dual camera) 48MP + 13MP7 times
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 8MP
+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
vsNot supported
+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)
+(front) 24MP18 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) Full HD (1920x1080)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) HD (1280x720)
+2500000 apps (Google Play Store)19%
More apps available to download and use
vs2100000 apps (App Store)
+(4G+ LTE-A) 1200 Mbps11 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G LTE) 100 Mbps
+Proximity sensorAdvantage
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
+2 slots (Dual-SIM)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
vs1 slot (Single-SIM)
+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ad (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz, 60Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ad (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz, 60Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
vs802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (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
+USB 3.1 Type-C reversible connectorAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
vsMicroUSB 2.0
+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
vsMicroUSB 2.0
9.78 millimeters (0.39 inches)vs+6.1 millimeters (0.24 inches)60%
Thinner
AMOLEDvs+TFT LED-Backlit IPS LCDAdvantage
TFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD display is brighter and more vivid
1080x2340 pixelsvs+1536x2048 pixels24%
Higher resolution screen
6.59"vs+9.7"47%
Larger screen
Not supportedvs+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
6000 mAhvs+7340 mAh22%
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.

22 Common items in both devices
128GB (107GB available) / 128GB (117GB available)
Aluminum frame, glass front/back / Aluminum body, glass front
Only digital zoom
LDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocus / Autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
HDR photo on both cameras / HDR photo/video and HDR photo on front camera
4G+ LTE-A / 4G LTE
+15 specs and more in the table below

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

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Physical featuresAsus ROG Phone 2 (128GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
ModelROG Phone 2 (128GB)iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
Other model namesAsus ROG Phone II ZS660KL (128GB + 12GB RAM)iPad Air 2 A1567 Cellular (4G LTE), iPad 6
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandAsusApple
Release dateAugust, 2019October, 2014
Depth9.78 millimeters (0.39 inches)6.1 millimeters (0.24 inches)
Size (width x height)77.6 x 170.99 millimeters (3.06 x 6.73 in)169.5 x 240 millimeters (6.67 x 9.45 in)
Weight240 grams (8.4 ounces)444 grams (15.54 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backAluminum body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Asus ROG Phone 2 (128GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 PieiOS 8.0
Firmware updateAndroid 10iPadOS 13
HardwareAsus ROG Phone 2 (128GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus SDM855 (7nm)64bit - Apple A8X (20nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.96Ghz Single-Core Kryo 485
2.42Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 485
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 485
1.5Ghz 3-Cores Apple Cyclone
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 640 672MhzPowerVR GXA6850 MP8
RAM memory12GB LPDDR4X2GB LPDDR3
Internal storage128GB (107GB available)
UFS 3.0
128GB (117GB available)
External storageNot supportedNot supported
DisplayAsus ROG Phone 2 (128GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
Display typeAMOLEDTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD
Screen size6.59" inches9.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~80.3% (screen-to-body ratio)~71.6% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2340 pixels (19.5:9)1536x2048 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)391 PPI264 PPI
Colors1 billion16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 6Scratch-resistant glass
Display features120Hz, 600 nits, HDR10feature not registered
Mobile networksAsus ROG Phone 2 (128GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim cardNot supported
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload1200/150 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 networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat18 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 28, 29, 32, 34)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41, 46)
LTE 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)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGENot supported
CallingAsus ROG Phone 2 (128GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
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
CameraAsus ROG Phone 2 (128GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
48 megapixels
13MP ultrawidef/2.411mm125º
8 megapixels
Main camera resolution8000x6000 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashDual-LED flashNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/2.4 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens31mm lens
Sensor size1/2" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size0.8µm pixel1.12µm pixel
AutofocusLDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedSupported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo/video and HDR photo on front camera
2ª cameraAsus ROG Phone 2 (128GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
Front camera (secondary)24 megapixels1.2 megapixels
Front camera resolution5632x4224 pixels1280x960 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)HD (1280x720)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered31mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaAsus ROG Phone 2 (128GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviDMP4, H.264, MOV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, eAAC+
ConnectivityAsus ROG Phone 2 (128GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C reversible connectorMicroUSB 2.0
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)Proprietary TV-out
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE4.0 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ad (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz, 60Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedSupported
NFCSupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsAsus ROG Phone 2 (128GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
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
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Accelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Black
- Front/back Gorilla glass
- 120Hz display (1ms response time)
- DCI-P3 108% display
- ROG UI
- Sony IMX586 back camera sensor
- DTS:X Ultra sound
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Space Gray, Silver, Gold
- Retina display
- Oleophobic coating
- AirDrop file sharing
- iCloud service
- iCloud Keychain
- FaceTime HD
Power supplyAsus ROG Phone 2 (128GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity6000 mAh7340 mAh
Charger, watts30W (10V/3A) Fast battery charging
10W Reverse charging USB between devices
Quick Charge 4
Standard charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered600 minutes | 10 hours | 0.4 day
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateAsus ROG Phone 2 (128GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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