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Apple iPad 2 (3G 16GB) vs Apple iPad 4 (WiFi 16GB)

Side by side comparison between Apple iPad 2 vs Apple iPad 4 tablets, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Apple iPad 4 XApple iPad 2 (3G 16GB)05Points
Apple iPad 2 (3G 16GB)
9.7"
IPS

768x1024

0.7
MP

0.3mp

512MB
RAM

32bit Dual

6930
mAh

(Non removable)

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16PointsApple iPad 4 (WiFi 16GB)Compare Apple iPad 2 X
Apple iPad 4 (WiFi 16GB)
9.7"
IPS

1536x2048

5
MP

1.2mp

1GB
RAM

32bit Dual

11560
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better tablet? Apple iPad 4 (WiFi 16GB)

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iPad 2 (3G 16GB)5 Advantages Apple iPad 2 (3G 16GB)vsiPad 4 (WiFi 16GB)16 Advantages Apple iPad 4 (WiFi 16GB)
+613 grams (21.46 ounces)6%
Lighter
vs652 grams (22.82 ounces)
+8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)7%
Thinner
vs9.4 millimeters (0.37 inches)
+3G HSUPAAdvantage
The 3G HSUPA network is newer and faster
vsNot supported
+(3G HSUPA) 14.4 MbpsAdvantage
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(Not supported)
+A-GPS, GeoTaggingAdvantage
It's harder to lose yourself in the city with GPS on your device
vsNot supported
1GHz 32bit Dual-Corevs+1.4GHz 32bit Dual-Core54%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
512MB LPDDR2vs+1GB LPDDR2100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
768x1024 pixelsvs+1536x2048 pixels3 times
Higher resolution screen
132 PPIvs+264 PPI100%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
(back) 0.7MPvs+(back) 5MP6 times
Higher resolution main camera
Not supportedvs+AutofocusAdvantage
Best autofocus type for taking pictures
Not supportedvs+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
Not supportedvs+HDR photo only main cameraAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
(front) 0.3MPvs+(front) 1.2MP3 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
HD (1280x720)vs+Full HD (1920x1080)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
(front) VGA (640x480)vs+(front) HD (1280x720)2 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
iOS 9.0vs+iOS 10Advantage
iOS 10 is newer and safer
6930 mAhvs+11560 mAh67%
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.
2.1 + A2DPvs+4.0 + A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.0 + A2DP is newer and faster
HTML, XHTMLvs+HTML, XHTML, HTML5Advantage
Better sites viewing on the internet

20 Common items in both devices
16GB (12GB available) / 16GB (11GB available)
TFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD
16 million
9.7"
Only digital zoom
EIS: Digital stabilization
Capacitive
+13 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Apple iPad 2 (3G 16GB)Apple iPad 4 (WiFi 16GB)
ModeliPad 2 (3G 16GB)iPad 4 (WiFi 16GB)
Other model namesiPad 2 A1396 (Wi-Fi + 3G)iPad 4 A1458 (WiFi)
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandAppleApple
Release date3/11/201111/2/2012, Announced: 10/1/2012
Depth8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)9.4 millimeters (0.37 inches)
Size (width x height)185.7 x 241.2 millimeters (7.31 x 9.5 in)185.7 x 241.2 millimeters (7.31 x 9.5 in)
Weight613 grams (21.46 ounces)652 grams (22.82 ounces)
Build, materialsfeature not registeredAluminum body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported

🤖 Operating System

Apple iPad 2 (3G 16GB)Apple iPad 4 (WiFi 16GB)
System versioniOS 4.0iOS 6.0
Firmware updateiOS 9.0iOS 10
User Interfacefeature not registeredfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Apple iPad 2 (3G 16GB)Apple iPad 4 (WiFi 16GB)
Chipset32bit - Apple A5 APL0498 (45nm)32bit - Apple A6X (32nm)
CPUDual-Core, 1 processor:
1GHz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A9
Dual-Core, 1 processor:
1.4GHz Dual-Core Swift
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR SGX543MP2PowerVR SGX543 (4-core, 300MHz)
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredfeature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Apple iPad 2 (3G 16GB)Apple iPad 4 (WiFi 16GB)
RAM memory512MB LPDDR21GB LPDDR2
Internal storage16GB (12GB available)16GB (11GB available)
eMMC 4.5
External storageNot supportedNot supported

📲 Display

Apple iPad 2 (3G 16GB)Apple iPad 4 (WiFi 16GB)
Display typeTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCDTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD
Screen size9.7" inches9.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~65.1% (screen-to-body ratio)~65.1% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution768x1024 pixels1536x2048 pixels (4:3)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)132 PPI264 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassScratch-resistant glassScratch-resistant glass
Display featuresfeature not registered60Hz

📶 Mobile networks

Apple iPad 2 (3G 16GB)Apple iPad 4 (WiFi 16GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
Not supported
Maximum download/upload14.4/2 Mbpsfeature not registered
Network technology2G, 3Gfeature not registered
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM MHz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1900/2100Not supported
Primary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPANot supported
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported

📷 Camera

Apple iPad 2 (3G 16GB)Apple iPad 4 (WiFi 16GB)
Back camera (main camera)0.7 megapixels5 megapixels
Main camera resolution960x720 pixels2592x1944 pixels
Video recording (primary)HD (1280x720) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/2.4 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
AutofocusNot supportedAutofocus
Touch focusNot supportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionNot supportedFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedSupported
HDRNot supportedHDR photo only main camera
Camera extrasfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

Apple iPad 2 (3G 16GB)Apple iPad 4 (WiFi 16GB)
Front camera (secondary)0.3 megapixels1.2 megapixels
Front camera resolution640x480 pixels1280x960 pixels
Video recording (secondary)VGA (640x480)HD (1280x720)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Apple iPad 2 (3G 16GB)Apple iPad 4 (WiFi 16GB)
LoudspeakerSupportedSupported
Active noise cancellationNot supportedNot supported
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, MOVMP4, H.264, MOV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, AACMP3, WAV, eAAC+

🔌 Connectivity

Apple iPad 2 (3G 16GB)Apple iPad 4 (WiFi 16GB)
USBUSB 2.0 proprietary connectorUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
TV outputProprietary TV-outProprietary TV-out
Bluetooth2.1 + A2DP4.0 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTaggingNot supported
NFCNot supportedNot supported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Apple iPad 2 (3G 16GB)Apple iPad 4 (WiFi 16GB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Gyroscope
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Gyroscope
Vibrating alertNot supportedNot supported

🔋 Battery

Apple iPad 2 (3G 16GB)Apple iPad 4 (WiFi 16GB)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity6930 mAh11560 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomy9 hours10 hours
Standby720 hours (30 days)720 hours (30 days)

➕ Other features

Apple iPad 2 (3G 16GB)Apple iPad 4 (WiFi 16GB)
Call controlVoice recorderNot supported
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailE-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedfeature not registered
Web browserHTML, XHTMLHTML, XHTML, HTML5
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous- Colors: Black, White
- Oleophobic coating
- iCloud service
- Colors: Black, White
- Retina display
- Oleophobic coating
- iCloud service
- FaceTime HD

☢️ Radiation rate

Apple iPad 2 (3G 16GB)Apple iPad 4 (WiFi 16GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)1.19W/kg (body)feature not registered
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