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Apple iPad 2 (WiFi 32GB) vs Apple iPad 3 (4G 32GB)

Side by side comparison between Apple iPad 2 vs Apple iPad 3 tablets, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

Compare Apple iPad 3 XApple iPad 2 (WiFi 32GB)02Points
Apple iPad 2 (WiFi 32GB)





32bit Dual


(Non removable)

15PointsApple iPad 3 (4G 32GB)Compare Apple iPad 2 X
Apple iPad 3 (4G 32GB)





32bit Dual


(Non removable)

What's the better tablet? Apple iPad 3 (4G 32GB)

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!

iPad 2 (WiFi 32GB)2 Advantages Apple iPad 2 (WiFi 32GB)vsiPad 3 (4G 32GB)15 Advantages Apple iPad 3 (4G 32GB)
+601 grams (21.04 ounces)10%
vs662 grams (23.17 ounces)
+8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)7%
vs9.4 millimeters (0.37 inches)
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
HD (1280x720)vs+Full HD (1920x1080)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
Not supportedvs+4G LTEAdvantage
The 4G LTE network is newer and faster
(Not supported) vs+(4G LTE) 100 MbpsAdvantage
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
6930 mAhvs+11560 mAh67%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
Not supportedvs+A-GPS, GeoTaggingAdvantage
It's harder to lose yourself in the city with GPS on your device
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
Better sites viewing on the internet

24 Common items in both devices
1Ghz 32bit Dual-Core
32GB (27GB available)
16 million
Only digital zoom
EIS: Digital stabilization
+17 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresApple iPad 2 (WiFi 32GB)Apple iPad 3 (4G 32GB)
ModeliPad 2 (WiFi 32GB)iPad 3 (4G 32GB)
Other model namesiPad 2 A1395 (WiFi)AT&T iPad 3 A1430 (4G LTE)
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
Canada, USA
Release dateMarch, 2011March, 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)
Weight601 grams (21.04 ounces)662 grams (23.17 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Apple iPad 2 (WiFi 32GB)Apple iPad 3 (4G 32GB)
Operating systemiOS 4.0iOS 5.1.0
Firmware updateiOS 9.0iOS 9.0
HardwareApple iPad 2 (WiFi 32GB)Apple iPad 3 (4G 32GB)
Chipset32bit - Apple A5 APL0498 (45nm)32bit - Apple A5X APL5498 (45nm)
CPU processor1Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A91Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A9
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR SGX543MP2PowerVR SGX543MP4
Internal storage32GB (27GB available)32GB (27GB available)
External storageNot supportedNot supported
DisplayApple iPad 2 (WiFi 32GB)Apple iPad 3 (4G 32GB)
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
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)132 PPI264 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassScratch-resistant glassScratch-resistant glass
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksApple iPad 2 (WiFi 32GB)Apple iPad 3 (4G 32GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM cardNot supported1 slot (Single-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
Maximum download/uploadfeature not registered100/50 Mbps
Network technologyfeature not registered2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandNot supportedQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkNot supportedUMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkNot supportedLTE Cat3 (Bands 4, 17)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE, 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 iPad 2 (WiFi 32GB)Apple iPad 3 (4G 32GB)
MessagingE-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice recorderVoice recorder
CameraApple iPad 2 (WiFi 32GB)Apple iPad 3 (4G 32GB)
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
2ª cameraApple iPad 2 (WiFi 32GB)Apple iPad 3 (4G 32GB)
Front camera (secondary)0.3 megapixels0.3 megapixels
Front camera resolution640x480 pixels640x480 pixels
Video recording (secondary)VGA (640x480)VGA (640x480)
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
MultimediaApple iPad 2 (WiFi 32GB)Apple iPad 3 (4G 32GB)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, MOVMP4, H.264, MOV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, AACMP3, WAV, eAAC+
ConnectivityApple iPad 2 (WiFi 32GB)Apple iPad 3 (4G 32GB)
USBUSB 2.0 proprietary connectorUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
TV outputProprietary TV-outProprietary TV-out
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
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
NFCNot supportedNot supported
GPSNot supportedA-GPS, GeoTagging
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsApple iPad 2 (WiFi 32GB)Apple iPad 3 (4G 32GB)
Active noise cancellationNot supportedNot supported
Vibrating alertNot supportedNot supported
Ringtonesfeature not registeredPolyphonic and customized
Ambient Light sensor
Ambient Light sensor
Other features- Colors: Black, White
- Oleophobic coating
- iCloud service
- Colors: Black, White
- Oleophobic coating
- iCloud service
- WiFi hotspot
Power supplyApple iPad 2 (WiFi 32GB)Apple iPad 3 (4G 32GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity6930 mAh11560 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomy600 minutes | 10 hours | 0.4 day540 minutes | 9 hours | 0.4 day
Standby43200 minutes | 720 hours | 30 days43200 minutes | 720 hours | 30 days
Radiation rateApple iPad 2 (WiFi 32GB)Apple iPad 3 (4G 32GB)
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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