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Apple iPad 3 (WiFi 64GB) vs Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)

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

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Compare Apple iPad Air 2 XApple iPad 3 (WiFi 64GB)02Points
Apple iPad 3 (WiFi 64GB)
9.7"
IPS

1536x2048

5
MP

0.3mp

1GB
RAM

32bit Dual

11560
mAh

(Non removable)

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13PointsApple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)Compare Apple iPad 3 X
Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)
9.7"
IPS

1536x2048

8
MP

1.2mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Triple

7340
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better tablet? Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)

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iPad 3 (WiFi 64GB)2 Advantages Apple iPad 3 (WiFi 64GB)vsiPad Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)13 Advantages Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)
+11560 mAh57%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs7340 mAh
+Vibrating alertAdvantage
The vibration of the device aids in the use of several features
vsNot supported
1GHz 32bit Dual-Corevs+1.5GHz 64bit Triple-Core120%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
1GB LPDDR2vs+2GB LPDDR3100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
652 grams (22.82 ounces)vs+437 grams (15.3 ounces)49%
Lighter
9.4 millimeters (0.37 inches)vs+6.1 millimeters (0.24 inches)54%
Thinner
(back) 5MPvs+(back) 8MP59%
Higher resolution main camera
HDR photo only main cameravs+HDR photo/video and HDR photo on front 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
(front) VGA (640x480)vs+(front) HD (1280x720)2 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
iOS 9.0vs+iPadOS 13Advantage
iPadOS 13 is newer and safer
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Active noise cancellationAdvantage
Noise-canceling microphone allows better call quality
802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)vs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)Advantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) is newer and faster

27 Common items in both devices
64GB (59GB available) / 64GB (54GB available)
TFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD
16 million
1536x2048 pixels
264 PPI
9.7"
Only digital zoom
+20 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Apple iPad 3 (WiFi 64GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)
ModeliPad 3 (WiFi 64GB)iPad Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)
Other model namesiPad 3 A1416 (Wi-Fi)iPad Air 2 A1566 (WiFi), iPad 6
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandAppleApple
Release date3/16/201210/24/2014, Announced: 10/16/2014
Depth9.4 millimeters (0.37 inches)6.1 millimeters (0.24 inches)
Size (width x height)185.7 x 241.2 millimeters (7.31 x 9.5 in)169.5 x 240 millimeters (6.67 x 9.45 in)
Weight652 grams (22.82 ounces)437 grams (15.3 ounces)
Build, materialsfeature not registeredAluminum body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported

🤖 Operating System

Apple iPad 3 (WiFi 64GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)
System versioniOS 5.1.0iOS 8.0
Firmware updateiOS 9.0iPadOS 13
User Interfacefeature not registeredfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Apple iPad 3 (WiFi 64GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)
Chipset32bit - Apple A5X APL5498 (45nm)64bit - Apple A8X (20nm)
CPUDual-Core, 1 processor:
1GHz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A9
Triple-Core, 1 processor:
1.5GHz Triple-Core Typhoon
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR SGX543MP4PowerVR GX6450 Rogue (8-core)
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredBasemark X: 29753

💽 Memory and storage

Apple iPad 3 (WiFi 64GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)
RAM memory1GB LPDDR22GB LPDDR3
Internal storage64GB (59GB available)64GB (54GB available)
External storageNot supportedNot supported

📲 Display

Apple iPad 3 (WiFi 64GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)
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)~71.6% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1536x2048 pixels1536x2048 pixels (4:3)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)264 PPI264 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassScratch-resistant glassScratch-resistant glass
Refresh ratefeature not registered60Hz
Display featuresfeature not registeredNot supported

📶 Mobile networks

Apple iPad 3 (WiFi 64GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM cardNot supportedNot supported
Maximum download/uploadfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Network technologyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM MHz bandNot supportedNot supported
Primary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported

📷 Camera

Apple iPad 3 (WiFi 64GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)
Back camera (main camera)5 megapixels8 megapixels
Main camera resolution2592x1944 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.4 (aperture)f/2.4 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered31mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.12µm pixel
AutofocusAutofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraHDR photo/video and HDR photo on front camera
Camera extrasfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

Apple iPad 3 (WiFi 64GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)
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 registeredf/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered31mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Apple iPad 3 (WiFi 64GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)
Loudspeakerfeature not registeredSupported
Active noise cancellationNot supported2 microphones or more
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, MOVMP4, H.264, MOV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+MP3, WAV, eAAC+

🔌 Connectivity

Apple iPad 3 (WiFi 64GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)
USBUSB 2.0 proprietary connectorMicroUSB 2.0
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
TV outputProprietary TV-outProprietary TV-out
Bluetooth4.0 + A2DP4.0 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNASupportedSupported
GPSNot supportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedNot supported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Apple iPad 3 (WiFi 64GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Gyroscope
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Barometer
Compass
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Gyroscope
Vibrating alertSupportedNot supported

🔋 Battery

Apple iPad 3 (WiFi 64GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity11560 mAh7340 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomy10 hours10 hours
Standby720 hours (30 days)feature not registered

➕ Other features

Apple iPad 3 (WiFi 64GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)
Call controlNot supportedNot supported
MessagingE-mail, Push mailE-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingfeature not registeredSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Ringtonesfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous- Colors: Black, White
- Oleophobic coating
- iCloud service
- WiFi hotspot
- Colors: Space Gray, Silver, Gold
- Retina display
- Oleophobic coating
- AirDrop file sharing
- iCloud service
- iCloud Keychain
- FaceTime HD

☢️ Radiation rate

Apple iPad 3 (WiFi 64GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)
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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