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Apple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 32GB) vs Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)

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

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Compare Apple iPad Air 2 XApple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 32GB)02Points
Apple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 32GB)
7.9"
IPS

1536x2048

5
MP

1.2mp

1GB
RAM

64bit Dual

6400
mAh

(Non removable)

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14PointsApple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)Compare Apple iPad mini 2 X
Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)
9.7"
IPS

1536x2048

8
MP

1.2mp

2GB
RAM

64bit 3s

7340
mAh

(Non removable)

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

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 mini 2 (WiFi 32GB)2 Advantages Apple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 32GB)vsiPad Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)14 Advantages Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)
+331 grams (11.59 ounces)32%
Lighter
vs437 grams (15.3 ounces)
+324 PPI23%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs264 PPI
1.3Ghz 64bit Dual-Corevs+1.5Ghz 64bit 3-Cores35%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
1GB LPDDR3vs+2GB LPDDR3100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
32GB (26GB available)vs+64GB (54GB available)108%
More internal storage for applications and files
7.5 millimeters (0.3 inches)vs+6.1 millimeters (0.24 inches)23%
Thinner
7.9"vs+9.7"23%
Larger screen
(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
iOS 12vs+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
6400 mAhvs+7340 mAh15%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
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
Not supportedvs+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
Not supportedvs+Scratch-resistant glassAdvantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys

26 Common items in both devices
Aluminum body, glass front
TFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD
16 million
1536x2048 pixels
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
+19 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 featuresApple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 32GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)
ModeliPad mini 2 (WiFi 32GB)iPad Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)
Other model namesiPad mini 2 A1489 (WiFi)iPad Air 2 A1566 (WiFi), iPad 6
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandAppleApple
Release dateNovember, 2013October, 2014
Depth7.5 millimeters (0.3 inches)6.1 millimeters (0.24 inches)
Size (width x height)134.7 x 200 millimeters (5.3 x 7.87 in)169.5 x 240 millimeters (6.67 x 9.45 in)
Weight331 grams (11.59 ounces)437 grams (15.3 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass frontAluminum body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Apple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 32GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)
Operating systemiOS 7.0iOS 8.0
Firmware updateiOS 12iPadOS 13
HardwareApple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 32GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)
Chipset64bit - Apple A7 APL0698 (28nm)64bit - Apple A8X (20nm)
CPU processor1.3Ghz Dual-Core Cyclone ARM v81.5Ghz 3-Cores Apple Cyclone
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR G6430 MP4PowerVR GXA6850 MP8
RAM memory1GB LPDDR32GB LPDDR3
Internal storage32GB (26GB available)64GB (54GB available)
External storageNot supportedNot supported
DisplayApple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 32GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)
Display typeTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCDTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD
Screen size7.9" inches9.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~71.7% (screen-to-body ratio)~71.6% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1536x2048 pixels1536x2048 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)324 PPI264 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedScratch-resistant glass
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksApple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 32GB)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
CallingApple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 32GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)
MessagingE-mail, Push mailE-mail, Push mail
Speakerphonefeature not registeredSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlNot supportedNot supported
CameraApple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 32GB)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 length33mm lens31mm 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
2ª cameraApple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 32GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)
Front camera (secondary)1.2 megapixels1.2 megapixels
Front camera resolution1280x960 pixels1280x960 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280x720)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
MultimediaApple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 32GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, MOVMP4, H.264, MOV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, M4AMP3, WAV, eAAC+
ConnectivityApple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 32GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)
USBUSB 2.0 proprietary connectorMicroUSB 2.0
TV outputProprietary TV-outProprietary TV-out
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.0 + A2DP4.0 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedSupported
NFCNot supportedNot supported
GPSNot supportedNot supported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsApple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 32GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertNot supportedNot supported
Ringtonesfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Accelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Black on slate, White on silver
- Oleophobic coating on Retina display
- Aluminium body
- FaceTime
- Siri natural language
- iCloud cloud service
- Twitter and Facebook
- Lightning connector port
- OpenGL ES 3.0
- Colors: Space Gray, Silver, Gold
- Retina display
- Oleophobic coating
- AirDrop file sharing
- iCloud service
- iCloud Keychain
- FaceTime HD
Power supplyApple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 32GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity6400 mAh7340 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomy600 minutes | 10 hours | 0.4 day600 minutes | 10 hours | 0.4 day
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateApple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 32GB)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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