Apple iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular

Apple iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular

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9/10 (Expert Score)
Product is rated as #7 in category Apple
Design
10
Display
9
Software
8
Performance
10
Battery Life
8
Camera
8
Value for Money
7
PROS:
  • Continuity on iOS
  • Best camera on a tablet
  • Great for gaming
  • Brilliant new design
CONS:
  • Maximum volume causes reverberation
  • No split-screen
  • No multi-window

Apple iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular

  • Apple iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular was launched in October 2014 in Silver, Gold, and Space Gray colors.
  • iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular measures 240.00 x 169.50 x 6.10mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 437.00 grams .
  • Sensors on the tablet include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, and compass/ magnetometer.
  • Connectivity options on the Apple iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac.
  • iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular based on iOS 8.1 and packs 16GB of inbuilt storage.
  • iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular sports a 1.2-megapixel camera on the front for selfies.
  • As far as the cameras are concerned, the Apple iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular on the rear packs 8-megapixel camera.
  • iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core Apple A8X processor and It comes with 2GB of RAM.
  • iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular tablet comes with a 9.70-inch display with a resolution of 1536×2048 pixels at a pixel density of 264 pixels per inch (ppi).

iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular Key Features

  1. 1.2MP 720p front camera with a larger f/2.2 aperture .
  2. Four and five-finger gestures .
  3. 16/64/128GB of inbuilt storage .
  4. Available in Gold color option for the first time .
  5. Thinner than ever at 6.1 mm and lighter at 437g .
  6. 802.11ac Wi Fi connectivity .
  7. TouchID fingerprint sensor .
  8. 8MP auto-focus camera, 1080p video recording at 30fps, Burst mode, Panorama .
  9. A8X 64-bit chipset (rumored as triple-core, 1.5 GHz SoC) with an M8 motion coprocessor with a barometer, 2GB of RAM .
  10. 9.7″ LED-backlit IPS LCD touchscreen, 1536 x 2048 pixels, ~ 264ppi; scratch-resistant, oleophobic coating, 56% less reflectance claimed .
  11. Comes with premium set of free Apple apps – Pages, Numbers, Keynote, iMovie, Garage Band, etc .
  12. Dedicated secondary noise reduction microphone for FaceTime calls .
  13. 3G/LTE 150Mbps model available as an option (comes with GPS/GLONASS) .
  14. iOS 8.1 with Continuity allows you to take iPhone calls and messages on your iPad .
  15. Stereo speakers .

iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular Main Disadvantages

  • Hardware Mute/Rotation lock switch is gone for no practical reason .
  • No standard microUSB port .
  • No enhanced resistance to liquids or dust, while the competition has them .
  • No microSD slot .
  • iOS UI lacks proper screen size optimizations and looks the same on phones and tablets .
  • Wi-Fi-only version lacks a GPS receiver .
  • Tied into iTunes for uploading most of the content .
  • Pricey storage upgrades, 32GB version should be standard for the asking price .

iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular Key Test Findings

  1. 1080p videos are solid, but come out quite noisy; Slow-motion videos look great and are a lot of fun .
  2. Rather limited connectivity, sharing almost exclusive to the iOS/OS X ecosystem, no NFC and Apple Pay .
  3. Splendid audio quality .
  4. Software is fast and fluid but not very customizable .
  5. Battery life is very good, in keeping with the original iPad Air .
  6. Touch ID works flawlessly, adds a welcomed new level of security .
  7. A8X is the best chipset we’ve tested, highlighted by top CPU and GPU performance .
  8. Speakers are a tad better than the ones of the iPad Air, have a very high ringing volume .
  9. Great build quality, refined design and thinner frame .
  10. Camera does a good job in good light, FaceTime HD camera uninspiring due to low resolution .
  11. Uninspiring default video player, no subtitles support, extremely limited codec support .
  12. Good display quality – has a higher contrast ratio but it’s a little dimmer than predecessor .
Update - 2019.04.21

Disclaimer : We can not guarantee that the information on this page is 100% correct

Specification: Apple iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular

Technology

GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE

2G bands

CDMA 800 / 1900, GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G bands

CDMA2000 1xEV-DO, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100

4G bands

LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700)

Speed

HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A Cat4 150/50 Mbps, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps

GPRS

Yes

Edge

Yes

Announced

2014, October

Status

Available. Released 2014, October

Dimensions

240 x 169.5 x 6.1 mm (9.45 x 6.67 x 0.24 in)

Weight

437 g (Wi-Fi) / 444 g (3G/LTE) (15.41 oz)

SIM

Nano-SIM, Electronic SIM card (eSIM)

Display Type

IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Display Size

9.7 inches, 291.4 cm2 (~71.6% screen-to-body ratio)

Resolution

1536 x 2048 pixels, 4:3 ratio (~264 ppi density)

Protection

Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating

Operation System

iOS 8.1, upgradable to iOS 12.2

Chipset

Apple A8X (20 nm)

CPU

Triple-core 1.5 GHz Typhoon

GPU

PowerVR GXA6850 (octa-core graphics)

Memory Card Slot

No

Internal Memory

16/32/64/128 GB, 2 GB RAM

Main Camera

Single, 8 MP, f/2.4, 31mm (standard), 1.12µm, AF

Camera Features

HDR

Video

1080p@30fps, 720p@120fps, HDR, stereo sound rec.

Selfie Camera

Single, 1.2 MP, f/2.2, 31mm (standard)

Selfie Camera Features

face detection, HDR, FaceTime over Wi-Fi or Cellular

Selfie Camera Video

720p@30fps

Loud Speaker

Yes, with stereo speakers

3.5mm jack

Yes

General Features

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot

Bluetooth

4.0, A2DP, EDR

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS (3G/LTE model only)

Radio

No

USB

2.0, proprietary reversible connector

Sensors

Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, compass, barometer, Siri natural language commands and dictation

BATTERY

Non-removable Li-Po 7340 mAh battery (27.62 Wh)

Talk Time

Up to 10 h (multimedia)

Colors

Space Gray, Silver, Gold

Price

About 440 EUR

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