Apple iPad Mini 2 vs Sleek and Slim iPad Air – Specifications and Price Comparison

Both these devices were released in November 2013 on the very same day, but the prices differ by a few hundred dollars. Let us take a look at the prominent differences in these two devices.

Features

Design

iPad Mini 2: 7.87 x 5.30 x 0.30 inches

iPad Air: 9.45 x 6.67 x 0.30 inches

iPad Mini 2 is slightly handier and weighs 341 g as compared to the bulkier aluminum make of iPad Air that weighs 498 g.

Display

iPad Mini 2: 7.9 inches

iPad Air: 9.7 inches

iPad mini come with a 2048 x 1536 p and 324 ppi IPS LCD Light Sensor with Oleophobhic coating while iPad Air comes with the same Light Sensor and Oleophobic coating with a lower ppi of 264 but the same resolution.

Processor

iPad Mini 2: Dual Core 1300 MHz

iPad Air: Dual core 1400 MHz

iPad Mini 2 comes with a chip of Apple A7 with 64-bit architecture that is the same as in iPad Air. But the processor of iPad Mini 2 is a 1300 MHz Dual core while iPad Air has a better 1400 MHz Cyclone Dual Core Processor.

Storage

iPad Mini 2: 16, 32, 64 and 128 GB, 1024 MB RAM

iPad Air: 16, 32, 64 and 128 GB, 1024 MB RAM

Both the devices present its users similar storage capacities, be it RAM or the internal storage.

Graphics

iPad Mini 2: Power VR G 6430

iPad Air: Power VR G 6430

Graphics processor for both these devices is the same.

Camera

iPad Mini 2: 5 MP, 1.2 MP

iPad Air: 5MP, 1.2MP

Both the device cameras are fitted in with Digital zoom, Touch to focus, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Autofocus, Digital image stabilization, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), Geo tagging and Face detection. Both devices also have 5 MP cameras on the rear side and 1.2 MP at the front side.

Software

iPad Mini 2: Safari

iPad Air: Safari, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, Twitter

iPad Mini 2 comes with Safari pre-installed on it, while iPad Air comes with Safari, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, and Twitter.

Connectivity

iPad Mini 2: Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, USB, TV OUT, Computer sync, OTA sync.

iPad Air: Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, USB, TV OUT, Computer sync, OTA sync.

Both devices share all their connectivity options as mentioned above.

Price

iPad Mini 2: $529

iPad Air: $629

Both the devices support operating system 7x and have Gyroscope, Compass, Accelerometer, voice commands and voice recording on it along with Flight mode and silent mode. iPad Air comes with an additional microphone for recording video in better quality.

Both have stereo speakers and are multi touch devices that support CDMA, GSM, UMTS, FDD LITE, nano SIM, A-GPS, CELL-ID, and Wi-Fi positioning.

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