iPad Air Spec Comparison With Other Tabs in the Market

iPad Air Spec Comparison With Other Tabs in the Market
Tim Cook with the new iPad Air during the launch event of iPad Air during last week.

Apple’s much-anticipated iPad Air comes with several new performance and design boosts, plus a new name but is it the best tablet on the market? We check that out via a spec sheet.

To make things interesting, we even threw a Surface Pro 2 which, many will argue, is a full-fledged PC and that’s true too.

iPad AirNokia Lumia 2520Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014)Sony Xperia Tablet ZSurface Pro 2
OSiOS 7.0.2Windows RT 8.1Android 4.3 Jelly BeanAndroid 4.1.2 Jelly BeanWindows 8.1
Dimensions240 x 169.5 x 7.5 mm267 x 168 x 8.9 mm243.1 x 171.4 x 7.9 mm266 x 172 x 6.9 mm275 x 173 x 13.5 mm
DesignAluminum UnibodyPolycarbonate PlasticPlastic and leather-like finishMatte PlasticVaporMg
Display9.7 inches10.1 inches10.1 inches10.1 inches10.6 inches
Resolution1536 x 2048 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels2560 x 1600 pixels1200 x 1920 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels
Processor64-bit 1.3Ghz Apple A72.2Ghz Qualcomm SnapDragon 8002.3Ghz Qualcomm SnapDragon 8001.5Ghz Qualcomm SnapDragon S4 Pro1.6Ghz Intel Core i5-4200U Haswell
RAM/Storage1 GB; 16/32/64/128 GB2 GB; 32 GB expandable3 GB; 16/32/64 GB expandable2 GB; 16/32 GB expandable4/8 GB RAM; 64/128/256/512 GB expandable
Rear-Camera5 mp; 1080p video at 30 fps6.7 mp; 1080p video at 30 fps8 mp; 1080p video at 60fps8.1 mp; 1080p video at 30 fps1.2 mp HD
Front-Camera1.2 mp HD2 mp HD2 mp Full HD2 mp Full HD1.2 mp HD
ConnectivityMIMO Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0, Lightning PortWi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0, NFCWi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0,microUSB 2.0, IR Blaster, USB-OTGWi-FI, NFC, microUSB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.0, IR BlasterMIMO Wi-Fi, USB 3.0, microSDXC, MiniDisplay Port,Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0
Battery32.4 Whr8000 mAh8220 mAh6000 mAh48 Wh
PriceStarts at $499Starts at $499Starts at $549Starts at $499Starts at $899


The iPad Air, at least on paper, is lagging behind the competition in several aspects but again, Apple has never tried to compete in a numbers race and that is the best part. As usual, the iPad Air is perfect in doing the basic things, plus, it is unmatched when it comes to ecosystem.

It may not be the most productive but the free suite of iWork apps has drastically improved that too. With a competitive price and a strong backing from the App Store, it remains the tablet to beat (at least when it comes to sales).

Again, its better to look for only the things which are important to you before making a decision regarding buying anyone of these.

  • Yasir Mahmood

    Good Specs Perspective..

  • DJ

    i cant see nexus 10 :)

  • tjnapster555

    ipad battery is big !!!