Compare iPad mini (2021) By APPLE with iPad Air (2020) By APPLE

iPad mini (2021) By APPLE

5g 4g 3g

Announced - 2021, September 14

Apple iPad mini (2021) tablet. Announced Sep 2021. Features 8.3″ display, Apple A15 Bionic chipset, 256 GB storage, 4 GB RAM, Scratch-resistant glass.

iPad Air (2020) By APPLE

5g 4g 3g

Announced - 2020, September 15

Apple iPad Air (2020) tablet. Announced Sep 2020. Features 10.9″ Liquid Retina IPS LCD display, Apple A14 Bionic chipset, 256 GB storage, Scratch-resistant glass.

Platform

Chipset
Apple A15 Bionic (5 nm)
Apple A14 Bionic (5 nm)
CPU
Hexa-core (2x2.93 GHz + 4xX.X GHz)
Hexa-core (2x3.0 GHz Firestorm + 4x1.8 GHz Icestorm)
GPU
Apple GPU (5-core)
Apple GPU (4-core graphics)
Operating System
iPadOS 15, upgradable to iPadOS 15.4.1
iPadOS 14.1, upgradable to iPadOS 15.4.1

Network

2G
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 48, 66, 71
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 29, 30, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 48, 66, 71 - A2324 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48, 66 - A2072
5G
1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 29, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 71, 77, 78, 79 SA/NSA
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Speed
HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (CA), 5G
HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (CA)
Technology
GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G
GSM / HSPA / LTE

Memory

Card slot
No
No
Internal
64GB 4GB RAM, 256GB 4GB RAM
64GB 4GB RAM, 256GB 4GB RAM

Main Camera

Features
Quad-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama
HDR
Single
12 MP, f/1.8, (wide), AF
12 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/3", 1.22µm, dual pixel PDAF
Video
[email protected]/25/30/60fps, [email protected]/30/60/120/240fps; gyro-EIS
[email protected]/30/60fps, [email protected]/60/120/240fps; gyro-EIS

Selfie camera

Features
HDR
HDR
Single
12 MP, f/2.4, 122˚ (ultrawide)
7 MP, f/2.0, 31mm (standard)
Video
[email protected]/30/60fps, gyro-EIS

Phone body

Build
Glass front, aluminum back, aluminum frame
Glass front, aluminum back, aluminum frame
Dimensions
195.4 x 134.8 x 6.3 mm (7.69 x 5.31 x 0.25 in)
247.6 x 178.5 x 6.1 mm (9.75 x 7.03 x 0.24 in)
SIM
Nano-SIM, eSIM Stylus support (2nd gen only)
Nano-SIM, eSIM Stylus support
Weight
293 g (Wi-Fi) / 297 g (Wi-Fi + Cellular) (10.34 oz)
458 g (Wi-Fi) / 460 g (3G/LTE) (1.01 lb)

Display

Protection
Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating Wide color gamut True-tone
Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating True-tone Wide color gamut
Resolution
1488 x 2266 pixels, 3:2 ratio (~327 ppi density)
1640 x 2360 pixels (~264 ppi density)
Size
8.3 inches, 203.9 cm2 (~77.4% screen-to-body ratio)
10.9 inches, 359.2 cm2 (~81.3% screen-to-body ratio)
Type
Liquid Retina IPS LCD, 500 nits (typ)
Liquid Retina IPS LCD, 500 nits (typ)

Sound

35mm jack
No
No
Loudspeaker
Yes, with stereo speakers
Yes, with stereo speakers

Communications

Bluetooth
5.0, A2DP
5.0, A2DP, EDR
GPS
Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS (Wi‑Fi + Cellular model only)
Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS (LTE model only)
NFC
No
No
Radio
No
No
USB
USB Type-C 3.1, DisplayPort
USB Type-C; magnetic connector
WLan
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, hotspot
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, hotspot

Features

Sensors
Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, compass, barometer
Fingerprint (top-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, compass, barometer

Battery

Talk time
Up to 10 h (multimedia)
Up to 10 h (multimedia)
Type
Li-Ion, non-removable (19.3 Wh)
Li-Ion 7606 mAh (28.93 Wh), non-removable

Tests information

Loudspeaker
-29.7 LUFS (Average)
-

More information

Colors
Space Gray, Pink, Purple, Starlight
Space Gray, Silver, Rose Gold, Green, Sky Blue
Models
A2568
A2324, A2072, A2325, A2316, iPad13,1, iPad13,2
Price
About 550 EUR
About 640 EUR