iPad Air vs iPad Pro: Comparison of Features

ipad pro and ipad air

Want to know difference between ipad air vs ipad pro? Have a look on it.

FeaturesiPad ProiPad Air
Diosplay12.9’’Liquid Retina displayPromotion technologyTrue toneLED backlit with Multitouch a& IPS technology.10.9’’Liquid retina displayTrue tone.LED backlit with Multitouch a& IPS technology.
chip :A12Z Bionic Chip Neural EngineA14 Bionic chipNeural Engine
Keyboard: Compatible with a magic keyboard.Smart keyboard folio.Compatible with a magic keyboard.Smart keyboard folio.
Apple pencil:Compatible with Apple Pencil.Compatible with Apple Pencil.
storage:Up to 1TBUp to 256GB
Camera: 12MP wide camera.10MP ultra wide camera.Live photos with stabilization.Brighter true tone flash.Wide color capture for live photos and photos.Backside illumination.Five element lens.Hybrid IR filter.Auto focus.Exposure control.Smart HDR for photos.Panorama.Burst mode.Timer mode.Photo geotagging.12MP Wide camera.Live photos with stabilization.Wide color capture for live photos or photos.Backside illumination.Five element lens.Hybrid IR filter.Autofocus.Exposure control.Smart HDR for photos.Burst mode.Timer mode.Photo geotagging.
Front Camera:True Depth camera7MP photos.Portrait mode.Portrait lightning.Memoji and animoji.Live photos.Retina flash.Wide color capture for live photos and photos.1080p HD video recording.Smart HDR for videos and photos.Backside illumination.Burst mode.Facetime video calling.Facetime HD camera.7MP photos.Live photos.Retina flash.Wide color capture for live photos and photos.1080p HD video recording.Smart HDR for videos and photos.Backside illumination.Burst mode.Facetime video calling.
Video recording: At 24, 30, 60 fps, 4K video recording.1080p slow mo video support at120 fps and 240 fps.Time Lapse video with stabilization.Cinematic video stabilization.Autofocus video.3x zoom video.Backside illumination.Video geotagging. At 24 fps, 30 fps and 60 fps, 4K video recording.1080p slo-mo video support at 120 and 240 fps.Time lapse video stabilization.Autofocus video.3x video zoom.Backside illumination.Video geotagging.
Connector: USB CUSB C
Height: 11.04 inches.280.6 mm9.74 inches247.5 mm
width:8.46 inches214.9 mm7 inches178.5 mm
Depth: 0.23 inches5.9 mm0.24 inches6.1 mm
Weight: ( WiFi)1.41 pounds1.0 pound
Weight ( WiFi + Cellular)1.42 pounds 1.01 pounds
Resolution: 2732 by 2048 at 264 ppi2360 by 1640 at 264 ppi
Brightness: 600 nits max500 nits max 
Coating: Fingerprint resistant oleophobic coating.Anti Reflective coating.Fingerprint resistant oleophobic coating.Anti Reflective coating. 
Power and Battery: Up to 10hrs of surfing the web on watching video or on WiFi.Upto 9 hours of surfing the web by using cellular data networks.Up to 10hrs of surfing the web on watching video or on WiFi.Upto 9 hours of surfing the web by using cellular data networks.
Audio: Four speaker audio.Two speaker audio landscape mode.
Authentication: Face IDTouch ID.
Siricompatible.compatible.
SIM: Nano SIM.Nano SIM.

Size & Design.

When it comes to design, 10.9 inches iPad Air and 11 inches iPad Pro looks very similar with the flat edges just like iPhone 12. They contain a camera bump present at the back and also an edge to edge display that has no home button.

Apple added new fun colors in iPad air vs iPad Pro models still come in Silver and space gray colors.

Colors of iPad Air are green, blue, rose gold, space gray and silver.

Display.

In comparison with the 11 inches iPad Pro, the iPad Air is a bit smaller than the 11 inch model. Bezels around the display of the 11 inch iPad Pro are a bit thicker. But this is not really a huge difference.but if you hold both of these devices side by side, only then it is noticeable.

Otherwise, the display quality of these tablets are quite similar. But it also has one exception that is noticeable; iPad Pro supports 120Hz promotion refresh rates, which makes it’s scrolling really smooth and also gives a better overall experience.

Both the iPad Pro and iPad Air support the Apple pencil. It is worth noting that sketching and writing is very smooth in the ProMotion display.

Authentication.

iPad Air, as always has a touch ID for recognition but the iPad Pro equipped true depth camera that can work with the face ID by facial recognition.

There is a Touch ID built into the power button at the top of the device because there is no Touch ID home button. It is very effortless and fast, but the only thing you have to do is to reach at the top for unlocking it. It is not very seamless with experience as the Face ID, especially if you operate with accessories like a magic keyboard.

On the other hand, in iPad Pro, you can wake it up with the help of a keyboard and then unlock it instantly after scanning your face. But on the iPad air, you have a two step process.

Camera.

ipad camera

The iPad Air has no LiDAR Scanner and single lens wide angle rear camera. While, there is a dual lens camera with ultra wide angle and wide angle lens option in iPad Pro. It also contains a LiDAR scanner for enhancing your AR capabilities.

This should not be a big deal if you don’t use your iPad for taking pictures. It is same for this, who are not into different augmented reality apps. Both iPad Air vs iPad Pro have a front facing 7 megapixel camera, but the thing is, there is also a TrueDepth Camera option too in iPad Pro.

Speakers.

Like iPad Pro, iPad Air has four speaker cutouts, but there are actually only two stereo speakers instead of four stereo speakers. But, there is a definite difference in the sound, the iPad Pro comes out ahead.

A14 vs. A12Z

As you know that there is an A14 chip in the iPhone 12, just like this there are also A14 chips in the iPad Air too. While, there is an older chip in the older A12Z chip in the iPad Pro.

But after the testing, the iPad Air A14 comes out on the top . but one of the things is, the A12Z has an extra GPU core that can give you the edge when it comes to the GPU performance. In terms of video and photo editing, both of these devices are capable devices.

RAM.

In terms of RAM, iPad Pro contains 6GB of RAM and iPad Air has 4GB of the RAM.

Battery Life.

ipad battery

In both devices, battery life seems to be the same between two of them. Apple advertises 10 hours of video playback and surfing of the web in both devices.

Storage and Pricing.

The 11 inch iPad Pro starts at $799 and has 128GB of storage. The 10.9 inch iPad Air starts at $599 and has 64GB of storage.

The 256GB model costs $749 and there is no 128GB ipad Air available. 

The 11 inch iPad Pro that is 256GB is $899. It also upgrades into the larger 12.9 inch screen . it is also very expensive with the model that starts at $ 999.

In comparison with iPad Pro, iPad Air is much more affordable but the condition is, you have to work with the 64GB storage. 

Many people choose iPad Air over the iPad Pro. It contains an A14 chip and it also offers many of the same features. It also has a touch ID for the touch ID fans. But, when it comes to the display, it actually lacks because it does not have the ProMotion, but it is ver faster, adorable and available in many better colors and all of them gives it an edge over the iPad Pro at that moment.

The iPad Pro still wins out because of its camera features, LiDAR scanner and ProMotion Display. 

Checkout our Article on iPhone 11 vs iPhone 11 Pro. let us know if you have any further query or comment regarding this topic. Looking forward to your reviews.

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