Apple iPad 9.7-inch (2018)

Apple iPad 9.7-inch (2018)
$153.70
Brand: Apple
Category: iPad
  • Display: 9.7 inches, 1536 x 2048 pixels
  • Chipset: Apple A10 Fusion
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • OS: iOS 11.3
  • Battery: 8827 mAh
  • Released Date: 27-03-2018

Specifications

General

Device Type Tablet
Model iPad 9.7 (2018)
Released March, 2018
Status Available

Display

Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) IPS LCD
Size 9.7 inches
Resolution 1536 x 2048 pixels, 4:3 ratio
Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality. ~264 ppi
Features IPS LCD, Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor

Design

Dimensions 240 x 169.5 x 7.5 mm
Weight 469 g (Wi-Fi) / 478 g (LTE) (1.05 lb)
Protection Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating
Colors Silver, Gold, Space Gray

Platform

Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. iOS 11.3, upgradable to iPadOS 17.2
SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. Nano-SIM and eSIM

Hardware

Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. Apple A10 Fusion (16 nm)
CPU Quad-core 2.34 GHz
GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. PowerVR Series7XT Plus
RAM RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 2 GB
Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored. 32GB 2GB RAM, 128GB 2GB RAM
Memory Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. No
Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, compass, barometer
3.5mm jack Yes
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
Audio Technology Stereo speakers

Battery

Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. 8827 mAh
Battery Life Up to 10 hours
Charging Lightning, USB 2.0

Camera

Rear Camera Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality. 8 MP
Front Camera 1.2 MP
Image 3264 x 2448 Pixels
Video 1080p@30fps
Camera Features HDR, Time-lapse video
Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration) No

Connectivity

Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. 4.2
Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
USB Lightning, USB 2.0
GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky. Yes, with GPS, GLONASS
NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
Wireless Charging Wireless Charging (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device. No

Reviews

User Reviews 1 User Reviews I found A10 processor makes it quite fast and should keep it running well for years. The display, while not as advanced as the iPad Pro's, works very well with the Apple Pencil for drawing. I was also impressed by its Geekbench scores, which were close to the iPad Pro despite the price difference.
- EverythingApplePro E A P
User Reviews 2 I think Apple did the bare minimum with improvements, but that's understandable given it already dominates the tablet market. While not perfect, I believe for most people this is clearly the tablet to get if you want to spend under $500.
- The Verge
User Reviews 3 I found the 2018 iPad provides excellent value and performance. The tablet keeps the same durable design as last year's model while upgrading to a faster A10 chip. This allows the iPad to handle demanding apps and games without issue.
- Engadget
Tabletmonkeys Reviews Tabletmonkeys Reviews Pros:
- Fast A10 processor, Geekbench scores close to iPad Pro
- Good display that works well with Apple Pencil
- Long battery life exceeding Apple's estimate
Cons:
- Lacks 120Hz ProMotion display iPad Pro has
- Only 2 speakers vs 4 speakers on iPad Pro
- Older 1st gen Touch ID, not 2nd gen like iPad Pro

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our dedicated team and users.

8.5
  • Performance 9 / 10
  • Display 8 / 10
  • Battery 9 / 10
  • Design 8 / 10

Apple has refreshed its entry-level 9.7-inch iPad for 2018, and the new model delivers strong performance and functionality.

The tablet retains the same durable, iconic design as previous generations, but upgrades to a zippy A10 Fusion processor. 

Testing shows the speedy chip handles demanding apps and games smoothly. The iPad also outlasts Apple’s 10-hour battery life estimate during video playback.

While the display is not cutting-edge like the iPad Pro’s, it nicely complements the Apple Pencil. The screen reproduces the Pencil’s strokes accurately for drawing and writing.

The iPad supports augmented reality (AR) apps and games. And it now works with Apple’s cheap Logan keyboard case, boosting productivity.

Overall the new iPad offers a compelling blend of good performance, long battery life, iOS support, and Apple ecosystem integration at an affordable price.

The iPad is not perfect and falls short of the iPad Pro in display tech, speakers and quick charging. But it does about 80% of what the Pro does for 60% less money. 

For budget-minded consumers, it hits a sweet spot combining great performance with value.

Apple’s 2018 iPad 9.7-inch tablet delivers a lot of punch for the price. It handles games and apps speedily while also supporting the Apple Pencil. Battery life is strong at 10+ hours

For most people seeking an affordable big-screen iPad, this one is an easy call. It is the budget tablet to beat.

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