Apple iPad Air (2020)

Apple iPad Air (2020)
$599.00
Brand: Apple
Category: iPad
  • Display: 10.9 inches, 1640 x 2360 pixels
  • Chipset: Apple A14 Bionic (5 nm)
  • RAM: 4GB
  • OS: iPadOS
  • Battery: Li-Po, 28.6 Wh
  • Released Date: 23-10-2020

Specifications

General

Device Type Tablet
Model Apple iPad Air (2020)
Released October, 2020
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) Liquid Retina IPS LCD
Size 10.9 inches
Resolution 1640 x 2360 pixels
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 True-tone, Wide color gamut, 500 nits typical brightness

Design

Dimensions 247.6 x 178.5 x 6.1 mm
Weight 458 grams (Wi-Fi) / 460 grams (3G/LTE)
Protection Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating
Colors Space Gray, Silver, Rose Gold, Green, Sky Blue

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. iPadOS
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 A14 Bionic (5 nm)
CPU Hexa-core (2x3.0 GHz Firestorm + 4x1.8 GHz Icestorm)
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. Apple GPU (4-core graphics)
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. 4GB
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. 64GB/256GB
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 (top-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, compass, barometer
3.5mm jack No
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
Audio Technology Multiple 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. Li-Po, 28.6 Wh
Battery Life 10 hours
Charging USB Type-C, magnetic connector

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. 12 MP
Front Camera 7 MP
Video 4K@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps; gyro-EIS
Camera Features HDR
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. 5.0
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/6, dual-band, hotspot
USB USB Type-C, magnetic connector
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 A-GPS, GLONASS (LTE model only)
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 find the iPad Air offers a premium computing experience. With a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina Display and 64GB storage, it outshines the base model iPad, providing a more enjoyable user experience.
- The Verge
User Reviews 2 I appreciate the inclusion of Touch ID in the power button, ensuring secure and swift unlocking. The single 12-megapixel wide-angle camera performs well, capturing decent photos and videos. The 7-megapixel front camera excels in HDR and low-light conditions, enhancing video calls.
- GadgetMatch
User Reviews 3 I've been thoroughly impressed with the iPad Air's design. The device feels remarkably light and thin, and the 10.9-inch retina display is a significant upgrade. The reduction of bezels and the absence of a home button contribute to a sleek and modern look.
- 6 Months Later
Tabletmonkeys Reviews Tabletmonkeys Reviews Pros:
- High resolution (1640 x 2360 pixels) with a pixel density of 264 PPI.
- Powered by the A14 Bionic chip, offering excellent performance.
- USB-C port adds versatility for connecting to various peripherals
Cons:
- Limited storage options with 64GB and 256GB variants.
- Absence of a 3.5mm headphone jack.
- Higher cost for accessories such as the Magic Keyboard and Apple Pencil.

Our Rating

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

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

The Apple iPad Air (2020) stands as a notable contender in the tablet landscape, combining elegance, performance, and adaptability. Unveiled on October 23, 2020, this sleek tablet has left an indelible mark with its premium features.

Design and Build

Mirroring the iPad Pro’s sophistication, the iPad Air boasts rounded edges and a slender profile. Crafted from aluminum, it not only exudes a premium feel but also accommodates iPad Pro accessories like the Smart Keyboard Folio and Magic Keyboard.

Display

The 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display steals the spotlight with a sharp resolution of 1640 x 2360 pixels. True Tone technology and an anti-reflective coating enhance visual quality, providing vibrant colors and excellent viewing angles.

Performance

Fueling the iPad Air is the potent A14 Bionic chip, ensuring seamless multitasking and handling of demanding applications. The inclusion of a USB-C port adds versatility for connecting various peripherals.

Biometrics

A notable feature is the inclusion of Touch ID in the power button, offering secure and convenient device unlocking.

Versatility

Embracing versatility, the iPad Air supports a range of peripherals through its USB-C port, while also being compatible with Apple Pencil 2 and the Magic Keyboard.

Operating System

Running on iPadOS 14, the iPad Air delivers an intuitive user experience with features like split-screen multitasking and quick access to widgets.

Camera System

Despite a singular 12MP main camera, the iPad Air excels with HDR and 4K video recording capabilities. The 7MP front camera is adept at video calls, boasting HDR support.

In conclusion, the Apple iPad Air (2020) emerges as a compelling choice in the tablet market, offering a blend of premium design, powerful performance, and compatibility with diverse accessories. While some limitations exist, the iPad Air’s overall package cements its position as a frontrunner in the mid-range tablet segment.

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