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iPad Air vs iPad Mini Retina: Which One Is Better For You?

 

When it comes to buying an iPad, with the arrival of the iPad Mini Retina, we have been presented with a complicated decision: iPad Air vs iPad Mini Retina: Which One Is Better For You?

Basically if we want to buy an Apple tablet, we will have to choose between two sizes: the full-size iPad (9.7 ″) and the iPad Mini (7.9 ″), which is smaller.

Currently, Apple sells 4 types of iPads included in these two categories: iPad Air, iPad with a 9.7 ″ retina screen; iPad Mini Retina, iPad Mini 7.9 ″.

It goes without saying that the iPad Air and the iPAd Mini Retina are the two models that are worth the most for performance, the other two models being a good entry point to the ecosystem of Apple tablets if we have resources.

What are the most popular iPad models? Without a doubt the iPad Air and the iPad Mini with Retina display… How can we decide on one or the other?

Let’s first look at its technical characteristics and prices:

iPad Air iPad mini Retina
Apple ipad air Apple iPad mini Retina
Storage capacity and price Wi-Fi

16 GB: 479 €
32 GB: 569 €
64 GB: 659 €
128 GB: 749 €

Wi-Fi + 4G

16 GB: 599 €
32 GB: 689 €
64 GB: 779 €
128 GB: 869 €
Wi-Fi

16 GB: 389 €
32 GB: 479 €
64 GB: 569 €
128 GB: 659 €

Wi-Fi + 4G

16 GB: 509 €
32 GB: 599 €
64 GB: 689 €
128 GB: 779 €
Screen Retina display

  • 9.7 ″ LED-backlit Multi-Touch display
  • 2048x1536px resolution at 264 dpi
Retina display

  • 7.9 ″ LED-backlit Multi-Touch display
  • 2048x 1536px resolution at 326 dpi
Dimensions and weight
  • 24 cm x 16,95 cm x 0,75 cm
  • Peso (Wi-Fi): 469 grams
  • Peso (Wi-Fi + 4G): 478 grams
  • 20 cm x 13,47 cm x 0,75 cm
  • Peso (Wi-Fi): 331 grams
  • Peso (Wi-Fi + 4G): 341 grams
Chip Chip A7 de 64 bits Chip A7 de 64 bits
Cameras

FaceTime HD camera

  • Photos of 1.2 Mpx
  • 720p HD video
  • Back lighting

ISight camera

  • Photos of 5 Mpx
  • Autofocus
  • Back lighting
  • Hybrid infrared filter
  • Fotos HDR

FaceTime HD camera

  • Photos of 1.2 Mpx
  • 720p HD video
  • Back lighting

ISight camera

  • Photos of 5 Mpx
  • Autofocus
  • Back lighting
  • Hybrid infrared filter
  • Fotos HDR
Video recording 1080p HD video recording 1080p HD video recording
Mobile and wireless networks

Wi-Fi

  • Wi-Fi (802.11a / b / g / n); dual band (2.4 and 5 GHz) and MIMO
  • Bluetooth 4.0

Wi-Fi + 4G

  • Wi-Fi (802.11a / b / g / n); dual band (2.4 and 5 GHz) and MIMO
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • GSM/EDGE, CDMA, UMTS/HSPA/DC-HSDPA

Wi-Fi

  • Wi-Fi (802.11a / b / g / n); dual band (2.4 and 5 GHz) and MIMO
  • Bluetooth 4.0

Wi-Fi + 4G

  • Wi-Fi (802.11a / b / g / n); dual band (2.4 and 5 GHz) and MIMO
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • GSM/EDGE, CDMA, UMTS/HSPA/DC-HSDPA
SIM card Nano SIM Nano SIM
Battery autonomy Up to 10 hours Up to 10 hours
Adapter and cable 12W USB power adapter with Lightning connector 10W USB Power Adapter with Lightning Connector

Difficult to decide? Yes. Its technical characteristics, except its size and weight, are the same… And the price? IPad Mini Retina models are cheaper than their iPad Air equivalents.

We will practically have to decide on one model or another depending on whether we want a tablet with a larger or smaller screen.

Are the models with the highest storage capacity worth buying? No. The price increase is substantial and we really have enough with 16GB.

Are models with coverage for telephone networks worth buying? No. They are only worth it if we have very specific needs. In principle, the WIFI network is more than enough.

Who is interested in buying the iPad Air?

This model, with the larger screen, is especially suitable for all those who are going to use the tablet at work, or who are dedicated to generating content (photographic retouching, design, video …).

Also for all those who love to play games and want to enjoy a bigger retina screen.

Apple iPad Air Wi-Fi 16GB

Who is interested in buying the iPad Mini Retina?

To all those who use the iPad for simple tasks such as consulting the internet, e-mail, Facebook, reading ebooks.

It doesn’t matter which iPad we choose. In both cases we will be able to enjoy all the applications of the App Store, and a screen with a spectacular resolution.

Apple iPad mini Retina 16GB Wi-Fi

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