Phone Comparison - Apple iPad 3 Wi-Fi + 4G vs Apple iPad Air

Apple iPad 3 Wi-Fi + 4G
apple ipad 3 wi-fi + 4g
Apple iPad Air
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general General Info

Manufacturer Apple Apple
Announced March 2012 October 2013
Status Available - March 2012 Available - November 2013
Colors Black, White Space Gray, Silver
Form Factor Candybar Candybar
Dimension 241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm
(9.5 x 7.31 x 0.37 in)
240 x 169.5 x 7.5 mm
(9.45 x 6.67 x 0.3 in)
Weight 662 g (23.35 oz) 469 g / 478 g (16.54 oz / 16.86 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 for AT&T
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO for Verizon
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 for AT&T HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE 700 MHz Class 17 / 2100 for AT&T LTE- all models
Messaging , Push Mail, EMail, IM , Push Mail, EMail, IM

hardware Hardware and OS

OS iOS 5 iOS 7.0.2
Processor Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9, Apple A5X [Similar] Dual-core 1.3 GHz Cyclone (ARM v8-based), Apple A7 [Similar]
GPU PowerVR SGX543MP4 [Similar] PowerVR G6430 (quad-core graphics) [Similar]
RAM N/A N/A
Internal Memory 16/32/64 GB storage 16/32/64/128 GB storage
External Memory No No

display Display

Type LED-backlit IPS TFT, capacitive touchscreen LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 9.7 inches [Similar] 9.7 inches [Similar]
Resolution 1536 x 2048 pixels (264 ppi) 1536 x 2048 pixels (264 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 65.01% 71.58%
Multi-Touch yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes
Radio No No
Games Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels [Similar] 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels [Similar]
Flash No No
Features Auto focus, Touch Focus, Geo-tagging, HDR, Face Detection Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, HDR
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps, video stabilization Yes, 1080p@30fps, video stabilization
Front Camera Yes, VGA [Similar] Yes, 1.2 MP, 720p@30fps, face detection, [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Yes Yes
Edge Yes Yes
3G HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, LTE, 73 Mbps; Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, LTE, 100 Mbps; EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, EDR Yes, v4.0 with A2DP
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, v2.0 Yes, v2.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Browser HTML (Safari) HTML (Safari)

memory User Memory

Internal 16/32/64 GB storage 16/32/64/128 GB storage
Expandable Storage No No

Apps Sensors

Fingerprint fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported
Proximity Sensor proximity sensor not present proximity sensor not present
Accelerometer Sensor accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present
NFC NFC not supported NFC not supported

battery Battery

Type Standard battery, Li-Po Non-removable Li-Po battery (32.4 Wh)
Capacity 42.5 Wh -
Stand by Up to 720 h -
Talk Time Up to 10 h Up to 10 h (multimedia)