Phone Comparison - Apple iPad Air vs Xiaomi Mi Pad 7.9 vs Apple iPad Air 2

general General Info

Manufacturer Apple Xiaomi Apple
Announced October 2013 March 2014 October 2014
Status Available - November 2013 Available - June 2014 Available - October 2014
Price - - Rs. 30,150 ($443.38) [Similarly Priced]
Colors Space Gray, Silver Blue, Green, Yellow, Pink, White, Gray Space Gray, Silver, Gold
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 240 x 169.5 x 7.5 mm
(9.45 x 6.67 x 0.3 in)
202 x 135.4 x 8.5 mm
(7.95 x 5.33 x 0.33 in)
240 x 169.5 x 6.1 mm
(9.45 x 6.67 x 0.24 in)
Weight 469 g / 478 g (16.54 oz / 16.86 oz) 360 g (12.7 oz) 437 g / 444 g (15.41 oz / 15.66 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
No GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 No HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE- all models - LTE
Messaging , Push Mail, EMail, IM , EMail, IM , Push Mail, EMail, IM
Build Features - - - Fingerprint sensor (Touch ID)

hardware Hardware and OS

OS iOS 7.0.2 Android OS, v4.4 (KitKat) iOS 8.1
Processor Dual-core 1.3 GHz Cyclone (ARM v8-based), Apple A7 Quad-core 2.2 GHz Cortex-A15, Nvidia Tegra K1 Dual-core 1.3 GHz Cyclone (ARM v8-based), Apple A8X
GPU PowerVR G6430 (quad-core graphics) ULP GeForce Kepler (192 cores) PowerVR G6430 (quad-core graphics)
RAM N/A 2 GB 1 GB
Internal Memory 16/32/64/128 GB storage 16/64 GB 16/64/128 GB
External Memory No microSD, up to 128 GB No

display Display

Type LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 9.7 inches 7.9 inches 9.7 inches
Resolution 1536 x 2048 pixels (264 ppi) 1536 x 2048 pixels (324 ppi) 1536 x 2048 pixels (264 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 71.58% 70.69% 71.58%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

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

camera Camera

Rear Camera 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels 5 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels
Flash No No No
Features Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, HDR - Auto focus, 1.12┬Ám Pixel Size, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face/smile Detection, HDR (photo/panorama)
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps, video stabilization 1080p 1080p@30fps
Front Camera Yes, 1.2 MP, 720p@30fps, face detection, [Similar] 5 MP [Similar] 1.2 MP, 720p@30fps, face detection, Face [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Yes No Yes
Edge Yes No Yes
3G DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, LTE, 100 Mbps; EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps No DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, LTE, 150 Mbps; EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP v4.0 v4.0, A2DP, EDR
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, v2.0 microUSB v2.0, USB On-the-go v2.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS No Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
Browser HTML (Safari) HTML5 HTML5 (Safari)

memory User Memory

Internal 16/32/64/128 GB storage 16/64 GB, 2 GB RAM 16/64/128 GB, 1 GB RAM DDR3
Expandable Storage No microSD, up to 128 GB No
USB OTG - Supported -

Apps Sensors

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

battery Battery

Type Non-removable Li-Po battery (32.4 Wh) Li-Po Battery Non-removable Li-Po Battery (32.4 Wh)
Capacity - 6700 mAh 8600 mAh
Stand by - - -
Talk Time Up to 10 h (multimedia) Up to 11 h (multimedia) Up to 10 h (multimedia)