Decided to buy an Apple iPad or planning to buy one? Do compare Apple iPad models to pick the right one for you as they all solve the same purpose. But to suit to every consumer’s need, there are different iPads. For those who love compact and lightweight, the iPad mini 3 and its variants cater to various needs. For folks who never learnt to compromise, the Apple iPad Air 2 series offers the best (from design & hardware to OS and Camera). For those who want the best in class display quality but at a little lesser price, then iPad Mini 2 (also known as iPad with Retina display) is the answer. Below is the full ipad comparison chart to help you make a well informed decision.

Note: You can also use the below comparison table to do specs comparison of Apple iPad Mini vs iPad Mini 2, iPad Air vs iPad Air 2 and so on.

FeaturesiPad AiriPad Air 2iPad MiniiPad Mini 2iPad Mini 3
General Features
Processor/Chip1.4 Ghz 64-bit Apple A71.5 Ghz Tri-Core 64-bit Apple A8X1 Ghz Dual-Core Apple A51.29 Ghz 64-bit Apple A71.29 Ghz 64-bit Apple A7
Motion Co-Processor:M7M7NoneM7M7
Storage16, 32, 64, 128 GB16, 64, 128 GB16, 32, 64 GB16, 32, 64 GB16, 64, 128 GB
RAM1 GB2 GB512 MB512 MB1 GB
Color OptionsGrey, White/SilverGold, Silver, Space GreyBlack, White/SilverGrey, White/SilverGold, Silver, Space Grey
Touch ID:NoYesNoNoYes
SIRI SupportYesYesYesYesYes
Display:
Size & Type9.7-inch IPS LED-backlit9.7-inch IPS LED-backlit7.9-inch IPS LED-backlit7.9-inch IPS LED-backlit7.9-inch IPS LED-backlit
Retina DisplayYesYesNoYesYes
Resolution2048×15362048×15361024×7682048×15362048×1536
Pixel Density264 ppi264 ppi163 ppi326 ppi326 ppi
GraphicsPowerVR G6430PowerVR GX6650PowerVR SGX543MP2PowerVR SGX543MP2PowerVR G6430
Camera & Video
Rear Camera:iSight 5 MPiSight 8 MPiSight 5 MPiSight 5 MPiSight 5 MP
Front Camera:1.2 MP1.2 MP1.2 MP1.2 MP1.2 MP
FaceTime HDFaceTime HDFaceTime HDFaceTime HDFaceTime HD
Camera Features:Autofocus, Face detection, Hybrid IR filter, f/2.4 aperture, HDR, Panorama, Burst Mode, 1080p video (rear), 720p video (front)Autofocus, Face detection, Hybrid IR filter, f/2.4 aperture, HDR, Panorama, 1080p video (rear), 720p video (front)Autofocus, Face detection, Hybrid IR filter, f/2.4 aperture, HDR, Panorama, 1080p video (rear), 720p video (front)Autofocus, Face detection, Hybrid IR filter, f/2.4 aperture, HDR, Panorama, 1080p video (rear), 720p video (front)Autofocus, Face detection, Hybrid IR filter, f/2.4 aperture, HDR, 1080p video (rear), 720p video (front)
Network & Connectivity
Data Rate:4G LTE4G LTE4G LTE4G LTE4G LTE
Wi-Fi:802.11 a/b/g/n802.11 a/b/g/n/ac802.11 a/b/g/n802.11 a/b/g/n802.11 a/b/g/n
Wi-Fi + CellularYesYesYesYesYes
MIMO:YesYesNoYesYes
Bluetooth:44444
Sensors
Accelerometer:YesYesYesYesYes
Gyroscope:YesYesYesYesYes
Barometer:NoYesNoNoNo
Compass:YesYesYesYesYes
GPS:4G Version Only4G Version Only4G Version Only4G Version Only4G Version Only
Weight
Weight (Wi-Fi):469 g437 g308 g331 g331 g
Weight (Wi-Fi + Cellular):478 g444 g312 g341 g341 g