In September, Apple usually launches the new iPhone lineup but this year­ it wasn’t the same. After all it is 2020 and anything can happen in 2020. However, instead of launching new iPhone Apple announced their new fourth generation iPad Air and eighth gen iPad 10.2. However, these Apple iPads looks very similar at a glance, but there are many differences. So, among two of them iPad 10.2 is currently available in Nepal. Whereas iPad Air 4 will soon be seen in Nepalese market. So, this article is the specs comparison between these two iPads.

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Apple iPad Air 4 Vs Apple iPad 10.2 (2020)

 iPad 10.2 (2020)iPad Air 4
Size248.9 x 152.4 x 7.37 mm (9.8 x 6.8 x 0.29 inches)247.4 x 177.8 x 6.09 mm (9.74 x 7 x 0.24 inches)
Weight489.9 grams453.6 grams (1 pound)
Screen size10.2-inch Retina LCD10.9-inch Liquid Retina LCD
Screen resolution2160 x 1620 pixels (264 ppi)2360 x 1640 pixels (264 ppi)
Operating systemiPadOS 14iPadOS 14
Storage32GB, 128GB64GB, 256GB
MicroSD card slotNoNo
ProcessorApple A12 BionicApple A14 Bionic
RAM3GB4GB
Camera8 MP rear, 1.2MP front12MP rear, 7MP front
Video1080p at 30 fps, 720p at 120 fps4K at 24, 30, 60 fps, 1080p at 30, 60, 120, 240 fps
Bluetooth versionv4.2Bluetooth v5.0
PortsLightning cableUSB-C
Fingerprint sensorYesYes
Battery10 hours on Wi-Fi, 9 hours on cellular10 hours on Wi-Fi, 9 hours on cellular
ColorsSilver, Space Gray, goldSilver, Space Gray, rose gold, green, Sky Blue
Apple iPad Air 4 Vs Apple iPad 10.2 (2020): Specs Comparison

Apple iPad Air 4 and iPad 10.2 2020 Overview

Design

While the two iPads may look very similar, iPad Air 4 has a narrow bezels around the display making it more elegant and futuristic. So, if you need the iPad with modern design, you know which to choose. Moving on to dimension, the Air 4 is slightly shorter, wider, and thinner (9.74 x 7 x 0.24 inches to 9.8 x 6.8 x 0.29 inches). Similarly, it weighs lighter also (458g to 490g).

Display

The Air 4 comes with gorgeous Liquid Retina IPS LCD panel with 2360 x 1640 resolution. Also, it has wider display, 500nits of brightness, wider color gamut as well as the True Tone technology and full lamination. However, iPad 10.2 omens with slightly smaller screen and lacks fully laminated display and anti-reflective coating as well as better color accuracy. Therefore, to get the best of multimedia consumption, IPad Air 4 is ideal.

Also Check: Apple iPhone 12 Launched in Nepal!

Performance

The iPad Air 4 has the latest A14 Bionic chip. It is the most powerful chipset seen o tablet launched by Apple till date. Moreover, it is the first 5nm chip from Apple which offers significant upgrade to processing power with 11.8 billion transistors.  In addition, this SoC brings 40% performance boast and 30% increase in graphics processing over the A13 chip. Consequently, the neural engine tech is twice as fast as the A13 chip. But the iPad 10.2 is driven by Apple A12 Bionic. Similarly, both the iPads hips with iPad OS 14.

Here, if you want a fast iPad that can handle a variety of functions at once then Air 4 is the clear winner. However, the iPad 10.2(2020) still has enough power for everyday tasks and games.

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Camera

The iPad Air 4 packs the same 12MP camera sensor that can be seen in the latest iPhones. Also, the camera can be used for computational photography and offers 4k videos at 60fps. Whereas, the iPad 10.2 (2020) comes with an 8MP camera lens. Similarly, Air 4 has a much better selfie camera (8MP vs 1.2MP) which is going to be important if you make a lot of video calls.

Battery

Certainly, bigger screen and powerful processor generally mean more battery consumption. However, Apple has managed to keep the expected battery performance same between these two iPads. According to Apple, both the iPads last up to 10 hours of average web activity/watching video on Wi-Fi. Likewise, if you switch to cellular data network the battery life drops to 9 hours.

Also Check: 5G in Nepal very soon!

Apple iPad 10.2 and Air Price in Nepal

The starting price of IPad Air 4 in Nepal is Rs 95,000 whereas the iPad 10.2(2020) starts with Rs 58,000. Here, iPad Air 4 offers significant upgrades in every aspect but it is way more expensive. Subsequently, its probably going to be hard to decide between these two iPads as with Rs 37,000 price difference.

ipad air 4 vs ipad 10.2 comparison

Overall, the iPad Air 4 is far better choice for professionals but iPad 10.2 2020 remains as a strong choice to those who want a reliable tablet with lower price tag.

iPad 10.2 2020 ModelPrice in NepaliPad Air 4 2020 ModelPrice in Nepal
Apple iPad 10.2 (2020): 32GB, Wi-FiRs. 58,000Apple iPad Air 2020: 64 GB, Wi-FiRs. 95,000
Apple iPad 10.2 (2020): 32GB, Wi-Fi + CellularN/AApple iPad Air 2020: 64 GB, Wi-Fi + CellularRs. 1,15,000
Apple iPad 10.2 (2020): 128GB, Wi-FiRs 69,000Apple iPad Air 2020: 256 GB, Wi-FiRs. 1,19,000
Apple iPad 10.2 (2020): 128GB, Wi-Fi + CellularRs 88,000Apple iPad Air 2020: 256 GB, Wi-Fi + CellularRs. 1,38,000

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