Apple iPad Air vs. iPad Mini 2 Specs and Price Comparison in Australia

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By Sachin Trivedi | December 13, 2013 4:21 PM EST

For readers who are considering buying the Apple iPad Air or the iPad Mini 2, also called iPad Mini with retina display, here is a specs and price comparison between the two devices in Australia. The comparison could help readers make an informed decision.

Display and Design

The iPad Air comes with a 9.7 inch LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, rendering 1536 x 2048 pixels resolution. The iPad Mini 2 comes with a 7.9 inch LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, rendering 1536 x 2048 pixels resolution.

The iPad Air comes with 240 x 169.5 x 7.5 mm dimensions and weighs 469 grams. The iPad Mini 2 comes with 200 x 134.7 x 7.5 mm dimensions and is comparatively lighter, weighing 331 grams.

Hardware and Operating System

The iPad Air is equipped with a 1.3 GHz dual core cyclone processor and Apple A7 chipset. It comes in 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB internal memory variants and no Micro SD slot for additional memory.

The iPad Mini 2 is also equipped with a 1.3 GHz dual core cyclone processor and Apple A7 chipset. It comes in 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB internal memory variants and no Micro SD slot for additional memory.

Both the devices run on the iOS platform and come loaded with the iOS 7.0.4 operating system. Both the devices have 1 GB of RAM.

Camera

Both the devices sport a 5 Mp primary camera with features like autofocus, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection and HDR. The secondary camera on both the devices is 1.2 MP.

Battery

The iPad Air comes with a non-removable 32.4 Wh Li-Po 8,820 battery whereas the iPad Mini comes with a non-removable 23.8 Wh Li-Po battery.

Price in Australia

The iPad Air 16 GB variant is priced at around AU $589.95, the 32 GB variant is priced at around AU $709.95, the 64 GB variant is priced at around AU $819.95 and the 128 GB variant is priced at around AU $929.95 in Australia.

The iPad Mini 2 16 GB variant is price at around AU $489.95, the 32 GB variant is priced at around AU $629.95, the 64 GB variant is priced at around AU $749.95 and the 128 GB variant is priced at around AU $849.95 in Australia.

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