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The best iPad and the closest you can get to a Pro, but cheaper and nearly as efficient. 5 stars!
31 May 2019
iPad Air 3 (2019) Review:
I've been using this iPad for over a month now, and so I guess I can give y'all a review with experience.
Before buying the iPad Air 2019, I did a lot of research on which iPad to buy. By the end, I was confused between 3 of them: the 2018 iPad 6th Gen., the iPad Pro 11" 2018, and the iPad Air 2019. (The iPad mini 5 was never an option since I wanted an iPad precisely for the bigger screen)
The iPad Air 3 trumps over a lot of features of the iPad 6th Gen.: (Druing comparison, iPad Air 3 features will be listed first followed by features of iPad 6th Gen 2018)
Screen Size and Screen to Body ratio: 10.5" (BS ratio ~78.3%) vs 9.7" (BS ratio ~71.6%)
Display: The iPad Air has a slightly better resolution, and has a True Tone Display with a DCI-P3 color gamut.
Weight: 456g vs 469g (iPad Air is lighter)
Chipset: A12 Bionic (which is the same as on iPhone XS) vs A10 Fusion (which is a little old and a lot slower than A12 Bionic in my opinion)
CPU: Hexa core vs Quad core
RAM: 3GB vs 2GB
Internal storage options: 64/256GB vs 32/128GB
Front (Selfie) Camera: 7MP front vs 1.2MP, with iPad Air having a support for 1080p video @30fps, while iPad 9.7 only has 720p@30fps.
Rear (Primary) Camera: both have 8MP cameras.
Bluetooth version: 5.0 vs 4.2
Battery life: Both have a similar battery life, with Apple claiming you get upto 10 hours/day with standard usage.
So, the iPad Air is better than the iPad 6th Gen. in a lot of domains, yet falls behind in comparison to the iPad Pro 2018, which is the BEST iPad ever, but at the same time, pretty costly in India (base version ~₹71k, in comparison to ~₹45k for iPad Air 3)
Sure, the camera, the graphics, the design, the display, the processor, the RAM, the speakers, and the refresh rate is better in the iPad Pro, but it's not what I require.
The iPad Pro 2018 is an amazing device, and is well suited for photographers who use an iPad for photography/editing, or for graphic designers or coders.
For an average person who wants the iPad for basic functions like handling documents, watching movies/TV shows, keeping a check on e-mails, listening to music, academic reasons, and playing decent games (PUBG and Asphalt 9 work blazingly fast and have excellent graphics on the iPad Air too), the iPad Air is more than enough at around half the price.
It's like Apple says, the best device that's almost as good as a pro, but cheaper.
If you're looking to buy an iPad for academic/daily utilities, don't look further than the iPad Air 2019. It's the latest tech, and won't disappoint you.