Chupacabra, 14 Nov 2013I'll pass for now until Apple decide not to cheapen out on DRAM and include more than 1GB. Al... moreIf you read the news you will know that Vodafone said that it was not an iPad Air and it was an iPad 3 or 4.Even if they didn't tell the truth,one burning doesn't mean that other iPad Airs will burn too.
I'll pass for now until Apple decide not to cheapen out on DRAM and include more than 1GB. Also, give them time to work out the initial issues like the one that caught on fire. I don't want to risk burning down my house.
duel, 13 Nov 2013Yes it is, it feels very different in hands than older iPads.I saw one today.
You can argue until you're blue in the face about Apple's specs not being groundbreaking, but there's no denying that good at fitting the technology into thin, sexy chassis.
james79, 13 Nov 2013Seriously - is this only 7.5mm thick? Tablets - or should I say ipads are getting more attractive!Yes it is, it feels very different in hands than older iPads.
Seriously - is this only 7.5mm thick? Tablets - or should I say ipads are getting more attractive!
i love surface pro 2 its so powerfull in tablets ! but its so expensive:-< so air is better when i cant buy surface
Why do people here hate Apple so much?? If you don't like their products Don't buy them! Why hate?
xuixui, 12 Nov 2013You don't need to use it. Zero seconds. For me, honestly I wouldn't use it. There is no securi... moreAlmost half of the smartphone people doesnt use anykind of passcode, and there is where touch id hits, all of those iPhone users and most passcode users also start using touch id.
And its easy to see you dont own iPhone 5S, you wouldnt say that if you do :) because there isnt reason to not use touch id. When you try the touch id it feel so natural that you want to use it, just like this guy above you said, you know he actually own the phone...
xuixui, 12 Nov 2013You don't need to use it. Zero seconds. For me, honestly I wouldn't use it. There is no securi... moreBig words, but all nonsense.
The fingerprint sensor on the iPhone is the best hardware feature to come along on mobile phones in the last few years.
I use it all the time and Apple wins big on this one.
Duel, 11 Nov 2013"Touch ID is another gimmic like face recognition on android 4.0+ and rarely 2% android u... moreYou don't need to use it. Zero seconds. For me, honestly I wouldn't use it. There is no security, that's why nobody use it since 1995. It's old technology.
it is wrong to think/ say ipad mini is threat to ipad.. sucess of iphone 5s over 5c has proved it... kindly stop saying ipad mini2 will eat into/ kill ipad air..
Fear, 09 Nov 2013It is safe say a7chip is the fastest atm.As many may dont know note 3 is the king of benchmark... moreThe benchmarks of a7 are largely due to the smoothness of ios benchmark apps which is totally injustice for cross platforms. The A7 is no match to the raw power of snapdragon 800.
Anonymous, 09 Nov 2013It's better than Note 10.1 in benchmarks and battery life tests.Thats bcoz gsmarena tested the exynos version of note 10.1 not the monster of speed snapdragon 800.
Raj, 09 Nov 2013Excellent non biased review as always GSMArena!Yeah non biased always except in sony reviews. Still no update on camera improvement in the review of Z1
danishdhanshe, 11 Nov 2013Since everyone is passing their reviews, I thought I would too
It is really nice to see app... more"Touch ID is another gimmic like face recognition on android 4.0+ and rarely 2% android users use it mainly for show off"
Clearly you dont own the iPhone 5S, touch id is great feature and people start to use it very naturally because its so well done and well placed.
Its also faster to open your phone with touch id than even open your phone without password, so you wanna use it. I think most of iPhone 5S users use it.
Normal way to open your phone, push home button then swipe unlock.
Touch id, push the home button for one second and you are in home screen.
You shouldnt compare it to with crap like face recognition.
Since everyone is passing their reviews, I thought I would too
It is really nice to see apple come near the retina display for its tablets (retina value for tabs is more than 300ppi-http://mostly-tech.com/2013/11/08/debunking-the-retina-display-myth/)
People complaining about sound quality/loudness on any nexus tablet can be fixed (it's between Google and apple) either by poweramp or even better by using viper4android if your headphones really are good enough (its sound quality is too good for cheap headphones)
Its performance is insane, any apple pad gives insane performance which is too good for a tablet! When compared to a nexus, even that does give really nice performance but fails to give iOS fluidity
I would never touch a camera on a tablet so I will not write about it!
Touch ID is another gimmic like face recognition on android 4.0+ and rarely 2% android users use it mainly for show off
Both iPad and nexus 10 run on dual core
IPad air has a 64 bit processor which is another gimmick according to me. What really did count was the new architecture they used that gave them superior performance. However if they would properly make those armv8 processors, the battery would be simply outstanding. Nexus 10 runs 2 cortex15 cores that are known for performance. However nexus 10 is almost a year old now so it wouldn't be fair to compare in terms of processing power
Now comes the main question of iOS or android? It depends! If you have really put a lot of money on apps and games on iOS, DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY! Keep using your old iPad until it crumbles. If you have not invested much, I would suggest them to try android. Android may not be able to give iOS fluidity widgets and the way you can personalize your tablet surely is interesting! Coming from iPad to nexus 10 gave me more icons in my app drawer and even useful widgets like a big clock on my main page, YouTube subscriptions on the next, email on the right etc(even android is fluid but not smooth enough!)
Now the final thing is, if you have the cash and have really invested a lot into the apple ecosystem, I suggest the new iPad
For those who want the best of googles software and want to use their tablet and not get used by it, I recommend nexus 10 (second gen coming soon)
For those who want the iPad but cannot afford it and start disgracing it for it to be too damn costly, shut the f*ck up!