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Apple iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G Review

June 21, 2012  by: Adi  Points: 12   Category: Gadgets  Earning $0.30   Views: 657

The second generation of Apple''''''''s venerable tablet - iPad 2 - improves on its predecessor in both design and hardware. The iconic tablet is now thinner even than the iPhone 4 at 0.34" (8.8mm), and weighs just 1.35 pounds (613 grams). Here is a short review about Apple iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G.

         

The second generation of Apple's venerable tablet - iPad 2 - improves on its predecessor in both design and hardware. The iconic tablet is now thinner even than the iPhone 4 at 0.34" (8.8mm), and weighs just 1.35 pounds (613 grams). The big changes on the inside is the 1 GHz dual-core Apple A5 chipset, which provides 2x the CPU and 9x the GPU performance of its predecessor. All that while keeping the same 10 hours of battery life. Dressed entirely in black or white this time, the iPad 2 also sports HDMI output via a separate cable, as well as rear and front-facing cams, plus a bunch of new cool accessories.



Body and Display:

The dimensions of the tablet are 241.2 x 185.7 x 8.8 mm. It weighs about 607 grams. The type of the touch screen is LED backlit IPS TFT capacitive touchscreen with 16M colours. In capacitive touchscreens, we can't use usual stylus. Capacitive touchscreens will work only if we touch using a conductor. Our body is a conductor. So we should use our fingers to work with capacitive touchscreen tablets. The screen size is 9.7 inches with approximately 132 ppi pixel density. The pixel density is very low when we compare with the new iPad. The screen resolution of the tablet is 768 x 1024 pixels. The touchscreen is protected by Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating.

It has multitouch feature also. Multitouch refers to the ability of a touch sensing surface to recognize the presence of two or more points of contact with the touch sensing surface. This is a tablet with no support for GSM voice communication.

Memory:

The tablet does not offer microSD card slot. The internal memory of the tablet is very good. It comes with 16GB/32GB/64GB internal memory. The user does not need extra memory card as the internal memory itself is very high. The user can store his favourite music, videos, movies etc with its 16GB/32GB/64GB internal storage itself. It also comes with 512MB Random Access Memory.

Features:

The tablet comes with iOS 4 Operating System. The Operating System can be upgraded to iOS 5.1. It also comes with 1 GHz Cortex-A9 Central Processing Unit. The processor is the main computing component of a phone or tablet and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some powerful smartphones or tablets use dual core and quad core processors. This phone uses dual core processor. The GPU is PowerVR SGX543MP2. The chipset is Apple A5. It has sensors like Accelerometer, gyro, and compass. It doesn’t have FM Radio.

GPS is also available with A-GPS support and GLONASS. The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a space-based satellite navigation system that provides location and time information in all weather, anywhere on or near the Earth, where there is an unobstructed line of sight to four or more GPS satellites.

The model is available in two colours – Black and White. It supports only MicroSIM card. It has key features like iCloud cloud service, Twitter integration, MP4/MP3/WAV/AAC player, Photo viewer/editor, Audio&video player/editor, iBooks PDF reader, Google Maps, TV-out etc.

Connectivity:

Apple iPad 2 utilizes both EDGE and GPRS technologies in order to connect to cellular networks. It is easy to get access to Internet through both Wi-Fi networks as well as HSPDA connections. It has the facility of Bluetooth connection and micro USB which help to connect with other hardware devices directly or indirectly.

Camera:

The tablet doesn't have a powerful camera. It comes with 0.7 Megapixel primary camera. The camera has the resolution of 960 x 720 pixels. The picture quality is not so good as the primary camera is only 0.7MP. The features of the camera include Touch focus, geo-tagging, face detection, video stabilization etc. The tablet has secondary camera on the front to make video calls. It is a VGA camera (0.3MP). VGA cameras are not suitable for video calling. The tablet records videos with the resolution of 720p and at the speed of 30fps.

Battery:

The tablet is powered by standard Li-Po 6930 mAh (25 Wh) battery. The stand by time provided by the battery is up to 720 hours. The talk time provided by the battery is up to 9 hours. The stand by time and talk time are good for a tablet like this.

Market Status:

This model was announced on March, 2011. It was released on March, 2011. It is available in Indian markets.

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