Looking to buy an iPad and wondering whether to buy an iPad or iPad Pro? Here is our iPad vs iPad Pro comparison that should help you make the right decision.
iPad vs iPad Pro Comparison
To start with, you can take a look at iPad vs iPad Pro specs comparison in an easy to follow tabular format. This should allow you to clearly see the similarities and the major differences between the two models.
|Size (L x W)||9.45″ x 6.67″ inches||9.87 x 6.85 inches|
|Thickness||0.29 inches||0.24 inches|
|Weight||469 ~ 478 grams||469 grams|
|Screen size||9.7 inches||10.5 & 12.9″ inches|
|Resolution||2048 x 1536, 264 ppi||2224 x 1668, 264 ppi|
|Processor||2.34 GHZ, Quad Core||2.38 GHZ, Six Cores|
|RAM||2 GB||4 GB|
|Storage||32, 128 GB||64, 256, 512 GB|
|Battery Life||10 hours||10 hours|
|Camera Front||1.2MP, 720p||1.2MP, 720 p|
|Camera Rear||8MP, 1080p||12MP, 1080p|
|Network||2.4 & 5 GHZ WiFi||2.4 & 5 GHZ WiFi|
|Price||From $329||From $649|
As you can see from above, iPad Pro is almost twice more expensive than iPad and most users would be wanting to take a look at iPad vs iPad Mini comparison, before making a buy decision.
Apparently, iPad Pro has been designed for business and professional use, while iPad is meant for average consumers.
Processor & RAM
- iPad – 2.34 GHZ Quad Core, 2 GB RAM
- iPad Pro – 2.38 GHZ Six Core, 4 GB RAM
iPad comes with Apple’s A10 processor which is rated to run up to 2.34 GHZ speed. In comparison iPad Pro is equipped with a A10x processor which is a variant of the A10 processor.
iPad Pro is equipped with 4 GB RAM, which will allow it to handle multitasking, video editing and other RAM intensive processes in a better way, compared to iPad.
- iPad – 9.7 ” – 2048 x 1536, 264 ppi
- iPad Pro – 10.5″ – 2224 x 1668, 264 ppi
As you can see from above, both iPad and iPad Mini have the similar Retina display which exceeds HD quality.
While the display on both models of iPad is coated with Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating, the display on iPad Pro is also coated with an Antireflective coating.
- iPad – 32.4 Watt-hour
- iPad Pro – 30.4 Watt-hour
Both iPad and iPad Pro have similar sized rechargeable Lithium ion batteries. Although, the battery on iPad is a little bigger than that on iPad Pro, there is practically not much difference in battery life.
According to Apple, the practical battery life on both iPad and iPad Pro is 10 hours on a single full charge.
- iPad – 32, 128 GB
- iPad Pro – 64, 264, 512 GB
iPad is available in 32 and 128 GB versions, while iPad Pro is available in 64, 264 and even 512 GB storage.
- iPad – 8MP, f/2.4, 1080 HD Video
- iPad Pro – 12 MP, f/1.8, 4k HD Video
Going by above specs, the rear-facing camera on iPad Pro (f/1.8) should be able to capture more detail and perform better in low light conditions.
The 8MP Camera on iPad records videos in 1080p HD quality, while the camera on iPad Pro is capable for recording 4k HD quality videos.
Other features supported by the camera on iPad Pro are Optical image stabilization, live photos with stabilization and Auto HDR for photos.
Both iPad and iPad Pro support Apple Pencil and can be equipped with Smart/Bluetooth keyboards and clearly there are not many features that can differentiate the two models of iPad.
In general, it can be concluded that iPad Pro due to its A10X processor and 4 GB RAM should be able to do things a little faster, compared to iPad.