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Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular review: specs and price

Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular

Why is Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular better than the average?

  • Resolution
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    2732 x 2048pxvs2.33MP
  • RAM
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    16GBvs2.9GB
  • CPU speed
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    4 x 3.2GHz & 4 x 2GHzvs4.25GHz
  • Pixel density
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    265ppivs220.74ppi
  • Screen size
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    12.9"vs9.67"
  • Battery power
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    7538mAhvs6384.25mAh
  • Internal storage
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    2000GBvs81.12GB
  • Thickness
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    6.4mmvs8.68mm

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User reviews

Overall Rating

Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular
8.0
1 User reviews
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular
8.0/10
1 User reviews

Features

Build quality

10.0/10
1 votes

Value for money

3.0/10
1 votes

Display quality

10.0/10
1 votes

Battery life

8.0/10
1 votes

Gaming

10.0/10
1 votes

Comments

Tina

Tina

5 months ago

8 / 10

fast

Tina

Tina

5 months ago

8 / 10

I got this to replace my old Ipad. . I haven't had it to looking. I like that is has wifi and Cellular but seems to use alot of data fast. It was on the pricey side. It's new so need more time to try it

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Design

weight

685g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
The thickness (or depth) of the product.
width

280.6mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product.
height

214.9mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product.
volume

385.93cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.
Stylus included
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A stylus is a pen-like accessory that allows you to interact with the touchscreen with greater precision, and is particularly useful for drawing and writing.
Has a detachable keyboard
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You can detach the keyboard of your device and use the screen as a tablet. Detaching the keyboard makes the device lighter and gives you the possibility to switch easily between laptop-mode and tablet-mode. The keyboard is included when buying the device.
Has a backlit keyboard
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The keyboard is backlit, making it easier to type in the dark or dim lighting.
is dustproof and water-resistant
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The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.

Display

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
Has an OLED or AMOLED display
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OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) displays are formed of organic materials that emit light. They have higher contrast ratios and wider viewing angles compared to LCDs. AMOLED and POLED are types of OLED displays.
has an IPS screen
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IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of conventional twisted nematic TFT displays: limited viewing angles and low-quality color reproduction. PLS (Plane-to-Line Switching) is a type of IPS screen developed by Samsung, with increased brightness and lower production costs.
resolution

2732 x 2048px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
Pixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.
The frequency at which the screen is refreshed. Higher frequency results in less flickering (less noise) and more natural movement representation in action-intense scenes.
has branded damage-resistant glass
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Damage-resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
has anti-reflection coating
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This helps to reduce the reflection from your device.
has an HDR10-enabled display
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The display supports HDR10, which is an HDR (high dynamic range) video technology. Compared to standard dynamic range (SDR) video, HDR10 video has greater contrast and color depth, resulting in more realistic images.

Performance

The internal storage refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.
RAM

16GB

Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.
CPU speed

4 x 3.2GHz & 4 x 2GHz (Apple M1)

The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.
has an external memory slot
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The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
Small semiconductors provide better performance and reduced power consumption. Chipsets with a higher number of transistors, semiconductor components of electronic devices, offer more computational power. A small form factor allows more transistors to fit on a chip, therefore increasing its performance.
Supports 64-bit
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A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit apps.
maximum amount of external memory supported

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The maximum amount of external storage memory supported by the the device.
Has integrated LTE
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The system on a chip (SoC) has an integrated LTE cellular chip. LTE is capable of downloading at faster speeds than older, 3G technology.
Uses big.LITTLE technology
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Using big.LITTLE technology, a chip can switch between two sets of processor cores to maximize performance and battery life. For example, when playing a game the more powerful cores will be used to increase performance, whereas checking email will use the less powerful cores to maximize battery life.

Cameras

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the front camera. A higher megapixel count means that the front camera is capable of capturing more details, an essential factor for taking high-resolution selfies.
The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
has a flash
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A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
has a front camera
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A front camera, also called secondary camera, can be used for video chats/selfies.
has a built-in HDR mode
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It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Can create panoramas in-camera
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It allows you to take multiple photos capturing different parts of the scene, and then joins them together into a single photo.
supports slow-motion video recording
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Slow-motion is an artistic video effect that makes time seem to go slower. It is achieved by recording a video at a higher frame-rate than the standard playback rate of 24fps or 30fps. Depending on camera capabilities, frame rates for slow-motion videos vary between 60fps and 960fps.
has touch autofocus
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The autofocus is immediately set to the subject by just touching it on the touch screen.

Audio

has aptX
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aptX is a codec used for transmitting audio wirelessly with Bluetooth. It is developed by Qualcomm, and supports 16-bit audio at a bit rate of 384kbps.
has aptX HD
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aptX HD is an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that is developed by Qualcomm. It supports high quality 24-bit audio (at a bit rate of 576kbps).
has LDAC
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LDAC is a codec developed by Sony for Bluetooth audio. It is capable of a very high bitrate of 990kbps, which provides high resolution audio. It can also automatically adjust to a lower bitrate of 330kbps or 660kbps to increase stability.
has aptX Low Latency
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aptX Low Latency is a codec developed by Qualcomm. It uses Bluetooth 5.0 technology to provide low latency audio (around 40ms), which is useful when you want to avoid audio lag (e.g. when playing games).
has aptX Adaptive
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aptx Adaptive is an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that is developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps), which means it can adjust the bit rate for different scenarios, such as listening to HD audio or reducing interference from other devices.
has stereo speakers
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Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
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With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
Has a radio
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A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.

Battery

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.
Supports fast charging
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Fast charging technologies, like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge or MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
has wireless charging
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It supports a wireless charging standard such as Qi. To charge the device, you simply put it down on a compatible charging pad.
charge time

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The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
operating power consumption

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How much power the device consumes when it's switched on.
has a battery level indicator
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An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
has a rechargeable battery
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The battery can be recharged and used over again.
has a removable battery
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The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Features

supports Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
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Wi-Fi 6, released in 2019, is based on the IEEE 802.11ax wireless LAN standard. Designed to operate in all frequency bands between 1 and 6 GHz, it offers higher data rates and lower latency compared to previous Wi-Fi technologies.
supports Wi-Fi 6E
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Wi-Fi 6E was announced in 2020 and has several advantages compared to Wi-Fi 6. In addition to the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands, it can operate on the 6GHz band, which provides faster speeds and extremely low latency.
has Mail Privacy Protection
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Mail Privacy Protection is a feature built into the default email app that blocks senders from using “tracking pixels” to see when you’ve read an email. It also hides your IP address from senders.
has on-device machine learning
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular (iPadOS 14)
On-device machine learning is used to recognize people, places, and more in the Photos app. The algorithms run on the device, where this sensitive data is then kept. Competing services upload the photos and perform this on their servers, which requires the sharing of personal data.
has clipboard warnings
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) Wi-Fi + Cellular (iPadOS 14)
This privacy feature alerts you with a small notification when an app copies data from your clipboard.
has location privacy options
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This privacy feature allows you to share your approximate location with an app instead of your precise location.
has camera/microphone privacy options
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You can enable or disable an app’s access to the camera or microphone on your device. There are also indication icons to show you when an app uses the camera or microphone.
can block app tracking
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Some apps track your activity even when the app is not in use. This privacy feature allows you to block this tracking, either across all apps or on a per-app basis.
blocks cross-site tracking
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This setting (in the default browser) allows you to block cross-site tracking cookies and data to help protect your privacy.

Miscellaneous

uses multithreading
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Multithreading technology (such as Intel's Hyperthreading or AMD's Simultaneous Multithreading) provides increased performance by splitting each of the processor's physical cores into virtual cores, also known as threads. This way, each core can run two instruction streams at once.
Geekbench 5 is a cross-platform benchmark that measures a processor's multi-core performance. (Source: Primate Labs, 2022)
Geekbench 5 is a cross-platform benchmark that measures a processor's single-core performance. (Source: Primate Labs, 2022)
DDR (Double Data Rate) memory is the most common type of RAM. Newer versions of DDR memory support higher maximum speeds and are more energy-efficient.
Has phase-detection autofocus for photos
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Phase-detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.
Has a dual-lens (or multi-lens) main camera
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A multi-lens camera captures two or more images and overlays them. This technology creates sharper images, especially in low light conditions, and allows you to use effects such as softening the background.

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