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Apple iPad Air (2019) 平板电脑评测

Daniel Schmidt, 👁 Daniel Schmidt, Felicitas Krohn (translated by Zewei Shen), 06/21/2019
Apple iOS Tablet Touchscreen

炒冷饭? 今年,苹果公司已经恢复了一个我们以为已经被取消的产品,并且已经将一些新硬件装入旧的机身中。新推出的平板电脑位于入门级iPad和Pro型号之间,以面临旗舰Android平板竞争。我们的评测将证明这是否是成功的秘诀。

Apple iPad Air 2019 (iPad Series)
Processor
Apple A12 Bionic
Graphics adapter
Apple A12 Bionic GPU
Memory
3072 MB 
, LPDDR4x
Display
10.5 inch 4:3, 2224 x 1668 pixel 265 PPI, 电容式触摸屏, IPS, DCI-P3色彩空间,真彩显示,防油漆涂层,完全层压,1.8%反射, glossy: yes
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
Connections
Audio Connections: 组合耳机和麦克风插孔(3.5毫米音频端口), 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: 3轴陀螺仪,加速度传感器,气压计, Lightning接口
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 5.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 6.1 x 250.6 x 174.1
Battery
30.8 Wh, 8134 mAh Lithium-Polymer, 3.79 V
Operating System
Apple iOS 12
Camera
Primary Camera: 8 MPix (HDR,自动对焦,f / 2.4,全高清视频)
Secondary Camera: 7 MPix (HDR,固定焦距,f / 2.2,全高清视频)
Additional features
Speakers: 双扬声器, Keyboard: 屏幕虚拟键盘, 充电器,USB线,贴纸,快速入门说明书,安全信息, 12 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
456 g, Power Supply: 97 g
Price
3896元 ~ 549 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Starting from the left: iPad Air 2 and iPad Air (2019)

Size Comparison

258.7 mm 171.8 mm 7.3 mm 498 g250.6 mm 174.1 mm 6.1 mm 456 g250.6 mm 174.1 mm 6.1 mm 469 g249 mm 164 mm 7 mm 482 g240 mm 169.5 mm 7.5 mm 469 g240 mm 169.5 mm 6.1 mm 444 g
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Apple iPad 6 2018
A10 Fusion GPU, A10 Fusion, 32 GB NVMe
570 MBit/s ∼100% +6%
Apple iPad Air 2019
A12 Bionic GPU, A12 Bionic, 64 GB eMMC Flash
540 (min: 499, max: 581) MBit/s ∼95%
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 2017
A10X Fusion GPU, A10X Fusion, Toshiba THGBX669D4LLDXG 64 GB NAND
528 MBit/s ∼93% -2%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
Adreno 540, 835, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
290 MBit/s ∼51% -46%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
Mali-G71 MP8, Kirin 960, 64 GB eMMC Flash
236 MBit/s ∼41% -56%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
Adreno 540, 835, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
580 MBit/s ∼100% +5%
Apple iPad Air 2019
A12 Bionic GPU, A12 Bionic, 64 GB eMMC Flash
553 (min: 481, max: 580) MBit/s ∼95%
Apple iPad 6 2018
A10 Fusion GPU, A10 Fusion, 32 GB NVMe
500 MBit/s ∼86% -10%
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 2017
A10X Fusion GPU, A10X Fusion, Toshiba THGBX669D4LLDXG 64 GB NAND
497 MBit/s ∼86% -10%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
Mali-G71 MP8, Kirin 960, 64 GB eMMC Flash
238 MBit/s ∼41% -57%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø540 (499-581)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø553 (481-580)
Apple iPad Air (2019) - overview
Apple iPad Air (2019) - overview
Apple iPad Air (2019) - going around the lake
Apple iPad Air (2019) - going around the lake
Apple iPad Air (2019) - sharp curve
Apple iPad Air (2019) - sharp curve
Garmin Edge 500 - overview
Garmin Edge 500 - overview
Garmin Edge 500 - going around the lake
Garmin Edge 500 - going around the lake
Garmin Edge 500 - sharp curve
Garmin Edge 500 - sharp curve

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Scene 1Scene 2Scene 3
474
cd/m²
487
cd/m²
470
cd/m²
492
cd/m²
515
cd/m²
479
cd/m²
471
cd/m²
497
cd/m²
462
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 515 cd/m² Average: 483 cd/m² Minimum: 1.9 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 90 %
Center on Battery: 515 cd/m²
Contrast: 1256:1 (Black: 0.41 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.6 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6.1
ΔE Greyscale 2.8 | 0.64-98 Ø6.3
99.7% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.21
Apple iPad Air 2019
IPS, 2224x1668, 10.5
Apple iPad Air 2
IPS, 2048x1536, 9.7
Apple iPad 6 2018
IPS, 2048x1536, 9.7
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 2017
IPS, 2224x1668, 10.5
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
IPS, 2560x1600, 10.8
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
Super AMOLED, 2560x1600, 10.5
Screen
-27%
6%
9%
-112%
-12%
Brightness middle
515
423
-18%
530
3%
634
23%
384
-25%
474
-8%
Brightness
483
427
-12%
513
6%
625
29%
360
-25%
477
-1%
Brightness Distribution
90
92
2%
92
2%
87
-3%
84
-7%
91
1%
Black Level *
0.41
0.61
-49%
0.61
-49%
0.39
5%
0.8
-95%
Contrast
1256
693
-45%
869
-31%
1626
29%
480
-62%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
1.6
2.86
-79%
1.2
25%
1.9
-19%
6.83
-327%
2.5
-56%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
4.4
3.2
27%
3.9
11%
12.7
-189%
5.8
-32%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
2.8
2.37
15%
1
64%
2.8
-0%
7.5
-168%
2.1
25%
Gamma
2.21 100%
2.43 91%
2.28 96%
2.26 97%
2.199 100%
2.08 106%
CCT
6944 94%
6941 94%
6588 99%
7027 93%
8544 76%
6281 103%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
88

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9447 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
28 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 10.4 ms rise
↘ 17.6 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 59 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (25.2 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
58 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 27.6 ms rise
↘ 30.4 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 93 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (40.2 ms).
Geekbench 4.3
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Apple iPad Air 2019
11490 Points ∼32%
Average Apple A12 Bionic (11244 - 11598, n=5)
11418 Points ∼32% -1%
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 2017
9358 Points ∼26% -19%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
6477 Points ∼18% -44%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
6173 Points ∼17% -46%
Apple iPad 6 2018
5952 Points ∼16% -48%
Average of class Tablet (1106 - 18041, n=55)
4639 Points ∼13% -60%
Apple iPad Air 2
4357 Points ∼12% -62%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Average Apple A12 Bionic (4750 - 4824, n=5)
4779 Points ∼75% 0%
Apple iPad Air 2019
4758 Points ∼75%
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 2017
3933 Points ∼62% -17%
Apple iPad 6 2018
3499 Points ∼55% -26%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
1893 Points ∼30% -60%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
1892 Points ∼30% -60%
Apple iPad Air 2
1821 Points ∼29% -62%
Average of class Tablet (429 - 5002, n=55)
1653 Points ∼26% -65%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Apple iPad Air 2019
3347 Points ∼74%
Average Apple A12 Bionic (2723 - 3347, n=5)
3060 Points ∼67% -9%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
2919 Points ∼64% -13%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
2405 Points ∼53% -28%
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 2017
2036 Points ∼45% -39%
Apple iPad 6 2018
1627 Points ∼36% -51%
Average of class Tablet (0 - 3347, n=43)
1600 Points ∼35% -52%
Apple iPad Air 2
1400 Points ∼31% -58%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Apple iPad Air 2019
6484 Points ∼79%
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 2017
5459 Points ∼67% -16%
Average Apple A12 Bionic (4828 - 6484, n=5)
5443 Points ∼66% -16%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
4086 Points ∼50% -37%
Apple iPad 6 2018
3852 Points ∼47% -41%
Apple iPad Air 2
2377 Points ∼29% -63%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
1885 Points ∼23% -71%
Average of class Tablet (0 - 6993, n=43)
1631 Points ∼20% -75%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Apple iPad Air 2019
5367 Points ∼85%
Average Apple A12 Bionic (4121 - 5367, n=5)
4638 Points ∼73% -14%
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 2017
3975 Points ∼63% -26%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
3753 Points ∼59% -30%
Apple iPad 6 2018
2955 Points ∼47% -45%
Apple iPad Air 2
2059 Points ∼33% -62%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
1980 Points ∼31% -63%
Average of class Tablet (0 - 5367, n=44)
1397 Points ∼22% -74%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics
Apple iPad Air 2019
3493 Points ∼74%
Average Apple A12 Bionic (2880 - 3493, n=5)
3129 Points ∼67% -10%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
2952 Points ∼63% -15%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
2210 Points ∼47% -37%
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 2017
2145 Points ∼46% -39%
Apple iPad 6 2018
1690 Points ∼36% -52%
Average of class Tablet (739 - 4700, n=48)
1643 Points ∼35% -53%
Apple iPad Air 2
1449 Points ∼31% -59%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics
Apple iPad Air 2019
15399 Points ∼54%
Average Apple A12 Bionic (10374 - 15399, n=5)
13770 Points ∼48% -11%
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 2017
12191 Points ∼42% -21%
Apple iPad 6 2018
7253 Points ∼25% -53%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
3682 Points ∼13% -76%
Apple iPad Air 2
3474 Points ∼12% -77%
Average of class Tablet (165 - 28751, n=48)
3099 Points ∼11% -80%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
2466 Points ∼9% -84%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited
Apple iPad Air 2019
8763 Points ∼65%
Average Apple A12 Bionic (6667 - 8763, n=5)
7814 Points ∼58% -11%
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 2017
5975 Points ∼44% -32%
Apple iPad 6 2018
4190 Points ∼31% -52%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
3753 Points ∼28% -57%
Apple iPad Air 2
2651 Points ∼20% -70%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
2404 Points ∼18% -73%
Average of class Tablet (207 - 13454, n=48)
2050 Points ∼15% -77%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics
Apple iPad Air 2019
3312 Points ∼77%
Average Apple A12 Bionic (2960 - 3312, n=5)
3114 Points ∼72% -6%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
2952 Points ∼68% -11%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
2416 Points ∼56% -27%
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 2017
2027 Points ∼47% -39%
Apple iPad Air 2
1478 Points ∼34% -55%
Average of class Tablet (0 - 3312, n=62)
1474 Points ∼34% -55%
Apple iPad 6 2018
1439 Points ∼33% -57%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics
Apple iPad Air 2019
5760 Points ∼91%
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 2017
4537 Points ∼71% -21%
Average Apple A12 Bionic (3712 - 5760, n=5)
4389 Points ∼69% -24%
Apple iPad 6 2018
3682 Points ∼58% -36%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
3682 Points ∼58% -36%
Apple iPad Air 2
2383 Points ∼37% -59%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
1646 Points ∼26% -71%
Average of class Tablet (0 - 5760, n=62)
1193 Points ∼19% -79%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1)
Apple iPad Air 2019
4949 Points ∼86%
Average Apple A12 Bionic (3514 - 4949, n=5)
4005 Points ∼70% -19%
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 2017
3558 Points ∼62% -28%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
3490 Points ∼61% -29%
Apple iPad 6 2018
2735 Points ∼48% -45%
Apple iPad Air 2
2098 Points ∼37% -58%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
1771 Points ∼31% -64%
Average of class Tablet (0 - 4949, n=68)
1052 Points ∼18% -79%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics
Apple iPad Air 2019
3180 Points ∼71%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
2952 Points ∼66% -7%
Average Apple A12 Bionic (2713 - 3184, n=5)
2407 Points ∼54% -24%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
2366 Points ∼53% -26%
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 2017
1960 Points ∼44% -38%
Apple iPad 6 2018
1535 Points ∼34% -52%
Apple iPad Air 2
1445 Points ∼32% -55%
Average of class Tablet (793 - 3184, n=64)
1443 Points ∼32% -55%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics
Apple iPad Air 2019
10647 Points ∼100%
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 2017
7212 Points ∼68% -32%
Average Apple A12 Bionic (7055 - 10647, n=5)
7095 Points ∼67% -33%
Apple iPad 6 2018
6095 Points ∼57% -43%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
3682 Points ∼35% -65%
Apple iPad Air 2
3534 Points ∼33% -67%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
2392 Points ∼22% -78%
Average of class Tablet (42 - 10647, n=64)
1731 Points ∼16% -84%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0
Apple iPad Air 2019
6997 Points ∼89%
Average Apple A12 Bionic (5205 - 6997, n=5)
4938 Points ∼63% -29%
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 2017
4521 Points ∼58% -35%
Apple iPad 6 2018
3672 Points ∼47% -48%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
3490 Points ∼45% -50%
Apple iPad Air 2
2676 Points ∼34% -62%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
2386 Points ∼31% -66%
Average of class Tablet (53 - 6997, n=68)
1359 Points ∼17% -81%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
Apple iPad Air 2019
27663 Points ∼32%
Average Apple A12 Bionic (27400 - 27717, n=5)
27548 Points ∼32% 0%
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 2017
19534 Points ∼23% -29%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
19037 Points ∼22% -31%
Apple iPad 6 2018
15499 Points ∼18% -44%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
14456 Points ∼17% -48%
Average of class Tablet (3675 - 51374, n=152)
13331 Points ∼15% -52%
Apple iPad Air 2
10379 Points ∼12% -62%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score
Average Apple A12 Bionic (159735 - 162695, n=5)
160619 Points ∼30% 0%
Apple iPad Air 2019
160399 Points ∼30%
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 2017
110148 Points ∼21% -31%
Apple iPad 6 2018
62626 Points ∼12% -61%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
56368 Points ∼11% -65%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
35076 Points ∼7% -78%
Apple iPad Air 2
31542 Points ∼6% -80%
Average of class Tablet (2109 - 194856, n=152)
20201 Points ∼4% -87%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score
Apple iPad Air 2019
77626 Points ∼33%
Average Apple A12 Bionic (77128 - 77626, n=5)
77462 Points ∼33% 0%
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 2017
54237 Points ∼23% -30%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
39260 Points ∼17% -49%
Apple iPad 6 2018
37372 Points ∼16% -52%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
26634 Points ∼11% -66%
Apple iPad Air 2
21707 Points ∼9% -72%
Average of class Tablet (2411 - 106954, n=153)
15950 Points ∼7% -79%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16
Apple iPad Air 2019
261 fps ∼2%
Average Apple A12 Bionic (226 - 274, n=5)
249 fps ∼2% -5%
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 2017
225 fps ∼2% -14%
Apple iPad 6 2018
125 fps ∼1% -52%
Apple iPad 6 2018
118 fps ∼1% -55%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
93 fps ∼1% -64%
Apple iPad Air 2
70.4 fps ∼1% -73%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
69 fps ∼1% -74%
Average of class Tablet (4.2 - 451, n=178)
32 fps ∼0% -88%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16
Apple iPad Air 2019
59.9 fps ∼2%
Average Apple A12 Bionic (59.5 - 60, n=5)
59.9 fps ∼2% 0%
Apple iPad 6 2018
59.7 fps ∼2% 0%
Apple iPad 6 2018
59 fps ∼2% -2%
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 2017
59 fps ∼2% -2%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
58 fps ∼2% -3%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
57 fps ∼2% -5%
Apple iPad Air 2
52.1 fps ∼2% -13%
Average of class Tablet (3.7 - 120, n=182)
21 fps ∼1% -65%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL
Apple iPad Air 2019
139 fps ∼25%
Average Apple A12 Bionic (107 - 139, n=5)
123 fps ∼22% -12%
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 2017
109 fps ∼20% -22%
Apple iPad 6 2018
62.6 fps ∼11% -55%
Apple iPad 6 2018
58.9 fps ∼11% -58%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
60 fps ∼11% -57%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
41 fps ∼7% -71%
Apple iPad Air 2
37.6 fps ∼7% -73%
Average of class Tablet (1.8 - 220, n=116)
21 fps ∼4% -85%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Average Apple A12 Bionic (58.5 - 60, n=5)
59.3 fps ∼16% +1%
Apple iPad Air 2019
58.5 fps ∼16%
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 2017
58 fps ∼16% -1%
Apple iPad 6 2018
40.9 fps ∼11% -30%
Apple iPad 6 2018
40.3 fps ∼11% -31%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
36 fps ∼10% -38%
Apple iPad Air 2
27 fps ∼7% -54%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
27 fps ∼7% -54%
Average of class Tablet (2.9 - 110, n=119)
14.7 fps ∼4% -75%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Apple iPad Air 2019
96 fps ∼2%
Average Apple A12 Bionic (62 - 96, n=4)
78.8 fps ∼2% -18%
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 2017
63 fps ∼1% -34%
Apple iPad 6 2018
42.7 fps ∼1% -56%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
41 fps ∼1% -57%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
28 fps ∼1% -71%
Average of class Tablet (2 - 173, n=65)
19.9 fps ∼0% -79%
Apple iPad Air 2
17.9 fps ∼0% -81%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Average Apple A12 Bionic (48 - 60, n=4)
54.5 fps ∼2% +6%
Apple iPad Air 2019
51.2 fps ∼1%
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 2017
43 fps ∼1% -16%
Apple iPad 6 2018
27.3 fps ∼1% -47%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
22 fps ∼1% -57%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
16 fps ∼0% -69%
Average of class Tablet (2.7 - 95, n=65)
12.5 fps ∼0% -76%
Apple iPad Air 2
11.5 fps ∼0% -78%
GFXBench
High Tier Onscreen
Average Apple A12 Bionic (26.4 - 59, n=4)
38.1 fps ∼24% +44%
Apple iPad Air 2019
26.4 fps ∼17%
Apple iPad 6 2018
12.3 fps ∼8% -53%
Average of class Tablet (0 - 49, n=15)
10.5 fps ∼7% -60%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
8.9 fps ∼6% -66%
Apple iPad Air 2
6.1 fps ∼4% -77%
2560x1440 High Tier Offscreen
Apple iPad Air 2019
26.3 fps ∼24%
Average Apple A12 Bionic (16.3 - 26.3, n=4)
21.2 fps ∼19% -19%
Average of class Tablet (0 - 51.1, n=15)
11.7 fps ∼11% -56%
Apple iPad 6 2018
10.8 fps ∼10% -59%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
9.3 fps ∼8% -65%
Apple iPad Air 2
5.3 fps ∼5% -80%
Normal Tier Onscreen
Average Apple A12 Bionic (40.4 - 59, n=4)
46.9 fps ∼24% +16%
Apple iPad Air 2019
40.4 fps ∼20%
Apple iPad 6 2018
20 fps ∼10% -50%
Average of class Tablet (0 - 58, n=15)
15.1 fps ∼8% -63%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
14 fps ∼7% -65%
Apple iPad Air 2
9.5 fps ∼5% -76%
1920x1080 Normal Tier Offscreen
Apple iPad Air 2019
70.5 fps ∼28%
Average Apple A12 Bionic (36.8 - 70.5, n=4)
54.6 fps ∼22% -23%
Average of class Tablet (0 - 134, n=15)
31.3 fps ∼12% -56%
Apple iPad 6 2018
30.8 fps ∼12% -56%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
25 fps ∼10% -65%
Apple iPad Air 2
14.2 fps ∼6% -80%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen
Apple iPad Air 2019
62.8 fps ∼16%
Average Apple A12 Bionic (38 - 62.8, n=4)
48.7 fps ∼12% -22%
Apple iPad 6 2018
26.8 fps ∼7% -57%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
25 fps ∼6% -60%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
16 fps ∼4% -75%
Average of class Tablet (0 - 107, n=44)
13.4 fps ∼3% -79%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen
Average Apple A12 Bionic (31 - 58, n=4)
39 fps ∼23% +9%
Apple iPad Air 2019
35.8 fps ∼21%
Apple iPad 6 2018
17.9 fps ∼11% -50%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
13 fps ∼8% -64%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
9.3 fps ∼5% -74%
Average of class Tablet (0 - 47, n=44)
7.71 fps ∼5% -78%
AnTuTu v7 - Total Score
Apple iPad Air 2019
370545 Points ∼65%
Average Apple A12 Bionic (302955 - 370545, n=4)
347775 Points ∼61% -6%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
201881 Points ∼36% -46%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
175581 Points ∼31% -53%
Apple iPad 6 2018
170921 Points ∼30% -54%
Average of class Tablet (0 - 566378, n=31)
147105 Points ∼26% -60%
BaseMark OS II
Web
Apple iPad Air 2019
1734 Points ∼85%
Average Apple A12 Bionic (1711 - 1734, n=5)
1726 Points ∼85% 0%
Apple iPad 6 2018
1628 Points ∼80% -6%
Apple iPad Air 2
1263 Points ∼62% -27%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
1218 Points ∼60% -30%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
913 Points ∼45% -47%
Average of class Tablet (9 - 2034, n=109)
753 Points ∼37% -57%
Graphics
Average Apple A12 Bionic (15614 - 15969, n=5)
15755 Points ∼55% +1%
Apple iPad Air 2019
15614 Points ∼54%
Apple iPad 6 2018
6760 Points ∼23% -57%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
6080 Points ∼21% -61%
Apple iPad Air 2
4920 Points ∼17% -68%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
2284 Points ∼8% -85%
Average of class Tablet (98 - 28853, n=109)
2249 Points ∼8% -86%
Memory
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
3108 Points ∼41% +48%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
2900 Points ∼39% +38%
Average Apple A12 Bionic (1815 - 4169, n=5)
2684 Points ∼36% +28%
Apple iPad Air 2019
2095 Points ∼28%
Apple iPad 6 2018
1334 Points ∼18% -36%
Average of class Tablet (56 - 5423, n=109)
1072 Points ∼14% -49%
Apple iPad Air 2
832 Points ∼11% -60%
System
Apple iPad Air 2019
12591 Points ∼76%
Average Apple A12 Bionic (11675 - 12591, n=5)
12077 Points ∼73% -4%
Apple iPad 6 2018
6820 Points ∼41% -46%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
5537 Points ∼34% -56%
Apple iPad Air 2
4104 Points ∼25% -67%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
3639 Points ∼22% -71%
Average of class Tablet (482 - 16467, n=109)
2463 Points ∼15% -80%
Overall
Average Apple A12 Bionic (4895 - 6097, n=5)
5396 Points ∼64% +4%
Apple iPad Air 2019
5169 Points ∼61%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
3302 Points ∼39% -36%
Apple iPad 6 2018
3163 Points ∼37% -39%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
2204 Points ∼26% -57%
Apple iPad Air 2
1967 Points ∼23% -62%
Average of class Tablet (150 - 8450, n=109)
1278 Points ∼15% -75%
Basemark ES 3.1 / Metal - offscreen Overall Score
Apple iPad Air 2019
2873 Points ∼54%
Average Apple A12 Bionic (2407 - 2873, n=5)
2680 Points ∼51% -7%
Apple iPad 6 2018
1693 Points ∼32% -41%
Average of class Tablet (301 - 5300, n=17)
1526 Points ∼29% -47%
Apple iPad Air 2
754 Points ∼14% -74%

Legend

 
Apple iPad Air 2019 Apple A12 Bionic, Apple A12 Bionic GPU, 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 2017 Apple A10X Fusion, Apple A10X Fusion GPU / PowerVR, Toshiba THGBX669D4LLDXG 64 GB NAND
 
Apple iPad 6 2018 Apple A10 Fusion, Apple A10 Fusion GPU / PowerVR, 32 GB NVMe
 
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), Qualcomm Adreno 540, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
 
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro HiSilicon Kirin 960, ARM Mali-G71 MP8, 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
Apple iPad Air 2 Apple A8X, PowerVR GXA6850, 128 GB eMMC Flash
Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Apple iPad Air 2019 (Safari Mobile 12)
109.573 Points ∼100%
Average Apple A12 Bionic (108 - 110, n=3)
109 Points ∼99% -1%
Average of class Tablet (0 - 110, n=6)
45.9 Points ∼42% -58%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Average Apple A12 Bionic (155 - 161, n=5)
158 Points ∼100% +1%
Apple iPad Air 2019 (Safari Mobile 12)
156 Points ∼99%
Apple iPad 6 2018 (Safari Mobile 10)
79 Points ∼50% -49%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 (Samsung Browser 8.0)
77 Points ∼49% -51%
Average of class Tablet (23 - 182, n=20)
73.7 Points ∼47% -53%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro (Chrome 68.0.3440.91)
68 Points ∼43% -56%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Apple iPad Air 2019 (Safari Mobile 12)
123 runs/min ∼100%
Average Apple A12 Bionic (123 - 124, n=3)
123 runs/min ∼100% 0%
Apple iPad 6 2018 (IOS 12.1.1)
65.5 (min: 64, max: 67) runs/min ∼53% -47%
Average of class Tablet (11.1 - 132, n=10)
58.9 runs/min ∼48% -52%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Average Apple A12 Bionic (41367 - 43280, n=5)
42486 Points ∼100% +2%
Apple iPad Air 2019 (Safari Mobile 12)
41770 Points ∼98%
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 2017 (Safari Mobile 10)
30333 Points ∼71% -27%
Apple iPad 6 2018 (Safari Mobile 11.3)
27967 Points ∼66% -33%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 (Samsung Browser 8.0)
12897 Points ∼30% -69%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro (Chrome 68.0.3440.91)
11854 Points ∼28% -72%
Apple iPad Air 2 (Safari 9.0 Mobile)
10512 Points ∼25% -75%
Average of class Tablet (1238 - 45734, n=170)
6729 Points ∼16% -84%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Tablet (603 - 43092, n=181)
9243 ms * ∼100% -1336%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro (Chrome 68.0.3440.91)
3575.4 ms * ∼39% -456%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 (Samsung Browser 8.0)
2644.7 ms * ∼29% -311%
Apple iPad Air 2 (Safari 9.0 Mobile)
2396 ms * ∼26% -272%
Apple iPad 6 2018 (Safari Mobile 11.3)
1025.5 ms * ∼11% -59%
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 2017 (Safari Mobile 10)
972.7 ms * ∼11% -51%
Apple iPad Air 2019 (Safari Mobile 12)
643.5 ms * ∼7%
Average Apple A12 Bionic (603 - 644, n=5)
622 ms * ∼7% +3%

* ... smaller is better

PUBG Mobile
0102030405060Tooltip
; 0.11.0: Ø39 (6-59)
Dead Trigger 2
0102030405060Tooltip
; 1.5.5: Ø59.3 (56-60)
Max. Load
 32.8 °C32.3 °C35.4 °C 
 32.2 °C33.8 °C36.1 °C 
 30.7 °C32.6 °C35.4 °C 
Maximum: 36.1 °C
Average: 33.5 °C
33.3 °C34.1 °C32.9 °C
33.1 °C33.6 °C34.7 °C
32.5 °C33.3 °C32 °C
Maximum: 34.7 °C
Average: 33.3 °C
Power Supply (max.)  41.4 °C | Room Temperature 21.5 °C | Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 33.5 °C / 92 F, compared to the average of 30.7 °C / 87 F for the devices in the class Tablet.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 36.1 °C / 97 F, compared to the average of 34.8 °C / 95 F, ranging from 22.2 to 51.8 °C for the class Tablet.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 34.7 °C / 94 F, compared to the average of 34.3 °C / 94 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 30.5 °C / 87 F, compared to the device average of 30.7 °C / 87 F.
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2033.5372523.732.93125.830.74022.231.95033.129.26326.629.98024.235.810023.347.312521.854.416022.561.220018.26025016.361.631515.663.440015.166.850014.168.763013.97080013.672.4100014.873.1125013.674.6160013.676.6200013.875.7250014.377.8315014.680.2400014.582.2500014.683.2630014.886.8800014.684.41000014.980.11250014.973.91600014.970.2SPL26.692.5N0.892.9median 14.8median 73.1Delta1.58.131.641.125.436.925.335.832.934.533.630.731.632.128.429.92742.520.850.12253.221.357.520.863.921.265.219.465.819.567.217.769.117.967.317.872.617.375.717.477.916.777.717.274.418.275.117.970.717.667.917.763.917.855.917.956.418.158.818.260.93084.61.359.1median 17.9median 65.81.37.5hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseApple iPad Air 2019Apple iPad Pro 10.5 2017
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Apple iPad Air 2019 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (92.5 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 15.1% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.8% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (3% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 9% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (4.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (13.4% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 9% of all tested devices in this class were better, 3% similar, 88% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 22%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 9% of all tested devices were better, 3% similar, 87% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Apple iPad Pro 10.5 2017 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (84.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 10.4% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (12.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.8% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (4.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 6.6% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (15.2% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 15% of all tested devices in this class were better, 6% similar, 79% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 22%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 16% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 80% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.01 / 0.16 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 2.18 / 6.4 / 6.43 Watt
Load midlight 7.48 / 10.65 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Apple iPad Air 2019
8134 mAh
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 2017
8134 mAh
Apple iPad 6 2018
 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
7300 mAh
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
7500 mAh
Apple iPad Air 2
 mAh
Power Consumption
6%
-27%
32%
-19%
14%
Idle Minimum *
2.18
1.44
34%
2.2
-1%
1.76
19%
3.3
-51%
1.2
45%
Idle Average *
6.4
6.12
4%
7.8
-22%
4.22
34%
4.2
34%
5.1
20%
Idle Maximum *
6.43
6.14
5%
7.9
-23%
4.25
34%
7
-9%
5.4
16%
Load Average *
7.48
8.55
-14%
12.6
-68%
4.52
40%
10.4
-39%
7.9
-6%
Load Maximum *
10.65
10.62
-0%
12.8
-20%
7.35
31%
13.8
-30%
11.1
-4%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
25h 01min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Safari Mobile 12)
12h 18min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
11h 24min
Load (maximum brightness)
3h 34min
Apple iPad Air 2019
8134 mAh
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 2017
8134 mAh
Apple iPad 6 2018
 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
7300 mAh
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
7500 mAh
Apple iPad Air 2
 mAh
Battery Runtime
4%
-9%
-8%
-8%
-9%
Reader / Idle
1501
2036
36%
1227
-18%
1254
-16%
1364
-9%
H.264
684
629
-8%
735
7%
629
-8%
562
-18%
WiFi v1.3
738
693
-6%
714
-3%
495
-33%
670
-9%
Load
214
199
-7%
185
-14%
245
14%
220
3%
212
-1%
WiFi
630

Pros

+ 做工好
+ SoC性能强
+ 耳机接口
+ 优秀的IPS屏幕
+ 长续航
+ 支持Apple Pencil

Cons

- 只提供很少的配件
- 充电器重且功率低
- 配件昂贵

Verdict - The iPad Air as an artificial stopgap

Apple iPad Air (2019) 平板电脑评测
Apple iPad Air (2019) 平板电脑评测

虽然Apple iPad Air(2019)位于iPad Pro 11iPad(2018)之间,但它在价格方面直接与当前的高端Android平板电脑竞争。与入门级iPad相比,它提供更大,完全层压的屏幕,更多存储空间,并且它具有更强大的SoC,价格也高了1500元。

在技术方面,Apple推出了另一款没有任何真正缺点的优质平板电脑,并采用了前几年就被证明不错的技术。然而,对于用户而言,模型的组合变得更难以掌握,由于同时存在多代Pencil,这变得更加困难。

Apple iPad Air(2019)将现代SoC与成熟的技术相结合。

这台平板电脑的主要缺陷可能是附带的配件太少,配件价格太高以及较长的充电时间。然而,这在日常操作中几乎不重要。凭借低入门级价格,Touch ID及其音频端口,iPad Air仍然是一款极具吸引力的产品。

Apple iPad Air 2019 - 04/11/2019 v6
Daniel Schmidt

Chassis
83%
Keyboard
71 / 80 → 89%
Pointing Device
95%
Connectivity
35 / 65 → 54%
Weight
84 / 40-88 → 91%
Battery
94%
Display
90%
Games Performance
76 / 68 → 100%
Application Performance
82 / 76 → 100%
Temperature
91%
Noise
100%
Audio
71 / 91 → 78%
Camera
59 / 85 → 70%
Average
79%
91%
Tablet - Weighted Average

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Daniel Schmidt, 2019-06-21 (Update: 2019-06-21)