All iPads "Downgrade" to iPad mini 4?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by jedolley, Jun 14, 2016.

  1. jedolley macrumors 68000

    Sep 18, 2009
    I currently have an iPad Air 2 (WiFi, 64GB), but have not used it that much over the last couple months and even before that it was primarily only used as my 5e character sheet and as a .pdf reader. I'm considering moving down to an iPad mini 4 for the purposes of using it mainly for games and light browsing. I had considered keeping the Air 2 for the same purpose, but think the mini 4 may be more comfortable for gaming, especially on the go.

    I know that the Air 2 has a better processor, but, as far as I can tell, everything else is pretty much the same (other than the size). Is there something else I may be missing? Or has anyone had a similar debate and could share their opinions on one vs. the other?
  2. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    You're not missing anything. The mini 4 is a smaller Air 2, with an A8 chip instead of A8X. In fact, it's been said that the Mini 4 has a superior display.
  3. lambertjohn macrumors 6502a

    Jun 17, 2012
    I owned a mini 4 and air 2 at the same time. Ended up refunding the mini 4 and keeping the air 2. Why? The air 2 had a better and bigger screen, better battery life, and was noticeably faster. The mini 4 wore my eyes out, and many times, it felt as if I was using a glorified iPhone 6 (which I also own.) Air 2 all the way! No regrets here.

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