iPad Should I take my air 2 back: the verdict/review

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Fishels, Mar 29, 2015.

  1. Fishels macrumors regular

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    I went a few days without it and it was torture. I found myself constantly reaching for it and getting frustrated when I remembered I put it away. I'm not happy with battery really but the device is awesome. No idea if it was worth 600$ but yeah.... Awesome device and don't regret keeping it. If Apple makes a change to the battery I will gladly save up and get it. Honestly after using the device it's so smooth once you get used to it. Hasn't crashed once and insane in its speed. The only thing missing is multi window which I hope comes eventually. Cons: no multi window, battery life is acceptable but not great, needs more customization like android. Speakers shake the iPad. Pros: incredible aray of apps and music, extremely smooth and fast OS(looks great as well), fingerprint sensor is incredible and is ways better than swiping, thin and beautiful design, amazing screen, the list really goes on and on. I give it a 9.5/10. Some of the cons will most likely be improved with update. I recommend this device highly after a month with it.
     
  2. DurpJobs macrumors newbie

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  3. calvol macrumors 6502a

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    I returned two Air 2's for refunds because of the popping issue, and bought a cheap Android tab for $140. I'll wait this one out till Apple tightens up the design.
     
  4. Fishels thread starter macrumors regular

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    Mine is at 40 and I really can't get past about 9 and a half hours without pushing 5%.
     
  5. JuryDuty macrumors 6502

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    Sounds about right to me. Is it supposed to run longer than that?

    Yes, you can get an Android for way less, but I find my iPad near perfect...the Androids not so much.

    If you're unsatisfied, if nothing else, buy last year's model. It'll cost less and basically work the same. Then, when the next model comes out, upgrade.
     
  6. smorrissey macrumors 6502a

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    ^This.

    I'd do the same if i could but so far only Apple's "solution" is to give me a refurb on exchange, no way.

    IMO Battery life is as good as the iPad 4, for me pretty much the same.
     
  7. bri1212 macrumors 6502

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    Not sure what you have against Refurbs. They are thoroughly tested, and actually as good as, and probably better then new.

    Also, I have no complaints with my battery life on the iPad air 2
     
  8. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Air 2 is a great pad. It's fast, light, and works well. There will always be cons to product.
     
  9. Fishels thread starter macrumors regular

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    Lots of people have posted 13 hours with a screenshot so yes.
     
  10. capathy21 macrumors 65816

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    Did you ever swap it out? I'm still thinking the battery could be defective.
     
  11. dubv23 macrumors member

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    What exactly is this popping issue? I bought a open box iPad from best buy and twice I heard a loud Pop come from the device. I got a pretty great deal so I'm hesitant to return it unless the popping is something to be concerned about.
     
  12. scjr macrumors 68000

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    Check it here: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1809137

    Some think software issue. Others think hardware issue. I tend to think it's software related.
     
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  14. fenjen macrumors 6502

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    You could try coconut battery (mac app) to see your battery health. I'm getting not so great battery life either so maybe you can check your results and post them to compare? That would help me out too :).
     
  15. Fishels thread starter macrumors regular

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    Don't have a Mac friend
     
  16. fenjen macrumors 6502

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    I think you could use iBackupbot for windows too.
     
  17. Fishels thread starter macrumors regular

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    well im glad i kept it. also bought apple care.
     
  18. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    Not sure of exactly how many hours I get with my Air 2 but I do know it is less than all the other iPads I have owned. STILL very happy with it on a whole.
     
  19. becneel macrumors member

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    Turned the volume way down but the vibrations get me every time.

    Nasty vibrations caused by poor speaker implementation.
     
  20. Mackinjosh macrumors 6502a

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    Sold mine this week. The vibrations are awful. Mostly because it just isn't vibrating the back. It's also vibrating the screen. Replaced it with a Mini and was happy to find that I prefer that form factor much more. It's actually portable, whereas the Air isn't.
     
  21. RebornProphet Suspended

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    The Air isn't portable?

    My Air 1 is extremely portable, goes in my bag to work every day and don't notice it's there. It's hardly a ton of bricks.
     
  22. JasonHB macrumors regular

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    My battery screenshot, not untypical and I always let it get low and then fully charge it. It is an iPad Air 2
     

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  23. daydotz macrumors member

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    My wifi seems to scrape 10hours with about 3days standby
     
  24. Badrottie Suspended

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    I have both an iPad Air and an Android 7" tablet Kit Kat 4.4.2 is nice especially with file management but the Apps are the worse than Apple Apps. They are often crash or quit on me for no reasons. Also the battery on Air is so great even when you are not using it. My Android tablet sucks some good juices when the smart cover closed..that is not very good. So I stay with an iPad. :apple:
     

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