My Experience with iPad Air 2
by Praneeth Konda on 2014-12-02
This is my first Apple device. I am sharing my experience after using the device for 3 days.
Build Quality is superb.
Display is very awesome.
Touch ID is great and works well all the time.
Very slim (6.1mm).
I played the games Iron Man 3, Candy Crush Saga, Stick Tennis, Real Racing 3, Sonic Dash, 300 Game, Pirates, Bike Rivals. All the games worked really well. I haven't seen any lag.
***Updated the device with 8.1.1 and the iOS is running smooth.
by Girish Bellalcheru on 2014-12-06
I had a old iPad 1 and had not upgraded in years. But I was blown away by Air 2.
- Great display, brilliant colors and PPI
- loved simple games like subway surfers, temple run and the standard fare, yet to try 3D intensive games
- decent camera, nothing to brag about
- epic zen garden with the unreal engine really pushes the gfx and performs great
- price, price, price! com'on Apple you cant be this greedy
Given the really steep price its just making it unaffordable unless you are a real apple fan.
by Prakhar Singh on 2014-12-04
After having used it for 5 months, here's my review:
- Bug free iOS 8.3.
- Best CPU you can get (way better than Nexus 9)
- Insane GPU. In terms of numbers (GFLOPS), the iPad's GPU is not as good as Nexus 9's, but when you take into account Apple's Metal API alongwith the ecosystem that iPad enjoys, the graphics performance of the iPad is on another level. No lags at all.
- Insanely smooth. Now I can't use android.
- Premium build.
- So, so thin.
- Battery life is poorer than last year.
Overall, this is the iPad to buy.
Comparison to Nexus 9:
Nexus 9 is inferior compared to the iPad Air 2. The iPad is faster in gaming (Metal + Apply optimizations), everything works. I see no reason to buy a Nexus 9 if you're choosing between the two.
This superiority can be seen in sales, where the iPad dominates.The iPad Air 2 is the best iPad yet, and no one even talks about the Nexus 9 anymore
by Anil Kumar Khandual on 2014-12-01
This is my first IPAD experience. Although I have used my friends IPAD air before.
My personnel experience in 2 days of usage is awsome :)
1. Battery. Yes even though it has slightly less battery mah compared to ipad air, it is giving me great battery life. I have fully charged this and after 2 hours of web browsing, 2 hours of gaming and almost 12 hours standby, battery is still at 65% left which is great I beleive.
2. Great screen. Yes reflection is not much compared to previous models.
3. Camera looks good.
4. ToudhID :)
Still to experience
Too many restrictions in iOS 8.1.2
by Debeesantosh Prakash on 2015-01-09
bought this device and later replaced also.
Pros: very light weight and amazing touch response.
1. Unfortunately the 16GB one has only 10.5 available free
2. icloud was not working and even apple care executives were not able to resolve. I was able to sync in a 64 gb device, but couldn't in 16 GB ones.
3. The worst thing is from iOS 7 onwards, apple has withdrawn showing the filenames in photos and videos. Consequently, after transferring files to my ipad (via itunes), all the files were displayed as icons(all same icons) and no files names. Its a known issue. There is a tweak, but if you do it all the time you will loose substantial amount of time in that.
4. While playing the video files, the rear cover feels shaky.
5. Apple has withdrawn vlc player from its India app store, hence vlc player can no more be installed also.
I own few apple devices, but this time apple disappointed. This is an absurd logic to withdraw displaying the names of the files and no mechanism to show it. It seems like they assumed there customers can't read and should be shown icons to identify. Thinnest but a crap from Apple this time.
PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE YOU BUY
by Joy on 2016-03-07
IPAD if spoils after warranty (even after 1 day) is not repairable.
Mine was just out of warranty for 20 days.
I am at a loss. Apple is insisting I buy one more new one at 70% of the cost. Which is insane.
It's like saying its an use and throw device.
Please be careful before you make a decision to buy IPAD.
I have lost my time and patience running around Apple service centers and customer support.
IPAD IF GONE BAD IN ANY FORM IS NOT REPAIRABLE. YOU NEED TO BUY A NEW ONE !!!!!
This is my Apple case ID if anyone is interested.
by Santimoy Jana on 2016-10-17
Bought it on eve of durga puja.....its awesome.....fast and furious
The best tablet you can buy !
by Ankit Singh on 2014-11-29
With the A8X chip iPad Air 2 is the fastest of all IOS devices . And thinner than a pencil.... its INCREDIBLE ..! Don't think twice ..just go for it.......but make sure that in 16gb you'll only get 11gb of free space and the rest goes with ICLOUD ?
Best investment for a professional.
by Abhijit Routray on 2015-01-31
I have a OnePlus One which in itself is a pretty decently sized phablet so I had my concerns while going for an iPad. But I went with it because of the major overhaul it was getting hardware wise over the iPad air. I must say, I do not regret buying this utterly sexy device. I work in an MNC and I get very little time to use my gadgets but I am now guilty of using all that limited time on the iPad. I have done away with newspapers. Reading on this thing is a treat.
The apps are great. The games, all of them work great, stutter free. There's a premier feel about this tablet. Productivity wise, Apple's apps take the cake. They make my job so very easy. Movies are crisp and seamless. Sound is amazing for a portable device. At least as good as HTC's Google Nexus 9. If one needs a premium, reliable tablet, I find no reason why one would not want to get this. Love this thing. And the best part ?
The hardware in this is so powerful, I am pretty sure, it will last me for the next 2 years AT LEAST.
Let it be noted, the Touch ID is so smooth, you will fall in love with it and any other security mechanism like passwords, Android-y patterns will irritate you.
by Vishwanath Ramachandrarao on 2015-07-04
Shipment : Nice packing, flawless. Delivery was well ahead of time.
Product: undoubtedly, the best tablet in the market. Robust operating system, Robust set of applications, a lot of scope for creativity. I know apple products are expensive, but i would rather invest on a ipad than a iphone for a reason that it easily replaces your home computer and you can pretty much do all of your day to day tasks on your tablet without going to your laptop or desktop. I know one can achieve it on an iphone as well but you'll lose out on the screensize.
View all 283 Reviews
Awesome hardware with few software glitches.
by Sanket on 2014-12-16
This iPad Air 2 is right on money. The only reason I got it was because of 2 GB RAM, 1.4 times faster CPU and 2.5 times faster GPU compared to iPad Air 1. Finally touch ID on a tablet which actually works 99% of the time.
iOS 8 does have few bugs and glitches. But I am sure these issues will be sorted out by Apple in a future update. After a week of use, my iPad has nicely settled down in terms of indexing and memory usage. System inspector (app) indicates that I have 1250 MB free RAM after closing all apps from multi-tasking tray. Compare that to Air 1 which never had more than 500 MB free space at any given point of time.
If I have to be critical of iPad Air 2, the whole chassis is so thin and light. The speakers are more powerful than last year's model. This causes the whole iPad to vibrate when one turns up the speaker volume to max. But I mostly use earphones so I am unaffected by this. There is really no fix for this problem as it is due to limitations of being just 6.1 mm thin. Apple also had to sacrifice roughly 15% battery size due to thinness.
Apart from that, this tablet may be the most futureproof tablet ever released by Apple. It's a far bigger and better upgrade than you can imagine. This model is expected to be well supported for 3 years at least. Hence I urge everyone to buy this tablet confidently.
The only issue that remains is the speakers will make a tiny popping sound randomly after every few days. Some days it pops 4-5 times while on other days it will not make any static discharge sounds. Apple support forums have mixed opinion on this problem being hardware or software. Let's hope Apple works on it and implements a software fix. After using for more than a month, I can say that I am very pleased with my purchase. iOS 8.1.3 update has fixed multitasking gestures not working problem.
Amazing choice if u don wanna spend 50k for ipad pro
by Amazon Customer on 2016-10-17
Awesome product and amazing camera.. tab vibrates a bit in high volume but still very much negligible..
IPAD AIR 2 really rocks
by Vijay M on 2015-02-25
First time Apple user.
Apple IPAD AIR 2 really rocks in all sense.
Abviuously, the only difficulty you face will be sharing things in and out from apple products is not easy.
by Amazon Customer on 2016-12-11
View all 5 Reviews