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Apple succeeded the most successful tablet of 2010- iPad with the iPad 2. Is it worth the upgrade? We shall tell you. More or less the specs from the first iPad have lived on through iPad 2. Like the iPad 1 the iPad 2 misses the beautiful retina display that all consumers hoped would make its way into iPad 2. It introduced the camera on both the front and rear unlike the iPad 1 which had no camera at all. iPad 2 made the way being the most desirable tablet computer in 2011 as well standing on to its expectations.
Apple iPad 2’s only design improvement comes with the weight it has come out to be 100 grams lesser than its predecessor. Nothing else about the design needed re-vamping. The premium metallic built stays more or less the same and awesome. It is an engineering wonder with only 8.8mm in thickness. The edges are really accurately curved to give the tablet stunning looks. The black model looks classier but collects more fingerprints than the subtle silver/white model. It has a 3.5 mm headphone jack at the bottom with same placing of control buttons like on the original iPad.
The amazing iPad 2 could not stand on the expectations of the retina display, though from rumours we already knew that it won’t make its way here but as consumers we hoped so. iPad 2 has a 9.7 inch LED backlit IPS LCD display. The IPS tech gives it amazing viewing angles. The reduced glare helps us to see the display clearly even in direct sunlight. There is no visible pixilation on the display on the 768×1024 pixel resolution screen. Full HD content could have been better streamed over the display. We hope to see the retina display on the later iPads. We need it. The size is really suitable for long hours of entertainment and gaming. The internal speakers are really good but need to be louder for the complete package.
Apple did not see tablet cameras doing anything good or did not consider them hence the result it is a really average 0.7 MP primary camera and a VGA secondary camera. The primary camera takes photographs in a very low resolution and the VGA camera on the front side does not make an appropriate camera for video calling.
iPad 2 comes with iOS 5 out of the box with plans to upgrade to the latest iOS 7 when it releases in the fall of Sep 2013. This is the beauty of an Apple product, you get the latest software updates and never makes you feel older. iOS has the best quality of applications which are durable and give better and faster performance.
With the new Apple A5 Dual Core 1GHz chip the iPad 2 is significantly faster than the iPad 1. With 512MB RAM on board than 265MB RAM on iPad 1 it lets you perform faster along with A5 and multitask efficiently and effectively. iPad 2 comes with 16/32/64 GB storage options. There is no NFC but Bluetooth that connects only with 3rd party hardware. iPad 2 gives you 720h of standby and 9h of media battery life.
This is THE best tablet to get if you are still in 2011 but as it is 2013 and we are too late to write the review consider the new ones but still consider the Apple iPads. iPad 2 is still a cheaper option with high quality and fast performance. If you don’t have an iPad, you don’t have an iPad.
|GENERAL||2G Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|3G Network||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100|
|Status||Available. Released 2011, March|
|BODY||Dimensions||241.2 x 185.7 x 8.8 mm (9.50 x 7.31 x 0.35 in)|
|Weight||607 g (1.34 lb)|
|DISPLAY||Type||LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||768 x 1024 pixels, 9.7 inches (~132 ppi pixel density)|
|Protection||Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating|
|Internal||16/32/64 GB storage, 512 MB RAM|
|Speed||HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA, 2 Mbps|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR|
|CAMERA||Primary||0.7 MP, 960 x 720 pixels|
|Video||Yes, 720p@30fps, check quality|
|FEATURES||OS||iOS 4, upgradable to iOS 6.1.3, planned upgrade to iOS 7.0|
|CPU||Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, gyro, compass|
|Messaging||iMessage, Email, Push Email, IM|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS support|
|– iCloud cloud service|
– Twitter and Facebook integration
– Audio/video player/editor
– Image viewer/editor
– Voice memo
– Document viewer
– Predictive text input
|BATTERY||Non-removable Li-Po 6930 mAh battery (25 Wh)|
|Stand-by||Up to 720 h|
|Talk time||Up to 9 h|
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