Apple iPad 2 Review



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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.


Design

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.

Display

Apple iPad 2 Display
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.

Camera

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.

Software

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.

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.

Final Thoughts

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.

GENERAL2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G NetworkHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
SIMMicro-SIM
Announced2011, March
StatusAvailable. Released 2011, March
BODYDimensions241.2 x 185.7 x 8.8 mm (9.50 x 7.31 x 0.35 in)
Weight607 g (1.34 lb)
DISPLAYTypeLED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size768 x 1024 pixels, 9.7 inches (~132 ppi pixel density)
MultitouchYes
ProtectionScratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating
SOUNDAlert typesN/A
LoudspeakerYes
3.5mm jackYes
MEMORYCard slotNo
Internal16/32/64 GB storage, 512 MB RAM
DATAGPRSYes
EDGEYes
SpeedHSDPA, 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA, 2 Mbps
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band
BluetoothYes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR
USBYes, v2.0
CAMERAPrimary0.7 MP, 960 x 720 pixels
FeaturesNo
VideoYes, 720p@30fps, check quality
SecondaryYes, VGA
FEATURESOSiOS 4, upgradable to iOS 6.1.3, planned upgrade to iOS 7.0
ChipsetApple A5
CPUDual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9
GPUPowerVR SGX543MP2
SensorsAccelerometer, gyro, compass
MessagingiMessage, Email, Push Email, IM
BrowserHTML (Safari)
RadioNo
GPSYes, with A-GPS support
JavaNo
ColorsBlack, White
– iCloud cloud service
– Twitter and Facebook integration
– Maps
– Audio/video player/editor
– Image viewer/editor
– Voice memo
– TV-out
– Document viewer
– Predictive text input
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Po 6930 mAh battery (25 Wh)
Stand-byUp to 720 h
Talk timeUp to 9 h



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Author: Sinha

Passion and Inspiration drives my life and I get them both from technology. Getting to write about it is an absolute bliss. The bliss comes from people reading what you want to convey. There is nothing better for a person than his views to be heard. I am a music, tv shows, movies and technological enthusiast.

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