10.2-inch iPad (2021) review; The most popular Apple tablet in SafirSoft
In this article, we review the 10.2-inch Apple iPad; The product that was launched in 2021 and is currently the most popular Apple iPad in SafirSoft.
Apple's 10.2-inch iPad, which is also referred to as the ninth generation iPad, since it was introduced to The market offered so far has been able to attract the positive opinion of many people. One of the reasons that made this product so popular is the very reasonable price along with the powerful hardware. iPads have become one of the most important products from Apple's tablet division since 2010, that is, before there was any news about iPad mini, iPad Air or Pro, and their ninth generation is also considered one of the best.
View Overview of Apple's 10.2-inch iPad
Compared to the previous two generations, i.e. the 7th generation model that entered the market in 2019, the 10.2-inch iPad is not particularly different in terms of appearance. But Apple has provided a newer and more powerful processor, a better selfie camera and a higher quality display to make up for this lack of design change. The design of the device does not look very modern; Lots of bezels, curved corners and a hardware home key. With a suitable price tag, this product has become one of the best choices for those who do not do heavy work with their iPad and do not have enough budget to buy more beautiful, modern and powerful models.Name Product iPad 10.2 inch (2021) Dimensions and weight 7.5 x 174.1 x 250.6 mm - 487 grams strong> body material back panel and frame made of aluminum display 10.20 inch retina type IPS LCD with average brightness of 500 nits , resolution of 1620 x 2160 pixels and pixel density of 265 pixels per inch - support for Apple's first generation pen processor Bionic A13 - 7nm with six cores - 2 Lightning cores with a frequency of 2.65 GHz and 4 cores of the Thunder type with a frequency of 1.8 GHz strong>OS iPadOS 15 (now) Camera
As you can see, there is nothing special and unique about the 10.2-inch iPad. to delight us. However, this product has a series of features that have been able to prove themselves in practice in such a way that it becomes one of the best-selling tablets in the market and of course the best-selling Apple iPad in SafirSoft.Buy 10.2 inch Apple iPad from SafirSoft.
Apple 10.2-inch iPad unboxing
Apple 10.2-inch iPad is a relatively large box by opening it, you will have access to the product itself, the charger cable and the adapter. The interesting point is that Apple has decided to remove the charger from its product box to play an effective role in preserving the environment. But we are happy that the charger is included in the box of the 10.2-inch iPad so that the user does not have to pay for it separately. This is a 20-watt charger that will require a relatively long time to charge the large battery of this product.
This iPad has a relatively old design. If we don't want to attribute the adjective "old" to it, we must say that at least we are not dealing with a modern product. For comparison with Xiaomi Pad, you can look at the image below.
10.2-inch iPad Pro next to 11-inch Xiaomi Pad 5 - 73.8% and 82.8% image-to-body ratio, respectively
The home hardware key is also embedded in the lower edge of the tablet And it intensifies the old feeling of the device. Of course, such a possibility is also available in products without a physical key, but some people interact more and more easily with this key.
Looking at the design of the back panel of two Xiaomi and Apple products, it can be clearly seen that the representative of Apple has a more retro and classic design.
From We don't see any difference with the previous generation in terms of build quality and resistance of the body against scratches and... The body of the device is still made of aluminum, which has helped to make it lighter. One on the screen Anti-scratch coating is installed to protect the product against possible scratches. The feeling of holding the product in the hand is very good considering the weight of 487 grams, because the 10.2-inch iPad is not too thick, and as a result, it is easy to hold and does not tire the user. Of course, if you buy the 4G model, its weight will reach 498 grams because a modem is also built into it.
The thing to say about the anti-scratch coating of this product's screen is that this glass is literally embedded on the screen; This means that unlike many modern devices today, Apple does not market its iPad with an integrated screen design and anti-scratch coating, but the screen has a separate structure and the protective cover is placed on it separately. With this design, there is usually a gap between the layers and it causes the light to break. As a result of this, the images and colors are not displayed clearly and with high contrast.
Of course This type of design has an advantage, and that is that when the top glass breaks for any reason, you won't need to replace the entire screen, and you can easily buy a side glass and place it on it. However, due to the decrease in the quality of images, light reflection, etc., its disadvantages are far more than the advantages it offers.
No IP resistance standard can be seen in this product, which means that you should be careful with the iPad 10.2. Be careful not to get hurt. Also, Apple has placed an anti-grease coating on the screen of this product, which does not perform well at all. Not only does fingerprints remain on it, but it also gets greasy very quickly.
Keys and ports
On the lowest part of the frame, you can see the stereo speakers and the lightning port between them, on the left side of the frame, a smart connector, on the left side of the upper frame, the 3.5mm headphone jack, and on the right side, the power button, on the right side, the keys We see the volume control and the SIM card tray. https://safirsoft.com/picsbody/2211/17854-10.jpg">
With the help of the smart connector, you can connect accessories such as the keyboard to the device. Of course, for the 10.2-inch iPad, you can only get the Apple Smart Keyboard because this product is not compatible with the Magic or Folio keyboard. The price of the normal keyboard is 150 dollars, which you have to buy separately. Fortunately, this iPad still supports Apple's pen, but only from its first generation. To buy this pen, you have to pay an extra $100.
Apple 10.2-inch iPad display
In the display department, you can see a 10.2-inch IPS LCD panel with Retina technology. It is used in the 7th and 8th generation. The image resolution in this display reaches 1620 x 2160 pixels and the pixel density is 265 per inch. The maximum brightness in this display reaches 512 nits, which is considered good considering the size of the panel.
As expected, this display does not perform well in black display. Also, the display itself is not very good in terms of lighting and sometimes it may cause eye fatigue because it cannot control the light well. This problem can be more visible in certain lighting conditions outside the house. But in general, its performance in the outdoor environment is good. The 10.2-inch iPad also displays very high accuracy in displaying colors.
Finally We must also mention the low speed of the screen. Of course, we don't mean the 60 Hz refresh rate that we see in this product by slow speed, but we mean the slow speed of the iPad in showing the reaction to the user's touch actions. In general, working with the display of this product is not very enjoyable.
Battery and charger
The 10.2-inch iPad uses an 8557 mAh battery. This feature is also taken from iPad generation 8 and we do not see any change in it. Of course, the seventh generation of this product uses an 8827 mAh battery, which is not significantly different from the one installed in the 2021 model. Especially since in this generation both the processor has been optimized and more software optimizations have been made.
Overall, during the tests carried out by the GSMArena website on this product, its 8557 mAh battery was able to keep it on for 12:04 hours and 12:12 hours in web browsing and video playback, respectively, which means you can last a day without needing To be recharged, use this device to perform mixed tasks. A result that is not too bright and not too bad.
As mentioned, the speed of the charger is not too high and you should not expect much from it. Inside the box of this product is a 20-watt charger that can fully charge the speaker in 30 minutes to 24% and in 2 hours and 45 minutes.
In terms of sound quality Thanks to the large stereo speakers built into the bottom frame of the device, you'll be satisfied, but if you're into bass, you won't be able to tell too much about their performance. The volume is quite normal, but again, they do not perform badly. The sound may not be very loud, but its quality, clarity and clarity are very high. You can listen to a sample of the sound recorded by this tablet below.
Apple iPad 10.2-inch hardware and software performance
iPad 10.2-inch by default from iPadOS 15 benefits. Not much has changed in this operating system, except that a series of features have been added for better productivity, which sometimes do not meet the expectations of users. You should definitely not expect a series of features and capabilities that are available in iPad Pros equipped with M1 and M2 chips to be available for this tablet as well, because the A13 processor used in it does not have the necessary capabilities and architecture to support those capabilities.
In general, among the changes made in this product, widgets and the possibility of personalizing them (size , location, etc.), app library for automatic and manual categorization of applications according to their type (social, game and entertainment, etc.), split screen to use two applications at the same time together with various features and capabilities, including Slideover (working on one app on top of another app, not next to it) working on two Safari tabs at the same time, professional note-taking application with the ability to copy and paste quickly, the ability to add an extension to the Safari browser, the ability to display a summary of notifications to avoid From receiving successive notifications from a specific app, Focus ability to set different profiles and activate it in different situations such as work, teaching, Home and, and many more mentioned.
Test results iPad 10.2 inch Geekbench single and multi-core 1328/3124 AnTuTu 617292 GFX Manhattan 3.1 (both offscreen and onscreen) 104/5 strong> 3DMark Wild Life 7537
Apple iPad 10.2-inch camera
Original 10.2-inch iPad 8-megapixel camera performs well in recording The pictures are good in daylight, but you shouldn't expect too much. There is noise in the images, the dynamic range is limited, and you should not count on its quality at night. On the other hand, the quality of the selfie camera is acceptable, it has a wide viewing angle and can display many details. It is enough for a tablet to have a high-quality selfie camera, because most of the work, such as taking part in a class or video meeting, is done through this camera, and the 10.2-inch iPad will not disappoint you in this regard.
In terms of video, the performance of this product is really satisfactory. Is. Both the colors are displayed well and there are enough details. The dynamic range is still limited and there is noise, but considering the price range, we did not expect more from this iPad. You can see the sample images recorded by this tablet below.
In this price range, Galaxy Tab S6 Lite and its 2022 model can be a good option, fortunately both are also available for purchase. These products are 10.4 inches and their display has an integrated structure. Of course, the choice between an iPad and an Android product depends more on your type of activity; Which ecosystem is best suited to address your needs. In general, the strengths and weaknesses of the 10.2-inch iPad are as follows:
Strengths of the 10.2-inch iPad
- Aluminum body
- pen and keyboard support
- accurate display of colors
- good battery life
- charger in the box
- iPadOS 15 with many features
- Processor with optimal processing and graphics power
- Excellent selfie camera especially in the video section
Points Weakness of 10.2-inch iPad
- Old design with many edges around the screen
- Not benefiting from any resistance standard
- Screen protection cover and anti-grease with very bad performance
- Not benefiting from the integrated design of the screen and as a result displaying images in a way that is not very clear and high quality
- Not supporting HDR video
- Slow screen response speed
- Stereo speakers with medium height and not very powerful bass
- Rear camera not very high quality