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iPad Air Review - Benchmark Tests Review

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iPad Air Benchmark Tests

Aside from real-world usage we ran some standard benchmark tests on the iPad Air. We are comparing it with the Sony Xperia Z Ultra, which uses the very fast Snapdragon 800 SoC, the iPad 4, which uses the A6X SoC and the iPhone 5S, which uses the 64-bit A7 but clocked to a slightly lower speed. 

In all graphs higher is better.
iPad Air benchmark scores

We test every tablet we review thoroughly. We use industry standard tests to compare features properly and we use the tablet as our main device over the review period. We’ll always tell you what we find and we never, ever, accept money to review a product.

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Used as our main tablet for the review period

Reviewed using respected industry benchmarks

Ongoing real world testing

Tested with various games, apps and services

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Score in detail

  • Performance 10
  • Value 8
  • Design 10
  • Software & Apps 9
  • Sound Quality 8
  • Screen Quality 10
  • Battery Life 9
  • Build Quality 10

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