Apple iPad Pro 11 Vs iPad 10.2: Which is Better?

Apple iPad Pro 11 Vs iPad 10.2
iPad Pro 11 (2018)iPad 10.2
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PROSPROS
Pencil clips on.
Insane amount of power for a tablet.
Superb speakers.
Great price for a new iPad.
Slightly bigger screen.
Works with Smart Keyboard Cover.
CONSCONS
No headphone adaptor in the box.
Pencil and keyboard are expensive extras.
Industrial design won’t appeal to all.
Marginally better than iPad 9.7.
Older iPads may be cheaper.
iPad Air is superior for sketching.

DESIGN

iPad Pro 11iPad 10.2
Dimensions9.74 x 7.02 x 0.23 inches (247.4 x 178.3 x 5.8 mm)9.8 x 6.8 x 0.29 inches (248.9 x 172.7 x 7.4 mm)
Weight468.0 g493.0 g
MaterialsBack: AluminumBack: Aluminum
Biometrics3D Face unlockFingerprint (touch)
ColorsGray, SilverSilver, Space gray, Gold

iPad Pro 11:

iPad Pro 11 has got the rounded corner and with slim edges. This has got the black bezels which hides the FaceID and it looks really beautiful.

It has got the two additional speakers on the top, so when you are watching videos or playing games, you can have amazing stereo sound which is really nice.

When I hold it in my hand, it feels a little fragile. However, what I like about this device is that even without any button in the front and those thin bezel’s gives this device an amazing design.

iPad 10.2:

iPad 10.2 feels a bit old as it has large bezel’s all around. It has a button at the bottom with Touch ID sensor and got the classic edges on the device.

You can easily see the camera in front which also feels a kind of old nowadays. It does not have 2 additional speakers at the top, so it can’t provide stereo sound while watching videos or playing games.

This iPad is little thick and feels stronger and durable in hands due to old design. There is also 3.5mm headphone jack.

DISPLAY

iPad Pro 11iPad 10.2
Size11.0 inches10.2 inches
Resolution2388 x 1668 pixels, 265 PPI2160 x 1620 pixels, 4:3 ratio, 265 PPI
TechnologyIPS LCDIPS LCD
Screen-to-body83.08 %74.94 %
FeaturesPressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensorOleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor

iPad Pro 11:

iPad Pro 11 has got the Pro motion technology which basically means it can go up 120 Hz refresh rate which gives a really smooth feeling while swiping through the UI and you can enjoy games as well. It can also automatically adapt all the way upto 240 Hz just to match the content you are viewing. This feature will also save battery life as well. 

The display is laminated and the it is literally glued on to the glass. It is quiet bright than the iPad 10.2 display. It also has got the DCI-P3 color gamut, so this display can show the wider range of colors.

iPad 10.2:

iPad 10.2 display does not have pro motion technology which also means it’s always stuck at 60 Hz refresh rate. Even if the screen is turned off, you can tell that this iPad has much less contrast and reflective as well.

The screen is not laminated, so you can notice the gap of air if you the device in the hand. It also make it feel and sound hollow.

Because of the absence of the DCI-P3 color gamut, the colors on the display doesn’t look good.

HARDWARE & PERFORMANCE

iPad Pro 11iPad 10.2
System chipApple A12X Bionic APL1083Apple A10 Fusion APL1W24
ProcessorOcta-core, 2490 MHz, Vortex and Tempest, 64-bit, 7 nmQuad-core, 2340 MHz, Hurricane and Zephyr, 64-bit, 16 nm
GPUApple 7-core GPUPowerVR 7XT GT7600 Plus
RAM4GB3GB
Internal storage1000GB128GB
OSiPadOS (13.x, 12.x)iPadOS (13.x)
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth5.05.0

iPad Pro 11:

iPad Pro 11 has got the A12X bionic chip which is a really powerful chip. The performance difference is pretty big when compared to iPad 10.2

You can easily play heavy games while turning on all the extra graphic settings and still you won’t have any issues at all. It also let’s you do the all kind of heavy editing like video editing, photo editing without any issues.

iPad 10.2:

iPad 10.2 comes with A10 fusion chip which was also present in last years model. However, what’s new is that we get to see 3GB RAM option.

It can only handle some moderate games but can’t handle big games like Call of duty or PUBG Mobile. And also this can only do some basic to moderate level of video editing or photo editing work.

CAMERA & BATTERY

iPad Pro 11iPad 10.2
RearSingle cameraSingle camera
Main camera12 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus, BSI sensor)8 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)
Video recording3840×2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920×1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280×720 (HD) (240 fps)1920×1080 (Full HD) (30 fps), 1280×720 (HD) (120 fps)
Front7 MP (HDR)1.2 MP (HDR)
Battery Capacity7812 mAh8827 mAh
TypeLi – Polymer, Not user replaceableLi – Ion, Not user replaceable

iPad Pro 11:

It has got the 7 MP camera on the front. On the back it has got the 12 MP camera which shoot’s much better images than the iPad 10.2. This can shoot videos upto 4k 60 fps and the quality really matches the iPhone level videos.

Now, let’s talk about the battery. This device has got a really nice battery life which can easily last upto 10-11 hours with just a single charge. However, if you are someone who do rough usage like playing heavy games, doing high end video editing then the battery life will run out little faster. It comes with 18-watt charger, which can charge the device really quickly.

iPad 10.2:

iPad 10.2 has got the 1.2 MP camera on the front and does not take better images than iPad Pro 11. You will see a 8 MP camera on the back and the images doesn’t look as good as the iPad Pro 11’s camera. As it is a budget category device, so you will not able to shoot videos in 4K.

This device has also got a great battery life as well. It might be a little old than the iPad Pro 11 but then also it manage to give battery life of 10 hours with just a single charge. It comes with a 10W charger in the box and it takes 3 hours to charge it upto 100%.

WHICH ONE YOU SHOULD BUY?

I would definitely suggest you to buy the iPad Pro 11 because it has better processor, display, and camera. If you are someone who don’t have the budget or just want a basic iPad to do basic task than there is no problem in buying iPad 10.2. If you already have iPad 10.2 and thinking to upgrade then iPad Pro 11 would be a better choice.

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