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    Apple iPad Air 5 2022 Review: Many Yays, Few Nays The power of M1. Apple surprised everybody by putting their fast M1 chip, that we already know from their MacBook Air and iPad Pro, into the brand-new iPad Air. Find out in our review who will benefit from this upgrade, and whether or not the more expensive iPad Pro is still worth the premium. Klaus Hinum , ? Klaus Hinum ( translated by Finn D. Boerne), 03/28/2022 ?? ?? … ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? iPad Tablet Touchscreen Apple

    Apple iPad Air 5 2022 Review: Many Yays, Few Nays

    The power of M1. Apple surprised everybody by putting their fast M1 chip, that we already know from their MacBook Air and iPad Pro, into the brand-new iPad Air. Find out in our review who will benefit from this upgrade, and whether or not the more expensive iPad Pro is still worth the premium.

    The iPad Air, internal code name iPad 13,16, is Apple’s mid-range tablet and positioned between the entry-level iPad 9 and the high-end iPad Pro 11″ 3. Gen, and thanks to the very same M1 chip they put in the Pro last year the differences between the latter two are getting fewer and fewer. For the current generation, the benefits of the Pro include a 120 Hz display, Face ID, and a better camera. If you find the 10-inch form factor too restrictive Apple has you covered with their smaller iPad Mini 6 and their larger iPad Pro 12.9 with Mini LED display.

    The most popular non-Apple Windows and Android tablets are the Samsung Galaxy Tab A8, Galaxy Tab S8, Galaxy Tab S7 FE, Xiaomi Pad 5, Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro, Lenovo Tab M10 Plus, and Surface Pro 8. We would like to highlight Samsung’s Galaxy Tab series in particular as these stand out and are the iPad’s main competitors with Samsung holding a solid 2nd place in the tablet market segment (source: Statista).

    Apple iPad Air 5 2022 (iPad Air Series)
    Processor
    Apple M1 8 x 2.1 – 3.2 GHz
    Graphics adapter
    Apple M1 8-Core GPU
    Memory
    8192 MB 

    Display
    10.90 inch 4.3:3, 2360 x 1640 pixel 264 PPI, capacitive, native pen support, IPS, anti-reflective coating, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
    Storage
    64 GB SSD, 64 GB 

    Connections
    1 USB 3.1 Gen2, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Digital compass, Touch ID, Threeâ€axis gyro, Accelerometer, Barometer
    Networking
    802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (a/b/g/n=Wi-Fi 4/ac=Wi-Fi 5/ax=Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.0
    Size
    height x width x depth (in mm): 6.1 x 247.6 x 178.5 (=0.24 x 9.75 x 7.03 in)
    Battery
    28.6 Wh Lithium-Polymer
    Charging
    fast charging / Quickcharge
    Operating System
    Apple iPadOS 14
    Camera
    Primary Camera: 12 MPix (f/1.8, Smart HDR, 4k video)
    Secondary Camera: 12 MPix (f/2.4, Ultra Wide, Center Stage, 1080p video)
    Additional features
    Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: onscreen or optional Magic Keyboard, Keyboard Light: yes, 20 W USB‑C Power Adapter, USB‑C Charge Cable (1 meter), Documentation, 12 Months Warranty, fanless
    Released

    03/15/2022

    Weight
    461 g (= 16.26 oz / 1.02 pounds), Power Supply: 74 g (= 2.61 oz / 0.16 pounds)
    Price
    599 Euro
    Links
    Apple homepage
    iPad Air (Series)
    Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.
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    A14, A14 Bionic GPU458 g6.1 mm10.90″2360×1640

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    Case

    The iPad Air 5’s aluminum case remained unchanged for the 2022 model year. As before, we find a high-quality unibody tablet made of recycled aluminum. The only difference over last year are the colors, some of which have changed slightly. The new line-up includes Space Gray, Pink, Purple, Blue, and Starlight. Our review model was clad in the new purple color.

    With 6.1 mm (0.24 inches) the 2022 model is exactly as thick as its two immediate predecessors. Unfortunately, the camera continues to protrude quite significantly from the case and sticks out by a whopping 2.1 mm (0.08 inches) resulting in a rather wobbly user experience when placed face-up on a flat surface, such as a table. This, however, can be completely eliminated by installing a case that compensates for the protrusion. A minor difference can be seen in the weight with the 2022 model weighing in at an extra 3 g (0.11 oz), most likely courtesy of the new M1 chip.

    Build quality is excellent, and the aluminum surface not only has a great touch and feel but it is also virtually impervious to fingerprints. The device remained completely silent during our attempts to warp it out of shape but did suffer from minor distortions with pressure applied to the display. All panel gaps are tight and consistent.

    As with previous devices Apple’s focus is on sustainability. In addition to recycled aluminum the new iPad Air also contains recycled tin for the solder joints as well as recycled rare earths for its speakers. The box is a mix of recycled wood fiber and new wood from sustainably managed forests. As of today, Apple still plans to be 100 percent carbon neutral by 2030.

    Size Comparison

          Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7       Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G       Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro       Apple iPad 2021       Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022       Apple iPad Air 5 2022       Apple iPad Air 4 2020       Apple iPad Pro 11 2021 âŒ

    292 mm / 11.5 inch201 mm / 7.91 inch8.5 mm / 0.3346 inch891 g1.964 lbs284.8 mm / 11.2 inch185 mm / 7.28 inch6.3 mm / 0.248 inch608 g1.34 lbs254.69 mm / 10 inch166.25 mm / 6.55 inch6.85 mm / 0.2697 inch515 g1.135 lbs250.6 mm / 9.87 inch174.1 mm / 6.85 inch7.5 mm / 0.2953 inch487 g1.074 lbs246.8 mm / 9.72 inch161.9 mm / 6.37 inch6.9 mm / 0.2717 inch508 g1.12 lbs247.6 mm / 9.75 inch178.5 mm / 7.03 inch6.1 mm / 0.2402 inch461 g1.016 lbs247.6 mm / 9.75 inch178.5 mm / 7.03 inch6.1 mm / 0.2402 inch458 g1.01 lbs247.6 mm / 9.75 inch178.5 mm / 7.03 inch5.9 mm / 0.2323 inch468 g1.032 lbs

    Connectivity

    As before, the iPad Air 5 remains a staunch minimalist when it comes to connectivity. The only ports to be found on the device are the USB-C port at the bottom and the Smart Connector for the Magic Keyboard at the rear. And while the USB-C port does unfortunately not support the Thunderbolt protocol its performance has doubled from 5 to 10 Gbps according to Apple, thanks to the M1 chip. Like its predecessor and the Pro-series, the 2022 iPad Air also comes with the well-known magnetic wireless charging port for the Apple Pencil 2.

    A 3.5-mm audio jack for connecting wired headphones is nowhere to be found, and neither is a USB-C dongle. This, however, can be purchased separately.

    Software

    At the time of writing, our review unit came preloaded with iPadOS 15.4. Thanks to the fast M1 processor and a total of 8 GB of RAM we expect many years of updates to come.

    As before iPadOS lacks various features that would make it much better suited for professional use, such as a full-fledged file manager or more versatile multitasking capabilities. On the flip side it is ideal for entertainment and media consumption. Usability is a breeze, and the device remained smooth at all times. The App Store contains a huge number of specialized apps for the iPad, and unlike with the larger iPad Pro 12.9 or the smaller iPad Mini you can expect apps to be properly optimized for the iPad Air’s display size and resolution.

    Communication and GNSS

    One of the iPad Air 5’s new features is its optional 5G modem (iPad Air model A2589) without support for mmWave. Our review unit did not have this optional 5G modem installed and thus came without cellular and GPS support. In return, it is a few ounces lighter and obviously also quite a bit cheaper.

    The built-in Wi-Fi modem does not support the current 6 GHz Wi-Fi 6E standard. Accordingly, wireless connectivity is limited to 2.4 and 5 GHz Wi-Fi 6 with HT80 and MIMO. Bluetooth support is limited to version 5.0.

    While the 2022 iPad Air performed slightly better in our Wi-Fi test than its predecessor, the iPad Air 4 running iOS 14, there is some room for improvement. Microsoft’s Surface Pro 8 is a prime example of what would have potentially been achievable at the time of writing. We had no issues with range and the quality of our wireless signal, and the iPad Air turned out to be very reliable in this regard.

    Networking iperf3 Client (transmit) 1 m 4M x10 Netgear AX12Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
    Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe

    1451 (1385min – 1504max) MBit/s ∼100% 87%

    Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
    Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash

    864 (829min – 888max) MBit/s ∼60% 11%

    Apple iPad Pro 11 2021
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe

    780 (385min – 848max) MBit/s ∼54% 0%

    Apple iPad Air 5 2022
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 64 GB SSD

    777 (381min – 863max) MBit/s ∼54%

    Apple iPad Air 4 2020
    A14 Bionic GPU, A14, 256 GB NVMe

    645 (569min – 750max) MBit/s ∼44% -17%

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
    Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash

    630 (597min – 669max) MBit/s ∼43% -19%

    Apple iPad 2021
    A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 64 GB SSD

    587 (290min – 624max) MBit/s ∼40% -24%

    iperf3 Client (receive) 1 m 4M x10 Netgear AX12Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
    Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe

    1425 (1295min – 1493max) MBit/s ∼100% 86%

    Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
    Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash

    827 (708min – 899max) MBit/s ∼58% 8%

    Apple iPad Air 5 2022
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 64 GB SSD

    767 (747min – 777max) MBit/s ∼54%

    Apple iPad Pro 11 2021
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe

    658 (623min – 676max) MBit/s ∼46% -14%

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
    Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash

    655 (601min – 674max) MBit/s ∼46% -15%

    Apple iPad Air 4 2020
    A14 Bionic GPU, A14, 256 GB NVMe

    541 (500min – 571max) MBit/s ∼38% -29%

    Apple iPad 2021
    A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 64 GB SSD

    485 (191min – 554max) MBit/s ∼34% -37%

    iperf3 Client (receive) 1 m 4M x10 GT-AXE11000Apple iPad Air 5 2022
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 64 GB SSD

    769 (744min – 780max) MBit/s ∼100%

    Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
    Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash

    325 (163min – 328max) MBit/s ∼42% -58%

    iperf3 Client (transmit) 1 m 4M x10 GT-AXE11000Apple iPad Air 5 2022
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 64 GB SSD

    959 (486min – 977max) MBit/s ∼100%

    Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
    Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash

    349 (178min – 357max) MBit/s ∼36% -64%
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    ; iperf3 Client (receive) 1 m 4M x10 GT-AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø769 (744-780)
    ; iperf3 Client (receive) 1 m 4M x10 Netgear AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø766 (747-777)
    ; iperf3 Client (transmit) 1 m 4M x10 GT-AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø942 (486-977)
    ; iperf3 Client (transmit) 1 m 4M x10 Netgear AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø764 (381-863)

    Cameras

    In terms of cameras only the front-facing one has been upgraded. At the rear, we find the exact same 12 MP camera with an aperture of f/1.8 as before, the very same that is also featured on the iPhone SE. According to Apple, the only difference between the iPad Air and the iPhone SE and iPhone 8 is that the iPad’s camera system features a lens with 5 elements whereas both iPhones feature a lens made up of 6 individual elements. We found the camera to take decent photos in daylight and to be adequate and good enough for digitizing documents. However, in terms of overall image quality it cannot hold a candle to more modern iPhones, especially with fading light.

    As mentioned above the front-facing camera has been upgraded and is now the same unit we already know from the iPad Pro and iPad Mini. It features a 12 MP sensor with an aperture of f/2.4 and an ultra-wide lens with a 122° field of view. This allows for Center Stage functionality, which follows you around during video calls and can automatically zoom in and out if required. While this feature works very well most of the time we found video quality to be slightly subpar due to the cropped image.

    In bright light both our test and our color chart were captured very accurately by the iPad Air’s rear-facing camera.

    ColorChecker

    10.6 ∆E
    8.5 ∆E
    11.4 ∆E
    14.2 ∆E
    10.1 ∆E
    8.4 ∆E
    4.2 ∆E
    7.3 ∆E
    8.1 ∆E
    4.8 ∆E
    6.6 ∆E
    1.4 ∆E
    4.4 ∆E
    10.1 ∆E
    10 ∆E
    2.2 ∆E
    6.4 ∆E
    8.9 ∆E
    6.8 ∆E
    4.1 ∆E
    5.8 ∆E
    2.9 ∆E
    2.6 ∆E
    5.5 ∆E

    ColorChecker Apple iPad Air 5 2022: 6.88 ∆E min: 1.37 – max: 14.22 ∆E

    Apple iPad Air 5 2022Apple iPad Air 5 2022Apple iPad Air 5 2022

    Accessories and Warranty

    Unlike current iPhones the iPad continues to come with a charger. Unfortunately, it is only rated at 20 W and thus incapable of charging the tablet at its maximum charging rate of 31 W.

    Like all Apple products the iPad Air 5 comes with a 12 months limited warranty that includes phone support.

    Input Devices & Handling

    The iPad Air 5’s capacitive touchscreen is very fast and accurate. We did however notice a slight difference between the iPad Air’s 60 Hz and the iPad Pro’s 120 Hz display. If you prefer a different keyboard layout than what comes preinstalled by Apple you can opt for an alternative keyboard in the App Store.

    Touch ID, which is integrated into the side-mounted power button, felt good and worked flawlessly in our tests. Both reliability and performance were top notch. Nevertheless, we very much prefer Face ID as implemented by the iPad Pro and find it to be much more convenient.

    If you are an Apple Pencil user, you will find it to feel nicer and better than on the iPad 8. The pencil is incredibly accurate and perfectly suited for taking notes and sketches.

    Display

    Like many other aspects the display remained unchanged as well. Accordingly, we find the same 10.9-inch IPS panel running at a native resolution of 2360 x 1640 pixels with a maximum brightness of 500 nits. Keep in mind that maximum brightness depends on ambient light, and we were only able to measure a maximum of 444 nits at 100 % brightness in darker surroundings with less ambient light.

    The iPad Air supports True Tone, which not only automatically adjusts display brightness via the built-in ambient light sensor but also color temperature in order to achieve a balanced and ideal color representation.

    On a very positive note, we found absolutely no evidence of PWM for brightness regulation.

    455
    cd/m²473
    cd/m²461
    cd/m²460
    cd/m²529
    cd/m²507
    cd/m²505
    cd/m²516
    cd/m²503
    cd/m²Distribution of brightness
    X-Rite i1Pro 2

    Maximum: 529 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 489.9 cd/m² Minimum: 5 cd/m²
    Brightness Distribution: 86 %
    Center on Battery: 529 cd/m²
    Contrast: 1430:1 (Black: 0.37 cd/m²)
    ΔE Color 1.35 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.4
    ΔE Greyscale 2.1 | 0.64-98 Ø5.6
    99.5% sRGB (Calman 2D)
    Gamma: 2.183

    Apple iPad Air 5 2022
    IPS, 2360×1640, 10.90Apple iPad 2021
    IPS, 2160×1620, 10.20Apple iPad Pro 11 2021
    IPS, 2388×1668, 11.00Apple iPad Air 4 2020
    IPS, 2360×1640, 10.90Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
    LCD IPS, 2560×1600, 12.40Screen

    -20%
    -7%
    -3%
    -21%

    Brightness middle

    529
    507

    -4%
    627

    19%
    509

    -4%
    619

    17%

    Brightness

    490
    491

    0%
    598

    22%
    486

    -1%
    593

    21%

    Brightness Distribution

    86
    90

    5%
    88

    2%
    93

    8%
    91

    6%

    Black Level *

    0.37
    0.5

    -35%
    0.44

    -19%
    0.39

    -5%
    0.22

    41%

    Contrast

    1430
    1014

    -29%
    1425

    0%
    1305

    -9%
    2814

    97%

    Colorchecker dE 2000 *

    1.35
    1.7

    -26%
    1.6

    -19%
    1.3

    4%
    2.6

    -93%

    Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *

    2.45
    3.9

    -59%
    3.5

    -43%
    2.8

    -14%
    6.6

    -169%

    Greyscale dE 2000 *

    2.1
    2.4

    -14%
    2.5

    -19%
    2.2

    -5%
    4

    -90%

    Gamma

    2.183 101%
    2.25 98%
    2.25 98%
    2.21 100%
    2.17 101%

    CCT

    6939 94%
    6923 94%
    6969 93%
    6833 95%
    6973 93%

    Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)

    99.3

    … smaller is better

    Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

    ℹ

    To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession – a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.

    Screen flickering / PWM not detected

    In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 21940 (minimum: 5 – maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

    Thanks to its low black level of just 0.37 nits the display manages a very good contrast ratio of nearly 1500:1. That is of course as long as you do not compare it to OLED panel’s or the 12.9 iPad Pro’s Mini LED panel against which it is unable to compete.

    With True Tone disabled we found the iPad Air’s color accuracy in the sRGB color space as set by the MobileForge app to be comparable to its predecessor. In other words: very good. Only the slightly larger 11†iPad Pro was even more accurate.

    Display Response Times

    ℹ

    Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.

       ↔    Response Time Black to White30.1 ms … rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 15.9 ms rise

    ↘ 14.2 ms fallThe screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
    In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 76 % of all devices are better.
    This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (23.4 ms).   ↔    Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey24.9 ms … rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 11.6 ms rise

    ↘ 13.3 ms fallThe screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
    In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.692 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 22 % of all devices are better.
    This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (37 ms).

    Outdoor usability was decent overall. However, it turned out to be rather challenging to use in direct sunlight despite its relatively low level of reflections and its high brightness of 500 nits. Compare that to the iPhone 13’s up to 830 nits.

    As is expected of an IPS panel the iPad Air’s viewing angles were very good with a very minor decrease in brightness and a significant red shift at extreme angles. We found no evidence of ghosting or backlight bleeding.

    Performance

    Thanks to Apple’s M1 SoC the iPad Air 5 offers more than enough performance for all things you may throw at it, and it is also capable of easily outgunning all of its Android competitors. Performance is identical and not throttled when compared to the more expensive iPad Pro.

    The M1 chip comes with four efficiency cores (Icestorm) and four performance cores (Firestorm). Its maximum clock speed is 3.2 GHz, and it comes with an Apple-developed 8-core GPU, 8 GB of LPDDR4X unified memory that is shared between CPU and GPU, and a 16-core neural engine used for among other things to perform OCR in photos.

    In our CPU benchmarks, the new iPad Air performed virtually identical to the iPad Pro or even MacBook Air with the same M1 chip. It is therefore very likely that it is clocked very similarly if not identically to those two. It easily outperformed all Android tablets and even the Core i7-powered Surface Pro 8. Compared to its immediate predecessor it performed slightly faster in the Geekbench single-core test and significantly faster in the multi-core test.

    Geekbench 5.3 | Antutu v9 | CrossMark

    Geekbench 5.3 64 Bit Single-Core ScoreAverage Apple M1
      (1710 – 1745, n=9)

    1729 Points ∼85% 1%

    Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
    M1 7-Core GPU, M1, Apple SSD AP0256Q

    1727 Points ∼85% 0%

    Apple iPad Air 5 2022
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 64 GB SSD

    1719 Points ∼84%

    Apple iPad Pro 11 2021
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe

    1716 Points ∼84% 0%

    Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe

    1710 Points ∼84% -1%

    Apple iPad Air 4 2020
    A14 Bionic GPU, A14, 256 GB NVMe

    1593 Points ∼78% -7%

    Apple iPad Mini 6
    A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 64 GB SSD

    1590 Points ∼78% -8%

    Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
    Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe

    1548 Points ∼76% -10%

    Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
    Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM991 MZ9LQ256HBJQ

    1334 Points ∼65% -22%

    Apple iPad 2021
    A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 64 GB SSD

    1328 Points ∼65% -23%

    Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
    Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash

    1019 Points ∼50% -41%

    Xiaomi Pad 5
    Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash

    784 Points ∼38% -54%

    Average of class Tablet
      (133 – 1719, n=47, last 2 years)

    679 Points ∼33% -61%

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
    Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash

    656 Points ∼32% -62%

    Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
    Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash

    503 Points ∼25% -71%

    Lenovo Yoga Tab 11
    Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash

    483 Points ∼24% -72%

    Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
    Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash

    365 Points ∼18% -79%

    64 Bit Multi-Core ScoreApple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
    M1 7-Core GPU, M1, Apple SSD AP0256Q

    7578 Points ∼26% 8%

    Average Apple M1
      (7034 – 7710, n=9)

    7501 Points ∼26% 7%

    Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe

    7378 Points ∼26% 5%

    Apple iPad Pro 11 2021
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe

    7260 Points ∼25% 3%

    Apple iPad Air 5 2022
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 64 GB SSD

    7034 Points ∼24%

    Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
    Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe

    5759 Points ∼20% -18%

    Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
    Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM991 MZ9LQ256HBJQ

    4866 Points ∼17% -31%

    Apple iPad Mini 6
    A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 64 GB SSD

    4640 Points ∼16% -34%

    Apple iPad Air 4 2020
    A14 Bionic GPU, A14, 256 GB NVMe

    4334 Points ∼15% -38%

    Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
    Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash

    3317 Points ∼12% -53%

    Apple iPad 2021
    A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 64 GB SSD

    3235 Points ∼11% -54%

    Xiaomi Pad 5
    Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash

    2768 Points ∼10% -61%

    Average of class Tablet
      (455 – 7378, n=47, last 2 years)

    2308 Points ∼8% -67%

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
    Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash

    1885 Points ∼7% -73%

    Lenovo Yoga Tab 11
    Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash

    1593 Points ∼6% -77%

    Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
    Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash

    1557 Points ∼5% -78%

    Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
    Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash

    1229 Points ∼4% -83%

    Antutu v9 – Total ScoreApple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe

    1186706 Points ∼100% 14%

    Average Apple M1
      (1040908 – 1186706, n=2)

    1113807 Points ∼94% 7%

    Apple iPad Air 5 2022
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 64 GB SSD

    1040908 Points ∼88%

    Apple iPad Air 4 2020
    A14 Bionic GPU, A14, 256 GB NVMe

    776812 Points ∼65% -25%

    Apple iPad Mini 6
    A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 64 GB SSD

    774680 Points ∼65% -26%

    Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
    Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash

    704209 Points ∼59% -32%

    Apple iPad 2021
    A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 64 GB SSD

    622382 Points ∼52% -40%

    Xiaomi Pad 5
    Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash

    575553 Points ∼49% -45%

    Average of class Tablet
      (117837 – 1186706, n=24, last 2 years)

    553815 Points ∼47% -47%

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
    Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash

    356422 Points ∼30% -66%

    Lenovo Yoga Tab 11
    Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash

    323166 Points ∼27% -69%

    Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
    Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash

    322048 Points ∼27% -69%

    Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
    Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash

    201310 Points ∼17% -81%

    CrossMark OverallMicrosoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
    Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe

    1394 Points ∼60% 10%

    Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
    M1 7-Core GPU, M1, Apple SSD AP0256Q

    1355 Points ∼59% 7%

    Average Apple M1
      (1266 – 1355, n=3)

    1301 Points ∼56% 3%

    Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe

    1283 Points ∼56% 1%

    Apple iPad Air 5 2022
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 64 GB SSD

    1266 Points ∼55%

    Apple iPad Air 4 2020
    A14 Bionic GPU, A14, 256 GB NVMe

    1022 Points ∼44% -19%

    Apple iPad 2021
    A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 64 GB SSD

    842 Points ∼36% -33%

    Average of class Tablet
      (361 – 1283, n=13, last 2 years)

    834 Points ∼36% -34%

    Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
    Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash

    780 Points ∼34% -38%

    Xiaomi Pad 5
    Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash

    635 Points ∼28% -50%

    Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
    Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash

    361 Points ∼16% -71%

    ProductivityMicrosoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
    Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe

    1389 Points ∼64% 18%

    Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
    M1 7-Core GPU, M1, Apple SSD AP0256Q

    1274 Points ∼59% 8%

    Average Apple M1
      (1176 – 1274, n=3)

    1216 Points ∼56% 3%

    Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe

    1197 Points ∼55% 2%

    Apple iPad Air 5 2022
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 64 GB SSD

    1176 Points ∼54%

    Apple iPad Air 4 2020
    A14 Bionic GPU, A14, 256 GB NVMe

    1023 Points ∼47% -13%

    Apple iPad 2021
    A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 64 GB SSD

    836 Points ∼39% -29%

    Average of class Tablet
      (387 – 1197, n=13, last 2 years)

    818 Points ∼38% -30%

    Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
    Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash

    786 Points ∼36% -33%

    Xiaomi Pad 5
    Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash

    583 Points ∼27% -50%

    Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
    Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash

    387 Points ∼18% -67%

    CreativityApple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
    M1 7-Core GPU, M1, Apple SSD AP0256Q

    1593 Points ∼64% 3%

    Average Apple M1
      (1549 – 1593, n=3)

    1567 Points ∼63% 1%

    Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe

    1558 Points ∼62% 1%

    Apple iPad Air 5 2022
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 64 GB SSD

    1549 Points ∼62%

    Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
    Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe

    1513 Points ∼61% -2%

    Apple iPad Air 4 2020
    A14 Bionic GPU, A14, 256 GB NVMe

    1149 Points ∼46% -26%

    Apple iPad 2021
    A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 64 GB SSD

    1001 Points ∼40% -35%

    Average of class Tablet
      (318 – 1558, n=13, last 2 years)

    900 Points ∼36% -42%

    Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
    Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash

    800 Points ∼32% -48%

    Xiaomi Pad 5
    Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash

    720 Points ∼29% -54%

    Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
    Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash

    318 Points ∼13% -79%

    ResponsivenessMicrosoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
    Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe

    1103 Points ∼49% 28%

    Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
    M1 7-Core GPU, M1, Apple SSD AP0256Q

    1004 Points ∼45% 16%

    Average Apple M1
      (863 – 1004, n=3)

    918 Points ∼41% 6%

    Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe

    886 Points ∼40% 3%

    Apple iPad Air 5 2022
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 64 GB SSD

    863 Points ∼39%

    Average of class Tablet
      (433 – 1121, n=13, last 2 years)

    730 Points ∼33% -15%

    Apple iPad Air 4 2020
    A14 Bionic GPU, A14, 256 GB NVMe

    715 Points ∼32% -17%

    Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
    Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash

    705 Points ∼32% -18%

    Xiaomi Pad 5
    Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash

    561 Points ∼25% -35%

    Apple iPad 2021
    A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 64 GB SSD

    511 Points ∼23% -41%

    Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
    Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash

    433 Points ∼19% -50%
    Geekbench 5.3 | Antutu v9 | CrossMark

    In our GPU tests, it performed very similar to the more expensive Pro models as well. Given that it outperformed the entry-level 7-core GPU MacBook Air M1 we can safely assume that all 8 GPU cores are enabled on the iPad Air. Once again, the 2022 iPad Air outperformed both its immediate predecessor as well as all of its Android-based competitors by significant margins.

    3DMark: Wild Life Score | Wild Life Unlimited Score | Wild Life Extreme | Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
    GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7: T-Rex Onscreen | 1920×1080 T-Rex Offscreen
    GFXBench 3.0: on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL | 1920×1080 1080p Manhattan Offscreen
    GFXBench 3.1: on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen | 1920×1080 Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
    GFXBench: on screen Car Chase Onscreen | 1920×1080 Car Chase Offscreen | on screen Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen | 2560×1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen | on screen Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen | 1920×1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen

    3DMark / Wild Life ScoreApple iPad Pro 11 2021
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe

    17263 Points ∼100% 72%

    Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe

    17221 Points ∼100% 72%

    Average Apple M1
      (9995 – 17263, n=5)

    12903 Points ∼75% 29%

    Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
    Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM991 MZ9LQ256HBJQ

    11209 Points ∼65% 12%

    Apple iPad Air 5 2022
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 64 GB SSD

    10018 Points ∼58%

    Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
    M1 7-Core GPU, M1, Apple SSD AP0256Q

    9995 Points ∼58% 0%

    Apple iPad Mini 6
    A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 64 GB SSD

    9498 Points ∼55% -5%

    Apple iPad Air 4 2020
    A14 Bionic GPU, A14, 256 GB NVMe

    8630 Points ∼50% -14%

    Apple iPad 2021
    A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 64 GB SSD

    7457 Points ∼43% -26%

    Average of class Tablet
      (371 – 17263, n=28, last 2 years)

    4750 Points ∼28% -53%

    Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
    Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash

    4273 Points ∼25% -57%

    Xiaomi Pad 5
    Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash

    3428 Points ∼20% -66%

    Lenovo Yoga Tab 11
    Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash

    1363 Points ∼8% -86%

    Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
    Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash

    1344 Points ∼8% -87%

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
    Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash

    1101 Points ∼6% -89%

    Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
    Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash

    712 Points ∼4% -93%

    3DMark / Wild Life Unlimited ScoreApple iPad Pro 11 2021
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe

    18326 Points ∼100% 0%

    Apple iPad Air 5 2022
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 64 GB SSD

    18309 Points ∼100%

    Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe

    18303 Points ∼100% 0%

    Average Apple M1
      (16159 – 18326, n=8)

    17857 Points ∼97% -2%

    Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
    M1 7-Core GPU, M1, Apple SSD AP0256Q

    16159 Points ∼88% -12%

    Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
    Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM991 MZ9LQ256HBJQ

    11404 Points ∼62% -38%

    Apple iPad Mini 6
    A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 64 GB SSD

    10919 Points ∼60% -40%

    Apple iPad Air 4 2020
    A14 Bionic GPU, A14, 256 GB NVMe

    8955 Points ∼49% -51%

    Apple iPad 2021
    A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 64 GB SSD

    7858 Points ∼43% -57%

    Average of class Tablet
      (366 – 18326, n=26, last 2 years)

    5581 Points ∼30% -70%

    Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
    Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash

    4290 Points ∼23% -77%

    Xiaomi Pad 5
    Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash

    3436 Points ∼19% -81%

    Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
    Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash

    1387 Points ∼8% -92%

    Lenovo Yoga Tab 11
    Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash

    1371 Points ∼7% -93%

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
    Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash

    1099 Points ∼6% -94%

    Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
    Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash

    708 Points ∼4% -96%

    3DMark / Wild Life ExtremeAverage Apple M1
      (4062 – 9963, n=5)

    5787 Points ∼100% 18%

    Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe

    5035 Points ∼87% 2%

    Apple iPad Pro 11 2021
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe

    4962 Points ∼86% 1%

    Apple iPad Air 5 2022
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 64 GB SSD

    4913 Points ∼85%

    Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
    M1 7-Core GPU, M1, Apple SSD AP0256Q

    4062 Points ∼70% -17%

    Apple iPad Mini 6
    A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 64 GB SSD

    2870 Points ∼50% -42%

    Apple iPad Air 4 2020
    A14 Bionic GPU, A14, 256 GB NVMe

    2466 Points ∼43% -50%

    Apple iPad 2021
    A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 64 GB SSD

    1992 Points ∼34% -59%

    Average of class Tablet
      (135 – 5035, n=24, last 2 years)

    1627 Points ∼28% -67%

    Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
    Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash

    1228 Points ∼21% -75%

    Xiaomi Pad 5
    Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash

    985 Points ∼17% -80%

    Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
    Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash

    380 Points ∼7% -92%

    Lenovo Yoga Tab 11
    Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash

    372 Points ∼6% -92%

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
    Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash

    330 Points ∼6% -93%

    Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
    Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash

    184 Points ∼3% -96%

    3DMark / Wild Life Extreme UnlimitedApple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe

    4975 Points ∼100% 20%

    Apple iPad Pro 11 2021
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe

    4667 Points ∼94% 13%

    Average Apple M1
      (4144 – 4975, n=4)

    4552 Points ∼91% 10%

    Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
    M1 7-Core GPU, M1, Apple SSD AP0256Q

    4423 Points ∼89% 7%

    Apple iPad Air 5 2022
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 64 GB SSD

    4144 Points ∼83%

    Apple iPad Mini 6
    A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 64 GB SSD

    2625 Points ∼53% -37%

    Apple iPad Air 4 2020
    A14 Bionic GPU, A14, 256 GB NVMe

    2398 Points ∼48% -42%

    Apple iPad 2021
    A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 64 GB SSD

    1872 Points ∼38% -55%

    Average of class Tablet
      (132 – 4975, n=24, last 2 years)

    1577 Points ∼32% -62%

    Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
    Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash

    1235 Points ∼25% -70%

    Xiaomi Pad 5
    Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash

    970 Points ∼19% -77%

    Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
    Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash

    381 Points ∼8% -91%

    Lenovo Yoga Tab 11
    Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash

    376 Points ∼8% -91%

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
    Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash

    334 Points ∼7% -92%

    Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
    Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash

    179 Points ∼4% -96%

    GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex OnscreenMicrosoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
    Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM991 MZ9LQ256HBJQ

    157.5 fps ∼100% 163%

    Apple iPad Pro 11 2021
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe

    120 fps ∼76% 100%

    Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe

    120 fps ∼76% 100%

    Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
    Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash

    119 fps ∼76% 98%

    Xiaomi Pad 5
    Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash

    112 fps ∼71% 87%

    Average Apple M1
      (60 – 120, n=6)

    80 fps ∼51% 33%

    Average of class Tablet
      (19 – 120, n=41, last 2 years)

    61.6 fps ∼39% 3%

    Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
    M1 7-Core GPU, M1, Apple SSD AP0256Q

    60.1 fps ∼38% 0%

    Apple iPad Mini 6
    A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 64 GB SSD

    60 fps ∼38% 0%

    Apple iPad 2021
    A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 64 GB SSD

    60 fps ∼38% 0%

    Apple iPad Air 5 2022
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 64 GB SSD

    60 fps ∼38%

    Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
    Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash

    58 fps ∼37% -3%

    Lenovo Yoga Tab 11
    Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash

    58 fps ∼37% -3%

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
    Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash

    44 fps ∼28% -27%

    Apple iPad Air 4 2020
    A14 Bionic GPU, A14, 256 GB NVMe

    40 fps ∼25% -33%

    Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
    Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash

    39 fps ∼25% -35%

    Lenovo Tab M10
    Adreno 506, SD 450, 16 GB eMMC Flash

    20 fps ∼13% -67%

    GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex OffscreenApple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
    M1 7-Core GPU, M1, Apple SSD AP0256Q

    620 fps ∼100% 11%

    Average Apple M1
      (557 – 670, n=6)

    612 fps ∼99% 10%

    Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe

    588 fps ∼95% 6%

    Apple iPad Pro 11 2021
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe

    585 fps ∼94% 5%

    Apple iPad Air 5 2022
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 64 GB SSD

    557 fps ∼90%

    Apple iPad Mini 6
    A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 64 GB SSD

    439.6 fps ∼71% -21%

    Apple iPad Air 4 2020
    A14 Bionic GPU, A14, 256 GB NVMe

    325 fps ∼52% -42%

    Apple iPad 2021
    A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 64 GB SSD

    307 fps ∼50% -45%

    Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
    Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM991 MZ9LQ256HBJQ

    256.9 fps ∼41% -54%

    Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
    Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash

    229 fps ∼37% -59%

    Xiaomi Pad 5
    Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash

    184 fps ∼30% -67%

    Average of class Tablet
      (14 – 588, n=41, last 2 years)

    163.9 fps ∼26% -71%

    Lenovo Yoga Tab 11
    Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash

    79 fps ∼13% -86%

    Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
    Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash

    78 fps ∼13% -86%

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
    Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash

    55 fps ∼9% -90%

    Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
    Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash

    41 fps ∼7% -93%

    Lenovo Tab M10
    Adreno 506, SD 450, 16 GB eMMC Flash

    22 fps ∼4% -96%

    GFXBench 3.0 / Manhattan Onscreen OGLApple iPad Pro 11 2021
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe

    120 fps ∼100% 100%

    Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe

    115 fps ∼96% 92%

    Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
    Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM991 MZ9LQ256HBJQ

    86.6 fps ∼72% 44%

    Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
    Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash

    81 fps ∼68% 35%

    Average Apple M1
      (58.8 – 120, n=6)

    79 fps ∼66% 32%

    Xiaomi Pad 5
    Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash

    65 fps ∼54% 8%

    Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
    M1 7-Core GPU, M1, Apple SSD AP0256Q

    60.1 fps ∼50% 0%

    Apple iPad Mini 6
    A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 64 GB SSD

    60 fps ∼50% 0%

    Apple iPad 2021
    A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 64 GB SSD

    60 fps ∼50% 0%

    Apple iPad Air 5 2022
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 64 GB SSD

    60 fps ∼50%

    Apple iPad Air 4 2020
    A14 Bionic GPU, A14, 256 GB NVMe

    52 fps ∼43% -13%

    Average of class Tablet
      (9.4 – 120, n=40, last 2 years)

    47 fps ∼39% -22%

    Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
    Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash

    43 fps ∼36% -28%

    Lenovo Yoga Tab 11
    Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash

    42 fps ∼35% -30%

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
    Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash

    25 fps ∼21% -58%

    Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
    Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash

    25 fps ∼21% -58%

    Lenovo Tab M10
    Adreno 506, SD 450, 16 GB eMMC Flash

    8.8 fps ∼7% -85%

    GFXBench 3.0 / 1080p Manhattan OffscreenApple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
    M1 7-Core GPU, M1, Apple SSD AP0256Q

    376 fps ∼100% 19%

    Average Apple M1
      (317 – 408, n=6)

    361 fps ∼96% 14%

    Apple iPad Pro 11 2021
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe

    345 fps ∼92% 9%

    Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe

    318 fps ∼85% 0%

    Apple iPad Air 5 2022
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 64 GB SSD

    317 fps ∼84%

    Apple iPad Mini 6
    A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 64 GB SSD

    237 fps ∼63% -25%

    Apple iPad Air 4 2020
    A14 Bionic GPU, A14, 256 GB NVMe

    179 fps ∼48% -44%

    Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
    Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM991 MZ9LQ256HBJQ

    170.4 fps ∼45% -46%

    Apple iPad 2021
    A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 64 GB SSD

    167 fps ∼44% -47%

    Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
    Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash

    137 fps ∼36% -57%

    Xiaomi Pad 5
    Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash

    109 fps ∼29% -66%

    Average of class Tablet
      (6.9 – 345, n=41, last 2 years)

    93.2 fps ∼25% -71%

    Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
    Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash

    48 fps ∼13% -85%

    Lenovo Yoga Tab 11
    Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash

    46 fps ∼12% -85%

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
    Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash

    43 fps ∼11% -86%

    Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
    Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash

    26 fps ∼7% -92%

    Lenovo Tab M10
    Adreno 506, SD 450, 16 GB eMMC Flash

    9.2 fps ∼2% -97%

    GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 OnscreenApple iPad Pro 11 2021
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe

    107 fps ∼100% 78%

    Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe

    74 fps ∼69% 23%

    Average Apple M1
      (40 – 107, n=7)

    65.8 fps ∼61% 10%

    Apple iPad Mini 6
    A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 64 GB SSD

    60 fps ∼56% 0%

    Apple iPad Air 5 2022
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 64 GB SSD

    60 fps ∼56%

    Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
    M1 7-Core GPU, M1, Apple SSD AP0256Q

    59.8 fps ∼56% 0%

    Apple iPad 2021
    A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 64 GB SSD

    57 fps ∼53% -5%

    Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
    Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash

    50 fps ∼47% -17%

    Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
    Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM991 MZ9LQ256HBJQ

    46.5 fps ∼43% -22%

    Apple iPad Air 4 2020
    A14 Bionic GPU, A14, 256 GB NVMe

    45.4 fps ∼42% -24%

    Xiaomi Pad 5
    Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash

    40 fps ∼37% -33%

    Average of class Tablet
      (6.3 – 107, n=41, last 2 years)

    33.8 fps ∼32% -44%

    Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
    Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash

    26 fps ∼24% -57%

    Lenovo Yoga Tab 11
    Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash

    26 fps ∼24% -57%

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
    Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash

    16 fps ∼15% -73%

    Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
    Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash

    15 fps ∼14% -75%

    Lenovo Tab M10
    Adreno 506, SD 450, 16 GB eMMC Flash

    5.7 fps ∼5% -90%

    GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 OffscreenAverage Apple M1
      (216 – 275, n=7)

    247 fps ∼100% 8%

    Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
    M1 7-Core GPU, M1, Apple SSD AP0256Q

    240 fps ∼97% 5%

    Apple iPad Air 5 2022
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 64 GB SSD

    229 fps ∼93%

    Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe

    227 fps ∼92% -1%

    Apple iPad Pro 11 2021
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe

    216 fps ∼87% -6%

    Apple iPad Mini 6
    A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 64 GB SSD

    154.2 fps ∼62% -33%

    Apple iPad Air 4 2020
    A14 Bionic GPU, A14, 256 GB NVMe

    136.8 fps ∼55% -40%

    Apple iPad 2021
    A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 64 GB SSD

    110 fps ∼45% -52%

    Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
    Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM991 MZ9LQ256HBJQ

    108.6 fps ∼44% -53%

    Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
    Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash

    96 fps ∼39% -58%

    Xiaomi Pad 5
    Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash

    78 fps ∼32% -66%

    Average of class Tablet
      (4.7 – 229, n=41, last 2 years)

    63.7 fps ∼26% -72%

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
    Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash

    32 fps ∼13% -86%

    Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
    Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash

    29 fps ∼12% -87%

    Lenovo Yoga Tab 11
    Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash

    29 fps ∼12% -87%

    Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
    Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash

    15 fps ∼6% -93%

    Lenovo Tab M10
    Adreno 506, SD 450, 16 GB eMMC Flash

    6 fps ∼2% -97%

    GFXBench / Car Chase OnscreenApple iPad Pro 11 2021
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe

    87 fps ∼100% 45%

    Apple iPad Air 5 2022
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 64 GB SSD

    60 fps ∼69%

    Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
    M1 7-Core GPU, M1, Apple SSD AP0256Q

    58.7 fps ∼67% -2%

    Apple iPad Mini 6
    A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 64 GB SSD

    57.6 fps ∼66% -4%

    Average Apple M1
      (23.7 – 87, n=7)

    57.4 fps ∼66% -4%

    Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe

    55.3 fps ∼64% -8%

    Apple iPad 2021
    A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 64 GB SSD

    43 fps ∼49% -28%

    Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
    Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM991 MZ9LQ256HBJQ

    40.9 fps ∼47% -32%

    Apple iPad Air 4 2020
    A14 Bionic GPU, A14, 256 GB NVMe

    40 fps ∼46% -33%

    Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
    Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash

    31 fps ∼36% -48%

    Xiaomi Pad 5
    Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash

    25 fps ∼29% -58%

    Average of class Tablet
      (2.7 – 87, n=41, last 2 years)

    23 fps ∼26% -62%

    Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
    Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash

    16 fps ∼18% -73%

    Lenovo Yoga Tab 11
    Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash

    16 fps ∼18% -73%

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
    Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash

    9.8 fps ∼11% -84%

    Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
    Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash

    9.2 fps ∼11% -85%

    Lenovo Tab M10
    Adreno 506, SD 450, 16 GB eMMC Flash

    3.3 fps ∼4% -94%

    GFXBench / Car Chase OffscreenAverage Apple M1
      (150 – 197, n=7)

    166.6 fps ∼100% 9%

    Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
    M1 7-Core GPU, M1, Apple SSD AP0256Q

    162 fps ∼97% 6%

    Apple iPad Air 5 2022
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 64 GB SSD

    153.5 fps ∼92%

    Apple iPad Pro 11 2021
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe

    150 fps ∼90% -2%

    Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe

    150 fps ∼90% -2%

    Apple iPad Mini 6
    A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 64 GB SSD

    99.2 fps ∼60% -35%

    Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
    Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM991 MZ9LQ256HBJQ

    91.4 fps ∼55% -40%

    Apple iPad Air 4 2020
    A14 Bionic GPU, A14, 256 GB NVMe

    87.2 fps ∼52% -43%

    Apple iPad 2021
    A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 64 GB SSD

    69 fps ∼41% -55%

    Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
    Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash

    58 fps ∼35% -62%

    Xiaomi Pad 5
    Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash

    47 fps ∼28% -69%

    Average of class Tablet
      (2.1 – 153.5, n=41, last 2 years)

    39.7 fps ∼24% -74%

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
    Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash

    18 fps ∼11% -88%

    Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
    Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash

    18 fps ∼11% -88%

    Lenovo Yoga Tab 11
    Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash

    18 fps ∼11% -88%

    Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
    Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash

    9.7 fps ∼6% -94%

    Lenovo Tab M10
    Adreno 506, SD 450, 16 GB eMMC Flash

    3.4 fps ∼2% -98%

    GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier OnscreenApple iPad Pro 11 2021
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe

    75 fps ∼100% 25%

    Apple iPad Air 5 2022
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 64 GB SSD

    60 fps ∼80%

    Average Apple M1
      (25.3 – 75, n=8)

    53.2 fps ∼71% -11%

    Apple iPad Mini 6
    A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 64 GB SSD

    51.8 fps ∼69% -14%

    Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
    M1 7-Core GPU, M1, Apple SSD AP0256Q

    51.4 fps ∼69% -14%

    Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe

    43.7 fps ∼58% -27%

    Apple iPad Air 4 2020
    A14 Bionic GPU, A14, 256 GB NVMe

    35.6 fps ∼47% -41%

    Apple iPad 2021
    A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 64 GB SSD

    35 fps ∼47% -42%

    Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
    Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM991 MZ9LQ256HBJQ

    32.4 fps ∼43% -46%

    Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
    Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash

    21 fps ∼28% -65%

    Xiaomi Pad 5
    Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash

    17 fps ∼23% -72%

    Average of class Tablet
      (2 – 75, n=45, last 2 years)

    16.4 fps ∼22% -73%

    Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
    Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash

    10 fps ∼13% -83%

    Lenovo Yoga Tab 11
    Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash

    10 fps ∼13% -83%

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
    Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash

    6.7 fps ∼9% -89%

    Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
    Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash

    6 fps ∼8% -90%

    GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier OffscreenAverage Apple M1
      (60.9 – 81.7, n=9)

    74.1 fps ∼100% 22%

    Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
    M1 7-Core GPU, M1, Apple SSD AP0256Q

    72.4 fps ∼98% 19%

    Apple iPad Pro 11 2021
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe

    70 fps ∼94% 15%

    Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe

    63 fps ∼85% 3%

    Apple iPad Air 5 2022
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 64 GB SSD

    60.9 fps ∼82%

    Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
    Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM991 MZ9LQ256HBJQ

    47.5 fps ∼64% -22%

    Apple iPad Mini 6
    A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 64 GB SSD

    41.2 fps ∼56% -32%

    Apple iPad Air 4 2020
    A14 Bionic GPU, A14, 256 GB NVMe

    32.9 fps ∼44% -46%

    Apple iPad 2021
    A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 64 GB SSD

    31 fps ∼42% -49%

    Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
    Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash

    23 fps ∼31% -62%

    Xiaomi Pad 5
    Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash

    18 fps ∼24% -70%

    Average of class Tablet
      (0.87 – 70, n=45, last 2 years)

    15.4 fps ∼21% -75%

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
    Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash

    7.3 fps ∼10% -88%

    Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
    Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash

    6.7 fps ∼9% -89%

    Lenovo Yoga Tab 11
    Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash

    6.5 fps ∼9% -89%

    Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
    Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash

    3.6 fps ∼5% -94%

    GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier OnscreenApple iPad Pro 11 2021
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe

    102 fps ∼100% 70%

    Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe

    67 fps ∼66% 12%

    Average Apple M1
      (40.1 – 102, n=8)

    63.7 fps ∼62% 6%

    Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
    M1 7-Core GPU, M1, Apple SSD AP0256Q

    60.1 fps ∼59% 0%

    Apple iPad Air 5 2022
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 64 GB SSD

    60 fps ∼59%

    Apple iPad Mini 6
    A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 64 GB SSD

    59.6 fps ∼58% -1%

    Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
    Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM991 MZ9LQ256HBJQ

    50.5 fps ∼50% -16%

    Apple iPad 2021
    A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 64 GB SSD

    50 fps ∼49% -17%

    Apple iPad Air 4 2020
    A14 Bionic GPU, A14, 256 GB NVMe

    40.5 fps ∼40% -32%

    Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
    Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash

    33 fps ∼32% -45%

    Xiaomi Pad 5
    Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash

    26 fps ∼25% -57%

    Average of class Tablet
      (3.2 – 102, n=45, last 2 years)

    23.5 fps ∼23% -61%

    Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
    Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash

    17 fps ∼17% -72%

    Lenovo Yoga Tab 11
    Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash

    17 fps ∼17% -72%

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
    Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash

    10 fps ∼10% -83%

    Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
    Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash

    9.9 fps ∼10% -83%

    GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier OffscreenAverage Apple M1
      (149 – 216, n=9)

    196.3 fps ∼100% 32%

    Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
    M1 7-Core GPU, M1, Apple SSD AP0256Q

    192 fps ∼98% 29%

    Apple iPad Pro 11 2021
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe

    191 fps ∼97% 28%

    Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe

    177 fps ∼90% 19%

    Apple iPad Air 5 2022
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 64 GB SSD

    149 fps ∼76%

    Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
    Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM991 MZ9LQ256HBJQ

    120.1 fps ∼61% -19%

    Apple iPad Mini 6
    A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 64 GB SSD

    116.1 fps ∼59% -22%

    Apple iPad Air 4 2020
    A14 Bionic GPU, A14, 256 GB NVMe

    105.6 fps ∼54% -29%

    Apple iPad 2021
    A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 64 GB SSD

    82 fps ∼42% -45%

    Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
    Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash

    60 fps ∼31% -60%

    Xiaomi Pad 5
    Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash

    47 fps ∼24% -68%

    Average of class Tablet
      (2.4 – 191, n=45, last 2 years)

    41.1 fps ∼21% -72%

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
    Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash

    19 fps ∼10% -87%

    Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
    Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash

    19 fps ∼10% -87%

    Lenovo Yoga Tab 11
    Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash

    19 fps ∼10% -87%

    Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
    Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash

    10 fps ∼5% -93%
    3DMark: Wild Life Score | Wild Life Unlimited Score | Wild Life Extreme | Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
    GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7: T-Rex Onscreen | 1920×1080 T-Rex Offscreen
    GFXBench 3.0: on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL | 1920×1080 1080p Manhattan Offscreen
    GFXBench 3.1: on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen | 1920×1080 Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
    GFXBench: on screen Car Chase Onscreen | 1920×1080 Car Chase Offscreen | on screen Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen | 2560×1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen | on screen Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen | 1920×1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen

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    Jetstream 2 | JetStream 1.1 | WebXPRT 3 | Speedometer 2.0 | Octane V2 | Mozilla Kraken 1.1

    Jetstream 2 – Total ScoreMicrosoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
    Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe (Edge 95)

    184.3 Points ∼100% 0%

    Apple iPad Air 5 2022
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 64 GB SSD (Safari 15)

    184.3 Points ∼100%

    Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe (Safari 14.1.1)

    182.5 Points ∼99% -1%

    Average Apple M1
      (175.4 – 184.3, n=7)

    179.2 Points ∼97% -3%

    Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
    M1 7-Core GPU, M1, Apple SSD AP0256Q (Safari 14.0.1)

    178.7 Points ∼97% -3%

    Apple iPad Pro 11 2021
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe (Safari 14.1)

    178.4 Points ∼97% -3%

    Apple iPad Mini 6
    A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 64 GB SSD (Safari 15)

    173.5 Points ∼94% -6%

    Apple iPad Air 4 2020
    A14 Bionic GPU, A14, 256 GB NVMe (Safari Mobile 14)

    166.6 Points ∼90% -10%

    Apple iPad 2021
    A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 64 GB SSD (Safari 15)

    142.2 Points ∼77% -23%

    Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
    Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash (Chrome 94.0.4606.85)

    80 Points ∼43% -57%

    Average of class Tablet
      (14 – 184.3, n=34, last 2 years)

    78.5 Points ∼43% -57%

    Xiaomi Pad 5
    Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash (Chrome 96.0.4664.45)

    73 Points ∼40% -60%

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
    Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash (Chrome91)

    55.3 Points ∼30% -70%

    Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
    Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 94.0.4606.85)

    43.98 Points ∼24% -76%

    Lenovo Yoga Tab 11
    Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash

    35.99 Points ∼20% -80%

    Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
    Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash (Chrome 94)

    35.48 Points ∼19% -81%

    JetStream 1.1 – Total ScoreApple iPad Air 5 2022
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 64 GB SSD (Safari 15)

    435.6 Points ∼100%

    Average Apple M1
      (402 – 436, n=6)

    409 Points ∼94% -6%

    Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe

    403.4 Points ∼93% -7%

    Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
    M1 7-Core GPU, M1, Apple SSD AP0256Q (Safari 14.0.1)

    401.5 Points ∼92% -8%

    Apple iPad Pro 11 2021
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe (Safari 14.1)

    401.5 Points ∼92% -8%

    Apple iPad Mini 6
    A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 64 GB SSD (Safari 15)

    382.6 Points ∼88% -12%

    Apple iPad Air 4 2020
    A14 Bionic GPU, A14, 256 GB NVMe (Safari Mobile 14)

    375.9 Points ∼86% -14%

    Apple iPad 2021
    A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 64 GB SSD (Safari 15)

    291.1 Points ∼67% -33%

    Average of class Tablet
      (22.1 – 436, n=41, last 2 years)

    140.2 Points ∼32% -68%

    Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
    Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash (Chrome 94.0.4606.85)

    134.7 Points ∼31% -69%

    Xiaomi Pad 5
    Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash (Chrome 96.0.4664.45)

    128.1 Points ∼29% -71%

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
    Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash (Chrome91)

    93.4 Points ∼21% -79%

    Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
    Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash (Chrome 94)

    70.6 Points ∼16% -84%

    Lenovo Yoga Tab 11
    Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash (Chrome93)

    69.8 Points ∼16% -84%

    Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
    Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 94.0.4606.85)

    66.5 Points ∼15% -85%

    Lenovo Tab M10
    Adreno 506, SD 450, 16 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 71.0.3578.99)

    22.22 Points ∼5% -95%

    WebXPRT 3 – —Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
    M1 7-Core GPU, M1, Apple SSD AP0256Q (Safari 14.0.1)

    281 Points ∼100% 11%

    Average Apple M1
      (216 – 293, n=7)

    261 Points ∼93% 3%

    Apple iPad Air 5 2022
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 64 GB SSD (Safari 15)

    254 Points ∼90%

    Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
    Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe (Chrome 82)

    251 Points ∼89% -1%

    Apple iPad Mini 6
    A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 64 GB SSD (Safari 15)

    246 Points ∼88% -3%

    Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe (Safari 14.1.1)

    221 Points ∼79% -13%

    Apple iPad Pro 11 2021
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe

    216 Points ∼77% -15%

    Apple iPad 2021
    A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 64 GB SSD (Safari 15)

    202 Points ∼72% -20%

    Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
    Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM991 MZ9LQ256HBJQ (Chrome 82)

    197 Points ∼70% -22%

    Apple iPad Air 4 2020
    A14 Bionic GPU, A14, 256 GB NVMe (Safari Mobile 14)

    195 Points ∼69% -23%

    Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
    Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash (Chrome 94.0.4606.85)

    121 Points ∼43% -52%

    Average of class Tablet
      (24 – 254, n=42, last 2 years)

    100.9 Points ∼36% -60%

    Xiaomi Pad 5
    Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash (Chrome 96.0.4664.45)

    96 Points ∼34% -62%

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
    Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash (Chrome91)

    83 Points ∼30% -67%

    Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
    Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 94.0.4606.85)

    75 Points ∼27% -70%

    Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
    Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash (Chrome 94)

    55 Points ∼20% -78%

    Lenovo Yoga Tab 11
    Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash (Chrome93)

    53 Points ∼19% -79%

    Lenovo Tab M10
    Adreno 506, SD 450, 16 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 71.0.3578.99)

    34 Points ∼12% -87%

    Speedometer 2.0 – ResultApple iPad Air 5 2022
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 64 GB SSD (Safari 15)

    255 runs/min ∼100%

    Apple iPad Mini 6
    A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 64 GB SSD (Safari 15)

    228 runs/min ∼89% -11%

    Average Apple M1
      (209 – 255, n=7)

    219 runs/min ∼86% -14%

    Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
    M1 7-Core GPU, M1, Apple SSD AP0256Q

    213 runs/min ∼84% -16%

    Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe (Safari 14.1.1)

    210 runs/min ∼82% -18%

    Apple iPad Pro 11 2021
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe (Safari 14.1)

    209 runs/min ∼82% -18%

    Apple iPad Air 4 2020
    A14 Bionic GPU, A14, 256 GB NVMe (Safari Mobile 14)

    198 runs/min ∼78% -22%

    Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
    Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe (Edge 95)

    193 runs/min ∼76% -24%

    Apple iPad 2021
    A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 64 GB SSD (Safari 15)

    171 runs/min ∼67% -33%

    Average of class Tablet
      (12.2 – 255, n=33, last 2 years)

    81.9 runs/min ∼32% -68%

    Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
    Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash (Chrome 94.0.4606.85)

    68.9 runs/min ∼27% -73%

    Xiaomi Pad 5
    Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash (Chrome 96.0.4664.45)

    61.3 runs/min ∼24% -76%

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
    Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash (Chrome91)

    43.09 runs/min ∼17% -83%

    Lenovo Yoga Tab 11
    Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash (Chrome93)

    33.5 runs/min ∼13% -87%

    Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
    Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 94.0.4606.85)

    33.35 runs/min ∼13% -87%

    Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
    Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash (Chrome 94)

    31.4 runs/min ∼12% -88%

    Octane V2 – Total ScoreApple iPad Air 5 2022
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 64 GB SSD (Safari 15)

    66974 Points ∼100%

    Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
    Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe (Edge 95)

    66300 Points ∼99% -1%

    Average Apple M1
      (62055 – 66974, n=7)

    63071 Points ∼94% -6%

    Apple iPad Pro 11 2021
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe (Safari 14.1)

    62946 Points ∼94% -6%

    Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe (Safari 14.1.1)

    62789 Points ∼94% -6%

    Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
    M1 7-Core GPU, M1, Apple SSD AP0256Q

    62227 Points ∼93% -7%

    Apple iPad Air 4 2020
    A14 Bionic GPU, A14, 256 GB NVMe (Safari Mobile 14)

    58568 Points ∼87% -13%

    Apple iPad Mini 6
    A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 64 GB SSD (Safari 15)

    57143 Points ∼85% -15%

    Apple iPad 2021
    A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 64 GB SSD (Safari 15)

    47288 Points ∼71% -29%

    Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
    Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash (Chrome 94.0.4606.85)

    30367 Points ∼45% -55%

    Xiaomi Pad 5
    Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash (Chrome 96.0.4664.45)

    28456 Points ∼42% -58%

    Average of class Tablet
      (3111 – 66974, n=40, last 2 years)

    24616 Points ∼37% -63%

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
    Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash (Chrome91)

    17823 Points ∼27% -73%

    Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
    Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash (Chrome 94)

    16947 Points ∼25% -75%

    Lenovo Yoga Tab 11
    Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash (Chrome93)

    15632 Points ∼23% -77%

    Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
    Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 94.0.4606.85)

    10787 Points ∼16% -84%

    Lenovo Tab M10
    Adreno 506, SD 450, 16 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 71.0.3578.99)

    3990 Points ∼6% -94%

    Mozilla Kraken 1.1 – Total ScoreLenovo Tab M10
    Adreno 506, SD 450, 16 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 71.0.3578.99)

    11448 ms ∼100% -2194%

    Average of class Tablet
      (455 – 12972, n=43, last 2 years)

    3981 ms ∼35% -698%

    Lenovo Yoga Tab 11
    Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash (Chrome93)

    3782 ms ∼33% -658%

    Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
    Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 94.0.4606.85)

    3060 ms ∼27% -513%

    Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
    Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash (Chrome 94)

    2793 ms ∼24% -460%

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
    Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash (Chrome91)

    2403 ms ∼21% -382%

    Xiaomi Pad 5
    Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash (Chrome 96.0.4664.45)

    1603 ms ∼14% -221%

    Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
    Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash (Chrome 94.0.4606.85)

    1447 ms ∼13% -190%

    Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
    Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM991 MZ9LQ256HBJQ (Chrome 82)

    799 ms ∼7% -60%

    Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
    Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe (Chrome 82)

    640 ms ∼6% -28%

    Apple iPad 2021
    A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 64 GB SSD (Safari 15)

    545 ms ∼5% -9%

    Apple iPad Air 5 2022
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 64 GB SSD (Safari 15)

    499 ms ∼4%

    Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe (Safari 14.1.1)

    495 ms ∼4% 1%

    Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
    M1 7-Core GPU, M1, Apple SSD AP0256Q (Safari 14.0.1)

    489 ms ∼4% 2%

    Average Apple M1
      (446 – 516, n=7)

    482 ms ∼4% 3%

    Apple iPad Pro 11 2021
    M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe (Safari 14.1)

    476.9 ms ∼4% 4%

    Apple iPad Air 4 2020
    A14 Bionic GPU, A14, 256 GB NVMe (Safari Mobile 14)

    464.2 ms ∼4% 7%

    Apple iPad Mini 6
    A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 64 GB SSD (Safari 15)

    455.1 ms ∼4% 9%
    Jetstream 2 | JetStream 1.1 | WebXPRT 3 | Speedometer 2.0 | Octane V2 | Mozilla Kraken 1.1

    … smaller is better

    As before, the entry-level SKU comes with 64 GB of storage. In our PassMark benchmarks it managed 514 MB/s read and 221 MB/s write performance and was thus significantly slower than the 128 GB entry-level iPad Pro (900 / 467 MB/s) but slightly faster than the 64 GB iPhone 11 Pro Max (388 / 58 MB/s).

    Gaming

    Its fast GPU turns the iPad Air 5 into a great gaming device with excellent performance. We were unable to find a single game that was limited by the iPad Air’s GPU, and most ran at a consistent 60 FPS throughout the entire test. PUBG is the notable exception as it is limited to just 40 FPS even on lowest settings.

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    ; Armajet; 1.61.6: Ø59.3 (56-60)
    ; Call of Duty Mobile; high; 1.0.31: Ø59.4 (58-60)
    ; Call of Duty Mobile; very high; 1.0.31: Ø59.4 (58-60)
    ; Genshin Impact; 2.5.0: Ø58.8 (54-60)
    ; PUBG Mobile; Smooth; 1.9.0: Ø39.2 (38-40)
    ; PUBG Mobile; HD; 1.9.0: Ø39.3 (38-40)
    ; PUBG Mobile; Ultra HD; 1.9.0: Ø39.2 (38-40)
    ; World of Tanks Blitz; 8.9.0: Ø58.1 (50-60)
    Geekbench ML TensorFlow Lite NNAPI / Core ML 0.5Apple iPad Air 5 2022

    2743 Points ∼100%

    Average Apple M1 (2601 – 2743, n=3)

    2652 Points ∼97% -3%

    Average of class Tablet (2601 – 2743, n=3, last 2 years)

    2652 Points ∼97% -3%

    TensorFlow Lite GPU 0.5Apple iPad Air 5 2022

    2868 Points ∼100%

    Average Apple M1 (2855 – 2868, n=3)

    2863 Points ∼100% 0%

    Average of class Tablet (2855 – 2868, n=3, last 2 years)

    2863 Points ∼100% 0%

    TensorFlow Lite CPU 0.5Average Apple M1 (945 – 1041, n=3)

    1000 Points ∼96% 6%

    Average of class Tablet (945 – 1041, n=3, last 2 years)

    1000 Points ∼96% 6%

    Apple iPad Air 5 2022

    945 Points ∼91%

    Legend

     
    Apple iPad Air 5 2022 Apple M1, Apple M1 8-Core GPU, 64 GB SSD
     
    Average Apple M1
     
    Average of class Tablet

    Emissions

    Noise Emissions

    As before the iPad Air is passively cooled without a fan. Accordingly, it does not emit any noise under load, and we found no evidence of coil whine or other electrical noises either.

    Temperature

    Its powerful M1 SoC makes itself felt through the Air’s surface temperatures. With a maximum of 35 °C the 2022 model became slightly warmer than its predecessor. Having said that the Air’s surface temperatures remained within an acceptable and nowhere near critical range.

    The price you pay for these low temperatures is thermal throttling under sustained load. As can be witnessed in our 3DMark Wild Life stress test performance decreases significantly after the first run and continues to drop for a total of five iterations after which it remains consistent throughout the remainder of the test. Keep in mind that even when thermal throttled the 2022 iPad Air performed much better than its non-throttling predecessor.

    3DMark Wild Life Stress Test

    0510152025Tooltip

    ; 0.0.0.0: Ø21 (20-29.7)
    Max. Load
    Idle

     33 °C
    91 F32 °C
    90 F33 °C
    91 F  31 °C
    88 F30 °C
    86 F29 °C
    84 F  33 °C
    91 F33 °C
    91 F30 °C
    86 F Maximum: 33 °C=91 F
    Average: 31.6 °C=89 F35 °C
    95 F34 °C
    93 F32 °C
    90 F32 °C
    90 F32 °C
    90 F31 °C
    88 F32 °C
    90 F32 °C
    90 F31 °C
    88 FMaximum: 35 °C=95 F
    Average: 32.3 °C=90 F

    Room Temperature 22 °C=72 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Fluke 64 MAX
    ( ) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 31.6 °C / 89 F, compared to the average of 30.4 °C / 87 F for the devices in the class Tablet.
    ( ) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 33 °C / 91 F, compared to the average of 34.4 °C / 94 F, ranging from 22 to 53.2 °C for the class Tablet.
    ( ) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 35 °C / 95 F, compared to the average of 33.7 °C / 93 F
    ( ) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 25.4 °C / 78 F, compared to the device average of 30.4 °C / 87 F.

    Speakers

    The speakers remained unchanged, and the iPad Air 5 continues to feature the exact same stereo speaker setup as its predecessor despite a total of four speaker grilles on the device. Overall sound performance is very well-balanced although the four iPad Pro speakers performed even better. They are also not as easily covered with your hands as the iPad Air’s.

    If you intend to use headphones, you can connect these either wirelessly via Bluetooth or wired via the Air’s USB-C port. The iPad Air does not have a headphone jack. If you want to connect traditional headphones to the iPad Air you will need a USB-C dongle to do so.

    dB(A)0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2026.926.62521.921.53121.923.64019.823.65021.619.9632321.78023.126.610022.540.512520.452.916024.656.520015.859.225014.158.131515.961.540018.265.750015.564.363011.565.880010.166.910009.568.812509.770.7160010.271.9200010.871.9250010.975.6315011.276.2400011.578.1500011.772.7630011.867.5800011.864.21000012651250011.466.81600010.558.4SPL24.184.8N0.557.9median 11.7median 65.8Delta2.85.93031.826.725.525.627.226.124.836.440.329.228.72531.317.844.918.353.218.662.217.457.414.260.215.965.212.8671471.913.374.512.276.312.375.711.971.712.869.212.767.212.169.412.972.213.266.613.468.213.670.813.472.713.969.51463.514.251.725.283.50.761.8median 13.4median 68.21.25.73734.425.637.429.137.223.440.336.843.228.441.324.841.722.444.319.246.716.95815.655.813.857.613.46213.361.913.865.81268.112.769.812.275.91373.813.777.913.276.813.478.81380.213.381.613.682.513.385.213.883.613.778.41473.813.571.225.591.90.789.5median 13.5median 73.80.78.4hearing rangehide medianshow median Pink NoiseApple iPad Air 5 2022Apple iPad Pro 11 2021Apple iPad 2021

    Apple iPad Air 5 2022 audio analysis

    ( ) | speakers can play relatively loud (84.8 dB)
    Bass 100 – 315 Hz
    (±) | reduced bass – on average 11.1% lower than median
    (±) | linearity of bass is average (11.4% delta to prev. frequency)
    Mids 400 – 2000 Hz
    ( ) | balanced mids – only 2.8% away from median
    ( ) | mids are linear (3.1% delta to prev. frequency)
    Highs 2 – 16 kHz
    (±) | higher highs – on average 6.2% higher than median
    ( ) | highs are linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)
    Overall 100 – 16.000 Hz
    ( ) | overall sound is linear (11.3% difference to median)
    Compared to same class
    » 11% of all tested devices in this class were better, 4% similar, 85% worse
    » The best had a delta of 7%, average was 19%, worst was 50%
    Compared to all devices tested
    » 6% of all tested devices were better, 2% similar, 92% worse
    » The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

    Apple iPad Pro 11 2021 audio analysis

    ( ) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.5 dB)
    Bass 100 – 315 Hz
    (±) | reduced bass – on average 11.1% lower than median
    (±) | linearity of bass is average (13.2% delta to prev. frequency)
    Mids 400 – 2000 Hz
    ( ) | balanced mids – only 4% away from median
    ( ) | mids are linear (4.6% delta to prev. frequency)
    Highs 2 – 16 kHz
    ( ) | balanced highs – only 2.2% away from median
    ( ) | highs are linear (5.2% delta to prev. frequency)
    Overall 100 – 16.000 Hz
    ( ) | overall sound is linear (10.7% difference to median)
    Compared to same class
    » 6% of all tested devices in this class were better, 5% similar, 89% worse
    » The best had a delta of 7%, average was 19%, worst was 50%
    Compared to all devices tested
    » 4% of all tested devices were better, 2% similar, 94% worse
    » The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

    Apple iPad 2021 audio analysis

    ( ) | speakers can play relatively loud (91.9 dB)
    Bass 100 – 315 Hz
    (-) | nearly no bass – on average 19.7% lower than median
    ( ) | bass is linear (6.8% delta to prev. frequency)
    Mids 400 – 2000 Hz
    ( ) | balanced mids – only 4.9% away from median
    ( ) | mids are linear (4.4% delta to prev. frequency)
    Highs 2 – 16 kHz
    (±) | higher highs – on average 7.7% higher than median
    ( ) | highs are linear (3.6% delta to prev. frequency)
    Overall 100 – 16.000 Hz
    (±) | linearity of overall sound is average (15.4% difference to median)
    Compared to same class
    » 29% of all tested devices in this class were better, 7% similar, 64% worse
    » The best had a delta of 7%, average was 19%, worst was 50%
    Compared to all devices tested
    » 20% of all tested devices were better, 5% similar, 75% worse
    » The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

    Energy Management

    Power Consumption

    Despite its powerful M1 processor the Air’s power consumption was comparable to its predecessor’s. The only discrepancy was the new Air’s much higher powered-off vs. standby power consumption (see graph).

    Power ConsumptionOff / Standbydarklight 1.07 / 0.25 WattIdledarkmidlight 1.65 / 8.1 / 9.4 Watt

    Loadmidlight 9.5 / 10.4 Watt

     color bar

    Key:min: dark,med: mid,max: light        Metrahit Energy
    Currently we use the Metrahit Energy, a professional single phase power quality and energy measurement digital multimeter, for our measurements. Find out more about it here. All of our test methods can be found here.
    Apple iPad Air 5 2022
     mAhSamsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
    7040 mAhSamsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
    10090 mAhXiaomi Pad 5 Pro
    8600 mAhXiaomi Pad 5
    8720 mAhLenovo Yoga Tab 11
    7700 mAhLenovo Tab P11 Plus
    7700 mAhLenovo Tab M10
    4850 mAhApple iPad 2021
    8686 mAhApple iPad Mini 6
    5177 mAhApple iPad Pro 11 2021
    7538 mAhApple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
     mAhApple iPad Air 4 2020
     mAhMicrosoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
     mAhMicrosoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
     mAhPower Consumption

    31%
    22%
    30%
    32%
    50%
    47%
    42%
    7%
    36%
    21%
    -16%
    8%
    -211%
    -215%

    Idle Minimum *

    1.65
    1.19

    28%
    1.06

    36%
    1.14

    31%
    0.99

    40%
    1.2

    27%
    1.4

    15%
    0.98

    41%
    1.3

    21%
    1.1

    33%
    1.01

    39%
    1.8

    -9%
    1.3

    21%
    3.9

    -136%
    5.5

    -233%

    Idle Average *

    8.1
    4.63

    43%
    6.25

    23%
    4.3

    47%
    4.2

    48%
    1.5

    81%
    1.6

    80%
    4.45

    45%
    7.5

    7%
    2.2

    73%
    6.2

    23%
    9.6

    -19%
    7.89

    3%
    8.5

    -5%
    9.1

    -12%

    Idle Maximum *

    9.4
    4.68

    50%
    6.3

    33%
    4.31

    54%
    4.22

    55%
    1.9

    80%
    1.9

    80%
    4.51

    52%
    7.58

    19%
    4.2

    55%
    6.23

    34%
    9.8

    -4%
    7.91

    16%
    9.8

    -4%
    10.8

    -15%

    Load Average *

    9.5
    7.27

    23%
    8.76

    8%
    8.09

    15%
    7.88

    17%
    4.9

    48%
    5.3

    44%
    5.78

    39%
    10.03

    -6%
    6.7

    29%
    8.99

    5%
    12.2

    -28%
    9.28

    2%
    48

    -405%
    39.2

    -313%

    Load Maximum *

    10.4
    9.17

    12%
    9.54

    8%
    10.32

    1%
    10.63

    -2%
    8.8

    15%
    8.7

    16%
    7.18

    31%
    10.91

    -5%
    11.4

    -10%
    9.89

    5%
    12.6

    -21%
    10.78

    -4%
    63

    -506%
    62.5

    -501%

    Witcher 3 ultra *

    41.5

    … smaller is better

    Power Consumption: Geekbench (150 cd/m²)

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    : Ø8.5 (2.85-16.7)

    Power Consumption: GFXBench (150 cd/m²)

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    ; 1920×1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø16 (15.7-16.2)
    ; Idle 1min: Ø3.12 (3.04-3.45)

    Battery Life

    Battery life suffered slightly from the powerful M1 chip compared to the Air’s predecessor, particularly under load (gaming) where the battery lasted significantly shorter. Keep in mind that the 2022 Air’s performance is much higher in return. Some games can be tuned for longer battery life, for example by limiting the maximum frame rate, while others will require a reduced display brightness in order to optimize battery life. The latter became glaringly obvious in our Wi-Fi test where the device ran only half as long on full brightness. All things considered battery life is nothing to write home about, and the iPad Air is only able to shove the Surface Pro 8 aside while most of its Android competitors run circles around it. This, however, turned out to be less relevant in the real world where the battery still managed to last long enough to require a charge only every couple of days.

    Battery Runtime
    WiFi Websurfing

    10h 46minWiFi Websurfing max. Brightness

    4h 24minLoad (maximum brightness)

    4h 05min

    Apple iPad Air 5 2022
     mAhSamsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
    7040 mAhSamsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
    10090 mAhXiaomi Pad 5 Pro
    8600 mAhApple iPad 2021
    8686 mAhApple iPad Pro 11 2021
    7538 mAhApple iPad Air 4 2020
     mAhMicrosoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
     mAhBattery Runtime

    -1%
    49%
    24%
    14%
    22%
    34%
    -50%

    Reader / Idle

    1973
    2485
    3013
    2292
    2278
    2039

    WiFi v1.3

    646
    679

    5%
    1020

    58%
    921

    43%
    805

    25%
    819

    27%
    702

    9%
    456

    -29%

    Load

    245
    230

    -6%
    342

    40%
    255

    4%
    253

    3%
    286

    17%
    388

    58%
    70

    -71%

    H.264

    824
    1249
    1009
    898
    932
    671
    604

    Using the included 20 W charger the iPad Air can be charged from near empty to full in 2:32 hours. Using a more powerful charger will allow the iPad Air to be charged with up to 32.4 W, and we were able to save a total of 21 minutes by using our MacBook Pro 16 M1 Pro’s 140 W power supply instead.

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    ; 20W Box Charger: Ø16.7 (1.283-35.4)
    ; 140W MBP16 M1Pro Charger: Ø20.8 (0.1175-38.9)

    Verdict – The Power of M1 is in the Air

    By integrating the M1 SoC into the iPad Air Apple managed to close the gap between the Air and the Pro. Overall performance is superb and should last for many years to come. At the time of writing there were practically no apps that pushed the M1 to its limits. Paired with the Magic Keyboard and Pencil 2 the iPad Air can be used for so much more than just media consumption. However, the limitations of iPadOS and the small display still apply.

    The remaining hardware is as good as ever. Case, display, and speakers leave almost nothing to be desired.

    Until Apple refreshes the iPad Pro (M2?) the 2022 iPad Air will probably be the better choice for many users. The Pro’s 120 Hz display may be slightly smoother, Face ID may be more convenient, and the speakers may be a bit better but at the end of the day the price makes the difference. On the other side of the spectrum is the new iPad 9 compared to which the 2022 iPad Air is in a whole different league. The same is true for its Android competitors, which the Air handily outperformed without breaking a sweat while at the same time offering a much better software ecosystem. In return, you lose some flexibility (re: walled garden).

    If you prefer an Android tablet we suggest taking a closer look at the Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro, Pad 5, Huawei MatePad 11, and Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE. Those are the best currently available Android-based tablets on our top list.

    Price and Availability

    The iPad Air 5 (Wi-Fi, 64 GB) starts at $599 when purchased through Apple. At the time of writing, it was also available for $569 through Amazon.

    Apple iPad Air 5 2022 – 2022-03-2503/25/2022 v7
    Klaus Hinum

    Chassis
    87 / 98 → 89%
    Keyboard
    71 / 80 → 89%
    Pointing Device
    96%
    Connectivity
    54 / 70 → 76%
    Weight
    84 / 40-88 → 91%
    Battery
    89%
    Display
    91%
    Games Performance
    80 / 78 → 100%
    Application Performance
    95 / 92 → 100%
    Temperature
    94%
    Noise
    100%
    Audio
    84 / 91 → 92%
    Camera
    58 / 85 → 68%