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Apple iPad 2 (2011, A1395, A1396, A1397)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16613 reviews of Apple iPad 2 (2011, A1395, A1396, A1397). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and screen. The portability and performance also get good views. The connectivity and storage get critical views, while reviews about the reliability and price are different.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Apple iPad 2 (2011, A1395, A1396, A1397) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple iPad 2 (2011, A1395, A1396, A1397)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1821 user reviews of Apple iPad 2 (2011, A1395, A1396, A1397) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the portability and design are generally positive. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed comments about the storage and reliability. Many are critical about the connectivity.

usability, price, performance, design, portability

connectivity

93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPad 2 Wi-Fi - Tablet - 16 GB - 9.7" IPS ( 1024 x 768 ) - rear camera + front camera - Wi-Fi, Bluetooth - blackApple iPad 2 Wi-Fi - Tablet - 16 GB - 9.7" IPS ( 1024 x 768 ) - rear camera + front camera - Wi-Fi, Bluetooth - black

Sep, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple iPad 2 (2011, A1395, A1396, A1397)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5014 user reviews of Apple iPad 2 (2011, A1395, A1396, A1397) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Comments about the design and portability are on the whole positive. The performance and price also get good opinions, but many are negative about the connectivity and reliability.

usability, price, performance, portability, design

reliability, connectivity

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPad 2 2nd generation Tablet, 1 GHz processor, 16GB, Wifi (White)Apple iPad 2 2nd generation Tablet, 1 GHz processor, 16GB, Wifi (White)

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Zara Baxter (pcworld.co.nz)

Apple iPad 2 retrospective

 

Now that we've had chance to handle the other tablet devices on the market, in the full range of sizes, operating system and designs, the elegance of the iPad 2 becomes even more apparent.

Contact: apple.co.nz AT A GLANCE App Store is large and comprehensive Excellent screen quality and performance Good range of accessories Sleek, well designed and powerful, the iPad 2 is still the best tablet device out there.

Jul, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Frequency range:20 - 20000
Number of built-in speakers:1 / 2

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):25 / 27.3
Battery life (max):10
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Browsing time:10 / 9
Browsing time (3G):9
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):10
Continuous audio playback time:10
Continuous video playback time:10
Number of battery cells:8

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Digital Zoom:3 / 5
Face detection:Y
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1.2
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution:960 x 720
Maximum Video Resolution:1024 x 720 / 1024 x 768 / 1280 x 720 / 1920 x 1080
Rear camera:Y / Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Second Camera:Y / Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3
Video capturing speed:30
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p, 720p / 720p
Video stabilizer: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, White / Gold / White
Device Type:Full-size tablet
Fingerprint Reader:N / No / Yes
Form factor:Slate
Kids tablet: No
RoHS compliance: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:4:3
Display diagonal:24.6 / 25.6
Display Resolution:1024 x 768 / 1280 x 768 / 2048 x 1536
Display Technology:IPS
LED Backlight:No / Yes
Pixel density:264
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Media formats

Audio formats supported:AAC,AAX,AAX+,AIFF,HE-AAC,MP3,WAV
Document formats supported:DOC, DOCX, HTM, HTML, KEY, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX
Image formats supported:GIF,JPG,TIF
Video compression formats:H.264,M-JPEG,MPEG4
Video formats supported:M4V,MOV,MP4

Memory

Internal Memory:0,5 / 0.5 / 2
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Memory clock speed:533

Messaging

E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):N / No / Y / Yes
T9 text input:N

Networking

2G:Y / Yes
2G standards:EDGE, GSM / EDGE,GSM / GSM
3G:N / No / Yes
3G standards:HSDPA, HSUPA / HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS / HSDPA,HSUPA,UMTS
4G:N / No / Yes
4G WiMAX:N / No
AirPlay:Y
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR / 4.0
Data network:3G / No
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11n
Wi-fi Standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 3000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 35 / -20 - 45

Other features

64-bit computing: Yes
Battery charging indication: Yes
Battery low indication: Yes
CardBus PCMCIA slot type:N / No
Compatible operating systems:Mac OS X v10.5.8 +\nWindows 7\nWindows Vista\nWindows XP Home/Professional SP3 + / Mac OS X v10.5.8+, Windows 7/Vista/XP / Mac OS X v10.5.8+\nWindows 7/Vista/XP / Mac OS X v10.5.8+\nWindows 7/Vista/XP Home/Professional SP3 / OS X v10.5.8\nWindows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP Home Windows Professional (SP3) / OS X v10.5.8\nWindows 7, Windows Vistam, Windows XP Home Windows Professional (SP3) / Windows 7/Vista/XP\nMac 10.5.8+ / Windows 7/Vista/XP\nMac OC 10.5.8+ / Windows 7/Vista/XP\nMac OS 10.5.8+ / Windows 7/Vista/XP\nMac OS X v10.5.8+ / Windows 7\nWindows Vista\nWindows XP Home/Professional SP3 + / Windows 7\nWindows Vista\nWindows XP Home\nWindows XP Professional (SP3)\nMac OS X v10.5.8+
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless
Depth:8.64
Depth (imperial):8.64
Dimensions (WxDxH):185.7 x 8.8 x 241.2
Docking connector:N / No / Yes
Drivers included: Yes
DVI port: No
ExpressCard slot:N / No
Height :24.1
Height (imperial):24.1
Infrared data port:N / No
Interface:30-p / 30-pin
Internal modem: No
Mouse included: No
Networking features:3G, WLAN / UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA/GSM/EDGE / Wi-Fi / WLAN
Operating temperature (T-T):32 - 95
Pointing device:Touchpad
Power requirements:100 - 240
Rechargeable: Yes
Relative humidity:5 - 95
SIM card support:No / Yes
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Total Storage Capacity:16 / 32 / 64
TV in port:N / No
TV out port: No
TV tuner integrated:N / No
Video Playback: Yes
Weight:0.601 / 0.607 / 0.613
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Width:18.6
Width (imperial):18.6

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:Lightning / USB
Keyboard Included:N
Keyboard supplied:N / No
Manual:Y / Yes
Quick start guide:No / Y / Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Archive formats supported:Zip
Assisted GPS (A-GPS):N / Y / Yes
Audio formats supported:AAC, AAX, AAX+, AIFF, HE-A, M4A, MP3, WAV / AAC, AAX, AAX+, AIFF, HE-AAC, MP3, WAV / AAC, AAX, AIFF, HE-AAC, MP3, WAV / AAC, AIFF, HE-AAC, MP3, WAV / AAC, AIFF, MP3, WAV / AAC, AMR, HE-AAC, MP3, WAV / AAC, MP3, WAV / AAC,AAX,AAX+,AIFF,HE-AAC,MP3,WAV
Barometer: Yes
Document formats supported:DOC, DOCX, HTM, HTML, ICS, KEY, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX / DOC, DOCX, HTM, HTML, KEY, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX / DOC, DOCX, HTML, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, XLS / PDF / PDF, RTF
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:GIF, JPG, TIF / GIF,JPG,TIF
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard / Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion / Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion / Yes
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Position location:N / No / Y / Yes
Video compression formats:AVI, H.264, M-JPEG, MOV, MPEG4 / AVI, H.264, MOV, MPEG4 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / H.264, M-JPEG / H.264, M-JPEG, MPEG4 / H.264, MPEG4 / H.264,M-JPEG,MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVI, M4V, MOV, MP4 / H.264, M-JPEG, MPEG4 / M4V,MOV,MP4
Windows operating systems supported:CHRYSLER CROSSFIRE, 3.2L-V6; 2004 / Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Pro, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Professional / Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Enterprise x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64 / Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Professional / Windows 7 Home Premium,Windows 7 Professional,Windows 7 Starter,Windows 7 Ultimate,Windows Vista Business,Windows Vista Home Basic,Windows Vista Home Premium,Windows Vista Ultimate,Windows XP Home,Windows XP Professional

Phone features

Video call: Yes
Voice call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:N / No
DC-in jack:N / No / Yes
Docking connector type:Apple 30-pin
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out: Yes
Lightning connector: Yes
Microphone in:N / No / Yes
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N / No
SmartCard slot:N / No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter power:10 / 25
Energy Star certified:N / Yes

Processor

Coprocessor: Yes
Coprocessor model:M8
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A9
Processor cache:1
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Apple / ARM Cortex-A
Processor frequency:1 / 1.5
Processor Model:A5 / A8X

Processor special features

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:N / No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version: No
Intel Smart Connect Technology:N / No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No
Intel® Rapid Start Technology:N / No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No
Intel® Smart Response Technology:N / No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / No

Software

Bundled software:FaceTime\Safari\Siri\iTunes Store\App Store\iBooks\Game Center\Photo Booth\Podcasts / Safari\nPhotos\nApp Store\nMaps\nPhoto Booth\nReminders\nCamera\nMail\nFaceTime\niTunes\nMusic\nClock\nCalendar\nMessages\nNewsstand\nVideos\nGame Center\nContacts\nNotes / Safari\Photos\App Store\Maps\Photo Booth\Reminders\Camera\Mail\FaceTime\iTunes\Music\Clock\Calendar\Messages\Newsstand\Videos\Game Center\Contacts\Notes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
Operating system installed:iOS
Operating System Version:4 / 5 / 8
Platform:iOS
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Home Premium,Windows 7 Professional,Windows 7 Starter,Windows 7 Ultimate,Windows Vista Business,Windows Vista Home Basic,Windows Vista Home Premium,Windows Vista Ultimate,Windows XP Home,Windows XP Professional

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:No / Not supported
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32 / 64
Storage Media:Flash / SSD

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:24.1 / 6.1 / 8.8
Height :18.6 / 24 / 24.1 / 241.2 / 25.1 / 8.8
Weight:437 / 601 / 603.3 / 607 / 613
Width:16.9 / 18.6 / 185.7 / 24.1