IPad 8 (2020) review: design, specs, cameras and price


In 2020, for the first time, Apple’s traditional September event did not release new iPhones. The presentation was dedicated to the new iPad and Apple Watch models. One of the new Apple tablets turned out to be the 8th generation iPad. How much has the budget Apple tablet improved over the year?

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Features of the 2020 iPad 8

Features are what drives us consumers to opt for this product. Let’s say right away that the new model can hardly be called revolutionary. The main positive changes in it relate to the speed and delivery set. It is obvious that advanced solutions (4 speakers, improved cameras, Type-C connector) have been implemented in older models. The 2020 iPad remains a workhorse — simple, efficient, and relatively inexpensive.

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Design, interfaces and dimensions of the 2020 iPad 8

Design, interfaces and dimensions of the 2020 iPad 8

The device retains its 10.2-inch diagonal, which is the new standard for Apple’s budget tablets. The tablet received the same design as its predecessor, the frame, and the overall linear dimensions also remained the same. The thickness is the same 7.5 mm. But the weight of the device has slightly decreased – from 2 to 7 grams, depending on the presence of the LTE module. Can you tell the 2020 model from the 2019 model by eye? Hardly.

2020 iPad 8 Dimensions

The tablet retained the Lightning connector, traditional for most Apple devices, remained here on the left side and Smart Connector for connecting a full-size keyboard. This is quite expected, because the company will actively support the taken course towards the extended functionality of tablets. The 3.5mm headphone jack remains on the top edge.

At the bottom of the case is the Home button with a built-in biometric Touch ID sensor. He, as before, is responsible for secure authentication. A pair of stereo speakers is located on the very bottom edge.

2020 iPad 8 interfaces

The 2020 iPad is made from 100% recycled aluminum, and Apple continues to pursue its eco-friendly strategy.

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2020 iPad 8 Colors

The model received three types of colors: silver, space gray and gold.

2019 iPad colors

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2020 iPad 8 display

iPad 8 (2020) Apple Pencil

As we said, the tablet has a 10.2-inch screen. The screen resolution of the new iPad is exactly the same as its predecessor – 2160 × 1620 pixels, which provides a density of 264 pixels per inch. Multi-touch display with LED-backlight is made using IPS technology and has a brightness of 500 cd / m22… Its surface is coated with an oleophobic coating that is resistant to fingerprints. The screen supports the first generation Apple Pencil.

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2020 iPad 8 processor

2020 iPad 8 processor

The new processor is perhaps the main difference between the 2020 model and the 2019 model. The outdated 16nm A10 Fusion, introduced back in 2016, has been replaced by the A12 Bionic. The iPad now has the same processor as the iPhone XS and XR. The 7nm 6-core chip has a 64-bit architecture, more cache and a much more powerful graphics accelerator. The iPad now has an 8-core Neural Engine. All this not only makes the 2020 model more powerful than its predecessor, but also allows it to be used in new scenarios.

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2020 iPad 8 storage

Traditionally, the representative of the basic line comes with two types of storage – 32 and 128 GB.

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2020 iPad 8 cameras

2019 iPad 7 cameras

The main camera remains the same – its resolution is 8 MP, and the aperture is f / 2.4. It has a five-element lens, BSI sensor, hybrid IR cut filter. The camera allows you to shoot panoramas with a resolution of up to 43 megapixels, use the HDR mode, take continuous shooting and focus with touch on the screen. You can shoot HD video in 1080p at 30 fps, as well as slow motion at up to 120 fps. When shooting video, optical stabilization works, it is possible to use a 3x zoom. And the front camera also remained the same, retaining the same resolution of 1.2 megapixels. It can shoot video at 720p, and the screen provides a flash for selfies. The camera can perform burst shooting, face and figure recognition, and work in HDR mode.

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2020 iPad 8 Battery

The 2020 model has a built-in lithium polymer battery of 32.4 Wh. According to the manufacturer, this is enough for 10 hours of Internet browsing via Wi-Fi or watching videos. Models with a Cellular module will be able to work up to 9 hours of the Internet through a network connection via a cellular connection.

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2020 iPad Package Contents

A pleasant surprise was the appearance in the box with the tablet itself and the USB-C / Lightning cable 20W USB-C power adapter, which is twice as powerful as the similar device in the iPad 7 (2019).

2020 iPad Package Contents

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2020 iPad Specifications (Specifications)

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Price iPad 2020 in Russia

iPad 2020, 32 GB, Wi-Fi version – 29,990 rubles

iPad 2020, 128 GB, Wi-Fi version – 38,990 rubles

iPad 2020, 32 GB, Wi-Fi + LTE (4G) – 41,990 rubles

iPad 2020, 128 GB, Wi-Fi + LTE (4G) – 50 990 rubles

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