Apple iPad 8th Gen is the most budget friendly powerful iPad of 2020 with a perfect balance of battery and performance. The iPad 8th Gen is in high demands in India from the time of availability. The 32GB WiFi base version which is priced at ₹29,900 is the hot selling model along with the 128GB WiFi model which is priced at ₹37,900. Both the non-cellular models are very popular now a days so we managed to get hand on both of them and tried to run a comparison on both determining which is better for your use. We are particularly focusing on the WiFi models as the cellular models are just an SIM addition to the WiFi models.
As we all know the specifications of the iPad 8th Gen by now still we are providing some key specifications of the device for better understanding.
- Gorgeous 10.2-inch Retina display
- A12 Bionic chip with Neural Engine
- Support for Apple Pencil (1st generation) and Smart Keyboard
- 8MP back camera, 1.2MP FaceTime HD front camera
- Stereo speakers
- 802.11ac Wi-Fi
- Up to 10 hours of battery life
- Lightning connector for charging and accessories
- Touch ID for secure authentication and Apple Pay
- iPadOS brings new capabilities designed specifically for iPad
In a pure tech comparison based on the AnTuTu Benchmark, the iPad 8th Gen with 32GB memory scored healthy 395,976 points, making it one of the fastest budget tablets. Whereas, the 128GB WiFi version scored a whopping 411,270 points claiming itself as one of the powerful tabs in its price segment. The key improvement here is the inclusion of the new 7nm based A12 Bionic chip with Neural Engine, which is a total beast.
As you have seen the benchmark comparison and becomes a mere game of numbers when day-to-day tasks hits. Both the models of the iPad 8th Gen are capable of handling day-to-day tasks like YouTube, Surfing the internet, Social media, and others with ease.
Also, the RAM of the device has been upgraded to 3GB, and this does help when you have a habit of opening quite a lot of apps in the background. A lot of background apps can be kept without disturbing the performance of the iPad and thanks to the A12 Bionic chip it can also handle all the multitasking as well as the split-screen multitasking with ease.
Be a student or any professional, iPad 8th Gen is the best budget tablet to work on. From taking notes to creating illustrations it handles all the tasks seamlessly. The Apple iPencil 1st Gen is the perfect match for this device for doing tasks.
In the case of storage, the 128GB version can provide some more space to move but in the case of 32GB it kind of feels like a restriction, and with the old Lightning port it becomes more restricted to use any other external storage devices with ease. In 128GB you can get enough space to store your apps and movies as well in the device.
See the full review on the iPad 8th Gen 32GB here. The price difference is just INR 9,000 between 32GB and 128GB models, so if you want to just have it for any daily usage purpose then the 32GB version will be the right choice. But if you want to have an iPad for educational and work purposes then you should go for a 128GB version as it will allow you to have more storage space and you can store your works easily.