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Apple iPad 5 (5th gen 2017)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2498 reviews of Apple iPad 5 (5th gen 2017). The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the design and screen. The price and performance also get good opinions, but views are divided on the touch screen.

usability, performance, price, screen, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Apple iPad 5 (5th gen 2017) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Recommended by TR

Expert review by : Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

iPad 9.7-inch (2017)

 

Apple's new iPad isn't revolutionary, inventive or, well, new. But for most people it's the tablet you should buy.

May, 2017

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Apple iPad review (2017): No alarms and no surprises

 

Apple's newest iPad is a budget model that samples the best parts from past hits. We've got the original iPad Air's body stuffed with the iPhone 6s's A9 chipset and paired with a brighter version of the iPad Air 2's display. We have no complaints about...

Relatively inexpensive ; Great battery life ; Broad app support

Screen could be better ; Thicker than other iPads ; Not a clear upgrade from other models

This iPad, perhaps more than any in recent memory, is an exercise in compromise. Yes, Apple has said that the iPad most clearly represents its vision of "people should get things done," and the development of products like the iPad Pro speak to that...

Apr, 2017

DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by : Julian Chokkattu (digitaltrends.com)

9.7-inch Apple iPad (2017) review

 

We call Apple's new iPad the “everyman's tablet” because we think everyone should have one.

Excellent performance ; Long battery life ; Vibrant, large display ; Affordable ; Thin and light

Single, bottom-firing speaker ; Stale design

What would have made the new iPad a killer deal is support for Apple Pencil, which sadly it does not have. You can get the 9.7-inch iPad Pro if you spend $270 more, which offers quad speakers, a better display, Apple Pencil support, Smart Keyboard...

Apr, 2017

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Apple's new 9.7-inch iPad is a great tablet at a great price

 

Apple's newest tablet is a superlative deal for anyone who can live without Pro-level extras like stylus support.

Apple's new iPad delivers faster performance and a brighter screen than the model it replaces, at a price that's about half as much as the iPad Pro. Tight integration between the hardware, software and app store makes it easy to use.

It's a bit thicker and heavier than the now defunct iPad Air 2. It lacks the stylus support, better speakers and better screen of the iPad Pro.

Pro and Air 2 owners can skip this one, but for nearly everyone else, the updated iPad is an ideal all-around tablet at a fantastic price.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Apple iPad (2017) review

 

New iPad does everything you'd expect, but better and cheaper

Fast, smooth performance ; Bright screen and solid blacks ; Rich colours, crisp detail ; Beautiful design ; Good starting price

Screen is rather reflective ; No brand new features

Not the most revolutionary update, but the new, cheaper iPad continues to deliver class-leading performance

May, 2017

Expert review by : Dan Grabham Matthew Bolton (t3.com)

New iPad review: faster, longer lasting and with more storage. What's not to like?

 

Slightly thicker and heavier but the 5th gen iPad is improved in all the major areas

Cheapest 9.7-inch iPad ever ; Faster than before ; Giant battery life ; Starts at 32GB

Thicker and a little heavier ; No speaker improvement ; No expandability

May, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Apple iPad (2017)

 

The Apple iPad is more affordable than ever. If you're looking for a basic tablet with a wealth of apps, it's a solid deal.

Great value. Fast processor and Wi-Fi. Easy to use. Unrivaled app experience.

No strong reason for most earlier iPad owners to upgrade.

What is an iPad for? We think it's for web browsing, second-screen video watching, gaming, and reading. And for all of those uses, the 2017 iPad is excellent. Its A9 processor is even capable of video conferencing and low-key Microsoft Office work...

Apr, 2017

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Apple iPad (9.7-inch, 2017) review

 

Remember the iPad? In the afterglow of its splashy 2010 debut, Apple's tablet became the post-smartphone "it" gadget of the decade. In recent years, however, sales have dipped -- both for iPads and tablets in general . But not for lack of trying:...

Apple's new iPad delivers faster performance and a brighter screen than the model it replaces, at a price that's about half as much as the iPad Pro. Tight integration between the hardware, software and app store makes it easy to use.

It's a bit thicker and heavier than the now defunct iPad Air 2. It lacks the stylus support, better speakers and better screen of the iPad Pro.

Pro and Air 2 owners can skip this one, but for nearly everyone else, the updated iPad is an ideal all-around tablet at a fantastic price.

Mar, 2017

Pocket-lint Recommended 2018

Expert review by : Cam Bunton (pocket-lint.com)

Apple iPad (2017) review: Solid, affordable full-size tablet

 

Apple's newest basic iPad doesn't set the bar for ultimate performance in the tablet market, and it's not the most exciting iPad ever made, but

Great app ecosystem ; Easy to use interface ; Slick and reliable performance ; Long lasting battery

Screen not quite as good as the iPad Air 2

This iPad offers a solid, consistent tablet experience at the lowest price we’ve seen from Apple in a new, full-size tablet.

Mar, 2018

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Apple iPad (2017) review

 

It might look like more of the same – from 2013, no less – but this iPad gets the power-to-price ratio just right

Powerful and snappy in varied use cases ; Slightly thicker body brings practical benefits ; Price is ideal for newcomers and upgraders

Reflective and hollow-sounding display ; Speakers still not up to much ; Rear camera is merely OK

It might look like a regression, but this iPad is affordable and has enough power within to serve you well for years.

Apr, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):32.4
Battery life (max):10
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Browsing time (4G):9
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):10

Camera

Auto Focus:Y
Digital Zoom:3
Face detection:Y
Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.2
Geotagging:Y
Maximum Video Resolution:3840 x 2160
Rear camera:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Swivel Camera:N
Video capturing speed:30
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:720p,1080p
Video stabilizer:Y

Design

Colour of product:Gold / Grey / Silver
Device Type:Full-size tablet
Face recognition:Y
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Slate
Product colour:Gold / Grey / Silver

Display

Display diagonal:24.6
Display Resolution:2048 x 1536
Display Technology:IPS
LED Backlight:Y
Pixel density:264
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Media formats

Archive formats supported:Zip
Audio formats supported:AAC,AAX,AAX+,AIFF,HE-AAC,M4A,MP3,WAV
Document formats supported:DOC, DOCX, HTM, HTML, ICS, 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:AVI,M4V,MOV,MP4

Messaging

E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y

Networking

2G:Y
2G standards:EDGE,GSM
3G:N / Y
3G standards:DC-HSDPA,EVDO,HSPA,HSPA+,UMTS
4G:N / Y
4G standard:LTE
AirPlay:Y
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.2
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,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 temperature (T-T):-20 - 45

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:Lightning
Keyboard Included:N

Performance

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Archive formats supported:Zip
Assisted GPS (A-GPS):N / Y
Audio formats supported:AAC,AAX,AAX+,AIFF,HE-AAC,M4A,MP3,WAV
Barometer:Y
Document formats supported:DOC, DOCX, HTM, HTML, ICS, KEY, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX
Electronic compass:Y
GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):N
Gyroscope:Y
Image formats supported:GIF,JPG,TIF
Mac operating systems supported:Y
Position location:N
Video compression formats:H.264,M-JPEG,MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVI,M4V,MOV,MP4
Windows operating systems supported:Y

Phone features

Video call:Y
Voice call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out:Y
Lightning connector:Y
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N

Processor

Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor model:M9
Processor family:Apple
Processor Model:A9

Security

Fingerprint Reader:Y

Software

Bundled software:FaceTime\nSafari\nSiri\niTunes Store\nApp Store\niBooks\nGame Center\nPhoto Booth\niCloud Drive
Mac operating systems supported:Y
Operating system installed:iOS 10
Platform:iOS
Windows operating systems supported:Y

Storage

Card reader integrated:N
Compatible memory cards:Not supported
Internal storage capacity:128
Storage Media:Flash

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.5
Height :240
Weight:469 / 478
Width:169.5