iPad Pro Review : Slight Change In Specs And LiDAR Sensor

Apple launched Premium iPad Named iPad Pro. This was the successor to iPad Pro which was launched in March 18 2020. iPad Pro was released in Globally in the US, China, India, Singapore, UK, UAE, Europe and other Markets.

It features the Apple 12Z Bionic chip from Apple which is available on iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro. this chip is made of 7nm LPP (Low Power Plus) FinFet process. this processor is divided into 2 parts; the first part features 4 low power cores named as Tempest which are clocked at 1.6GHz, second part features 4 x VOrtex high powered cores named as Vortex which are clocked at 2.5 GHz. it has Apple 8 Core GPU which increases its work by 31% compared to Apple 7 Core GPU, the last processor from Apple in 2018. It has an Intel LTE XMM7560 Modem which has Download and Uploads speeds of 600 & 250MBPS. It also has a dedicated NPU for AI Capabilities.

This iPad Pro has a Triple-Camera setup which comprises a 12MP (Main) + 10MP (ultrawide) + TOF 3D LiDAR Sensor and 7MP sensor for Selfies. I will divide the review into pros & cons. let’s see quick specs of iPad Pro and Jump into the Review

iPad Pro 12.9” Specs:

  • 12.9″ IPS LCD Display with 120Hz Refresh Rate.
  • Apple A12Z Bionic Chip with Embedded M12 Co-Processor
  • Apple 8 Core GPU
  • 4 / 6GB RAM
  • Nano Sim + E-Sim
  • 128 / 256 / 512GB / 1TB Internal Storage
  • 12MP f/1.8 Dual Pixel PDAF + 10MP f/2.4, 11mm (ultrawide) + TOF 3D LiDAR Sensor (Depth) Rear Camera
  • 7MP F/2.2 Selfie camera
  • iOS 13.4
  • Face ID
  • Dual 4G Volte / Wi-Fi 6
  • 9720mAH battery with 18W fast charging support
  • 4 pins on Back for keyboard support
  • Bluetooth 5.0 LE / Dual GPS
  • Stereo Speakers / USB-C Port

Review:

12.9” HD+ IPS LCD screen :

Here in the Display Department iPad Pro Features an Excellent FHD+ IPS LCD screen with 265 pixels per inch, the color reproduction from LCD Panel is good and Colours are vibrant and enjoyable, viewing angles are also good. There are No issues & problems with screen quality iPad Pro. It is Very bright at 600 Nits to see in direct sunlight Like iPhone. This Screen has 120Hz Refresh Rate Which very good for a Huge Display.

Stereo Speakers and Headphone Jack:

In iPad Pro Apple Used their traditional Stereo Speaker System which is very louder than their iPhones. In terms Of Loudness, it is very loud Which is Comparable with a Mini Bluetooth Speaker. These speakers do not have support for Dolby Atmos Or Smart Amp but the sound output is good and Produce accurate Sounds. Earpiece performance in LTE version is also Awesome

Coming to Headphone jack and earphones, In terms Of Headphone Audio, iPad Pro 2018 & iPad Pro 2020 are Equal. The USB-C Port is provided with an Optimized and clear sound without any Software Support like Dolby Audio and OZO Audio and it is direct Copy of iPad Pro 2018.

Build Quality : 

 iPad Pro is Built with a Aerospace Aluminium Body on side and back and front of the device is protected with Toughest Glass. It provides a good look and feels a bit Premium Because it is made with Aerospace Aluminium Body. Through this iPad Pro was Built with Aerospace Aluminium, there are no issues of creakiness with build quality. It is 5.9mm thin so use it carefully and moreover don’t sit on it by mistake also.

Face ID:

iPad Pro series has face unlock feature. It works Nice in Normal and Night Conditions Very Quickly and And Securely to recognize the user.

Weight balance:  

iPad Pro feels a bit heavy with 12.9” Screen, 9720mAh battery and Aluminium rame. This iPad Pro is a two Handed Device and weight balance is done very well.

Battery life:

 My iPad Pro lasted a Full Working day with heavy usage and at the end of the day, I had 30% of charge left in the phone which is good for a 9720mAH Battery. We got 8 Hours of Sot( Screen on time) on using Mobile data which is good. you will get above 9hr Battery life if you use the WiFi Model Of iPad Air. The ideal drain of iPad Pro 2020 is very low as iPad Pro 2018. the 18W Charging charges the iPad Pro in 2hr.

iOS Operating System :

Here the iPad Pro arrives with iPad Os. iPad Os has some new features like system wide dark Mode, Floating Keyboard, Simple text editors, Files, Split Screen for easy Multi tasking, All new Home screen, Improvements in Apple pencil. So We cannot see Dual apps and other features in this iOS. We cannot see the unnecessary apps that are wasting Ram on the phone. we can get two years of iPad OS Version Upgrades and of security updates on iPad Pro very Quickly at a time.

Performance: 

My iPad Pro managed to do day to day tasks very well like the Elder Brother iPhone 11 Pro Max. there are No issues and problems with the UI and there are no heating issues with iPad Pro

Ram Management : 

Ram Management is done very well on this iPad Pro. It features 4GB ram upto 512GB Model and 6GB in 1TB Variant and I did not notice any lags and there are no reloading of apps on this iPad Pro. Multitasking experience is nice.

Coming to Gaming, we played Asphalt 9, Godfire, Leo’s Fortune and PUBG at a High graphics setting without any lags & frame drops in the game.

Camera: 

Coming to the Camera Department, iPad Pro features a Triple-Camera setup on the back of the device and a single camera on the front of the device. they work perfectly in iPad Pro. lets divide the cameras and look at the performance of them

1. 12MP Primary Camera:

 the 12MP main Camera With EIS is Awesome and features a Fixed Aperture of F/1.8. iPad Pro has Dual PDAF Autofocus systems. The daylight pictures are excellent and contain exquisite details Which are like the natural photo. Exposure is in control with a Decent Dynamic range to take good pictures in good lighting Conditions. In low light conditions, the images are clear and Sharp without noise which is good to see. Autofocus is very fast due to Dual PDAF systems.

2. 10MP Ultra Wide Angle Camera: 

the 12MP ultra-wide-angle lens on iPad Pro does a good job in good lighting conditions and features a Fixed Aperture of F/2.4. it captures a much wider picture in 108˚ field of view with good details. exposure is in control with a decent dynamic range. in low lighting conditions, the 10MP Camera captures good photos with decent sharpness. Night mode works well.

3. LiDAR Sensor

In this iPad Pro 2020 Apple used their Developed TOF 3D sensor named LiDAR Sensor which is useful in Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality. This LiDAR sensor is also used to capture Portrait images with Rear Camera. The depth effect is also good in Photos

Video recording can be done up to 4k@60fps .the video footage has awesome Colours with great sharpness and decent dynamic range. Stabilization is good in 4k@60fps And 1080p FHD recording. The video quality in the low night conditions is also Good. 

Selfie camera :

 iPad Pro features an 7MP selfie camera with 73 field of view. it has a fixed aperture of F/2.2. The Picture quality is fantastic and captures pictures in a Wide view in good lighting conditions. In low light images the noise levels are high because of smaller Aperture.

Video recording can be done up to 1080p @30fps with Front Camera .the video footage has awesome Colours with great sharpness and decent dynamic range. 

Widevine L1 support:

 iPad Pro has Widevine L1 support to stream HD videos from Amazon Prime or NetFlix which is good to see.

All Sensors : 

iPad Pro has all sensors Like accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, Auto Brightness Sensor which is good to see.

Folio Keyboard & Magic Keyboard support :

Apple iPad Pro has a Folio Keyboard support which works very well. After attaching the Folio keyboard iPad Pro will turn into a Laptop with mouse pointer. You have to buy the Folio keyboard Separately.

Apple is selling New Magic Keyboard separately. With this Magic Keyboard you can use the iPad Pro in 130 Angle. This Keyboard can Also Act Kickstand for this iPad Pro. In this keyboard You will get a In built mouse Pointer, So you Can use this iPad As Computer perfectly.

Pros:

  • Best IPS LCD Display in the Market with 120Hz Refresh Rate
  • Best premium design with triple Cameras 
  • Triple Camera And Rear Camera are Excellent in Day light conditions
  • Awesome Performance A12Z Bionic Chip
  • Excellent Battery Life
  • Apple pencil, Folio keyboard & Magic Keyboard Support
  • LiDAR Sensor is Very Useful in Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality.

CONS:

  • Front Camera Performance is Average in Low light Conditions
  • takes Laing time to Full the Battery

VERDICT:

if You want a Premium iPad with all new A12Z Bionic chip, with 12.9” 120 Hz Refresh Rate Display, Triple Cameras, Apple pencil & Folio & Magic Keyboard support then iPad Pro is the Only Option. 

If you are using iPad Pro then Share your experiences with us in the comment section below and Stay tuned to MobiRadar for more Reviews like this.

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