The Apple iPad Air 2 remains available in both a new and used state (though only the 128GB version can be purchased new). However, is it worth your money when there are plenty of other available used tablets? Yes, the iPad Air 2 should certainly be considered, despite its age.
But before we begin, you should know that if you plan on buying a used cellular iPad Air 2, then the tablet will likely be unlocked. What this means is that you'll be able to use the tablet with any provider that will support it, given you have the supported SIM card inserted. For more information on what plans you should consider for the iPad Air 2, you should refer to our tablet plan comparison tool.
The design of the iPad Air 2 is appealing, but none too different from the iPad Air. The tablet is sleek and slim - in fact, to date, it is one of the thinnest and slimmest tablets to date. It can be held for hours without any strain. However, what is missing is the volume silence button, which was omitted due to the new size. Instead, the function can be found in the Control Center software. Even better is the addition of Touch ID, which allows you to slip through the lock screen without inputting a password.
There are also two internal storage editions available for purchase: 32GB and 128GB.
As for the display, the iPad Air 2 sits at a 2,048x1,536 resolution with internal layers of the screen laminated together, meaning deeper black shades and more vibrant colors. Another nifty addition is anti-reflection coating.
Then there is the processor and the RAM. The iPad Air 2 features the 64-bit A8X chip and 2GB of RAM, which not only means efficient and quick processing but also solid battery life. In fact, the A8X is nearly three times faster than the A6X. Unfortunately, its speeds may be negatively impacted by the iOS 11 update.
As for the camera, don't expect any special additions. However, there are improvements over the original iPad Air, such as an 8MP sensor iSight camera, meaning nicer and sharper photos. Furthermore, the tablet is capable of shooting slow motion video.
Finally, the battery life of the iPad Air 2, while more efficient than its predecessors, will drain at a similar rate. With video watching and web browsing, you'll be able to squeeze roughly 10 hours out of the tablet.
Overall, you should certainly consider the iPad Air 2 if you want a device with faster processing capabilities but inside a sleek, slim design. In fact, it stands against the 2017 edition of the iPad Pro, which is largely unchanged from the iPad Air 2 save for a processor upgrade.
If you're seeking the best price of the iPad Air 2, then you should compare prices online. After all, you're likelier to find a better deal online than in a physical retailer. However, you should be sure to compare the prices of refurbished and unlocked iPad Air 2 models from the top resellers to ensure that you'll receive the best price.
However, if you're not interested in buying a used iPad Air 2 and are instead looking to sell your device, then you may want to read our article, "Where Can You Sell Your Old Phone?" With the article, you'll find information that will be useful for both tablets and phones.