iPad 8th Generation

iPad 8th Generation
Feb 22, 2021

iPad 8th Generation Review

Apple has launched the iPad 8th Generation which is being supported by a new and advanced A12 Bionic Chipset The chipset provides better performance than A10 supporting the previous generation. This product sports notetaking, multitasking, multitouch, 1st generation Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard compatibility, that everybody wants while on-the-go, as it does what a computer does but in a simpler way. Apple has launched this updated iPad 8 on September 15th, 2020 that has the same display, an advanced chipset, more added features. With every new product released by Apple, the company tries to give an entirely new, improved, advanced, and faster technology that allows the user to get a different level of tech-experience.

iPad 8 Generation Advanced Design Feature

Talking about the new and advanced iPad 8th Generation design, the device has the same 10.2-inch Retina display with a Home Touch Id fingerprint sensor. The Retina display has diagonal measurements. The device has an IPS technology-supported LED-backlit Multi-Touch display. The device volume button has positioned on the right side along with a Nano-Sim tray. The Apple iPad 8 has stereo speakers at the bottom of the device along with the lightning connector port. There is a 3.5mm headphone jack support and an ON/OFF button on the top accompanied by the dual microphones. There is a Smart connector port on the left side of the device.

The Retina display of the iPad 8th Generation has a resolution of 2160 x 1620 pixels at 264PPI. It supports a brightness of 500 nits. The display has a fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating. The iPad 10.2-inch 8 generation comes in three magnificent colors including Space Grey, Silver, and Rose Gold.

   

iPad 8 Generation OS and Processor

The iPad 8 operates on iPadOS 14 with A12 bionic chipset support, embedded with an M10 coprocessor, better-performing CPUs, faster graphics, and the second-generation Neural Engine. With 64-bit architecture Neural Engine and A12 chip, Apple touts better and improved performance at low power for editing video, playing immersive games, creating music, handwriting recognition in Notes, and much more. The new enhanced GPU allows a better and next-level gaming experience with blazing-fast graphics to iPad users. With iPadOS14, the user has been able to change their sketches to perfect shapes, handwritten notes to typed text, and more. The device supports Apple Pencil allows the user to do multitasks with ease. You can even pair an Xbox Wireless Controller with Bluetooth, PlayStation DualShock controller, or MFi game controller with your iPad to create the ultimate portable game console because of this A12 Bionic chipset support.

iPad 8 Generation Battery performance and Connectivity

The Apple iPad 8 delivers better battery performance that allows doing operations like playing games, browsing sites, doing social networking, reading, and creating own short story, and many more, full day without worrying about the battery percentage. The 32.4 Wh rechargeable Li-polymer battery is being supported with a fast power adapter charging or a USB-C charging cable to the computer. The battery goes for up to 10hrs while doing net surfing or watching videos using Wi-Fi and up to 9 hours of browsing the web using a cellular data network.

Talking about the connection options, Apple iPad 8th Generation supports super-fast Wi‑Fi 6 as well as 4G LTE Cellular data when away from Wi-Fi. The device supports Nao-Sim and eSIM while on-the-go, besides iBeacon micro-location. I must say, Apple always takes good care of its users by providing enough storage for their docs, photos, and more. The device comes with 3GB RAM and two internal storage 32GB and 128GB. iPad 8 has provided various in-built sensors like Touch ID, Three‐axis gyro, Accelerometer, Barometer, Digital compass, and Ambient light sensor.

iPad 8 Generation Camera Performance

The iPad 8 comes with an 8MP Wide camera with an aperture of f/2.4 and Focus Pixels at the back that allows capturing decent, HDR+, and stunning photos with various camera modes like Time Mode, Panorama Mode, Burst mode. With auto image stabilization, one can get quite stable Live photos with nice control over the exposure and noise reduction. The rear camera supports up to 1080P HD video recording at 30 fps. This 12MP also supports up to 720P slow-motion video recording at 120 fps. The videos are quite stable and beautiful. The user can have a professional photographer-like experience with this camera feature.

The 1.2MP FaceTime HD Camera with an aperture of f/2.4 with auto image stabilization delivers a better and bright image even taken in low-light. This Front-facing camera supports up to 720P HD video with good exposure. This camera also supports face-time video calling and audio calling. The built-in FaceTime HD camera and 8MP back camera allow you to experience incredible Augmented Reality on iPad. The videos shot using this camera are quite well with blur background. The camera is able to differentiate between the subject and the background by detecting the body and face of the subject you want to shoot.

iPad 8th Generation Accessibility

There are various built-in features like cognitive feature, hearing feature, mobility feature on all the Apple devices that come under Accessibility. Let us discuss some of these for your understanding.

Siri Voice Help

An interesting feature of all the Apple devices is the Siri Voice Assistant. This feature gives a quick and faster way to access the device without lifting a finger. Siri can do everything for you like calling, texting, browsing, navigation, setting alarms, and many more. You only need to ask Siri by saying Hey! Siri and it will do everything you want. You can even customize the Siri Voice Assistant too. There is a Siri Shortcut App that makes access easier and faster.

Other Built-in Vision Features

  • Magnifier to enhance the size of any physical object, like a menu or sign, so you can see all the details clearly on your screen using the device camera.
  • Zoom as a screen magnifier to enlarge the content you see on your device. It works with VoiceOver, so you can better see and hear what’s happening on your screen.
  • VoiceOver is an industry‑leading screen reader that describes what is happening on your device. You can easily navigate throughout the screen using a Bluetooth keyboard or simple gestures on a touchscreen or trackpad.
  • The other vision features available on the iPad are Spoken Content, Reduce Motion, Audio Descriptions, Text Size, Display, Dark Mode, Accessibility Shortcuts, Dictation.

Other Built-in Hearing Features

  • Sound Recognitionto notify a particular type of sound like fire alarm, on any device when detected.
  • Live Listen allow you to have a better conversations in loud places by using the microphone to pick up what someone is saying more clearly.
  • FaceTimehelps you to catch every gesture and facial expression with high quality video feature.
  • The other vision features available on the iPad are Scribble, Closed Captions, Mono Audio, Sensory Alerts.

iPad 8 Generation iCloud Storage Features

Like all other Apple devices, iPad 8 Gen comes with iCloud Storage too. Apple provides iCloud storage for complete storage of all the important documents in one place with automatic backup. Not only this, but one also gets free 5GB iCloud data storage. It also provides extra iCloud storage up to 2TB, which you must buy besides the free 5GB data storage. This 2TB upgrade data plan allows up to five members of the family to share the storage for photos, videos, and more. Friendly speaking, I appreciate this feature of the Apple devices as it updates or saves any minor change in the phone data like phone number, message update, password, bookmarks, photos, files, App purchased everything to iCloud storage. So, I don't have to worry about saving it on iCloud storage.

iCloud Photos

The most productive feature of the Apple device is the iCloud Photos that allows the user to save, up-to-date, and share all the photos of your life moments to all your favorite devices with a tap. It makes it easy for the user to share it with their family and friend by adding their name to Shared Albums. The Shared Albums also allow others to post their photos, videos, and comments via the invitation link provided by you. With the iCloud Photos, feature enabled, you can unload your device space for any other purposes like new Apps, documents, notes, and more. You are also able to get the original full-resolution photos from iCloud Photos.

iCloud Drive

Another productive feature of the Apple devices is the iCloud Drive. You can store and access all your important files from any kind of device like Windows PC, Mac using iCloud Drive. There are some in-built apps that allow you to access these files like the Files Apps on IOS and iPadOS; the Finder on Mac; File Explorer for Windows PCs, or iCloud.com. You are able to organize all your files with folders, rename them and tag them with colors using iCloud Drive. Not only this, in case, you make any changes in the files, the update is being made across all your devices. You can even have everything in your Mac Desktop and the Documents folders will be available in iCloud Drive.

With iCloud Drive, sharing files, folders, photos, albums becomes easy and fast. Anyone can be able to view these files via the private link provided by you. If given access by you, they can even edit and share the files too. You can change that setting at any point. This feature is quite well as anyone can take part since it works across all the other devices like iPhone, iPad, Mac, Windows PCs, and the web.

Apps accessing iCloud

There are many apps on the device that uses iCloud like Notes, Pages, Mail, Calendar, Contacts, Reminders, Safari, and some favorite apps from the App Store. Any changes like the spreadsheets, phone number, presentation, bookmarks, that are being made on these apps, are being updated across all the devices. All your messages and important conversation via message are being stored on iCloud. You are able to view these messages even if you switch to a new device.

iCloud Backup and Device Restore

I have already mentioned above that iCloud provides auto backup. In case you lost or reset the device by mistake or switch to a new Apple device, the only thing you have to do is to sign in to your iCloud Account and you will get complete backup in all your device without losing any data. This is available on all IOS and iPadOS devices. iCloud will start doing a backup when connected to Wi-Fi and power. This ensures that no data will get lost while switching to a new device or for other reasons. You can restore the entire data using iCloud.

Two-factor Authentication

Two-factor authentication provides more safety and security to your important files. This ensures that only you can access your account with the trusted devices. The trusted device are those in which you've already signed in to using two-factor authentication. This high-security authentication will restrict the other from accessing your account. One most important thing is that while signing in to a new device for the first time, you need to provide two pieces of information: your password and the 6-digit verification code that's displayed on your trusted devices or sent to your phone number. By entering the verification code, you're verifying that you trust the new device. Once signed in, you are not asked for a verification code on that device again unless you sign out completely, erase the device, or need to change your password for security reasons. This gives high security to your Apple ID and all the information that is being stored on the device with Apple.

iPad 8 Generation Other Specifications

  • The device comes with some Built-in Apps like Maps, AppStore, Music, iTunes Store, Podcasts, Find My, Siri, Shortcuts, and many more. Here, AppStore is being used to buy apps that need final Apple ID verification before doing the final payment. So, it is safe and secure.
  • There are few free Apps on the device, which are pre-installed like Pages, Numbers, Keynote, iMovie, GarageBand, Music Memo.
  • Like all other Apple devices, iPad Air also provide us to save battery by enabling the low-battery mode, which disables all in-app notifications.

Unboxing iPad 8 Generation

  • 10.2-inch iPad 8th Generation
  • USB-C to Lightning Cable
  • USB-C Power Adapter
  • Quick User Guide

Check out the other related review of Apple iPads: iPad Air 4th Generation, iPad Mini 5th Generation, iPad Pro 4th Generation

iPad 8th Generation Total Variant(s) : 4

Variant 1*

Variant Type32GB with Wi-Fi
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Variant 2*

Variant Type32GB with Wi-Fi + Cellular
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Variant 3*

Variant Type128GB with Wi-Fi
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Variant 4*

Variant Type128GB with Wi-Fi + Cellular
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iPad 8th Generation Full Specification

General*

BrandApple
ModeliPad 8 Model A2428
Form FactorTouchscreen
Dimensions (mm)250.6 x 174.1 x 7.5
Weight (g)490(Wi-Fi), 495(Wi-Fi + Cellular)
Fast ChargingFast Charging
ColoursSilver, Space Grey, Rose Gold

Display*

Screen Size (inches)10.20
TouchscreenYes
Resolution (pixels)2160 x 1620
Protection TypeOleophobic Coating
Pixels per inch (PPI)264

Hardware*

ProcessorA12 Bionic chip
RAM (GB)3
Internal Storage (GB)32, 256
Expandable StorageNo

Camera*

Rear Camera8MP (ƒ/2.4)
Rear Auto FocusYes
Rear FlashYes
Front Camera1.2MP (ƒ/2.4 aperture)
PopUp CameraNo

Software*

Operating SystemiPadOS 14

Connectivity*

WiFiYes
WiFi Standards Supported802.11a/b/g/n/ac
GPSYes
BluetoothBT 4.2
USB TypeLightning to USB-C
Headphones (mm)3.5
FMYes
Number of SIMs2

Sim 1*

Sim TypeNano-Sim
GSM / CDMAGSM
3GYes
4G / LTEYes

Sim 2*

Sim TypeeSim
GSM / CDMAGSM
3GYes
4G / LTEYes

Sensors*

Compass / MagnetometerYes
Fingerprint SensorYes
AccelerometerYes
Ambient Light SensorYes
GyroscopeYes
BarometerYes
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