iPad Air 5 houses the latest M1 chip with 8GB RAM. iPad Mini 6 has A15 Bionic Chip with 4GB RAM.
iPad Air 5 and iPad Mini 6 have a 12 MP Ultra-Wide camera at the front and support center stage.
iPad Air 5 and mini 6 have the same 12 MP Wide camera that records 4K video with 60 fps and auto-image stabilization.
Here is a major difference. iPad Air 5 has a 10.9" Liquid Retina display. iPad Mini 6 has an 8.3" Liquid Retina display.
Dual Microphone Setup and 2 Stereo speakers. 64GB and 256GB Storage Variants. Up to 10-hour of battery life for web surfing or watching videos.
iPad Air 5 Supports Magic Keyboard with a trackpad. iPad Mini 6 only supports 2nd generation of Apple Pencil And it's fair as using a small-sized physical keyboard will not be a great experience.
iPad Air 5 starts from $599 iPad Mini 6 starts from $499
If you want an iPad but do not like big screen sizes, you should buy the iPad mini 6 without second thoughts.
If you are a student or graphic designer, it makes sense to buy iPad Air 5 as it offers a bigger screen and better performance within budget. Visit iGeeksBlog and stay updated about Everything Apple.