Apple iPad 4  vs Ainol Novo 9 Spark 

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Released November, 2012

Apple iPad 4

  • 9.7"
  • 64 GB
  • WiFi
  • iOS 6
Front view of Apple iPad 4
8.9 Out of 10
Armed with a 5-megapixel auto-focus camera, we have to admit, the iPad 4 produces some pleasant photos that are worth saving for the memories.
by PhoneArena (Nov, 2012)
First seen on August, 2013

Ainol Novo 9 Spark

  • 9.7"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 4.1.1
Front view of Ainol Novo 9 Spark
7.5 Out of 10

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of 4 vs Spark


Processing power and speed

iPad 4
Passmark, Geekbench, AnTuTu, BrowserMark and Sunspider 0.9.1


3D and 2D graphics

iPad 4
GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

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Which tablet has better performance for the money?

Ainol Novo 9 Spark 

TabletRocket recommends the Ainol Novo 9 Spark  for those concerned with getting the most for their dollar.

Benchmarks Real world tests of iPad 4 vs Novo 9 Spark

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

iPad 4
17.3 fps
Novo 9 Spark
5.1 fps

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

iPad 4
54.4 fps
Novo 9 Spark
17.7 fps

Differences What are the advantages of each

Bottom view of Apple iPad 4

Reasons to consider the
Apple iPad 4

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Much faster graphics 17.3 fps vs 5.1 fps Around 3.5x better GLBenchmark 2.7 score
Much more storage capacity 64 GB vs 16 GB 4x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Has a light sensor Yes vs No Somewhat common; Automatically adjust screen brightness for environmental factors
Longer battery life 11 hour vs 8 hour Around 40% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Has a gyroscope Yes vs No Somewhat common; Play games and use applications that take advantage of device rotation
Has an accelerometer Yes vs No Somewhat common; Detects movement for interactive apps
Has a compass Yes vs No Somewhat common; Great for maps and navigation apps
Faster processor 1.4 GHz vs 1 GHz Around 40% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Thinner 9.4 mm vs 11 mm Around 15% thinner
Front view of Ainol Novo 9 Spark

Reasons to consider the
Ainol Novo 9 Spark

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More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Supported card formats microSD vs None Supports supported card formats
Supports 3G Yes vs No Somewhat common; be online anywhere that has cell coverage
Supports Adobe Flash Yes vs No (iOS) Somewhat common; Many games and videos on the Internet require Adobe Flash
Supports face unlock Yes (Android 4.1) vs No (iOS) Somewhat common; bypass PIN entry, easier to unlock with one hand
More RAM 2 GB vs 1 GB 2x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Slightly higher resolution front camera 2 MP vs 1.2 MP More than 65% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people

Specifications Full list of technical specs


iPad 4  vs
Novo 9 Spark 
Size 9.7" 9.7"
Technology TFT LCD IPS LCD
Resolution 2048 x 1536 2048 x 1536
PPI 263 ppi 263 ppi


Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 None
Supports 3G No Yes


Cores Dual core Quad core
Clock speed 1.4 GHz 1 GHz


Has a GPS No No
Has a compass Yes No
Has an accelerometer Yes No
Has a gyroscope Yes No
Has a light sensor Yes No


iPad 4  vs
Novo 9 Spark 
Internal storage 64 GB 16 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB 2 GB
Supported card formats
Maximum capacity N/A 128 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support No Yes
Webcam 1.2 MP 2 MP
Rear camera 5 MP 5 MP


USB support None 1 Micro USB
Hdmi support None 1 HDMI 1.4
Has a headphone jack Yes Yes
Has a microphone jack No No
Has a built-in microphone Yes Yes

form factor

Weight 652 g 642 g
Size 241 x 186 x 9.4 mm 185.6 x 240.9 x 11 mm
Thickness 9.4 mm 11 mm
Battery life 11 hour 8 hour
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