2020 iPad (8th Generation) – Unboxing, Comparison & Review!

by birtanpublished on October 2, 2020

What's up guys my name is brandon and today we're going to be taking a look at the brand new 2020 ipad 8th generation now this is the budget offering from apple this is the cheapest ipad they sell and in this video we're going to be unboxing it setting it up comparing it to the 2019 ipad 7th generation and just giving you guys my overall first impressions review of this ipad so let's not waste any time let's go ahead and get straight into the unboxing so unlike most modern apple products we do not

Have a pool tab so you do have to get a sharp object or just use your nails to dig into the packaging here i'm just going to use my trusty gold knife right here and just slice down one of these corners and there we go now i did get the 32 gigabyte wi-fi version which is 329 for 32 gigabytes of course and you can also get a 128 gigabyte variant for 429 and if you want to add cellular on top of the wi-fi that's going to cost an additional 130 dollars

So we're just going to take the top off just like so and you can see the ipad right there i did get mine in the space gray colorway i got the gold last year so i decided to go with space gray this year so we'll set that over here and take a look at what else is inside of the box so we do have a big pamphlet here which i'm assuming gives us some apple stickers inside and yes we do have the big apple stickers right there and just our getting started guide and things like that also inside we have a usbc to lightning

Cable so this is kind of interesting to be included with the budget ipad i'm definitely not complaining here so we will see a little bit faster charging and that's all that we get in the box so i know some people are probably surprised that we're getting a actual block with the ipad because of course everything else in 2020 we're not getting that block like the apple watch and the new upcoming iphones we're probably not going to get that block either but anyways let's go and set all this to the

Side and take a look at the main attraction the 2020 ipad so let's go ahead and peel this off there we go so there is the 2020 ipad 8th generation really nothing new at all on the exterior it looks exactly the same as the 2019 ipad 7th generation which we see here on the left i did get this one in gold and of course the 8th gen over here in the space gray and you can see literally identical on the back and on the top and all the sides and the

Screen is also exactly the same and taking a look at the display as you can see here we have the exact same display this year with that 10.2 inch retina display and of course we do have that same 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera for facetime exact same on both and same with the rear facing camera as well on the back we have just an 8 megapixel camera that can only record 1080p video so obviously not the best but this is the budget ipad so you can't really be expecting too much from the cameras now

Although the design the cameras the display everything on the exterior is the same inside is where we get the big difference this year with the a12 bionic chip with the neural engine so of course the a12 chip was first seen in the iphone 10s 10s max and iphone 10r so it is a very powerful chip and a nice improvement over last year's a11 chip now unfortunately we get the same three gigabytes of ram but hopefully that a12 chip will help improve

You know multitasking and you know ram management and things like that so anyways let's go ahead and go through this setup and we'll talk about more of the specs and the comparison as we go on so we're just going to choose english united states and we're going to go ahead and set this ipad up manually so we're going to go ahead and connect to this and now it's just activating the ipad of course we don't need a sim card or anything for this it's just activating via the apple id

And there we go now we get the data and privacy screen right here telling us about you know apple asking for permission to use our personal information let's continue on that and now we can go ahead and set up touch id so i am curious to see if touch id has gotten better with this new ipad maybe it's a new generation of touch id so we will see we'll compare that here in a moment once i get through the setup process we're going to go ahead and adjust our grip and get some more

Fingerprints on there for an accurate reading touch id is ready let's go ahead and continue and we're just not going to add a passcode right now okay so i guess ios 14 now does not allow you to not set a passcode so that is new to me because on ios 13 you could always click on passcode options and just choose to not have a passcode but now it looks like you have to so we're going to do zeros right now and now it's asking if we want to

Restore data from a backup we're not going to do that we're setting this up fresh so we're going to go ahead and log into the apple id now we have express settings i'm just going to continue i don't need to customize those settings we'll keep the ipad up to date let's go ahead and do that we'll set up apple pay later on in settings and we'll use icloud keychain that is pretty beneficial for saving passwords and credit card information siri will set that up later in settings and you definitely want to enable screen

Time that is very beneficial for tracking your usage of course and we're not going to share app analytics and of course you can choose between light and dark mode right here i'm going to keep mine on light for the time being and here you go you could see ios 14 or ipad os 14 running on the ipad when you first get it so just to confirm we'll go to settings general about and you can see ipad os 14.0 and man just looking at that available space right here makes me sad and makes me wonder why apple is still

Offering a 32 gigabyte device in 2020 i think it should be 64 gigabytes minimum that should be the entry level base model with 64 gigabytes so you don't have a lot to work with here if you get the 32 gigabyte model i would definitely recommend 128 of course it does cost a little bit more but it's really annoying to be always low on storage so anyways let's go ahead and compare these two a little bit more so i will say that after using touch id it feels about the same here on

The 2020 ipad it feels maybe a little bit snappier than it did last year and i don't think it's necessarily because of the touch id sensor i think it's more so because of that a12 bionic chip inside it does make the animations and just everything feel a little bit faster but touch id you're not going to notice a major improvement from last year's ipad to this year's and as far as performance goes performance will be greatly improved this year since we have the a12 bionic

That is a massive improvement over the a10 chip that we found in the 2019 ipad so you can expect games to be you know faster run faster run better which i'm going to be testing here once these finish downloading you can expect the multitasking to be better so that was one of my biggest complaints about the 2019 ipad 7th generation is that multitasking would always lag even like right when i got it there would be lag with the multitasking so we will be testing that out a little bit more once

We have some of these apps downloaded here in a moment but we can expect improvements and pretty much everything to do with performance this year and also that neural engine that is now inside of the ipad will help with anything to do with machine learning so that's another way that it improves upon the performance from the 2019 ipad and just testing out opening up applications you can see that everything is extremely smooth here on the 2020 ipad and that is partly to

Do with ipad os 14. we do see improvements with ipad os 14 but also of course that a12 bionic chip inside so everything is buttery smooth and multitasking if we go through the multitasking you can see there's no lag whatsoever which 2019 ipad pretty much you know within the first week i had lag in multitasking so that was a big you know pitfall for that ipad that was one of the main reasons i could not recommend it

But so far it's looking like the 2020 ipad is a big step up from last year now we do also have apple pencil first generation support for the new ipad now unfortunately i do not have the first generation apple pencil only the second generation but if you do have that it is compatible for the 2020 ipad and you do also get to take advantage of the new scribble features in ipad os 14. so you get a lot of nice improvements and additions there now also in ipad os 14 you do get to take

Advantage of widgets so now if you go ahead and press and hold on the home screen when you're in the landscape mode right here and you swipe over you will see that you have your widgets right here go ahead and tap on this and you can keep those widgets on the home screen and if you want to add more of course you can you know just go to edit right here or you can just tap and hold anywhere on the screen like this and tap the plus there in the top left hand corner

And you can add all of these widgets here so this is new in ipad os 14 and of course you can download ipad os 14 on the old ipad as well but everything will just run smoother and better on this new 2020 ipad right here so we're going to add this to the widgets panel here and you can see no lag with anything thus far we have that there we can move it around if we want to and you know that is what our widgets look like now unfortunately they're only in landscape mode you do not see widgets

When you are in portrait mode unfortunately unless you swipe over like that so that is one downside to the widgets and ipad os 14 hopefully they fix that in a future update or not really fixed but hopefully they just you know make that a feature so we're gonna go ahead and run a game like subway surfers just to see how it runs here everything seems to be running pretty good so far i do see a couple of hiccups there when i jump and make a lot of movement in this game so

We do have the a12 bionic chip so it is going to be a nice improvement once again over that a10 but you can still see some minor lag here with gaming so it's not going to be the perfect gaming device but for this price it's going to be one of the best gaming devices you can get now of course the ipad pro is always going to be king when it comes to gaming but you're not going to be able to find an ipad pro for 329 but if you want to you know maybe save

Up a little bit i would definitely recommend the ipad pro before i recommend the ipad for gaming specifically so i'm gonna go ahead and open up some of these games and try a little bit of multitasking just going back and forth in and out of these games and also testing the ram a little bit to see if we have any reloads to see if it's any better than last year's 2019 ipad and once again i do see a few hitches every now and then with the gaming it's nothing major but it is something that i notice

So games are not going to run perfect like flawlessly but again that's not to be expected with a 329 ipad so let's go ahead and go into something like files and then go into csr racing and to safari so the ram seems to be fine the multitasking seems to be fine i've not had any lag just yet like i did last year with that 2019 ipad so once again the a12 bionic chip is really the star of the show here and you can really see some improvements

So far so we did have a reload there for subway surfers so that was a little weird glitch there maybe i just pressed a wrong button so yeah i can definitely tell a difference in the performance going from the 2019 to the 2020 ipad here the multitasking once again is the main thing and just the overall gaming performance and things like that you will notice those improvements so yeah the 2020 ipad 8th generation is a nice improvement over last year's and it's definitely worth the money if

You want a cheap ipad to get for your kids or if you just want something a little bit bigger than an iphone but smaller than a laptop to kind of just have around the house for cheap but keep in mind that the new ipad air is coming next month and even though it'll cost a couple hundred dollars more than this ipad i have a strong feeling that that will be the ipad to buy in 2020. so definitely stay tuned to my channel

If you're not subscribed already definitely go ahead and subscribe because i will be covering the ipad here on the channel and once again if you're a hardcore gamer i would definitely recommend an ipad pro any generation ipad pro over this ipad if you want to just strictly game and that be your main use for the ipad just because you will see much better performance on that model but yeah despite the data design and the home button and the you know not

Stellar performance in the 2020 ipad there's really not too much to complain about for 329 this is the entry level ipad so i definitely think it is worth the money but of course you can spend a little bit more to get much better but anyways guys hope you enjoyed this video if you did i would appreciate if you gave it a thumbs up and of course make sure you guys do subscribe so you don't miss my future ipad coverage but anyways guys thanks again for watching and i'll see you soon

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