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Big Android fan reviews Apple’s iPad Air 2 after using it for two weeks

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Often times when we see outspoken fans of one mobile platform share thoughts on another platform publicly, the result isn’t objective enough to even bother with. Sometimes, however, when the author manages to remain objective, they surprise us with interesting and useful insights. We always try to share good comparisons and reviews like these because intelligent thoughts on one platform from users of another platform can potentially help readers see things from a different perspective. And this past weekend, a nice iPad Air 2 review popped up on Reddit from an Android enthusiast who used Apple’s latest and greatest iPad for two straight weeks.

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Reddit user “Intuition17” on Saturday published a review of Apple’s iPad Air 2 after buying the new tablet and using it for two weeks. For some background, he noted that his main smartphone is an HTC One (M7) and he also recently owned a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet. He then sold the Samsung slate and tried Google’s Nexus 7 instead, but found it to be too small for him.

So he bought an iPad Air 2.

On the plus side, he called the iPad Air 2’s performance during use “absolutely incredible,” noting that the tablet’s software is very “smooth and responsive.” He added that “scrolling anywhere is much smoother than on my previous tablets.”

Also of note, he wrote that the screen is “absolutely fantastic” and he says that most apps look nicer than their Android counterparts, which is a common sentiment among users of both platforms.

On the negative side, the user mentioned several interesting dislikes such as wasted screen real estate in the user interface, freezing and crashing problems, and several usability issues.

Of course, we aren’t going to spoil the conclusion — the review on Reddit is linked below in our source section.

Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content.

Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment. His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.