Updated Review on Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite

Tablets these days are a must for any kind of long-time media consumption needs. Many tablets even have the potential to replace laptops for certain types of tasks. However, that claim is mostly synonymous with iPads. Android tablets nowadays are catching up to iPad level performance.

In this review, we will be talking about a budget-friendly Android tablet that will last for days without needing to recharge and has an excellent display to cater to your video consumption needs. We are talking about the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite 10.4″. As of writing this review, this product has over 3000+ ratings, with over 85% 5-stars. Also, if you are interested in iPads, consider reading our review on the New Apple iPad 10.2-inch 32GB.

Design

Despite being a budget tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite offers a premium build. It has a slim metal design that is both lightweight and compact enough for carrying inside a laptop bag. You can choose from three color variants. These include blue, gray, and red. We have the gray version and we think most people should consider this option. It looks very sleek and premium and is surely suitable for most professional use.

The device is very lightweight. It weighs about 1.02lbs. Regarding the dimensions, it measures 0.28 x 6.07 x 9.63-inches. The screen to body ratio is 81.6%. As it is a budget laptop, Samsung doesn’t offer a fingerprint scanner with it. At $350 this product is not that cheap. A scanner would have been appreciated. You will get face recognition. However, that supports 2D scanning, which isn’t that reliable from a security perspective. iPads and Pixels offer 3D scanning features which are the standard for face recognition technologies.

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Performance

With the included 4GB RAM and the Exynos 9611 CPU, the performance isn’t any issue. Even in heavy loads this device doesn’t lag that often and doesn’t overheat. It does get a bit warm when doing multiple tasks such as watching videos, downloading games, and running apps in the background. The UI is a bit cluttered but feels very snappy and responsive. App opening and closing are relatively fast as compared to some other models in this price range.

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Connectivity

If you are interested in Sim card support, then you will need to cash out some extras. Right now the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite comes with wifi-only models. In the future, they will have a 4G LTE supported device as well. The wifi onboard is a dual-band variant and also offers a GPS. You will also get the upgraded Bluetooth 5 with this unit. So Bluetooth connectivity should be a breeze in this system.

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Display

The most important features of this tablet are the screen and the S-pen. It houses a large 10.4-inch screen with a resolution of 2000 by 12000 pixels. The aspect ratio might seem a bit awkward, but in real-life use, it’s just fine. The display itself is a TFT panel, which might disappoint many. However, Samsung makes one of the best displays in the market, and this one is no different. Despite being a TFT panel, it is comparable to LCDs.

The bezels are appropriately sized. It is comfortable to hold the device without getting any miss-clicks. The screen is glossy, so expect to have figure-prints on it.

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S-Pen

It’s not often that you get a stylus pen with that many tablets out there. But Samsung does offer one, and in fact, this model comes with their S-Pen included inside the box. Judging the price of the tablet, it’s definitely a welcoming decision. If you are buying an iPad, then Apple will make you pay around $100 for the pen.

There’s a button on the pen which is used to open the Samsung’s pen command features. It is not mappable, so don’t think you will be able to customize it. The pen allows you to take notes while the screen is still turned off. Just put the pen near and hit the button to wake up and write down notes to yourself. We find this to be a really handy feature. Taking quick notes without turning on the device is really useful. The palm rejection is not that great with this tablet. It’s useable but occasionally it will register touch input.

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Specs

For $350 you get a 64GB storage space. It does however, offer a micro SD card slot, so you don’t need to cash out extra for the upgraded 128GB variant. Buying the base model and putting an SD card will serve your storage needs. Besides, the SD card is upgradeable up to 1TB. So there’s plenty of space for you to play with. The CPU is Samsung’s own Exynos 9611 processor, which performs similar to that of Snapdragon CPUs. You will also get a wifi-5 and Bluetooth 5 with this unit, as well as a GPS. It comes with Android as its OS, and on top, it hosts Samsung’s One UI.

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Battery

The battery is by far the most impressive feature of this product. It hosts a large 70,40mAh battery with 15W fast charging capability. In real use, you won’t be able to kill the battery in a single day. The standby is great and doesn’t consume much battery either. Surely, on heavy loads, the battery will drain faster. But be assured, you can take this tablet on a tour without worrying about taking the charger along with you.

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Pros

  • Premium design with thin bezels
  • Long-lasting battery life
  • S-Pen included inside the box
  • Supports keyboard integration
  • A bright and colorful display
  • Supports external memory expansion
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Cons

  • Takes a long time to charge
  • Doesn’t come with a fingerprint reader
  • The performance will lack compared to more expensive devices
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Final Thoughts

Android tablets aren’t as popular as an iPad. But these latest offerings from Samsung and a few other manufacturers are again bringing Andriod tablets on par with Apple’s iPads. With an excellent performance, display, and battery life, this tablet is surely a direct alternative to the more premium tablets in the market. If you are in the market for buying a budget-friendly Android tablet, then you can’t go wrong with this product. It is suitable for most users.

Eva Filgueira

Eva Filgueira is a fairly new staff writer here at Doorbell Gears, but her contribution has been very significant. She has a degree in origami design and is a very fun-loving person in nature. Her passion for learning new things has led her to this role for writing on our Hobby & Craft category. Eva loves to discover new products that help people learn new things and gives a positive vibe. She does in-depth research on each product and tries to pick the ones that aid in self-improvement and peace of mind. Also, quality and price is a concern for her, as she tries to provide the best product for the money.

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