Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite review
In this post I will talk about the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite. Why I chose it, characteristics and whether it copes with its tasks.
This tablet was bought as a gift. We needed something not very expensive, but at the same time reliable for daily use. The main parameter was the presence of a pen, in order to replace, if possible, a notebook with a pen, which the birthday man constantly uses during working hours.
After some thought, it was decided to purchase the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite, just because it’s Samsung. Since 2014, he has had Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 and he has never let me down. Faithfully served his term, visited various places and countries, and to this day plays the role of a TV in the kitchen, living out his life. It was confidence in the brand that played a decisive role. It just didn’t break for me.
The most budgetary version of the line was purchased, and I will talk about it below.
- Processor frequency: 2.3GHz, 1.7GHz
- Processor Type: Octa Core
- Screen Size: 10.4″ (263.1mm)
- Screen resolution: 2000 x 1200 (WUXGA+)
- Screen type: TFT
- Screen Color Depth: 16M
- S Pen support: Yes
- Main camera — Resolution: 8.0 MP
- Main camera — Autofocus: Yes
- Front camera — Resolution: 5.0 MP
- Main Camera — Flash: No
- Video recording resolution: FHD (1920 x 1080) at 30fps
- RAM (GB): 4 GB
- Built-in memory (GB): 64 GB
- Available memory* (GB): 49.2 GB
- External memory MicroSD: up to 1TB
- ANT+: Yes
- USB: 2.0
- Navigation system: GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
- Headphone jack: 3.5mm stereo
- WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4GHz+5.0GHz, VHT80 MIMO
- WiFi Direct Yes
- Bluetooth version: Bluetooth v5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps)
- Bluetooth profiles: A2DP, AVRCP, DI, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP
- Operating system: Android
- Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyro Sensor, Hall Sensor, RGB Light Sensor
- Dimensions (HxWxD, mm): 244.5 x 154.3 x 7.0
- Weight (g): 465
- Internet time (Wi-Fi) (hours): Up to 12
- Video playback time (hours): Up to 13
- Audio playback time (hours): Up to 149
- Battery capacity (mAh): 7040
- Audio and Video
- Video playback formatsMP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
- Video playback resolution: UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 120fps
- Audio Formats: MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA
The usual standard white packaging, the tablet itself is depicted on the front side, the back side is empty. Everything is very modest.
The kit includes:
- Tablet (in case)
- Power adapter (English version, ordered delivery to England)
- Type-C cable (short)
The tablet has a thin one-piece metal body that looks very stylish and is almost not felt in the hands.
On the left side is a speaker, microphone and headphone jack. On the right is a second speaker and a charging port. On top are the power and volume buttons, as well as the 2nd microphone and a slot for a memory card (if the tablet is placed horizontally).
The charger is not very powerful (5.0V / 1.55A) and the wire is quite short, it seems that they really wanted to save money on it.
The cameras in the tablet are far from ideal, but you can take a picture of some text or picture and make notes. But, actually, that’s what the Lite version is for. Please note that the camera sticks out at the back, without a case, there is a high probability of its quick death.
The stylus works great, there are no competitors in this for Samsung, as for me. The stylus has a black solid body with one button. The button works only when the stylus is in close proximity to the screen. The rod is soft, draws smoothly, but there are no interchangeable rods in the kit.
I must say right away that this tablet is not particularly suitable for games, it is made for work. You should not count on the fact that he will pull cool games. But you can still occupy yourself with some simple and medium complexity games.
Surfing sites and watching videos is no problem. There are no slowdowns or freezes. Again, this is true for a half-empty tablet, how it will show itself in a year, you still need to see.
As for a tablet, the sound is good, two stereo speakers at maximum volume do not repeat, do not click. For watching TV shows in the evenings — that’s it. But listening to tracks on it is not the most pleasant — rather, it is the same as cutting bread with the back of a knife. You can, but it’s not fun. Still, this is only a tablet, and even a Lite version.
The interface is quite standard, nothing more. Those who had Samsung will not be confused. It is possible to change the theme to a dark one, which makes it very easy to read large volumes, less tired eyes.
As already mentioned, the cameras here are not so hot, only for work. Below are a few photos to illustrate.
Below are screenshots of tests running on the tablet. I don’t really understand them, but maybe someone needs it for comparison.
As you can see, the tablet does not shine with performance, but this is understandable.
Where could I buy?
You can buy a similar one here
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
Or in the official Samsung store on AliExpress
Samsung on AliExpress
Very good tablet for work. Of course, 4/64 of memory does not inspire much confidence, especially considering that part of the memory is already occupied by the system. But, apparently, this is the maximum that Samsung can offer for this price. I would be more pleased with the figure 6/128 without changing the price. Also, in practice, charging turned out to be rather weak, apparently, and they saved on it. And I didn’t particularly like the location of the front camera: it is located in the middle on top, if you hold the tablet vertically. But most of the time the tablet spends just horizontally, and programs for communication are more often used this way, and even the cover for it is made for horizontal use. It turns out that you need to constantly look at the left side of the tablet, which is very inconvenient. If your eyes look to the center, for example, during a conference, then you squint at the interlocutors to the right. It’s really very stressful. But maybe it’s just me used to the horizontal location of the tablet.
In general, the tablet is not bad, it performs its task — and this is the main thing.