Last year, Samsung dabbled in the ‘cheap’ tablet market with the Galaxy Tab S5e. The goal was to bring the features of a flagship tablet to a more accessible price point. Samsung launched the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite – priced at Rs 27,999 – with the same goal in mind this year.
I recently received the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite. I had both good and terrible days using the tab during the evaluation time. As a result, we’ll cover everything in this review: What are the advantages of the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite? What could’ve been more perfect? Is it a viable alternative to an iPad or Surface Go?
Decent display and a gorgeous design
The design of any device is always the first thing you notice. You may not care about how a phone/tablet/laptop looks, but the design of a gadget, in my opinion, can improve or break your experience. On this aspect, the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite performs admirably.
The display on the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is 10.4 inches. image courtesy of tech2/Nandini Yadav
The lovely blue matte-finished rear of the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite caught my eye when I first unboxed it, and it piqued my interest. (I’m sick of evaluating black color variants of everything that comes in; some days, it’s difficult to tell them different.) Between my hands, the symmetrically carved edges and rounded corners felt natural. I really like how slim the tab is. It’s also not too heavy for a tablet with a 10.4-inch display (467g).
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite boasts a stylish and durable design. image courtesy of tech2/Nandini Yadav
The Tab S6 Lite has a 10.4-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 2000 x 1200 pixels. Colors on the LCD are well-balanced. It’s ideal for reading electronic books. On the tab, I also watched a lot of movies and videos. When you use a smartphone stand, the video viewing experience becomes even better.
There are two speaker grilles on the gadget, one on top and one on the bottom. As a result, when the tab is positioned horizontally, the stereo experience is excellent. Jake Peralta’s smooth lines resonated in my room without any distortion on multiple occasions. The Tab S6 Lite’s audio performance will not disappoint you as long as you don’t expect thunderous bass.
An S-Pen with an affordable tablet? Yes, please
I think Samsung’s decision to include the S-Pen in the box for the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is a great one. It’s decent enough to give the impression of using a high-end smartphone.
The S-Pen that comes with the Tab S6 Lite is small and light, and it feels like a pencil in the hand. It includes a single button that may be pressed to access a list of the device’s many doodle apps. Holding the button on the S-Pen and double-tapping the screen, without turning on the screen or unlocking the device, enters a notes mode, where you may rapidly scribble down items you need to remember.
The S Pen is included with the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite. image courtesy of tech2/Nandini Yadav
The pen may be magnetically clamped onto the right side of the tablet while not in use, ensuring that it is not lost. Notably, unlike the pen included with the Galaxy Tab S6, the S-Pen does not respond to pressure in doodle apps like Samsung Notes or AR Doodle. You do, however, have the option of selecting different pen and brush sizes manually.
I was using the S-Pen to sketch and draw the first day I got the Tab S6 Lite for review, but I was typing to send messages or write emails naturally. However, on the second day of reviewing it, I began using the tablet’s handwriting-to-text feature. It’s been about two weeks since I’ve typed anything on this tab. Only in cursive do I draw or write.
The tab’s handwriting-to-text recognition is fantastic. I’ve written while lying down and rapidly, but the device recognizes the alphabet as long as you draw it even slightly how it should be. You’ll also get ideas for words you might have meant to write rather than the gibberish you actually typed, as well as words you frequently use.
I’m tempted to acquire a stylus for my phone after seeing the S-Pen.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite has an 8-megapixel camera on the back and a 5-megapixel camera on the front. It’s simple, it’s adequate, and it’ll do the job, but it’s not what you’re looking for when it comes to taking Instagram photos. However, you do have your phone for Instagram.
Aside from the photo quality, the camera app’s UI isn’t well-suited to the tablet. The camera button is difficult to reach. The image quality is average. Images taken in low light are blurry and gloomy. Pictures taken at night are just dark. Under addition, selfies are only acceptable in bright light.
A 7,040 mAh battery powers the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite. It comes with a Type-C charging cord and a fast-charging 15W adaptor. It takes a long time to get from zero to 100 percent fuel. The tab took just over three hours to charge from zero to 100 percent when I timed it. Instead, I chose to leave it to charge overnight.