I’ve been using the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite as my daily driver for about six months now, and I think it’s one of the best budget tablets you can get on the market today. It offers most of the high-end features from the more expensive versions in the S series, such as the S6, and yet it remains relatively affordable without too many sacrifices to its core functionality. I’m still using it today and highly recommend it to anyone who wants a great tablet but doesn’t want to spend top dollar.
The Galaxy Tab S6 Lite display isn’t too shabby. It offers plenty of screen real estate for reading and working, though not nearly as nice as Apple’s latest iPad tablets or Microsoft’s Surface Pro tablets. That said, the graphics are vibrant enough to offer you many options for getting your work done and maintaining multiple windows with ease.
The bezels surrounding the display could be slimmer to really make this tablet stand out in its price range but overall this device has a good quality panel that is visible even when I had it situated in direct sunlight while sitting outside. Viewing angles are fair with good contrast and not much color shift which I found impressive on this budget-minded tablet.
A problem I noticed is some glare off the glossy finish so if you’re an outdoorsy type, be sure to bring an anti-glare film along with you just in case. There was also a bit of backlight bleeding at the top corners of my tablet which was noticeable when viewing darker content but should not have any impact on day-to-day use unless viewing dark screens against light backgrounds.
What about speed? Well, performance didn’t lag at all with 8GB RAM installed and running Android 9 Pie straight from Google (a beta version). Apps launched quickly and multitasking never gave me any problems either – if anything, they made things smoother because there were less pauses than I would expect from my experience using other budget tablets before now.
The rear camera features an 8MP sensor that captures and displays your surroundings with sharp clarity. Pictures taken outside in the sun came out brilliantly and were satisfyingly accurate to what you saw, while photos taken indoors in low-light conditions weren’t as clear. Even with some adjustments made by the user, there was still some graininess to photographs taken at night.
The front-facing camera has a 5MP sensor and shoots similar quality pictures from both indoor and outdoor environments. With adjustable settings for exposure, this could be used for taking professional-quality selfies for Instagram or other social media platforms. Both cameras can record video up to 1080p resolution, which is good enough for most purposes. Overall, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite’s camera is average when it comes to quality.
Performance, storage, and battery life
I found the overall performance to be decent, but the tablet sometimes slowed down when I had multiple apps open. Considering this is a budget device, I was really impressed with how smooth it felt while using light tasks.
The one downside to running so many apps on this device was that I often needed to restart because of how slow it became. That being said, storage and battery life are both above average and did not cause any major problems during my testing period. The tablet gets an estimated 10 hours of use per charge, which should last the average user all day without needing to recharge.
Overall, this budget device seems like a good purchase for someone who mainly just needs a barebones tablet for occasional work or entertainment purposes! The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite review would recommend for anyone looking for a more heavy-duty tablet to spend some extra money and get the next model up from this one.
Design and build quality
Upon first glance, the design is not too different from its other tablet models. It has a plastic back with rubberized edges, but it doesn’t feel as premium as the iPad or other top-tier tablets. But once you get your hands on it, you can really feel the quality and weight of this gadget. The metal frame on the sides gives it structure while still being very sleek and portable. There are only four physical buttons – power button up top, volume rocker and headphone jack at the right side, along with an audio jack at the bottom left.
It also charges magnetically so that it’s always securely locked into place without ever having to fiddle with cables again! It has a S Pen which makes writing, drawing, and taking notes super easy. With both pen and touch input available for multi-modal input for all users (lefties rejoice!).
It even includes some nifty preloaded software like PenUp app which helps make note taking more efficient with multiple options for highlighting text. This tablet will last about 10 hours before needing to be recharged. Battery life is excellent because there’s no need to turn off WiFi when not in use since it lasts long enough without any problem.
Software overview and problems
The best part about the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is its operating system, which can multitask efficiently. It also has 16GB of storage, 2GB of RAM, and the usual list of Android 9 apps like YouTube and Netflix that you would expect to find on a budget tablet.
And while it’s not the most speedy tablet on the market by any means, it’s perfect for people who are looking for something that won’t drain their pockets and have really average needs. The only real problem we had with this tablet was how cheaply it feels in your hands – there’s nothing premium about its sleek black plastic design or texture.
The best thing about this device is its operating system which multitasks well so you don’t get frustrated trying to use multiple programs at once. You also have 16GB of storage, 2GB of RAM, and all the basic Android 9 apps like YouTube and Netflix you might need.
While it’s not the fastest tablet out there, this model is perfect for those who want a low-cost option without too many features but still want to be able to do what they need on their devices. Its only drawback is that it doesn’t feel very high quality – everything from its material design to shape makes it feel like an inexpensive product.