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Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite

from  $350+
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84 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
84

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

If you’re looking for a capable Android tablet for watching videos, reading ebooks and Zooming with your loved ones, the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is a solid option. It offers fast performance, long battery life and a premium, modern design. Samsung also throws in an S Pen, making this a well-rounded midrange tablet for the $350 price.

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Pros
  • Useful S Pen
  • Excellent note-taking features
  • Long-lasting battery
  • Modern and premium build for the price
Cons
  • No fingerprint scanner
  • Screen could be brighter
  • Palm rejection needs work
84 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
84

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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Average Critic Score
 
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Expert Reviews
Clearly, there are far better tablets for your money. But as far as Android is concerned, no tablet is as fully formed as the Tab S6 at this end of the price scale. The 10.2in iPad remains the best overall when it comes to sheer value for money but the Tab S6 Lite easily comes a close second.
 
80
TechRadar
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is a well-rounded iPad competitor, and it’s arguably the best non-premium tablet the company has ever put out. It has strengths, from the inclusion of the S Pen to software customization options and a fairly robust and good-looking design. There are some performance issues, however, which could affect the overall user experience.
 
80
Pocket-Lint
We miss the sharper OLED screen of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e, sure, but when that tablet lacks stylus support, the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite's inclusion of one in the box makes for a very tempting tablet with sketching and note-taking possibilities.
 
80
CNN
Even though you won't be blown away by the Tab S6 Lite's speed, its reliable experience is perfect for someone who wants a tablet around the home for the kids to zone out on, or for students who need to take notes, or as a handy tablet to set up in the kitchen to watch cooking videos and participate in Zoom happy hours.
 
60
Android Central
There's a lot about the tablet that works well, namely the design, display, and included S Pen that magnetically attaches to the side of the S6 Lite. Unfortunately, slow performance from the Exynos 9610 processor puts a damper on the entire experience, as does the lack of a fingerprint sensor. This is a decent value proposition, but so is the baseline iPad with an Apple Pencil.
 
80
Gizmodo
The only thing you probably won’t be able to do on the Tab S6 Lite is use it as a primary work machine, which might be kind of a bummer. But considering its price and that Samsung is positioning the S6 Lite more as a content-viewing device than a true hybrid productivity machine, it’s hard to be upset. Furthermore, while Samsung is making a $70 folding cover...it won’t be making a full keyboard case accessory like you’d get on the more expensive Tab S6...
 
80
Tom's Guide
Its sharp and colorful display mixes with strong audio to make a great device for streaming shows and songs around the house, and its thin bezels make it feel more modern than many other tablets. If only its performance were snappier and Android developers paid more attention to how their apps look on tablets, this Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite review would be a lot more positive.
 
80
Mobile Syrup
If you're an Android user with a device from any other manufacturer, it's still nice to have an Android tablet since you'll be able to take advantage of Google's services like auto password saving and your Google Play Games cloud saves. If you're an iPhone user, it's hard to recommend this over an iPad. That said,if you want to try Android, this is a viable way of taking Google’s mobile ecosystem for a spin.
 
80
TrustedReviews
If you’re a student, or casual users looking for a mobile note taking station or portable way to stream video but don’t fancy an iPad, then the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is a decent option. It comes with a decent S Pen stylus, reliable battery life and solidly-made, satchel friendly design. Issues with its slightly under-powered CPU and unoptimised Android skin mean creatives and power users should look elsewhere, however.
 
80
T3
For tablet users who love the idea of sketching and note-taking but don't want to pay another £90 for an Apple Pencil, the Samsung Galaxy Tab is a great buy. However, some small tracking errors, an LCD screen and Android niggles prevent the Tab S6 Lite from ranking with the best.