8/10
Informr score
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite currently has an Informr score of 8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 27 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

What's good

  • S pen stylus included
  • Affordable
  • Good battery life

What's bad

  • Palm rejection feature is glitchy
  • Sluggish
  • No fingerprint scanner

Nearly every tablet these days wants to be an iPad competitor. Does Samsung’s latest release bring Android tablets any closer to upsetting the status quo?

Design

The Galaxy Tab S6 Lite has a glass front and a metal back. Reviewers said that it seemed hardy and as if it could take a beating. But it is heavy because of all those metal and glass parts.

Display

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite has a 10.4-inch screen running at a resolution of 2000 by 1200 pixels. Reviews found it nice and bright with great outdoor visibility. However, some reviewers stated that the colors could seem washed out and not quite as brilliant as they’d have liked.

Tech Radar says, “The screen quality is pretty good for LCD…”

Performance

Google has yet to successfully optimize Android for tablets. At times reviewers commented that the tablet was sluggish when transitioning between apps or menus. It didn’t multitask well, but it displayed movies and shows or videos without a problem. It could run middle spec games, but anything really graphic intensive led to stuttering and freezing.

Wired.com says, “... The performance on the tablet is just OK. I noticed stutters now and then, and switching between apps can take longer [than] I'm used to. But the overall sluggishness is still disappointing.”

Software & Storage

The tablet runs Android 10 with Samsung’s UI running over-top. Reviewers found the approach enjoyable, allowing you to have only the apps you want to be displayed without clutter. It supports 64GB to 128GB of storage -- more than enough for the average user.

Cameras

The tablet offers an 8MP camera on the back and a 5MP front-facing camera. While reviews indicated that they’re good for video calls, they likely won’t replace your existing smartphone camera.

Battery Life

Battery life was good for a tablet of its size. Reviewers said that the long-lasting battery made up for a lot of the small issues with the tablet. It also supports 15-watt fast-charging.

Engadget notes, “It clocked 10 and a half hours on our video rundown battery test, beating the Chromebook Duet and matching the iPad. In general, too, the S6 Lite hung around longer than a day before needing to be plugged in.”

Audio

The speakers on the Tab S6 Lite are impressive for their size. Reviewers felt they offer better sound than most smartphones but if you like bass, it’s somewhat lacking. Most reviewers recommended using a Bluetooth speaker or headphones instead if you really want the full audio experience.

Extras

If you’re looking to get a little work done or get creative with your tablet, the included S Pen made reviewers very happy. They indicate the stylus is accurate, easy to use, and feels great in the hand. Whether you’re editing photos, marking up PDFs, or drawing your next masterpiece, it should be leaps and bounds better than your typical basic stylus. The only issue reviewers found was occasional hiccups with the palm rejection on the display.

Specs at a Glance

  • Aluminum chassis
  • 10.4-inch LCD display
  • 2.3 GHz Octa-core Samsung Exynos 9611Processor
  • 4GB of RAM
  • Android 10
  • 64 to 128GB of storage
  • 8MP rear camera w/ 5MP front-facing lens
  • 7040 mAh battery
  • S Pen Stylus

Bottom Line

Android tablets, in general, have yet to really challenge the iPad for the top of the tablet charts. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 comes very close only missing out on some of the more premium features and speed.

CNet, “Despite being called Lite, Samsung's [mid-range] tablet has plenty to offer anyone looking for an Android tablet to do more than stream movies and shop.”

Engadget, “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 [price].”


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.3 GHz
Screen Size
10.4"
Camera
8+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


The Wirecutter

This capable tablet offers a sharp display, excellent battery life, and Samsung’s S Pen stylus.

- Ryan Whitwam, The Wirecutter
India Today

The tablet offers good enough performance for gaming and productivity needs. Its big size, the presence of a 3.5mm jack, and lightweight design also make it great for long binge-watch sessions. And when you factor in the fact that all of this is being offered at a starting price of Rs 27,999, then t...

- Sushant Talwar, India Today
Good Housekeeping

It's not as fast as its predecessor and the screen isn't quite as sharp, but it's simple to use and at almost half the price, great value for money.

- Good Housekeeping
Tech Advisor

If you’re searching for a basic productivity and entertainment device rather than a laptop replacement, then the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is a real contender. It’s got a great featherweight design, is suited to streaming and is a brilliant tool for note-taking if you’re a student. Still, there’s n...

- Hannah Cowton, Tech Advisor
Hitech Century

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite bundles in a decent keyboard cover and stylus while offering a large display, great battery life and offers a fair compromise of performance and capabilities for what you pay for. 

- Hitech Century


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Screen Size
10.4"

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite's screen size is 10.4 inches with 1200 x 2000 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.3 GHz

There is a Samsung Exynos 9611 Octa-core 2.3 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on the Android 10 operating system (OS).

Camera
8+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 8+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 5+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
64/128 GB

Internal memory is 64/128 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
7040mAh

The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 7040 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 720 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

Galaxy Tab S6 Lite Specs

Overview
Release date April 16, 2020
Regions available Canada, United Kingdom
Mobile / Cellular Data
4G/LTE
variations
Networks
LTE:
700/800/850/900 /1800/1900/2100/2600 MHz
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, LTE
variations
SIM card size
Nano-SIM
variations
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 10

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Processor Samsung Exynos 9611 Octa-core 2.3 GHz
Internal Storage 64/128 GB
RAM 4 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
SAR Body: 1.45 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 7040 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Video Playback Time Up to: 780 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 720 hours
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Material Aluminium
Colors Oxford Grey, Angora Blue, Chiffon Rose
Dimensions [H x W x D]
Weight 467
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1200 x 2000 pixels
Pixel density 224 pixels
Size 10.4 inches
Sensors Ambient Light, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech No
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging IM
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.9
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
No
Additional Main Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Geotagging, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, HDR
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
f/2.0
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, FLV, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Document Viewer Yes
Weather Yes
Stocks Unknown
Maps Yes
NotePad Unknown
Voice Memos / Recorder Unknown
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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