In the world of Android tablets, there’s really not much competition going on when it comes to actually good tablets. Samsung just released the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite into the Malaysian market – and comes with a sweet deal too.
It comes with the S Pen included – and within this promotional period, you’ll also get the keyboard case for free. For the price of RM1,699, is it good?
Simple, solid design
The tablet doesn’t have any fancy design. It’s made out of metal and has antenna lines on the two far sides of the tablet. It’s solid and it’s just nice to hold.
Speaking of holding the tablet, the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite does have an uninterrupted 10.4-inch IPS LCD screen with 2000×1200 pixels in resolution. That uninterrupted display means there’s going to be a thicker bezel – and the selfie camera is on the left side of the tablet.
I’m not really a fan of the selfie camera’s position since my left thumb will naturally cover the selfie camera when I hold it. That took me some time to get used to it.
The essentials are here
The Galaxy Tab S6 Lite comes with the necessary ports. It has stereo speakers – one on each side – and also an audio jack. Funnily enough, we reviewed another higher-end tablet that does not have a headphone jack. Since tablets are pretty much made for media consumption, audio jacks are important.
Speaking of which, the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite also comes with 64GB of internal storage and can further be expanded with a microSD card slot. I’m just going to load it full of music and shows from Spotify and Netflix.
And yeah – the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite has Google Mobile Services. Everything works like any other Android smartphone in the market – which is a much bigger deal than it sounds.
S Pen is just better
Speaking of which, the S Pen is also included in the box with the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite. This S Pen does not require any batteries. I don’t have to worry about charging it.
Then, the S Pen also has a button. That button functions just like how it does on the Galaxy Note series of smartphones.
The tip of the S Pen is also different compared to its rivals. It uses a softer tip, which feels closer to the “writing on paper” experience compared to something like the Apple Pencil where it’s technically hard plastic on glass.
And the S Pen snaps onto the tablet much stronger compared to the MatePad Pro. I don’t have to worry about the S Pen falling off the tablet and potentially breaking.
Let’s first get into the specs. This Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite, a mid-ranged tablet, has this list of hardware:
- 10.4-inch IPS LCD screen
- 2400×1200 pixels in resolution
- Exynos 9611 chipset
- 4GB RAM
- 64GB of internal storage
- Expandable via microSD
- 7,040mAh battery
- 15W fast charging
- Android 10
- Samsung One UI 2.0
We’re skipping the benchmarks this time since it’s using the same chipset as the Samsung Galaxy A51, which we have reviewed here.
Gaming, on the other hand, is pretty much the same as the Galaxy A51 too. We played PUBG Mobile and COD Mobile – and it works fantastically on the tablet.
Battery life & charging
Packed with a 7,040mAh battery, the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite can last for quite a long time in our battery life test, obviously. I watched more than 6 episodes of an anime on Netflix and it didn’t drain much of the battery.
The Galaxy Tab S6 Lite does support 15W fast charging, and it can charge from 15% to 100% within two hours’ time. That’s kind of expected for a tablet.
Should you buy the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite?
It’s clear that Samsung the Tab S6 Lite is meant for media consumption. But that doesn’t mean it can’t do some serious work – especially if you got the keyboard cover case. And that S Pen is just icing on the cake. Let’s not forget about the free YouTube Premium too.
So, if you’re looking for an Android tablet to watch videos, listen to music, and even get some work done – the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite offers fantastic value for money at just RM1,699.