It’s been years since I have reviewed an Android tablet that didn’t come with a keyboard cover. The idea of a plain old tablet is nice, in a retro kind of way. Just because the Surfaces and iPad Pros of the world are being pitched as productivity powerhouses in tiny 2-in-1 bodies, that doesn’t mean all tablets have to be beefy machines. People still want tablets. Samsung’s latest Galaxy Tab, the S6 Lite, promises to be just that: a straightforward device offering good performance, a sumptuous display for Netflixing and, as has become essential lately, a decent webcam for Zooming. Plus, for $350, the Tab S6 Lite comes with an S Pen for intuitive note-taking and digital sketching. Pure Android tablets with modern specs are becoming a rare breed, so it’s nice to still see companies offer updated models.
- Useful S Pen
- Excellent note-taking features
- Long-lasting battery
- Modern and premium build for the price
- No fingerprint scanner
- Screen could be brighter
- Palm rejection needs work
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.