Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (SM-P610/P615) mid-range tablet review

Samsung has not abandoned the direction of tablets, they continue to develop it, albeit not as actively as it used to be. This is a characteristic of tablets in general, only a few manufacturers in the world try to play in this field. Just like in smartphones, the competition between Samsung and Apple in tablets is life and death, and here each model has its own analogue from a competing company.

The positioning of the Tab S6 Lite can be viewed through the prism of consumers who are looking for a device that is not the cheapest, want to get a tablet with an interesting price / quality ratio, and pay attention to case materials. But, despite this, they do not want to pay the price as for a higher-class model, that is, this is a compromise that buyers themselves do not want to admit to themselves. In the iPad line, such a compromise is the base model of 10.2 inches, it has little Free classifieds in Dagoretti memory, but a metal case. There is support for the stylus, but you need to buy it separately and for a lot of money. And this is an entrance ticket to the market of premium tablets with an affordable cost, the description itself looks too intricate, and it seems that such a request from buyers cannot be. But the fact is, that's exactly what people want - a decent looking tablet at a low cost. And many of the buyers are sure that the metal case is what they need.

Design, dimensions, controls

The Tab S6 Lite model is a compromise, so very different solutions are combined here, which sometimes cause surprise. For example, the case is made of metal, it is aluminum. Available in three colors - pink, blue and black.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite mid-range tablet review (SM-P610/P615)

Inserts from antennas are visible on the back panel, that is, the metal plate here is not solid. For most people, this is indifferent, but someone may pay attention to this point. It is also worth bearing in mind that the screen bezels are noticeable.

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But it also has an S Pen mount, allowing you to travel painlessly without fear of losing the stylus.

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The stylus can also be magnetized to the body, but this is more of a home use case, it won't work for you on the road.

Samsung Galaxy Tab mid-range tablet review S6 Lite (SM-P610/P615)

I also like the case because it does not need to be glued, it is magnetized and holds quite securely on the case. It's a pity, but for this model there is no cover with a keyboard, that is, the tablet is not positioned as a two-in-one device.

The right side has a twin volume rocker and an on/off button. Just below that is a slot for a microSD card (in the LTE version, it also has a nanoSIM card).

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In landscape orientation, there are stereo speakers on both sides, they are quite loud, but at the maximum they give out slight distortion. When watching cartoons, TV shows or movies, this is imperceptible, but listening to music, you can pay attention to it. It saves that the maximum volume is not needed, as it is excessive.

The USB Type C slot is used to charge the tablet, there is also a 3.5 mm jack. Two microphones are located on opposite sides of the tablet to pick up the voice in any conditions.

Samsung Galaxy Tab mid-range tablet review S6 Lite (SM-P610/P615)

The tablet does not have a fingerprint sensor, only face recognition. And this technology is similar to smartphones, but here it is not implemented so well, since the size of the device itself does not allow using this unlocking method with convenience. As an option, there remains a graphic key that needs to be drawn on the screen.

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Materials, build quality - all this will appeal to the target audience of the tablet, it looks and feels more expensive than it costs. But you have to pay something for everything, and here the screen acts as a payment.

Display

There are a lot of people out there who haven't tried AMOLED screens but honestly think they're not good enough. It's just a holiday on their street, in the Tab S6 Lite they put a TFT-matrix, which they should like. To me, this seems like a step backwards, if there was an AMOLED screen, it would turn out to be a tablet that would give many a head start. But the cost of a TFT matrix is ​​lower, so here it is. Screen specifications are as follows: 10.4 inches, 1200x2000 pixels (5:3), TFT, 224 ppi, automatic brightness control, Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

Samsung Galaxy Tab mid-range tablet review S6 Lite (SM-P610/P615)

No color settings, as in AMOLED screens, there is a choice between light and black themes, font settings - everything is ascetic. There is an adaptive brightness of the backlight, it works well.

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I like the picture on the screen, but lacks brightness, it is lower than on other Samsung tablets (comparable to some A-series models that are positioned lower and also have TFT screens). For a person who is not spoiled, this will not be a problem, perhaps it is good for children and their eyes. But still I would like to have a margin of brightness, which is not here. The same iPad 10.2 has a maximum brightness of 625 nits, which is the standard for Apple devices, and it feels like a higher brightness, there is more margin for this parameter. One gets the feeling that they lowered the brightness in order to extend the tablet's operating time. But given that this is a home device, everything is not so critical here, this could not have been done.

Battery

Built-in 7040mAh Li-Pol battery, up to 13 hours video playback, up to 12 hours on LTE, same on Wi-Fi. These are typical results for such tablets, they are slightly higher than those for the iPad (but remember that the screen brightness is higher there, so there will be parity - turn the iPad down in brightness, and you get plus or minus the same time).

Includes a 15W fast charger for a total charge time of 2 hours.

My average uptime was highly dependent on the usage scenario. If the child watched movies, then it turned out somewhere around 9-10 hours (streaming via Wi-Fi). In games, the time was drastically reduced, and it didn’t matter how “heavy” the game was, on average it is 5-6 hours. When I used a tablet, it came out about one day with 5-6 hours of screen time (browser, mail, S Pen and drawings with graphs - in a word, a working script for a tablet). This is quite an acceptable operating time, but there are no fantastic results, everything is comparable with analogues.

Memory, chipset, performance

The tablet uses the Exynos 9611 chipset (10 nm technology) - four Cortex A73 cores with a frequency of up to 2.3 GHz, 4 Cortex A53 cores with a frequency of up to 1.7 GHz, Mali G72 MP3. It is well known for smartphones and in conjunction with the Tab S6 Lite screen provides sufficient performance, there are no brakes in the interface, applications run quickly and work adequately.

Memory 4 GB RAM, 64 GB ROM (49 GB free), microSD card up to 512 GB. Also quite typical characteristics for a device of the middle segment, there are not enough stars from the sky. This is enough for the eyes for standard tasks, it is unlikely that you will create complex three-dimensional models or edit videos here, the tablet is clearly not for these tasks.

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Communications

One of the advantages of the tablet is that it has dual-band Wi-Fi. This allows you to work comfortably even in busy networks, there are no problems with the signal due to the case. Bluetooth version 5.0, but NFC is not supported, but it is not really needed.

The work of GPS does not raise any questions, but it is unlikely that someone will use this tablet constantly as a navigator (if you decide, then look for a mount in the car, it will be difficult to find it).

Cameras

In tablets, cameras are not paid much attention, in many ways they are still for show, to capture something as sketches, and this is exactly the situation here. Main camera 8 megapixels with autofocus, front 5 megapixels. Both cameras are, to put it mildly, average in quality.

Sample photos

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I also find this tablet interesting for children, so it makes sense to set the children's mode if you buy it for the little ones.

Impressions

It can be seen that the tablet is woven from compromises - excellent body materials, but a rather faded TFT screen, which you will not comfortably use on the street. The presence of the S Pen and a very wide range of uses, but in the basic version. Camera quality is average, which is typical for such devices.

With a cost of 25 thousand rubles for a Wi-Fi version (4/64 GB) in official channels, this is a good offer in terms of price / quality ratio. For example, the same Apple iPad 10.2 inches starts from 28 thousand rubles for the 32 GB version (there are no memory cards). And you will have to buy a stylus separately for big money, which is definitely not worth it.

Samsung Galaxy Tab mid-range tablet review S6 Lite (SM-P610/P615)

In my opinion, this is not the most key tablet model for Samsung, it consists of contradictions. I see it as a good model for children and teenagers, for those who work on the tablet from time to time. But not as a device that you want to use non-stop, do not part with it. For such a device, the screen is important, and here it is worth looking at the older models from Samsung, for example, the Tab S5e, despite the fact that this is an outgoing model. There are better cameras, slightly higher performance, but everything else is plus or minus the same level. The tablet is running out, and therefore it can be found for 30-35 thousand rubles in the LTE version. Alas, the Wi-Fi version is almost nowhere to be found, it would be much cheaper. On the other hand, there is no S Pen, which immediately crosses out a lot.

Samsung mid-range tablet review Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (SM-P610/P615)

The flagship of the Tab S6 line can be considered for purchase at the end of summer - early autumn, when prices will drop a lot, as the company's new flagship in this segment will soon appear. Now the average cost of this tablet is 55 thousand rubles, it turns out that it is twice as expensive as the Tab S6 Lite, but these are fundamentally different models, different levels. I think that at a price of 40-45 thousand this tablet will be a very interesting offer. The margin of safety in it is large.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (SM) mid-range tablet review -P610/P615)

Approach the choice of a tablet wisely, think about how much you need such a device, what is important for you, and what is secondary. Maybe the Tab S6 Lite is right for you.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (SM-P610/P615) mid-range tablet review

Samsung has not abandoned the direction of tablets, they continue to develop it, albeit not as actively as it used to be. This is a characteristic of tablets in general, only a few manufacturers in the world try to play in this field. Just like in smartphones, the competition between Samsung and Apple in tablets is life and death, and here each model has its own analogue from a competing company.

The positioning of the Tab S6 Lite can be viewed through the prism of consumers who are looking for a device that is not the cheapest, want to get a tablet with an interesting price / quality ratio, and pay attention to case materials. But, despite this, they do not want to pay the price as for a higher-class model, that is, this is a compromise that buyers themselves do not want to admit to themselves. In the iPad line, such a compromise is the base model of 10.2 inches, it has little Free classifieds in Dagoretti memory, but a metal case. There is support for the stylus, but you need to buy it separately and for a lot of money. And this is an entrance ticket to the market of premium tablets with an affordable cost, the description itself looks too intricate, and it seems that such a request from buyers cannot be. But the fact is, that's exactly what people want - a decent looking tablet at a low cost. And many of the buyers are sure that the metal case is what they need.

Design, dimensions, controls

The Tab S6 Lite model is a compromise, so very different solutions are combined here, which sometimes cause surprise. For example, the case is made of metal, it is aluminum. Available in three colors - pink, blue and black.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite mid-range tablet review (SM-P610/P615)

Inserts from antennas are visible on the back panel, that is, the metal plate here is not solid. For most people, this is indifferent, but someone may pay attention to this point. It is also worth bearing in mind that the screen bezels are noticeable.

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The size of the tablet does not stand out from its class of 10-inch devices - 244.5 x 154.3 x 7 mm, 467 grams. The weight is felt, the model is weighty. But children at home can easily cope with it, and we can say that a tablet is applicable as a device for children. My advice to you, if you decide to buy such a tablet, then immediately take a branded case to it. There are several advantages in such a case - it not only protects the case, it allows you to put the tablet in two positions for watching movies and other content.

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But it also has an S Pen mount, allowing you to travel painlessly without fear of losing the stylus.

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The stylus can also be magnetized to the body, but this is more of a home use case, it won't work for you on the road.

Samsung Galaxy Tab mid-range tablet review S6 Lite (SM-P610/P615)

I also like the case because it does not need to be glued, it is magnetized and holds quite securely on the case. It's a pity, but for this model there is no cover with a keyboard, that is, the tablet is not positioned as a two-in-one device.

The right side has a twin volume rocker and an on/off button. Just below that is a slot for a microSD card (in the LTE version, it also has a nanoSIM card).

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In landscape orientation, there are stereo speakers on both sides, they are quite loud, but at the maximum they give out slight distortion. When watching cartoons, TV shows or movies, this is imperceptible, but listening to music, you can pay attention to it. It saves that the maximum volume is not needed, as it is excessive.

The USB Type C slot is used to charge the tablet, there is also a 3.5 mm jack. Two microphones are located on opposite sides of the tablet to pick up the voice in any conditions.

Samsung Galaxy Tab mid-range tablet review S6 Lite (SM-P610/P615)

The tablet does not have a fingerprint sensor, only face recognition. And this technology is similar to smartphones, but here it is not implemented so well, since the size of the device itself does not allow using this unlocking method with convenience. As an option, there remains a graphic key that needs to be drawn on the screen.

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Materials, build quality - all this will appeal to the target audience of the tablet, it looks and feels more expensive than it costs. But you have to pay for everything, and here the screen acts as a payment.

Display

There are a lot of people who haven't tried AMOLED screens but honestly think they're not good enough. It's just a holiday on their street, in the Tab S6 Lite they put a TFT-matrix, which they should like. To me, this seems like a step backwards, if there was an AMOLED screen, it would turn out to be a tablet that would give many a head start. But the cost of a TFT matrix is ​​lower, so here it is. Screen specifications are as follows: 10.4 inches, 1200x2000 pixels (5:3), TFT, 224 ppi, automatic brightness control, Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

Samsung Galaxy Tab mid-range tablet review S6 Lite (SM-P610/P615)

No color settings, as in AMOLED screens, there is a choice between light and black themes, font settings - everything is ascetic. There is an adaptive backlight brightness, it works well.

Samsung Galaxy Tab mid-range tablet review S6 Lite (SM-P610/P615) Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite mid-range tablet review (SM-P610/P615)

I like the picture on the screen, but lacks brightness, it is lower than on other Samsung tablets (comparable to some A-series models that are positioned lower and also have TFT screens). For a person who is not spoiled, this will not be a problem, perhaps it is good for children and their eyes. But still I would like to have a margin of brightness, which is not here. The same iPad 10.2 has a maximum brightness of 625 nits, which is the standard for Apple devices, and it feels like a higher brightness, there is more margin for this parameter. One gets the feeling that they lowered the brightness in order to extend the tablet's operating time. But given that this is a home device, everything is not so critical here, this could not have been done.

Battery

Built-in 7040mAh Li-Pol battery, up to 13 hours video playback, up to 12 hours on LTE, same on Wi-Fi. These are typical results for such tablets, they are slightly higher than those for the iPad (but remember that the screen brightness is higher there, so there will be parity - turn the iPad down in brightness, and you get plus or minus the same time).

Includes a 15W fast charger for a total charge time of 2 hours.

My average uptime was highly dependent on the usage scenario. If the child watched movies, then it turned out somewhere around 9-10 hours (streaming via Wi-Fi). In games, the time was drastically reduced, and it didn’t matter how “heavy” the game was, on average it is 5-6 hours. When I used a tablet, it came out about one day with 5-6 hours of screen time (browser, mail, S Pen and drawings with graphs - in a word, a working script for a tablet). This is quite an acceptable operating time, but there are no fantastic results, everything is comparable with analogues.

Memory, chipset, performance

The tablet uses the Exynos 9611 chipset (10 nm technology) - four Cortex A73 cores with a frequency of up to 2.3 GHz, 4 Cortex A53 cores with a frequency of up to 1.7 GHz, Mali G72 MP3. It is well known for smartphones and in conjunction with the Tab S6 Lite screen provides sufficient performance, there are no brakes in the interface, applications run quickly and work adequately.

Memory 4 GB RAM, 64 GB ROM (49 GB free), microSD card up to 512 GB. Also quite typical characteristics for a device of the middle segment, there are not enough stars from the sky. This is enough for the eyes for standard tasks, it is unlikely that you will create complex three-dimensional models or edit videos here, the tablet is clearly not for these tasks.

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Communications

One of the advantages of the tablet is that it has dual-band Wi-Fi. This allows you to work comfortably even in busy networks, there are no problems with the signal due to the case. Bluetooth version 5.0, but NFC is not supported, but it is not really needed.

The work of GPS does not raise any questions, but it is unlikely that someone will use this tablet constantly as a navigator (if you decide, then look for a mount in the car, it will be difficult to find it).

Cameras

In tablets, cameras are not paid much attention, in many ways they are still for show, to capture something as sketches, and this is exactly the situation here. Main camera 8 megapixels with autofocus, front 5 megapixels. Both cameras are, to put it mildly, average in quality.

Sample photos

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I also find this tablet interesting for children, so it makes sense to set the children's mode if you buy it for the little ones.

Impressions

It can be seen that the tablet is woven from compromises - excellent body materials, but a rather faded TFT screen, which you will not comfortably use on the street. The presence of the S Pen and a very wide range of uses, but in the basic version. Camera quality is average, which is typical for such devices.

With a cost of 25 thousand rubles for a Wi-Fi version (4/64 GB) in official channels, this is a good offer in terms of price / quality ratio. For example, the same Apple iPad 10.2 inches starts from 28 thousand rubles for the 32 GB version (there are no memory cards). And you will have to buy a stylus separately for big money, which is definitely not worth it.

Samsung Galaxy Tab mid-range tablet review S6 Lite (SM-P610/P615)

In my opinion, this is not the most key tablet model for Samsung, it consists of contradictions. I see it as a good model for children and teenagers, for those who work on the tablet from time to time. But not as a device that you want to use non-stop, do not part with it. For such a device, the screen is important, and here it is worth looking at the older models from Samsung, for example, the Tab S5e, despite the fact that this is an outgoing model. There are better cameras, slightly higher performance, but everything else is plus or minus the same level. The tablet is running out, and therefore it can be found for 30-35 thousand rubles in the LTE version. Alas, the Wi-Fi version is almost nowhere to be found, it would be much cheaper. On the other hand, there is no S Pen, which immediately crosses out a lot.

Samsung mid-range tablet review Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (SM-P610/P615)

The flagship of the Tab S6 line can be considered for purchase at the end of summer - early autumn, when prices will drop a lot, as the company's new flagship in this segment will soon appear. Now the average cost of this tablet is 55 thousand rubles, it turns out that it is twice as expensive as the Tab S6 Lite, but these are fundamentally different models, different levels. I think that at a price of 40-45 thousand this tablet will be a very interesting offer. The margin of safety in it is large.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (SM) mid-range tablet review -P610/P615)

Approach the choice of a tablet wisely, think about how much you need such a device, what is important for you, and what is secondary. Maybe the Tab S6 Lite is right for you.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (SM-P610/P615) mid-range tablet review

Samsung has not abandoned the direction of tablets, they continue to develop it, albeit not as actively as it used to be. This is a characteristic of tablets in general, only a few manufacturers in the world try to play in this field. Just like in smartphones, the competition between Samsung and Apple in tablets is life and death, and here each model has its own analogue from a competing company.

The positioning of the Tab S6 Lite can be viewed through the prism of consumers who are looking for a device that is not the cheapest, want to get a tablet with an interesting price / quality ratio, and pay attention to case materials. But, despite this, they do not want to pay the price as for a higher-class model, that is, this is a compromise that buyers themselves do not want to admit to themselves. In the iPad line, such a compromise is the base model of 10.2 inches, it has little Free classifieds in Dagoretti memory, but a metal case. There is support for the stylus, but you need to buy it separately and for a lot of money. And this is an entrance ticket to the market of premium tablets with an affordable cost, the description itself looks too intricate, and it seems that such a request from buyers cannot be. But the fact is, that's exactly what people want - a decent looking tablet at a low cost. And many of the buyers are sure that the metal case is what they need.

Design, dimensions, controls

The Tab S6 Lite model is a compromise, so very different solutions are combined here, which sometimes cause surprise. For example, the case is made of metal, it is aluminum. Available in three colors - pink, blue and black.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite mid-range tablet review (SM-P610/P615)

Inserts from antennas are visible on the back panel, that is, the metal plate here is not solid. For most people, this is indifferent, but someone may pay attention to this point. It is also worth bearing in mind that the screen bezels are noticeable.

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The size of the tablet does not stand out from its class of 10-inch devices - 244.5 x 154.3 x 7 mm, 467 grams. The weight is felt, the model is weighty. But children at home can easily cope with it, and we can say that a tablet is applicable as a device for children. My advice to you, if you decide to buy such a tablet, then immediately take a branded case to it. There are several advantages in such a case - it not only protects the case, it allows you to put the tablet in two positions for watching movies and other content.

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But it also has an S Pen mount, allowing you to travel painlessly without fear of losing the stylus.

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The stylus can also be magnetized to the body, but this is more of a home use case, it won't work for you on the road.

Samsung Galaxy Tab mid-range tablet review S6 Lite (SM-P610/P615)

I also like the case because it does not need to be glued, it is magnetized and holds quite securely on the case. It's a pity, but for this model there is no cover with a keyboard, that is, the tablet is not positioned as a two-in-one device.

The right side has a twin volume rocker and an on/off button. Just below that is a slot for a microSD card (in the LTE version, it also has a nanoSIM card).

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In landscape orientation, there are stereo speakers on both sides, they are quite loud, but at the maximum they give out slight distortion. When watching cartoons, TV shows or movies, this is imperceptible, but listening to music, you can pay attention to it. It saves that the maximum volume is not needed, as it is excessive.

The USB Type C slot is used to charge the tablet, there is also a 3.5 mm jack. Two microphones are located on opposite sides of the tablet to pick up the voice in any conditions.

Samsung Galaxy Tab mid-range tablet review S6 Lite (SM-P610/P615)

The tablet does not have a fingerprint sensor, only face recognition. And this technology is similar to smartphones, but here it is not implemented so well, since the size of the device itself does not allow using this unlocking method with convenience. As an option, there remains a graphic key that needs to be drawn on the screen.

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Materials, build quality - all this will appeal to the target audience of the tablet, it looks and feels more expensive than it costs. But you have to pay something for everything, and here the screen acts as a payment.

Display

There are a lot of people out there who haven't tried AMOLED screens but honestly think they're not good enough. It's just a holiday on their street, in the Tab S6 Lite they put a TFT-matrix, which they should like. To me, this seems like a step backwards, if there was an AMOLED screen, it would turn out to be a tablet that would give many a head start. But the cost of a TFT matrix is ​​lower, so here it is. Screen specifications are as follows: 10.4 inches, 1200x2000 pixels (5:3), TFT, 224 ppi, automatic brightness control, Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

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No color settings, as in AMOLED screens, there is a choice between light and black themes, font settings - everything is ascetic. There is an adaptive brightness of the backlight, it works well.

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I like the picture on the screen, but lacks brightness, it is lower than on other Samsung tablets (comparable to some A-series models that are positioned lower and also have TFT screens). For a person who is not spoiled, this will not be a problem, perhaps it is good for children and their eyes. But still I would like to have a margin of brightness, which is not here. The same iPad 10.2 has a maximum brightness of 625 nits, which is the standard for Apple devices, and it feels like a higher brightness, there is more margin for this parameter. One gets the feeling that they lowered the brightness in order to extend the tablet's operating time. But given that this is a home device, everything is not so critical here, this could not have been done.

Battery

Built-in 7040mAh Li-Pol battery, up to 13 hours video playback, up to 12 hours on LTE, same on Wi-Fi. These are typical results for such tablets, they are slightly higher than those for the iPad (but remember that the screen brightness is higher there, so there will be parity - turn the iPad down in brightness, and you get plus or minus the same time).

Includes a 15W fast charger for a total charge time of 2 hours.

My average uptime was highly dependent on the usage scenario. If the child watched movies, then it turned out somewhere around 9-10 hours (streaming via Wi-Fi). In games, the time was drastically reduced, and it didn’t matter how “heavy” the game was, on average it is 5-6 hours. When I used a tablet, it came out about one day with 5-6 hours of screen time (browser, mail, S Pen and drawings with graphs - in a word, a working script for a tablet). This is quite an acceptable operating time, but there are no fantastic results, everything is comparable with analogues.

Memory, chipset, performance

The tablet uses the Exynos 9611 chipset (10 nm technology) - four Cortex A73 cores with a frequency of up to 2.3 GHz, 4 Cortex A53 cores with a frequency of up to 1.7 GHz, Mali G72 MP3. It is well known for smartphones and in conjunction with the Tab S6 Lite screen provides sufficient performance, there are no brakes in the interface, applications run quickly and work adequately.

Memory 4 GB RAM, 64 GB ROM (49 GB free), microSD card up to 512 GB. Also quite typical characteristics for a device of the middle segment, there are not enough stars from the sky. This is enough for the eyes for standard tasks, it is unlikely that you will create complex three-dimensional models or edit videos here, the tablet is clearly not for these tasks.

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Communications

One of the advantages of the tablet is that it has dual-band Wi-Fi. This allows you to work comfortably even in busy networks, there are no problems with the signal due to the case. Bluetooth version 5.0, but NFC is not supported, but it is not really needed.

The work of GPS does not raise any questions, but it is unlikely that someone will use this tablet constantly as a navigator (if you decide, then look for a mount in the car, it will be difficult to find it).

Cameras

In tablets, cameras are not paid much attention, in many ways they are still for show, to capture something as sketches, and this is exactly the situation here. Main camera 8 megapixels with autofocus, front 5 megapixels. Both cameras are, to put it mildly, average in quality.

Sample photos

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S Pen software and features

The beauty of this tablet is that it is built on OneUI 2.1 and has all the features that are typical for this shell, and there are many.

But I want to draw your attention to the S Pen support, you can write by hand, your text will be recognized. You can draw, color pictures and do much more. This is not the latest generation S-Pen, there is no way to draw commands in the air, but you can assign a call to certain functions on a key, you can draw as usual. A fairly advanced stylus that allows you to enjoy drawing, handwriting and the like. And most importantly, it is included.

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I also find this tablet interesting for children, so it makes sense to set the children's mode if you buy it for the little ones.

Impressions

It can be seen that the tablet is woven from compromises - excellent body materials, but a rather faded TFT screen, which you will not comfortably use on the street. The presence of the S Pen and a very wide range of uses, but in the basic version. Camera quality is average, which is typical for such devices.

With a cost of 25 thousand rubles for a Wi-Fi version (4/64 GB) in official channels, this is a good offer in terms of price / quality ratio. For example, the same Apple iPad 10.2 inches starts from 28 thousand rubles for the 32 GB version (there are no memory cards). And you will have to buy a stylus separately for big money, which is definitely not worth it.

Samsung Galaxy Tab mid-range tablet review S6 Lite (SM-P610/P615)

In my opinion, this is not the most key tablet model for Samsung, it consists of contradictions. I see it as a good model for children and teenagers, for those who work on the tablet from time to time. But not as a device that you want to use non-stop, do not part with it. For such a device, the screen is important, and here it is worth looking at the older models from Samsung, for example, the Tab S5e, despite the fact that this is an outgoing model. There are better cameras, slightly higher performance, but everything else is plus or minus the same level. The tablet is running out, and therefore it can be found for 30-35 thousand rubles in the LTE version. Alas, the Wi-Fi version is almost nowhere to be found, it would be much cheaper. On the other hand, there is no S Pen, which immediately crosses out a lot.

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The flagship of the Tab S6 line can be considered for purchase at the end of summer - early autumn, when prices will drop a lot, as the company's new flagship in this segment will soon appear. Now the average cost of this tablet is 55 thousand rubles, it turns out that it is twice as expensive as the Tab S6 Lite, but these are fundamentally different models, different levels. I think that at a price of 40-45 thousand this tablet will be a very interesting offer. The margin of safety in it is large.

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Approach the choice of a tablet wisely, think about how much you need such a device, what is important for you, and what is secondary. Maybe the Tab S6 Lite is right for you.

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Samsung has not abandoned the direction of tablets, they continue to develop it, albeit not as actively as it used to be. This is a characteristic of tablets in general, only a few manufacturers in the world try to play in this field. Just like in smartphones, the competition between Samsung and Apple in tablets is life and death, and here each model has its own analogue from a competing company.

The positioning of the Tab S6 Lite can be viewed through the prism of consumers who are looking for a device that is not the cheapest, want to get a tablet with an interesting price / quality ratio, and pay attention to case materials. But, despite this, they do not want to pay the price as for a higher-class model, that is, this is a compromise that buyers themselves do not want to admit to themselves. In the iPad line, such a compromise is the base model of 10.2 inches, it has little memory, but a metal case. There is support for the stylus, but you need to buy it separately and for a lot of money. And this is an entrance ticket to the market of premium tablets with an affordable cost, the description itself looks too intricate, and it seems that such a request from buyers cannot be. But the fact is, that's exactly what people want - a decent looking tablet at a low cost. And many of the buyers are sure that the metal case is what they need.

The positioning of the Tab S6 Lite can be viewed through the prism of consumers who are looking for a device that is not the cheapest, want to get a tablet with an interesting price / quality ratio, and pay attention to case materials. But, despite this, they do not want to pay the price as for a higher-class model, that is, this is a compromise that buyers themselves do not want to admit to themselves. In the iPad line, such a compromise is the base model of 10.2 inches, it has little Free classifieds in Dagoretti Free classifieds in Dagoretti memory, but a metal case. There is support for the stylus, but you need to buy it separately and for a lot of money. And this is an entrance ticket to the market of premium tablets with an affordable cost, the description itself looks too intricate, and it seems that such a request from buyers cannot be. But the fact is, that's exactly what people want - a decent looking tablet at a low cost. And many of the buyers are sure that the metal case is what they need.

Design, dimensions, controls

The Tab S6 Lite model is a compromise, so very different solutions are combined here, which sometimes cause surprise. For example, the case is made of metal, it is aluminum. Available in three colors - pink, blue and black.

Inserts from antennas are visible on the back panel, that is, the metal plate here is not solid. For most people, this is indifferent, but someone may pay attention to this point. It is also worth bearing in mind that the screen bezels are noticeable.

The size of the tablet does not stand out from its class of 10-inch devices - 244.5 x 154.3 x 7 mm, 467 grams. The weight is felt, the model is weighty. But children at home can easily cope with it, and we can say that a tablet is applicable as a device for children. My advice to you, if you decide to buy such a tablet, then immediately take a branded case to it. There are several advantages in such a case - it not only protects the case, it allows you to put the tablet in two positions for watching movies and other content.

But it also has an S Pen mount, allowing you to travel painlessly without fear of losing the stylus.

The stylus can also be magnetized to the body, but this is more of a home use case, it won't work for you on the road.

I also like the case because it does not need to be glued, it is magnetized and holds quite securely on the case. It's a pity, but for this model there is no cover with a keyboard, that is, the tablet is not positioned as a two-in-one device.

The right side has a twin volume rocker and an on/off button. Just below that is a slot for a microSD card (in the LTE version, it also has a nanoSIM card).

In landscape orientation, there are stereo speakers on both sides, they are quite loud, but at the maximum they give out slight distortion. When watching cartoons, TV shows or movies, this is imperceptible, but listening to music, you can pay attention to it. It saves that the maximum volume is not needed, as it is excessive.

The USB Type C slot is used to charge the tablet, there is also a 3.5 mm jack. Two microphones are located on opposite sides of the tablet to pick up the voice in any conditions.

The tablet does not have a fingerprint sensor, only face recognition. And this technology is similar to smartphones, but here it is not implemented so well, since the size of the device itself does not allow using this unlocking method with convenience. As an option, there remains a graphic key that needs to be drawn on the screen.

Materials, build quality - all this will appeal to the target audience of the tablet, it looks and feels more expensive than it costs. But you have to pay something for everything, and here the screen acts as a payment.

Display

There are a lot of people out there who haven't tried AMOLED screens but honestly think they're not good enough. It's just a holiday on their street, in the Tab S6 Lite they put a TFT-matrix, which they should like. To me, this seems like a step backwards, if there was an AMOLED screen, it would turn out to be a tablet that would give many a head start. But the cost of a TFT matrix is ​​lower, so here it is. Screen specifications are as follows: 10.4 inches, 1200x2000 pixels (5:3), TFT, 224 ppi, automatic brightness control, Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

No color settings, as in AMOLED screens, there is a choice between light and black themes, font settings - everything is ascetic. There is an adaptive brightness of the backlight, it works well.

I like the picture on the screen, but lacks brightness, it is lower than on other Samsung tablets (comparable to some A-series models that are positioned lower and also have TFT screens). For a person who is not spoiled, this will not be a problem, perhaps it is good for children and their eyes. But still I would like to have a margin of brightness, which is not here. The same iPad 10.2 has a maximum brightness of 625 nits, which is the standard for Apple devices, and it feels like a higher brightness, there is more margin for this parameter. One gets the feeling that they lowered the brightness in order to extend the tablet's operating time. But given that this is a home device, everything is not so critical here, this could not have been done.

Battery

Built-in 7040mAh Li-Pol battery, up to 13 hours video playback, up to 12 hours on LTE, same on Wi-Fi. These are typical results for such tablets, they are slightly higher than those for the iPad (but remember that the screen brightness is higher there, so there will be parity - turn the iPad down in brightness, and you get plus or minus the same time).

Includes a 15W fast charger for a total charge time of 2 hours.

My average uptime was highly dependent on the usage scenario. If the child watched movies, then it turned out somewhere around 9-10 hours (streaming via Wi-Fi). In games, the time was drastically reduced, and it didn’t matter how “heavy” the game was, on average it is 5-6 hours. When I used a tablet, it came out about one day with 5-6 hours of screen time (browser, mail, S Pen and drawings with graphs - in a word, a working script for a tablet). This is quite an acceptable operating time, but there are no fantastic results, everything is comparable with analogues.

Memory, chipset, performance

The tablet uses the Exynos 9611 chipset (10 nm technology) - four Cortex A73 cores with a frequency of up to 2.3 GHz, 4 Cortex A53 cores with a frequency of up to 1.7 GHz, Mali G72 MP3. It is well known for smartphones and in conjunction with the Tab S6 Lite screen provides sufficient performance, there are no brakes in the interface, applications run quickly and work adequately.

Memory 4 GB RAM, 64 GB ROM (49 GB free), microSD card up to 512 GB. Also quite typical characteristics for a device of the middle segment, there are not enough stars from the sky. This is enough for the eyes for standard tasks, it is unlikely that you will create complex three-dimensional models or edit videos here, the tablet is clearly not for these tasks.

Communications

One of the advantages of the tablet is that it has dual-band Wi-Fi. This allows you to work comfortably even in busy networks, there are no problems with the signal due to the case. Bluetooth version 5.0, but NFC is not supported, but it is not really needed.

The work of GPS does not raise any questions, but it is unlikely that someone will use this tablet constantly as a navigator (if you decide, then look for a mount in the car, it will be difficult to find it).

Cameras

In tablets, cameras are not paid much attention, in many ways they are still for show, to capture something as sketches, and this is exactly the situation here. Main camera 8 megapixels with autofocus, front 5 megapixels. Both cameras are, to put it mildly, average in quality.

Sample photos

S Pen software and features

The beauty of this tablet is that it is built on OneUI 2.1 and has all the features that are typical for this shell, and there are many.

But I want to draw your attention to the S Pen support, you can write by hand, your text will be recognized. You can draw, color pictures and do much more. This is not the latest generation S-Pen, there is no way to draw commands in the air, but you can assign a call to certain functions on a key, you can draw as usual. A fairly advanced stylus that allows you to enjoy drawing, handwriting and the like. And most importantly, it is included.

I also find this tablet interesting for children, so it makes sense to set the children's mode if you buy it for the little ones.

Impressions

It can be seen that the tablet is woven from compromises - excellent body materials, but a rather faded TFT screen, which you will not comfortably use on the street. The presence of the S Pen and a very wide range of uses, but in the basic version. Camera quality is average, which is typical for such devices.

With a cost of 25 thousand rubles for a Wi-Fi version (4/64 GB) in official channels, this is a good offer in terms of price / quality ratio. For example, the same Apple iPad 10.2 inches starts from 28 thousand rubles for the 32 GB version (there are no memory cards). And you will have to buy a stylus separately for big money, which is definitely not worth it.

In my opinion, this is not the most key tablet model for Samsung, it consists of contradictions. I see it as a good model for children and teenagers, for those who work on the tablet from time to time. But not as a device that you want to use non-stop, do not part with it. For such a device, the screen is important, and here it is worth looking at the older models from Samsung, for example, the Tab S5e, despite the fact that this is an outgoing model. There are better cameras, slightly higher performance, but everything else is plus or minus the same level. The tablet is running out, and therefore it can be found for 30-35 thousand rubles in the LTE version. Alas, the Wi-Fi version is almost nowhere to be found, it would be much cheaper. On the other hand, there is no S Pen, which immediately crosses out a lot.

The flagship of the Tab S6 line can be considered for purchase at the end of summer - early autumn, when prices will drop a lot, as the company's new flagship in this segment will soon appear. Now the average cost of this tablet is 55 thousand rubles, it turns out that it is twice as expensive as the Tab S6 Lite, but these are fundamentally different models, different levels. I think that at a price of 40-45 thousand this tablet will be a very interesting offer. The margin of safety in it is large.

Approach the choice of a tablet wisely, think about how much you need such a device, what is important for you, and what is secondary. Maybe the Tab S6 Lite is right for you.