Samsung Tab S6 Lite and Apple iPad 10.2 which one is the king?

Samsung Tab S6 Lite and Apple iPad 10.2 which one is the king?

Tab S6 Lite and Apple iPad 10.2 which one is the king?

Samsung Tab S6 Lite and Apple iPad 10.2 which one is the king?

Samsung tablets are one of the options to be recommended for those looking for a tablet option other than the iPad. Recently, we have seen that the Android tablet options have started to increase even more, but Samsung has been one of the indispensable players in the tablet arena for a long time. We see that the South Korean company has stepped on the gas on the tablet side in recent years. The increasing number of models is the clearest indication of this. In the middle of last summer, a new option such as the Galaxy Tab S6 was offered in the upper segment.  With the S Pen capacitive stylus out of the box.

On the other hand, we have Apple iPad 10.2 which is considered to be one of the 10 best tablets in 2019.  It is the best iPad Apple announced in 2019. This tablet comes with a sensitive fingerprint scanner and advantages. In this article, we will make a compersion between the Tab S6 lite and iPad 7 to see who the king is.

Tab S6 Lite and Apple iPad 10.2 which one is the king?

 Design & Display.

Today, just as large-screen smartphones take up smaller surface area than before, the same is true for tablets. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is not a compact tablet with its 10.4-inch screen. However, when we remember the 10 inch screen tablets of the old, they come in a more compact and comfortable body than them. While horizontal usage was at the forefront in such tablets of the past, we see that Samsung gives priority to vertical use in Galaxy Tab S6 Lite. The front camera of the tablet, the camera placement on the back is made considering that vertical use will be more. In this way, we can say that the tablet does not cause any discomfort.

The Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is considered slim as well as being a tablet with a relatively small surface area. It has a body thickness of 7 millimeters. We can say that a weight of 467 grams is acceptable for a tablet of this size. Although "Lite" is a tablet, Samsung has chosen metal as the material for this product. Aluminum covers the back and sides of the tablet. This combined structure meets the glass in the front. We have a product that does not look ordinary and gives the feeling and impression that it is a valuable tablet. It is not very troublesome to hold and use, it takes longer than normal to give a feeling of fatigue. In short, we can describe a tablet that looks both valuable and ergonomic for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite.

We see the USB-C port on the lower edge of the Android tablet. There is also a speaker on this side. We also see one of the same speakers on the opposite edge. So the stereo speaker is one of the features of this tablet. 3.5mm headphone jack and microphone are among the other elements that are included with the speaker on the top edge. The volume keys, the power button and the second microphone are also lined up on the right edge. We also see the microSD card slot towards the bottom edge. You can open this tray with the help of the needle that comes out of the box. The SIM card slot naturally does not support cellular connectivity.

It would not be wrong to say that the back side resembles the iPhone 7 series devices with the antenna lines. There is an 8 megapixel camera in the upper left corner of the back. There is a Samsung logo in the middle. This logo is carefully placed on the body and further enhances the elegance of the tablet. Towards the bottom, we see the AKG logo. The back of the model in our hands in Oxford gray looks quite generous in keeping fingerprints and dirt.

On the other hand, Apple iPad 10.2 is made from aluminum and the back is also made from aluminum. The iPad 10.2 comes with dimensions as clarified:250.6mm x 174.1mm x 7.5mm ( 9.87 in x 6.85 in x 0.30 in ). The device comes with a single rear camera at the top left. The iPad 10.2 has a home button with a fingerprint sensor embedded in it as in the Huawei MatePad M6 and Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e. The front is made from glass with huge edges. There is a punch hole in the top of the screen to house the front-facing camera. The thickness of the device is 7.5mm and it weighs 483grams ( WiFi) or 493grams ( LTE).

Tab S6 Lite and Apple iPad 10.2 which one is the king?

 As far as display is concerned, Samsung Tab S6 Lite comes with a 10.4 TFT display.  It is good for watching movies and even playing. It can be sticky sometimes because it has no accurate control of viewing.  But you can manage without it. It occupies 81.5% of the front of the device. Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite has 1200 x 2000 resolution with 224 PPi.
the aspect ratio is 5: 3, in other words 15: 9. Content in 16: 9 aspect ratio, which is still considered the standard for videos, can be played on this screen with very little loss of field of view. For example, when watching 16: 9 videos on YouTube, only very thin bands are seen on the upper and lower edges. So, watching videos, one of the important things to do on this tablet, is done satisfactorily. Apart from that, the thin and long screen is also useful for holding the tablet vertically and reading books, newspapers or magazines. However, we anticipate that you will hold the tablet horizontally while browsing the web or using most apps.
. The brightness level is sufficient, and the brightness can be adjusted automatically according to the light intensity in the environment. It can be said that it is on average in terms of viewing angles. When you look at the tablet from the edges, you can see what is happening on the screen, but the brightness decreases and the colors become slightly pale. There is no special setting in the screen settings that allows to change the color profile. On the other hand, the black color depth of the screen is low. The black areas look more like dark gray. This reduces the color vividness, causing the images to look pale. Fortunately, the high resolution takes some of the effect of this situation. During the time we experienced the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite, our most common task was watching videos and we didn't have much trouble in general.
We said that the Android tablet has two speakers. These are tuned by AKG and are good at delivering a stereo sound effect. There is a sufficient volume output for a tablet. We also found the speaker good in terms of environmental sound effect and saturation. The bass effect is not felt much. At maximum volume, the treble does not burst. There is a fine and adequate sound system for a tablet at this price level. If you want to watch movies, you can enjoy them without the need for an external speaker or headphones. The presence of a 3.5mm headphone jack also makes your hand a little more comfortable in using headphones.

There is no keyboard accessory suitable for the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite yet, but you can connect a Bluetooth keyboard to prepare your documents or edit. You can also use the S Pen with Office applications. However, as we have experienced from the OneNote application, the palm detection performance of the S Pen needs to be improved.

Speaking of the ready S Pen, let's continue from here. The capacitive stylus is also included in the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite's box.It is possible to comfortably grip this stylus, which is shorter and thinner than Apple Pencil. There is a button on it, just like the S Pen that comes with Galaxy Note smartphones. Using it, you can perform various movements. There is no housing slot for the S Pen on the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite. Instead, you can attach it to the magnetic field on the right edge of the tablet and carry it with you. But the magnetic force is not very high, so it would be good to find another way for long-term storage or transportation. The accessories available for the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite also offer efficient storage ways for the S Pen in general.

It is possible to take advantage of many S Pen functions performed on the smartphone on the Tab S6 Lite. For example, when the tablet's screen is off, take the S Pen in your hand and hold the button on it, while simultaneously touching the pen tip to the screen. The closed screen memo interface will open. Now you can take handwritten notes and draw without having to unlock the screen of the tablet. The notes you take in this way are saved in the Samsung Notes application.

Naturally, the Samsung Notes app offers the best experience of drawing or taking notes with the S Pen. We said above that we have difficulties in writing naturally with the OneNote application. However, Samsung Notes offers the use of writing with a pen on normal paper. We can say that the same is true for third-party applications such as ArtFow and Autodesk SketchBook. On the other hand, the speed of the S Pen is also good, the texts we write or the lines we make quickly fall on the screen. Thanks to its pressure sensitivity, you can also sign artistic works such as pencil works.

Apart from writing or drawing on the screen, you can navigate the user interface with the S Pen. When you bring the tip of the S Pen closer to the screen, you will see the Contactless Command icon on the right side of the screen. Or, you can quickly open the Contactless Command interface by holding down the button on the pen. From here, you can quickly create notes, take screen notes, select a specific part of the screen and take notes, and use tools such as Live Messages, AR Scribble. Within the S Pen settings, you can perform settings such as contactless command, contactless display and so on.

On the flip side, Apple iPad 7 comes with a 10.2 IPS LCD display which Apple calls Retina Display. The screen occupies 74.4% of the front of the device. The iPad 7 has a resolution (1620x2160)  with 264 PPI.

Dimensions aside, on paper, the biggest question mark regarding the screen is in its technology is in fact a  non-laminated display . It is a technology that, in a nutshell, puts a gap between the front of the screen and the LEDs, this gap after giving a lower responsiveness of the screen and a lower quality of the images. Apple has been using laminated screens on iPads for years; only the original iPad and all non-retina iPads, plus of course the 2018 iPad, had non-laminated screens.

in practice this does not mean much : when operating an iPad 7 there are no delays in the inputs, there are no problems in the use of Apple Pencil, the quality of the interface and of the photos is still very high and the color fidelity excellent. Of course the icons seem a little more "distant" from the fingertip and Truetone and WideColor are missing, but in the first case you get used to it, for the second problem you must take into account that these technologies on an iPad of this range do not make much sense.

The second novelty, less visible than the screen size but not insignificant, is the introduction of the Smart Connector also in this iPad . This magnetic connection system consists of pins that connect an external accessory with the iPad and was previously reserved for the Pro models and the third generation iPad Air; put on iPad 7 it moves up its functionality because it allows you to use keyboards such as the Smart Keyboard (iPad 10.2 is compatible with those for iPad Air and iPad 10.5 Pro) without pairing and without worries about recharging the battery .

If we talk about the Smart Keyboard we can say it has only one angle and that its design is quite particular, we can also advance some doubts about the response of the keys, but it is undoubted that having the possibility to use such an accessory is a not indifferent “plus” for iPad 2019 . Also thanks to the support for a mouse that we know is supported in iPadOs now iPad also in this entry level version can be approached to some laptops for functionality and flexibility.

If anything, speaking of Smart Connector we can discuss the fact that it is underused . In practice, there is only one Apple accessory that uses it, the Smart Keyboard, which has a very high cost that becomes difficult to accept if you think that bought at 179 euros means paying out as much as another half iPad.

There is little to say about use with Apple Pencil 1 (Apple Pencil 2 remains reserved for iPad Pro). Ergonomics and the ability to improve interaction with content are what we know well, improved if you compare it with iPad 9.7, thanks to the extra space available. The Apple pen was and remains a niche product but one that favors the adoption of iPad 7 by creatives and artists short on the budget.
We discuss, as we have always discussed, the bizarre system of charging through the Lightning port that forces you to stick the pen into the iPad for charging in a position that runs the risk of destroying the pen or iPad or both. Fortunately, there is always an alternative solution using an adapter (included in the package) and a classic Lightning cable, even if by doing so you partially lose the convenience of using iPad for charging.

Tab S6 Lite and Apple iPad 10.2 which one is the king?

Operating System and Process.

Both tablets offer pretty good processors for daily use. Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite comes with the Exynos 9611.  The S6 Lite CPU comes with 8 cores with 10nm build. Whereas Apple iPad 7 powered by the A10 Fusion. It comes with 4 cores and 16nm build. It is an old CPU but it still works well for normal use. It first appeared in 2016 in the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.

Regarding the GPU, Samsung Tab S6 Lite has the Mali-G72 MP3. In Geekbench 5, the CPU scored 346 for single-core and 1259 for multicores

PUBG started with high settings, and the smoothness was good. The device supports Game Booster Mode, where it helps you manage the battery performance while gaming. You can also check the device temperature, record the screen while playing to share it with others.

The same thing cannot be said for ForNight, when you start with high settings the performance is awful. When you drop down the graphics to low settings and the 3D resolution to 75% it runs better. But the performance is still terrible even with the medium graphics and the lowest video resolution. 
As for the Apple iPad 10.2 GPU, The GPU is the PowerVR Series7XT Plus. In Geekbench 5 the CPU scored 565 points for single-core and 1080 points for multicores.

Tab S6 Lite and Apple iPad 10.2 which one is the king?

This 10.2 iPad can give you a decent PUBG gaming experience, although performance is not the best. This iPad allows you to choose until 60fps while playing. The performance is pretty smooth yet sometimes it is a bit annoying especially in environments with more textures. This happens while playing on the 10.2 iPad for too long.

For ForNight, although you can play at the medium 60fps instead of 30fps as it used to be, the general performance is still not good. The quality of the characters and the texture is not that great. The quality of the game is lacking all the time, the longer you play, the worse quality you get. So, even though you can play at 60fps, the game is lacking most of the time and it is not smooth. There are even times where the fps drop down to the 20's. On other words, we don't recommend this iPad for such competitive games.

  According to the operating system, Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite comes with Android 10 and the One UI 2 user interface above it. We said in Samsung smartphone reviews that the One UI UI makes it easier to use on the big screen. We can make a similar comment for the Tab S6 Lite. Application icons and other elements in the user interface are scaled appropriately to the big screen. You can use the tablet comfortably without changing these settings.

You can see the Samsung Daily panel offered by Samsung on the 2020 model Galaxy series phones on the far left of the main screen. With its view optimized for the big screen, you can use it as a starting point for apps and services installed on the tablet. Again this year , we see the easy and practical sharing tool called Quick Share, which was introduced with the Galaxy S20 series for the first time, in Galaxy Tab S6 Lite. If you have a new Samsung Galaxy phone and Quick Share is available, you can easily share photos, videos or other documents between the two devices.
Samsung is also offering Microsoft 365 subscription free of charge to those who buy Galaxy Tab S6 Lite during the month of May. If you frequently work with applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, this subscription will be very useful for you.

If you want to share the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite with your child with peace of mind, you can do this with peace of mind with the Samsung Kids interface. You can also add Samsung Kids' shortcut to the home screen, which you can access from the Quick Settings panel when opening it for the first time. Various games, Gallery, Camera and Internet browser applications are presented here. The internet browser only accesses websites you allow. A PIN code is required for a new website login. Likewise, photos taken with the camera application in Samsung Kids can be accessed from within the Gallery. If you want your child to use the tablet under your control, the Samsung Kids section will come in handy.

On the contrast, The 10.2 iPad runs also on the new iPad OS. From the first start we are greeted by a new Home screen that takes advantage of the large display, showing notifications and customizable widgets on the left, the app icons in the widest area on the right, finally at the bottom a dock that immediately recalls that of the Macs , containing the main apps the user can choose, as well as the three most recently launched apps.

Apple has also significantly enhanced and improved the functions for multitasking . With Slide Over we can open two apps at the same time or multiple windows of the same app, convenient for example to read on the Internet with Safari, compare multiple articles in the browser, or to browse and take notes in Notes.

Just remember that only apps that are in the Dock can be dragged with a short swipe from the edge of the screen. If, on the other hand, we swipe our finger to the center of the screen, we open Slide Over Switcher which shows a thumbnail of all the open apps to choose from. Now it is also possible to open more windows of the same, indifferently to the right and left, and also to scroll between these with a swipe at the bottom.

We can also create different workspaces containing the apps we need, quickly switch between apps and workspaces with App Switcher. Among the most important improvements are those introduced in Safari which is now declared by Apple complete with all the functions we are used to using on Mac, including support for web apps, including WordPress, the productivity apps Google Docs, Squarespace, just for mention the most famous. Finally now Safari in iPadOS also gets a download manager to download and access files and documents directly from the tablet.

This latest innovation goes perfectly with the enhancement of Files, the app for browsing and managing files and folders on iPad. They are now also shown in a new column which is useful for better scrolling through folders and sub folders. You can access networked SMB file servers, iCloud Drive, preview the selected file on the fly, and memory sticks and external hard drives are also supported, as long as you buy a Lightning to USB adapter.

iPad improves nearly every aspect of iPad productivity and operation , including Apple Pencil. Cupertino declares a further reduced latency: we have a redesigned palette of tools, repositionable where we prefer, and also a gesture with Pencil to transform email messages, web pages, maps, iWork documents into PDF documents on the fly that we can annotate and highlight with Apple Pencil, ready to be shared on the fly with friends and colleagues.

The list of iPadOS news still includes the arrival of numerous shortcuts (with Smart Keyboard connected) identical to those that Mac users have been using for years, new gestures for text editing (selection, cursor management, selection, copy, cut and paste with three-finger gestures, the double three-finger tap to cancel the last entry and more), QuickType to type quickly on the virtual keyboard without ever lifting your finger from the screen, the new repositionable miniaturized virtual keyboard, the management of different graphic fonts to be used that can be purchased on the App Store, Dark Mode and in combination with macOS Catalina, also Sidecar to transform iPad and Apple Pencil into a graphic tablet of the Mac.

The innovations introduced in iPadOS tailored to iPad are numerous, all effective and powerful. There is no doubt that with iPadOS, Apple's tablets, all included, even this inexpensive 10.2 ”iPad reviewed here, become more complete and versatile productivity tools. The opinion on the new Apple operating system for tablets is certainly positive but with a clarification. Those who want to take advantage of these functions must budget some time to devote not only to familiarize themselves with the new commands and gestures, but also with a significantly different workflow from what we are used to on a Mac or Windows PC.

Tab S6 Lite and Apple iPad 10.2 which one is the king?

Storage, Price, and available colors.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite and iPad 10.2 price depends on the selected variant. The basic variant of the S6 Lite with 4GB RAM and 64GB variant. The variant with 4GB RAM and 128GB variant.  Unfortunately, the Tab is not available in the USA to buy yet. It supports either a SIM card or 1 SD card up to 1TB. It is available in Chiffon Pink, Angora Blue, and Oxford Gray colors. 

Meanwhile, the basic variant of iPad 7 with 3GB RAM and 32GB variant, it will cost you around 330.00USD ( WiFi).  The same variant will cost you around 431.00USD instead of 459.00USD  ( WiFi + Cellular). You have a 6% discount. The variant with 3GB RAM and 128GB variant, it will cost 399.00USD instead of 429.00USD ( WiFi) on Amazon. You have a 7% discount. The same variant will cost you around 514.00USD instead of 559.00USD ( WiFi + Cellular ). You have a 8% discount. You have to pay an extra 99USD to get the Apple pencil and 99USD in case you want the keyboard. It supports 2 SIM cards but it does not support SD card. It is available in Silver, Gold,  and Space Gray colors.

Tab S6 Lite and Apple iPad 10.2 which one is the king?

Security and Ports.

For security, The S6 Lite comes with a fingerprint sensor embedded in the screen, and its performance is perfect. It also supports  3D face recognition for unlocking. The Tab S6 Lite also supports the classical unlocking methods such as pattern and passcode. On the other side, Apple iPad 10.2 comes with a built-in fingerprint sensor. The performance is perfect. It also supports the same classical unlocking methods which the Tab S6 Lite has such as pattern and passcode.

As of ports, the device supports Bluetooth 5 and NFC. It supports VoLTE and WiFi Calling. The device comes with USB-C port, which helps in quick charing. It supports a 3.5mm headphone jack. Whereas the Tab 10.2 supports Bluetooth 4.2 and GPS.  It comes a 3.5mm headphone jack. 

Tab S6 Lite and Apple iPad 10.2 which one is the king?

Battery and charging.

 Samsung Galaxy S6 Lite comprise a powerful Li-Po battery with a capacity of 7040mAh for better performance. iPad 7 holds a more powerful Li-Po battery with a capacity 8827 mAh battery. 

Samsung claims that this battery can provide up to 13 hours of use on a single charge. If you watch the videos you upload to the memory of the tablet by reducing the screen brightness, you may reach this estimate of Samsung. Apart from that, constantly connected to the internet; In a standard usage scenario such as surfing the internet, hanging out on social media networks, Netflix and YouTube videos, it is necessary to charge the tablet every 2-3 days. This is within acceptable limits for a tablet. With the 15W charger adapter included in the box, it will be possible to fully charge the battery of this tablet in more than 2 hours.

While the iPad 7 can be charged with 12w, and you can charge the battery from 0 to 100% in 4 hours. Unfortunately, it does not support fast charging.

Tab S6 Lite and Apple iPad 10.2 which one is the king?


 The Tab S6 Lite has a 8MP-wide-rear camera. it supports HDR for better photographs. Using the rear camera you can record video with 1080p@30fps while, the front-facing camera is 5MP, and it supports AI. you can record the same rear camera video quality. The photos come in warm colors. The light is good and the details are acceptable. In general, the camera does good for a tablet.

 In contrast, iPad 10.2 has a single rear camera: 8MP with f\2.4. it supports the HDR and autofocus for sharper shots. You can use the camera to record a 1080p @ 30fps or 720 @ 120fps with stereo recording. The Tab has a 1.2MP front-facing camera with f\2.2. It supports the HDR and Face Detection and also it can be used to record a video with 720@30fps.

Tab S6 Lite and Apple iPad 10.2 which one is the king?


The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is a tablet that offers useful tools and features in content consumption as well as content production. Its 10.4 inch screen offers sharp and clear images with its high resolution. The relatively low color vividness of the screen may reduce the efficiency of photo editing or the viewing pleasure of the videos you watch. However, these problems are negligible for a tablet at this price level. As we said above, we did not experience any visual disturbances in the Netflix content we watched with the Tab S6 Lite. The sound system also provides a good multimedia experience without the need for any additional accessories.

In terms of design, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is above the average tablet. It gives a valuable tablet feeling with its material quality. The screen frame, which has almost the same thickness on all sides and is not very thick, makes the tablet look more elegant. Its slim profile is also among the elements that increase the elegance of the tablet and give a better feel. Although it does not exceed the average in terms of performance, it makes it possible to carry out things easily in many aspects. It will also be satisfactory for most users about the game. On the battery side, it also provides the battery life expected from a tablet.

The One UI 2 user interface and applications installed on the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite increase the usefulness of this tablet. Of course, the most important plus is the S Pen that comes out of the box. You get the opportunity to draw or take notes on the screen without paying any additional money. The experience offered by the S Pen is perhaps not at the same level as the Galaxy Note models. However, there are many applications where a stylus pen can be useful. The camera, on the other hand, allows for a tablet to take reasonable quality photos and videos.

The Microsoft 365 opportunity, currently offered with the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite, further increases the efficiency of this tablet. If you use Microsoft Office applications a lot in your work, and if you are a user who likes to draw or take notes with a pen, Galaxy Tab S6 Lite can be at the top of your rubric.

Contrastingly, iPad 7 is all definitely not for the folks who bought the iPad last year, which we said was “professional enough for a lot of us” - and we still think so. This model works pretty much the same, the previous version supported the keyboard better, and its smaller size even makes it slightly more portable.
If you're new to iPad and just want to play Apple Arcade games, browse the web, or watch videos, we would even go so far as to say that you should buy this model instead.

Apple will eventually make all of its iPads compatible with USB-C, but for now, you can continue to use your Lightning cables with your tablet.

Nonetheless, for first-time buyers, we see this model as a powerful statement from Apple, and we've been building this moment for a while. Along with gimmicks like a plastic-coated display and Pros' 120Hz ProMotion refresh rate, the cheapest iPad now has a lot of features you'd expect from one of the company's sexiest tablets. This year, Apple started that trend by incorporating Apple Pencil support into all of its current tablet models last year. It complemented it this year by bringing a ton of interfaces and productivity gains to all iPads with iPadOS.

And this market for first-time buyers may be about to get a little bigger. Since the launch of Apple Arcade, dozens of people have wondered about the "best and cheapest" type of Apple device they should get for the service. We believe this device fits that description perfectly.

By including options like the smart connector and improving the screen size, Apple has made the iPad as attractive as it possibly can without changing the price, and as such we consider it a silent push. and rare to bring people into the world of Apple. wider ecosystem making it an extremely attractive entry-level device. It's also a relatively affordable Apple device to buy if you want to take advantage of Apple's one-year free Apple TV + deal with the purchase of a new Apple device. And once the price drops at third-party retailers - and it inevitably will be in the coming months - it will be even more appealing.What do you think? Have you lied an eye on either of those tablets? Do you recommend them? Can we consider the negative sides that the S6 Lite and iPad 7 have a great deal? Share your knowledge in the comments section below.

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