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Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite Review: Lite version of the flagship tablet with S-Pen

Creative station. Similar to the flagship Galaxy Tab S6, the less expensive Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is also shipped with the digital input pen S-Pen. However, the 10.4-inch tablet only costs half of the flagship and almost looks identical, but there are some internal changes. We review the Lite version of the tablet.
Manuel Masiero, 👁 Daniel Schmidt, Stefanie Voigt (translated by Andreas Osthoff),

Samsung now offers its tablet flagship Galaxy Tab S6 in a less expensive version. It is called Galaxy Tab S6 Lite, starts at 379 Euros (~$425), and shares more than the name with the flagship model, which still costs at least 600 Euros (~$673) in online shops.

The design of the 10.4-inch Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is almost identical to the more expensive Galaxy Tab S6, and the familiar S-Pen digitizer is also a part of the “small” Galaxy Tab package.

Samsung’s mainstream tablet is primarily designed for users who want to capture their creative ideas immediately without the use of paper. The Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is not only supposed to replace your notepad though, but is also a multimedia device with its WUXGA+ display and stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos support. Samsung does not ignore the smart home, either, because you can also use it as a command center for IoT devices in combination with the SmartThings app. We review the LTE version of the tablet, which retails for 439 Euros (RRP/~$492).

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (Galaxy Tab S Series)
Processor
Samsung Exynos 9611 8 x 1.7 - 2.3 GHz, Exynos 7 Series
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
10.4 inch 5:3, 2000 x 1200 pixel 225 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, native pen support, TFT, WUXGA+, 16 Mio. colors, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash, 64 GB 
, 49.1 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 0 USB 3.1 Gen2, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm stereo jack, Card Reader: microSDXC up to 1 TB, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer, Wi-Fi Direct, USB-OTG, DRM Widevine L1
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), UMTS (Bands 1, 2, 4, 5, 8), LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 28, 38, 40, 66), Body-SAR 1.448 W/Kg, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7 x 244.5 x 154.3 ( = 0.28 x 9.63 x 6.07 in)
Battery
7040 mAh Lithium-Ion
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 10
Camera
Primary Camera: 8 MPix Wide angle, 1/4.0“, F1.9, videos up to [email protected] fps
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix Wide angle, 1/5.0“, F2.0
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo speakers, Keyboard: virtual, modular PSU (8.7 W), USB cable (USB-A to USB-C), Samsung S-Pen, SIM tool, quick start guide, warranty information, OneUI 2.1, Knox 3.5, 24 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
467 g ( = 16.47 oz / 1.03 pounds), Power Supply: 30 g ( = 1.06 oz / 0.07 pounds)
Price
439 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
83 %
06/2020
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3
467 g7 mm10.4"2000x1200
85 %
10/2019
Apple iPad 7 2019
A10 Fusion, A10 Fusion GPU
483 g7.5 mm10.2"2160x1620
79 %
01/2020
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
SD 439, Adreno 505
580 g23 mm10.1"1920x1200
87 %
10/2019
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 SM-T860
SD 855, Adreno 640
420 g5.7 mm10.5"2560x1600
84 %
05/2019
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e SM-T720
SD 670, Adreno 616
400 g5.5 mm10.5"2560x1600

Case - Almost identical to the Galaxy Tab S6

At 7 mm (0.28 in), the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is not quite as slim as the 10.5-inch Galaxy Tab S6 (5.7 mm/0.22 in), but it still feels good in the hand and almost looks like its bigger sibling. The slightly smaller diagonal size of the display (10.4 inches) is hardly noticeable, either.

The Lite version of the tablet also has slim 8mm (0.31 in) bezels all around the screen, so it looks very elegant. Contrary to the more expensive Galaxy Tab S6, the Lite does not get a fingerprint scanner, so you are limited to a PIN or pattern as well as 2D facial recognition for authentication.

The rear of the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is, similar to the frame, made of metal and has a silky-matte shine, either in “Oxford Gray” like our review unit or “Angora Blue”. There are plastic bands at the two shorter edges for the radio antennas. The 8 MP main camera only protrudes slightly from the rear panel, so the tablet does not wobble around when you put it on a table. The dual speakers from AKG located at the two shorter edges support Dolby Atmos.

Size Comparison

242 mm / 9.53 inch 166 mm / 6.54 inch 23 mm / 0.906 inch 580 g1.279 lbs250.6 mm / 9.87 inch 174.1 mm / 6.85 inch 7.5 mm / 0.2953 inch 483 g1.065 lbs244.5 mm / 9.63 inch 154.3 mm / 6.07 inch 7 mm / 0.2756 inch 467 g1.03 lbs245 mm / 9.65 inch 160 mm / 6.3 inch 5.5 mm / 0.2165 inch 400 g0.882 lbs244.5 mm / 9.63 inch 159.5 mm / 6.28 inch 5.7 mm / 0.2244 inch 420 g0.926 lbs

Connectivity - Wi-Fi and LTE version are identical

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is powered by the efficient mainstream SoC Exynos 9611.  Samsung’s own chip features eight processor cores (4x Cortex A73,4x Cortex A53) in combination with the ARM Mali-G72 MP3 graphics adapter, which is also a mainstream chip.

Contrary to the Galaxy Tab S6, you only get the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite with one memory and storage size, both for the Wi-Fi and LTE model (379 Euros/~$426 or 439 Euros/~$492, respectively). You always get 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage, which can be expanded via microSD card by up to 1 TB (exFAT format). In addition to media files, you can also store apps on the microSD card.

Neither the Galaxy Tab S6, nor the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite support NFC, but the cheaper version gets a 3.5 mm stereo jack. In return, the Lite version has to waive the pogo pins for the connection with an optional keyboard as well as the DeX mode, which can transform the tablet into a Windows-like desktop view. The USB-C port only meets the slow 2.0 standard (USB 3.1 Gen.1 on the Tab S6), but it also supports fast charging.

Left side: No connectivity
Left side: No connectivity
Right side: microSD/SIM slot, microphone, volume rocker, function button
Right side: microSD/SIM slot, microphone, volume rocker, function button
Top: speaker, microphone, headset jack
Top: speaker, microphone, headset jack
Bottom: USB-C port, speaker
Bottom: USB-C port, speaker

Software - Android 10, OneUI and Bixby

The Galaxy Tab S6 Lite runs Android 10 with Samsung’s own One UI 2.1 user interface. The tablet is available since April 30th, so the Android security patches were up to date at the time of review (beginning of June). You can use around 49 GB of the 64 GB storage after the initial set-up. In addition to the Google and Samsung apps, there are also several preinstalled apps like Netflix, Spotify as well as the SmartThings app to control your smart home devices.

Samsung’s smart assistant Bixby is integrated into the One UI and can be used to search for Netflix movies or shows, for example. You just press the Bixby button for a short while to start a conversation. The accompanying Bixby app launches when you quickly press the function button twice or swipe to the right side on the start screen.

Communication and GPS - Not very fast, but accurate location

The Galaxy Tab S6 Lite communicates via Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi 5 (WLAN 802.11ax). The LTE model also gets a 4G module, but Samsung does not list the maximum transfer rates. The Exynos 9611 SoC is capable of 600 Mbps (downstream) and 150 Mbps (upstream), respectively.

Our standardized test with the Netgear Nighthawk AX12 router determines decent transfer rates. With an average result of 613 Mbps (receive), it is just slightly slower than the Galaxy Tab S6. However, the send performance is much lower at 231 Mbps. The transfer rates also fluctuate quite a bit with extreme values between 120 Mbps and 380 Mbps.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 SM-T860
Adreno 640, SD 855, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
679 (600min - 714max) MBit/s ∼100% +11%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9611, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
613 (300min - 633max) MBit/s ∼90%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e SM-T720
Adreno 616, SD 670, 64 GB eMMC Flash
346 (329min - 362max) MBit/s ∼51% -44%
Apple iPad 7 2019
A10 Fusion GPU, A10 Fusion, 128 GB NVMe
225 (43min - 264max) MBit/s ∼33% -63%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
Adreno 505, SD 439, 64 GB eMMC Flash
164 (100min - 233max) MBit/s ∼24% -73%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 SM-T860
Adreno 640, SD 855, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
577 (534min - 612max) MBit/s ∼100% +150%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e SM-T720
Adreno 616, SD 670, 64 GB eMMC Flash
289 (229min - 300max) MBit/s ∼50% +25%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9611, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
231 (114min - 380max) MBit/s ∼40%
Apple iPad 7 2019
A10 Fusion GPU, A10 Fusion, 128 GB NVMe
229 (160min - 286max) MBit/s ∼40% -1%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
Adreno 505, SD 439, 64 GB eMMC Flash
223 (143min - 310max) MBit/s ∼39% -3%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø601 (300-633)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø231 (114-380)
GPS signal indoors
GPS signal indoors
GPS signal outdoors
GPS signal outdoors

The GPS module of the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite allows a precise location. It takes a while indoors, but the location is accurate down to 5 meters (~16.4 feet), and even down to 3 meters (~9.8 feet) outdoors.

As always, we test the accuracy of the GPS module with a bicycle ride, which is 12 km (~7.5 miles) long this time. We compare the results with the professional navigation device Garmin Edge 500, which is also in our backpack. The result is very good, because the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite does not show any deviation, so it is well suited for all apps that require precise GPS data.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite: Overview
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite: Overview
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite: Lake
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite: Lake
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite: Turning point
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite: Turning point
Garmin Edge 500: Overview
Garmin Edge 500: Overview
Garmin Edge 500: Lake
Garmin Edge 500: Lake
Garmin Edge 500: Turning point
Garmin Edge 500: Turning point

Cameras - 8 MP sensor with problems in the dark

Picture taken with the main camera
Picture taken with the main camera

While the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 is equipped with a dual camera (13 MP ultra-wide angle lens + 5 MP wide angle), the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is limited to a wide-angle lens with a resolution of 8 MP (1/4.0 inches, f1.9). The camera app is very similar though.

The Galaxy Tab S6 Lite also supports the picture mode Live Focus, which blurs the background and pronounces the object in the front. You can also use the Live Focus with the 5 MP selfie camera and combine it with plenty of filters to edit the background. Other picture modes include the panorama and the professional mode, where you can adjust exposure, white balance, and ISO value manually.

Picture taken with the selfie cam and AR stickers
Picture taken with the selfie cam and AR stickers

The camera app also includes an automatic HDR mode, the augmented reality app Bixby Vision as well as AR Zone. Among others, Bixby Vision can recognize QR codes or products and can translate or extract texts. AR Zone can be used to edit selfies with beauty effects, filters, and AR emojis.

The Galaxy Tab S6 Lite takes decent pictures in combination with good lighting conditions (scenes 1, 3, and 4), even though they look a bit artificial due to rich colors and a slight shift towards red. The camera also has problems to capture small details. Still, this is no problem for the occasional snapshot. Only darker environments (scene 2) are a real problem for the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite and the picture contents look very blurry.

Both the main camera as well the selfie cam can record videos in up to 1080p at 30 frames per second and offer a solid picture quality.

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Scene 1Scene 2Scene 3Scene 4

We also tested the camera in a controlled environment, but the camera still shows some color deviations (see test chart), and the high deviations in the upper test chart clearly show that poor lighting conditions are too challenging for the camera. The test chart itself is pretty sharp and you can even see small details very well.

ColorChecker
29.4 ∆E
52.8 ∆E
38.9 ∆E
34.6 ∆E
44.4 ∆E
60.4 ∆E
51.4 ∆E
35.2 ∆E
41.7 ∆E
29 ∆E
62.6 ∆E
61.9 ∆E
30.3 ∆E
46.3 ∆E
35.6 ∆E
73.5 ∆E
43 ∆E
40.7 ∆E
83.9 ∆E
69.4 ∆E
51 ∆E
36.4 ∆E
23.8 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
ColorChecker Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite: 45.39 ∆E min: 13.35 - max: 83.9 ∆E
ColorChecker
15.5 ∆E
13 ∆E
17 ∆E
22.8 ∆E
16.3 ∆E
12.1 ∆E
14.2 ∆E
16.9 ∆E
16.7 ∆E
7 ∆E
12.1 ∆E
10.6 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
17.1 ∆E
17.4 ∆E
5.6 ∆E
13 ∆E
15.1 ∆E
6.6 ∆E
6.9 ∆E
11.6 ∆E
16.1 ∆E
9.1 ∆E
2.7 ∆E
ColorChecker Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite: 12.67 ∆E min: 2.71 - max: 22.79 ∆E

Accessories and Warranty - Samsung S-Pen is included

7.8 W power adapter included
7.8 W power adapter included

Samsung ships the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite with a modular power adapter (8.7W), a USB cable (USB-A to USB-C), the Samsung S-Pen, a SIM tool, as well as a quick-start guide and warranty information. The warranty period for the tablet is 24 months.

Samsung also offers the Book Cover EF-BP610 for the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite in its online shop. The protective cover retails for around 70 Euros (~$79), is available in the colors Gray, Blue, and Pink, and offers two opening angles as well as an integrated mount for the S-Pen.

Input Devices & Handling - Magnetic mount for the S-Pen

The Galaxy Tab S6 Lite executes inputs very quickly and there are no major loading times when you launch apps. If the tablet is turned off, it only takes a few moments before the user interface is ready.

The included S-Pen can also be used to navigate the menus, which helps avoid fingerprints on the screen. It also supports 4096 pressure levels and allows creation of precise drawings and sketches. Users that want to start using the S-Pen, but do not really know how, should test the pre-loaded apps PenUp and Notes. PenUp offers numerous pictures and templates you can draw and paint, while Notes acts as a digital notepad. The S-Pen of the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite does not support Bluetooth, which means it does not support gesture control, either.

The S-Pen can be mounted at the right side of the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite. The connection is pretty solid and is also maintained when you move the tablet around a bit faster or lift it up. 

Keyboard portrait mode
Keyboard portrait mode
Keyboard landscape mode
Keyboard landscape mode

Display - High-contrast TFT panel

Subpixel array
Subpixel array

The 10.4-inch TFT display has a resolution of 2000 x 1200 pixels, which results in a pixel density of 225 PPI. This means it is quite a bit lower compared to the Galaxy Tab S6 with its WUXGA+ resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels.

Our test unit manages an average luminance of 476.8 cd/m², which is a common result for tablets nowadays (see our comparison table). The maximum luminance is 506 cd/m², and still a good value of 469 cd/m² with an even distribution of bright and dark contents (APL50).

506
cd/m²
471
cd/m²
461
cd/m²
490
cd/m²
503
cd/m²
458
cd/m²
475
cd/m²
462
cd/m²
465
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 506 cd/m² Average: 476.8 cd/m² Minimum: 9.93 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 91 %
Center on Battery: 503 cd/m²
Contrast: 1734:1 (Black: 0.29 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.4 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.8
ΔE Greyscale 7.5 | 0.64-98 Ø6
94.5% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.19
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
TFT, 2000x1200, 10.4
Apple iPad 7 2019
IPS, 2160x1620, 10.2
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
IPS, 1920x1200, 10.1
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 SM-T860
Super AMOLED, 2560x1600, 10.5
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e SM-T720
Super AMOLED, 2560x1600, 10.5
Screen
16%
3%
23%
30%
Brightness middle
503
499
-1%
392
-22%
446
-11%
452
-10%
Brightness
477
470
-1%
359
-25%
445
-7%
453
-5%
Brightness Distribution
91
87
-4%
88
-3%
86
-5%
90
-1%
Black Level *
0.29
0.49
-69%
0.36
-24%
Contrast
1734
1018
-41%
1089
-37%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.4
0.97
78%
2.7
39%
2.7
39%
1.7
61%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
10.4
1.98
81%
5.4
48%
5.4
48%
3.7
64%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
7.5
0.9
88%
3.8
49%
2.1
72%
2.4
68%
Gamma
2.19 100%
2.135 103%
2.24 98%
2.05 107%
2.07 106%
CCT
7700 84%
6571 99%
7276 89%
6468 100%
6337 103%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 81970 Hz ≤ 16 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 81970 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 16 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 81970 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17531 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

You cannot change the basic display parameters of the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite, what you see is what you get. This is a strong contrast ratio of 1734:1 on the one hand, which results in rich colors. However, the tablet also lacks a bit of color accuracy on the other hand, and contents appear slightly too cool due to the high color temperature of 7700 K.

ColorChecker (target color space sRGB)
ColorChecker (target color space sRGB)
Colorspace (target color space sRGB)
Colorspace (target color space sRGB)
Grayscale (target color space sRGB)
Grayscale (target color space sRGB)
Saturation Sweeps (target color space sRGB)
Saturation Sweeps (target color space sRGB)

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
27.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 14 ms rise
↘ 13.2 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 57 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
45.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 21.2 ms rise
↘ 24 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 70 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (38.7 ms).

Thanks to the high luminance reserves, the Galaxy Tab S6 also performs well outdoors. There is no problem to see the display content as long as you can avoid reflections from direct light sources. The high viewing angle stability obviously helps, because the brightness only drops slightly when you look at the screen from the side. 

Outdoors (cloudy sky)
Outdoors (cloudy sky)
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance - Sufficiently powerful for daily tasks and web browsing

The Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is equipped with the mainstream SoC Samsung Exynos 9611. The eight-core CPU consists of four Cortex A73 cores clocked at up to 2.3 GHz and four efficient Cortex A53 cores clocked at up to 1.7 GHz. Graphics calculations are handled by the ARM Mali-G72 MP3.

As expected, the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is clearly behind the Galaxy Tab S6 in terms of performance, but is on a similar level compared to the Galaxy Tab S5e. Lenovo’s Yoga Smart Tab is on the last place.

Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2
Vulkan Score 5.1
Average of class Tablet (623 - 4654, n=4)
2438 Points ∼2% +126%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
1081 Points ∼1%
Average Samsung Exynos 9611
1081 Points ∼1% 0%
OpenCL Score 5.1
Average of class Tablet (138 - 5353, n=5)
2292 Points ∼2% +55%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
1477 Points ∼1%
Average Samsung Exynos 9611
1477 Points ∼1% 0%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average of class Tablet (498 - 4712, n=21)
1979 Points ∼16% +64%
Apple iPad 7 2019
1426 Points ∼12% +18%
Average Samsung Exynos 9611 (1207 - 1325, n=3)
1285 Points ∼10% +6%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
1207 Points ∼10%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Apple iPad 7 2019
777 Points ∼48% +125%
Average of class Tablet (135 - 1127, n=21)
590 Points ∼36% +71%
Average Samsung Exynos 9611 (345 - 349, n=3)
347 Points ∼21% +1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
345 Points ∼21%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 SM-T860
9615 Points ∼63% +74%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e SM-T720
6698 Points ∼44% +21%
Average Samsung Exynos 9611 (5351 - 5925, n=6)
5654 Points ∼37% +2%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
5518 Points ∼36%
Average of class Tablet (4267 - 12603, n=60)
4914 Points ∼32% -11%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
4412 Points ∼29% -20%
Work performance score
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 SM-T860
11644 Points ∼58% +90%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e SM-T720
8126 Points ∼41% +32%
Average Samsung Exynos 9611 (5886 - 6697, n=6)
6231 Points ∼31% +1%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
6154 Points ∼31% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
6144 Points ∼31%
Average of class Tablet (1873 - 14982, n=96)
5329 Points ∼27% -13%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 SM-T860
2992 Points ∼74% +44%
Average of class Tablet (1152 - 3658, n=20)
2346 Points ∼58% +13%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e SM-T720
2288 Points ∼56% +10%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
2122 Points ∼52% +2%
Average Samsung Exynos 9611 (2061 - 2163, n=6)
2120 Points ∼52% +2%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
2076 Points ∼51%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 SM-T860
5819 Points ∼64% +305%
Average of class Tablet (400 - 8768, n=20)
2120 Points ∼23% +48%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
1437 Points ∼16%
Average Samsung Exynos 9611 (1320 - 1442, n=6)
1419 Points ∼16% -1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e SM-T720
1408 Points ∼16% -2%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
404 Points ∼4% -72%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 SM-T860
4809 Points ∼69% +212%
Average of class Tablet (469 - 6292, n=20)
1904 Points ∼27% +23%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
1543 Points ∼22%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e SM-T720
1540 Points ∼22% 0%
Average Samsung Exynos 9611 (1442 - 1557, n=6)
1531 Points ∼22% -1%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
493 Points ∼7% -68%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 SM-T860
3919 Points ∼49% +72%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e SM-T720
2424 Points ∼30% +6%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
2280 Points ∼29%
Average Samsung Exynos 9611 (2058 - 2332, n=6)
2224 Points ∼28% -2%
Average of class Tablet (650 - 4756, n=61)
1950 Points ∼24% -14%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
1621 Points ∼20% -29%
Apple iPad 7 2019
1524 Points ∼19% -33%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 SM-T860
6750 Points ∼67% +342%
Apple iPad 7 2019
3800 Points ∼38% +149%
Average of class Tablet (99 - 9893, n=61)
2021 Points ∼20% +32%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e SM-T720
1612 Points ∼16% +5%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
1528 Points ∼15%
Average Samsung Exynos 9611 (1267 - 1533, n=6)
1486 Points ∼15% -3%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
418 Points ∼4% -73%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 SM-T860
5816 Points ∼69% +253%
Apple iPad 7 2019
2854 Points ∼34% +73%
Average of class Tablet (129 - 7701, n=61)
1787 Points ∼21% +8%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e SM-T720
1742 Points ∼21% +6%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
1649 Points ∼20%
Average Samsung Exynos 9611 (1390 - 1659, n=6)
1604 Points ∼19% -3%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
501 Points ∼6% -70%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 SM-T860
3898 Points ∼68% +71%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e SM-T720
2413 Points ∼42% +6%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
2283 Points ∼40%
Average Samsung Exynos 9611 (1917 - 2336, n=5)
2224 Points ∼39% -3%
Average of class Tablet (739 - 4702, n=67)
1823 Points ∼32% -20%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
1608 Points ∼28% -30%
Apple iPad 7 2019
1480 Points ∼26% -35%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 SM-T860
10119 Points ∼35% +401%
Apple iPad 7 2019
6712 Points ∼23% +232%
Average of class Tablet (165 - 28751, n=67)
3186 Points ∼11% +58%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e SM-T720
2534 Points ∼9% +25%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
2021 Points ∼7%
Average Samsung Exynos 9611 (1601 - 2021, n=5)
1848 Points ∼6% -9%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
726 Points ∼3% -64%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 SM-T860
7470 Points ∼56% +260%
Apple iPad 7 2019
3759 Points ∼28% +81%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e SM-T720
2506 Points ∼19% +21%
Average of class Tablet (207 - 13454, n=67)
2237 Points ∼17% +8%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
2074 Points ∼15%
Average Samsung Exynos 9611 (1662 - 2074, n=5)
1919 Points ∼14% -7%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
827 Points ∼6% -60%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 SM-T860
3695 Points ∼71% +70%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e SM-T720
2436 Points ∼47% +12%
Average Samsung Exynos 9611 (2080 - 2258, n=6)
2196 Points ∼42% +1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
2178 Points ∼42%
Average of class Tablet (729 - 4201, n=77)
1832 Points ∼35% -16%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
1586 Points ∼30% -27%
Apple iPad 7 2019
1509 Points ∼29% -31%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 SM-T860
6128 Points ∼68% +316%
Apple iPad 7 2019
3318 Points ∼37% +125%
Average of class Tablet (55 - 8894, n=77)
1603 Points ∼18% +9%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
1472 Points ∼16%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e SM-T720
1451 Points ∼16% -1%
Average Samsung Exynos 9611 (1203 - 1478, n=6)
1420 Points ∼16% -4%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
364 Points ∼4% -75%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 SM-T860
5346 Points ∼26% +237%
Apple iPad 7 2019
2621 Points ∼13% +65%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e SM-T720
1594 Points ∼8% +1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
1586 Points ∼8%
Average Samsung Exynos 9611 (1342 - 1601, n=6)
1540 Points ∼8% -3%
Average of class Tablet (70 - 7098, n=79)
1481 Points ∼7% -7%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
439 Points ∼2% -72%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 SM-T860
3678 Points ∼70% +67%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e SM-T720
2456 Points ∼47% +12%
Average Samsung Exynos 9611 (2176 - 2286, n=5)
2216 Points ∼42% +1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
2199 Points ∼42%
Average of class Tablet (56 - 4482, n=80)
1716 Points ∼33% -22%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
1561 Points ∼30% -29%
Apple iPad 7 2019
1490 Points ∼28% -32%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 SM-T860
9415 Points ∼66% +360%
Apple iPad 7 2019
5537 Points ∼39% +170%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e SM-T720
2357 Points ∼17% +15%
Average of class Tablet (42 - 14283, n=80)
2291 Points ∼16% +12%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
2048 Points ∼14%
Average Samsung Exynos 9611 (1468 - 2092, n=5)
1931 Points ∼14% -6%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
715 Points ∼5% -65%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 SM-T860
6992 Points ∼73% +235%
Apple iPad 7 2019
3453 Points ∼36% +65%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e SM-T720
2378 Points ∼25% +14%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
2088 Points ∼22%
Average Samsung Exynos 9611 (1595 - 2110, n=5)
1983 Points ∼21% -5%
Average of class Tablet (53 - 9238, n=81)
1838 Points ∼19% -12%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
813 Points ∼9% -61%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 SM-T860
34750 Points ∼40% +76%
Average Samsung Exynos 9611 (19797 - 20393, n=5)
20068 Points ∼23% +1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
19797 Points ∼23%
Apple iPad 7 2019
15479 Points ∼18% -22%
Average of class Tablet (3675 - 51436, n=174)
14462 Points ∼17% -27%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e SM-T720
13055 Points ∼15% -34%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
12391 Points ∼14% -37%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 SM-T860
107333 Points ∼20% +319%
Apple iPad 7 2019
65558 Points ∼12% +156%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
25625 Points ∼5%
Average of class Tablet (2109 - 221941, n=174)
25191 Points ∼5% -2%
Average Samsung Exynos 9611 (15971 - 25625, n=5)
23373 Points ∼4% -9%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e SM-T720
22381 Points ∼4% -13%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
13385 Points ∼2% -48%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 SM-T860
73307 Points ∼30% +205%
Apple iPad 7 2019
38138 Points ∼16% +59%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
24052 Points ∼10%
Average Samsung Exynos 9611 (16738 - 24052, n=5)
22432 Points ∼9% -7%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e SM-T720
19315 Points ∼8% -20%
Average of class Tablet (2411 - 110846, n=175)
18873 Points ∼8% -22%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
13151 Points ∼5% -45%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 SM-T860
166 fps ∼1% +246%
Apple iPad 7 2019
123.7 fps ∼1% +158%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
48 fps ∼0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e SM-T720
46 fps ∼0% -4%
Average Samsung Exynos 9611 (35 - 48, n=6)
41 fps ∼0% -15%
Average of class Tablet (1 - 451, n=196)
37.1 fps ∼0% -23%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
23 fps ∼0% -52%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 SM-T860
60 fps ∼2% +36%
Apple iPad 7 2019
59.5 fps ∼2% +35%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
44 fps ∼1%
Average Samsung Exynos 9611 (31 - 44, n=6)
36.8 fps ∼1% -16%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e SM-T720
32 fps ∼1% -27%
Average of class Tablet (1.1 - 120, n=200)
23.9 fps ∼1% -46%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
21 fps ∼1% -52%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 SM-T860
97 fps ∼16% +273%
Apple iPad 7 2019
60.4 fps ∼10% +132%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e SM-T720
29 fps ∼5% +12%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
26 fps ∼4%
Average of class Tablet (1.6 - 220, n=130)
25.3 fps ∼4% -3%
Average Samsung Exynos 9611 (18 - 26, n=6)
21 fps ∼3% -19%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
9.8 fps ∼2% -62%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 SM-T860
56 fps ∼15% +133%
Apple iPad 7 2019
41.1 fps ∼11% +71%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
24 fps ∼7%
Average Samsung Exynos 9611 (17 - 24, n=6)
20.7 fps ∼6% -14%
Average of class Tablet (1.9 - 110, n=136)
17.5 fps ∼5% -27%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e SM-T720
17 fps ∼5% -29%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
9.3 fps ∼3% -61%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 SM-T860
66 fps ∼1% +313%
Apple iPad 7 2019
39.3 fps ∼1% +146%
Average of class Tablet (1.7 - 173, n=82)
22.7 fps ∼0% +42%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e SM-T720
19 fps ∼0% +19%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
16 fps ∼0%
Average Samsung Exynos 9611 (14 - 16, n=6)
15.5 fps ∼0% -3%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
6.4 fps ∼0% -60%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 SM-T860
38 fps ∼1% +171%
Apple iPad 7 2019
25 fps ∼1% +79%
Average of class Tablet (2.7 - 95, n=82)
15.1 fps ∼0% +8%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
14 fps ∼0%
Average Samsung Exynos 9611 (14 - 14, n=6)
14 fps ∼0% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e SM-T720
6.9 fps ∼0% -51%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
6 fps ∼0% -57%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 SM-T860
16 fps ∼10% +176%
Apple iPad 7 2019
12.3 fps ∼8% +112%
Average of class Tablet (1.7 - 49, n=32)
10.3 fps ∼7% +78%
Average Samsung Exynos 9611 (5.5 - 8.3, n=6)
6.08 fps ∼4% +5%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
5.8 fps ∼4%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e SM-T720
4.3 fps ∼3% -26%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
2 fps ∼1% -66%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 SM-T860
15 fps ∼6% +317%
Apple iPad 7 2019
10.8 fps ∼4% +200%
Average of class Tablet (0.8 - 51.1, n=32)
9.95 fps ∼4% +176%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e SM-T720
4.4 fps ∼2% +22%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
3.6 fps ∼1%
Average Samsung Exynos 9611 (3.5 - 3.6, n=6)
3.55 fps ∼1% -1%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
1.2 fps ∼0% -67%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 SM-T860
24 fps ∼12% +147%
Apple iPad 7 2019
20 fps ∼10% +106%
Average of class Tablet (2.7 - 58, n=32)
15.5 fps ∼8% +60%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
9.7 fps ∼5%
Average Samsung Exynos 9611 (8.8 - 9.7, n=6)
9.27 fps ∼5% -4%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e SM-T720
6.8 fps ∼3% -30%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
3.5 fps ∼2% -64%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 SM-T860
42 fps ∼7% +320%
Apple iPad 7 2019
29.1 fps ∼5% +191%
Average of class Tablet (1.7 - 134, n=32)
26.6 fps ∼5% +166%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e SM-T720
12 fps ∼2% +20%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
10 fps ∼2%
Average Samsung Exynos 9611 (9.8 - 10, n=6)
9.97 fps ∼2% 0%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
3.6 fps ∼1% -64%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 SM-T860
40 fps ∼9% +300%
Apple iPad 7 2019
25.1 fps ∼6% +151%
Average of class Tablet (1.8 - 107, n=58)
16.3 fps ∼4% +63%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
10 fps ∼2%
Average Samsung Exynos 9611 (9.6 - 10, n=6)
9.93 fps ∼2% -1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e SM-T720
8.5 fps ∼2% -15%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
3.5 fps ∼1% -65%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 SM-T860
23 fps ∼9% +140%
Apple iPad 7 2019
17.7 fps ∼7% +84%
Average of class Tablet (1.7 - 47, n=58)
10.2 fps ∼4% +6%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
9.6 fps ∼4%
Average Samsung Exynos 9611 (8.6 - 9.6, n=6)
9.03 fps ∼3% -6%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e SM-T720
6.4 fps ∼2% -33%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
3.4 fps ∼1% -65%
AnTuTu v8 - Total Score
Average of class Tablet (78450 - 751846, n=16)
324526 Points ∼43% +83%
Average Samsung Exynos 9611 (174870 - 187087, n=6)
179355 Points ∼24% +1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
177197 Points ∼24%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
99193 Points ∼13% -44%
BaseMark OS II
Web
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 SM-T860
1249 Points ∼61% +12390%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e SM-T720
1144 Points ∼56% +11340%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
816 Points ∼40% +8060%
Average of class Tablet (9 - 2034, n=123)
772 Points ∼38% +7620%
Average Samsung Exynos 9611 (10 - 1202, n=6)
576 Points ∼28% +5660%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
10 Points ∼0%
Graphics
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 SM-T860
9372 Points ∼32% +335%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e SM-T720
2816 Points ∼10% +31%
Average of class Tablet (98 - 28853, n=124)
2440 Points ∼8% +13%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
2154 Points ∼7%
Average Samsung Exynos 9611 (2127 - 2168, n=6)
2151 Points ∼7% 0%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
995 Points ∼3% -54%
Memory
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 SM-T860
5617 Points ∼63% +236%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e SM-T720
2894 Points ∼33% +73%
Average Samsung Exynos 9611 (1605 - 2122, n=6)
1775 Points ∼20% +6%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
1670 Points ∼19%
Average of class Tablet (56 - 6751, n=124)
1304 Points ∼15% -22%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
1261 Points ∼14% -24%
System
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 SM-T860
8360 Points ∼51% +80%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e SM-T720
5315 Points ∼32% +14%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
4657 Points ∼28%
Average Samsung Exynos 9611 (4029 - 4978, n=6)
4615 Points ∼28% -1%
Average of class Tablet (482 - 16467, n=124)
2712 Points ∼16% -42%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
2658 Points ∼16% -43%
Overall
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 SM-T860
4842 Points ∼57% +660%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e SM-T720
2653 Points ∼31% +316%
Average of class Tablet (150 - 8450, n=123)
1426 Points ∼17% +124%
Average Samsung Exynos 9611 (634 - 2191, n=6)
1384 Points ∼16% +117%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
1284 Points ∼15% +102%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
637 Points ∼8%

Legend

 
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite Samsung Exynos 9611, ARM Mali-G72 MP3, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
 
Apple iPad 7 2019 Apple A10 Fusion, Apple A10 Fusion GPU / PowerVR, 128 GB NVMe
 
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Qualcomm Adreno 505, 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 SM-T860 Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Qualcomm Adreno 640, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
 
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e SM-T720 Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Qualcomm Adreno 616, 64 GB eMMC Flash

Subjectively, the web browsing performance of the Samsung tablet leaves a good impression. If we run the browser benchmarks, the Lite tablet is usually average within our comparison group. The Galaxy Tab S6 and the Apple iPad 7 2019 have a close battle for the first spot.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Apple iPad 7 2019 (Safari 13)
76.172 Points ∼100% +177%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 SM-T860 (Chrome 77.0.3865.116)
66.971 Points ∼88% +144%
Average of class Tablet (14 - 126, n=19)
61.7 Points ∼81% +125%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e SM-T720 (Chrome 74.0.3729.136)
33.6 Points ∼44% +22%
Average Samsung Exynos 9611 (27.5 - 30.6, n=6)
28.3 Points ∼37% +3%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (Chrome 80.0.3987.99)
27.459 Points ∼36%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F (Chrome 79)
16.3 Points ∼21% -41%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Apple iPad 7 2019 (Safari 13)
172.61 Points ∼100% +243%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 SM-T860 (Chrome 77.0.3865.116)
118.05 Points ∼68% +135%
Average of class Tablet (10.9 - 279, n=108)
61 Points ∼35% +21%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (Chrome 80.0.3987.99)
50.255 Points ∼29%
Average Samsung Exynos 9611 (47.5 - 51.9, n=6)
50.2 Points ∼29% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e SM-T720 (Chrome 74.0.3729.136)
49.121 Points ∼28% -2%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F (Chrome 79)
26.439 Points ∼15% -47%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Apple iPad 7 2019 (Safari 13)
111 Points ∼100% +106%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 SM-T860 (Chrome 77.0.3865.116)
104 Points ∼94% +93%
Average of class Tablet (13 - 182, n=43)
74.8 Points ∼67% +39%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e SM-T720 (Chrome 74.0.3729.136)
66 Points ∼59% +22%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (Chrome 80.0.3987.99)
54 Points ∼49%
Average Samsung Exynos 9611 (46 - 57, n=6)
53 Points ∼48% -2%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F (Chrome 79)
37 Points ∼33% -31%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Apple iPad 7 2019 (Safari 13)
66.4 runs/min ∼100% +127%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 SM-T860 (Chrome 77.0.3865.116)
66.2 runs/min ∼100% +127%
Average of class Tablet (5.68 - 139, n=28)
55 runs/min ∼83% +88%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e SM-T720 (Chrome 74.0.3729.136)
33.74 runs/min ∼51% +16%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (Chrome 80.0.3987.99)
29.2 runs/min ∼44%
Average Samsung Exynos 9611 (26.6 - 30.5, n=6)
29 runs/min ∼44% -1%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F (Chrome 79)
18.4 runs/min ∼28% -37%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Apple iPad 7 2019 (Safari 13)
27900 Points ∼100% +196%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 SM-T860 (Chrome 77.0.3865.116)
24654 Points ∼88% +162%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e SM-T720 (Chrome 74.0.3729.136)
11312 Points ∼41% +20%
Average Samsung Exynos 9611 (7442 - 10434, n=6)
9497 Points ∼34% +1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (Chrome 80.0.3987.99)
9415 Points ∼34%
Average of class Tablet (1238 - 45734, n=193)
7803 Points ∼28% -17%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F (Chrome 79)
4817 Points ∼17% -49%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F (Chrome 79)
9928.9 ms * ∼100% -104%
Average of class Tablet (603 - 43092, n=205)
8823 ms * ∼89% -81%
Average Samsung Exynos 9611 (4332 - 6212, n=6)
4874 ms * ∼49% -0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (Chrome 80.0.3987.99)
4871.7 ms * ∼49%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e SM-T720 (Chrome 74.0.3729.136)
3496.3 ms * ∼35% +28%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 SM-T860 (Chrome 77.0.3865.116)
2175.7 ms * ∼22% +55%
Apple iPad 7 2019 (Safari 13)
1115.9 ms * ∼11% +77%

* ... smaller is better

There is no criticism for the storage performance of the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite. The UFS 2.0 storage is tuned for short loading times, but is also above average in terms of random read and write operations. It cannot keep up with the performance of the Galaxy Tab S6 though.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 LiteLenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705FSamsung Galaxy Tab S6 SM-T860Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e SM-T720Average 64 GB UFS 2.0 FlashAverage of class Tablet
AndroBench 3-5
-26%
59%
-31%
-17%
-59%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
65.31 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
65.44 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
0%
54.45 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-17%
60.76 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-7%
55.4 (33.3 - 65.3, n=10)
-15%
50.2 (14 - 73.8, n=72)
-23%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
78.33 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
86.54 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
10%
70.47 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-10%
76.12 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-3%
73.4 (36.8 - 85.4, n=10)
-6%
68.1 (17.6 - 87.7, n=72)
-13%
Random Write 4KB
195.78
16.76
-91%
170.16
-13%
18.79
-90%
78.1 (13.6 - 196, n=15)
-60%
11.5 (0.13 - 262, n=224)
-94%
Random Read 4KB
119.84
64.84
-46%
191.65
60%
79.19
-34%
115 (60.6 - 157, n=15)
-4%
25.9 (1.04 - 230, n=224)
-78%
Sequential Write 256KB
219.34
238.93
9%
522.31
138%
197.05
-10%
182 (135 - 222, n=15)
-17%
57 (2.04 - 732, n=224)
-74%
Sequential Read 256KB
483.72
295.63
-39%
1415.55
193%
294.35
-39%
491 (272 - 687, n=15)
2%
149 (6.75 - 1789, n=224)
-69%

Gaming Performance - Modern games are not completely smooth

The gaming experience on the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite mainly benefits from the good stereo sound. However, the gameplay itself is not completely smooth, as shown by our test tool Gamebench. Modern titles like PUBG Mobile and Asphalt 9: Legends run comparatively smooth, but are far away from a buttery smooth experience. 

PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
Asphalt 9
Asphalt 9
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; PUBG Mobile; 0.18.0: Ø29 (1-31)
; Asphalt 9: Legends; 2.2.2a: Ø25.3 (1-31)

Emissions - Powerful stereo sound with Dolby Atmos

Temperature

GFXBench Battery Test T-Rex
GFXBench Battery Test T-Rex
GFXBench Battery Test Manhattan
GFXBench Battery Test Manhattan

The Galaxy Tab S6 Lite also feels very good in the hands because it stays cool all the time, both while idling and under maximum load. We can measure up to 34.8 °C (94.64 °F) at the surface.

However, the SoC inside the chassis has some temperature problems, because it throttles its performance quite often. The GFXBench battery test shows the throttling even during less demanding applications (test scenario T-Rex) and especially very demanding apps (test scenario Manhattan).

Max. Load
 32.5 °C
91 F
32 °C
90 F
34 °C
93 F
 
 26.6 °C
80 F
26.8 °C
80 F
34.8 °C
95 F
 
 25.8 °C
78 F
26.4 °C
80 F
32.6 °C
91 F
 
Maximum: 34.8 °C = 95 F
Average: 30.2 °C = 86 F
27.8 °C
82 F
30.1 °C
86 F
31.1 °C
88 F
27.9 °C
82 F
27.5 °C
82 F
28.4 °C
83 F
27 °C
81 F
26.8 °C
80 F
27.2 °C
81 F
Maximum: 31.1 °C = 88 F
Average: 28.2 °C = 83 F
Power Supply (max.)  30.5 °C = 87 F | Room Temperature 22 °C = 72 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated) & Voltcraft IR-260
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 30.2 °C / 86 F, compared to the average of 30.6 °C / 87 F for the devices in the class Tablet.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 34.8 °C / 95 F, compared to the average of 34.6 °C / 94 F, ranging from 22.2 to 53.2 °C for the class Tablet.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 31.1 °C / 88 F, compared to the average of 34 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 28.7 °C / 84 F, compared to the device average of 30.6 °C / 87 F.

Speakers

Speaker measurements
Speaker measurements

The stereo speakers of the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite are located at the two narrow sides of the case. They support Dolby Atmos and create a rich sound with very linear mids and high tones. The tablet is not particularly loud at up to 80.2 dB(A), but even deep mids are represented decently – pretty rare among tablets.

External speakers or headphones can be attached via 3.5 mm stereo jack or via Bluetooth. Samsung does not ship the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite with headphones.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2031.523.22529.322.53128.225.14023.324.15034.327.96327.125.78018.429.310021.834.41252139.816019.852.520017.553.325017.156.931515.959.640014.960.550015.662.763014.56680014.965100013.767.9125014.470160014.772.820001469.725001470.231501469.3400014.567.1500014.565.2630014.664.280001559.5100001559.91250014.861.41600015.249.9SPL26.780.2N0.846.5median 14.9median 62.7Delta1.56.135.736.627.632.730.630.524.828.832.732.624.628.423.23519.24517.952.116.561.515.259.317.362.917.268.916.869.714.6731474.314.773.714.776.614.876.21576.714.976.21572.814.671.51467.415.167.714.670.114.869.515.172.315.168.415.553.32785.50.967.4median 15median 69.70.45.1hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseSamsung Galaxy Tab S6 LiteSamsung Galaxy Tab S6 SM-T860
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (80.2 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 13.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.7% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.1% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (3.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (14.5% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 17% of all tested devices in this class were better, 4% similar, 79% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 21%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 13% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 83% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 SM-T860 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (85.5 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 11.4% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.8% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (2.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 1.8% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (3.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (10.9% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 7% of all tested devices in this class were better, 4% similar, 88% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 21%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 4% of all tested devices were better, 2% similar, 95% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Energy Management - Long battery runtime

Power Consumption

4.24 watts on average while idling and 6.99 watts under load – the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is an efficient tablet and is therefore pretty similar to its Samsung siblings Galaxy Tab S6 and Galaxy Tab S5e. They have pretty much the same consumption figures, just like the Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.01 / 0.15 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 1.21 / 4.24 / 4.34 Watt
Load midlight 6.99 / 8.79 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
7040 mAh
Apple iPad 7 2019
 mAh
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
7000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 SM-T860
7040 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e SM-T720
7040 mAh
Power Consumption
-67%
4%
-1%
4%
Idle Minimum *
1.21
2.2
-82%
1.28
-6%
1.96
-62%
2.07
-71%
Idle Average *
4.24
6.7
-58%
4.5
-6%
2.8
34%
3.94
7%
Idle Maximum *
4.34
8.2
-89%
4.59
-6%
2.82
35%
3.96
9%
Load Average *
6.99
11.3
-62%
5.71
18%
5.31
24%
4.07
42%
Load Maximum *
8.79
12.5
-42%
6.99
20%
11.91
-35%
5.73
35%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Runtime

Thanks to the efficient eight-core SoC and the lower display resolution (and therefore more efficient screen) compared to the Galaxy Tab S6, the Lite version manages very long battery runtimes. Our Wi-Fi browsing test runs for 13:12 hours and 15:50 hours for 1080p video playback, which is clearly ahead of the rivals.

The 8.7W power adapter needs around 4 hours to charge the battery of the tablet. It took around 1.5 hours before our unit was back at 50 percent.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
35h 20min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
13h 12min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
15h 50min
Load (maximum brightness)
5h 9min
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
7040 mAh
Apple iPad 7 2019
 mAh
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
7000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 SM-T860
7040 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e SM-T720
7040 mAh
Battery Runtime
-24%
-3%
-17%
-18%
Reader / Idle
2120
1486
-30%
2083
-2%
1276
-40%
1263
-40%
H.264
950
802
-16%
919
-3%
872
-8%
864
-9%
WiFi v1.3
792
707
-11%
795
0%
556
-30%
623
-21%
Load
309
196
-37%
288
-7%
340
10%
300
-3%

Pros

+ slim chassis
+ S-Pen included
+ high-contrast TFT screen
+ good stereo sound
+ long battery runtime

Cons

- no fingerprint scanner
- no NFC
- mediocre Wi-Fi receiving performance
- good camera pictures require daylight
- limited performance for modern games
- throttling under load

Verdict - Tablet for creative users with compromises

In review: Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite LTE. Test model courtesy of Notebooksbilliger.
In review: Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite LTE. Test model courtesy of Notebooksbilliger.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is a reasonable lite version of the Galaxy Tab S6. Similar to the tablet flagship, the Lite model is also shipped with Samsung’s S-Pen, which is a great tool for drawings and notes. You do not get surround sound from four speakers, but the “small” Galaxy Tab does support Dolby Atmos and creates a powerful sound.

It is no problem that the screen of the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is slightly smaller at 10.4 inches compared to the Galaxy Tab S6 at 10.5 inches. The lower resolution on the other hand is just okay – 2000 x 1200 pixels for the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite vs. 2560 x 1600 pixels for the galaxy Tab S6.

The Galaxy Tab S6 Lite only costs half of the Galaxy Tab S6, but is almost as good as a tablet for multimedia and creative users.

The Wi-Fi model of the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite only costs 379 Euros (~$425), about half the price you have to pay for the flagship tablet from Samsung. The LTE SKU retails for 439 Euros (~$492). Sure, you do not get a high-end SoC for this price, but the Exynos 9611 is a good mainstream chip in combination with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage. The gaming performance of the tablet would have benefitted from more power.

The performance is not the only difference to the high-end sector: Contrary to the Galaxy Tab S6, the Lite version does not have a docking port, and the desktop mode DeX is missing as well. There is no Super AMOLED display, either, so you have to live with the much paler TFT panel. The dual camera is replaced by a single 8 MP lens with decent quality. 

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite - 06/05/2020 v7
Manuel Masiero

Chassis
86 / 98 → 88%
Keyboard
74 / 80 → 93%
Pointing Device
89%
Connectivity
47 / 70 → 67%
Weight
84 / 40-88 → 91%
Battery
90%
Display
83%
Games Performance
17 / 78 → 22%
Application Performance
50 / 92 → 55%
Temperature
93%
Noise
100%
Audio
84 / 91 → 93%
Camera
52 / 85 → 61%
Average
73%
83%
Tablet - Weighted Average

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> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Reviews > Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite Review: Lite version of the flagship tablet with S-Pen
Manuel Masiero, 2020-06-16 (Update: 2020-06-18)
Manuel Masiero
Editor of the original article: Manuel Masiero - Review Editor
In 1986, when I had annoyed my parents long enough, they finally bought me a C64 that I had seen at a friend's place - and immediately knew that this was what I wanted. Since then, the fascination for computers has never left me and basically I tinker with everything I can get my hands on. From the C64 to the Amiga 500 and a hugely uncool IBM computer with 8088 CPU (and green IBM monochrome monitor!) in the early 90s, the list grew longer and longer. The current projects are called PC, Tablet and Smartphone.
Andreas Osthoff
Translator: Andreas Osthoff - Managing Editor Business Notebooks
I grew up with computers and modern consumer electronics. I am interested in the technology since I had my first computer, a Commodore C64, and started building my own PCs after that. My focus here at Notebookcheck is the business segment including mobile workstations, but I also like to test new mobile devices. It is always a great experience to review and compare new products. My free time is filled with a lot of sports, in the summer mainly on my bike.