The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite sells with either 64GB or 128GB of onboard storage and optional LTE at added value, but no subject which model you purchase, it’s driven by Samsung’s have two.3Ghz Exynos 9611 processor. Samsung’s have silicon – which has been at the heart of most of the Galaxy S and Galaxy Notice telephones we’ve seen in Australia to day – tends to lag powering the Qualcomm equivalents in uncooked processing electrical power, though that gap is typically made up with superior battery lifetime.

That wasn’t the efficiency comparison that fascinated me, having said that. There are not that several mid-vary Android tablets in the Australian market place to examine in opposition to, but there is certainly tiny question that Samsung’s pitch for the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is that it’s a superior possibility to the entry level Apple iPad.

Given at identical selling price factors you may be searching at just 32GB of onboard storage for the essential iPad, Samsung may have a point.

But how do the two tablets examine in a straight line efficiency check? For that, I turned to Geekbench 5’s CPU check, pitting the Exynos 9611 in the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite in opposition to the Apple A10 Fusion processor. Apple’s A10 is now rather lengthy in the tooth, but how would the two examine in sheer range shifting likely?

It says some thing when Apple’s processor from a pair of generations back outpaces Samsung’s latest technology model in multi-core efficiency by a tiny. When it does so massively in solitary core efficiency it says the exact same factor rather with rather far more volume, and what it’s expressing to Samsung is just not particularly polite.

The S-Pen does give the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite some thing of an edge over the entry level iPad. When it will support Apple Pencil input, Apple desires you to cough up an extra $a hundred forty five for the privilege, exactly where the Tab S6 Lite includes it as normal. I have the inventive ability of a a short while ago lifeless weasel, but I can see the scope for the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite as a simplified graphics pill if that is your fascination place.

Unfortunately, the other place exactly where the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite won’t be able to assistance but examine poorly in opposition to the iPad is in application assortment. Just place, Apple’s place a a great deal bigger drive powering pill-specific applications, type components and user interfaces than Google has for pill applications on Android, exactly where it typically continues to be an afterthought.

That tends to make pill operate on any Android pill just a tiny bit much less flexible (or enjoyment) than on their iPad equivalents. This is considerably a measure of what you want to do, by natural means all of Google’s have applications are just great in pill type, and most browser-based mostly applications are beautifully satisfactory way too. One particular place exactly where Samsung could have provided the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite an edge would be the inclusion of its DeX desktop system so you could use it as an adjunct to your Pc or on a greater monitor with simplicity. Nonetheless, although it’s a attribute of the Galaxy Tab S6, that “lite” suffix in perform here usually means that it’s lacking in motion.

The other part here is the hardware efficiency, and here the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite would not usually shine. Be expecting far more than a few delays when you’re launching applications, and a tiny slowdown if you do want to use that ten.four inch show for multi-tasking needs, no question thanks to the mediocre efficiency of that Exynos 9611 processor. Nobody’s anticipating major-notch efficiency in a mid-vary pill, but I strike just a few way too several laggy factors although tests the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite for my tastes.