Galaxy Tab S6 is comprised with every element of an excellent device. It’s sleek, functional, and most importantly, it’s Android’s best bet at coming up with any serious competition to any other tablets. The Tab S6 is a masterpiece that one can easily get the essence of pure android easily. It has 128 or 256GB storage, Snapdragon 855 chip and 8GB of RAM on board. You can get a Wi-Fi-only version of the tablet, but you can also opt for the cellular-ready version, which is more versatile and allows you to make calls and access the Internet. But should you really get it instead of any other tablets? Let’s get into the details of this device.
The Galaxy Tab S6 has a modern feel because it has thin bezels and metal construction. Being light and comfortable to hold it creates a joy to use and fits perfectly in your average messenger bag. One of the few things that most disliked is the slippery finish that doesn’t provide enough grip. There are quad speakers powered by AKG on the deck, and they get very loud. However, on the topic of ports, it is very frustrating that there is lack of a headphone jack. Not a particularly inspiring move at all from Samsung, but the overall design looks pretty much sleek.
The display is truly a joy to look at! It’s already pretty large at 10.5 inches, but it also has exceptional vibrancy and maximum brightness, making it excellent for enjoying media. Movies and TV shows look stunning in that display. The aspect ratio of 16:9, HDR playback support, and the superior contrast that is associated with AMOLED displays definitely add to the great cinematic experience you’ll get from the Tab S6.
S Pen, A Wand to ControlThe Bluetooth-enabled S Pen of the Galaxy Tab S6 comes in the box and magnetically attaches to the rear of the device. It raises the tablet up a bit and could act as a kickstand of sorts. One thing most are worried about magnetic attachment which is not very intuitive – it’s hard to do it without looking and requires some fiddling around. Only one of the sides of the S Pen is magnetic, and it has to be attached to a specific spot at the rear of the slate. When it comes to functionalities, the S Pen does what Samsung styluses have been doing for the past few years. Aside from writing and drawing, creating screen-off memos and cropping screenshots, you can also have a nifty button on the S Pen allowing you to utilize gestures. By holding the button and flicking the S Pen up, down, left or right, you can respectively increase or decrease volume as well as skip between tracks in supported media players, take selfies or switch between camera modes in the camera app, and so on. Overall, S Pen gestures are useful but mostly a hit-or-miss affair and are not very reliable.