Samsung S6 Tab Review – Surface Competition?

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Discover PC-level performance that you can take anywhere. Whether you’re on the go or in the office, Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S6 is for the go-getters, jet-setters and those who never stop. Work efficiently with PC power in a tablet and have creativity at your fingertips with an advanced S Pen. And…

Last updated on 21st June 2020 1:55 pm
Samsung S6 Tab Review –  Surface Competition?
Samsung S6 Tab Review – Surface Competition?



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  1. Vernal Scott

    Intended as an upgrade, I purchased the Samsung Tab S6 8GB RAM/256GB expandable storage LTE and keyboard bundle option. To my surprise, as good as the Tab S6 is, I compared and ultimately preferred the screen on my old and very reliable Huawei Mediapad M5 Pro LTE, with its common 4GB RAM and 64GB expandable storage. Both tablets have optional keyboards and desktop ‘Windows-like’ modes and sport great screens, coupled with astonishingly good quad speakers; treble, mids, bass, and high volume! The Tab S6 enhances its sound with impressive Dolby Atmos effects. Both have stylus pen support, although the S6’s does more. The highly expensive Samsung was best for endless (gimmicky?) features, but the much cheaper Huawei, which still gets android updates (now 9/Pie) despite Trump’s daft efforts to cripple sales, wasn’t far behind. Like beauty good tech is in the eye of the beholder, but however I might look at it, the Tab S6 is not worth £400 more than the M5. No way! I’ll reconsider when the Tab S7 hits in 2020, hopefully with a bigger screen or some other non-gimmicky attribute to justify the expected high asking price. For now, the good but unconvincing Tab S6 is going back to Amazon.

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  2. Lastboyscoutuk

    I’ve had a Galaxy Tab S, Galaxy Tab S4 LTE and now the Galaxy Tab S6 + Samsung Keyboard Cover. I also have a Samsung fan. So, I’m a Samsung fan, but have to say how disappointed I am with this model.I purchased on a pre-order deal with the keyboard cover and, after waiting months for it to turn up (£30 credit from Amazon), it finally arrived – I had the cover a few days after putting the order in.There’s nothing wrong with my S4, but I was enticed to buy this specifically because of the keyboard cover, which has a track pad on it. I do a lot of writing, plus video/photo work and social media and that would be particularly usefulThe tablet arrived in a very nicely presented cardboard box. You get the tablet, charging cable, plug, USB Plug-in adapter and NO headphones, because there is no headphone socket on this tablet.Picking up the tablet, it is extremely light and in the Rose Gold colour looks very smart, but most of that is covered up by the case. The screen bezels are very narrow, which mean that the size of the tablet is kept to a minimum, while maintaining the screen size. It does look better than my Tab S4.Turning it on, the screen is blisteringly sharp and gorgeous, but I can’t honestly say I can notice the difference. Setting up is relatively easy, but I’ve never been that impressed with Samsung’s Smart Switch app. Once up and running, the tablet is fast, faster than from current one.The pen is an interesting shape and does take some getting use to. The touch sensitivity is very good for drawing and art. Although, there does seem to be a very slight lag when moving across the screen. I also find that it doesn’t run a smoothly across the screen as I would have liked. Not sure if there is a problem with my pen?The keyboard cover has a strange way of connecting to the tablet, a sort of plastic/magnetic strip, and I found I had to mess around getting it aligned properly on the back of the tablet. Once on and given a decent press, it stays put. The kickstand pops out the bottom of this and you can change the angle. It is a bit stiff though. At the top is a flip out strip that houses the S-Pen and used magnets to hold the pen to the back of the tablet, within a slight groove. That is cleverly done.Now, as I said at the beginning of my review, I purchased this with the keyboard cover, and this is where things start to fall down for me. Firstly, the edges of the tablet are exposed on 3 sides and there is no protection for the corners of the tablet. If dropped on the corner, you’re going to get damage. Secondly, when holding the tablet, it’s not at all comfortable if you folded the cover around the back, as you are holding it with your fingers on the keys. This leads me nicely into my third point. The keyboard doesn’t always turn off. So, when you are holding it, you can accidentally (well you haven’t got much choice) touch the keys. The alternative is that you take the magnetic cover off. Which is fine, but if you’re travelling, you then have to find somewhere to put it.So here lies my problem. I can put a different case on it, that offers the protection I would like, but then I don’t have the convenience of the keyboard cover (with the touchpad), that I specifically wanted, and where does the S-Pen go. Persevere with the current set-up and issues, not ideal when I’ve spent over £700 for this and Samsung’s keyboard cover or try and return it.If I just wanted the Tab S6 and not specifically the keyboard, then this is an excellent, if very expensive, tablet. For me though, the failings of the keyboard cover are a deal breaker. So, sadly, this needs to be returned and I’ll stick with my Tab S4 until a better solution comes to the fore.I can only give this Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Wi-Fi 256 GB 10.5 Inch Tablet (Rose Blush) and Bookcover Keyboard (Grey) 2 stars due to the issues with them. The combination of the two is a great, but flawed, idea.I hope you found this review & photos interesting, informative and useful.

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