Do you need an affordable tablet that can support a stylus/pen? The chances are that you likely came across the Apple iPad 7 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite. They are both excellent choices, but let’s see what sets them apart so it will be easier to make a choice.
Let’s begin with the display. The Tab S6 is 0.2-inch larger than the 10.2-inch iPad 7.
However, it has a resolution of 2000 x 1200 pixels, which is somewhat noticeable when put next to the 2160 x 1620 pixels of the iPad.
Though both devices have LCD screens, the iPad seems a bit brighter, and it has better viewing angles. However, the tradeoff with the S6 is that you get better contrast.
We recommend giving both a shot in terms of styluses, as it really comes down to personal preference.
Though the iPad has only 3GB of RAM (1GB less than the S6), it is paired to the Apple A10 Fusion processor, which outperforms Samsung’s Exynos 9611 Octa-Core in most cases.
The main difference in the camera department is that the iPad has a 1.2MP selfie camera, which means that the S6 will provide considerably more details in photos.
If you want to use the tablet as a replacement for your laptop, you may be interested to know that Apple has its Smart Keyboard available for the iPad 7. It has a smart connector that also works as a cover and stand. The keyboard works as you would expect it to.
The S6, on the other side, has no official keyboard, meaning that you will have to resort to Bluetooth keyboards.
In terms of battery life, the two are similar. You can’t say which one is better as it depends on how you are using the tablets – there are cases when the S6 outperforms the iPad 7 and cases when it fails to do so.