Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite vs. Galaxy Tab A 10.1 – Quick Comparison and Key Differences

Many people wonder if they should purchase a Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite with S Pen or a Galaxy Tab A 10.1, so let’s see the main differences between the two devices.

Samsung has a great lineup of Android tablets at the moment.

The latest one is the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite, a mid-range tablet that sets buyers back about $350.

However, its rival, the Galaxy Tab A 10.1, is much cheaper, at about $200. Let’s see if the extra cash is worth it.

In terms of design, the two tablets are very similar. Both have a metal body, so the cheaper model doesn’t look or feel cheap.

However, the Tab A has a plastic cover at the top for antennas, and its frame sticks out a bit above the screen, in a noticeable fashion.

With the S6 Lite, the transition from frame to screen is unnoticeable, in a very smooth way. Its antennas are built into the body, and it does not include any plastic.

Also, the S6 lite is both thinner and lighter, but only barely.

The cameras are mostly the same.

However, the S6 Lite has some extra post-processing, though the level of detail is the same.

The front camera of the S6 Lite, however, is superior to that of the Tab A.

The displays are so similar that you can see virtually no difference between them.

However, there is one significant advantage to the Tab S6 Lite – The S pen, which is included for free. It is an active stylus that can be used for handwritten notes and drawings. It supports 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity, and it magnetically attaches to the side of the tablet. It is a convenient gadget.

Tonia Nissen
Based out of Detroit, Tonia Nissen has been writing for Optic Flux since 2017 and is presently our Managing Editor. An experienced freelance health writer, Tonia obtained an English BA from the University of Detroit, then spent over 7 years working in various markets as a television reporter, producer and news videographer. Tonia is particularly interested in scientific innovation, climate technology, and the marine environment.