It might seem to be another Apple vs. Samsung contest, but some people still need to figure out which brand might be the best decision. The iPad 10.2 is a variant of Apple’s (somehow) low-budget lineup of tablets below the iPad Pro, Mini, or Air. Samsung, on the other hand, launched the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite as a more affordable variant of the non-Lite device with features. No, you can see in which way both rivals intend to go. Well, with these said, which one would you choose before finding out more details?
iPad 10.2 Vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
Specifications and Features
Under the hood, both devices promise high-performance paired with some sleek features. The iPad 10.2 sports Apple’s A10 Fusion chipset, while the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite, arrives with an Exynos 9611. Both processors are decent and guarantee great experiences. Samsung, on the other hand, chose to pair the tablet’s processor with 4GB RAM, being more steady than Apple’s.
As for privacy settings, the iPad offers TouchID. You can easily unlock your device with only one touch. Samsung, though, loses big time with its password or pin protection. In terms of battery capacity, the iPad has an 8.827mAh battery, while the other offers a capacity of 7.040mAh. So, even if Samsung introduces the 15W fast charging, you might still want to take a look at Apple’s better speeds.
Camera and Design Details
On tablets, cameras are not that necessary. Well, they’re great for video calls, and maybe some apps, but that’s all. Both Galaxy Tab S6 Lite and iPad 10.2 have 8MP rear cameras. The devices also have an identical micron size, so they probably offer the same photography experience.
As for design details, both tablets have aluminum sides and back, and glass fronts. iPad 10.2 has thicker bezels, unlike Galaxy Tab, and more rounded edges. The iPad’s screen got a higher resolution than Samsung’s tablet, of 1620×2160, while the other has 1200×2000.
On the rear panel, both devices have their camera and a 3.5mm headphone jack. iPad 10.2 uses a Lighting cable, while the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite comes with a USB-C port. Both devices are slightly slim, and the iPad weighs 483g and the Galaxy Tab 467g.
Price Labels and Availability
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite will cost you $348 for the 64GB variant. The iPad 10.2, on the other hand, is a little bit cheaper, it costs $329 for the 32GB version. What makes the difference here is the Galaxy Tab’s S Pen stylus, which is free. If you want the Apple Pencil, you have to pay for it separately, $99.
Depending on the reason you’re looking for a new low-budget tablet, you should consider as well what other devices you’re using. If you have an iPhone or Android should influence your choice, but it’s not always the case. The specs, design, and other features play, too, a significant role. Try to watch both iPad 10.2 and Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite on the market for a little bit to find out which one manages to offer the best deals.
Chin Cullin has only been working as a journalist for just a few short years. Chin attended a technical school while still in high school where he learned a variety of skills, from digital design to coding. Apart from being a contributor to the site, Chin also helps keep Henri Le Chat Noir up and running as our webmaster.