The actual tablet is fantastic. It does everything I want. Not a big fan of some of the Samsung apps which try to take over but I guess you get that with any tablet.
The only reason I didn't give it a 5 was because of the keyboard case. It cost nearly $200 and am still gobsmacked that it uses double sided tape! I noticed the tab 7 has the same design. With the keyboard being separate from the case and attaching magnetically, it always comes off or you have to remove it to use as a tablet otherwise you're always hitting keys. Without the keyboa...rd the screen has no protection, so I ended up removing the case and buying another. Unfortunately when I do need the keyboard now I can't use the case as the tape is now ruined. I also have the tab 3 which has a keyboard case which was all 1 peice and in my opinion, much easier to use.
- Tab S6 (2019)
Worst customer service I have encountered.
I have a S6 128gb that I purchased direct from Samsung online on 26th march 20
About 2 months back, after shutting the fully charged tablet down of a night, the following day the battery was flat. Plugging in the charger the tablet would auto boot to the Android Recovery Menu, selecting restart it would then boot normally.
This was random happening every now and again.
I reset the tablet to factory numerous times, however, the issue continued on an ad-hoc basis.
About two weeks ago I got sick of it and after a month of too and fro with samsung's call center/chat, I sent it back to Samsung for repairs.
Purchased in March 2020 at Samsung Online store for $934.15.
- Tab S6 Wi-Fi 128GB (2019)
Samsung’s iPad is beautiful but not perfect.
The Tab S6 is fast, beautiful, and capable of so much. Whether it be games, watching videos, or even listening to music, the display and speakers are ridiculously amazing. But due to the lack of 120hz refresh rate that iPad Pro has, this tablet is not great value for money, and that is exacerbated by the fact that Android tablet apps are not as optimised as iPad apps. You can still edit photos, videos, documents, and multitask, but you still won’t have as good of an experience as you would with an iPad Pro due to the optimisation of the iPad. If you have a non-Apple phone, this tablet (and the Tab S7 after it) are the best tablets you could possibly buy, but if you have an iPhone, don’t even think about it.
- Tab S6 Wi-Fi 256GB (2019)
Very good tablet, pen good but the week spot
Bought the tablet for work, as I take a lot of notes during meeting and need to check info while presenting on my laptop.
It has been an amazing for taking notes and to be able search my notes, even in my hand writing.
For the over all price I would expect a better pen.
It's good, but well below Microsoft's or Apples' quality.
- Tab S6 4G 128GB (2019)
Utter DUD of all tablets designed by Samsung
Upon initial purchase, I was delighted with the visual design and screen size. However, there were charging issues and DEX app keeps loading all by itself. Being a brand new top of the range tablet, you would not expect such issues in its early life from the box. Furthermore, having it sent back to Samsung for repairs numerous times to be told that it is not covered by their warranty and being charged for it......I definitely will no longer support any Samsung products henceforth.
- Tab S6 Wi-Fi 128GB (2019)
High Quality Tablet
A high quality tablet. Screen quality and sound makes it fantastic to watch movies on. Processor and memory can handle all apps and games easily. The S Pen is good to use when precision is required. Biggest downside is that it does not have a headphone jack. The price is a little high unless you want to use the tablet for work purposes, when the optional keyboard is almost a necessity
Purchased in February 2020 at The Good Guys Online store for $799.00.
Samsung should've paid more attention to DeX
I bought the Tab S6 as a replacement for the Surface Go as I was experiencing very poor battery life with the latter. I wanted something that would last all day (as I use the S6 at uni), and portable as I'd be lugging it around all day in my backpack. Before making a decision, I needed to ensure that the Tab S6 had proper external monitor support, and you could change where the audio is playing from when connected to said external display. Needless to say it achieves both, but Dex functionality appears limited. For example, it doesn't have true...extended desktop support (like Windows, ChromeOS or MacOS) as the tablet screen will blur out when you're typing something on the monitor (this makes it hard to view a lecture, and take notes for example). The battery life, thankfully, is amazing. It lasts all day, provided I'm not using it constantly (like I do at home as it's my primary computing device). As I said, the Surface Go I owned before this had very poor battery life (2 hours max), which wouldn't have been suitable for uni. Luckily, the Tab S6 delivers in this respect. Another downfall is the lack of software updates. While Samsung has risen to the challenge with their flagship phones and delivered software updates in a timely manner, the same cannot be said about their flagship tablet. When I bought this device in late February, it was still on Android 9 (One UI 1.x) with the December security patch, while my Galaxy S10E had the most recent firmware installed. I think this is unacceptable for a tablet that costs over $1000, but I wouldn't go as far to say it's a dealbreaker. It's just disappointing. The inclusion of the S Pen is a welcome addition. I was expecting to have to pay extra like you do with the Apple Pencil, but no, it's included in the box. Now for the keyboard (which is a seperate purchase of $199). Let's just say it's great when it works. There are times when it disconnects, but this is fixed by disconnecting and reconnecting the keyboard again (i.e. physically disconnecting and reconnecting it). This is a great shame considering Samsung's offering is currently the only keyboard for the Tab S6 on the market (you can buy standalone Bluetooth keyboards, but there aren't currently any keyboard cases besides Samsung's). Samsung is clearly marketing the Tab S6 towards those who want to replace their PC. Can it achieve this? I'd honestly like to say yes, but there's more to it. I would say that you could only replace your primary computing device with the Tab S6 if your needs are very limited (e.g. consuming media and emails). It's lack of true extended monitor support is frustrating, and leaves me wishing I had've purchased a windows 2-in-1 instead.
Purchased in February 2020 at JB Hi-Fi Retail Stores for $1,200.00.
A good tablet let down by it's limited functionality
I got this in place of an iPad for my son but simple things like auto brightness, and customisation options you'd get within a standard Samsung phone aren't there. They don't have auto brightness on their S6 tablet either. The screen size is strange, too narrow and long for the width. It's good enough for the basic needs of my son but wouldn't be my purchase for people who like technology and are familiar with Android interfaces. You can also hear noticeably that the speakers are on one side.
Purchased in January 2020 at Bing Lee for $299.00.
Good but one minor issue
I upgraded to this from the tab s3. It has a smooth processer and good battery life and good speakers. The only gripe I have with it is I don't find it very usable unless I have it on the side view because of the shape
Fantastic!! With 1 flaw..
I use my tablet in place of a phone. I use it for house hold budgets, paying bills, sending emails, taking photos, social media, internet/online shopping, games and so on.
I had 2 x of the s2 tablets..both wifi only. The first one (white) I dropped in water...but it came back to life after I already got the 2nd one (black). Around xmas 2019 a few weeks ago my newer black s2 tab just wouldnt charge anymore...any cord I tried to use ended up being dead, my pc wouldnt read it anymore etc...totally dead and massively corrupted, no idea how. The fun...
Purchased in December 2019 at Telstra.
Do not purchase . First time ever I have said this.
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Purchased in December 2019 at JB Hi-Fi for $1,400.00.
|Features||Expandable Storage, Stereo Speakers and Stylus (Included)||Expandable Storage, Stereo Speakers and Stylus (Included)||Expandable Storage, Stereo Speakers and Stylus (Included)||Expandable Storage, Stereo Speakers and Stylus (Included)|
|Network Connectivity||4G + Wi-Fi||4G + Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi Only||Wi-Fi Only|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)||2 year(s)||2 year(s)||2 year(s)|
|Pixel Density||287 ppi||287 ppi||287 ppi||287 ppi|
|Screen Resolution||2560 x 1600 pixels||2560 x 1600 pixels||2560 x 1600 pixels||2560 x 1600 pixels|
|Battery Size||7,040 mAh||7,040 mAh||7,040 mAh||7,040 mAh|
|Internal Storage||128 GB||256 GB||128 GB||256 GB|
|Memory (RAM)||6 GB||8 GB||6 GB||8 GB|
|Weight||420 g||420 g||420 g||420 g|
|Colour / Finish||Cloud Blue or Mountain Grey||Cloud Blue||Cloud Blue or Mountain Grey||Cloud Blue|
|Dimensions||244.5 x 159.5 x 5.7 mm||244.5 x 159.5 x 5.7 mm||244.5 x 159.5 x 5.7 mm||244.5 x 159.5 x 5.7 mm|
|Release date||Aug 2019||Aug 2019||Aug 2019||Aug 2019|
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