Quick thought of Samsung Tab S6 Lite from the perspective of an amateur artist

TLDR, I think the iPad would have been a better option. When I was browsing the store, I already intended to buy the S6 Lite but I wanted to give iPad a try, plus it wouldn't hurt since the store had a demo product for me to use but not the S6 Lite. It felt really smooth and the Apple Pencil felt pretty nice when writing. But the thing that put me off is the price tag, the iPad + Apple Pencil were over my budget at the time so I went back to the S6 Lite since it has an S-pen prepackaged. 

I was so excited to try drawing and taking notes on it but when I did, the feeling was ... off. There were some scritches for lack of better words when I tried to draw and that immediately turned me down. Later, when I used a Paper-Like protection screen on it, it felt way way way better. But there are also some other problems. 

First and most important, the S-pen is small, it's a great device with a pretty good nib compared to Apple Pencil but it's good for taking notes only imo. When I tried to draw, the S-pen was too small for my hand to comfortably hold it. 

Second, Android. Android was built for multiple devices so it could never be as optimized as ipadOS, that's the sad truth. I got some lag and even "System UI" crashes when I opened a small app and I could definitely feel the UI lag here and there. It's definitely not as smooth and powerful as an iPad and neither the battery. I even got my game reloaded because I change the orientation of the screen. But on the plus side, I can install games via apk because some of the games I play are hidden from my country app store. 

Lastly, the One UI, I want my wallpaper to stay in place but for some reason, One UI (or Android), keeps rotating my wallpaper when to orientation changes, thus resulting in some weird and wacky wallpaper situations, I wish there was a button to lock the wallpaper orientation to prevent it from rotating. 

But on the other side, taking notes with the S6 Lite felt great and the price is affordable for me.


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