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Poll results: How often do you use the stylus in your Samsung Galaxy Note/Note II?

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Poll results: How often do you use the stylus in your Samsung Galaxy Note/Note II?
It turns out that Stylus: The Resurrection is not some low budget horror flick by Samsung, but actually a blockbuster, at least judging by what our 2,181 respondents in the poll last week are saying.

Just 22.47% of you checked that your stylus is gathering dust in the silo and you almost never use it. The majority, or 45.99%, confirmed that the stylus on their Samsung Galaxy Note II or the original Note, gets used when the situation calls for it.

The second largest category, and we'd assume these are mostly Note II owners, as the S Pen there is vastly improved compared to the first edition, and has more value-added functions, checked that they are using the stylus all the time now. 

All in all, the poll results come to show that the stylus can contribute significantly for a better smartphone experience, if done right, and Samsung has a head start with the S Pen now.

Wise crack comment of the poll award goes to user ash29 for "I often use the stylus to scratch my back and sometimes to clean my ears."

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How often do you use the stylus in your Samsung Galaxy Note/Note II?
31.55%
688 votes
(688 votes) I use it all the time for quick notes, sketches, editing, etc.
45.99%
1003 votes
(1003 votes) I whip it out every now and then
22.47%
490 votes
(490 votes) Stylus? What stylus?

2181 votes


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posted on 19 Dec 2012, 05:16

1. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5787; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Expect a stylus to be part of Apple's replacement to the 2007 iOS UI. It is that useful in previewing the content of e-mail on my Note II. I would be surprised if Sammy didn't include S-pen with the GS IV.

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 05:56 8

5. GUNDAM (Posts: 63; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


if the gs4 had a stylus what would the point of the galaxy note line? therefore i WOULD be surprised if the gs4 has a stylus.

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 06:32 2

7. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5787; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Larger format screen size. The S-pen is not the only reason to get a Note II over a GS III.

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 08:20

10. Cynipap999 (banned) (Posts: 138; Member since: 15 Nov 2012)


Well let's try to ponder that, shall we:

you do bring up a good point......

I think adding an S-Pen to the next Galaxy S iteration would also blur the unique distinction between the Galaxy Note line and the Galaxy S line. Granted, some would say that the Galaxy Note [II] has Multi Windows but, that feature has already been announced for the Galaxy S III via an OTA update (or, KIES) and, more than likely, will come "stock" on the Galaxy S IV.

As far as hardware and device, 'Noting' that the S III is also an awesome device (and, so too shall be the Galaxy S IV), the screen size on the Galaxy Note II makes the experience all the more enjoyable, even with the screen size difference between the two devices being only about ¾ of an inch.

Look on the bright side of the whole matter, at least we're not stuck with a 3½" screen (or 4") using a Single Window on an outdated 2007 OS without a stylus and installing everything on fixed memory via a computer using proprietary software.

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 10:06

11. OHaZZaR (Posts: 131; Member since: 19 Aug 2011)


Adding an S-pen as well as a wacom digitizer would increase the costs of the SIII, which would be counter-productive.

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 05:31 2

2. AamirSIII (banned) (Posts: 187; Member since: 04 Oct 2012)


i just love the stylus on my Note II but as a matter of fact, S-Pen is more usable on my NOte 10.1 because of the real estate. and it is just a tiny bit hair more responsive and quick on Note 10.1!

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 05:34 2

3. PimpStrong (Posts: 310; Member since: 25 Jul 2011)


Love the Note 2 and love the stylus for when I have gloves on. I cut out pictures to make notes and preview messages with it.

Samsung is genius for their S pen technology

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 05:46

4. hung2900 (Posts: 794; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Rofl! Amongs 22.47% chose the third option, how many really have it? 10%? 20%?

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 11:00 1

12. infinitemethod (Posts: 126; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


I use mine the majority of the time. I love that thing. I love this phone. Makes iOS look so very far behind.

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 12:35

13. andro. (Posts: 1955; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


The stylus can also make a good emergency tooth pick,trust me!!

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 13:06

14. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5787; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


G Note II - the Swiss Army knife of smartphones!

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 13:52

15. zippolite28 (Posts: 100; Member since: 28 Sep 2012)


I am a designer but not used to it .... I have note from past one year and might have used 10 times most but to see how it works .... but not used for anything official .... its fun to use but areal perfect artist who have practice may use ... god knows

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 13:55

16. speckledapple (Posts: 879; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


i use mine all the time. always jotting down notes for any reason.just wish evernote had handwriting ability.

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 19:35

17. sithvenger (banned) (Posts: 371; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)


Hey guys, my buddy wants to trade his gnote 2 for my ip5. He only has the phone, and charger...while I have box, and everything else. What should I do?

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 21:19

18. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


Mdmrkkdmfmdmkd!!!!

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 11:09

19. AnnDroid (Posts: 52; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)


Too hard for a Lefty. It doesn't deploy easily from the 'wrong' side.

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