Poll: How often do you use the S Pen stylus of your Galaxy Note 4 or Note Edge?
posted by Chris P. / May 25, 2015, 8:42 AM
In the days before the multi-touch display, styluses were a big deal when talking smartphones. Not only were they more reliable on tiny screens that often rendered poorly optimized interfaces, but they honestly just felt cool to use. However, as soon as more robust touchscreen tech became available, and the likes of Apple brought it to the forefront of consumers' minds, styluses were dropped from just about every manufacturer's list of 'must-have' features.
Despite all of this, it isn't uncommon for us to hear people claiming that they never bother taking the stylus out of its socket, or if they do — it's only to scribble a quick note here or there. At the same time, there's a seemingly smaller, but very vocal group of S Pen-loving users that say that the stylus is of paramount importance to their interaction with the phablet.
Which group are you in?
How often do you use the S Pen stylus of your Samsung Galaxy Note 4 or Note Edge? (2015)
Using it all the time now for drawing, handwriting, clipping, annotating, or simply doodling
I take it out sometimes, like to scribble a quick note, or start a Pen Window
The stylus? Oh, yeah, I showed it off, and it's been grounded since
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I use mine here and there.. question.. I'm back on. 4.4.4 because when I updated to 5.0.1 my son pen won't work.. did factory reset and everything.. rooted. . Anyone know why it won't work? Is that the kernel thatshe the issues?
posted on May 25, 2015, 8:55 AM 1
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Works OK on mine with 5.0.1, Verizon.
posted on May 25, 2015, 3:20 PM 3
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Note 4 here with 5.0.1. I use my pen a lot actually, I use it to doodle up and sketch something that came to my mind. Taking notes in my job for design changes, to do some website wireframes and always while im having lunch and dont wanna get the screen dirty! Can't wait to see the future of the S-Pen..
posted on May 25, 2015, 8:58 AM 1
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The stylus really is targeted to a more minority demographic, usually in the business world, designers or specific people that need to be highly structured in what it is they do in their routine. With that said, I find highlighting text and copying to be a Godsend with the S-Pen. For most of the people, the Note 4 is just a really good phone for other reasons than the stylus.
posted on May 25, 2015, 9:14 AM 0
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I don't have a Note 4, but if I did have a digitizer stylus for my phablet, I can guarantee you, I'll be using it EVERYDAY (with OneNote), just like I currently do with my Surface Pro 2. I use my Surface Pro 2 at work as literally my logbook; keeping track of work order numbers and activities.
posted on May 25, 2015, 9:26 AM 0
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unlike note 3 every time i use internet i use it hand writing is more than awesome but i like to see it developing more than that although note 3 has the same features of note4's s pen but its some kinda heavy in use i requires to press had on the screen thats why not many ppl use it unlike note 4 which is perfect if u have the s pen of note 4 u can go back to any other flagship without s pen.
posted on May 25, 2015, 9:46 AM 0
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I use it everyday. Just not for my phone. The inventory scanners we use at work are old converted Motorolas. The screen is ridiculously small and it's a resistive touch screen. It's a pain to use my finger so I use the stylus from my Note Edge. Every once in a while I use it on my phone.
posted on May 25, 2015, 10:12 AM 0
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I do not operate my note 3 without the stylus! I use the floating keyboard with swype. I just think it is so funny seeing people who have this phone still finger pecking! I am on my second tip in 1 year. The stylus is so much skinnier than your finger. Try it! I use it so much it has a slight curve and I realized that the home button is weird to push with the stylus. That tells me even Samsung dissent think it will be used this much.
posted on May 25, 2015, 12:34 PM 1
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Love my Note Edge. I will never go back to the flat phones nor phones without a stylus.
posted on May 25, 2015, 1:58 PM 0
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Yes, I use my S pen frequently. Brilliant if I'm in a meeting and there's a white board up..I can snap a pic & annotate afterwards with the S pen. Grab someone's email address by just handing them the Note 4 and the S pen, same with phone numbers ect. I'm sure that there are million other things that it can do that I haven't used yet. Oh, yes..if I'm on a call and need to take notes whilst talking I take a note & the next time I call that number the Note that I took the last time appears....Brilliant! I'm running 5.0.1 on the international version (U.K). I've had no problems at all with anything.
posted on May 25, 2015, 8:05 PM 1
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Once you have it, even if you use the S Pen occasionally, you'll just need to get the next Note and nothing else. I just hope the Note 5 has still a removable battery and micro SD slot. It doesn't make sense if they're not there.
posted on May 25, 2015, 10:02 PM 1
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