Poll results: Are Samsung's Galaxy Note II and its magic S Pen real innovation or a gimmick?

Poll results: Are Samsung's Galaxy Note II and its magic S Pen real innovation or a gimmick?
Last week, we were swamped with events, new features and products, but even with so many new devices released, the Samsung Galaxy Note II phablet, with its distinct 5.5-inch screen towers above them both physically and in terms of pure hardware.

Samsung has done a great job on keeping the device at its current dimensions but still increasing the screen, adding a more capable processor and overall polishing the experience.

The one thing that surprised us about the Samsung Galaxy Note II and its unveiling, though, was the huge focus Samsung laid on the S Pen. The Note II tablet is now slightly bigger and more comfortable to hold, but also deeper integrated into the platform, with added new features like hovering over emails or images to see more of them.

Those are all great features and much appreciated by artists and creatives, but we wondered whether they really deserve to be in the big spotlight or should Samsung focus on highlighting the hardware advancements rather than the S Pen. And that’s why we asked you how you feel about the new S Pen - is it the kind of true innovation you want to see Samsung highlight and focus on, or do you feel this is more of a gimmick and would prefer to see more focus on things like the processor and the screen.

The results are in and the majority of you love the S Pen, and do consider it to be a great example of true innovation. Nearly 68% of voters loved the innovation in styluses Samsung brings, while only 32% thought chips, cameras and the like are more important.

Some of you suggested that the S Pen should get integrated all across Samsung’s new lineup and others pointed out that the Koreans took technology that was widely in use and made it much better. Can’t argue with that, can you?


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GALAXY Note II
  • Display 5.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1600 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3100 mAh(16h 3G talk time)

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42 Comments

1. Jphones

Posts: 256; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

It is true innoovation they made stylus cool and useful. iPin coming soon we patent the shape of pins

18. whysoserious

Posts: 318; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

I dunno but judging by the two thumbs down you got, some people thinks a smaller-pin dock connector is much more innovative than s-pen.lol! But don't get me wrong, I totally agree with you.

36. DonkeySauce

Posts: 194; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

It can't be real innovation if it wasn't made by Apple - (sarcasm)

2. D.Aceveda

Posts: 432; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

It makes playing Draw Something so much better

3. CharlieAtInfinity

Posts: 253; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

makes it a hell lot easier to take quick notes... i like it!!

4. BobleDom

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 10, 2012

With this result, we can concluded that PhoneArena is full of fandroids. It's just a stylus. There's no new innovation or special. Pathetic

6. Adithya7184 unregistered

those 1081 votes are not from phonearena..lol...you have lots of things to learn baby!!

8. BobleDom

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 10, 2012

You must be new here.

10. Adithya7184 unregistered

i m not a newbie here.....using phonearena for more than a year....i know you are new to this site...don't show it off okay?.....

12. E.A.David

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 10, 2012

Look at the post on 4th September. PhoneArena post up the poll. There's a lot of readers reading PhoneArena as well

16. Adithya7184 unregistered

i agree....but not 1081 votes.

23. The_Godfather

Posts: 196; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

@BobleDom:- Then get a life...!!!

32. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

its not juts a stylus, bu I guess you may never actually understand

34. fervid

Posts: 183; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Yes, round corners is so much more cutting edge technology...what was I thinking loving my spen and how it makes my life 10x easier than any phone I've ever owned or used.

5. tedkord

Posts: 17295; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It's innovative because it does more than a stylus.

7. Shino

Posts: 196; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

Well, it is a Samsung. Better say something nice or nothing. So...nothing:)

9. BobleDom

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 10, 2012

Samsung has now officially turned Samsung users into mindless sheep. It's the circle of idiocy.

11. Adithya7184 unregistered

with this result, all the samsung haters are f*cked off.....

14. E.A.David

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 10, 2012

I pity your kind.

13. stole38

Posts: 14; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

one word , delusional.

15. darkvadervip

Posts: 366; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

I thought the HTC flyer starter with the S pen first

19. Gaytor

Posts: 51; Member since: Sep 09, 2012

In Bangladesh ( a country bordering India ) and an absolute fan of the Note. I always wanted a phone that size. Love the stylus and in moments of high stress when i dont feel like using the finger in tight corners, the stylus does it! Apple sucks becaise of the Apple ID requirement and the need to go ituning and give credit number, learn to how tp do itune without credit card which. why cant they just simply allow free download without credit number? Dumb control freaks. 1 month and the ipad lies around unused ofcourse having the glorious Note just makes ipad redundant because Note rulz!

20. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Whether it's samsung's gimmick or innovation with the note 2, it's better than being cheated with fake photos and videos. Right nokia?

24. E.A.David

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 10, 2012

Better than false advertising. S beam doesn't work at all

26. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

it works just not very well

21. Savage unregistered

A simple stylus would be a plastic stick with no other function than tapping on the screen. Apple made stylus phones useless in 2007, Samsung made them useful again. They redesigned it, made it usable and it is more functional than a plastic stick. So yes, it is innovative.

25. shimshim

Posts: 18; Member since: Jul 04, 2012

where is my damn vote !

30. champ_vl

Posts: 44; Member since: Aug 31, 2012

If it was iPen, it would have been innovative but unfortunately it is called S Pen so...it's gimmick. Righ, Apple?

31. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

I applaud Samsung for innovative products and bringing services and happiness to it's android lineup. In my world Samsung is android and there no product on the market better period. I own the current Galaxy S3 had the Galaxy Nexus and will getting the Galaxy Note 2 when launched on Tmobile day one. Software wise nobody beats Samsung. They push innovation 2gb of ram, pop up player, smart stay dam it's endless what the Galaxy lines are capable of. Apple wish they could provide this much innovative solutions to it flock of uneducated simpleton's who have no knowledge of technology.

33. redsox420

Posts: 90; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

@ BobleDom. LMAO.. OK.. I used iJunk before, in the way of the 3g and then the 4.. Big Fruity hasn't innovated since the 1st incarnation of the iPhoney, stolen tech from others. Big Fruity will have its major win tossed out. You can't patent a square with rounded corners. You can't patent a rectangle with rounded corners. Sorry Boble. I am a HAPPY Fandroid. Why? Because I can control MY user interface, complete customization without having to jailbreak my phone to get to do what I want it to do. Big Fruity controls your A: Apps you can use. B: You phone is property of Big Fruity. After all THEY own every piece of content YOU buy.. Don't believe me, just ask John McClane. "Yippee-ki-yay" .. Big Fruity will be TOAST when He does with them!

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