Poll results: How often do you use the S Pen stylus of your Galaxy Note 3?

Poll results: How often do you use the S Pen stylus of your Galaxy Note 3?
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has been out on the market for about six months already, that's why we asked its hopefully owners, about the frequency of their S Pen stylus usage. 

Given the new Air Command navigation wheel, the upgraded pressure sensitivity, as well as the proliferation of S Pen-tailored apps in the Play Store, one would think that the stylus on the Note 3 would receive more love than the one on the Note II, for instance. 

Alas, that would be largely incorrect, as, in comparison with our poll on the Note/Note II stylus, a smaller percentage of you responded that they are using their stylus on a regular basis - 22.34% versus 31.55%  last year. In addition, more than a third of the respondents have barely taken the stylus out of its silo for anything, except maybe showing it off in front of friends and family. Last year, just 22% said they've left the stylus to gather dust in the lower right corner of the phone. Still, in both polls, over 40% are using the S Pen every now and then, which bodes well for its usefulness in those future iterations of the Note line.

How often do you use the S Pen stylus of your Samsung Galaxy Note 3? (2014)

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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Galaxy Note 3
  • Display 5.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 3200 mAh(21h 3G talk time)



1. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Believe it or not, I use the S-Pen here and there, but definitely more than I thought I would use... lol The more I use it the more handy it becomes... It's actually fantastic.

6. maherk

Posts: 6939; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Most of those who voted No don't even own a Note phone, they voted to backup their future arguments that the S-pen is useless.

8. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

+1 You are SO right. lolololololololololololololololol

9. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

meh i just dont use it that much. Granted my note 3 sees limited use anyways, but it is far from a 'must' have for me. On a 8" or 12" etc tablet, maybe, but i can type faster than i write on the spen. I can see its usefulness however for apps that would benefit from it, like photo touch up is much nicer with a pen.

14. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

You're completely right, but there is another side of the coin and that is those who dont have it but they are Samsung lovers, so they vote in its favor. P.S: I didn't vote because I don't have Note3, peace.

18. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Lol doubt it.

24. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

lol so people that don't have the note and don't like it will vote no definitely but people that don;t have one and want one won't vote yes not a very strong argument ps didn't vote either !

27. TheGenius

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

Finally .. someone who speaks english.! Ladies and gentlemen... the wise has spoken.!

30. Furbal unregistered

use it everday (work) on my 10.1 2014 edition, never used it on my note 3 when I had it.

2. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012


3. anirudhshirsat97

Posts: 408; Member since: May 24, 2011

why are you shouting? chill, life's good.

28. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013


4. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Hey man it's all personal taste. Remember the Galaxy Note 3 came out BEFORE the LG G Pro 2. Whomever wanted the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 probably already got it by now. Now If I were on the market for a phablet, my only 2 choices would be the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 & the LG G Pro 2. If you want the ULTIMATE in productivity the Note 3 wins (S-Pen can do amazing things)... If you want EPIC photo's the LG G Pro 2 wins... See it's all PERSONAL choice...

5. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

If I had the extra money laying around I would have bought a Note 3 a long time ago, the G Pro 2 just isn't up to par with other announcements as of late.

7. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Yeah bit that 5.9 inch screen & that camera are FREAKING EPIC... +1

10. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

lol **BUT** I swipe too fast. lol

17. ePoch270

Posts: 193; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

You wouldn't have made that mistake if you had used a Note 3 with its stylus!

19. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

lol You maybe right... lol +1

25. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

What up SAE! You ever try to go from a swipe capable device to one that isn't? it feels kinda like going from a motorcycle to a bike, no disrespect to those of you with those devices. But it really is true what they say, "Once you start swiping, you really hate typing". (Totally made that sh!t up, it sounded good in my head.)

11. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Wonder how many non-users voted just to mess with the poll.

12. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I certainly didn't. I find this interesting an look forward to how far note goes with it in the future as well.

13. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Lol look 2825 voters(trolls) i bet most of them are samsung/android haters or the moro*nic lumia fans with their sh@ty 1520. If the poll doesnt have any relation to you and your device dont vote.

15. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

And yet completely ignore how many people that dont have the device, and voted yes because they think they would use such a feature. What we have here is a common droid worrier

23. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

This guy is constantly coming to WP article's bashing, and speaking negatively, about WP... Look at his attitude.. Heck, look at his profile picture... Probably not someone who had a proper....

22. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

So, you're actually calling someone a troll! .............. What exactly is it you do on a lot of WP articles?..... I know you're not calling someone a troll.. .............. look at your comment above.. Doesn't sound like someone who respect's others platforms of choice, and even Android fans can see that you're a hatter... "Moronic Lumia fans and their $hiti 1520".... Yeah, that doesn't sound like a troll..... .................... Go ahead, troll yourself out of this one...

16. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

I haven't used the S Pen on my Notes a lot in the past, but it sure is handy when I do need it. Go Note, or go home.

20. decent4u

Posts: 75; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Even by IGNORING the people who do not own the NOTE and the TROLLS there are almost 65% people who use the S Pen. I think the S pen only became useful with the Note 3.

21. GeekMovement unregistered


26. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

I think many people don't realize how handy it is because they don't make an effort to use it. Some even forget it's there. I love it for texting, typing emails, playing games, etc, etc. It's not for everyone, but it really is a standout feature for many of us and at this point I can't see myself buying another device unless it has an integrated stylus. You other manufactures had better start thinking about including them with all of your Note competitors.

29. Tazer2365

Posts: 52; Member since: Jul 28, 2012

Remember what Steve Jobs once said at the iPhone unveiling in 2007, " a stylus? Who needs a stylus? You put it in and then pull it out and then you lose them. Yuck."

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