Samsung should kill the S Pen

It's 2019 and it's time for Samsung to get rid of the S Pen...
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136 Comments

36. MsPooks

Posts: 129; Member since: Jul 08, 2019

He's obviously speaking from ignorance. Awful position to be calling people idiots from.

34. MsPooks

Posts: 129; Member since: Jul 08, 2019

Samsung puts their stylus on Tabs AND the Note, giving users choice. Even you admit that your finger can only "do it MOST." You know what can do it ALL? The S-pen.

38. VariableCheapskate

Posts: 144; Member since: May 29, 2019

Cocksucker, your name is spelled "iloveapple and surrender all human personality to the borg"

48. cmdacos

Posts: 4220; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Wait, so it makes more sense to you to use a finger (which covers more surface area on a smaller screen) on a phone then a stylus?? You seriously can't be that clueless can you?

113. Koolsharp

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 10, 2019

Yeah I guess you don't use toilet paper because you can wipe your ass with your bare fingers

118. Kainan

Posts: 6; Member since: Jul 10, 2019

Apple freak

12. Macready

Posts: 1824; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Nonsense. It's been mostly a Galaxy S with the addition of the pen at the marginal cost of some battery capacity (up to 10%) the past years. Removing the pen makes it a Galaxy S. If that's what you want, get an S. If you want an S on steroids, there's now a 5G with a bit more of everything. All your arguments have been heard since the advent of the Note series and it hasn't stopped fans from buying the Note for being what it is, rather than what others think it could or should be. Most people don't carry tablets in their pants, battery life is already good and the pen can still do many things better than fingers. And no, the Note was never the big (let alone biggest) profit driver. It started as a relative niche model (for Samsung) and remains one.

13. limporgyuk

Posts: 363; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

Clickbait nonsense article. I use my S pen everyday and I love it. Maybe Phonearena want Samsung to stop the S pen so that when Apple release a phone with a stylus, they can call it groundbreaking.

18. Valinor

Posts: 175; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

Its really the dumbest article i have read in a while. The note is for people who need/use the stylus. Otherwise buy a samsung s10+..... or ask samsung for a samsung s10 pro. Which honestly would be dumb because then the s10 line wont get the latest stuff anymore like apple is doing. Bottom line, the writer should stop complaining before you make things worse for us.

69. srgonu

Posts: 554; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Or Victor should stop reviewing and commenting on Note. If he don't know how to use Spen doesn't mean others don't.

14. Elvis358

Posts: 229; Member since: Mar 25, 2018

If there is no S pen than there is no reason for Note line! S pen is the signature of Note line!

49. Fred3

Posts: 537; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

Right we take notes with pens

16. pimpin83z

Posts: 565; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

Less than a month before the Note is announced & Phone Arena puts out an article trying to bash the Note line & of course, pointlessly bring up the Note 7 issue. Try using your time machine for good PA. The redundancy of this ignorance has become far too predictable.

17. User123456789

Posts: 926; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Without the Pen, there is no meaning of make note series. It would be just a bigger S++. I think Samsung should not have made S+ as big as note. And keep more differences. Because Note 10 Pro may be a S10 5G with S Pen . Maybe a periscope cam.

19. shiv179

Posts: 169; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

The S Pen is supported on some Samsung tablets as well. When Apple releases Apple Pencil support for the iPhone, should the Apple Pencil also die too?

27. iloveapps

Posts: 855; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

Apple support pencil on bigger screen. That’s what you called smart not some niche and useless feature on galaxy note. To think that their Fold should have s pen and Samsung refuses to do it.

31. MsPooks

Posts: 129; Member since: Jul 08, 2019

Psst...Samsung supports S-pen on tablets AND phones. THAT'S smart. Foldable screens can't house the array to support the pen.

20. Orion78

Posts: 202; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

Ummm no. Thats why we have choices. It's a good thing you don't work for Samsung.

21. vts70gr

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 13, 2016

S pen works far more accurately than a finger, battery is more than great and whoever does not like it may buy other phones. Especially the Note 9 (which I use) may be the best phone ever, notchless, unparallel camera, sound & screen quality AND the S pen!

22. cmdacos

Posts: 4220; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Nope but it's your opinion I guess. Likely you don't even have a Note which makes your opinion even more irrelevant.

23. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1569; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Everyone is entitled to an opinion but it's painfully obvious the pen was never a feature for you. Having a fine pressure sensitive tip that is detected before it touches the screen is a game changer and superior to fat finger. I've used my pen to doodle and take notes, but use it far more in daily navigation of my phone. Texting is faster, browsing the web is more enjoyable, editing photos became significantly easier in light room. Some games are easier to play as well. I will take the pen and improved user experience anyday over a larger battery that wouldn't effect how I use my device. I already get all day battery life, I don't need multiple days between charges. Why eliminate choice and remove a unique product that sells well from the market? If you don't want a pen buy a galaxy S or one of the many competitors.

25. VariableCheapskate

Posts: 144; Member since: May 29, 2019

This. I've seen actually great examples of cartooning and other artwork using a proper, fully integrated stylus. Meanwhile I'm having a chuckle at the expense of any overcompensating dork attempting to use an Apple Pencil on an iPhone.

28. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1569; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

On a side note if Samsung did drop the S Pen I would probably drop Samsung and would for sure go for a much cheaper phone. It's the one feature that still justifies the cost for me.

29. Eprius

Posts: 7; Member since: Jan 22, 2018

I highly doubt Samsung will kill the S Pen. I use it everyday and without it I'll shop for a different phone. Samsung has been making their phones bigger while making the processors thinner. They also know what clients held this phone caters to and have released it around the time iPhones come out. They charge a premium price for a truly premium phone that is catered to a professional who needs the pen on the go.

30. MsPooks

Posts: 129; Member since: Jul 08, 2019

Article summary: "I only use my phone for Facebook, and I don't need a pen for that.

32. baldilocks

Posts: 1516; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Ton of space. Yeah, ok.

35. LawnBoy

Posts: 192; Member since: Feb 23, 2019

Make the phone thicker. Problems solved.

37. talon95

Posts: 1000; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

This post should self destruct. It's too stupid to be on the internet.

39. irakliv

Posts: 6; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Samsung should merge “+” series with the “Note series. Oh, and while we’re dreaming, why not get rid of that useless, exhausting edge screen tech and focus on battery not loosing charge exactly after 2 months of use?

40. shawman

Posts: 63; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

Samsung has premium phones without S-Pen. Galaxy S series and now even Fold(if they can get it released). Keep the Note with S Pen for sure. Its selling enough to make it relevant. Samsung also has added many features including ultra capacitor battery, almost like a remote etc. I wish they would make it slightly thicker and smaller so that battery can be bigger. Phones are getting ridiculously huge. S10e is the perfect size.

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