Galaxy Note owners: do you use the stylus?

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Samsung is tipped to announce its follow-up to the Galaxy Note, the company's surprisingly successful smartphone of last year. While we try and pin-point the secret to the success of the Samsung "phablet" (half phone, half tablet), we want to ask Note owners whether you use the stylus or not. If you don't own a Note, but you're considering one, is the stylus a major draw-card?

The Galaxy Note with the S-Pen stylus.
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Do you use the stylus on the Galaxy Note?

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It'd be fair to say that the Note has had its share of detractors among the tech community, with many questioning its uncomfortable size. Almost everyone we showed the Note to during our review slid it into their pockets first, convinced that it wouldn't fit. But Samsung has had the last laugh, with over 10 million units shipped worldwide. Impressively, these sales have remained steady throughout the year, with 5 million sales announced in March, the figure doubling before Samsung reported again in August.

There's definitely something about the Note that has caught people's attention, but we're guessing it isn't the inclusion of the S-Pen stylus and Samsung's memo-making software. You might remember that I wrote a forlorn post, wishing the Note farewell when I returned it to Samsung after our review. In it, I said that I liked using the stylus for playing games like Draw Something, but now that I don't play those game anymore, would I still use it?

We're especially interested to hear from people who make use of the S-Memo app. Do you find it useful? Do you use it regularly? Or do you just love the Note because it has a huge screen? Let us know in the comments below.



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troyhulm posted a comment   

I use both the stylus

 

Will1505 posted a comment   

I find the stylus handy for web browsing, mainly because of the large screen and high pixel density, things can come up small but still readable. The stylus is hanging for tapping those tiny links that are harder to get with a finger.
I also find the stylus handy for some apps. I only ever use the s-memo to draw pictures of things to try and visualise to some people what i'm saying or something i use it to take down measurements and what not.

 

BrianC5 posted a comment   

I use the S-Memo and the pen to teach my son Maths. Save lots of paper. I also use the pen to annotate PDF files using the Adobe Reader Mobile.

 

Dunners posted a comment   
Australia

I use S-Memo alot, every time i use the pen, it's just quicker and easier. Apart fron the occasional screenshot feature, i don't use the pen.

But i have noticed i have started taking alot of notes thoughout my day, something i never used to do.

 

Dunners posted a reply   
Australia

*apart from memos and the ...

 

Mooza posted a comment   

I use the pen regularly. Great for taking notes. Don't use the s-memo stuff too often though.




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