I definitely love the S-pen's functionality and added features. It's what makes the Note series special and can't be imitated by the Chinese and even by LG with their passive pen.
I'm in with the S-Pen but like it better on larger screens like the Tab A (which I am planning to buy). Hope to see the Tab S3 later this year with an S-Pen included.
Cell, 31 Jul 2016S Pen is a must have. Sometimes essential in web browsing. Where drop down menus are. Hoover t... moreWell I still have the finger hover view with the Note 3. Samsung took that out so we have to use the S Pen.
I have note 4 and I don't use its pen. I did in March - I bought it when my previous s3 died after 3+ years of faithful service. But then I had to use my mobile in a bus and as usual used the pen which is pretty stupid in such a place. It didn't work so well. A nice person sitting next to me managed to catch my pen for me while my mobile fell on my knees and I was lucky it didn't fall on the floor. That was the last time I used the pen and now I no longer need it. Fingers work, too - and it's safer for me AND my mobile. I bought it in a shop (full price, no contract) so I don't think I can afford another mobile this year with or without a contract if it's broken or dead.
More like, what do you need from a phone? In phone you got more things that you will probably ever use, and note got the most(camera button excluding). Do not know like you, but I did grow up learning alphabet using pen(writing) and not computer/?. Shame there is no new note tablet flagship from samsung, maybe later this year, pen androids from samsung are way cheaper than that from microsoft/apple.
if u dont need the pen then get the 7. simple. if u do need the pen get the note. simple
Features and functional could be done by apps and finger. S-pen could be more precision than finger.
The S-pen and Note, there are size problem, Tiny Pen and Tiny Screen.
Firmware size is Bulky, Ram size require is higher than usual.
When i was using the note, i used to use the S Pen most of the times. After switching over to iPhone, the only thing i missed was the SPen
S Pen is a must have. Sometimes essential in web browsing. Where drop down menus are. Hoover the s-pen above the menu and it will open. Can`t do that with finger. And also S note writing with pen is more easy ect...
AnonD-125218, 31 Jul 2016For the last 5 generations S line was only around 5 inch.. so people had to buy the note serie... moreAnd let's not forget those who buy this as a show off device without ever needing the S Pen...
Note series is a tool, not jewelry.
The screen off writing feature they added to the note 5 made it extra useful. Not having to load up the note app or turning the phone on is amazing.
For the last 5 generations S line was only around 5 inch.. so people had to buy the note series for a 5.7 inch flagship.. even if they didn't need the s-pen. This year it's different.. they have the s7 edge almost similar to the size of note.. this year note series will be bought by majority of those who need the s-pen..
THe whole point of a Note is the pen. Other than that it is just a similar device to Samsung's S line.
I didn't get a Note last year because I'm in the UK and Samsung didn't bother with us. I did NOT want an S6 Edge that they somehow thought would be appropriate for us. Daft, I call it.
I won't buy anything without pen since it's a big part of my paperless workflow and I'm always having to note or diagram something down. Samsung Galaxy Note is the original and king of pen phablets.
I like the S pen for taking notes and only for that. It comes very handy when you need to script something in a hurry and you want to keep it saved. I am more attracted though to the fairly big screen and the better hardware of the Note Series.
I vote for the S Pen. My Nvidia Shield works really well with the stylus so looking forward to getting the Note 7 with S Pen. Sometimes I type badly due to large thumbs so the pen is an ace idea, plus I enjoy drawing now and then.
Love the S-Pen. I use it daily on my Note5, just as I did on each of my previous Note devices, and just as I will on all of my future purchases of Note devices. Its features and convenience far outweigh any of the silly reasons that people come up with as to why they think it's unnecessary.
As a bonus, almost exclusively using it keeps my screen free of oils, residue, and fingerprint smudges.
It is safe to say that the S-Pen is here to stay.