Ren, 31 Jul 2016for a 5 to 7 incher display? i say no! our side palm needs to comfortably sit aligned with the... moreI would either put my 5.7" screen Note 3 on a flat table, or hold it on my left hand and sketch. However, the double curved edges will have to be tested, with those thin metal sides. Yes, I wonder if the palm rejection will work properly.
I do have a Note 8, but I don't carry that because of the size inconvenience - I just can't carry in my pocket. 5.7" is something I can carry, like an A6 notebook. Most of the time, I just carry the Note 3, and therefore I don't have to carry two gadgets. Fits my top shirt pocket.
I even use split screen for references while I sketch. Here's an example while I had time to kill while waiting:
The s pen is the reason i bought the note 4. Most useful thing about the note line.
I remember my brother getting a Note and not realizing it had an S pen inside of it. A few weeks later he just accidentally pulled it out, liked at me and said "I bet Steve Jobs just rolled over three times in his grave...".
AnonD-541274, 31 Jul 2016Those who voted no whether they bought any Note series or not can be categorized under certain... moreYou're right for #4 - specs junkies, who want to fit in with people. They don't use the S Pen at all, and want to show off their latest purchase and tell everyone how shiny the fragile glass back is, after peeling off their protective plastic case first.
This is suppose to be a tool, not a status symbol.
Is the S-pen necessary? Of course not! Who needs an S-pen, who cares if it's the defining feature of Note series, who even thinks it makes the best stylus-phablet combo or ever uses it for precision work like notes/sketches/etc.
Amazing poll. I have some similar suggestions for your next few polls.
Is the sd slot necessary for smartphones?
Is the 3.5mm jack necessary for smartphones?
Is the battery necessary for smartphones?
Is the sim-slot necessary for smartphones?
Is a human necessary for operating smartphones?
for a 5 to 7 incher display? i say no! our side palm needs to comfortably sit aligned with the pen's tip to get a decent sketch. and i dont think most people is always on run to jot some notes. but i have to say, samsung is the best for showing full s-pen features.
The S pen is by far the single most important feature of the Note. I wouldn't bother with the Note if it had no S pen.
AnonD-126854, 31 Jul 2016Many ppl, like me, use S-pen often. Many use it seldom, but it's there when they need it. (j... moreStory is paid public feasability study by rival phone maker. Some one wants to bring out a stylus phone, probably apple , they brought out their big ugly inferior in everyway, giant bezzeled monster of a copy, but, it has no pen , so.........
okay the gimmick things in s-pen is there menu never used action memo or smart select or even screen write / but i used to have older cool feature that showd in note 3 pen app it was so great you just draw an sqaure and chosing an app / stupid samsung was limiting some apps to there own but if you are rooted than you could have all apps in pen app / right know the menu of spen is really useless / but i still enjoy s pen as its mouse when you need to mark many picture in gallery and also copy paste feature in browser
Its all about the pen, I could have upgraded to any of the other phones but I want the pen. I have to say the question seems silly as if your not bothered about the pen youd just buy the S7. I will stick with the Note 4 until they release a new Note handset.
In the old days, most of the Note 1 and 2 buyers were big screen fans and those were the phones with the biggest screens available.
Now there is no reason for a big screen fan to buy a Note, as there are too many phones with equal or even larger screens. So, the only thing left to distinguish the Notes is the S-pen. I'd guess that all Note users are-at least-regular S-pen users.
I use the S-pen a lot and I feel very constrained by the fact that I do not have many choices. It would be great if Samsung could offer the same S-pen functionality in smaller (5"-5.2") devices, for people that use the S-pen for quick notes or memos.
The one who have used Note Series will definitely know whats the power of S Pen...
This poll must have been designed by a teenager.
The poll title is: Do you love S-pen: yes/no
the actual questions are: what is better to write on the screen: stylus or a finger?
of course a stylus is better to write on a screen.
but i don't care about having a stylus in my next device.
i barely use the s-pen in my Note 4...
that's why i'm not going to upgrade to Note 7 for 850 EUR.
more likely to ZTE Axon 7 for 450 EUR (without the stylus)
I have never owned a Note (don't like big phones) but regarding the S-pen, is it not better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it?
Many ppl, like me, use S-pen often.
Many use it seldom, but it's there when they need it. (just like the airbags in the cars).
Many don't need it, as they say.
I don't understand this poll. What you wanna prove with that? That the World doesn't need Note???:):) Note is category of its own. It's GREAT and many ppl will never use other smartphone, at least until other OEM makes something like that.
Come on! We know that most of NO voters are iboys. They will be YES voters at the moment Apple copy it. (unfortunately Apple can't copy because Samsung holds the patent of non-battery Wacom pen that can be embedded)
Why don't you make poll, if the World needs iPhone??? And let's see the result!!:)
Those who voted no whether they bought any Note series or not can be categorized under certain deducted reasons:
1. They are attracted more to the Note than the S series (excluding the S Pen) in general. It's actually more of a personal taste over rational sense. It's a mix anyway.
2. They just want a bigger screen Samsung flagship if given the options to buy/choose.
3. They needed an upgrade of their old Samsung phone that happened upon the launch of a new Note series. Better buy the more recent phone, they thought.
4. Specs junkies.
Those who wants or needs (or both) the S Pen feature will find the pen as essential as the phone's existence.
I use the S-Pen on a daily basis. That's the main reason I got the Note3 in the first place. I never found any reason to upgrade since then. I was waiting for the Note7, but it seems disappointing so far.
As for curious people, I use it to sign contracts on the go. I used to get the contract by email, print it, sign it, scan it and remail it back. Took many steps and lots of equipment. Now that I can sign stuff directly on the phone, save the copy and mail it back within a few seconds, it completely changed the way I do business. It's also great when I need to make corrections in a document as it's more accurate than my finger to place the cursor somewhere on the screen.