Best Stylus for Android Phones and Tablets Android Central 2020
Whether you own a tablet or a phablet phone — or you just find a stylus easier on your hands than jamming a finger at the screen — a stylus can come in real handy for a number of reasons. We've rounded up the best universal stylus pens, but if you own a Samsung device, you'll want to opt for an S Pen specifically for your model of S Tab tablet or Galaxy Note phone.
- Fine-point stylus: Adonit Dash 3
- For the latest Samsung tablets: Samsung Tab S4 S Pen
- A genuine replacement: Samsung Note 9 S Pen
- For your Note 8: Samsung Note 8 S Pen
- Keep your Note 5 alive: Samsung Note 5 Renewed S Pen
- Best value: AmazonBasics Executive Sylus (3-pack)
- We've got some tips: Digiroot Universal Stylus
- Ergonomic design: Musemee Notier V2
The Adonit Dash 3 is a universal stylus that can be used with Android tablets and phones. It features a fine-tip point that mimics a paper-like drag.
If your Samsung tablet supports the S Pen, this is the replacement pen you should get. It's a legitimate Samsung S Pen and there's nothing better.
Replacement Galaxy Note 9 S Pens are available in the four official color configurations and are genuine products straight from Samsung.
Lost or broke your Galaxy Note 8's S Pen? Don't replace your phone until you've tried this replacement S Pen from Samsung.
For those still rocking an Note 5, you can get a renewed replacement S Pen available in black, white, or gold that's backed by Amazon's 90-day guarantee.
AmazonBasics has your best value if you own multiple tablets and want a reliable stylus to have on you whenever and wherever you need one.
The two predominant styles for universal stylus pens are fiber or disc tips. The Digiroot Universal Stylus offers both: three fiber and six discs.
There's a big different between a stylus and an S Pen
If you own a Samsung Galaxy tablet or Note smartphone you'll want to stick with Samsung's own very excellent S Pen, and we've been sure to round up the most common S Pens available. While a universal stylus would work for most uses on a Samsung tablet or Note series phone, you'd be without all the smart features that Samsung built into the S Pen and also won't be able to store the pen within the device.
If you're looking for a stylus that's a jack-of-all-trades and designed to work with Android smartphones and tablets along with any of Apple's offerings, too, we'd recommend the Adonit Dash 3 or the Digiroot Universal Stylus if you like the value of getting a bunch of replacement tips.
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