Samsung's Galaxy Note series is iconic for a lot of different reasons, but perhaps its biggest differentiating factor is the S Pen.

The S Pen has seen a laundry list of improvements since the original Galaxy Note debuted in 2011, including a sturdier design, increased pressure sensitivity, and plenty of new software features.

There's no denying that the S Pen is convenient to have, but do people really use it all that often? According to the majority of our forum members, the answer is a resounding "Yes!"


I use it for almost all interaction with the phone. Fingers too big and imprecise. The handwriting recognition works quite well most of the time too.


All day, every day. Type with it, dial with it, scroll with it, use the calculator with it, write, draw, annotate, select/copy/paste text and images, "smart" select, magnify, etc., etc. But most importantly I use the original S Note/Action Memo app. I think that's a big divide in S Pen users as well. For those who came to the Note series with the N7 or 8 and unfortunately were introduced to...


I don't use it every single day, but when I use it for notes and documents at work I'm soooo grateful to have it. I won't say I'll NEVER switch to a phone that doesn't have a pen, but it's going to take one hell of an amazing phone to pull me away from it.


On the flip side, however, there are some Note 8 owners that still aren't convinced the S Pen is the bee's knees.


I don't use it all that much. Last night was the first time in weeks. To be honest, the S-pen wasn't a selling point for me. It was the overall quality of the phone. The Note 8 is a really good phone with or without the S-pen.


Now, we want to hear from you – If you've got a Galaxy Note 8, how often do you use the S Pen?

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