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    Default Does Lack of Use of the S-Pen Defeat the Purpose Behind the Note 2?

    I really like my Note 2 but find I've hardly used the S-Pen since I got it. I've been using the Note 2 for about three months and would guess I've pulled out the S-Pen less than a half dozen times.

    I'm sure I'm in the minority (maybe not) but I've talked to two other friends who are Note 2 users and they say the same thing about their lack of S-Pen usage as well.

    So the question, or questions are...

    1. Does not using the S-Pen on a regular basis somehow defeat the purpose or idea behind the Note 2?

    2. If you're a regular user of the S-Pen, what sorts of things are you using it for?
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    Default Re: Does Lack of Use of the S-Pen Defeat the Purpose Behind the Note 2?

    1. No, its still the best phone out there.

    2. I use it for drawing in s note, surfing the web (some sites have tiny buttons), and texting with handwriting. It can replace anything your finger does and the gestures for back and menu are helpful to increase your speed with it
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    Default Re: Does Lack of Use of the S-Pen Defeat the Purpose Behind the Note 2?

    I use it to surf the internet when I'm lounging around. It is much more precise than my fat fingers.

    I use it the most for making lists or to make will notes. Basically, anything you would have written on paper before, you can now replace with your Note 2.

    I coach football, and I am constantly doodling plays in my free time.

    Even without the S pen, this phone is great! No other phone matches the screen size and processing speed of the Note 2.

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    Default Re: Does Lack of Use of the S-Pen Defeat the Purpose Behind the Note 2?

    Quote Originally Posted by bdbear68 View Post
    I use it the most for making lists or to make will notes. Basically, anything you would have written on paper before, you can now replace with your Note 2.
    Yeah, that's about all I find myself using it for - to create quick lists that I don't intend on keeping.

    Example, we're ordering take out, I'll jot down the family's order on the Note and then call it in.
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    Default Re: Does Lack of Use of the S-Pen Defeat the Purpose Behind the Note 2?

    I use the pen to write obscene notes on pictures, then send them to my friends

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    Default Re: Does Lack of Use of the S-Pen Defeat the Purpose Behind the Note 2?

    You should take it out and play with it more (pun intended) at first I didn't really use it either but since I have been playing with my phone and discovering all of the little things it can do I have been using it more and more.
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    Default Re: Does Lack of Use of the S-Pen Defeat the Purpose Behind the Note 2?

    I love using it for web browsing and just playing on the phone. It seems to make it a little easier to use.
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    Default Re: Does Lack of Use of the S-Pen Defeat the Purpose Behind the Note 2?

    No, I don't think so at all.

    I personally rarely use my S Pen. I want to use it more, but really with the way I use my device I can't really incorporate its usage. Do I think my Note 2 is a waste because I don't use the S Pen? I got the Note 2 due to the specifications and the screen. It's a lot faster than my iPhone 4 and while other phones have similar specifications they don't have the screen size. I love the how much room I have to view the web, photos, etc.
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    Default Re: Does Lack of Use of the S-Pen Defeat the Purpose Behind the Note 2?

    It's still a great phone with or without the s pen. I do use it though. I have only had the phone a week and I make lists, use it on the web, sign documents and I love cutting articles or pictures and emailing or texting them. S pen is a great tool. It's a matter of remembering to use it.

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    Default Re: Does Lack of Use of the S-Pen Defeat the Purpose Behind the Note 2?

    I use it for taking quick notes, drawing diagrams, and navigating my remote desktop. I am a database application designer and is great for when you're on the phone with a client and you need to jot things down or diagram your ideas as you talk.
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    Default Re: Does Lack of Use of the S-Pen Defeat the Purpose Behind the Note 2?

    1. No

    2 . Notes

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    Default Re: Does Lack of Use of the S-Pen Defeat the Purpose Behind the Note 2?

    I still use the s Pen like the s note, handwriting, other thing. I would use the s Pen more if more games add support for it. I found angry bird is great with s pen while other game that use swiping don't have s pen support like temple Run 2. If more game add more support on stylus then I would use it often on the games

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    Default Re: Does Lack of Use of the S-Pen Defeat the Purpose Behind the Note 2?

    Does the S Pen risk scratching the screen at all? My Motorola Stylus for the Xyboard left several tiny micro scratches on my tablet. Only noticeable in bright lighting but annoying.

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    Default Re: Does Lack of Use of the S-Pen Defeat the Purpose Behind the Note 2?

    Imported Crayon Physics DLX from the OG Note and I'm having a whale of a time. It's a novelty for me to goof around with on screen caps and pictures and such.

    The Note 2 is the only current game in the Samsung Galaxy series that doesn't have a pentile display.

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    Default Re: Does Lack of Use of the S-Pen Defeat the Purpose Behind the Note 2?

    i find more and more i often pull out the spen to turn the phone on and bypass the unlock screen and go directly into notes, texting, email, whatever.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eclipse2K View Post
    Does the S Pen risk scratching the screen at all? My Motorola Stylus for the Xyboard left several tiny micro scratches on my tablet. Only noticeable in bright lighting but annoying.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note II using Tapatalk 2.
    No, it won't scratch the screen, but I've heard if you have a screen protector it might scratch the screen protector.
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    Default Re: Does Lack of Use of the S-Pen Defeat the Purpose Behind the Note 2?

    Quote Originally Posted by friendscatdied View Post
    Imported Crayon Physics DLX from the OG Note and I'm having a whale of a time. It's a novelty for me to goof around with on screen caps and pictures and such.

    The Note 2 is the only current game in the Samsung Galaxy series that doesn't have a pentile display.

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    They switch it out because of color reason, I believe. I remember somewhere in the news saying that Samsung is not going to use their pentile technology, but still using super AMOLED. And it show crisper picture than pentile

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    Default Re: Does Lack of Use of the S-Pen Defeat the Purpose Behind the Note 2?

    Quote Originally Posted by blitz118 View Post
    No, it won't scratch the screen, but I've heard if you have a screen protector it might scratch the screen protector.
    I use a Flip Cover so no screen protector for me.
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    Default Re: Does Lack of Use of the S-Pen Defeat the Purpose Behind the Note 2?

    Quote Originally Posted by blitz118 View Post
    No, it won't scratch the screen, but I've heard if you have a screen protector it might scratch the screen protector.
    Depends on the screen protector. A soft screen protector will get indents, not necessarily scratches. You just need to get a high quality one like from Spigen SGP or ZAGG. Spigen SGP have a few different protectors so you want to make sure you get the one that works with the S Pen. As for ZAGG, it goes on soft with a wet application so if you don't leave it time to dry (24-48 hrs) then it will indent with the S Pen. If you leave it enough time you won't indent it with the S Pen.
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    Default Re: Does Lack of Use of the S-Pen Defeat the Purpose Behind the Note 2?

    The s-pen is like another button activated by hovering you pen over the screen. For example, websites with dropdown menus. IF you hover the pen over it the menu will drop down which was hard to do/ impossible to do with just your fingers because your fingers have only one input, to press/select. Also, this makes it ideal when you are using splashtop or any VNC app where your computer mouse cursor actually FOLLOWS where you hover your pen. It makes everything so much easier that way.
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    Default Re: Does Lack of Use of the S-Pen Defeat the Purpose Behind the Note 2?

    there are games that the spen works really cool with. I play Draw Stickman Epic, basically a bunch of missions(where I have to draw objects and stuff) that I have to do to save my friend who is captured by a King. Its addicting!
    Have you heard about the GN2, yea it's awesome! (^_^)
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    Default Re: Does Lack of Use of the S-Pen Defeat the Purpose Behind the Note 2?

    I was thinking about this the other day. I never use the pen hehe. I just love the phone. So it's perfect for me regardless. :-)
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    Default Re: Does Lack of Use of the S-Pen Defeat the Purpose Behind the Note 2?

    I just love when someone calls and then somewhere in the conversation asks if I have pen and paper handy...

    S pen out, popup note comes up, and since I usually talk on it using bt or earbuds, I just jot it down

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    Default Re: Does Lack of Use of the S-Pen Defeat the Purpose Behind the Note 2?

    i very much liked the hover dropdown feature of SPen.But i really wanted the Sbutton to be used as button for clicking the hover selected menu(or highlighted link).This can significantly avoid touching on the screen while browsing the internet.i dono anyone knows any software that can use this functionality.
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    Default Re: Does Lack of Use of the S-Pen Defeat the Purpose Behind the Note 2?

    I find the S-Pen to come in handy if my hands are dirty and I don't want to touch the screen. Or if I'm browsing the net. It works great for previews of web pages ect...

    I find that if I'm sitting at a desk or table I use the S-Pen most.

    But even if you hardly ever use the S-Pen I think it's a great thing to have. I find if I want to be very productive on my Note 2 the S-Pen can help allot. You just need to use it for a while and see how it works best for you.

    I think one of the main things I use it for is taking fast notes during a call, text or if I don't have a pen and paper. It's come in handy several times for that kind of thing.

    I would say it's also great for post processing an image I want to share. There's a great app I use called pixlr express that's great for post processing using the S-Pen as well as photo shop touch.

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