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  1. Dankees's Avatar
    I've Had My Galaxy Note 4 Nearly Three Months & I've Never Taken My S-Pen Out - What Am I Missing?
    01-13-2015 09:15 PM
  2. Jadien's Avatar
    Nothing, use your phone how you want.

    I use mine a lot: every week I take a picture of my daugter and write her age on it, I use it to navigate the UI when my hands are dirty, plus it comes in handy when browsing the internet.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    01-13-2015 09:23 PM
  3. plumcrazy's Avatar
    im on my second note and have not used the pen once. never even took it out..lol
    Dankees likes this.
    01-13-2015 09:49 PM
  4. MightyMike's Avatar
    U ever gone to FB and someone you didn't know put up something funny but you didn't want to share What they put up? Take the spen out and do an image clip. Actually I always do image clips or screen writes. Wife sends you to the store and your Not sure What kind...pull the pen out and do a screen write. Summers Eve or genric baby? Lol

    MAY THE 4 BE WITH YOU!
    01-13-2015 10:34 PM
  5. MightyMike's Avatar
    There is a thread at the end of the URL that has some neat stuff... http://forums.androidcentral.com/sho...d.php?t=480196
    The link shouldn't be active but you get a call and need to jot down a number...pull the pen out.

    MAY THE 4 BE WITH YOU!
    woohoo22 likes this.
    01-13-2015 10:37 PM
  6. MightyMike's Avatar
    Lol...thinking about this thread...do you like to write...papyrus offers an endless sheet of paper to write a novel if you like. Man...I have sooo many drawing apps. I Love the pen and use it all the time. If my hands are dirty...Not filthy just dirty...pull out the pen.

    MAY THE 4 BE WITH YOU!
    woohoo22 likes this.
    01-13-2015 10:43 PM
  7. sulla1965's Avatar
    Well its called the Note series for a reason. If your not going to use the s pen, what's the point of getting a note?
    01-13-2015 10:57 PM
  8. anon(394005)'s Avatar
    Fingerprint/smudge free screen, especially handy when your fingers/hands are dirty. Also the S-Pen is much more precise than a finger for clicking on smaller items (ex. elements on web sites) or for its hover features such as scrolling when you put it near the edge of the screen (ex. in the stock web browser, settings menu or various other apps that support it). Also pulling the S-Pen out of its silo automatically wakes the screen. It can be used on the back and recent apps capacitive buttons as well.

    Looks like you're on Verizon, see their Note 4 user manual here (S-Pen info starts on page 30): http://cache.vzw.com/multimedia/mim/...y-note4-ug.pdf

    or their simulator here: http://forums.androidcentral.com/e?l...token=DJwnt-Mh

    Air Commands:
    - Action Memo - Launch a memo and link it to actions
    - Smart Select - Draw around an area of the screen to collect content
    - Image Clip - Outline and crop images on the screen, in any shape, to share or paste
    - Screen Write - Capture screenshots and write or draw on them

    Direct Pen Input - When filling out a form field in an app (like Name or Number in Contacts), you can open a Handwriting window to allow you to write the entry with the S Pen rather than type.
    shaleem, Denisej and kellyjdrummer like this.
    01-13-2015 11:39 PM
  9. ChemMan's Avatar
    I use it to jot stuff down. It is right there on the phone, paper, well the phone is paper in the pocket all the time. Also use it for the calculator, https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...cts.calculator better than a regular calculator.

    Also can write an email or text, no tapping a pseudo keyboard.
    01-14-2015 01:33 AM
  10. the tall guy's Avatar
    There can be days when I don't use it at all - but I still feel cool pulling it out in public or when I'm with friends / family - even if it's just to browse the AC app or the web. The biggest function I use it for is drawing tbh.
    sforsyth01 and iOSConvert2k14 like this.
    01-14-2015 04:44 AM
  11. FBA's Avatar
    im on my second note and have not used the pen once. never even took it out..lol
    We have a pen?
    01-14-2015 04:57 AM
  12. The Thoroughbred's Avatar
    Well its called the Note series for a reason. If your not going to use the s pen, what's the point of getting a note?
    Because of the beautiful QHD screen, I like the look of the Note 4, its hands down the best looking phone at the moment imo, the battery life is very good, the multitasking is awesome, I do many task much much much quicker than trying to do the same task with the S-pen, if you are on Sprint then the Note has a Spark antenna and I get signal in places I didnt before like the basement and elevators.

    Who needs a S-pen, the S-pen is overrated imo.
    shaleem, SteelGator, Ken7 and 1 others like this.
    01-14-2015 08:02 AM
  13. jsgiv's Avatar
    Depending on how and what you use your Note for.. Lots..





    And... You're missing the weird smell every time you pull it out as well.. Though many may not consider that a "benefit"....

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    01-14-2015 08:35 AM
  14. Preach2k's Avatar
    I use mine for work and to get signatures. For personal use I use it for taking some notes. Sometimes I can go days without the s-pen.
    01-14-2015 08:41 AM
  15. FullAuto67's Avatar
    Depending on how and what you use your Note for.. Lots..





    And... You're missing the weird smell every time you pull it out as well.. Though many may not consider that a "benefit"....

    Posted via the Android Central App
    It's the little things, lol!!
    shaleem likes this.
    01-14-2015 08:58 AM
  16. Almeuit's Avatar
    As some have said -- nothing. If you don't use those features you aren't missing anything.
    shaleem and Ntchwaidumela like this.
    01-14-2015 10:20 AM
  17. shaleem's Avatar
    Well its called the Note series for a reason. If your not going to use the s pen, what's the point of getting a note?
    Well, maybe because it is a great phone with lots of other features besides the S Pen ....although I personally do use the s pen. Just saying.
    SteelGator likes this.
    01-14-2015 10:28 AM
  18. KahneFan's Avatar
    And... You're missing the weird smell every time you pull it out as well.. Though many may not consider that a "benefit"....
    Posted via the Android Central App
    Maybe I'm missing a use for my stylus?

    Anyway, I use mine for screen captures a lot. My Dad, while he has a "smart"phone (i5), he constantly asks me for sports scores. I'll simply cutout the score he's asking about from my score app (TheScore) and text him just that bit as apposed to a whole screenshot.
    01-14-2015 10:38 AM
  19. LegalAmerican's Avatar
    You're just diminishing the experience is all. However you wont ever feel that way or notice so it doesn't make a bit of difference honestly. I sometimes go a week without even thinking of the S pen so it's not like it's crucial for any reason, but there are many times that I've been glad I had it. I wont go into detail here because if you don't feel like you're missing anything, then you aren't.
    01-14-2015 10:44 AM
  20. ansa82's Avatar
    Well its called the Note series for a reason. If your not going to use the s pen, what's the point of getting a note?
    a high quality device with a nice big screen! !

    Posted via the Android Central App
    01-14-2015 11:04 AM
  21. sulla1965's Avatar
    a high quality device with a nice big screen! !

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Yes but Samsung started the whole big screen aspect because of the s pen. The Note is supposed to be used like a tablet, hence the term Phablet. Just seems odd how most people buy a Note, and don't even use its most distinguishing and unique feature!
    01-14-2015 11:46 AM
  22. kobe008's Avatar
    You have to at least take the pen out and smell it.
    01-14-2015 01:01 PM
  23. dpham00's Avatar
    I rarely use the s pen. But it comes in handy occasionally especially when drawing. Otherwise don't really use it.



    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4
    01-14-2015 01:42 PM
  24. LaTuFu's Avatar
    You're not missing it if you don't want to use it.

    I don't use it as often as I could, but I do use it a lot.

    I really like being able to write down an action memo on the screen--especially if it is a phone number that I need to call soon. Being able to highlight it and have it dial automatically is pretty nice.

    Taking screen shots is a whole lot easier with screen write, IMO.

    I've actually taken screen shots on a PC, and emailed them to my Note 4, and used screen write to edit the picture with some markups. Sent that edited photo to a couple of customers.

    I use S-Note all the time in meetings.

    It's been really handy in this forum, too, using it to help make "walk through" answers complete with screen shots that I wrote on.

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    01-14-2015 01:46 PM
  25. The Thoroughbred's Avatar
    Yes but Samsung started the whole big screen aspect because of the s pen. The Note is supposed to be used like a tablet, hence the term Phablet. Just seems odd how most people buy a Note, and don't even use its most distinguishing and unique feature!
    The same reason people bought the HTC One Maxx, same people that bought a Nexus 6, people dont just buy big phones for a S-pen, that is only a bonus feature with the Note 4, Not a necessity.
    01-14-2015 02:03 PM
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