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Old 09-25-2012, 01:50 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by AustinChief View Post
it actually is, I still don't understand your hate, unless you have micro-sized fingers, you simply don't have the precision a stylus offers.
For one, stylus precision is not necessary for a smart phone. That's kinda why the stylus went away back in the days of Palm devices. Second, it's not actually that precise. And from a few reviews on the Note2, people are complaining that the stylus is overcomplicated and an unnecessary gadget.

There's a reason why nearly every other mobile device has abandoned the sylus as a reliable input method.

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Samsung has labored to give its stylus many new, novel abilities, but they’re often app-specific and not that intuitive. From note-taking to pop-up windows to formulas, the S Pen and its myriad tricks are either a cornucopia of mobile functionality or a messy pile of gadgety “stuff” of limited usefulness.
http://mashable.com/2012/09/11/samsu...e-ii-hands-on/

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With the stylus, Samsung is trying to fix something that isn't broken.

And it probably wouldn't be that big of a deal if the stylus was as accurate as the old-school pen and paper method.

But it isn't.

When writing or doodling with the stylus, there's a very noticeable delay between when the tip touches the screen and when your marking appears. Yes, it's a lot more accurate than the credit card pads you sign your name on when paying at the supermarket. But the stylus still doesn't have that perfect, natural feeling of a pen and paper.

One way Samsung counters that problem is with a feature that converts your handwriting to plain text so you can copy it to an email or text message. But in my tests, it almost never worked properly. Pointless.
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