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Topic # 111614 8-Nov-2012 23:02
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Hi,

I need to get a phone for my wife who has quite bad hands, she gets on very well with my Nokia 5800 which is a resistive touch screen with a stylus .. problem was techie doofus here switched her to Telecom under the assumption the Nokia worked on it (ie I shoved my Telecom SIM into it and it worked fine .. at home ... there are a few/some/many places about that use a frequency the Nokia can't see, like Henderson mall).

So can anyone recommend a touchscreen phone that comes with a stylus (preferably a stylus that slots into the phone) and works on Telecom.

Thanks!




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  Reply # 714438 8-Nov-2012 23:09
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Note 2 comes with a stylus, very nice phone too if you like 'em BIG.  Supports all the right frequencies for Telecom.



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  Reply # 714439 8-Nov-2012 23:12
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The Galaxy Note 2, aka best phone ever made for anyone who can hurdle the (not insubstantial) hurdle of its size. It's not a capacitive stylus though, but a Wacom digitiser, which is so much more awesome.




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  Reply # 714440 8-Nov-2012 23:13
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Mark: Hi,

I need to get a phone for my wife who has quite bad hands, she gets on very well with my Nokia 5800 which is a resistive touch screen with a stylus .. problem was techie doofus here switched her to Telecom under the assumption the Nokia worked on it (ie I shoved my Telecom SIM into it and it worked fine .. at home ... there are a few/some/many places about that use a frequency the Nokia can't see, like Henderson mall).

So can anyone recommend a touchscreen phone that comes with a stylus (preferably a stylus that slots into the phone) and works on Telecom.

Thanks!


You can buy a stylus for any capacitive display for about $2 from deal extreme, and they work well. Does have quite a thick tip though, so not sure if you can buy one with a thinner tip.

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  Reply # 714445 8-Nov-2012 23:31
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mattwnz:
Mark: Hi,

I need to get a phone for my wife who has quite bad hands, she gets on very well with my Nokia 5800 which is a resistive touch screen with a stylus .. problem was techie doofus here switched her to Telecom under the assumption the Nokia worked on it (ie I shoved my Telecom SIM into it and it worked fine .. at home ... there are a few/some/many places about that use a frequency the Nokia can't see, like Henderson mall).

So can anyone recommend a touchscreen phone that comes with a stylus (preferably a stylus that slots into the phone) and works on Telecom.

Thanks!


You can buy a stylus for any capacitive display for about $2 from deal extreme, and they work well. Does have quite a thick tip though, so not sure if you can buy one with a thinner tip.


Ewww. Wacom digitiser FTW. The 'stylus' in the Note 2 is deeply integrated into the system, has ~1000 levels of pressure sensitivity, and has a tip you can actually use to do stuff (honestly what is the point of a fat-tipped stylus?).

To the OP: Has she tried phones without a stylus? Most of us get on fine these days without them - does she have some specific use-case scenario, or is she maybe hung up on them for no particular reason?




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  Reply # 714450 9-Nov-2012 00:17
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mattwnz:
Mark: Hi,

I need to get a phone for my wife who has quite bad hands, she gets on very well with my Nokia 5800 which is a resistive touch screen with a stylus .. problem was techie doofus here switched her to Telecom under the assumption the Nokia worked on it (ie I shoved my Telecom SIM into it and it worked fine .. at home ... there are a few/some/many places about that use a frequency the Nokia can't see, like Henderson mall).

So can anyone recommend a touchscreen phone that comes with a stylus (preferably a stylus that slots into the phone) and works on Telecom.

Thanks!


You can buy a stylus for any capacitive display for about $2 from deal extreme, and they work well. Does have quite a thick tip though, so not sure if you can buy one with a thinner tip.


Ewww. Wacom digitiser FTW. The 'stylus' in the Note 2 is deeply integrated into the system, has ~1000 levels of pressure sensitivity, and has a tip you can actually use to do stuff (honestly what is the point of a fat-tipped stylus?).

To the OP: Has she tried phones without a stylus? Most of us get on fine these days without them - does she have some specific use-case scenario, or is she maybe hung up on them for no particular reason?


It is very good for things like suduko, or getting more accuracy than you can get from your finger. I find them really good, and it is soft to the screen.

Sure the note 2 has a wacom stylus, with all the pressure settings etc, and I have got a wacon on my desktop. But I can't really see the point of that sort of accuracy on a phone/ tiny tablet, especially the pressure side of things. I think it is still early days for that technology on a tablet, as character recognition is still quite slow. I hope apple may advance that side of things like they did with touch screen, as stylus integration is still quite clunky.

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  Reply # 714456 9-Nov-2012 01:22
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NZtechfreak:
mattwnz:
Mark: Hi,

I need to get a phone for my wife who has quite bad hands, she gets on very well with my Nokia 5800 which is a resistive touch screen with a stylus .. problem was techie doofus here switched her to Telecom under the assumption the Nokia worked on it (ie I shoved my Telecom SIM into it and it worked fine .. at home ... there are a few/some/many places about that use a frequency the Nokia can't see, like Henderson mall).

So can anyone recommend a touchscreen phone that comes with a stylus (preferably a stylus that slots into the phone) and works on Telecom.

Thanks!


You can buy a stylus for any capacitive display for about $2 from deal extreme, and they work well. Does have quite a thick tip though, so not sure if you can buy one with a thinner tip.


Ewww. Wacom digitiser FTW. The 'stylus' in the Note 2 is deeply integrated into the system, has ~1000 levels of pressure sensitivity, and has a tip you can actually use to do stuff (honestly what is the point of a fat-tipped stylus?).

To the OP: Has she tried phones without a stylus? Most of us get on fine these days without them - does she have some specific use-case scenario, or is she maybe hung up on them for no particular reason?


It is very good for things like suduko, or getting more accuracy than you can get from your finger. I find them really good, and it is soft to the screen.

Sure the note 2 has a wacom stylus, with all the pressure settings etc, and I have got a wacon on my desktop. But I can't really see the point of that sort of accuracy on a phone/ tiny tablet, especially the pressure side of things. I think it is still early days for that technology on a tablet, as character recognition is still quite slow. I hope apple may advance that side of things like they did with touch screen, as stylus integration is still quite clunky.


How much time have you spent using a Note 2?




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  Reply # 714503 9-Nov-2012 09:06
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Hmmm .. maybe I should have put in a requirement for the phone to be in the realms of reality ? ;-)

She's only 50kg, the Note 2 is going to be bigger than her!! :-)

somehting that'll fit in a handbag and not break my bank account would be better, doesn't have to be the latest/greatest/shiniest/newest toy.




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  Reply # 714531 9-Nov-2012 09:41
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It would also help narrow things down if you specified what you wanted to spend.

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  Reply # 714543 9-Nov-2012 10:07
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Mark: Hmmm .. maybe I should have put in a requirement for the phone to be in the realms of reality ? ;-)

She's only 50kg, the Note 2 is going to be bigger than her!! :-)

somehting that'll fit in a handbag and not break my bank account would be better, doesn't have to be the latest/greatest/shiniest/newest toy.


If it is going in a handbag and largely being used two-handed with a stylus, then the size isn't that relevant is it?

Beyond the Note 2 you're really looking at any capacitive touch screen and a capacitive stylus, but I've always found them awful to use (YMMV of course).

Budget, as mentioned, is always an important thing to stipulate.




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  Reply # 714564 9-Nov-2012 11:05
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Price .. not too bothered, but since the Galaxy Note 2 is probably the most expensive phablet out there would say it was the upper upper limit.

In regards to "capacitive vs resistive" touchscreen ... she actually really likes using the Nokia 5800 which is a resistive screen, because the stylus is what she likes and uses it works perfect.

So any ideas for probably previous generation phones that come with a stylus ?




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  Reply # 714569 9-Nov-2012 11:11
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Yikes, I would need to look that up. You're going back quite a few generations for that I think...

I think XT-compatible 5800s were available, if she is happy there perhaps looking to find one of those second hand would be worthwhile.




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  Reply # 714620 9-Nov-2012 12:55
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I can use my Nokia Lumia 920 with a pen, pin, needle, knife... is that a fine enough touch point? ;)

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  Reply # 714629 9-Nov-2012 13:00
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BrentR: I can use my Nokia Lumia 920 with a pen, pin, needle, knife... is that a fine enough touch point? ;)


Scissors?

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  Reply # 714641 9-Nov-2012 13:08
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BrentR: I can use my Nokia Lumia 920 with a pen, pin, needle, knife... is that a fine enough touch point? ;)


Was going to suggest the 920 myself, but since the Lumia weighs more than the Note 2 and won't have a properly integrated stylus experience and no wacom digitiser it seems straight up inferior to the Note 2 for the OPs purpose.




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  Reply # 714652 9-Nov-2012 13:14
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NZtechfreak:
BrentR: I can use my Nokia Lumia 920 with a pen, pin, needle, knife... is that a fine enough touch point? ;)


Was going to suggest the 920 myself, but since the Lumia weighs more than the Note 2 and won't have a properly integrated stylus experience and no wacom digitiser it seems straight up inferior to the Note 2 for the OPs purpose.


Yeah but a knife is pretty bad ass, whack out a text, slice a tomato, kill a bear, sudoku. Cmon thats pretty cool.

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