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Topic # 182556 20-Oct-2015 21:09
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I would like a phone which will allow me to take meeting notes or scribble any ad-hoc note with a stylus pen.
I have tried out the Samsung Note5 but am struggling to find any other phone which has a built in stylus.

I had been waiting for the Microsoft 950 but whilst it was generally reported there would be a pen, it didn't eventuate.

So, I am thinking can I use a stylus on say the Nexus 6P (since there is the special Geekzone offer which has just been advertised).
Naturally, the pen would not have a holder for it but my questions are:

Can I use a pen such as that found on the Note5 and if so what technical specs. should I look for.
Which brand of pen would be good to buy?

PS At present I have a Nexus 7 (2012) and some time ago bought a pen, but that has a big rubber tip and not suitable for taking notes.






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  Reply # 1410269 21-Oct-2015 03:16
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I have a 705Y tablet from Samsung and use this pen for both writing on paper and tablet... I guess you just need to find pens that would work on the Huawei if you go that route.

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  Reply # 1410331 21-Oct-2015 09:20
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Why don't you want to stick with the Note 5?

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  Reply # 1410336 21-Oct-2015 09:28
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The Samsung Note series have a digitizer built into the display which allows the usage of the stylus. Basically every other phone doesn't. If you wish to use a stylus on any other phone you have to use a capacitive stylus. They usually have a rubber nib and are less accurate.

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  Reply # 1410338 21-Oct-2015 09:31
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Technically I believe the Samsung Note series use the same technology as Wacom. Microsoft have an N-trig technology at play in their Surface range of tablets.



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  Reply # 1410347 21-Oct-2015 09:49
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Kopkiwi: Why don't you want to stick with the Note 5?


1. Choice
2. Cost (at the top, top end of what I wanted to pay)

I see the the PB Tech sale on today for 10 hours have taken a massive $12.99 of their regular price (http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=MPHSAM110993&name=Samsung-Galaxy-Note-5-32GB-Gold) and $0.00 for the black model.

So much for...

"There will be deals aplenty both in-store and online with ALL products at wholesale pricing or below."
(Note: This was on an email from them).




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Net: Draytek Vigor 130 Modem (VDSL) in bridge mode to Ubiquiti Edgerouter Lite-3, 2 x Grandstream GWN7610
Storage: Synology DS216play NAS, 2 x 6TB
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  Reply # 1410361 21-Oct-2015 10:01
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I'd definitely recommend you get a device with digitizer.  as 1EStar says, the digitizer is what makes the stylus work so well

I can't comment on the alleged digitizer in the Lumia 950 XL sorry

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  Reply # 1410402 21-Oct-2015 11:01
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alisam:
Kopkiwi: Why don't you want to stick with the Note 5?


1. Choice
2. Cost (at the top, top end of what I wanted to pay)

I see the the PB Tech sale on today for 10 hours have taken a massive $12.99 of their regular price (http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=MPHSAM110993&name=Samsung-Galaxy-Note-5-32GB-Gold) and $0.00 for the black model.

So much for...

"There will be deals aplenty both in-store and online with ALL products at wholesale pricing or below."
(Note: This was on an email from them).


That is the weakest most pathetic sale I've ever seen

There are some fairly new Note 5s on TM for under a grand

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  Reply # 1410427 21-Oct-2015 11:30
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Rappelle: You could get a Note 4 for cheaper. They're pretty good


I agree. My wife is still on a Note 3, I am on a Note 4 and we cannot think of any reason to upgrade (apart from needing to have the latest). The Note 4 is a great phone and can still be purchased for $760.

http://www.mobilestation.co.nz/index.php/samsung-galaxy-note-4-sm-n910-4g-32gb-black.html



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  Reply # 1411128 22-Oct-2015 13:55
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I see the the PB Tech sale on today for 10 hours have taken a massive $12.99 of their regular price (http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=MPHSAM110993&name=Samsung-Galaxy-Note-5-32GB-Gold) and $0.00 for the black model.

So much for...

"There will be deals aplenty both in-store and online with ALL products at wholesale pricing or below."
(Note: This was on an email from them).


FYI
I asked PB Tech and they have come back to me and said that the web price of $1298.99 is the wholesale price.





PC: HP ProBook 470G1 (Windows 10 Pro), Intel NUC7I5BNH (Windows 10 Home), Macbook Air (Mid 2013)
Net: Draytek Vigor 130 Modem (VDSL) in bridge mode to Ubiquiti Edgerouter Lite-3, 2 x Grandstream GWN7610
Storage: Synology DS216play NAS, 2 x 6TB
Media: HDHomeRun Connect, 4 x Amazon FireTV, TiVo, Echo, Dot, Spot, Broadlink RM Pro+
TV: 2 x Samsung H6400 55" LED TV, Panasonic TH-P50G10Z 50" Plasma TV (Great picture, no smarts, just old), DMR-PWT530GZ Blu-ray Recorder (Rubbish!)
Mobile: Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Huawei P10 Lite
Wearable: Gear S3 Frontier


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