[Poll Results!] How often do you use your Galaxy Note 9’s S Pen remote?

The S Pen got a major upgrade this year with the Galaxy Note 9. Samsung, after years of adding only software features for the stylus, added Bluetooth to the Galaxy Note S Pen so it could work as a remote for various functions. From taking pictures in the camera to cycling through slides in PowerPoint presentations, the Note 9’s stylus offers a number of use cases. Third-party developers can tap into the remote features as well.

But, back in our Galaxy Note 9 review, we had mentioned how the S Pen remote may go from a handy feature to one you barely use after a time. That’s exactly what has happened for the few of us at SamMobile who are using the Note 9 as their primary device. The remote functions are nice to have, but the S Pen is still best for what it was designed for: a stylus that allows you to draw and write on the screen with increased precision, and also to generally navigate through the user interface as an alternative to using a finger (and to keep the fingerprints away, as one of our team members puts it).

At this point, many of our readers have probably been using the Galaxy Note 9 for quite some time. And our question to you is this: How often are you using the Galaxy Note 9’s S Pen for its remote features? Do tell us by voting in the poll below, then take to the comments section to tell us what remote functionality you use most (like taking pictures, controlling music, etc.).

Results: Well, it seems one of the highlight features of the Galaxy Note 9 isn’t exactly used regularly by many of the device’s owners, with only 16 percent of voters saying they use the S Pen remote functions everyday. 27 percent of voters use the feature occasionally, while 27 percent rarely use it. 19 percent of voters say they use it often, and 12 percent voters say they used it on the first day but haven’t touched in since.

How often do you use your Galaxy Note 9's S Pen remote?
  • Model: SM-N960F
  • Dimensions: 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8mm
  • Display: 6.4" (162.5mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9810
  • Camera: 12 CMOS Dual OIS (F1.5/F2.4) & Telephoto: 12MP AF F2.4)


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I use it several times a week. Best thing out there!


Don’t need to worry about bringing my selfie stick with me any more.
Also, I’ve noticed that selfies and portrait selfies indoors and lowlight, Samsung’s weakest point when it comes to the camera, come out a little bit better and sharper when using the Spen.


You’re right. It does. I think it’s because we don’t have to concentrate so much on taking the shot and we are holding the camera more steady.


Yep, I think so. That subtle and imperceptible move that one makes when touching the shutter button or power key with one hand does affect the shot though not much on the Pixel 2 or 3.
That’s why despite so Samsung needs to keep focusing on improving the front facing camera to that level or above.


I depend on the sPen for working with engineering schematics already, so of course the remote is something I use a lot. I also do numerous PowerPoint presentations so my sPen has become my page turner!! It’s a fantastic multi functional tool.