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[] Are There Practical Reasons to Use a Stylus With Your Device?

2018-04-03 10:20:00
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Hello Mi Fans Philippines,

We have been using smartphones in our daily lives, and sometimes our thumbs are quite big that it hinders us to click that small button using our own fingers, oftenly clicking the wrong button instead. Thats why the Stylus was introduced. This is quite popular with the Samsung Note series which includes the S-Pen. It quite enables you to write even the thinnest line on your phone's sketch pad app. With the launch of a bigger Redmi Note 5 and the Redmi 5 Plus at 5.99 Inch, as well as the Mi Max 2 at 6.44 or even the Mi MIX at 5.99, the use of a stylus might come in quite handy.

What the normal of the use of the Stylus?

The definition of a phablet has changed in recent years due to the proliferation of larger displays on mainstream smartphones, and smartphones designed with thin bezels and/or curved screens to make them more compact than other devices with similar screen sizes. Thus, a device with a "phablet-sized" screen may not necessarily be considered one.

Current phablets typically have a diagonal display measurement between 5.1 inches (130 mm) and 7 inches (180 mm), assuming a 16:9 aspect ratio. In comparison, most flagship smartphones released in 2016 have a screen size of around 5.5 in (140 mm), with larger versions of mainstream flagships such as Mi MIX, iPhone 7 Plus, Pixel XL, and Samsung Galaxy S8 Edge) using 5.5 in (140 mm) displays. Hence, it's inevitable that the need of a Stylus seems more practical.

What is a Stylus?
It is a digital pen, a versatile Stylus is the best tool to reach for when you need pixel-perfect precision. Use it to jot down notes, paint a watercolour or mark up an email. Whatever you need to do, a Stylus is easy to use but impossible to put down. While it resembles a classic writing tool, it is so much more. Whether you’re marking up a complex document, designing a building onsite or retouching layers in a photo, you get an astonishing selection of tools in a single instrument. With amazing apps designed to take full advantage of its distinctive features and offers unmatched versatility.

It lets you jot down notes and sketch ideas as naturally as you do on paper. Hopefully with a dedicated app, you can add handwriting and drawings alongside text. There are also great note-taking apps in the Google Play Store that let you express yourself like never before. You can instantly write and sketch directly on email messages, add your notes to documents, and highlight and mark up anything on your Device.

Do You Need A Stylus For Your Phablet?

Single Poll thread Total 12 Users Voted
33.33% (4)
25% (3)
41.67% (5)
2018-04-03 10:20:00
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chrismac0910 | from MI 5s


for screen size 6" and above must have, maybe....
2018-04-03 11:47:51


Dominique Bien | from Mi Note 3


Kinda must have as an option to use  because not almost people using and but other people specially businessman need it.
2018-04-03 13:46:44


gregadjah | from Redmi 5 Plus


sketch - annotate some drawings/weekly minutes of meetings ...
my use of stylus architect by trade
2018-04-05 15:52:20

Pro Bunny

masgadjah | from Redmi 5 Plus


scribbling ...
2018-04-05 19:25:19
w h y    a l w a y s   m e ?

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Schwaa | from Mi A1


I suppose it would be useful for bigger screen devices
2018-04-05 20:55:42
be happy :)
A stylus is used for precision interactions with the screen, both big screens and small screens can benefit from using a stylus when it comes to applications that use it.
2018-04-05 21:27:28
Never had a phone that has stylus but I think it has uses to people that needs precise interaction with the screen.
2018-04-06 00:50:41

Semi Pro Bunny

Mer Vlnts | from Redmi 5 Plus


for the graphic artist but (mobile user).
2018-04-08 21:01:03
The need for a stylus would depend on what type of a smart phone user you are but basically we have 10 finger stylus.... lol
2018-04-11 00:22:13
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