List of Samsung Phones with Stylus Pen (And Top 4)

For many years, Samsung phones with stylus support have been their Note series smartphones. However, their most premium flagship phone of 2021; the galaxy s21 ultra was announced with an S pen support (though not in-built) and the trend continued in 2022 with the S22 Ultra launching with an in-built S-Pen.

List of Samsung Phones with Stylus Pen

  • Samsung S23 Ultra
  • Samsung Z Fold 4
  • Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9
  • Samsung Z Fold 3 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10, Note 10 Plus, and Note 10 Lite
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra
  • Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Top 4 Samsung Phones with Stylus Pen

1.) Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra

Samsung S23 Ultra is one of the latest Galaxy phones in the S series and it is the only one of the S23 series that comes with an S-Pen support and it is in-built.

Lavender and Sky Blue Samsung S23 Ultra with their Stylus Pen

You can find the Stylus Pen of the S23 Ultra at the bottom left corner of the device which is where you will also find its speaker, USB Type-C port, and sim card slot.

It is very easy to remove and put back in and it charges while it is inside the phone. It has Bluetooth, Accelerometer, and Gyroscope integrations.

2.) Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra

Samsung S22 Ultra is the first flagship phone in the S series to come with an in-built Stylus Pen. The S22 Ultra looks a lot like Note 20 Ultra which was the last Galaxy Note phone.

Samsung S22 Ultra’s Stylus Pen has a 2.8ms latency (the lowest on any Samsung phone) and supports Bluetooth integration alongside Accelerometer and Gyroscope. Without a shadow of a doubt, the S22 Ultra is the best Samsung device with Stylus support on the market right now.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra with S Pen

The front and back of S22 Ultra are protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass Victus+. On top of that, it is dust and water-resistant with IP68 ratings.

Samsung S22 Ultra is a 6.8-inches screen size smartphone with a 3088 x 1440 pixel resolution and a 120Hz high refresh rate.

It is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor and runs on One UI based on Android 12 at launch though currently upgradable to Android 13 with One UI 5 flavor.

Its rear camera is 108MP Wide, 12MP Ultrawide, 10MP Telephoto, and 10MP Periscope Telephoto. Its front-facing camera on the other hand is a single 40MP camera.

3.) Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4

Samsung Z Fold4 is foldable that can be used as a tablet when unfolded and as a smartphone when folded. It supports Stylus Pen on its plastic (unfolded) display with many features.

Unlike the S22 Ultra above and Note 20 Ultra below that can only work with the S Pen Pro, the Z Fold4 also supports S Pen Fold Edition which was introduced with the Z Fold3 5G.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 with S Pen

The S Pen Fold Edition comes with an S Pen case. So, it is not in-built like the S22 Ultra and Note 20 Ultra. Both the S Pen Pro and S Pen Fold Edition have a 2.8ms latency. You can learn more about these types of S Pen here.

The new foldable has a 7.6-inches display real estate when unfolded which features a 2176 x 1812 pixel resolution, 373 PPI pixel density, 1200 nits brightness, and 120Hz high refresh rate.

However, when it is folded, the display size is 6.2 inches featuring a 2316 x 904 pixels resolution and a 120Hz high refresh rate.

It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor and runs on One UI based on Android 12L at launch. Like most Samsung phones launched this year, it will be getting 4 years of OS updates and 5 years of security updates.

It is equipped with a triple camera system that features a 50MP Primary camera, 12MP Ultrawide, and 10MP Telephoto. Its front-facing camera is 4MP for the unfolded screen and it is under-display while the folded screen has a 10MP camera.

The Z Fold4 is just a little improvement over its predecessor. So, if you can afford this, you can go for a cheaper Z Fold3 5G.

4.) Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

Like every Galaxy Note ever announced, the Note 20 Ultra is a big-screen device with a large battery capacity, a capable camera, and an overall great device for multitasking and business-oriented tasks.

It comes with an in-built Stylus Pen with 2.8ms latency, Bluetooth integration, and support for Accelerometer and Gyroscope.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra with S Pen

Samsung Note 20 Ultra is a 6.9-inches display smartphone featuring a Dynamic AMOLED panel, a 120Hz high refresh rate, and a 3088 x 1440 pixels resolution.

The version of the Note 20 Ultra officially available in the US is powered by Snapdragon 865+ 5G

The device runs on One UI based on Android 10 when announced and it is currently upgradable to Android 12.

Even now in 2022, the Note 20 Ultra camera combination is a very capable one featuring a triple rear camera that comprises of 108MP Wide camera, 12MP Ultrawide, and 12MP Periscope Telephoto. Its front camera is 10MP.

What is Stylus Pen?

So, what is a stylus pen or s-pen? It is a pressure-sensitive pen for a touchscreen display that can be used for a mirage of tasks that aren’t that easy with our hands. Its features and capabilities have improved over the years.

Apart from a bigger display, battery, and storage, the stylus pen is one of the top features to separate the Note series from other Samsung phones and if we are being honest, every other smartphone in general.

However, with the launch of the S21 Ultra with an s pen earlier in 2021, which also happens to be one of the Samsung phones that have a bigger display, I think the S series is catching up.

Though the stylus on the S21 ultra doesn’t have many features as those on the Note series, neither does it have its capabilities, but I think it is only a matter of time before it gets there if they continue with it.

Another thing is that the Galaxy Note phone’s stylus pen has a space created for it inside the smartphone. This makes it difficult to lose it, while in there, it also automatically charges and overall adds to the aesthetics of the design.

On the S21 ultra, however, you either find a way to keep it safe or buy a pouch that can house the pen for you. But it has its own advantages though, in that it is bigger which makes it more convenient to hold.

With the S22 Ultra launched with an integrated Stylus-Pen, and looks even like the Note series might have confirmed what numerous people have been thinking about the Note Series not making a comeback.