These are the best styli for Android phones and tablets
Whether you own a tablet or a phablet phone — or you find a stylus easier on your hands than jamming a finger at the screen — a stylus can come in real handy for a number of reasons. We’ve rounded up the best universal stylus pens, but if you own a Samsung device, you’ll want to opt for an S Pen specifically for your model of S Tab tablet or Galaxy Note phone.
Adonit Dash 3
Best Universal Stylus
If you’re looking for a universal stylus that you can use on iPads or Android touchscreen devices, the Adonit Dash 3 is right for you. It features a fine-tip point that’s designed to recreate a paper-like drag and you get 14 hours of battery life before you’ll need to recharge with the included USB charging base.
For the latest Samsung tablets
Samsung Tab S4 S Pen
Best for Samsung Tab S3 and S4
Samsung is still leading the pack when it comes to Android tablets, so if you own a Samsung tablet that supports the S Pen, this is the replacement pen you should get because it’s an S Pen sold by Samsung and if you’ve ever used one you know there’s nothing better.
Best for replacing your lost S Pen
Samsung Note 9 replacement S Pen
Best for Samsung Note
Chances are if you think of using a stylus on a smartphone you’re thinking of Samsung’s Note series. The latest is Note 9 so we’ve listed the replacement pen but if you have a Note 5 ($17) or Note 8 ($21) we got you covered, too.
AmazonBasics Executive Sylus (3-pack)
If your device doesn’t use the S Pen and you’re just looking for a cheap stylus to pull out whenever you need one, Amazon’s got you covered with this AmazonBasics Executive Stylus 3-pack. Keep one at work, one in your travel bag, and one at home so you’ve always got a stylus on hand when you need it. You get all three stylish colors with this pack.
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Digiroot Universal Stylus
There are two predominant stylus styles for universal stylus pens: disc or fiber tips. With the Digiroot Universal Stylus you get a total of six tips — three fiber tips, and six-disc tips. It comes with a handy pen bag and is backed by a one-year warranty.
Musemee Notier V2
What sets the Musemee Notier apart from other stylus pens on this list is its ergonomic design — it widens towards the tip to give you a more comfortable grip. It’s got a disc-style tip that’s compatible with all capacitive touch screen devices and it’s also available in a very stylish red color.
If you own a Samsung Galaxy tablet or Note smartphone you’ll want to stick with Samsung’s own very excellent S Pen. If you’re looking for a stylus that’s a jack-of-all-trades and designed to work with Android smartphones and tablets along with any of Apple’s offerings, too, we’d recommend the Adonit Dash 3 or the Digiroot Universal Stylus if you like the value of getting a bunch of replacement tips.