Let me start by saying I loved my Note 5 for two years. With that said I did not really ever "need" the Stylus except for a few notes or grocery lists here and there. After buying the S8+ on Monday all my Notes transfered over just fine, and I can Write on my S8+ just the same with my finger and make the same notes as I did on my Note 5. So I ask for those out there who are looking forward to buying a Note 8 do you Need a Stylus is the Stylus part of your buying decision ? I would much preffer a device the Note 8 size but use the left over Stylus space for a larger battery.