Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra – alongside its vanilla S21 and S21+ siblings – is out in the market right now. And from the early impressions that we’ve come across so far, the phone appears to be a winner. A gorgeous 120Hz AMOLED display, top-of-the-line processor, impressive cameras, and feature-rich software. Honestly, what’s not to like here (save for that eye-watering price tag, of course)? But the biggest trick up the phone’s sleeve is support for stylus input.
Unfortunately, a stylus doesn’t come bundled with the device. In case you’ve purchased the Samsung flagship and want to make the most out of its newfound capability, we’ve rounded up the best Galaxy S21 stylus options out there:
Of course, the best stylus for the Galaxy S21 Ultra is the one Samsung launched alongside the device. Sold separately, it lacks the click mechanism of the S Pen that comes with the Galaxy Note 20 series. Also, it is larger and lacks Bluetooth support.
Looking for something bigger that can offer a more natural pen-like grip for maximum comfort while drawing a doodle or taking notes? The official S Pen stylus for Galaxy Tab S7 duo with its magnetically attaching trick is just about the perfect option for you.
Finally, the prodigal son is here. There is no beating the classic Galaxy Note stylus, and the one that ships with the Galaxy Note 20 is the most advanced one in a familiar form factor. You get the clicking top head and support for Bluetooth and Air Gestures too.
And with that, we conclude our list of the best Galaxy S21 stylus recommendations. I would personally recommend the official Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G S-Pen that Samsung launched alongside the device. While it lacks support for Air Gesture and Bluetooth, you can at least dock it in the official case rather than carrying it in your hands or pockets where risks of misplacing or losing it are really high. Plus, I am actually digging the slightly larger footprint as it makes the stylus more comfortable to use compared to the relatively thin stylus that you get with the Galaxy Note series phones.
And if I were to pick a stylus from outside Samsung’s own product ecosystem, I’d instantly pick the Lamy AL-Star EMR Digital Pen Stylus. It has a terrific design with a body that is made out of anodized matte black aluminum. There is a plastic grip for a more ergonomic feel, while the clip ensures that it can easily latch on to your trousers or shirt like a regular pen. It has a shortcut button and supports 4,000 levels of pressure detection. Plus, there is no need for charging or replacing batteries either.