I was testing the Samsung Galaxy Note today and noticed a pretty big hardware bug on it. For some reason the S-Pen that is provided with the phone didn’t work in a large circular area of the screen. The circle you see above is where the pen just didn’t work. Everything inside the red circle didn’t work with the S-Pen, but it worked with your finger. This would mean that the capacitive sensor is working well, while the magnetic sensor is causing the problem.
I did some digging on the Internet and found that this wasn’t the only problem with the magnetic sensor of the Galaxy Note. A lot of users have complained about the Note’s ability to track the S-Pen, and also the lack of a real calibration utility. Corners seem to be another weak spot when using the S-Pen. I didn’t really find a real solution for neither of the problems mentioned, so for now we’ll just have to wait for Samsung to provide a fix. Have any of our readers experienced a problem like this on their Galaxy Note?