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Samsung Clear S-View Flip Cover review for Galaxy S7 edge

The Clear S-View Flip Cover is a stylish way to protect your phone, but you also get some extra features. The case lets you see through the cover to interact with calls, alarms, and events. Should you get it? Watch our review to find out.

The Clear S-View Flip Cover comes in three colors for the Galaxy S7 edge: Black, Silver, and Gold. We have the silver one to match our phone. The front and back are both made of a hard plastic, and they are joined by a leather-like fabric on the side.

Installing the case is very easy. Simply line up the bottom of your phone with the bottom clips of the case, and then push down on all four corners.

Samsung Clear S-View Flip Cover

The front cover automatically wakes or puts the phone to sleep when the cover is opened or closed. This can save battery life and reduce the need to reach for the power button.

When you get a phone call, you see the name of the caller and their number through the cover. You can swipe right to accept the call or swipe left to dismiss. There's no option here to dismiss the call with a message, which was available on the other S-View case by swiping up.

There's a cutout for the earpiece so can still hear your callers when the cover is closed. The SIM card slot on top isn't covered, so you can swap cards even with the case is still on. The audio jack, micro-USB port, microphone, and speakers at the bottom are also accessible. There are no cutouts for the volume buttons, but there's a label, so you know where to press.

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Samsung Clear S-View Flip Cover

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Samsung Clear S-View Flip Cover

The back has the cutout for the camera and the flash, and I don't see anything here that gets in the way of taking photos or videos.

When you press the power button while the cover is closed, you can see the time, notification bar icons, and other status items like missed calls and messages. If you tap the missed call or messages icon, the phone asks you to open the cover to view the message.

Samsung Clear S-View Flip Cover

The Clear S-View Flip Cover is more style-oriented, so don't expect other features found on the original S-View Flip Cover. For example, there's no music playback control, access to quick settings, or viewing app notifications without opening the cover.

When it comes to taking photos, the front cover can be used to hold the phone with two hands to make it more stable. Just keep in mind that the cover will block the rear camera when it's flipped all the way back.

Samsung Clear S-View Flip Cover

Our biggest concern with this case is having something sharp get stuck under the cover and then scratch up the screen. The front cover also moves a lot even when it's closed. However, we've had this case for a few weeks now and haven't noticed any issues yet.

The Clear S-View Flip Cover is compatible with wireless charging. There were no problems placing our Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge with the case on the Fast Charge Wireless Charging Stand.

Samsung Clear S-View Flip Cover

Overall, this is a beautiful case that gives you some protection for your Galaxy S7 edge. However, it doesn't offer many useful features. The Clear S-view Flip Cover retails for $59.99, and we definitely don't recommend paying that much. Fortunately, you can get it on Amazon for less than $30. Are you getting it? Let us know in the comments!

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11 Comments
  • I love my Samsung leather case too much plus I hate folio cases for phones so no for me Posted via the Android Central App
  • I have this case since i got my s7 the day it came out and while i think its a very nice case, here is where i am at with 4 months of day to day use:
    Pros:
    - looks really nice and complements phone.
    - transparent feature is nice. You can answer calls, snooze, tap notifications. Cons:
    - for those who use the edge feature this may not be a good fit as edge does not work when cover is shut.
    - one handed operation sucks! Trying to take a pic with one hand is next to impossible as you have to hold the cover from blocking the back camera whilst trying to hold the pic steady. And if you accidentally shut the flap closed, it locks and you have to unlock your phone again, open your camera app, and try again. Imho, its really nice case but def not worth $60 and ill probably buy a regular non-flip case as ive grown somewhat tired of it. Well see if i like that one...
  • I have both Clearview cases and like them,but you should know that the special "features" of both cases do not work if you use Samsung's goodlock app. Posted via the Android Central App
  • This is good to know. Wouldn't work for me. Thanks! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Does the S-View case work with the clock features with the screen door closed? In other words, do the clock features remain lit with the S-View door closed? Posted via the Android Central App
  • The AOD doesn't work on the cover. Posted via the Android Central App from Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
  • I used to have a Clearview case on my note 4, i don't know if it's different now , but the one thing i did not like about it was it did not have a clasp to keep it closed, if i dropped it i found the case opened and left the screen at risk of damage.
  • I love this case. I bought this and the window case covers. I love this one cause it makes the phone look very classy. and for those of you who use blackberry holsters this case fits perfectly in a blackberry priv holster Posted via the Android Central App
  • Within 3 months of getting this case the cover cracked from top to bottom, just from being in my pocket. I'd expect more durability for the price. Posted via the Android Central App
  • While these cases are super cool to look at, they offer barely any shock protection when dropped onto the floor.
  • This case had been very convenient for me on my Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. Galaxy S6 Edge Plus - TMO