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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!