If you're new to this sort of Galaxy S5 case, here's the deal: You remove the existing back to your Galaxy S5 and snap on this whole thing instead. It's also got a front cover that you flip open (thus the name) when you want to use your phone. There's a clear window that measures in at 4.5 square inches, and through you it you see certain notifications. You also can touch the screen through it to unlock the phone, accept or reject calls (which is really useful since you can still talk with the cover closed), and launch the camera. (And the camera, as you'll recall, shoots in a 1:1 aspect ratio when you're using it with the cover closed.)
The stitching is still on the case, as is the faux leather treatment. You still have the indicator for the volume up and down buttons, and the case adds a little bit of thickness to the phone, and just a smidge more than the non-charging S-View Flip Cover. And the window, for as nice as it is, still gunks up at the mere mention of fingerprints and dust.
The big difference here, of course, is wireless charging.
With this version of the S-View Flip Cover, you can charge your Galaxy S5 without having to plug anything into the microUSB port. Just plop it down on a Qi-compatible charging pad, and you're good to go. It's not the quickest way to charge your phone, but it's very convenient. It's all built into the Flip Cover itself, and then connects to the phone.
A small word of warning on this white model: Some folks have had issues with fabrics (jeans, for one), bleeding onto it in your pocket. That hasn't happened to us — yet. White, obviously, also will show other marks more readily as well.
Wireless charging pads at ShopAndroid.com
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