Samsung LED View Cover review for Galaxy S7 edge

One of the official cases available for the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge is the LED View Cover. In addition to some protection against scratches or drops, the LED View Cover provides LED notifications directly on the front cover and adds a pocket for a credit card, business card, or cash. See it in action in our hands-on video.

The LED View Cover only comes in two colors: Black and Gold. We have the black one with the Silver Titanium Galaxy S7 edge. We don't think it's real leather, but the material feels soft to touch and certainly makes the phone less slippery in the hand. It does add a little bit of bulk to the phone.

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.

There's an LED window on the front cover that shows the time and notifications. When you open the cover, it automatically wakes the phone. There's a slot inside that can fit one credit card, two business cards or a folded bill.

When the cover is closed, you still have access to the sim card slot, USB, audio jack, power button and speakers. There are labels for the volume keys on the left side. There's also a hole for the earpiece, so you'll still be able to hear your caller when the cover is closed.

When it comes to notifications, you can see the time, alarms, calls, and messages. You can respond to incoming calls or alarms with a swipe without opening the cover. To answer a call, drag your finger to the right on the LED window. To reject a call, drag your finger to the left.

You can also assign different LED images to contacts which appear in the LED window during incoming calls. On your phone, go to Settings > System > Accessories > LED caller ID. There are currently 20 icons to choose from. For example, I've assigned a heart icon for the wife.

Plugging in your phone to a charger displays a short animation on the LED window. A battery icon shows up, followed by the battery percentage, and then the time. This doesn't happen when using a wireless charger (opens in new tab). If you just want to quickly look at the time, you can press the power button while the cover is closed.

The LED View Cover can also show music playing, but there's a big catch. It only works with Samsung's Music app. It won't work on other music apps like Spotify, Tidal, or Google Play Music. We're very disappointed about that and wish Samsung adds that feature in an update.

Another issue worth noting is that taking photos take longer when using the case. You'll need to open the cover, double-press the home button, and then make sure the front cover doesn't block the lens.

Samsung LED View Cover

There's a lot to like about the LED Wallet cover. It offers protection, feels good in the hand, and also doubles as a card holder. The LED window is interesting, but it would've been better if it supported other music apps.

The retail price of the LED Wallet Cover is $69.99, and we surely don't recommend paying that much. Fortunately, you can get it on Amazon for about $45, which is more reasonable.

Are you thinking of getting the LED Wallet Cover for the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge? Let us know in the comments!

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Mark Guim
  • Yes please!
  • No thank you Posted via the Android Central App
  • Well considering you don't own an s7e, it makes sense. But your mom called. She wants you home by 7 for bath and bedtime.
  • Don't get Cheeto dust on that nice case. Your aunt is already furious you got it on her 1983 plaid couch in the basement. How's that GED coming along? Posted via the Android Central App
  • That was a draw, good job guys Hail Lord Han
  • +1 AT&T Galaxy S7 Onyx Black with Unlimited Data
  • Gotta have fun around here sometime!
  • Wrong to state this case offers some drop protection. I had my s7 for less than 2 weels in this led case when I dropped it about 3 feet. The cover flew open and the hand set landed face down on the ground. The end result was a cracked screen, a whole lot of heart ache, and a whole lot more money to pay for co pay of insurance for a refurbished hand set. My advice. If you choose this nifty case is keep the phone in your purse, or pocket and Only take it out over a goose down lined pillow.
  • Just a wal mart throw pillow won't work? Lol
  • I like the new AC splashscreen/watermark at the beginning.
  • It's soooo much better than the old one with it's obnoxious music (sorry). Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yeah it is better. I like it.
  • Absolutely love that intro, even went back after the video finished to see it again XD.
  • I like the case. Got a great deal from best buy and couldn't pass it. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I'm not a fan of cases but this looks nice. I've dropped my phone a few times recently so I think I might pull the trigger on this led case
  • I'm a fan of ottorbox, but they don't have a screen cover. So.... depends on if you are fast enough to make sure it doesn't fall on the screen :P
  • I'm a fan of ottorbox, Me tooo..
  • OtterBox is releasing the defender case for the Galaxy s7edge on July 1st I preordered mine yesterday Posted via the Android Central App
  • Otterbox Strada has a screen cover.
  • I'd be careful with cases where the inside of the flap does not have a microfiber material or other soft material as a lining. I've had cases with a solid inside cover such as this one that trap particles that ended up scratching the screen. The soft lining tends to absorb these particles rather than press them against the screen. I could be wrong, but the only instance where I've had a scratch on my screen (I always use these type of folio cases) was with a case that didn't have that soft lining. I will note that I'm extremely careful with my devices and I never have them bouncing in a bag or anything like that, so the case was the only possible explanation.
  • Can the credit card leave scratches on the screen? Posted via the Android Central App
  • I'm almost positive that the raised numbers/letters on the credit card will scratch the screen. I have a brand new Spigen wallet case that I barely use because of this... S7 edge/AC app
  • The screen is Gorilla Glass 4, so it's not likely the card itself can scratch it. However, grit that gets between the card and the glass could possibly scratch it. Most sand is quartz, which is a 7 on Mohs scale of hardness, and Gorilla Glass 4 can be marked by objects with a hardness of 6. A credit card hardness is between 2 and 3, and a copper penny (US prior 1974) is 3.5. I've used folio type covers, but they always have pretty soft covers.
  • I think this is a pretty classy looking case. The big plus with folio type cases is eliminating accidental screen activations. For men, some pants are semi-conductive, and your screen sees bumps against your leg through the pocket material as screen touches. There have been a few times where I'll feel heat in my pocket, and I'll find out my phone has been recording video for the last 10 minutes, lol. Not a problem with a cover flap. The downside is the flap gets in the way while in use, and the nasty surprise is folding it under, and having the flip cover pick up grunge from a desk or restaurant table. Where does that grunge go when you flip the cover shut? Your screen. This case looks more professional than HTC's Dot View case, although the display window is less functional than the Dot View's full screen display. The Dot View also has games designed to be played through the cover, although I'm not a fan of the rubber-ish feel of the cover, and it does not lend itself well to sliding your finger back and forth. The pocket is good for a bill or one credit card, but what do you do when you use the cash and get change? A driver's license would not work either, since you would also need registration and the proof of insurance certificate if stopped by the police (at least in the US). The problem for me is that the S7 looks so good, and this case makes it look like an S3. I have the S7E and an M8, and the flip case for the HTC does a good job of accenting the phone's appearance, whereas this case on the S7 just hides it. The other issue is that the top and bottom are almost unprotected, and the S7 Edge has been known to crack the glass on end drops (real world, not just drop tests). Still, it would do better than the naked phone.
  • I use it to carry my debit card and driver's license. I don't just need my DL when I get pulled over lol. Some places require it when you use your card so I have all I need. I don't use cash often but when I do carry some it's usually just for emergencies so one bill in my pocket or in my sock is no biggie. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I got a good laugh today when I saw someone who had too much junk crammed in a case like. The outside edge of the cover was sticking up a full inch!
  • I have this case and I like all the features of it (didn't know about the music thing though - I don't use Samsung Music). But after less than two months, I had to exchange it for a new one. The first one stopped working - the LEDs stopped lighting up. I think the wires came loose inside the case somewhere. Occasionally, when hanging up a call the LEDs would work. Otherwise, nothing. I'm thinking about selling mine. In my experience it's too delicately made.
  • Err...there aren't any actual LEDs in the case AFAIK. It's just the screen behind the case that lights those individual pixels up.
  • That's what I thought at first too, but upon closer inspection it's pretty obvious there are. If you open the cover quickly there is nothing on the screen. The cover is too thick for any light to get through from the screen. You can also see where the wires are running from the back of the case to the cover.
    Edit: the most obvious way to know there are LEDs in the cover is by slightly opening the cover. The LEDs are still on but nothing on the screen.
  • So you didn't explain how it works . Is it Bluetooth? Or an app? How does it know you got missed calls and stuff.
  • That stuff is built into the settings app
  • I love the case: thr touch feel, the looks and the possibility to answer or reject calls without opening the case, even identifying who's calling with the Led caller ids.
    Still, I'm having a issue regarding this last feature. For some reason I can't put it to work with my wife's contact. No matter the LED caller id I configure to her contact, I akways see the regular calling animation when she calls me. I have it working for other contacts, like my mother, father, home...but not with my wife's contact, it seems to be a problem with the contact itself. Anyone ran into something similar to this? Thanks
  • I assume it's not water resistant like the phone? That and the inconvenience from opening it to take photos make it a hard buy for me - I've tried folio style cases but they end up annoying me.