Samsung S-View Flip Cover review for Galaxy S7 edge

The official S-View Flip Cover is a popular choice for the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge. It protects your screen when you're not using it and gives you access to some of your phone's features through a window interface. The S-View window is not a gimmick. We'll show the features in our review.

The Samsung 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. We're not very happy with the materials used on the case because it doesn't feel premium. We prefer the leather-like material Samsung used on the LED View Cover. This one feels a little like paper to touch, but on the other hand, the cover is sturdy, and the window itself feels like glass.

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

Samsung S-View Flip Cover

On the front cover, there's a 3-inch square window that lets you take advantage of some features while not having to open the phone. You can see the time, notifications, and you can also swipe down for the quick settings. You can also swipe on the phone or camera shortcuts to dial contacts from your favorite contacts list, or use the phone's camera without opening the cover. Just keep in mind that the photos you take with the window will have a square aspect ratio. You also won't be able to use the front-facing camera when the cover is closed.

Samsung S-View Flip Cover

Notifications act the same through the S-View, except you now have a smaller display. When you tap on a notification, it'll tell you to open the cover to view more details. Music playback control also works through the S-View. For example, the Spotify app lets you pause or skip a song without opening the cover.

When you receive a phone call, you can swipe right to accept or swipe left to reject the call. You can also swipe up to reject a call with a message.

Samsung S-View Flip Cover

You can change the wallpaper that shows up in the S-View by going to Settings > Accessories > S View windows wallpaper. It doesn't affect the wallpaper option on your normal lock screen.

Above the 3-inch window, there's a cutout for the earpiece, so you'll still be able to hear your callers. The case doesn't cover the sim slot on top or the audio jack, micro-USB port, microphone, and speakers at the bottom. The power button on the right side is accessible through a spacious cutout, but the front cover can sometimes get in the way. Moving your thumb toward the back helps.

There are no holes on the left side for the volume buttons, but there are labels to show you where to press.

The back has the cutout for the camera and the flash, and we don't see anything here that gets in the way of taking photos or videos. You can even still use the camera when the front cover is fully flipped over, but we don't recommend it especially when using flash.

Samsung S-View Flip Cover

Another smart feature is that the phone automatically sleeps or wakes when the cover is opened or closed. This can save battery life and reduce the need to reach for the power button.

And if you were wondering about wireless charging, the S-View Flip Cover is compatible. There were no issues when placing our Samsung Galaxy S7 edge with the case on the Fast Charge Wireless Charging Stand (opens in new tab).

Overall, this is a nice case if you want to protect both the front and back of your Galaxy S7 edge. We like that the S-View window is actually functional, and not just a gimmick. We just wish there was an option for leather with this case.

Samsung S-View Flip Cover

The S-view Flip Cover is originally $49.99, but you can find it on Amazon for about $30 to $40. Are you getting it? Let us know in the comments!

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Mark Guim
  • I have this case (S7edge) and like it quite a bit. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Last flip cover I had was for the BB curve!! I hated having to fold it back to answer the phone or to use it in general. If this cover allows call answering while flipped closed, that would be a good thing. I like regular cases with a streamlined design
  • It does. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I had this for a week when the S7 Edge first came out. A piece of sand got between the cover and the screen and then the movement of pressure from the phone being in my pocket caused the sand to become embedded in the plastic of the case. Like sand paper this created a nice scratch on my screen. Returned the case immediately after. Would not recommend.
  • I had this same experience when I had one on my S6 for a week. I don't plan to ever use it again unless I get a screen protector for my phone.
  • I don't understand the point in buying a screen-covering case with a hole in it which....leaves your screen exposed. Posted via the Android Central App
  • It is not a hole,the clear portion is just that,see through and clear,but still physically there.(like a piece of glass) Posted via the Android Central App
  • Oh okay. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I bought one for my samsung s7. Had it on for about 2 weeks. It scrached my screen realy bad. A square left on the screen. Returned it but samsung dosent want to change the screen on the phone! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Cheap looking and too limiting. Posted via the Android Central App
  • So you buy a cover for your large phone so you can use it through a small window? Brilliant! ;)
  • If I was into flip cases this would be the best option ...but I'm not thin and clear for both my n5 and 7 edge . Although I did get a credit card case for the 7 edge it's kind of convenient Posted via my note 5 are gs7 edge
  • My sister has this case for her Note 4, she likes it. Hail Lord Han