1. Misterb's Avatar
    I'm surprised how much I like this case. I'm normally not a folio flip type cover case kind of a guy, but this one really is designed well, and ads some cool functionality.

    Question. It has the clear plastic window on it. Do you guys fold the cover across the back, and take photos through the window, or do you find it decreases the quality of the image? I'm not seeing any difference, but was curious if you have.

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    10-24-2014 01:17 PM
  2. jpr's Avatar
    I love the S View cases in general. Just a heads up, if you're going to use flash on the camera, best not to fold the cover back so it's not reflecting off the window.
    10-24-2014 01:22 PM
  3. reesh11's Avatar
    I don't open it at all to take pics I do it right from the little window. Love this phone/case.

    From my smokin' hot Note 4
    10-24-2014 10:26 PM
  4. Misterb's Avatar
    I don't open it at all to take pics I do it right from the little window. Love this phone/case.

    From my smokin' hot Note 4
    Yeah, but when you do that, it takes a smaller square picture, instead of a nice 16x9

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    10-25-2014 09:16 AM
  5. reesh11's Avatar
    Yeah, but when you do that, it takes a smaller square picture, instead of a nice 16x9

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    Ahhh ok hadn't even noticed.

    From my smokin' hot Note 4
    10-25-2014 09:16 AM
  6. Juan Oz's Avatar
    Do you guys know the reason for this? why would the picture have to mimic the square display screen. Doesn't really make sense to me.

    Is there a way to change this?
    10-27-2014 09:30 PM
  7. jpr's Avatar
    Do you guys know the reason for this? why would the picture have to mimic the square display screen. Doesn't really make sense to me.

    Is there a way to change this?
    Well, obviously, because that's all you can see of the screen. You don't want to be taking a picture blindly just guessing what's in view.
    10-27-2014 10:47 PM
  8. rushmore's Avatar
    There should at least be the option. I can see the device being dropped while messing with the flap when taking pics. I have the case but do not like this issue. Case seems cumbersome in some aspects.
    10-27-2014 10:53 PM
  9. jpr's Avatar
    There should at least be the option. I can see the device being dropped while messing with the flap when taking pics. I have the case but do not like this issue. Case seems cumbersome in some aspects.
    I disagree. I think that would make for a lot of angry customers who had ruined pictures because they didn't realize or forgot the option was turned on. This is one instance when I think it's better not to have an option. There is greater downside than upside to it.

    I've had an s-view cover on my Note 3 since soon after I got it and I've never had the slightest problem taking pictures with the flap open and I really like the option to take them with it closed as well. You really don't have to do any messing with the flap when taking pictures with it open and it actually makes it easy to hold and get a grip on when taking a picture.

    Anyway, I personally think they made the right decision to have the picture dimensions fit the s-view screen with it closed.
    10-27-2014 11:03 PM
  10. Naolin's Avatar
    Well, obviously, because that's all you can see of the screen. You don't want to be taking a picture blindly just guessing what's in view.
    Huh? that doesn't make any sense, the physical size of the screen (in this case the hole in the cover), should have no effect on your field of view.

    What is happening is that they are not re sizing the imaging but rather taking a short cut and only showing you the same size as it would appear on your phone's screen and just passing it through to the hole, and cutting the picture to the size of the hole! LOL

    You can already re-size the screen for your camera when you multitask and have a smaller window and see a full picture in a smaller screen. Maybe there is reason this isn't possible, maybe it's just them taking a shortcut, no idea. But don't try to sell people on it being "better".
    10-28-2014 01:27 AM
  11. jpr's Avatar
    Huh? that doesn't make any sense, the physical size of the screen (in this case the hole in the cover), should have no effect on your field of view.

    What is happening is that they are not re sizing the imaging but rather taking a short cut and only showing you the same size as it would appear on your phone's screen and just passing it through to the hole, and cutting the picture to the size of the hole! LOL

    You can already re-size the screen for your camera when you multitask and have a smaller window and see a full picture in a smaller screen. Maybe there is reason this isn't possible, maybe it's just them taking a shortcut, no idea. But don't try to sell people on it being "better".
    I'm not trying to sell anyone on anything. I couldn't care less if anyone else uses an S-view case. I love mine. Other people should get something they like.

    You (I assume you are the same person under another username) asked for an explanation and I gave you one. And no, what you suggest is not practical at all. If the picture view was proportional to the whole screen and made to fit into the s-view window, the resulting rectangle would be so small as to not be able to see if it anything was in focus. I'm just using common sense here, no need to sell anything.
    10-28-2014 01:40 AM
  12. Naolin's Avatar
    I'm not trying to sell anyone on anything. I couldn't care less if anyone else uses an S-view case. I love mine. Other people should get something they like.

    You (I assume you are the same person under another username) asked for an explanation and I gave you one. And no, what you suggest is not practical at all. If the picture view was proportional to the whole screen and made to fit into the s-view window, the resulting rectangle would be so small as to not be able to see if it anything was in focus. I'm just using common sense here, no need to sell anything.
    I have one as well, and I do like it for the most part. I'm using common sense as well. The rectangle is big enough to be able to view exactly what you need to take a good picture. I have a Flip Camera with a slightly smaller screen that you can see perfectly what your recording, I also have a gopro4 silver with the touchscreen, this time much smaller then the rectangle on the s-view that I can see perfectly what kind of picture I will be taking. These are just two examples, keep in mind that you are just using the screen to line up the picture, you can always view it in it's entirety by opening up the phone. Hell, the previous versions of the gopro didn't even have a screen and people still managed to take the pictures they wanted.

    But fair enough, I can see that you like the extremely cropped pictures and that works for you, I personally don't. My argument was simply that it will come down to a matter of what you are ok with, not the fact that the s-views hole is too small, because it really isn't.
    10-28-2014 01:50 AM
  13. sqa4life's Avatar
    There should at least be the option. I can see the device being dropped while messing with the flap when taking pics. I have the case but do not like this issue. Case seems cumbersome in some aspects.
    Same here. I had the s-view case for 2 weeks. It's nice and slim but...I hate to have to flip it most of the time. It won't protect the phone well if you drop it.

    I replaced it with a crystal clear case and super slim, but better protection and more convenience.
    10-28-2014 02:54 AM
  14. LukeJM93's Avatar
    I'd be all over this case of you could still see the Notification LED when it's closed.

    As for this camera debate it makes sense to me that it takes the photo as a square rather than a rectangle. If it were to take the photo as a rectangle you wouldn't be able to see all of the shot in the S view window.
    10-28-2014 02:59 AM
  15. jpr's Avatar
    I'd be all over this case of you could still see the Notification LED when it's closed.

    As for this camera debate it makes sense to me that it takes the photo as a square rather than a rectangle. If it were to take the photo as a rectangle you wouldn't be able to see all of the shot in the S view window.
    This type of mod isn't for everyone but in case anyone is interested in doing it on their Note 4 case, here is how I did it on my Note 3 case: http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...-show-led.html
    10-28-2014 03:23 AM
  16. reesh11's Avatar
    This type of mod isn't for everyone but in case anyone is interested in doing it on their Note 4 case, here is how I did it on my Note 3 case: http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...-show-led.html
    Omg this! I'd do it if I wasn't scared and had a drill but really why didn't they just put a hole there? The notification light is one of the main reasons I stick with samsung. I love the s view but the lack of notification led bothers me. Guess my new moto 360 will remedy that...

    From my smokin' hot Note 4
    10-28-2014 08:15 AM
  17. ansa82's Avatar
    I want to get the plum/red but can't find it in stock anywhere

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    10-29-2014 02:13 PM
  18. jpr's Avatar
    I want to get the plum/red but can't find it in stock anywhere

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Samsung SView Flip Cover for Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Cell Phones Red SAMSUNG T S-VIEW PLUM RED - Best Buy

    Also, if you don't need it immediately and you want to get it half off on Samsung.com, my experience with them is that they typically get backordered items back in stock within a week, even though they say 4 weeks as their default time. Of course there's no guarantee of that so you may just want to go with the Best Buy link above.
    ansa82 likes this.
    10-29-2014 02:27 PM
  19. ansa82's Avatar
    Samsung SView Flip Cover for Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Cell Phones Red SAMSUNG T S-VIEW PLUM RED - Best Buy

    Also, if you don't need it immediately and you want to get it half off on Samsung.com, my experience with them is that they typically get backordered items back in stock within a week, even though they say 4 weeks as their default time. Of course there's no guarantee of that so you may just want to go with the Best Buy link above.
    Thanks! I ordered through Best buy!

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    10-29-2014 03:26 PM
  20. GregMargie's Avatar
    My Note 4 is currently naked and I was thinking about getting the Sview cover, but wow $50.....BUT, I just received a 50% off Coupon from Samsung for registering my device, so I may just go ahead and get it.....not thrilled with the color choices
    12-04-2014 12:07 PM
  21. GregMargie's Avatar
    Thanks! I ordered through Best buy!

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    Don't if this is too late if you already ordered, but here is a link to Amazon for $39.75 and free shipping.
    Robot Check
    12-04-2014 02:00 PM

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