05-13-2013 06:27 PM
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  1. BOSSY TEXAS CHICK's Avatar
    You JUST simply cannot appreciate the added functionality spending this 60 bucks can add to the S4. S View Flip Cover - Wowza!! -

    When i first saw it on videos i was like, "that looks cool" but it wasn't something i HAD to have.... i went looking for it cheaper and only found it to be a coupla dollars less on Amazon but i still was NOT about to drop $45.00 on a flip case. (This from someone who just got penalized with almost $200.00 bucks in restocking fees and activation fees trying this dang phone out on ALL 3 carriers...lol)

    Everywhere i went i saw merchants sticking pretty close to $59.99 price tag and i was like "no way am i spending that" so i ordered just the plain cover without S View for about 10 bucks on Ebay.

    Well, the other day i was in Best Buy and they let me try it on and P.S. i ditched the ebay one i had gotten (which fit perfect and was very nice) but o, that lil window with all its notifications and the way it shuts off and lock screen comes on when you open it is worth every penny! There is NO WAY i could ever hve a phone that didn't come with a cover like this. NEVER having to turn the phone ON or OFF? You do NOT realize what a killer feature that is UNTIL you have used it : )

    Y'all should check it out in the store, they will let you because the packge just folds close and there's no stickers or anything keeping it sealed.

    I just can't stop playing, "peek a boo" with it to see if i can catch it before the lil black window turns to full screen illumination but i can't... IT wins everytime...lol

    BTC
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    05-11-2013 08:31 PM
  2. Aquila's Avatar
    You JUST simply cannot appreciate the added functionality spending this 60 bucks can add to the S4. S View Flip Cover - Wowza!! -

    When i first saw it on videos i was like, "that looks cool" but it wasn't something i HAD to have.... i went looking for it cheaper and only found it to be a coupla dollars less on Amazon but i still was NOT about to drop $45.00 on a flip case.

    Everywhere i went i saw merchants sticking pretty close to $59.99 price tag and i was like "no way am i spending that" so i ordered just the plain cover without S View for about 10 bucks on Ebay.

    Well, the other day i was in Best Buy and they let me try it on and P.S. i ditched the ebay one i had gotten (which fit perfect and was very nice) but o, that lil window with all its notifications and the way it shuts off and lock screen comes on when you open it is worth every penny! There is NO WAY i could ever hve a phone that didn't come with a cover like this. NEVER having to turn the phone ON or OFF? You do NOT realize what a killer feature that is UNTIL you have used it : )

    Y'all should check it out in the store, they will let you because the packge just folds close and there's no stickers or anything keeping it sealed.

    I just can't stop playing, "peek a boo" with it to see if i can catch it before the lil black window turns to full screen illumination but i can't... IT wins everytime...lol

    BTC
    I believe Best Buy or Samsung should give you $5.99 every time someone buys one of these after reading your review/endorsement.
    05-11-2013 08:36 PM
  3. Kata Rina's Avatar
    I have the flip cover as well and love it for the same exact reasons
    Now to the things I do not like about it
    The view window shows very easy fingerprints
    The flap not always closes up ( after you had it flipped all the way open)
    And the one bugs me most is: It's hard to use the left button for volume and zooming
    But yes you can even answer a call and talk with the flap closed pretty cool
    I will buy one more when pink is coming available
    I also can't wait for the extra battery charger and wireless charging kit
    Aquila likes this.
    05-11-2013 08:46 PM
  4. BOSSY TEXAS CHICK's Avatar
    that'd be nice but for as few ppl as i expect will part with the $59.99 despite my rave review, i doubt i'd make much... l

    But i will say this, IF you do get it, you should buy it at the Sprint Store and keep your receipt because when it gets dog-eared, they replace it on the spot as many times as you need within the ONE YEAR Warranty period....

    BTC
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    05-11-2013 08:46 PM
  5. BOSSY TEXAS CHICK's Avatar
    i left the lil clear plastic on as a screensaver because the FIRST one i had gotten in black (they were out of the white) the window was smudgy like you mentioned but this second one the window stays pretty clean. YOu could prolly cut a screen protector to fit and it should reduce smudges....

    (Luckily i have NO LIFE so i'm able to find all these tips & tricks...lol)

    BTC
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    05-11-2013 08:49 PM
  6. Statusnone's Avatar
    Great review BTC.

    My only personal gripe is the magnets aren't strong enough to keep it closed like the iPad smart cover.

    It also renders all my awesome Spigen cases useless, but to each his/her own.

    Posted via Android Central App
    05-11-2013 09:00 PM
  7. BOSSY TEXAS CHICK's Avatar
    Hi Status!

    ty! Really, it doesn't stay closed? Mine flips shut and fits snuggly closed, i can flip it open and it'll flip shut completely. BUT, i haven't folded it back behind it when in use like i have seen the reviewers do, so maybe once you do that, then it doesn''t fit so snug. I won't be doing that then, having it NOT stay closed would bug me to distraction... lol

    BTC
    05-11-2013 09:22 PM
  8. Statusnone's Avatar
    Hi Status!

    ty! Really, it doesn't stay closed? Mine flips shut and fits snuggly closed, i can flip it open and it'll flip shut completely. BUT, i haven't folded it back behind it when in use like i have seen the reviewers do, so maybe once you do that, then it doesn''t fit so snug. I won't be doing that then, having it NOT stay closed would bug me to distraction... lol

    BTC
    If it's laying flat, then yes. But from every review I've seen, other than that it doesn't stay shut. Of course my opinion is completely based off speculation, whereas you actually have one, so if you tell me differently then I'm not going to offer a rebuttal ;-)

    Oh and hi back btw :-)

    Posted via Android Central App
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    05-11-2013 09:25 PM
  9. Calidoc's Avatar
    I have the flip cover as well and love it for the same exact reasons
    Now to the things I do not like about it
    The view window shows very easy fingerprints
    The flap not always closes up ( after you had it flipped all the way open)
    And the one bugs me most is: It's hard to use the left button for volume and zooming
    But yes you can even answer a call and talk with the flap closed pretty cool
    I will buy one more when pink is coming available
    I also can't wait for the extra battery charger and wireless charging kit
    +1 on the battery charging kit.

    Does the wireless charging cover add any thickness?
    05-11-2013 09:26 PM
  10. Atom Splitter's Avatar
    I have a black S View case right now too. Its nifty. I see going back to my silicone soft gel amzer case after a while tho.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Tapatalk 2
    05-11-2013 09:35 PM
  11. irishonion's Avatar
    Just wondering, those are good for turning the screen on without having to press a button? Been wondering how to do this with the S4, I hate having to hit a button to turn a screen on sometimes.
    05-11-2013 09:43 PM
  12. Kata Rina's Avatar
    +1 on the battery charging kit.

    Does the wireless charging cover add any thickness?
    Perhaps?
    They have not released this item yet.
    05-11-2013 09:57 PM
  13. BOSSY TEXAS CHICK's Avatar
    I have a black S View case right now too. Its nifty. I see going back to my silicone soft gel amzer case after a while tho.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Tapatalk 2
    i put a skin on mine, this case is the bees knees...lol

    BTC


    05-11-2013 10:04 PM
  14. brianphrack's Avatar
    (This from someone who just got penalized with almost $200.00 bucks in restocking fees and activation fees trying this dang phone out on ALL 3 carriers...lol)

    Care to say which carriers you tried out, and which one you finally chose and why? May be a topic for a thread in itself, but I'd sure like to know.
    05-11-2013 10:52 PM
  15. alex346's Avatar
    I just picked up one of the s view covers as well.... Luckily I have a good friend who works at the local best buy so he hooked me up with it at the employee purchase price ... $29.95



    Sent from my SGH-I337M using Android Central Forums
    05-12-2013 12:30 AM
  16. PaulWog's Avatar
    I like this case better: Galaxy S4 Leather Pouch Crumena View - GALAXY S4 - Samsung - Cell Phones | SPIGEN SGP

    I don't like having to lock into a flip case. The flap gets in the way. Whereas, with a pocket case, things are just easier. I also like that it doesn't have an opening for the camera, so when I'm out and need the camera to be covered & protected from scratches, it is.
    05-12-2013 03:33 AM
  17. vferrari's Avatar
    I like this case better: Galaxy S4 Leather Pouch Crumena View - GALAXY S4 - Samsung - Cell Phones | SPIGEN SGP

    I don't like having to lock into a flip case. The flap gets in the way. Whereas, with a pocket case, things are just easier. I also like that it doesn't have an opening for the camera, so when I'm out and need the camera to be covered & protected from scratches, it is.
    I'm considering this cover as well but am concerned about: (1) inadvertently, repeatedly grabbing the volume rocker when taking the phone out of the case and (2) lack of a clear cover over the s-view cutout allowing an opprtunity for scratches and debris to accumulate on the side of the pouch where the screen resides. Any feedback on these conerns based on your actual experince? Thx

    Sent from my GT-N8013 using Android Central Forums
    05-12-2013 05:58 AM
  18. Gekko's Avatar
    looks like a PIA to open and close that contraption every time you want to use the phone. i hate moving parts. i don't see the value.
    roberts68 likes this.
    05-12-2013 08:10 AM
  19. Joe the Insider's Avatar
    I want to love their flip cover, but it makes certain features harder to use. Taking pictures, using car dock, answering calls and not to mention over time, because you fold back the cover it doesn't stay down. Great idea, not for everyone.

    Posted via Android Central App
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    05-12-2013 08:12 AM
  20. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    Why don't you make a video showing the S-View case on your phone?
    Did you keep the white or black version?

    You still have the Note 2?
    05-12-2013 08:29 AM
  21. Gekko's Avatar
    i personally like the TPU cases from Diztronic -

    Diztronic.com: Protective Cases for Mobile Phones

    nice balance between sleekness and protection.

    great quality, service, and value!
    05-12-2013 09:29 AM
  22. BOSSY TEXAS CHICK's Avatar
    Care to say which carriers you tried out, and which one you finally chose and why? May be a topic for a thread in itself, but I'd sure like to know.

    I was with Straight Talk using AT&T's towers but ever since AT&T discontinued service with them, my service was hit & miss. So i went to AT&T and got this phone, but their high rate of speed data was streaming my Sirius radio at approx 180MB's per hour, (when their data calculator estimated 50MB (liars!) at that rate i woulda racked up 18-20 GB's of data per month with my Daily Sirius XM use, so i switched to Sprint hoping their service had improved since using them 2 years ago (it didn't : ( Back that went, and i am now happily landed on T-Mo who has TRULY unlimited data for 70 a mo + taxes and no contract and who's service has VASTLY improved since i last used them in 2010 and i am happy as a clam : ) IF you are in an area that gets good T-Mo or if you haven't tried them lately you should and seeif you get good service) this is definitely a no-brainer.



    I want to love their flip cover, but it makes certain features harder to use. Taking pictures, using car dock, answering calls and not to mention over time, because you fold back the cover it doesn't stay down. Great idea, not for everyone.
    Posted via Android Central App

    Yes, i definitely think its more of a "girly'girl's accessory, (come to think of it they were ALL women using them during the Radio City launch) as if you are going to use your phone a lot, it can be cumbersome. But for someone who "daintily slips it in and out of a purse and just sits at a desk all day, its definitely a great item : )



    I like this case better: Galaxy S4 Leather Pouch Crumena View - GALAXY S4 - Samsung - Cell Phones | SPIGEN SGP

    I don't like having to lock into a flip case. The flap gets in the way. Whereas, with a pocket case, things are just easier. I also like that it doesn't have an opening for the camera, so when I'm out and need the camera to be covered & protected from scratches, it is.

    i liked that case as well but wht held me back from it was the idea that i would have to, "remove it from its case" approx 20=25 times a day to use it. Times that my 365 days and that is a ton of potential incidents for me drop the, "slippery lil sucker".... lol

    BTC
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    05-12-2013 11:59 AM
  23. BOSSY TEXAS CHICK's Avatar
    If it's laying flat, then yes. But from every review I've seen, other than that it doesn't stay shut. Of course my opinion is completely based off speculation, whereas you actually have one, so if you tell me differently then I'm not going to offer a rebuttal ;-)

    Oh and hi back btw :-)

    Posted via Android Central App
    you're right, when laying flat it stays shut but not when standing which is strange. I hadn't noticed that because i always leave it flat. Gravity perhaps? lol
    05-12-2013 12:07 PM
  24. archer75's Avatar
    I'd love to have one but $60 for a case ridiculous.
    05-12-2013 12:11 PM
  25. Statusnone's Avatar
    you're right, when laying flat it stays shut but not when standing which is strange. I hadn't noticed that because i always leave it flat. Gravity perhaps? lol
    Exactly why I couldn't use one unfortunately. =/ I want a flip cover with magnets strong enough to keep it shut. Damn you physics!

    Posted via Android Central App
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    05-12-2013 12:27 PM
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