Originally Posted by Hawker
....However, bear in mind the S-View cover will interfere dramatically with any compass app you may use.
Also, the notification LED is not visible when shut. In fact, when shut, the LED is only enabled when charging and not at all for notifications.....
Why would you care if the compass is enabled or not if you have the cover closed? As soon as you open the cover, it should kick in. Also, any activity for the LED goes out, with or without a cover, when the screen goes into sleep mode. Until it does, however, my S-view case shows notifications and more, regardless of whether it's charging. I've attached a rough photo (sorry couldn't get my scanner to work so I fudged with an advert of the case that I use).