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  1. zendroid

    zendroid Guest

    I'm most impressed at the number of colors to choose from, in addition they're quite nice. My Note 3 on order is black, so I have some decisions to make.

    In an effort to have a case waiting, and enjoying the Spigen Slim Armor I'm currently using on my S4 I've taken advantage of their early appearance on Amazon for pre-order. With a tentative ship date of 9.30. My Note 3 ships 10.1, with a little luck it will all come together nicely.

    In the meantime I'm searching for a reliable source of Samsung OEM Flip Covers, they're like the one in the pictures here but sans the window.

  2. john248

    john248 Well-Known Member

    What is the benefit of this cover (aside from a little protection)? Notifications in the window?
  3. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations! Moderator

    Yes. Notifications, time, weather, and quick links to apps like camera, etc. Very useful: no need to take out the phone and turn it on just to get the time...
  4. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby Guides Guide

    $70+ has crushed my s-view dreams. Illtbe going 3rd party cases until prices come way down on those bad boys.
  5. john248

    john248 Well-Known Member

    Ah, that's pretty cool. Not sure if it's $70 cool, but something to consider.
  6. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations! Moderator

    I think you are looking at the wireless charging cover. A regular S-View cover should run you no more than $20 online, at eBay or Amazon.
  7. eleveneleven

    eleveneleven Member

    Wait so the little window is always on with the S-View cover? Seems like a good way to drain battery.
  8. FlyingPigL

    FlyingPigL Well-Known Member

    Blue lime. Sounds like a cocktail.
  9. redpill2016

    redpill2016 Well-Known Member

    No I don't think it's always on.
  10. john248

    john248 Well-Known Member

    Yea, I'm looking at the wireless charging S-View cover though I may be able to skip it if I use the app that is similar to Motorola's notification or something like DashClock.
  11. eleveneleven

    eleveneleven Member

    So how does it turn on then? If you have to hit a button it doesn't really save you any more time than not having S-View (since you can always customize your lock window to show you whatever you want)
  12. bonerp

    bonerp Well-Known Member

    theres a load of chinese cheapo fake samsung covers on ebay.co.uk with the window. Its not clear whether these are smart windows like OE or whether the NFC works - i suspect not. You gets what you pays for....

    Although I've paid through the nose for the Samsung OE case on the note 2 and they are frankly crap. The edges come apart with 2 weeks! I've tried 3 now, all replaced under warranty. Sammy OE is not necessarily better.
  13. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations! Moderator

    Welcome to the Forums!

    After a time-out period, it should remain off unless moved: coming out of a pocket, turned over, etc. THEN only the pixels required for the S-view notifications will come on. AMOLED screens have no backlight: so each pixel is separately powered. If the phone is only turning on those few pixels required for the notifications, that saves battery power.

    That's how I understand it, anyway :)
  14. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    I was curious about that also because one of the s4's on display at Best Buy had really really bad burn in. Worst I've ever seen on any device. Granted, they have those phones on constantly, so I wasn't surprised.

    Thing is, I think the purpose of it is to save battery life when just checking the time, while still having a little protection for the phone. I don't think saving time was really the benefit behind it. From the videos I've seen, it looks like a different screen from the actual lock screen, so it probably consumes less battery when going in and out of standby with the cover closed.

    If I'm wrong and the clock status status on all the time, I'd likely pass
  15. eleveneleven

    eleveneleven Member

    Well it's going to move while in your pocket, but I can see light detection working for that. Thanks for the insight!
  16. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    If you want a better idea of how it'll work, watch this review from pocketnow (for the S4 S View Cover):

    Galaxy S 4: Samsung S View Cover Review - YouTube

    Starting at the 1:47 mark, you'll see him mention that "in theory" this should help with power consumption and you'll also see him follow that up with taking the phone on and off standby.

    The more I watch that, the more I'm actually considering one of these, but I'll likely wait for one with wireless charging integrated.
  17. zendroid

    zendroid Guest

    Living and working in a digital world, I have a particular fondness for high end, finely crafted, 100% analog mechanical Swiss Chronograph watches. As such I don't rely on my phone for the time.

    Therefore I'm planning to buy the Samsung OEM Flip Cover. I like the look, the solid front cover for protection and the fact that it'll be very different from other cases I've had.
  18. eleveneleven

    eleveneleven Member

    There's a whole lot more you can show on that screen besides the time....stuff your watch won't tell you
  19. zendroid

    zendroid Guest

    Of course, but I'm not obsessed with being informed every minute an alert goes off. I've developed a nice workflow despite the fact I'm very busy, as a result I avoid the stress obvious or otherwise, that one can be subject to in today's fast paced business environment.
  20. NJRonbo

    NJRonbo Well-Known Member

    I work for the government so I get a discount with AT&T.

    Currently, AT&T has what *appears* to be S-VIEW covers on their accessory page.

    They call it Samsung Folios.

    The price is about $64. They only have black and white available. I wanted mustard.

    Are these the S-VIEW covers?

    Personally, I am on the fence about going with any kind of flip cover. Friends who own standard flip covers hate them. I just like the view window that allows you to check essential information without turning on the phone.

    Additional Thoughts: Looking at the video review I have two major problems with the cover...

    1. You completely lose the faux leather texture look and feel of the back cover.

    2. Does not seem that the cover protects your phone from a drop.
  21. redpill2016

    redpill2016 Well-Known Member

    Here here, I enjoy my Omega Seamaster!
  22. redpill2016

    redpill2016 Well-Known Member

    I believe the Note 3 version retains the leather look.
  23. NJRonbo

    NJRonbo Well-Known Member

    Oh, I'm sorry, was that not the Note III S-View cover being reviewed in that video?

    That's rather good news if the leather backing is being retained. Changes my mind completely.
  24. zendroid

    zendroid Guest

    Stopped by my friendly AT&T store today. They had a Note 2 on display, with the Samsung Flip Cover. It's the first time I've seen one in person. Now I'm very glad I went in, the flip cover just isn't going to work for me.

    There's a bit more overhang due to its generous size. Folded back against the battery cover, the edges protrude enough to be very uncomfortable. I anticipated that this could be an issue but it's more pronounced that I imagined.

    Oh well, I'm glad I noticed it now. Plus the really good news is that I have the slim armor on order. That's an exact copy of the one on my S4 that's very comfortable to hold.
  25. NJRonbo

    NJRonbo Well-Known Member

    Wonder if that is going to prevent putting the phone in the charger dock with the cover on.

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