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Samsung - S-View Flip Cover for Samsung Galaxy S8+ - Blue-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 518 reviews

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Looks good, lacks function

    Posted
    BeachyGamer
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    This phone case visually works like I had hoped for. Unfortunately, this case is not functional and even removes functionality from the phone itself which I truly hope is just an early release glitch. I have the S8+ case. When you close it, it defaults to the original clock layout and gives basic information like the music playing etc. This is what I was hoping for. Where it falls short is everything that comes after. It loads Samsung themes which implies you can use a cool theme to adjust the display when the cover closes. It doesn't. Currently the case is not compatible with always on display (AOD). This makes absolutely no sense. This means that when you close the case, within 10 seconds, the screen goes black and you either have to open the case or hit the power button to see the time etc (which defeats the purpose of the clear case. The volume buttons on the outside of the case serve little to no purpose because when you close the case the volume can't be adjusted. No matter what theme you choose, once the case is closed it reverts to the horrific basic clock display (for a whole 5 seconds. The "kickstand" is essentially an ipad cover folding technique that is only practical if you find yourself watching movies on your phone. I believe the case interacts with the phone with a microchip (round circle) on the front telling it to lock etc. I'm hopeful this means that there is a possibility that in the future a patch could allow the case to use AOD which will make it perfect. Until then, it's just a case that removes function for an expensive price tag.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very Stylish Flip Cover

    Posted
    SaraA
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    This is my second cover for my Galaxy S8+. The first one, same type, only lasted a year. So, something to note is that unlike the Otterbox covers that are made of durable plastic, these just won't last as long. Also, screens can crack even with this cover since it's not sturdy like an Otterbox. That being noted, the good stuff outweighs the bad. I'll treat this cover as if it wasn't a cover but a fragile screen so maybe it will last longer. If you get a thicker, sturdier cover, you won't be able to wirelessly recharge your phone. This cover allows me to keep the cover on and wirelessly recharge. This cover also has cool functions like being see through when the phone wakes up. If you get a call, the screen will show up through the cover and you can accept or decline without even opening the cover! If you hit the side power button, the date, time, % power left and some alerts will be displayed (or whatever you set your phone to show out of Samsung's choices). And finally, the front cover, when the phone is sleeping, is actually clear and reflective enough to be a mirror. I liked this cover enough to buy another one when the reflective sheet on the front of my first one started peeling off. I removed it, thinking it wouldn't matter, but then the front started falling apart. Had I known that, I'd have kept tamping down the sheeting.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very functional and sophisticated looking case

    Posted
    GnrlTzn
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    The case looks really good, and the materials look premium. Back soft-touch material feels good in the hand when you hold it. Front plastic is not very scratch resistant but holds up to daily abuse (in my pocket or in my bag pocket with coins, pens, keys etc.) pretty well. There's a silicone lining in the front plastic that touches your phone screen which makes it secure and not feel flimsy when it's closed, also this protects your screen from scratches from repeatedly opening and closing the cover. Notifications function pretty well when the flap is closed and the AOD is visible without being too bright especially when it's propped up to a wireless charging stand facing you in bed. Wireless charging works really well with this case on, you just have to position it properly at the very center. (I use an OEM wireless fast-charger from samsung) Overall good product. -1 star for possible improvement, maybe use gorilla glass or a more scratch-resistant material in front.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Cover/Can't Use the Phone while Closed

    Posted
    Scott
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    I bought this cover at the recommendation of my Best Buy sales rep, who was excellent. I usually buy covers online because I like the selection better but the rep described the benefits of this one, plus I liked the color. It took me a while to figure out how to get my AOD to work with it, but it does. Two reasons for 4 stars instead of 5: first, I only have one option for the AOD display and I hate the clock. I always read it as a date first for some reason. Second, and much bigger, is that even though I can answer the phone with the cover closed, when I speak, the other person can't hear me. Being able to talk on the phone without opening the cover would be a major benefit if it worked, but it doesn't. However, if this isn't a critical issue for you, I would still recommend the case. It saves you from having to by a screen protector without sacrificing AOD and it looks sharp.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great case

    Posted
    Chicagoval
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    This case is perfect for the phone. I have tried to protect the screen but due to the curves, the protectors just poo right off or don't fit properly. This case opens like a book and when closed it protects the screen which helps a lot. Also I was constantly dialing numbers and going to websites and other stuff accidentally as the phone is sensitive and I would end up calling people or opening videos and the such just from putting my phone away. This case does not allow for those accidents as it has to be open for you to touch the screen. Also it has a clear view window so you can still see your screen. I'm very happy with the purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The BEST Cellphone Cover for the GALAXY S8+

    Posted
    GreatSmallMouse
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    After purchasing the new GALAXY S8 Plus, I searched the Internet for a new Case/Cover and purchased one from a 3rd party retailer. It was a good case/cove but almost as heavy as the S8, so I went to Best Buy and purchased this one and I am very happy I did. I had purchased this same one when I had the GALAXY S7 Edge, and I'll buy it again when I get the next GALAXY phone. I love it, and I recommend it http://www.bestbuy.com/site/samsung-s-view-flip-cover-case-for-galaxy-s8-black/5809407.p?skuId=5809407

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great concept

    Posted
    Schris1
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    This case is very good at both protecting my phone but saving battery life. I like to have my AOD on and this cover allows for that without draining the battery as quickly withoutit. The kickstand feature is also genius. The only con is the ergonomics while opening and unlocking. Due to the position of the cover hinge and the phone's fingerprint scanner, I have to always use my other hand to unlock. While frustrating at times, its not a dealbreaker. Otherwise I am thrilled with this device especially at the deal of the day price!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Samsung Case

    Posted
    IndyCali
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    After 1 week of having this case, my phone cracked. I used a cheap Amazon case before and did not have an issue with breaking my phone when I dropped it. 1 week of having this case, I break it. I wish that the cover was magnetic or somehow stay on the phone better. The cover is a pain when you are trying to keep your phone open. For example, I use a magnetic phone holder in my car. When I use the GPS, the cover whats to close. If I fold the cover behind the phone, then my phone does not stay on the holder. But this case looks great and having the time and notifications on the cover is cool.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Interesting case...

    Posted
    DaBud
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    Some pros and cons to this, but it was free with the phone purchase. Nice general protection... probably best for a purse or inside pocket user. I'm not so sure it will take a real corner or edge impact. So far, i was able to put a zags tempered glass screen protector on the s8+ and it is staying on. Its kinda awkward to deal with the fold back cover to take pics. The phone buttons you can push through the case cover, but you need to look at the case to see what you are pushing. Also nothing keeps the cover closed real well on the phone (like a magnet or clasp).

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    The Case protects phone but has disadvantages

    Posted
    Dwightf
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    I got this case free as a promotional when I purchased my cell phone. It does ok on protecting the phone, but it is not as good a protection as some of the other cases (otterbox and lifeproof). It allows you to see the time without opening the front flap which is nice. But when you fold the flap back to use the phone, it will prevent you from being able to take a picture. In order to take a picture, you have to leave it half way opened, which is not very user friendly. I gave it an average rating because it has pros and cons.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Nice on the eye...waste of money otherwise

    Posted
    DissatisfiedCustomer

    Long story short, using this case has almost caused me to replace my phone twice. After a month of use, the phone falls out if my purse. The "magnetic case opens up during fall and shatters the screen!!! 2nd incident, after replacing the phone. The phone comes out of the case shell...will consider this damage minor compared to the 1st. But I will NO LONGER use this EXPENSIVE case for looks only and NO SOLID protection. This case needs a strap to keep it CLOSED and possible protect your phone.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good option to protect your GS8+

    Posted
    DrBES
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    Accustomed to the flip covers of the S5, S6 and S7 models, I doubted (and much) if I should buy it, since it did not have a transparent window like the previous versions. However, I found in this model a very good option and I am glad with the purchase. Pros: have the possibility to use the kickstand to be able to use a mouse or keyboard (obviously on bluetooth connection with S8+). Cons: The main cover will ruin and scratch very quickly, even if you are too carefull. Samsung should improve that material.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Buy THIS Case for your Samsung Galaxy 8+

    Posted
    csclady
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    This case is made for the Samsung Galaxy S8+ -- it's like a hand in a glove. You can answer calls without opening the case. The back swivels to create a stand. I've dropped my phone numerous times and it protected it each time. Bonus--I could not get the Midnight Blue phone but this case makes it seem like I did anyway! Can't go wrong with this case.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this case

    Posted
    SunDevil
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    I really like this case. I feel it is protecting the entire phone vs only the backside. I didn't think I would like the always on feature of the Samsung S8+ coming through the front of the case but I've become accustomed to it and find myself looking at it regularly for the time and status of things (i.e. email or text messages). I originally wanted black and accidentally picked up the orchid gray. I'm glad I did as it's nice to have something not be fully black once in a while.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Unimaginable Upgrade

    Posted
    mjo81
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    I had the S-View cover on my last several phones, S6, S6+, and S7... I was always happy with the sleek design and shimmer (except the insane cost). I purchased the S8+ cover because I knew that it would meet my needs - however - the new version includes a "tent" feature for watching movies, as well as, a magnet for more stability. Just when you thought a product couldn't get better (except for the price), both the price and function improved! Touchee Samsung!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great case

    Posted
    NTXShopper
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    I keep an Otterbox on my Galaxy S8 Plus during the work week as being in the construction business can be tough on phones. However, I purchased the S-View flip case for evenings and weekends out and couldn't be happier. Much thinner than the S-View wallet case, and for me it was the better option - why carry your whole life in a phone case? It doesn't add much thickness or width to the phone, and the kickstand/easel works great when watching videos.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Neat everyday case

    Posted
    Qooasian
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    This offers decent scratch protection for my S8+. I haven't dropped it yet, nor do I intend to but I if you fumble your phone a lot you really should get a case with better corner protection. Otherwise the always on cover and the ability to answer and end calls through the front is nice since I don't have to dirty my screen when I put my oily face on it. The case can get scratched since it's plastic, but let's be realistic, that why we use a case.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good case

    Posted
    DGoodin
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    Really good case if you price match it. I think it was about $50 in store, but I price matched down to about $25. There's no physical indication as to the volume rocker or Bixby button when the case is closed, but it's no big deal if you disable the Bixby button anyways. I was afraid that a flip case would add too much dimension to the phone, but it's actually pretty streamlined. A+/10 (if you're paying sub $30)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Flip Case

    Posted
    Mike
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    This is one of the better flip covers I have used on a phone. I lover that Samsung finally implemented the ability to actually use it as a stand case to use in Landscape mode to watch videos. None of the previous Samsung OEM cases had the ability. Sure, there are tons of other third party cases that do this, which I have also tried, but none of which has the fit and finish of the Samsung made one. I may buy another one in the Silver color too.

    I would recommend this to a friend