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Best Samsung Galaxy S5 Cases: Latest Cases Tried and Tested

Michael Sawh

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Samsung S View cover

1 / 7

Reviewed by Michael Sawh

27 June 2016

Samsung S View Cover

Samsung's official case has previously been available for the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the S4 and now you can get a quick glance at information on your S5. It's essentially a flip-style cover with a design very similar to Samsung's official Flip Wallet case with an added window at the front that let's you view notifications, answer or reject calls, see pedometer progress and even take pictures with the camera.

To house the S5 you'll need to take off the removable back to clip into a sensor chip to activate the S View Window interface. On the front lid there's also a series of magnets like those found in the iPad Smart Cover to awaken the phone when opened.

At first glance the S View cover looks like it's made of leather, but on closer inspection you'll quickly realise that what looks like real leather is actually synthetic. For the price, we were certainly hoping for something a little more luxurious.

It's a slim fitting case at least and doesn't add any significant weight to the S5. We would have liked to have seen a pull tab to better secure the case and when you take pictures, there's a black line across the top of the screen where the cut out sits too flush against the sensor, though you can take 'square' photos using the window at the front -- a neat addition.

Like the Dot View case for the HTC One M8, the S View case is a really interesting idea and is actually more useful than the HTC's offering. It could really benefit from more interesting third-party app support to make it worth spending close to £50 on. As an official case, it's good but by no means perfect.

Buy Now at Amazon.co.uk from £3

At time of review the Samsung S View Cover was avaible for £44.99.

(Case provided by MobileFun.co.uk)

Our Score:

7

Jeffrey Fazal

April 20, 2014, 4:38 am

I received my Galaxy S5 just two days before and it seems
good with dotted back cover and 5.1 inch front screen along with whole water
resistant body. I am living in wet areas where rainfall occurs all day long. So
this phone is best suited according to my lifestyle and conditions of region
where I am living. Apart from that, the next thing that I am looking to buy is flip
case with wireless charger as I found one for it on Amazon by CHOETECH that
cost much lower than the cost of official one.

Tom Sandy

April 21, 2014, 11:43 pm

I got the RipperCase Samsung S5 Ultra from Amazon. Nice soft touch material, awesome grip and a premium feel to it which was what I was looking for.

macloo stanley

April 29, 2014, 9:32 am

Samsung phone Charger: Samsung mobile phones require power
to work. Without this, they're as useful as a brick-probably even less. Your
Samsung Phone charger is how these phones are powered. Without a power charge,
the battery of most Samsung phones are able to achieve incredible lengths of
duration with some phones lasting for as much as 48 hours without a charge.
However, despite Samsung's amazing achievement in battery life, you will still
need to charge your mobile device from time to time. When that time comes, the CHOETECH
http://www.amazon.com/CHOETECH...
Samsung phone charger will be the
answer.

DavidG

May 15, 2014, 4:09 pm

I bought the Otterbox commuter case that Android Authority recommended

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