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Flip or S-View cover for the S5 ala S4 ?

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20th August 2014, 09:39 AM   |  #1  
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I'm browsing the web in search of a S5 cover for my wife and I'm shocked to see how poor the choice actually is.

I'm searching for a Flip Cover (with or without the S-View function) in the style of the S4 which was fantastic as it was really slim, something that matters for her.

The official S5 covers look like crap : expensive, bulky, doesn't even close properly and you can't turn the flip part around the phone. It's like they were trying to make a book..

Even the generally good Spiegen/Ringke catalog is poor when it comes to flip covers (too bulky or they are wallet versions, which she's not into).

Any advice ?
20th August 2014, 07:07 PM   |  #2  
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I have s-view ant it fells awesome, no problems! In my opinion you should get s-view, or just place screen protector! s-view feel great in hands and it easy flips to the back of phone. Its not even bulky! Phone looks more amazing in it.

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But i should say one thing: s-view screen gets dirty too easy!
20th August 2014, 07:08 PM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by DannyBiker

I'm browsing the web in search of a S5 cover for my wife and I'm shocked to see how poor the choice actually is.

I'm searching for a Flip Cover (with or without the S-View function) in the style of the S4 which was fantastic as it was really slim, something that matters for her.

The official S5 covers look like crap : expensive, bulky, doesn't even close properly and you can't turn the flip part around the phone. It's like they were trying to make a book..

Even the generally good Spiegen/Ringke catalog is poor when it comes to flip covers (too bulky or they are wallet versions, which she's not into).

Any advice ?

Actually there is more than you think, you just need to know where to search for them, I do agree, the range is limited if you compare it to the note 3, not sure about the S4.

try searching samsung's home town.
21st August 2014, 09:35 PM   |  #4  
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I have the S view case also, and I really like it. No need to open it to do small things like open camera. I really like it.
24th August 2014, 08:04 PM   |  #5  
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I have one of the OE Samsung flip covers and really like it. I used to have problems with my phone's screen coming on in my pocket and this automatically keeps the display turned off.
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Originally Posted by DannyBiker

I'm browsing the web in search of a S5 cover for my wife and I'm shocked to see how poor the choice actually is.

I'm searching for a Flip Cover (with or without the S-View function) in the style of the S4 which was fantastic as it was really slim, something that matters for her.

The official S5 covers look like crap : expensive, bulky, doesn't even close properly and you can't turn the flip part around the phone. It's like they were trying to make a book..

Even the generally good Spiegen/Ringke catalog is poor when it comes to flip covers (too bulky or they are wallet versions, which she's not into).

Any advice ?

I don't think anyone knows how to read.

You can find some aftermarket ones on the web similar to the S4 but quality wise im not sure

I feel your pain it's one of the main reasons i have not upgraded from S4 to S5 i love how simple, skinny flap and ROUNDED the corners are on my S4 s view cover they Fu**ed up with the S5's case with being square edged and the stitching unnecessary. They need to make a S5 case exactly like the S4's (they can put the big window in) but use same materials f
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I initially bought the S-view case for mine... Honestly I wasn't impressed. Very cheesy materials, and a lot of apps didn't know how to use the s-view functionality. Of course if you put a different ROM on the phone that isn't touchwiz based all that functionality goes out the window. I ended up ordering a Spigen SlimArmor case and never looked back.
26th August 2014, 03:07 PM   |  #8  
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Yes I agree with you. S5 fill covers are really disappointed and ugly.
27th August 2014, 04:59 PM   |  #9  
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I don't think anyone knows how to read.

You can find some aftermarket ones on the web similar to the S4 but quality wise im not sure

I feel your pain it's one of the main reasons i have not upgraded from S4 to S5 i love how simple, skinny flap and ROUNDED the corners are on my S4 s view cover they Fu**ed up with the S5's case with being square edged and the stitching unnecessary. They need to make a S5 case exactly like the S4's (they can put the big window in) but use same materials f
ake leather isn't for everyone

i actually think the squared design of the S5 s-view case is an upgrade to the S4's. say if you drop the phone on the corners, the squared part will take impact first and save your phone more or less. i've had the S-view case for the S4 for some time, but switches between some tpu cases and the s-view. to each their own though, i feel the S5 s-view case is better in all perspectives compared to the last generation, the only gripe is that it's heavier and thicker.
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Originally Posted by oFillo

I don't think anyone knows how to read.

You can find some aftermarket ones on the web similar to the S4 but quality wise im not sure

I feel your pain it's one of the main reasons i have not upgraded from S4 to S5 i love how simple, skinny flap and ROUNDED the corners are on my S4 s view cover they Fu**ed up with the S5's case with being square edged and the stitching unnecessary. They need to make a S5 case exactly like the S4's (they can put the big window in) but use same materials f
ake leather isn't for everyone

The old design for the s4 has horrible!! It the same back piece with a flap on it and provided no protection at all. I literally dropped it once and shattered my screen. The new on is way better.

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