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By squarejp, Senior Member on 5th May 2013, 05:08 PM
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I love my original s-View cover but it interferes my s4 compass especially with the cover is folded to the back of the phone. I can clearly see how the cover changes the direction of the Google Map compass while flipping the cover.

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5th May 2013, 07:59 PM |#2  
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That's because there's a magnet in it to activate the hal sensor to tell the screen to go to s-veiw window


If you take a magnet and put it where the sensor is on the phone with the s-veiw cover open your screen will change like if the cover is closed

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5th May 2013, 09:28 PM |#3  
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If the S-View covers work with the aid of a magnet, how does this one work?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=281100942769

As I understand, no magnets here and yet they claim it has all S-View abilities!

PS ... anyone bought this cover? If yes, is this latched on to the built in battery cover or does it reduce bulk by replacing the battery cover?

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5th May 2013, 09:37 PM |#4  
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Originally Posted by Paparasee

If the S-View covers work with the aid of a magnet, how does this one work?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=281100942769

As I understand, no magnets here and yet they claim it has all S-View abilities!

PS ... anyone bought this cover? If yes, is this latched on to the built in battery cover or does it reduce bulk by replacing the battery cover?

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Got to have a magnet to trigger the S4 S-View mode on the display. Doesn't say it's got a magnet in the listing, then again doesn't say it hasn't.... Looks like it's got kind of a tpu case which snaps round the phone and the cover is glued onto that.
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6th May 2013, 03:20 AM |#5  
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Originally Posted by Paparasee

If the S-View covers work with the aid of a magnet, how does this one work?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=281100942769

As I understand, no magnets here and yet they claim it has all S-View abilities!

PS ... anyone bought this cover? If yes, is this latched on to the built in battery cover or does it reduce bulk by replacing the battery cover?

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I have this cover. It does not replace the battery cover, but fits over it. However, the "leather" is very thin, so the case doesn't really add much bulk. The s-view function works perfectly. However, I won't continue to use this case once a better s-view case comes out. The part that holds the phone in the case doesn't cover the corners of the phone, so they are vulnerable if the phone is dropped. And, the front of the case could easily open if the phone is dropped, so there is no protection for the front of the phone, either. I really prefer flip cases, because I ruined an expensive phone by dropping it, so I want something that protects the phone. I really like the s-view option, but this isn't the case for me.
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6th July 2013, 12:12 AM |#6  
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I got a cheap copy of the S-View which fits perfectly and works just as good. Unfortunately it seems the magnet is too strong because the S-View mode activates when I fold the cover around the back!

Is there any way to fix this?
6th July 2013, 12:24 AM |#7  
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Yeah do what I did, take it off, throw it into the corner in disgust, and put a tpu flip case on instead.

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6th July 2013, 02:44 AM |#8  
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Yeah do what I did, take it off, throw it into the corner in disgust, and put a tpu flip case on instead.

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Dude, do you have a link to the one you bought - does it work just like the S-View?
4th August 2013, 02:13 PM |#9  
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I have the cover from Tridea. Got it yesterday.

It is actually quite nice and protects the phone better than the original S-view case. However, this is magnetic too and makes the compass more or less unusable.
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I got a cheap copy of the S-View which fits perfectly and works just as good. Unfortunately it seems the magnet is too strong because the S-View mode activates when I fold the cover around the back!

Is there any way to fix this?

I'm wondering this too. I paid $7, versus $60, so I can't complain, but I would LOVE to find out that the authentic ones actually fix this critical issue.
9th August 2013, 12:04 PM |#11  
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Why not buy an original one, guaranteed to work. I have had mine since day one and works great, even when flipped back. I can post a video. If need be.

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