Call me a rebel but I have not put a case on my smartphone for a few years now. I don’t like the bulkiness of them and I think they take away from the design of the smartphone itself. And I guess I’m a bit of a risk taker.
Even when I found myself sitting right across the table from Jason, a Samsung Mobile rep I met at lunch today, asking me if I used a case for my Galaxy S4, I stood firm and said, “No, I don’t like cases.”
Then Jason asked if he could see my phone. When I gave it to him, he popped off the back cover, and popped on an S-View Flip Cover Folio Case. I was immediately impressed that it barely added any bulk to my phone, mainly because part of the cover replaced the existing back plate of my Galaxy S4.
Still a skeptic, I was already thinking I wouldn’t like having to flip the cover on the front of my phone open every time I wanted to use it (or just check the time). That’s when Jason said, “Watch this.”
As he closed the cover, the display on my phone immediately changed to a new display where all of the pertinent information on my phone showed up right through the transparent screen near the top of the cover. When he opened the cover, my display went right back to the normal full screen display. Almost like not believing the light in your refrigerator really goes off when you shut the door, I made Jason open and shut the cover a few more times before I believed it.
Now I was impressed.
Better yet, you don’t have to flip open the cover at all to answer a phone call, respond to an alarm or skip to another song if you’re listening to music. The closed-cover display adapts to each of these scenarios perfectly.
To be clear though, the S-View Flip Cover Folio Case is not a good case for protecting your Galaxy S4 from drops and scratches. The sides of the phone are still exposed and the cover isn’t all that thick. But it will protect the screen from smudges and scratches while barely adding any bulk to the phone and while still giving you access to key functions of your Galaxy S4.
The S-View Flip Cover Folio Case also comes in 6 different colors if you want to mix things up a bit.
As luck would have it, Jason let me keep my S-View Flip Cover Folio Case but if you want to get one of your own, you can snag one on Amazon.com for around $30. Just make sure it says ships and sold by Amazon.com and not any other 3rd party when you order it. Seems there are some fakes being sold by the other vendors. Oh and make sure you have a Samsung Galaxy S4 since the S-View Flip Cover Folio Case I’ve linked in this blog post only works with the Galaxy S4.