The S View Galaxy S7 Edge Cover features the useful auto on-off feature, which basically means that when you close the front lid of the case the phone turns off automatically, and when you open it, the phone display lights up. If you don't have a fingerprint set up, you can go to using it straight away once you open it, and if you do have a fingerprint setup, you'd first need to unlock the phone.
Turning over to the case itself, we notice that Samsung has improved its grip, so while it's tight now, it's not as tight as the official Galaxy S6 cases that were such a snug fit that it was a pain taking them on and off. That's not the case here: the phone fits easily and sits snugly fitting.
We're not particularly impressed with the materials used in the S View Cover: it feels paper-like, not necessarily premium in feel, and the same applies to the padding on the inside.
Size-wise, the case does add some bulk to the otherwise impressively well built Galaxy S7 Edge: it makes it noticeably thicker, but the change is not as huge as with other, more ruggedized cases. The case itself is not too heavy, so it won't make your phone brick like in the hand.
Color choices are the typical for Samsung selection: you get a silver (the one we used for this review), white, black, gold, and all of them feature translucent plastic clasps on the four edges.
All in all, the Galaxy S7 Edge S View Cover is a stylish case that does not add too much bulk to the Galaxy S7 Edge. It also brings a very decent level of protection as the phone is protected from all sides, including the front, and you can safely slip it in the pocket and not worry if your keys are there and could scratch it. It will also protect the phone from drops, but it lacks the advanced protection that rubbery, more ruggedized cases provide, so it might not be enough if you are the type that often has their phone slip out of their pocket or just not very careful handling it. which can deal catastrophic damage to it.
- Stylish looks
- Does not add too much bulk
- S View window allows quick access to camera and favorites
- Not very great, paper-like feel