LG G3 QuickCircle vs Galaxy S5 S-View vs One (M8) Dot View cases

LG G3 QuickCircle vs Galaxy S5 S-View vs One (M8) Dot View cases
Flagship smartphones cost north of $600 these days, if you buy them outright without subsidies, or they may come for less, but bind you with a two-year carrier contract, so they are not an investment to be taken likely. That's why many of them end up wrapped up in a case immediately after purchase, providing both a piece of mind for the owner, and a protection of their resale value. A lot of cases, however, are not just for simple chassis protection any more, as some of them add extra features, or simplify your interaction with the wrapped-up handset. 

Nowhere is that more visible as with the official manufacturer cases that were outed for this season's Android flagships like the LG G3, Samsung Galaxy S5, and the HTC One (M8). The LG QuickCircle case, Samsung's S-View Cover, and HTC's Dot View each offer a unique approach to caging your phone, while still providing quick access to a lot of common tasks and notifications you need on an everyday basis. That's why we decided to give you a brief overview of the functions that each stock wrapper brings to the table.

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29 Comments

1. amiroomg

Posts: 19; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

dot case on m8 is the best.. very elegant and smart case.

4. buccob

Posts: 2955; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I looks very nice but I am worried about dots getting fill with dirt...

19. sam_tek

Posts: 105; Member since: Feb 18, 2011

Are you planning on setting the phone up on top of your cupboard and forgetting it till next month end?

22. buccob

Posts: 2955; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Lol... no, but lint in pockets, dirt accumulation and other factors may contribute to make it happen... Hopefully the case itself is not prone to that anyway I am not getting an M8... I will probably get a ZL2 if release globally and keep it naked

25. sam_tek

Posts: 105; Member since: Feb 18, 2011

still don't see that as a concern, but I get your point this time!

2. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Dot view case for me, it's the best selling case from htc as I know. In almost every part of the world they sell it, it is running out of stock

3. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

am i the only one who hates flip cases?

6. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Yes you are.

7. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

i guess having to flip a case to access your phone is the new fun.

14. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Okay. Change here. I guess I'm the only one who likes them lol

15. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

There are many who hate flip cases...including me....it doesn't give any protection plus you should open it up every time to use phone....

16. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Doesn't give any protection? Where did that come from? I understand if you don't like them, but saying it doesn't give any protection is just stupid... It covers the back and front fully and sometimes sides too. And with soft material. Like that a phone can easily survive even a huge drop... I mean a HUUGE drop.

20. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

And they prevent display scratches, which are apparently still a thing.

8. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

I'm with you. I can't stay flip cases...

9. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

I hate em too. Makes it very difficult to use camera. Especially in M8's case

10. grams17

Posts: 22; Member since: May 10, 2011

no your not.

12. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

You're not alone

18. R-vjn

Posts: 301; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

you got company..!

5. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Why did Samsung make that case rectangular? Isn't a case supposed to be the same shape as the phone? Or if not then it should be something very funky.

11. brasstax

Posts: 540; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Should these cases not be part of the retail package to begin with? Its almost scandalous that after forking out 600 quid for the phone, I need to pay extra for a case

13. mr2009

Posts: 34; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

naked phones the best...

26. buccob

Posts: 2955; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

yes! specially waterproof devices. I like the wrist lanyard

17. twens

Posts: 1167; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Stupid cases. I like my phones raw. LOL

21. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2262; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

LIKE WHO CARES ABOUT CASES SMMHH. why cover the beauty of the phone? unless its a galaxy.

23. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Galaxy N3 S2 are really nice ok looking phone.

24. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

I hate flip covers but find the dot case pretty cool ..

27. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

Dot case is cool but functionality is so limited. Quickcircle case looks like the best. Too bad these are exclusive to each phone.

28. preetmalhotra

Posts: 114; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

I want to know one thing, whenever I move to battery section(GS4), is says "Screen:87%" or something like that. How someone on this planet can use such covers which keeps the screen on all of the time(especially LCDs) and eats so much battery. Please Explain!

29. justsayit

Posts: 256; Member since: May 09, 2013

am i the only one didn't like to put cover on my phone?

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