Release Date: 8/17/16
Colors: Blue, Black, Gold, Silver
The Good: Fully functional cover, sleek and protects phone better
The Bad: Still no clasp to keep cover closed, still somewhat limited cover features
I reviewed both the S-View case and LED wallet case, and both offered something unique, but neither really were really something to write home about. With the third, and final, official Samsung case for the Note7 we will see if this is your best bet.
I actually opted to order online this time, instead of inside T-Mobile, so I got the same color case as my phone, Coral Blue, and mad does it make a difference. Just being able to match your phone color really sells just how great a case can look. The Clear View case is kind of the other two cases combined into one. It’s hard plastic all the way around so it does provide better protection than the other two, and its door is heavier so it stays closed more often. It fits firmly around the phone and has transparent edges like the LED wallet which looks great.
The front cover is translucent allowing you to use the always-off display and a full-screen view. You can control calls, see incoming messages, and more with this case so it’s fully functional. The only downside is that you can use the actual phone with the cover closed and you have to still open it to see messages in apps, but this is kind of expected. Most standard features use the always-on display such as phone calls. Most of the screen is black with only the buttons are lit saving battery power. The case also feels slick and smooth and looks fantastic on my phone.
What keeps this case from being perfect is the lack of a clasp to keep that damn front cover closed. This won’t protect your phone if it falls face first with the cover open so it’s a gamble. As is it though, it’s the best case of the three and this is the one I recommend the most as it’s fully functional, provides better protection, and just looks better.