The S-View folio case has had less emphasis in Samsungâ€™s marketing of late, however that doesnâ€™t mean itâ€™s not an incredibly useful thing to have around. The fact that it allows for interaction with a small part of the screen for menial tasks means you save battery life and is generally quite convenient. The only problem is that the S-View case is usually not included with the purchase of a Samsung device, and it tends to be a little overpriced. Accessory maker, Moshi, wants to be your second option as it has its own S-View product, the Moshi Sensecover for the Samsung Galaxy S6 – and weâ€™ve been checking it out.
Whatâ€™s in the box
Inside the minimal white box youâ€™ll find the Sensecover case itself and a statement of lifetime warranty from Moshi – not a bad start. This isnâ€™t the first Sensecover that weâ€™ve had a look at: we also had a look at the version for the Samsung Galaxy S5, and this one for the Samsung Galaxy S6 is much of the same, though with a few new tricks.
The Sensecover is made from two main materials – what Moshi calls a â€œleatheretteâ€ covering and an inner shell that is most probably polycarbonate. What this makes for is a very hard inner case covered with a soft, cloth-like exterior that is durable and doesnâ€™t look out of place anywhere. In case you havenâ€™t heard of Moshi before, this is what they excel at – unassuming, elegant accessories that compliment your device, rather than overpower it.
There are two coloured versions of the Sensecover for you to choose from: weâ€™ve got the Steel Black version which gives off a distinct gunmetal vibe, and there is also a Rose Pink version, for those who are so inclined.
How does it perform
As far as case formats go, the folio case can be considered pretty protective as it inherently has protection for your screen, but the Sensecover gives you additional insurance by adding a sizeable lip around the edge of the inner shell to protect your screen in case you do manage to drop it that way.
Despite all this protection, the Sensecover is actually extremely light – thatâ€™s thanks mostly to the nature of polycarbonate, but in general the materials are just lightweight. This is really what you want in a case so that it doesnâ€™t change too much how your phone feels. In terms of accessibility, you will have ample space to access all ports of the device, and all buttons are covered by the sides of the inner shell.
Unfortunately, as I only have a Galaxy S6 dummy, I canâ€™t test the functionality of the S-View itself, but Iâ€™ve got no reason to believe it shouldnâ€™t and the plastic appears to be quite durable too.
As an added bonus, the front cover of the Sensecover can be folded back, allowing your Galaxy S6 to sit at a tilted angle, which is useful for those of you who watch lots of videos on your phone. It should be noted that thereâ€™s not really a stopping mechanism for what angle the case sits at, so youâ€™ll be fiddling with it to try and sit at the angle that you really want, but itâ€™s a handy feature nonetheless.
What I like about the Moshi Sensecover for the Samsung Galaxy S6
Iâ€™m a big fan of how the Sensecover looks – it has the benefit of looking like a normal folio case, but on closer inspection you can see that it has bits of flair that really make it a quality accessory. The â€œleatheretteâ€ material is particularly good as it is one of the most interesting materials I have seen on any case as it combines durability and style.
What I donâ€™t like about the Moshi Sensecover for the Samsung Galaxy S6
At $44.99 USD, the Sensecover is marginally cheaper than the official Galaxy S6 S-view flip cover, which retails for $49.99 USD. While I like the build and feel for the Sensecover, its price point makes it a direct premium competitor to the S-View as opposed to a cheap alternative. Itâ€™s a bit of a bummer to me as the Sensecover is very good, but I feel that its price proximity to the S-View could bode ill – you can always prove me wrong though.
If youâ€™re interested in finding out more about the Sensecover, you can visit its product page on the Moshi website here. Weâ€™ve also provided Amazon links below to the products if you feel inclined.
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- Extremely lightweight
- Elegant appearance
- Still quite expensive