The product I will review in this article is the Official Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Flip Wallet Cover – Orange sold by Mobile Fun. Before starting the review, I would like to say a huge thank you to Mobile Fun for sending out this product for me to review. They sell a lot of great GALAXY S6 Cases so please check them out.
What’s Good About This Case
Similar to the Genuine Samsung Galaxy S4 Orange Flip Case Cover I reviewed about 2 years ago, this case is an official Samsung accessory meaning it’s made of a high quality synthetic leather material which feels great to hold in the hand and provides added grip when using the phone.
It’s orange! Orange is my favourite colour so it’s nice to have a case cover to compliment my own personal tastes but this cover is also available in a wide variety of colours including Blue, White, Gold, Yellow and Green so there’s sure to be something to fit your taste and it’s nice of Samsung to give customers a nice variety in an accessory.
As you might expect, being an official Samsung accessory means that it’s specifically made for the GALAXY S6 Edge and as such there are precise cutouts for the camera on the back as well as generous cutouts on top and bottom to give access to ports like the micro USB, headphone and sim card slot. The entire right side is exposed giving comfortable access to the sleep wake button, the left side is covered but there are embossed volume buttons which don’t require much force to be pressed.
The inside of the case on the left, i.e. the part that will go over the screen is a soft touch rubber material, meaning the screen will not get damaged. This also houses a card slot that can hold 2 cards like credit or debit cards.
There is a small sticker on this part of the case when you buy it which does mention the risk of demagnetizing cards but this is only known to have happened with hotel cards and even then the risk is very small.
The case also has smart wake capability meaning it will wake the phone as you lift the cover and lock the screen as you close the cover. The case also has full support for wireless charging so if you have a Qi charger then you won’t have any problem in using it with this case on your phone.
The inside of the case on the right, i.e. the part the phone will go onto is a microfibre material meaning it actually cleans the back of the phone of any dust and debris that might have gathered. The phone is securely held in place with this cover as there are four plastic cornered grooves.
It can be a bit difficult to take off the case but that’s actually a good thing since the device is well secured once in the case. How often will you be taking your device out of the case anyway? The case also doesn’t add much bulk or weight to the phone, keeping the same thin profile, meaning sliding the case cover into a jeans pocket or something isn’t an issue at all.
What’s Not So Good About This Case
Since the case curves over to the right to cover the entire screen of the S6 Edge, this means that Edge display features like Night Clock and Edge Lighting won’t work. I don’t know about you but I’d rather lose these features in exchange for protection of the curved screen, but that’s just me. To get around this if you want to, you can open the cover and then lay the case flat with the screen facing down for Edge Lighting to still work or screen facing up for Night clock to still work but this doesn’t look as tidy as the case top cover folded over.
As a sidenote there is an official flip wallet cover for the Galaxy Note Edge that leaves the Edge part exposed but again as you’ll see from the pictures, this means it’s not protected from scratches or drops.
At times when I had the case open and was holding it in one hand, I found it a bit difficult to adjust the volume but this was my mistake. I tried to press the volume buttons on the device while the case was open, whereas it’s actually easier to use the embossed volume buttons on the outside of the case while the phone is in the case. It’s great that Samsung have taken on board feedback from previous generation of these cases because on the S4 one I reviewed there weren’t any embossed buttons and that one was a real pain to press the volume rocker. I still feel the ideal solution would be a cutout on the case for the volume buttons but the embossed buttons on this S6 Edge case is a step forward in the right direction.
The case also doesn’t feature a way to stand up the phone at an angle to consume media, but I guess that would have added some bulk had they included it. It depends on what you need more, a case with a card slot and minimal bulk or a slightly bulkier case but one with stand functionality.
Finally, the price is quite steep, while £24.99 is to be expected for an official first party accessory with quite a few features, it might still not be justified for some of you.
Ultimately, the Official Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Flip Wallet does what it says, it adds protection to the front and rear of the phone without any unnecessary bulk or weight, it’s available in a range of colours and the cutouts are nice. However, spending almost 25 pounds on a case might not be worth it for some of you. The price is somewhat justified in the level of detail in terms of cut outs but also the materials and their finishes, for example synthetic leather cover material on the exterior with microfibre and soft toucher rubber inside so overall I would recommend this case cover.
So what do you guys think of the Official Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Flip Wallet Cover in Orange? What case are you using for your Samsung GALAXY S6 Edge if you have one? Let us know in the comment section below.