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Posted: 1/19/2015 7:36:25 PM EST
Hey guys as the title says, my 1.5 year old Lifeproof Fre Iphone case just sorta started coming about over the last couple of weeks. First the rubber wore through on the top power button, then the rubber slide for the ringer/silent switch cracked, then the screen protector pulled out from under the rubber lip. All in all this was a great case and it did save me a few times dropping it in water BUT I would have likley alittle more longevity for a $90 case.

What else is out there for Iphone 5 that are durable and water resistant (I fly fish about 150 days a year so that is important).

I have heard some bad things about the Lifeproof's recently since they were bought out by Otter. I carry my phone in my pocket so something on the thinner side is a plus too.

Thanks
J-
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 7:39:05 PM EST
Go to Amazon and type in "supcase". Uber cheap and good high quality cases.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 7:40:28 PM EST
I would first contact Lifeproof and see if there's any sort of warranty.

I liked my Otterbox Defender for my Iphone 5C. I now have a Otterbox Commuter on my Iphone 6 and it works fine. I also recommend the "glass" type screen protectors.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 8:06:03 PM EST
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Originally Posted By gibsonsg05:
I would first contact Lifeproof and see if there's any sort of warranty.

I liked my Otterbox Defender for my Iphone 5C. I now have a Otterbox Commuter on my Iphone 6 and it works fine. I also recommend the "glass" type screen protectors.
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Its one year, so it lasted at least that long, lol

J-
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 8:12:16 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/19/2015 8:14:09 PM EST by 69cutlass]
I had a life proof case for my iPhone 4s when it was new and my first smart phone so therefore it was a gold nugget.
Encapsulated protection.
Like you my screen plexi cover started to get messed up around the perimeter, specifically on the top corner.
Still have/use the phone
Don't have any cover,been without it for couple yrs and have not f ed it up yet
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 9:32:00 PM EST
LifeProof is a damn good case, for about a year. It's worth the $80/year to keep your phone in near perfect condition. I just put my 4 in a new case because it was showing signs of wear and the phone looked as if I had just purchased it.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 9:40:52 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/19/2015 9:45:43 PM EST by DeputySC]
I always had good luck with the Otterbox defender. When I upgraded iPhones I switched to the Lunatic case that seemed pretty tuff until 1.5 years later when the metal frame where the mute button is broke apart... Bur the case was still useable. Then while taking the case off the other side of the metal frame broke. Lunatic didnt back their case up so I switched back to an Otterbox Defender. They tend to be able to take all three years worth of wear and tear to protect the phone
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 9:42:09 PM EST
Nuud
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 9:50:44 PM EST
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Originally Posted By glazer1972:
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This. I have the LifeProof Nuud case with a glass screen protector made to fit within the seal as to not screw up the seal. Works great, and like another poster said I'll buy one a year for the protection it gives. I have abused the hell out of my iPhone 5S and it looks brand new.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 11:56:36 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Poop3rscoop3r:

This. I have the LifeProof Nuud case with a glass screen protector made to fit within the seal as to not screw up the seal. Works great, and like another poster said I'll buy one a year for the protection it gives. I have abused the hell out of my iPhone 5S and it looks brand new.
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Originally Posted By glazer1972:
Nuud

This. I have the LifeProof Nuud case with a glass screen protector made to fit within the seal as to not screw up the seal. Works great, and like another poster said I'll buy one a year for the protection it gives. I have abused the hell out of my iPhone 5S and it looks brand new.


where did you get the glass protector at? That may be a decent route to go.

J-
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 12:07:37 AM EST
UAG

Great cases. Better than Otterbox IMHO.

Link Posted: 1/20/2015 2:38:22 AM EST
I'm on my third Lifeproof case for the 4. So far all of them have been good enough to break within the 1 year warranty period.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 2:45:53 AM EST
I used to keep my work I phone 5 (my work phones get abused like no other) in a super duper griffon survivor which lasted 10 months before cracking and falling apart. Now I have 4 months with a magpul I nabbed off amazon for 7$ and a fancy ass thick screen protector from amazon and it has held up to some pretty good impacts (and even thrown against walls ) so far not sure what I'll try next
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 3:09:02 AM EST
Kinda ticked that an $80 case lasts only a year... My fre also started the dive....
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 3:10:57 AM EST
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Kinda ticked that an $80 case lasts only a year... My fre also started the dive....
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Their warranty replacement process is a bit of a pain in the ass; but if you are within a year, they will replace it free.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 3:17:41 AM EST
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Their warranty replacement process is a bit of a pain in the ass; but if you are within a year, they will replace it free.
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Originally Posted By Mall-Ninja:
Kinda ticked that an $80 case lasts only a year... My fre also started the dive....


Their warranty replacement process is a bit of a pain in the ass; but if you are within a year, they will replace it free.

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