Monday, April 22, 2013

Lifeproof Fre for iPhone 5

Hey guys, today i'm going to be reviewing the new Lifeproof Fre case for the iPhone 5.  I had the opportunity to review the Lifeproof case for the iPhone 4/4S here.

The Lifeproof Fre case is essentially the same case as was offered on the iPhone 4/4S.  The ports and controls are covered in the same fashion and the lightning charging port has a small door just like previously.

Something that I have to add (assuming you read my Lifeproof review) is that they have improved the touch screen cover on this new version.  Immediately after installing the case, it sat a lot more flush to the screen with only a slight air gap.  Over a week or so, the gap is pretty much gone except for the top towards the earphone.

My wife has been testing this case for a few weeks now and she is pretty tough on her phone i.e. tossing it in her purse, shoving it in her wristlet, dropping it etc.  One thing worth noting is that the screen cover tends to accumulate a lot of oils from the users face as it does not have an oleophobic coating, but this is easily cleaned.  All in all, the case is holding up to all the abuse she can throw at it and the phone is totally pristine when I remove it (couldn't even find specs of dust inside).

Lifeproof is offering this case for $79.99 and is readily available here.

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