Lifeproof was founded in 2009 with the sole purpose to provide complete and total freedom for you and your phone. It became the latest craze with its sleek, simple, tri-color design. As a Lifeproof case owner myself, I discovered the pros and cons of owning this case and want to share with you what they are, especially if you are considering investing in one.
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The number one pro of having this case is what it was built for, -proof anything. Waterproof, snow proof, dirt proof, and shockproof, this case will protect your phone. This case can survive drops up to 6.6 ft and can last fully submerged in 6.6 ft of water for up to an hour.
It protects the phone from any ick and grime getting inside, but the outside can be an issue. I came to find that select phone accessories do not fit with the case. Docking stations, Beats Headphones, and knock-off charging cords will not plug into the case. This can be a major hassle. Despite the other problems, the headphone situation was handled with an adapter cable that plugged into the case with an outlet on the end for the headphone jack.
Taking underwater pictures and listening to music in the shower are my two favorite things about this case because I enjoy both activities. The touchscreen works well with the steam, and the camera is crystal clear in water. Pictures turn out awesome and I can have my jam sessions while showering!
Considering the phone is -proof everything, this means that all areas of the phone are sealed shut, including the speakers. While the volume is good and you can still hear videos and music with clarity, it can sound muffled at times especially in noisy areas. The camera seal gets smudged and dirty easy which can be an issue when you are trying to capture a snapshot quickly and have no time to stop and clean it. A minor quirk but annoying at times.
Purchasing this case can range from $35 to $75 depending on colors, phone type, and location of where you buy. Online is much cheaper than in-store. I purchased my case on Amazon for $35 with free shipping. If you decide you want to go to a store such as Best Buy or the Lifeproof company, you are looking to spend at least $65.
This case has a lifetime guarantee. If your case breaches and exposes your phone to the outside world damaging it, Lifeproof will replace your case, and your phone (under circumstances). And though the price might seem far-reached and maybe a little ridiculous, if you are someone like me who has lost two phones to water damage, the price of this case is inexpensive, compared to the hundreds of dollars in repairs and replacements.
All in all, I am elated with my purchase and would recommend it to anyone looking to protect their phone and have unlimited freedom in whatever activities they participate in!