Lifeproof looks cool. But does it protect against drops?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iHavequestions, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

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    I currently have an Otterbox Defender, and it makes me feel like the phone can go through almost anything. With a smaller case like Lifeproof, will it offer similar protection against drops? I love how it's waterproof.

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    Also, iLounge says that the screen is a little to far from the phone and takes sensitivity away from the ability to control it with a light touch. Is this true?

    http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/reviews/entry/lifeproof-cases-lifeproof-for-iphone-4/
     
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    VydorScope

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    This was fixed in the 2nd Gen case (which I have). It is not as sensitive as naked screen, but pretty close.

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    Go to their site, and watch their videos on what they due to the phone. I do not plan to drop test mine, but all the reviews I read/watch pretty much said the case performs as advertised.

    There IS a problem with the 4s light sensor though. The auto-dim will not work with it, but they plan to fix that in November and give everyone a free upgrade to the fixed case.
     
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    Biff...

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    Yes, I've already dropped my 4s twice, the case took it like a champ.
     
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    I had a few experiences with LifeProof. First experience was great, phone was waterproof, and I was taking some great underwater video etc. Then the ear piece film ripped out without warning and my phone got water damaged.

    Paid to have my iPhone replaced, got a new case sent from LifeProof, good to go! Not so fast, had the case on my phone for 2 weeks and notices the volume/vibrate toggle switch area had a rip around it (from everyday use for 2 weeks) and yet again my phone had been water damaged from water leaking from this rip.

    Had an extra LifeProof case, and sold it. Obviously I didn't have the best experience. I agree its an innovative idea, I just think that any time you put your phone in/near water you are running a risk of damage. I wouldn't recommend it.

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    I know someone whose son was showing off his iPhone 4 in the Lifeproof case. He was dropping it lightly on the ground and about the third time the screen cracked. Just don't go around showing it off, I guess.
     
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    VydorScope

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    Oh, I think that is true of all of them. I have heard the same stories about otter box... the case for me is a chance for a second chance, not an invincible shield.
     
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    Biff...

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    +1 on this. I would not drop my phone on purpose just to to show the case off. Although I have dropped it twice already, so I probably only have one more stirke and I'm out:eek:
     

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