Lifeproof fre/nuud vs otterbox preserver for iphone 5s

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by arctyler, Dec 25, 2013.

  1. arctyler macrumors regular

    Jan 20, 2011
    I am looking into getting a new case and I'm looking to get something that is waterproof for my iphone 5s that I just got for Christmas. I had a lifeproof on my old iPhone 4S which I thought was pretty good until the volume/vibrate switch got a hole in it which let water in but I assume that they have fixed that by now with the 5s, but I am now stuck between these 3 and I'm not quite sure on which one I want to get, what do you guys think?
  2. Larry.dowdell23 macrumors newbie

    Dec 14, 2013
    I have all three cases that I have used in the past, and I am currently using the otterbox preserver series for the iPhone 5s when I know I'm going to be near water other than that I use the leather case for the iPhone 5s only because the touch id doesn't work most of of the time while in the case. There are a lot of pros and cons for using a waterproof case. The life proof fre' case is the worst in my opinion because of the screen protector, the life proof nuud is a better solution because it doesn't have a screen protector built and it comes with and optional screen protector that you can apply if you want! And the otterbox preserver is the best as in screen protection!

    Sound on the lifeproof nuud is by far the best out of the 3. And there is a belt clip option for the lifeproof where there is no belt clip option for the otterbox at this time.

    I hope that some of this information is useful to you as when you go to purchase a waterproof case.
  3. Robster3 macrumors 68000

    Dec 13, 2012
    The screen protector in the new 5S Fre is great. Sits flush and works good. Just did a 12 day trip to Bali with it. No problem at all in and under water.
  4. arctyler thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 20, 2011
    You didn't have any problems with the touch ID at all? I bought this case last night since it was the only one they had in stock at verizon with 25% off, and I cannot get the touch ID to work 9 out of 10 times, I am most likely going to return it today
  5. Robster3 macrumors 68000

    Dec 13, 2012
    Touch ID is hit and miss with or without a case. I have it off.

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