1. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    Did you buy your case from an unofficial retailer or on eBay?

    The reason I ask is because you mentioned it's really tight, and the sound is bassy. When I first got my iPhone 5 I got a lifeproof for like $30 on eBay? Thought I was getting a good deal. When I got the package, everything looked legit, case passed the water test and everything, but as you mentioned, it felt tight on the phone & the sound was muffled & bassy. Since i had the original Lifeproof for my iPhone 4, I knew something was off. The quality wasn't as good as the original. Did a quick Google search and realized I bought a Chinese knock-off.

    Went to Best Buy the next day, and got the real deal. It fit the phone better, and the sound quality was way better, and much clearer. I'd say it's even better than the original one for the 4/4S.
    That case is straight from LifeProof, it's bassy because of the dust proof factor. It's not quite as tight anymore.


    Blazin' tappity tap tap 2 you!
    05-14-2013 11:25 PM
  2. HeLLb0y's Avatar
    I like the lifeproof case myself. But I couldnt stand the oil effect on the screen protector of the Fre case. I bought one for my 5 and my wifes 4s. we loved how small the cases actually were and the fact that they are waterproof is a big plus. Luckily I bought both of them at Best Buy. Well long story short, I returned them both. Like I said above the oil effect or rainbow spots on the screen protector was killing it for me on the Fre case and my wife had to practically shove her case in her ear with the volume all the way up. Im not a huge fan of otterbox but thats what I wrapped my 5 in. And my wife is using my old griffin survivor case and she has no problems with that, its just a little big for her.

    Its been awhile since I posted anything. Thought I would just chime in.
    05-15-2013 10:36 AM
  3. Rockdog97's Avatar
    For those 4s users that have the "oily" effect, are you also using a screen protector on your phone, or just the glass screen that contacts the LF plastic screen protector?

    It'd be interesting to see if the oil effect is just related to non-protected screens...
    05-15-2013 05:13 PM
  4. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    For those 4s users that have the "oily" effect, are you also using a screen protector on your phone, or just the glass screen that contacts the LF plastic screen protector?

    It'd be interesting to see if the oil effect is just related to non-protected screens...
    It's caused by air between the screen and the protector. Most screen protectors cause issues with the touch screen when used in conjunction with the LifeProof case. LifeProof says to rub it against a surface like your knee and wait a week for the case the settle.


    Blazin' tappity tap tap 2 you!
    05-15-2013 05:33 PM
  5. roll-tide's Avatar
    Anti glare screen protector solves that problem completely and does not affect screen sensitivity
    05-15-2013 05:42 PM
  6. Rockdog97's Avatar
    is it just a light refractive issue then? Such that the anti-glare does not reflect light back thus eliminating the "oily" effect? Seems to make sense to me.
    05-16-2013 05:55 PM
  7. roll-tide's Avatar
    The surface of the anti-glare does not allow the two surfaces to stick together.... Simple really
    05-16-2013 06:01 PM
  8. Rockdog97's Avatar
    ah, that does make sense too.. thanks.
    05-16-2013 06:44 PM
  9. iLive an iLife's Avatar
    I had a short lived time with Lifeproof as well. I picked up the tan color at Best Buy. I loved it for about the first 48 hours and after that, the screen protector had horrible pillowing. I could barely hit the space bar. I really had to press hard to get the space to register. I packed that up and took it back.

    Not sure if anyone noticed this or not but there's a card included with the case that says "Please don't return this case to the store where you bought it - call or email us for assistance." Yeah, call or email them so they can charge you a restocking fee! Unbelievable!
    05-17-2013 08:21 PM
  10. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    I had a short lived time with Lifeproof as well. I picked up the tan color at Best Buy. I loved it for about the first 48 hours and after that, the screen protector had horrible pillowing. I could barely hit the space bar. I really had to press hard to get the space to register. I packed that up and took it back.

    Not sure if anyone noticed this or not but there's a card included with the case that says "Please don't return this case to the store where you bought it - call or email us for assistance." Yeah, call or email them so they can charge you a restocking fee! Unbelievable!
    I was never charged a restocking fee.


    Blazin' tappity tap tap 2 you!
    05-17-2013 08:38 PM
  11. iLive an iLife's Avatar
    I have returned 4 cases, I had to ask twice for the label, the other times they just emailed one to me. Depends on the rep I guess.
    I think the restocking fee only applies if you flat out return the case (like I did).
    05-17-2013 08:41 PM
  12. GingerSnapsBack's Avatar
    I had a short lived time with Lifeproof as well. I picked up the tan color at Best Buy. I loved it for about the first 48 hours and after that, the screen protector had horrible pillowing. I could barely hit the space bar. I really had to press hard to get the space to register. I packed that up and took it back.
    That's one of my gripes with the case also. When it's on, I have a difficult time typing on it as well.
    05-23-2013 09:12 AM
  13. Kristopher_Ri's Avatar
    I like Lifeproof and everything but when I had a case from them I only kept for like 2 weeks.... I was having nothing issues with the case

    - Sound Problems
    - Screen Protector Bubbles

    I went through 2 replacements after giving up and getting my money back. Maybe I will get on in the future, I do know there Customer Service isn't that great so now with OtterBox maybe there Customer Service will improve.
    05-28-2013 07:57 PM
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