1. ajl's Avatar
    For any of you that use protective cases, which do you prefer? I own both, but really can't decide! My Lifeproof is great, it's dirt proof, and water proof! but the screen protector kills me, it has a couple of scratches and smudges always seem to get the best of me. However, with the Otterbox I was able to remove the built in screen protector, and I get great use out of it.

    What do you guys think? (Aside from going naked), go for the more protective from drops case, or waterproof/dirt proof?
    07-29-2014 02:55 AM
  2. taz323's Avatar
    Have both, but prefer the Otterbox, (Symmetry)
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    07-29-2014 03:14 AM
  3. donemt's Avatar
    Try the Lifeproof Nuud it has no screen protector. I have a Zagg on always


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    07-29-2014 11:18 AM
  4. veritas_vincit's Avatar
    I prefer Otterbox Preserver. Better screen protector than Lifeproof.


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    07-29-2014 11:22 AM
  5. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    Lifeproof nd
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    07-29-2014 01:33 PM
  6. jkel777's Avatar
    I have both the Defender and Fre for the 5s. Use the Fre regularly. Trying to go back to the Defender or a slimmer, non-waterproof/dust-proof case, but my semi-OCD gets the better of me...
    07-29-2014 01:51 PM
  7. ctl904's Avatar
    I have had bad luck with several Otterbox phone cases in the past and won't give them anymore $. Saw the Lifeproof Nd on a friend's 5s and really liked it but I haven't been able to justify the price tag to myself yet.
    Last edited by ctl904; 07-29-2014 at 08:42 PM. Reason: typo
    07-29-2014 08:41 PM
  8. zerog46's Avatar
    I have all of them and use them for different stuff. Going to the beach tomorrow so gonna through on the LP so it doesn't get wet or sand on it.
    07-29-2014 08:52 PM
  9. jkel777's Avatar
    Looks like I spoke too soon... Water tested the case today (without the phone, of course), and it leaked near the speaker grille. Filed an RMA with LifeProof, so hopefully that goes through. If there's one word of advice I can give, it's to make sure to water-test the case every month or so.
    07-29-2014 11:01 PM
  10. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Otter is a great company with great products. I've heard nothing but great things about the Preserver. I hope they make them for the iPhone 6 in time for me to get one.
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    07-29-2014 11:29 PM
  11. reeneebob's Avatar
    Lifeproof nuud FTW.
    07-29-2014 11:30 PM
  12. HAWK's Avatar
    +1 for otterbox defender
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    07-29-2014 11:35 PM
  13. bjoostema's Avatar
    Both are awesome and do a good job of protecting devices but my personal vote is for the LP. I like the extra comfort of knowing it's waterproof and the fact that I can easily fit it in my pocket without being overly-aware it's there. Otterbox is awesome but I feel like the quality has lessened some over the years.
    07-30-2014 09:33 AM
  14. HAWK's Avatar
    Both are awesome and do a good job of protecting devices but my personal vote is for the LP. I like the extra comfort of knowing it's waterproof and the fact that I can easily fit it in my pocket without being overly-aware it's there. Otterbox is awesome but I feel like the quality has lessened some over the years.
    Just curious, but how do you feel their quality has lessened over the years? If I remember correctly they have improved because the 4 and 4s cases used to fall apart because the rubber would stretch out and they just wouldn't fit right. All of the cases for the 5 and 5s that I have seen have been the highest of quality.
    07-30-2014 09:42 AM
  15. ajl's Avatar
    Just curious, but how do you feel their quality has lessened over the years? If I remember correctly they have improved because the 4 and 4s cases used to fall apart because the rubber would stretch out and they just wouldn't fit right. All of the cases for the 5 and 5s that I have seen have been the highest of quality.
    Maybe he's a little off, with the quality lessening. But I definitely see where he's coming from design wise. They're both great cases, but the OBD is just large and hard to slide in and out of your pocket. While the LP keeps a nice thin, sleek design.


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    07-30-2014 01:11 PM
  16. HAWK's Avatar
    Maybe he's a little off, with the quality lessening. But I definitely see where he's coming from design wise. They're both great cases, but the OBD is just large and hard to slide in and out of your pocket. While the LP keeps a nice thin, sleek design.


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    Yeah design is one thing. But comparing the defender series to the lifeproof isn't really fair considering they are made for two different purposes. Otterbox preserver and lifeproof now there's a even match up in which I'd have to say lifeproof wins
    07-30-2014 01:15 PM
  17. ajl's Avatar
    Yeah design is one thing. But comparing the defender series to the lifeproof isn't really fair considering they are made for two different purposes. Otterbox preserver and lifeproof now there's a even match up in which I'd have to say lifeproof wins
    I understand. for your needs a Defender is better suited for you. correct?


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    07-30-2014 01:26 PM
  18. HAWK's Avatar
    I understand. for your needs a Defender is better suited for you. correct?


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    Yes it is. But all I was saying was defender and lifeproof aren't even the same style case. Defender is more compared to a ballistic case
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    07-30-2014 04:33 PM
  19. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    I like my life proof nuud. It works well and is great on my belt. I have nothing but positive things to say about it.
    07-30-2014 04:44 PM
  20. geezio's Avatar
    My life proof nd has saved my phone several times I work construction around a lot of water and dirt ,dropped it in the tub when my son was bathing in mud in a deep pit ! Every time I got home took the case off .....like new still ! In my 5 I had a otter box defender case that the case itself scratched it and left a mark around the front facing camera that would not come off ...so LIFEPROOF ND all the way even the FRĒ is awesome!
    07-30-2014 05:01 PM
  21. HAWK's Avatar
    Yes lifeproof is a good case
    07-30-2014 05:09 PM
  22. ajl's Avatar
    Agreed^^. My Otterbox Defender has left scratches, as well as dirt that will not rub off around the top cut out near the ear piece. very, annoying.
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    07-30-2014 05:58 PM
  23. phreddyl's Avatar
    I prefer lifeproof. Much slimmer design
    07-30-2014 06:55 PM
  24. DaleJrGirl's Avatar
    Otterbox Defender
    07-30-2014 07:02 PM
  25. geezio's Avatar
    Ok so just earlier I was commenting on how I love the life proof case and on my way in from work I dropped my phone in the yard and didn't find it until an hour later my dog had got a hold of it and so he loves to chew up stuff well here is the out come my phone is not even scratched case didn't really make it but I am definitely 100% going to get another LIFEPROOF ND !!!!!...Sad but happy my phone is still like new had it since March
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    07-30-2014 09:50 PM
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