1. Will Brady's Avatar
    Are lifeproof cases overkill?
    09-01-2017 08:02 PM
  2. RicanMedic78's Avatar
    I think now they will be
    09-01-2017 08:03 PM
  3. TripleOne's Avatar
    I’m personally not a fan of LifeProof.
    Is it overkill? Well.. it depends.
    09-01-2017 08:18 PM
  4. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    Not really, they have better water/dust protection than the iPhone itself. Pretty soon they’ll have to step it up or quit for new devices because new devices will eventually have the same rating.
    09-01-2017 08:23 PM
  5. emscapt47's Avatar
    I think my lifeproof case is good if I'm gonna be around a lot of water. Has anyone had there iPhone soaked and in the water and was good?
    09-01-2017 09:47 PM
  6. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    You can make the argument that the latest generation iPhones are water resistant but Lifeproof cases still offer great protection against drops, dust, and scrapes. For me they’re overkill but my iPhone spends 95% if its time with absolutely no case. For lots of other users Lifeproof cases offer great protection above and beyond adding water resistance.
    Spencerdl and Premium1 like this.
    09-02-2017 06:44 AM
  7. knotsure's Avatar
    Now that the phones are going with better water resistance, I think the lifeproof is overkill. I am going to sticking with the otter box for now.

    The only reason I don't like the lifeproof is the muffled sound you get from the phone. I have heard people say it's not bad but I owned 3 or 4 and it was like that every time.

    I have the iPhone 7 and the galaxy s8 and have used both under water. The galaxy s8 i have went to the beach and I even dropped it in the sand and it stayed there for at least 15 minutes with water and sand washing all over it. I rinsed it real well and have had zero problems since then(June 4th). The ip7 has also seen pool action and also has never had any issues from the water.
    09-02-2017 10:35 AM
  8. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Are lifeproof cases overkill?
    No protective casing is overkill if it’s providing the type of protection you expect.
    09-02-2017 10:43 AM
  9. Spencerdl's Avatar
    You can make the argument that the latest generation iPhones are water resistant but Lifeproof cases still offer great protection against drops, dust, and scrapes. For me they’re overkill but my iPhone spends 95% if its time with absolutely no case. For lots of other users Lifeproof cases offer great protection above and beyond adding water resistance.
    Exactly this. The Lifeproof cases offer more than water protection. I personally don't think it's overkill and in the right situation, it provides great protection.
    Last edited by Spencerdl; 09-03-2017 at 12:00 AM.
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    09-02-2017 10:48 AM
  10. ItnStln's Avatar
    I have a few but I’m not a fan. I wouldn’t call them overkill because they do offer decent protection against water. However, I’m more likely to drop my phone on a hard surface and I’ve had two instances where my phone got damaged from short drops on a hard surface. I personally know of about three other incidents from friends and coworkers.
    Premium1 likes this.
    09-02-2017 11:00 AM
  11. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I have a few but I’m not a fan. I wouldn’t call them overkill because they do offer decent protection against water. However, I’m more likely to drop my phone on a hard surface and I’ve had two instances where my phone got damaged from short drops on a hard surface. I personally know of about three other incidents from friends and coworkers.
    As for “me”, I don’t put my iPhone in a protective casing and I rarely, and I mean RARELY, drop it. For those who do, I will recommend a case that provides them with the greatest protection possible.
    09-02-2017 11:14 AM
  12. ItnStln's Avatar
    As for “me”, I don’t put my iPhone in a protective casing and I rarely, and I mean RARELY, drop it. For those who do, I will recommend a case that provides them with the greatest protection possible.
    I haven’t dropped a phone since the 5S but I try and get a protective case just in case something happens.
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    09-02-2017 11:17 AM
  13. Premium1's Avatar
    Are lifeproof cases overkill?
    I don't think it is overkill. It still protects the phones from drops and gives an added layer of water protection (because even though the iPhone is rated, doesn't mean it will always work)
    Spencerdl likes this.
    09-02-2017 12:22 PM
  14. mfldmike's Avatar
    I don’t think they’re overkill...

    I’m a welder, and I like the extra protection it provides against the metal and dust in the air.

    I do take it out of the case on weekends when I’m not doing anything at home.
    09-04-2017 12:26 AM
  15. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    The Lifeproof, as well as all waterproof cases, will soon be overkill. The new iPhones are water resistant, but that's not the same as waterproof. They're not submersible. You can still get water damage. I think the iPhones will be waterproof soon. When they are, then waterproof cases like Lifeproof will be overkill. They will be obsolete, except for drop and dust protection. In that case, I'd rather use an Otterbox Defender or Commuter. I do now anyway with my 6s Plus. I'm not around water as much as I used to be.
    09-04-2017 08:07 AM
  16. MizWylie's Avatar
    I use Lifeproof cases for dust and drop protection. I'm not around water much but when I am I'm thankful for Lifeproof. They're sweat proof too!
    09-04-2017 09:58 AM

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