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#157399 30-Nov-2014 08:52
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I have pre-ordered a Lifeproof case for my iphone 6. I'm not starting to have second thoughts as I think it might be a slight overkill in regards to protection. I'd be interested to hear from people who use a Lifeproof case and if it has any negative impact on the phones functionality or usability.


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  #1185691 30-Nov-2014 09:19
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I have the Lifeprood nuud case for my S3. I think the loudspeaker volume is softer.
Phonecalls are fine though, no problems with the earpiece and mic.
On Androids the border around the screen can make the bottom soft buttons a little harder to press during one handed operation.
Similar thing when dragging icons between screens, bit hard to get to the edge. These things might not affect iPhone.
But happy with the case, it feels good in the hand, not too bulky and good grip from the rubbery back end.
Good to know a splash of water won't kill it. Bargain case for the S3 for sure, going for under US$20 possibly due to being a older product.


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  #1185711 30-Nov-2014 10:04
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Have a life proof on my work Galaxy S5. Calls are badly muffled. Constantly having to repeat myself. Great protection though. As I don't have to many work calls (mainly data based stuff) it's not a big deal.

Tried one on my iPhone 5 a while back. Terrible. Hated it. Main reason was the screen is like a plastic film and not a solid piece. Consequently the whole screen moves and always looks bubbled.

Just my 2 cents. They are wildly popular though so I could be in the minority here but as I say. Hated it.

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  #1185741 30-Nov-2014 11:30
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PoHq:Terrible. Hated it. Main reason was the screen is like a plastic film and not a solid piece. Consequently the whole screen moves and always looks bubbled.

This was my main concern with the "fre" version. The "nuud" version doesn't cover the glass, and this works well. If you want to apply a screen protector film it's optional - I don't use one as the screen is solid/scratch resistant enough for my needs.

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