I use to use an Otterbox to protect my iPhone and it did an ok job. Then one day my phone fell out of my pocket and onto the concrete and the screen broke! I had to get a new iPhone and everything.
After that I switched to a Lifeproof case. I loved the waterproof aspect of the case (even though I don't tempt fate and take it in the pool) Even though it is a little pricey for an accessory it is definitely worth it! I was skeptic at first but it's proven itself ten fold.
Ive dropped this phone many times from multiple heights(nothing higher than say a counter top or from my ear-and I'm 5'3) It's survived my 8month & 6yr old nephews--being spilled on, chewed on, kicked--& even was dropped onto the concrete that broke my old phone (while it was in an Otterbox) & my phone was just fine!
The body has some wear a few nicks & dents but that happens. I took it to the beach & didn't have any issues with sand getting in between the case & screen... Which always bugged me with other cases/screen protectors. I love the reliability that comes with this case. I know when I drop it I can pick it up without worrying about a broken screen.
My only issue is now that I've had it over a year and a half-ish the rubber bumpers are starting to breakdown. It won't be long before some of those pieces come off.. They aren't big areas and I don't know if they will cause an issue if they fall off or make the phone more vulnerable. (But I'm getting a new phone soon so I won't have to worry about it)
The design is sleek and slim not as bulky as the Otterbox defender series. Although if you buy in-stores there are usually not that many color choices online at Otterbox.com has more. Also the new Nuud cases are nice. You can create your own skin & see it though the clear backing! (My sisters Nuud case looks almost frosted so it isn't as see thru as I thought it would be but it's still a great feature.) But it would be great if you could design your own case..ie. the color of the front screen and then the hard plastic shell, or the shell/screen color and the color of the rubber bumpers. (Kind of like the Otterbox does) or offer brighter color options. The ones to choose from are very muted. I would love to have a lime green and black case!
Overall Lifeproof is worth the price(although I think they could lower it a bit), it's reliable, and can take an everyday beating like a champ! I plan to buy Lifeproof cases for all my future phones. Lifeproof customer for life!
Posted on 11/25/14