This Case is all you will ever need for your S5. I have been a Samsung phone owner for years, and have tried at least 8-10 other cases.
This Case allows me to submerge the phone (fell on a 7ft pool this summer, took 5 mins to get someone to retrieve it for me) without any issues whatsoever. Yesterday I set it on a high ledge, and accidentally knocked it off, plunging to the ground with a loud thump over 5ft. Second time I drop the phone. Nothing, not even a mark on the case.
Video/Photo Quality, not impaired at all.
Heart rate works fine with case on, as does Finger print scanning. Speaker also works fantastic.
Now about the known issues:
- Hearing/speaking issues: This was an issue when I first bought the case, I sent my case info to LifeProof, and within two weeks they sent me the latest build of the case, which had resolved the accoustics issue. Yeah, try to get that kind of customer service somewhere else...
- Touch screen Sensitivity and Oil marks: Yes, these do exist, though they are not annoying and when they do I simply open the bottom charging door for the case, and blow some air into the case. This fixes it for quite a while. Then again, that is the price to have a great phone with a case that complements and improves the phone's capabilities. Personally I have it installed with a tempered glass screen protector, and the Fre case on top.
Nothing beats washing the phone with mild soap and warm water after I get it greasy or let my kids eat chips and watch netflix on it. Takes 30 secs, and its as clean as can be.
Can't go wrong with this. Stylish, and while rugged, not making the phone look like a brick, but providing outstanding shock and FOD protection.
Posted on 11/20/14