I've used Lifeproof Cases since 2011, and upon first inspection this one is by far the best. First thing you'll notice is the case looks like it is higher quality, and has a much better looking design. The next feature I noticed was that the headphone plug has been widened so that Apple headphones (and similar sized headphone and AUX cords) can be used w/o the headphone adapter (this was a huge improvement for me). I never had an iPhone 5/5S so that may have already been the case.
Other than the submersion test I haven't been able to test durability/protection, but I will assume these qualities haven't decreased and will change my review if needed.
Keep up the good work Lifeproof!
Posted on 11/21/14