It’s been teased for quite a while now, and we’re pleased to announce that the Galaxy S5 LifeProof case is now available, and it’s called the frē. LifeProof currently makes some of the only, if not the only, completely submersible Galaxy S5 cases, so this one may definitely be of interest to you. You can currently order yours now in either Black or White.
For quite some time now, LifeProof has been behind some of the best completely waterproof cases for the hottest phones from Apple and Samsung. While other waterproof cases are extremely bulky and even limit the capabilities of your device while in use, LifeProof came up with their own technique to make great submersible cases that maintain functionality for your device. Even though the company was purchased by OtterBox over a year ago, the LifeProof brand has remained intact and their products are as good as ever.
A few months ago we knew that the LifeProof case for the Galaxy S5 was coming, and now it’s finally here. Even though the Galaxy S5 is waterproof, it’s not exactly trusted to be submersible, which is the main benefit the LifeProof frē is going to offer you. Not only is the frē going to keep liquid intrusions from occurring, but it also does a pretty decent job at shock absorption from drops and falls as well.
With the frē model, there is a screen built into the front of the case which keep water out and also protects your screen from getting scratched. Again, Samsung has taken steps to prevent damage from occurring to the screen without a case because of the hardened glass polymer they use, but it’s still possible that sand and fine dirt can leave fine scratches in the screen, so it’s definitely not invincible.
The LifeProof frē goes together via a front and rear piece that snap and lock together via a sealing along all the edges. The case is locked together via a latch that closes and seals over the bottom charging port, and there’s also a 3.5mm headphone plug that screws in as well.
There’s always a chance that something could have gotten messed up during manufacturing, so LifeProof recommends placing a paper towel inside the case and sealing it then running it under water to make sure there are no cracks or seams in the case. If there is, you can easily get it replaced by calling the number on that card that’s in the packaging.
Once it’s on, you’re set and won’t ever need to really take the case apart. There are currently some customers stating that there can sometimes be an echo effect heard while talking on the phone in the case, and LifeProof is replacing affected models, so keep that in mind when making your decision.
The price on LifeProof cases have always been in the upper range, but for good reason. There’s no other cases, including the OtterBox cases, which are truly submersible. If you plan on using your phone underwater, or are at the beach or on the boat a lot, the LifeProof remains the best option for you.