This case (the Preserver) is really good for that because …

Comment on OtterBox Preserver by Mike.

This case (the Preserver) is really good for that because it’s light and has the lanyard. If you drop it from really high up though, you’re going to be in trouble. If you’re absolutely sure the lanyard will stay attached to you, the OtterBox Preserver here is good.

Element Case also makes all of their Galaxy S5 cases with lanyards included, and they’re pretty rugged as well and some are a little bit lower-priced than the Preserver. You can check those out here:
http://galaxys5cases.com/element-recon-cases-now-available-order/

Hope this helps.

Mike Also Commented

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The Preserver does have a little bit of drop protection, but not nearly as much as the Defender. 6.6 feet is probably true, but I’ve known people who’ve dropped their phones in Defenders from very, very high up and they’ve been fine. 🙂


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The Preserver is not as rugged as the Defender when it comes to pressure, impact, and force. The Defender is built with a really hard shell and a thick silicone skin that goes on around it. With the Preserver, you just have a kind of bendable, plastic shell that has a lot more “give” in it.

Drop protection and getting sat on or “smooshed” will be better guarded with the Defender. You basically have two layers of protection with the Defender as opposed to one with the Preserver. The Preserver is air-tight though, so it’s waterproof.


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I did not experience nor have I heard of any echoing problems with the Preserver for the Galaxy S5…

You might be thinking the LifeProof, which we warn about the echo in.


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Ya


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Not yet unfortunately, but they are starting to fix the issues one by one!


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I gotta go back and check the app out because at the time of the review it wasn’t yet available. But you’re right, judging from the reviews on the app this is definitely not what was promised.


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Yea I think they can of alluded to it in that one picture but it definitely wasn’t a bullet point and I agree it is a key differentiating feature compared to similar Galaxy S5 cases, because that flip swinging freely can be annoying especially when you’re trying to use the camera and it’s just kind of dangling there. It’s also a heavier duty flip so it’d be much more noticeable.

Not many of the pure flip covers have stand functionality, unlike the Wallet Cases which kind of fold in on themselves. The Seidio LEDGER has a kickstand which works and so does the Noreve Tradition B, but their flips aren’t removable.


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Yep, it is definitely removeable. It comes out of its grooves when you remove the TPU skin out from the polycarbonate.