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  1. mcaa's Avatar
    the hole you speak in people can barley here you have to yell into the phone so u can talk to people
    01-14-2014 06:53 PM
  2. STARGATE's Avatar
    the hole you speak in people can barley here you have to yell into the phone so u can talk to people
    Welcome to the forums!
    What are you talking about? If you don't mind me asking. :what: 😆

    Sent From Inside The TARDIS in a Galaxy S4 Away!
    01-15-2014 10:19 AM
  3. benass49's Avatar
    I've got the Lifeproof Fre and I've been happy with it. Multiple submersions and drops and no damage to my phone whatsoever.

    One problem I have, though, is with the headphone adapter and cover. The adapter's O-ring immediately fell out and was lost, which in the end isn't a big deal to me because I don't listen to music while underwater. However the adapter is extremely difficult to pull out of the case, to the point where I accidentally pulled the headphone jack cover out (it's rubber).
    Now, because I use it so much, the headphone jack cover is starting to rip and I think it's only a matter of time before it's completely torn. I don't want to have to send it in... so I figured while I was on here... anyone know of any replacements I could get?

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    01-28-2014 12:03 PM
  4. STARGATE's Avatar
    Hello benas, my brother has the same case and problem as you do, unfortunately I don't have an answer for your question.

    I guess a claim to lifeproof to see if they'll replace it.

    Sent From Inside The TARDIS in a Galaxy S4 Away!
    02-03-2014 07:22 AM
  5. Darren Stucker's Avatar
    Hey I really looked into both of these cases and I settled for the obex for the following reasons:
    Be different, everyone goes lifeproof so I wanted something different
    Obex is very thin and yet heavy duty at the same time
    Lifeproof has a very distinct edge around the screen so drop down menus are sometimes hard to grasp
    Personally all the lifeproof cases look funny to me

    I had this case for about 3 months and so far I dropped it many times and use it with water all the time. I really like that its plastic mostly so it slides in your pocket well but it has a rubber around the side so holding it is comfortable. I dont have much to say about it, it lives up to what it says it does you can drop it, throw it in water, throw ur head phones in use it, and then get a call because i cant even notice a difference in sound quality. If you have any unique questions ask me.
    02-11-2014 11:56 AM
  6. Peyton Perry's Avatar
    Hi! Do you know anything concerning the Obex warranty (as I know the lifeproof has pretty good warranty)? Also, did the Obex affect the photo quality??
    02-26-2014 07:32 PM
  7. STARGATE's Avatar
    Hi! Do you know anything concerning the Obex warranty (as I know the lifeproof has pretty good warranty)? Also, did the Obex affect the photo quality??
    Welcome to the forums!
    I'm not familiar with the Obex warranty, but if you go to their website you should find that info. Good luck!

    Sent From Inside The TARDIS in a Galaxy S4 Away!
    02-27-2014 09:08 AM
  8. percyabass's Avatar
    Any experiences yet with the lifeproof?
    I just bought this case found out it was not water proof after testing it with the test plastic piece. I tried several times to make it work and could not get it to seal.
    02-28-2014 05:43 AM
  9. travisbright's Avatar
    How about the BeachBuoy. It's great... iPhone 5 Waterproof Case | Proporta

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    What about the BeachBuoy http://www.proporta.co.uk/iphone-5-waterproof-case-beachbuoy
    02-28-2014 09:00 AM
  10. gogobird's Avatar
    I think the obex is more durable case , however the Lifeproof much more slim convenient
    03-05-2014 05:15 AM
  11. STARGATE's Avatar
    I think the obex is more durable case , however the Lifeproof much more slim convenient
    True!

    Sent From Inside The TARDIS in a Galaxy S4 Away!
    03-06-2014 07:58 PM
  12. sipemopo92's Avatar
    I have a question. Can I use a screen protector with the LifeProof Nuud? Or, for a proper use, the screen must be naked?
    03-15-2014 04:26 AM
  13. STARGATE's Avatar
    I have a question. Can I use a screen protector with the LifeProof Nuud? Or, for a proper use, the screen must be naked?
    Hello and welcome to the forums!
    According to the representative I spoke with from lifeproof; there's no problem as long as the screen protector is thin. But they recommend you use their product as intended: which is naked.

    Sent From Inside The TARDIS in a Galaxy S4 Away!
    03-16-2014 12:45 AM
  14. sipemopo92's Avatar
    Hello and welcome to the forums!
    According to the representative I spoke with from lifeproof; there's no problem as long as the screen protector is thin. But they recommend you use their product as intended: which is naked.

    Sent From Inside The TARDIS in a Galaxy S4 Away!
    Thanks for the answer.
    I have another question. Has anyone the case Dog&Bone Wetsuit? Opinion?
    03-16-2014 04:42 PM
  15. bho1026's Avatar
    I have used the lifeproof fre and it was ok but the part where the charging port door broke. Thinking about the incipio atlas does anyone have one or have any opinions on it.
    03-16-2014 06:13 PM
  16. STARGATE's Avatar
    Thanks for the answer.
    I have another question. Has anyone the case Dog&Bone Wetsuit? Opinion?
    No problem. And no, unfortunately I've no experience with that other one.

    Sent From Inside The TARDIS in a Galaxy S4 Away!
    03-17-2014 07:31 AM
  17. STARGATE's Avatar
    I have used the lifeproof fre and it was ok but the part where the charging port door broke. Thinking about the incipio atlas does anyone have one or have any opinions on it.
    Hello and welcome to the forums.

    The frē is the one my brother uses, he also broke the charging port door and the headphones port door.

    Sent From Inside The TARDIS in a Galaxy S4 Away!
    03-17-2014 07:35 AM
  18. BrandyC1023's Avatar
    Nope, they still haven't improved the case. I bought one and had to return it do to the sound quality. I really wanted it to work. love the look and feel of it. I know it's a known issue for waterproof cases, but for what they charge, it shouldn't have any issues.
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    04-11-2014 12:59 PM
  19. BrandyC1023's Avatar
    My husband and I ordered 2 lifeproof fre cases for our galaxy s4. We got them the first week the cases came out. Loved the case but you couldn't hear the person on the cell using the case. It happened with both cases on both phones. The gasket at the microphone (which is a very small hole) muffles the person's voice. We returned the cases and Lifeproof sent two more....same thing. So we informed the company that it must be a defect and something has to change for it to be usable for the galaxy s4. I think we were the first to receive and complain about them. So we bought different cases for now and hopefully the company will figure out something to fix the case.
    Nope, they still haven't improved the case. I bought one and had to return it do to the sound quality. I really wanted it to work. love the look and feel of it. I know it's a known issue for waterproof cases, but for what they charge, it shouldn't have any issues.
    04-11-2014 01:06 PM
  20. STARGATE's Avatar
    Nope, they still haven't improved the case. I bought one and had to return it do to the sound quality. I really wanted it to work. love the look and feel of it. I know it's a known issue for waterproof cases, but for what they charge, it shouldn't have any issues.
    Weird, my brother doesn't have any sound issues with his. 😐

    Sent From Inside The TARDIS in a Galaxy S4 Away!
    04-11-2014 10:00 PM
  21. STARGATE's Avatar
    By the way, welcome to the AC forums Brandy!

    Sent From Inside The TARDIS in a Galaxy S4 Away!
    04-11-2014 10:01 PM
  22. bwalline's Avatar
    IMO don't get the Lifeproof Nuud, does not work for Samsung Galaxy S4, needs a redesign.

    Love this case, it is well built and protective, however it is not functional as a phone case.

    I can also testify to the sound issues this case causes. Callers voices are muffled at best and very hard to hear clearly. Most times callers are unable to hear a single word I am saying and if they are lucky enough to hear anything the sound quality of my voice is terrible and muffled also. Some callers get an echo effect of their own voice back through the phone which can be very distracting. This case protects the phone well but makes it unusable as a phone.

    I wrecked my first S4 by using it at the gym by getting some sweat on it so I needed a waterproof case. Bought this case and have been frustrated ever since by it's lack of functionality. Like I said earlier I love the protection provided but can't make or take a phone call with it on. Called Lifeproof and got the same run around, blow in the case solution to free the diaphragm, simply doesn't work. I then took the first case back and got it exchanged as they said there may be a defect with the case, replacement case has the same problem.

    Like the protection provided so I have still been using the case and have resorted to ripping my phone out of the case whenever I receive or make a phone call, very frustrating and annoying for a $90 case, should work as expected. Wish I was one of the few posters who could report no sound issues. Finally had enough and I am moving on, going to try the OBEX case out and hope for better sound quality, although the protection looks more compromised when using the headphone jack. Will post results once I receive it in the mail. May even try the Dog and Bone wetsuit case although it appears to be only available in Australia.

    So to sum it up, good case for protection if you don't use your phone as a phone, but if you need to make and take phone calls save your money and don't buy the Lifeproof Nuud. Lifeproof Nuud = garbage.
    06-12-2014 08:00 AM
  23. Charlotteke's Avatar
    I'm really a fan of Lifeproof, it not only looks very good but it's the best if you're very outdoor minded.
    06-23-2014 06:18 AM
  24. Irwin Weingarten's Avatar
    Since I switched from IPhone 4S to S4, I have had 3 lifeproof nuud cases replaced. Each time the charge port door broke every 2 months. I gave up and bought the Obex.

    I like the design of the Obex for the S4. It has much better access to the screen than the Lifeproof as mentioned in an earlier post.

    Phone call quality good on both ends except I have had speaker phone echo issues mentioned in earlier posts.

    I am also having a problem with the headphone adapter. It doesn't seem to securely latch in to the port and cones out often.

    3/20/2015: Still love the Obex. I did notice some water leaked into the case today. After removing my phone, I did a water test and there were lots of bubbles coming from the Home button. I am surprised as I predicted that the "living hinge" on the charge port cover would break first. Fortunately, and I am still under warranty. I am not upset since the case has served me well until today, and I am a good guinea pig for testing durability.
    07-19-2014 03:05 AM
  25. JCastro007's Avatar
    I have the lifeproof fre and as for waterproof and dropping it works great but sound quality is horrible!!! am just curious for the obex people do you have a problem talking to people. with the lifeproof im told I sound like im in a tunnel and all muffled and when people talk to me they can hear them self echoing through the phone.
    09-06-2014 08:44 PM
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