LifeProof FRe Waterproof Case Review

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Updated June 27, 2022
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When you’re heading outdoors, make sure your phone is protected for emergencies. But the outdoors can prove dangerous and your phone being a lifeline needs to be kept safe. Why not consider tough and durable LifeProof cases? In particular, the LifeProof FRe Waterproof Case with its waterproof nature and MIL-STD 810F-516-rating. It’s one of the best iPhone cases, and arguably the best cell phone case for active people.


Related: We advise our readers to also check the Jaholan Iphone Case review

Why We Like It – Lifeproof FRe Waterproof iPhone Case

Plan on braving the outdoors? Then you’ll want a phone case that can withstand wear and tear. With an IP-68 waterproof certification and reaching and exceeding MIL-STD 810F-516 standards, it’s more than ready.

  • Offers more than just screen protection
  • Buttons are easy to reach with cut outs
  • 1-year warranty
  • A bit pricey
  • Limited to iPhone 8


The LifeProof FRe Waterproof Case really sold us on its performance in the wild. For starters, it’s boasting an IP-68 waterproof and dust rating. This means it’s highly protected from water and dust, and can last in depths of 1.5 metres for 30 minutes. On top of that, its drop test reached military standards, specifically MIL-STD 810F-516. It’s one tough phone case. Its screen cover also acts as a screen protector, being scratch resistant. With such a high water resistant rating and excellent drop protection, this LifeProof FRe case can give the OtterBox Symmetry Clear Series iPhone Case a run for its money.

Related: In case you didn’t like this brand, you may read our Mophie Juice Pack Galaxy S4 review.


This Life Proof Phone Case didn’t fall into the same design pitfall cases like the Mkeke iPhone Case did. It actually has several colors that offer some light personalization—not as many as the Spigen Ultra Hybrid iPhone Case, but well enough. Its silicon material feels nice in the hands and offers a grippy texture that keeps your iPhone from slipping. Notice we said “iPhone.” With this particular model, it’s limited to iPhone 8. Thankfully, other versions are available, even for Samsung Galaxy.


Some waterproof cases are simply waterproof; that’s it and all they’ll ever be. But water resistance wasn’t the only feature the LifeProof FRe Waterproof Case went for—it’s incredibly tough and durable. Because of its overall performance and design, we can easily give this iPhone case our mark of excellent value. And yes, that’s despite its $60 price tag. You’re also scoring a 1-year warranty, too, which is worth every penny. If you’re willing to buy an OtterBox Symmetry Clear Series iPhone Case, you should take it one step further with the LifeProof case.

Lifeproof FRe Waterproof iPhone Case Wrap Up

The LifeProof FRe Waterproof Case was simply magnificent. For someone who travels often, likes to hike in various conditions—this is the phone case you want. Having IP-68 waterproof protection and MIL-STD 810F-516 rating are features very few phone cases venture into. Yes, it’s a bit pricey, but in addition to an incredible tough exterior and performance, you get a 1-year warranty.

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