LifeProof - FRE Case for Samsung Galaxy S7 - Black

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Protect your Samsung Galaxy S7 from water, dirt, snow and drops with thisLifeProof Fre case. Function buttons are easy to reach and ready for action on this lightweight case. The military-grade shock-and-drop protection rating on this LifeProof Fre case lets you take your phone on extreme adventures without fear.
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Overview

What's Included


  • FRE Case for Samsung Galaxy S7
  • Headphone adaptor
  • Microfiber cloth
  • User manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
88% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (812 out of 932)

Features


Compatible with Samsung Galaxy S7

For a precise fit.

Water-, dirt-, snow and drop-resistant hard shell

Guards against bumps, drops and water damage for rugged protection.

Built-in screen protector
Safeguards your phone's display while maintaining touch-screen sensitivity. Works with your device's fingerprint scanner.

Port, button and control access

Makes it easy to use your phone's features.

Form-fitting design

FRE is made to complement your phone's clean lines, adding mere millimeters and grams to its size and weight.

US Military Standard 810G-516.6 compliant

It requires that your LifeProof case physically withstand the drops, fumbles, vibrations and bumps you encounter day to day.

IP-68 rated

6 and 8 are the highest ratings for solids and liquids.


Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars with 932 reviews

88%of customers would recommend this to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Case

    Posted
    Maac
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I love the Lifeproof case. It has stood the test of time again and again. I am very rough on my phones. I had an Otterbox Defender case a few years back, the phone shattered from a 2 ft fall on the front and back of the phone. I decided to get the money back from Otterbox and put the money towards a Lifeproof case. I am glad I did. It was the best investment I have made for the phone. I am constantly working on cars, dropping the phone, forgetting it is in my pocket when I go swimming, my case has saved it many times. My phone has been run over twice, dropped off second story scaffolding several times, countless drops from chest height, fallen in several rivers, dropped into three gallons of automotive oil, thrown at the wall, thrown at a burglar, dropped on a turbo with an external temperature of 200+ degrees and the case has protected the phone every single time. It has been about a year and a half and I had to buy a new case. Only because my ringer/silence button on the left side of the case has worn out and the case is no longer water proof. Am I complaining about having to buy another after such a short time? No way! The price of two cases over 18 months is way cheaper than having to buy screen or phone replacements. The Lifeproof cases are worth every penny.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Complete Trash Case

    Posted
    Chris

    Upon purchasing a brand new Galaxy s7 I decided to go with the best (or so I thought) case, the Lifeproof FRE. My first purchase was at Walmart and within 3 weeks of normal use the charging port cover clasp that keeps the keeps the port closed broke off so now the little door just hangs loose. I then took it back to walmart and returned it with no issues. I decided that I most likely had a defective one and Best Buy was having a sale. Needless to say I purchased another and again within about a month of NORMAL USE (Charging maybe once per day) the same thing happened. The little plastic clasp broke. Not only did the case break practically making it prone to water damage at this point but MY ENTIRE REAR GLASS PANEL on the backside of my phone was shattered completely. In the two months I have had this phone I have never once dropped it so my only conclusion is that I placed it in my back pocket and sat on it (note that I am only 130 pounds wet). I took it back to Best Buy and of course I was outside their 15 day return window and the customer service representative told me to file a warranty claim online. I do have to give credit though to Lifeproof's warranty because I submitted a claim and paid five dollars and they are currently sending me a new one within two weeks. All-in-all the product is absolutely terrible for the price you pay but the company backs up their product. In the meantime I have purchased an otterbox Commuter (the same one I had on my galaxy s4 for three years) and never had a problem nor did my phone become damaged over the time period. Also as of right now I am calling around to get estimates to fix my shattered phone screen. We will see if the third time around works longer than a month. Wish me luck.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Can't be beaten for high end protection

    Posted
    HecklingGopher
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I read a lot of review about this case before buying it, and found the critical reviews to not reflect my experience. I bought this case as an alternative to the Otterbox Defender series case for the GS7, as the Otterbox is poorly designed for the GS7 in terms of fit. If you pop out the protective film, the phone will rattle inside the case. That being said, The Lifeproof case fits like a dream. It is very tight, with close tolerances that command a firm snap to set the case into place. The film covering the screen is problematic in two areas however: Trying to engage the thumbprint sensor and when "sliding up" from the bottom of the screen to activate Samsung pay. I cannot say that it is a design fault, but more so the nature of the beast. Some responsiveness is sure to be lost. This case will not float or respond underwater. One thing I did when I got it was to immediately take it into the pool. I tried doing filming underwater which works great until the screen becomes confused from water contact. The float test proved negative, whereby the phone sunk to a depth of about 5 feet without any water intruding the internal cavity. The water-proofing worked! The glass lens does seem to have trouble polishing up, and has a residual blue haze over the lens, although I don't think it impacts quality of shoots. I do worry about how tight the clasp is over the charging port. I believe though it will last the life of the phone since basic quality testing would easily prove whether or not it can withstand a few thousand cycles of opening and closing the port. I give this product 5 stars overall because it meets or exceeds the demands required of a case that promises to keep your phone alive through anything life will throw at it. The case provides excellent fit and feel, and is worth the money if you want a case that is capable of doing it all.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    I feel like its the same as any other case.

    Posted
    victor1987
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I bought a case and when home and did the water test it says to do before you put your phone in it. On the life proof website it has a video that shows you exactly how. Well I did it and it failed so I returned it and got another case. I noticed there was a gap at the bottom of the case. The second one I got, I didn't even test it. I just put my phone it and very quickly I realized that AGAIN at the bottom of the case where the plastic screw is for the 3.5mm head jack that there is a gap in it. So I'm skeptical if It will keep water out but who knows... The main reasons I've decided to keep the case is because I have dropped my old phones a lot and this case has a thinner profile and not bulky like the otter box, although the girl at best buy told me that they are the same company. And plus I don't feel like returning a bunch of cases. I feel its 50/50 with these cases. either you get a good one or bad one.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Compact case, but needs improvement

    Posted
    Herbie
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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I have had this case for almost a year now. The main body of the case is extremely durable, but there are a few issues. 1) The lip of plastic that holds the charging port cover closed is not durable. It broke within a few months and the cover became non-functional. Fireproof replaced the case, but it broke again in the same place. 2) It is hard to keep the camera lenses cover clean. Dirt & smudges seem to gather quickly and cause photos to have soft edges. When the charging port door broke again, I popped out the lenses cover and my photos are sharp again. 3) The screen cover is durable, but according to other parties, sound is muffled during calls. On the plus side, the case is compatible with inductive chargers, the screen protector is durable, the main body of the case is durable and does a great job protecting the main body of the phone. If they can re-engineer the charging port cover the case would almost be perfect.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    lifeproof case

    Posted
    jhortega
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    The case is great in all but 3 reguards. It has taken several dozen falls and protected my phone far better than could have been expected. The phone is still in excellent condition. The only failings are that the headphone port cant take any headphone jack i own, its too small to fit them despite the screw port to supposedly allow access and so you're stuck using the speakers. The other issue is the charging port. Its too small to accept most aftermarket plugs, so you have to be cautious which ones you buy, and it's door broke and will no longer will close for me. The third and final complaint is that in 3 places on the back of my phone there are tiny scratch points from the case is in contact with the phone. But the case is still incredibly durable otherwise and is keeping the phone in far better condition than it othrrwise could have been. I have no reservations about saying that this case has saved my phone from sever falls that should have been fatal and was definitely worth the cost.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't Live Up to the Name

    Posted
    Holly

    I bought an unlocked Samsung S7 in Nov 2016 and wanted to protect my investment so I chose Lifeproof case. Within 7 months I have gone through 2 cases already. The first one the charging protector clip broke and wouldnt close. I contacted lifeproof and they sent me a second one free of charge March or April but informed me with the next one I'd have to pay for s & h. Really?? And now, going through the second one just 2-3 months later, the screen protector has managed to come undone at the seams, making my screen taps very loud and pronounced and obviously making my phone vulnerable to shock and water damage. Its a cool case, cool concept- it is most definitely waterproof but still use caution because at this point it's a gamble for how long that protection will last with each new case. Although customer service was nice, im not sure im going to call back for a 3rd replacement. For the price and given its name I'd expect better quality.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great, but not perfect

    Posted
    CJgrease
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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Pros- If installed properly it seems to be water-proof Solid build Relatively easy installation While installed phone remains fully responsive Cons- EXPENSIVE Maybe it's just me, but the inside of the case's screen cover constantly gets little pieces of "pocket crud" stuck in there. Of course cleaning it requires pulling off the case, which leaves the phone screen vulnerable to fingerprints and smudges so it can be a pain at times Using headphones with the case on requires an adapter (included in package) which is threaded and has a gasket on it. I'm assuming that using the adapter correctly is supposed to maintain the waterproofing of the case, but I never tested it out. Anyway, if you don't have the adapter on you, you can't use the jack without taking the case off, which happens to me a lot. Good case, issues primarily caused by the case's features unfortunately.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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