LifeProof - Fre Protective Water-resistant Case for Samsung Galaxy S8+ - Asphalt black

Keep your Samsung Galaxy S8 Edge safe from damage with this LifeProof case. Its FRE construction lets your phone survive a drop from up to 6.6 feet without shattering, and its slim, formfitting design minimizes bulk. This LifeProof case is water-resistant to protect your device in accidental spills or dashes through the rain.
$89.99
Color:
Asphalt black
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Overview

What's Included


  • LifeProof Fre Protective Water-resistant Case for Samsung Galaxy S8+

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
88% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (336 out of 384)

Features


Designed for use with Samsung Galaxy S8+ cell phones

For a precise fit.

Submersible in up to 6.6' of water

To protect your phone against water damage.

Impact drop protection

Safeguards against harm caused by accidental drops.


Overall customer rating

4.3
88%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Really great but not perfect

    Posted
    DallasFelke_BBYSTAFF91
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member
    • Best Buy StaffStaff

    I really like the case a lot as far as feel in the hand, and keeping the phone somewhat compact while still being protected from most drops. I do wish the finish on the back was more grippy, as it feels like some time it will fly out of my hand if I take my phone out of my pocket too quickly. There is a tiny amount of travel between the built in screen protector and the actual screen, but I don't notice it 90% of the time; only when playing games. Oddly enough typing a text or email gives me no issues. It's only during games that I miss screen presses because of the tiny gap between them. The flap covering the charging port is not an issue for me like some other reviews I've read. The cover for the headphone jack IS very annoying though, in that 1) I have to unscrew it every time I get in my car 2) The high end Aux cable I use won't fit in the cut-out without using the Lifeproof supplied extension. That aux extension has to be screwed in to retain the waterproof rating, so every time I want to play music in my car, I have to unscrew the cover cap, screw in the extension, and then plug in my aux cable. Also the fact that the case covers the phone's speaker means you have to get the volume up to 33% or higher to hear anything at all and everything is muffled. I did start to notice that when the phone is flat on a hard surface the case itself kind of acts as a passive radiator for audio, kind of making it sound like everything is coming from the screen itself. Minor annoyances aside, this is a great case I will undoubtedly keep this for the life of my phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    so far so good

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

    I had an otter box with my last phone & was HAPPY with it. This time, I wanted to try something new to go with a new phone. I did the "waterproof check" suggested in the instructions, check. Put my phone in & snapped it up tight. SO FAR...so good. I threw it in a kiddie pool, take showers with music playing & all good. The ONLY con I have to say is the screen protector. Its not designed to be like attach screen protectors which is good, but it makes the phone look like it has bubbles. It would have been nice if the screen protector did a little better job of covering the screen so there weren't as many bubbles (kind of ruins the aesthetics of it all) I havent had any big drops with the phone yet (Like I had with my otterbox) so I cant speak to the protection part.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great case! Especially against fiberglass

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

    I got this case because buying a new I was replacing my phone and I just didn't want to keep replacing my phone's over and over again. So I told the guy gave me this case that could cover the screen and the body this is what he gave me. And using it for about a week now and it's been great. I work building boats and the fiberglass and this area just gets through everywhere and the protection of the screen is needed so where it's dust resistant the only thing I have about this case and sometimes it becomes humid on the inside so you see a little wetness on the screen from the humidity but it's not a problem since I'm using it for work better that than having dust scratching the body of your phone and your screen I and risk ruining + $800 + phone. That's where Warren G I don't know so I don't know how long this case will last but it's better than nothing doing then I have a major complaint on his a price is $90 this should at least have some type of warranty other than that five stars

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It does the job

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

    I got to say that I'm the clumsiest Person alive. I am constantly dropping my phone and with the Sleek design of today's phones they're even easier to drop for me and my phone is still like it was brand new and it must have been dropped way more than a hundred times by now. One thing you have to be careful is the guarantee is for the case not the phone so keep an eye on it because it will protect your phone but it will take some wear so when you start seeing it has problems give lifeproof a call or do an online claim and they'll replace it for you, with no hassle at all they're wonderful, this way your phone always stays looking good and working like it's supposed to. Honestly the only reason I didn't give it 5 full Stars is because the warranty or should I say guarantee really doesn't cover the phone

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not a Life Proof Case

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

    My husband got this case for his Samsung 8. First of all I don't know if its the Sprint network or this case but his phone sometimes doesn't get any service. He cant make calls send msgs ect...I have the same phone, same network without these issues. So we don't know if its the case that covers the pone completely thats causing this.. So then yesterday he takes the case off, to check if the case is the reason his phone is not working and realizes that the back glass is shattered everywhere. How did this happen? The phone has not been dropped. We are very upset that we spent so much money on this case to supposedly protect it from every angle and it doesn't even do that. Another thing the screen protector on this is plastic and the screen often times doesn't respond unless you tap it real hard. We would like our $$ back!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      LifeProof Support Team

      Hey there Nero,

      We truly apologize that your experience with the Galaxy S8+ FRĒ came to such a grievous end. We put our cases through a considerable amount of testing to ensure that they are capable of protecting your device as much as possible, but unfortunately, we are unable to guarantee that all risk will be eliminated through their use. Although the warranty does not extend to the Samsung device itself, we would very much like to offer you a new LifeProof to ease the sting, even if just a little. If this sounds like an option that you would like to pursue, please feel welcome to call our friendly representatives at 1-888-533-0735, and they'll be glad to further assist you with this.

      Sincerely,
      LifeProof Customer Service Team lifeproof

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Great Case but took 3 tries.

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

    I gave 5 stars on my case for my phonein another review, but this one took 3 exchanges to get one that fits for my wife's phone. The reviews, on amazon, that talk about how it doesn't fit well are true. I had to buy and return the case 3 times before I finally got one to fit tight. All the other ones had major gaps between the screen protector and the screen which was very noticeable when you pressed on the screen. when i finally found one that was tight, it worked and fits great to this day (got this on blackfriday). the phone functions well. I would have given this 5 stars if it didnt take 3 exchanges to get one that fits. Lifeproof needs to have better QC. The case itself is 5 stars, when it fits, but it shouldnt take many tries. would recommend even tho it may take a few exchanges.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      LifeProof Support Team

      Hey Steve!

      Thank you so much for your feedback! We sincerely apologize that you had to go through such an ordeal to get the perfect case for your wife, but we're glad to hear that there was a happy ending! It sounds like there was some bad luck involved, and you received a couple cases that both had an unusual gap between the screen protector and the phone screen itself. Sometimes, some simple troubleshooting and realignment can help solve this issue, but it sounds like a replacement did the trick! Should you have any future LifeProof questions, please don't hesitate to call our wonderful representatives at 1-888-533-0735, and they'll be delighted to help out!

      Cheers,
      LifeProof Customer Service Team lifeproof

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Protection without Bulk

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

    Got a great deal - 50% off - for an ugly shade of purple but its not about the aesthetics its about the protection - and that it does. Dropped it in the spa tub and panicked - until I fished it out. No leak. I've dropped it, dropped then kicked it, dropped then stepped on it then kicked it - sometimes for fun. You just dont have to worry when your phone is in this case. There is a small bulk and weight penalty but worth it. I also thought the screen would be less responsive or harder to swipe but I havent had any issues. You do lose a little brightness or contrast in direct sun but nothing too awful. This is the best insurance policy you can buy for your phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Tons of issues - Terrible case

    Posted
    Bart

    Not dust proof, dust somehow always gets its way into the case even though it perfectly and correctly sealed. Plastic in front of screen gets easily scratched and is loose, making clicking buttons difficult on the phone. It also means that it will not protect your phone from falls in the front. On the sides of the case there is very little rubber, meaning your phone will slip out of your hand an awful lot with the case and let me tell you, I'm one of those people that NEVER drops his phone. Do not get this case. You don't need a dust proof case or water proof case, because your Samsung Galaxy S8+ is already both. Also like I said, it's not dust proof. The grips are very weak and front is not very well protected. By the time your 15 day return policy scam happens, you'll wish you listened to my review.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      LifeProof Support Team

      Hi Bart,

      We deeply apologize that you're dealing with a laundry list of issues with the Galaxy S8+ FRĒ! It is odd that dust is somehow infiltrating the barriers on the case, especially since it is designed to keep out all elements. Sounds like there could be a strange, small gap somewhere on the case. We're confident that a warranty replacement will deliver on the quality that you expect from LifeProof products, so please feel free to call our friendly representatives at 1-888-533-0735, and they'll be happy to start this process for you!

      Cheers,
      LifeProof Customer Service Team lifeproof



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