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LifeProof - Fre Protective Water-resistant Case for Samsung Galaxy S8 - Twilights edge purple

Make your Samsung Galaxy S8 as adventurous as you are with this LifeProof FRE case. It keeps up with your extreme water, snow and dirt sporting activities thanks to its 360-degree fully sealed cover. This IP68 water-resistant and impact-absorbing LifeProof FRE case keeps the camera, buttons and speakers protected yet conveniently accessible.
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    • LifeProof Fre Protective Water-resistant Case for Samsung Galaxy S8

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    87% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (357 out of 412)

    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.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 412 reviews

    87%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great with slight room for improvement.

      Posted
      Jeff

      If you're reading this review you already know what this case is for: total protection. It is expensive, but not nearly as expensive as replacing a S8. The case is two halves, front and back, that snap together and seal against water and dust. Though the case completely surrounds the phone it is not what I would consider bulky despite adding some length and thickness. I'm a bigger guy and the case still easily slips in and out of my front pocket and sits inside it comfortably. The aux port is sealed with a threaded plug (which requires the included adapter to use) and the USB-C port is a hinged door. The USB-C port is easy to open and gracious in size and shouldn't interfere with most cables. The aux plug can be a bit of hassle to unscrew (more so if you install it too tightly), but with the rise of wireless audio that's a non-issue to me. The fingerprint scanner, camera, and flash are three separate windows. The window material doesn't seem to effect the picture quality too much that I can tell as long as you do your part and clean your camera and the window before installation. The screen protector is very clear and responsive. As others have pointed out in other reviews across the internet there is a SLIGHT problem with the screen protector, however I feel it is exaggerated. The edges of the cases screen are curved and fit the phone well, but it does not adhere to the screen like standalone protectors so there are are points where there may be slight separation. It does NOT result in bubbles, but you can tell where the protector is against the screen via the "rainbow" effect. You may need to adjust your typing habits if you press extremely lightly, but it is expected from adding a layer of anything over a touchscreen. I have not noticed a sound quality issue with the case and there is still adequate volume. I'm not aware of a call quality issue: no one I've called have mentioned having issues understanding me talk. The reasons it doesn't get the fifth star: The case is great and conveniently that's that BB describes 4 stars as, but not perfect. The aux plug is attached to the case with a small tether, but when the two halves are separated the tether easily slides off its mount (it fell off no less than five times while installing my phone) and the plug can get lost. It's easy enough to reinstall, but the odds of losing it during installation are moderate. The case snaps around the edges, but there are spots where it will is more difficult to do than others. For me its between the volume and brixby buttons. It is still waterproof (tested per instructions), but not sitting flush is visually aggravating. Next, the material on the face half has a nice rubbery feel that is easy to hold and I love it. Unfortunately, that material is ONLY on the front (which is basically only around the screen) with the back is a slightly textured plastic that has no real grip feel to it. Lastly is the cost. Quality products demand a premium, absolutely, but this case is nearly double the cost of some of its direct competition (Otterbox, for example) and four times the price of the "average" case. Do I NEED this level of protection considering the cost of the case and water resistant feature of the phone? Probably not. Do I have total peace of mind with this case on my phone? Absolutely.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good, not Great!

      Posted
      Sonia
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

      Although, i like my case (color as shown, sturdy, waterproof) there a few things that could be improved. For example, the screen protector does not fit snug on the phone. Therefore, you have to press a harder than normal for the phone to react to your touch. This puts extra stress on your fingers when typing, etc. Also, although i dont have the "touch screen vibrate/sound" setting ON you can still hear my every touch. This is because there is a gap between the protector and my phone screen so it sounds like small clicks everytime i press. Another thing that could be improved is the way the case is opened. Once closed, you can open with a coin/included tool but when you pry it open you have to be super careful not to overdo it because the plastic starts denting permanently. Other than these things, i like the fact that i dont have to worry about using my phone when it rains.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Great but potentially has a defect.

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

      Waterproof wise this case does a great job but after 3-4 months the buttons on the sides of the case dont press the button on the phone & I have to literally press & hold the case a specific way then press the button to get it to work. Ive taken off the case n reseated everything but still no fix. Finally broke down & filed a claim with lifeproof n got a replacement. New case came in the mail & everything was great for a few months then it went right back to the problem again this time being the volume buttons (previous case was the screen lock button) Now first thing many ppl woukd say is ita the way I treat my phones... well thats not the case cause I rarely if ever drop my phone, dont sit on it, kids dont mess with it, etc... Im ordering a new case via warranty again but ill likely just save it in a drawer & buy a different brand to use with everyday situations.

      I would recommend this to a friend

      • Brand response

        LifeProof Support Team

        Hey xXShifftyXx,

        We're truly sorry to see that you're having some trouble with the side buttons on the Galaxy S8 FRĒ series! This definitely sounds like a misalignment issue, and our handy representatives would love to try some troubleshooting tricks to fix things up. Please feel welcome to call them at 1-888-533-0735, and they'll solve this puzzle to get you back on track to stellar device security as soon as possible!

        Best,
        LifeProof Customer Service Team lifeproof

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great case to protect your phone!

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

      I got a Lifeproof case for my iPad when I had 2 toddlers at the time. I saw them beat the crap out of that thing, stand, even walk and jump up and down on it and to my amazement the iPad itself looks brand new, not a scratch on it like it just came out of the box 5 years later! So when we got expensive galaxy 8 phones and saw they had Lifeproof cases to fit our phones, we had to get them, despite the $80 price tag for each. It has been almost a year and not only my phone still in mint condition, the case doesn't look half bad either, considering everything it has been through! It has a "self healing" material that does resist nics and dings to the case, waterproof, weather proof and child proof! If you have an expensive gadget you carry around everywhere with you, I would definitely recommend a Lifeproof case!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best case ever!!!

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

      I bought this case for my s8 and I couldn't be happier!!! Its truly an extension of my phone. It completely keeps my phone safe from water, cracks, and every other type of potential damage all while making my phone still look great and not bulky and keeping it very light. Its completely water proof. I also love that the usb part keeps the charger port from wiggling around and eventually breaking it. I have 2 cons with this case which still doesn't take down any stars for me especially since I got it on sale for $55 rather than t mobile trying to get me to spend $89 on it. The cons are that sometimes you have to press down hard on screen to type in correct letter. The screen is not completely flush to the phone. The other con is that the case slightly muffles the sound. For the price, these are not deal breakers at all!!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Slightly inconvenient and button issue

      Posted
      Dave

      So I've had the case for about a month and have a few gripes about it. First of all, in order to use most headphones or, say, plug in an aux cord to the headphone jack you have to screw in a connector. This is because the hole for the headphone jack is too small due to the addition of threads for a watertight seal. Screwing in the adapter is a nuisance, but ultimately this is a just minor gripe. The real issue I have with this case which has become apparent in just the past couple days is that my volume buttons stick now, or rather I can't press them. Generally happens to just the top volume button, but this is a major drawback! I almost have to remove my phone from the case just to adjust the volume. The case worked fine for a month, but this issue may have me buying a new case altogether.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

      • Brand response

        LifeProof Support Team

        Hi Dave!

        Our apologies that your interaction with the Galaxy S8 FRĒ has been so disappointing! The headphone jack is designed, as you said, to allow for the case to still be waterproof while you're listening to some sweet tunes. While we understand that it can take some getting used to, it's worth it to have full waterproof protection all the time! Additionally, we're sorry that your side buttons are giving you some pushback. Every once in a while, the side material on newer cases can be a little stiff at first, but it should loosen up with some consistent use over time. We would also recommend reinstalling the unit and making sure the buttons are aligned with the holes on the case. If you have any further LifeProof questions, please feel welcome to ring up our wonderful representatives at 1-888-533-0735. They'll be delighted to further assist you!

        Sincerely,
        LifeProof Customer Service Team lifeproof

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      protective, but that's all

      Posted
      Fishy59

      I've had this since I bought my phone about 6 weeks ago. I paid full price for this and expect at such price I'd get a quality product with zero issues due to design flaw. Such is not the case (pun intended). The power/black out button on the right side of case just doesn't line up well at all. It worked when originally installed at the store. But dummies at the store did not clean fingerprints and it was bothering me. I took it off the phone and cleaned the screen and case window, and ever since, that button doesn't work. I feel totally ripped off because I have to take it out of the case (yes I asked how to do properly before leaving the store) to turn off or restart. And forget about hitting the button to "close" the screen. The screen doesn't fit tight to the face of the phone either.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

      • Brand response

        LifeProof Support Team

        Hey Fishy59,

        We're very sorry to see that this has been the case (pun intended), but we would be more than happy to turn things around with a warranty replacement that we trust will give you no such trouble going forward! Don't hesitate to call our reliable representatives at 1-888-533-0735, and they'll always be available to set up a warranty claim. Additionally, installation is key with the Galaxy S8 FRĒ series case, so please feel free to take advantage of the installation video link below. This should provide some helpful tips and tricks, and you can definitely let us know if you ever need further application assistance!

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNOROmftLXY

        Sincerely,
        LifeProof Customer Service Team lifeproof

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Worth The Money

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

      I've bought around ten of these cases on different iPhone and and a s8. I've been using them myself for a years and give them as gifts. They protect your phone well, although on my iPhones, the case would create a slight vibration noise from the earphone on calls. On my s8 case there was a defect where the buttons wouldn't line up so I couldn't hit volume up or down on the side. I took it back to best buy and got a replacement without issue. The best part of these cases is the lifetime warranty. When you scratch it or wear it out, you just go to Lifeproof's site for a replacement. Theyve only ever asked me for a case's serial number (usually placed on the inside on the case itself), the date of purchase, and 4.99$ shipping and handling.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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