LifeProof - Fre Protective Waterproof Case for Apple® iPhone® 7 - Sunset bay teal

Snap this LifeProof fre case on your iPhone, and head off on adventures while keeping it safe from harm. The bright blue color makes it easy to spot your phone should you drop it, and it's impact-resistant to 6.6 feet. This LifeProof fre case offers durable defense without getting in the way of your phone's functions and ports.
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Overview

What's Included


  • LifeProof Fre Protective Waterproof Case for Apple® iPhone® 7

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2315 out of 2443)

Features


Designed for use with Apple iPhone 7

To protect and complement your phone.

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.

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Overall customer rating

4.6
95%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    So far so good

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

    I was apprehensive about getting another Lifeproof Fre case. The ones I had owned for my iPhone 6 both had issues with the outer silence switch tearing. So far this case appears to be an improvement. I assembled the front and rear pieces to perform the moisture test. The two pieces required more pressure to snap together than the 6 model and they felt like it sealed better. Perhaps this is why included in the box is a tool to help you get it back open. There isn't much difference between the 6/6s Fre and the 7 save that the 7 Fre doesn't need a 3.5mm headphone jack plug anymore. Sound transmission through the case seems improved. The volume and power keys require slightly more pressure compared to the 6/6s Fre. The switch to toggle between vibrate and sound is definitely improved. It feels sturdier and manipulates the switch better than its predecessor. I just hope it lasts cause I need to use that switch a lot. If it does fail, hopefully it does within a year as that's how long the warranty period is. My only issue with the case is purely aesthetic. As noted by other reviewers, the film covering the home key doesn't completely seal flush with the key. This doesn't affect the functionality of TouchID, it works just fine. I couldn't give this iteration of the Fre 5 stars as this is only the initial review. As the daily wear and tear take its toll I will revisit this review.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A very good protective case for my iPhone 7!

    Posted
    drob88
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This LifeProof case has definitely lived up to its reputation! I've already dropped my iPhone from a cringing height and its fine thanks to the LifeProof protective case I recently bought from Best Buy. The case has a minor scuff on it now, but no damage to the phone and the case stayed secure on the phone even though I dropped it from around 8 or 10 feet on concrete! I can't say that I've tested the "water resistant" features of the case yet, but when I first took it out of the package and read the instructions it recommended to snap the case together without the phone inside and submerge it in a sink full of water with a cup sitting on it to keep it submerged and then leave it for an hour. I did that and it held true. Not that I'll be skipping my new iPhone across the pond for fun anytime soon, but an accidental drop in a pool or lake wouldn't worry me with this LifeProof case. It says it's resistant to a little over 6 ft. for up to an hour or so. If I had to say something negative about the case then it would be that the price is pretty steep for a phone case, but considering what I payed for the phone I think it's a good investment.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Nice Case, But Not For Me

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

    After researching phone cases online and talking to people, Lifeproof kept coming up. At the time I bought this, the sale price was significantly lower than the $70 to $90 prices I had been seeing, so I decided to give it a try. My first thoughts after I opened the package was, "Is this it?" The case seemed very thin and didn't look like it could protect my phone if I dropped it. I'm glad that I didn't pay full price for this case. It just didn't seem like it was worth that kind of money. Once I put the case on my phone, it felt flimsy in my hand. I felt like I really needed to hang on to my phone to make sure I didn't drop it. I do a lot of camping and felt that the case wouldn't protect my phone if I were to drop it at camp. Overall, the case was nice, but I felt that it wasn't for me. I returned this case and went with the OtterBox Defender instead.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      LifeProof Support Team

      Hi there,

      We’re sorry that the FRE case did not fill you with confidence when it came to your iPhone 7’s safety. We assure you that this case has been thoroughly tested and is more than up for the challenge of protecting against life’s daily obstacles, dry or wet. If you ever have any LifeProof questions please do not hesitate to give us a call. We can be reached at 1-888-533-0735 and we are happy to help!

      Best,
      LifeProof Customer Service Team lifeproof

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Seems great, but I'm skeptical

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

    When I first tried the underwater test, I opened the case and there was some moisture in the area where the charger/headphone port is. I also noticed a gap between the two pieces that runs the entire phone, which concerned me, but I think the only moisture I found when I opened it came from what was trapped in the crevice left by the gap of the two halves connecting. Admittedly, I wanted to return the case (and maybe should have) but I had just gotten the new phone and didn't want to wait the several days it would take to ship back/get a return. Ive had the case about two weeks now, and I've taken it into the shower with me about a dozen times with no issue, but have yet to fully submerge it since the initial test. The real test will be a trip to the Florida Keys next month. I plan to update this post then. .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Continued quality

    Posted
    lui951
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This is probably the 5th lifeproof case I've purchased. It offers all of the protection and reassurance I've come to expect from their cases. Ironically, my latest phone is the iPhone 7 Plus which is already rated as being water proof but I still selected to buy and use this case more for the piece of mind that I've had in the past. The only reason I don't give this 4 or 5 stars is because eventually (after about 18 months) the rubber sides of the case will start to rip and come off. It still protects the phone but the aesthetic of the case is obviously compromised. At $90 I would hope that this case last much longer. This problem didn't occur with the early models so I wonder if the quality was affected by Otterbox buying and taking over production of the product. Still a good but expensive and short lived case.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic case for iPhone users

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

    I have had a Lifeproof case on my last two iPhones and was very happy with them. They perform as advertised and do a phenomenal job protecting one of the most valuable assets a person owns nowadays. The reason I prefer the Lifeproof cases is because of how streamlined they are while still offering top level protection. I have never been a fan of bulky cases (e.g. the Otterbox or various "military grade" options), especially because I carry the phone in my pocket. The Lifeproof case allows me to still do that without sacrificing protection and durability. The new version for the iPhone 7 is even better since it doesn't have to accommodate the headphone jack anymore. It has a very sleek look and one less port to worry about sealing up. It isn't cheap, but it's worth every penny in my opinion. I highly recommend this case!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product!!

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

    We buy only Lifeproof cases. We've bought more than I can count. Half a dozen cases or so ago, my husband left his phone on the back of the fire engine (he's a fireman) and drove off with it there. Needless to say he came back expecting it to be in pieces in the middle of the road. NOPE!! It had clearly been run over multiple times and the attached bathing cord and external charger were demolished. But there wasn't a scratch on the case....... ok ok, I was going a little too far with that one. The case was scratched up, and you could see fire marks on it, but the phone inside.... there wasn't a scratch on it!! He even used that same case for a few more months! And Lifeproofs warrantypolicy is the best too!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money

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

    This is not our first Lifeproof case. My husband had one in his iphone4 and it held up pretty well, but when he gave the phone to me the case was destroyed within a month because I use the volume on/off switch on the side multiple times a day (he never used that switch) & the case couldn't handle it. We figured that I must just be hard on my phone, so when he got his iPhone7 he got another Lifeproof case for himself. Within a WEEK, the same on/off volume switch on the side was cracking off. They need to change the design! Luckily Best Buy let him exchange for a new case, but we haven't put it on yet. (Sadly I don't have a photo to share of the cracked button on the case. Didn't think of it before returning, but it probably would have been helpful)

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      LifeProof Support Team

      Hi Bella,

      We are sorry that you are having some bad luck with the silent switch on the FRE case. We completely understand why this is disappointing and we truly hope that his current case gives you a more typical LifeProof experience. If, by chance, this case gets compromised in any way please do not hesitate to give us a call as we can easily get a warranty replacement set up. We can be reached at 1-888-533-0735 and we are happy to help!

      Sincerely,
      LifeProof Customer Service Team lifeproof




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