I have always been a fan of Otterbox and Lifeproof cases for keeping my mobile devices protected at all times and the Lifeproof Fre is no exception if you want to completely waterproof your iPhone 6 and protect it from not only drops, scuffs, and scratches but want to take your iPhone 6 into the water with you for whatever reason. This could be taking a bath with your phone in hand without fear of dropping it to it’s death, or taking it to the beach so you can capture the water and waves crashing over you with the phone being mauled by ocean waves, the choice is yours on how you want to bring your phone into the shallow depths but the fact is you can with this great phone case.
The blue color of the iPhone Fre case too was a nice touch for those who live near the beach and gives it a kind of marine theme.
Now the case itself recommends you practice first putting it on and make sure your phone is watertight before you trust it, the case has snapping points that compress the edges to make a water tight seal. It includes appropriate cleansing cloths to make sure your screen is clean before you seal it in the case. The case has tight seals around the power and audio input jacks and these tight seals are actually cumbersome to open. The volume and lock switches all work fine through the case as does the touch button and the cameras. Of course if your hands are wet or the button is wet, the fingerprint sensor and touch screen actually does not work well when wet and your hands are wet. This doesn’t cause an issue with the phone at all, but due to your body heat being diminished in your fingers and/or maybe the screen temperature itself I notice it is near impossible to unlock or use the phone while it is underwater except to tap and take photographs or leave it running with live video.
If only Lifeproof would have included a belt clip option on the Lifeproof Fre case, one thing that would have made this my standard case permanently is if it came with a belt clip like the Otterbox Defender cases. I need my phone in a belt clip on my hip, so this would have been an idea but I could find no Lifeproof models that have belt clips. For taking your phone in the water the case could also use a tether point and a wrist strap in case you drop it. I mean it is a waterproof case so one would take it into the water and I would have liked the extra security of having a wrist strap tethered to a point on the case as well.
Other than those two wish list items, the Lifeproof Fre case is a definite recommend if you want to keep your iPhone protected from water and even allow it to be submerged if you intend to do some photography or video recordings below the depths a bit.
Now I haven’t reviewed it yet, but Lifeproof also has the Fre Power models which is an integrated battery case that is also waterproof and doubles your phone’s battery life to boot! I would highly recommend you check out the Lifeproof Fre Power cases as well if you want not only a waterproof case but one that extends phone battery life at the same time.