This is a discussion on Lifeproof for iPhone 5 Availability.... within the iPhone 5 Accessories forums, part of the iPhone 5 category; Originally Posted by horsehaulin
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I have had a Lifeproof case on my iPhone 4S for about 4 1/2 months and I would say it is a very good case: bulk vs protection. I have dropped my phone numerous times on concrete (and other places) and I also let me 3 year watch his videos and play games on the phone. I don't intend on bringing it under water for photos but like the fact that if it gets dropped in a puddle or something like that it's covered. I see where Scotiez is coming from; after dropping the phone on concrete there was some noticeable damage to the rubber around the edge hat looked like the case may leak. Did a test and it still worked. If you are planning on being around the water or use it underwater, I would suggest doing the water test to make sure your case is still good.
I am waiting for this case also. I used the Otterbox on my iPhone4 when in the situations I needed it for but it's got some bulk to it, not that LifeProof doesn't.
I don't plan on taking mine under water etc, but I have horses (I team rope and barrel race) which means I have chores which means there's always a possibility of me get wet while fixing a water tank or giving a horse a bath or having my phone hit the ground hard if/when I take a dive off my horse.
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