Saving up and buying the smartphone of your choice is the easy part; keeping it safe can be a real challenge. These days, smartphones aren't just a necessity, but a fashion accessory as well. Phones have gone from being huge to tiny to being huge again. They're available in materials ranging from plastic to metal, and even glass. Their waistlines have slimmed to such an extent that if you aren't too careful, you might just cut yourself! While we wouldn't mind the hurt (and a bruised ego!), we cannot fathom the thought of any harm coming to our beloved smartphone. So attached are we to our phones that they accompany us everywhere, right from the bed to the bathroom (admit it already!) Well, when ergonomics gives way to style and vanity, disaster is bound to strike. The threat of a cracked screen and a chipped edge on the phone is something that hounds most smartphone owners. Even sliding the phone into your pocket isn't without its risk, with the teeth of your keys waiting to get a bite into your phone!
It's a hard life for an iPhone case!According to a survey conducted by Cross-Tab Marketing in September 2012, 64% iPhone users in the United States think their phone's case should be able to withstand a dip in the pool, while 45% think that it should be able to survive being run over by a car.
Much to the relief of people around the world, a good phone case can go a long way in saving you from the heartbreak of a scuffed back on your phone. And when it comes to cases, none are better than the ones from OtterBox and LifeProof. But how do these compare against each other, and which of these is better? In this comparison, we pit the most popular cases from either camp, the LifeProof frē with the OtterBox Defender for iPhone 5s. So, how do they fare? Here's taking a look.
Both are extremely useful cases, and offer superior protection for your beloved iPhone 5s. Both manufacturers offer a 1-year warranty against any manufacturing defect. Their pricing though couldn't be more different. The OtterBox Defender retails for about USD 59.90, while the LifeProof frē would set you back by about USD 79.99. These cases are definitely not suited for daily use, unless of course, your daily routine includes loads of physical activity. The OtterBox Defender is just about perfect for most people looking for a rugged case for their phone. The LifeProof frē, on the other hand, would suit you better if you are constantly in and around water, and simply can't part with your phone. Apart from the Defender, OtterBox provides different series of cases like the Preserver, Symmetry, Reflex, Prefix, Clearly Protected, Commuter Series, and Commuter Wallet. Take your pick then. Cheers.
Disclaimer: The prices mentioned are subject to change according to location and offers.