I came across some cell phone cases a while back. I saw listings and ads for them. They are slim cases which I liked, claim to be waterproof, dustproof, shockproof. They have cool pictures on the listings.
They are cheaper than Lifeproof cases by a lot. So I thought hey I will try some out. Well this is what I found.
I am sure you have all saw these pictures around on Ebay, Wish, Geek, Amazon, Alibaba, and other companies and places for sale for pretty cheap. They are good as a very cheap case. Just do not expect much from them, I did and found out different unfortunately.
I recorded a video of testing one 3 times by holding it under water in the sink for a few seconds. All three times there was a little bit of water inside, making them not waterproof, I was completely shocked to find they were not. Possibly you could say water resistant but not waterproof. I will give it that if you dropped your case in case like I did in the video the phone made it, but it was a little wet when I opened the case. Also in the video I dropped it three times on the ground from counter height. The screen did not crack, the phone was not damaged, the case however came apart on the screen protector part of the phone and when I took it from the ground dropping test into the water it then got a lot more water in it cause it was split broken from the fall.
After the testinng video I tried out a second case and it did not get water in it. Therefore the quality of these cases are not uniform, meaning some could be good and some could be bad. But without testing you will not if you have a good one or a bad one.
Over all I guess the phone was not damaged, but the case after dropping it 1-3 times became broken and the integrity was not intact anymore. So I guess the case did its job of protecting the phone for a very very short period of time. You would need a huge stock of these or would need to keep ordering them pretty steadily so that when one broke or leaked you had more on hand to swap it with. Making them not a very good choice and dangerous to trust on a $800 device. I would not recommend them at all. But thats is my opinion. You can try them for yourself. I just wanted to try them out and let people know what I found. I thought they were a good case by first impressions but quickly found out different. I was very disapointed.
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Here are some pictures of the cases on the listing I bought them from.
and the video follows those.