Lifeproof Nuud vs Fre

Many people ask us on what the difference between Lifeproof Nuud and Fre. Both cases have almost the same function and protection, but different in style, taste and vary from person to person. In this post we will describe the basic design, pro, cons, and usability on both cases.




  • Waterproof: Fully submersible to 2m
  • Dirt proof: Totally sealed from dirt and dust
  • Snow proof: Completely closed to snow and ice
  • Shockproof: Survives drops from 2m


  • Good mix of rubber and polycarbonate makes the case easy to use
  • You still can use your finger touch ID (for iPhone 5s and above)
  • Snap and lock design, for easy installation
  • Complete sealed from camera, speaker camera and flash
  • Complete access to all buttons, ports and controls
  • Anti-reflective optical-glass camera lens
  • Dynamic speaker ports deliver maximum sound output and clarity
- You need adaptor for bigger headset jack


FRE: The back panel have small box for apple logo

Flat front panel like using no case

FRE: Build in screen protector
NUUD: Transparent back see through back shows off the brilliant Apple design

Have small bump on the home button and all screen edges

NUUD: Still protected without screen protector (using the gasket pressure around front screen to prevent water, dust, and snow to get in).


  • 1 Case does it all
  • Cheaper, thinner and lighter
  • Easier access for swipe menu
  • Protects against everyday bumps/scratches. Withstood several stabs by a kitchen knife. The Fre's screen protector seemed tougher
  • You can use your own taste and selection of screen protector such as tempered glass or glare free protector
  • Allows for exceptional access to your iPhone since it have screen no protector and Offers the same screen usability as a naked iPhone


Can cause Fingerprint smudging, glare and rainbow effect due to plastic screen cover have a small air room since the screen protector not stick to the screen
  • No built-in screen protector means that the Phone still might suffer a shattered screen if dropped face first
  • Side edges can be in a way if you have big finger
  • Not available for all devices







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