When you buy a new phone, it’s smart to put a case on it for added protection. LifeProof and OtterBox are two of the most trusted cases on the market right now so if you’re considering either of these cases for your new Galaxy S9 but still confuse about the difference between them, you’ve come to the right place.Getting to know the difference could help make the decision of selection easier.

While it’s true that the Otterbox Defender provides the best drop protection, a new competitor has emerged: the Lifeproof Fre. The Lifeproof Fre is popular due to its cleaner design and promise of ultimate protection against water and snow. So, which one would you choose? Let’s compare the Otterbox Defender and Lifeproof Fre case to find which case really fits you best.

 Otterbox Defender vs. Lifeproof Fre Mobile Phone devices Australia


You can find many different designs and styles from both phone to cover every taste and lifestyle. Otterbox has established a name for itself over the years as the supreme brand of protective iPhone and Android cases and over five different styles from the Defender series to the Symmetry series. Each Otterbox series has a different level of protection and style. Lifeproof currently offers three different styles each with four major protection points. Lifeproof Fre is slimmer and Otterbox Defender is a bit bulky.


One of the advantage from a Lifeproof Fre case is that it has protection against water and snow. While otterbox defender is known for its reputation to create the thickest and rugged case.

Unfortunately, the Defender series isn’t water-resistant but however, it remains at the top of many review lists because of its dropproof. The Port covers of a defender case ensure that no dirt, sweat, or grime will make their way into tiny crevices, while still giving you access to charging and headphone jacks.

While Lifeproof Fre is something unique, You can drown a Lifeproof Fre in up two meters of water for an hour while Otterbox Defender makes no claims to protect against water. The benefit of a Lifeproof is its resistant against water and what makes it even better is the waterproof earphone jack, LifeProof created a screw-in seal that can be used when the jack is not in use.

To use the jack and still maintain the waterproof function, LifeProof provides a short waterproof earphone extension wire that screws into the jack on the case. With the waterproof earphone, you can listen to music while you shower or underwater in the sea but make sure to remain near the surface.


 Pro Otterbox Defender:

· Holster Included: works as a belt clip and a hands-free kickstand


Withstanding from drops, dust, and scratches

Otterbox certifies drop+ protection

Durable than any other cases


Pro Lifeproof Fre:

Thinnest rugged case

Sealed from dirt, dust, water and snow

Provides schock protection up to 6.6 ft

Easy to install and uninstall

Able to access all buttons easily

Cons Otterbox Defender:

More heavy than Lifeproof

Hard Install and take off

Cons Lifeproof Fre:

Screen protector may produce rain-bowing effects

Design Otterbox Defender:

heavy and bulky than lifeproof Fre

Design Lifeproof Fre:

Slim and stylish

Potential Problem Otterbox Defender

Can’t survive in water and snow

Potential problem Lifeproof Fre

Screen protector may produce rain-bowing effects


Protect against dust, dirt and scratch

Rugged and drop proof protection


· Protect against dust,dirt, water and snow

Survives drops from 2 meters

Submersible up to 2 meters for 1 hour, 6.6 feet of water



solid inner shell and resilient outer slipcover.

· Port covers: block dirt, dust and lint from getting into jacks and ports


Slim and stylish

Many variation of colours

Shield ports,mic and speakers


Starts from AU $44.95


Starts from $74.95


Both cases has its own advantages and disadvantages. In the end, it comes down to your lifestyle and needs from a smartphone case. If you’re an active person who loves the outdoors activity but worry of bringing your phone with you, you may choose the Lifeproof Fre. On the other hand, if you’re just looking for a case to keep your phone safe between home and work or if you work in a construction area, Otterbox is the winner.

We think that the Otterbox Defender case is great if you need double drop protection and don’t mind adding some serious bulk to your phone and if your out for an adventure involving water and snow then a lifeproof is the one. Lifeproof is slimmer and truly waterproof, Otterbox is not.

The choice is yours and choose one now for the best price only at Syntricate.

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