You can now get the super-tough water-proof Lifeproof Fre case for the Google Pixel and Pixel XL

The Google Pixel is one of our favorite phones: it's fast and runs smoothly, it has a great camera and it delivers when it comes to battery life.

One thing it is not, though, is water-proof, and if you want to take it on an adventure - be it surfing or something else - you need a solid case.

When it comes to such cases that offer extreme water and drop protection, the Lifeproof Fre is one of the finest. It's proven itself as a reliable case for all sorts of outdoor adventures and while it does add a lot of bulk, it also adds a solid extra layer of security for your $650 or more expensive baby.

Let's speak standards: the Lifeproof Fre support MIL-STD 810G-516.6, the U.S. Military Standard for drop and shock protection, and it is also IP-68 rated, the highest level of protection for cases, ensuring your device with this case can withstand circulating talc for 8 hours and water immersion to 6.6 ft / 2m for 1 hour. It's one solid case.

But what about the added bulk? Here is how the Lifeproof Fre case changes the dimensions of the Google Pixel:

  • Length: 6.2 in (160.0 mm) with Fre vs 5.66 in (143.8 mm) without Fre 
  • Width: 3.1 in (80.0 mm) with Fre vs 2.74 in (69.5 mm) without Fre
  • Height: 0.5 in (15.0 mm) with Fre vs 0.34 in (8.6 mm) without Fre

The Fre case itself weighs a considerable 1.6 ounces (45.3 g) and comes in only one color, Asphalt Black. The price is set at $90, and yes, it's definitely expensive, but if the question is whether you'd shell out a few hundred for a new GoPro or just take your phone on your skiing or surfing adventure, you might actually save a few bucks with this case.

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  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2770 mAh(26h talk time)



1. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

There needs to be more phones like the S7 Active available on more networks so one wouldn't have to bulk up their phone with something like this.

3. combatmedic870

Posts: 984; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

I agree. The s7 active is a beast. I wish I could have one.

4. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

Agreed. Shoot I've even considered switching to AT&T because of it. I will probably be even more tempted when the S8 Active comes out. I'm guessing there will be no buttons on the front so all screen, shatter-proof, great battery life, and all of the features the S8 has? Sold.

2. hawss

Posts: 9; Member since: Jun 13, 2014

Reports of auto-focus issues, apparently Lifeproof is working on a revised model. Can't post the URL but google "XDA Pixel XL Lifeproof Fre" and the first result links to the thread over on XDA.

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