The iPhone 7 is waterproof so why would I need a waterproof case? That’s almost a fair question except for the fact that the iPhone 7 isn’t as waterproof as you think. With these iPhone 7 waterproof cases you’ll be way more comfortable taking your iPHone into a lake, river or ocean.
For day-to-day cases, I’d stay with a Lifeproof Fre, Pelican Marine or a Dog & Bone Wetsuit Impact. If you need versatile protection, go with the Ghostek Atomic 3 and if you need extreme water protection, stick with the Catalyst waterproof.
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Top 5 waterproof iPhone 7 Cases
#5 – LifeProof Fre
The LifeProof Fre is a decent case, day-to-day case. This is probably one of the most popular cases to get for the iPhone 7 as you’ll see it in the big box electronics store. Just because it is #5 on this list, isn’t a bad thing. In fact, the iteration of the Fre is probably the best to date.
The buttons are a little tough to use and the screen still diffuses the Retina HD screen of the iPhone. The case that I tested broke after two drops which isn’t great.
The Fre is the best sounding case on the list as it had the least amount of muting which is why I say it is a great day-to-day case.
#4 – Pelican Marine
The score between the Pelican Marine and the LifeProof Fre was very close. In fact, the only reason the Marine scored higher was because it’s tougher than the Fre. No amount of dropping we did resulted in the case breaking or coming apart which is something we can’t say for any other case on this list.
The Marine is a bit larger than the Fre and unlike the Fre will slide around easily when placed on it’s back. Sound coming from the Marine was decent as it only muted the sound slightly. The screen has less diffusion than the Fre and despite having a slick back, handles decently as the edge of the case is quite rubbery.
#3 Dog and Bone Wetsuit Impact
If you’re looking for the best day-to-day waterproof case, the Dog and Bone Wetsuit is the one to get. The stand out features of this case is the size and build quality. It is slim and lighter than most normal slim cases and comes with a glass screen protector.
The front of the case is a bit slick for our liking and the sleep/power button is quite stiff. Taking calls isn’t going to be an issue but the sound coming from the bottom speakers isn’t as loud as other cases.
#2 Ghostek Atomic
The Ghostek Atomic is a beast of a case. It is big and it will prevent your iPhone from bending. I wouldn’t consider this a day-to-day waterproof case because the usability of the iPhone’s screen isn’t great. It also isn’t the most waterproof. But it’s the only case whose buttons aren’t hard to use. Why is it #2? Because the Ghostek Atomic offers the most flexibility out of any case on this list.
The Ghostek Atomic is designed to work with a screen protector which no other case on this list can claim. It also works with skins which means you don’t have to take anything off. One of the most asked questions on my channel is “Can a screen protector work with a LifeProof case”. The answer is no.
#1 Catalyst Waterproof
The Catalyst Waterproof is rated higher than the Ghostek Atomic by a score of 0.01. But we gave the Catalyst high marks for completely different reasons. The Ghostek Atomic 3 is a versatile protective case for your iPhone but the Catalyst Waterproof is the best waterproof case for anybody who enjoys spending time near water.
As a day-to-day case, the Catalyst works slightly better than the Fre, Marine and Wetsuit Impact because of the rotary mute switch. Sound from the Catalyst isn’t as crisp as the LifeProof Fre and but was better than the Marine and Wetsuit Impact. The only downside for a day-to-day case is that it is slightly bigger than the other cases.
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