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My old iphone (horrible outdoor phone) is starting to go, and I'll be buying a new Galaxy S5 Active (previous model, new is s6) for about $330 on Ebay. I see what these phones can do in person (not just on commercials), and I like them. The S6 active is better, but it's not (to me) $350 better.
 

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Iphone 5s or 6 are both great with the Lifeproof case to make them water proof. Great camera too. We've had the Galaxy 2 different times and changed back to the Iphone.
I have lifeproof case... it only protects the phone when you use it, and it's just too thick for everyday use unless you have really loose pants or a purse. That's why I am going to a waterproof phone and a light case to protect it from scratches.
 

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Kyocera Brigadier, it picks up where the GZ'one fell up.
 
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I have lifeproof case... it only protects the phone when you use it, and it's just too thick for everyday use unless you have really loose pants or a purse. That's why I am going to a waterproof phone and a light case to protect it from scratches.
Len I gave up on S5 after the actual lcd screen cracked the second time just from slight pressure in my pocket.

I love my iPhone 6 and the life proof for them makes it the same size as the S5 without a case.


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I have lifeproof case... it only protects the phone when you use it, and it's just too thick for everyday use unless you have really loose pants or a purse. That's why I am going to a waterproof phone and a light case to protect it from scratches.
Of course.....nothing works when you aren't using it. Not sure what case you have used but I've had 3 and they've all been around 3/8" thick. I use mine everyday and wear dress clothing at work daily. I never take the Lifeproof off, ever.
 

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I'm still using an iPhone 4s with a Lifeproof case. Had the phone over 2 years, and it's still working fine so I see no need to upgrade. I've been very happy with the customer service from Lifeproof. I use my phone a lot for music and podcasts when I'm walking, running, and working out and having to screw in the adapter is a bit of a hassle, but it's worth it for the extra protection. Not going to lie, I've even used it to listen to music in the shower with no issues.

The camera on this one is decent, but I know the updated versions are much better.

I've been looking at the Galaxy's when I do upgrade, but pretty much every device in our house is Apple so I'll probably stick with the iPhone for compatibility.
 

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I once owned a water resistant phone. The very time that I needed it to be water resistant, the earpiece port cover was not properly placed and the phone ate it. I've also lost 2 S3s in one year that were in $100 Otter boxes. Once again carelessness and improper placement of jack covers were once again the cause of their demise. I have since given up on ruggedizing phones, and the results have been satisfactory. I simply place my S4 in a ziplock, and this has worked for about a year without incident.
 

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Well, I'm on my last iphone... no matter what.

If you visit the apple store... it's like visiting the future. But a conformist, 1984 George Orwell future. There is one vision. If you don't buy into the apple vision where they know best, and they can charge you $25 for a new charging cord, and they make NO effort to waterproof their phones...., it's android for you.

I won't buy a new phone until my nearly 3 year old iphone 5 dies a little more. But battery life is way down, and I get occasional "SIM CARD NOT FOUND" messages, so the time is not that far off. Never again Apple for me. I'm just not that much a conformist, and I refuse to pay a premium price for a product that wants to nickel and dime me to death.
 

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It's not a problem phone... It's just a phone that is getting used up. Batteries only have so many charges in them. And using it in hot and cold environments stresses the internals. I've spent more than a few 100+ degree days outside with this thing, and it doesn't like that.

But I do get upset that you have to buy apple approved charging cables ($20 vs $1 for non-branded... If I want 5 chargers in my house, car, and workspace, and I do, why should I have to pay $100 for the privilege of charging the same phone?), and you are limited to apple approved apps, and that I can't root the dang thing and delete all the bloatware that Apple puts out there, and I have to have iTunes installed on my pc to transfer music, etc, etc, etc. I don't like someone making my choices for me.
 

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I am not an iPhone guy. I have had the absolute best luck with Motorola. The build quality and materials make these phones 'heavy' but I wouldn't recommend anything over Motorola phones. My Droid Maxx has been soaked in rain showers and it keeps on keeping on.

Check out the Moto X 2nd Generation. They are getting cheaper by the day.

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I had a GZ'one for a while and loved the phone. I beat the crap out of that phone, and it held in there great until it landed just right to shatter the screen. I didn't care for the Android OS at the time, though. I know that's been updated quite a bit since then, so I can't really speak to it now but I've been far happier with the Apple OS and not having to search for things.
 

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I have an I-phone in a Lifeproof case... it works for me. Be sure if you do go with an i-phone to get a waterproof case, they hate water, even a little bit, same for their power cords. Only bad thing about the Lifeproof case is it will pretty much only work with an apple cord, the aftermarket cords I had from before I bought that case wont plug in unless I remove the phone from the case.
 

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I had a gz for 2 1/2 years and you can't stop them its been under water ( fresh ) like 12 times , and as deep as 6 feet .its been in salt water in my shorts pocket for over an hour and I was chest deep....the only way I knew I had it in my pocket was my wife called me to tell me lunch was ready . I shook it off and and kept fishing . the only reason I don't use it any more is the speakers didn't work to good anymore. I now have a droid turbo, and I have to get a life proof box for it.it has a great camera both for stills and video...... The new gz is not made by Casio now and is not as bullet proof as the last model ....right now there isnt a equal out there so if you want bullet proof you have to get the old gz .....

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