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Seidio Obex Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 4, 2019

based on 489 reviews

We have checked hundreds of reviews and found 9 reasons to buy the Obex - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

Excellent (34%)
Good (17%)
Average (11%)
Poor (12%)
Bad (23%)


Reviews Summary

Here's what the reviewers think about the Seidio Obex:

Reviewers like these things about the Seidio Obex

  • Many reviewers commend the Seidio Obex case is built to be everything-proof, most notably waterproof.
  • Reviewers praised this fully protective case that claims military standard drop protection.
  • Testers pointed out that it comes with a waterproof headphone adapter, as well.
  • Reviewers noted that it has no longer a latch at the bottom of Obex covering its ports — this is now done more simply with rubber port protectors, which makes both the headphone and Lightning ports more easily accessible.
  • Reviewers pointed out the presence of rubber plugs that keep the ports sealed against water and dust.
  • They noticed that it comes with a holster clip for belt mounting.
  • Several testers also indicated that it needs to be properly installed in order to maintain waterproofness.
  • Other users found that it is much easier to install than some competing cases.
  • Testers pointed out that the belt clip swivels and that the holster locks onto the case.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A reviewer thought that sound is still muffled a bit with the case.
  • A tester said that the Touch ID cover doesn’t always appropriately read, making unlocking the iPhone a bit tricky at times.


Crowdsourced specs across all Seidio Obex models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight0.1 oz (0 kg)

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vs Seidio Bags

The Seidio Obex ranks #2 compared with the other Seidio bags.

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vs All Bags

The Seidio Obex ranks #2933 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Vs Other Bags

Crowdsourced comparison of the Seidio Obex vs the Lifeproof Fre.

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Seidio Obex vs Lifeproof Fre

Seidio Obex
Seidio Obex


Based on 489 reviews
Weight: 0.1 oz
Price: $$

Lifeproof Fre
Lifeproof Fre

Based on 9,581 reviews

Weight: 0.1 oz
Price: $

  • The Obex is rated a little bit worse than the Fre.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 10,070 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Obex is the same weight as the biggest Fre (both 0.1 oz).

Both bags are available in these colors:

Only the Obex is available in these colors:

Only the Fre is available in these colors:

The Obex provides your phone with a level of protection you won't find anywhere else. It's water proof design is perfect for those buyers afraid their phones might face damage if exposed to the elements. The Lifeproof Fre is great for those who value style over function and don't mind showing off.

Phones are some of the most amazing accessories we have today. This bag is perfect for those who want to show the world what they're toting around. Buy the Lifeproof Fre if you want people to see your sense of fashion and tech savvy ways.

Selected Reviews

Mac Sources

The actual phone functionality was great. I could hear out of the speakers – both the bottom and ear speakers – without losing any quality. The microphone was the same way.

Posted 8 January 2016 by Brian Wharton - Read full review

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Last updated on July 04, 2019