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 Fantom Five
 
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(out of 5)

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PricePrice:
$69.90 USD (iPhone 5/5S)
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ProsPros:
– Easy to install
– Clear screen protector
– Unique locking mechanism
– Waterproof up to 10ft
ConsCons:
– Mild reduction in iPhone touch screen sensitivity through the screen protector
– No access to Touch ID
– Small reduction in sound coming from ear piece speaker
– Severely muted sound coming from speakers
Potential ProblemsPotential Problems:
– With the case being so easy to install, one might forget to securely lock the bottom hatch. If this occurs, the iPhone will fall out quite easily
Design Rating
DESIGN
(Fantom Five)
Weight/BulkWeight/Bulk (3.5/5):
– The Fantom Five will add 1/2 inch to the length of the iPhone
– Will double the thickness of your iPhone (like most rugged/waterproff cases do)
InstallEase of Installation (5/5):
– Incredibly easy to install
– Easiest iPhone case to install for all reviewed cases
Build QualityBuild Quality (3.5/5):
– Case is fairly slick but rubber edges provide lots of texture. Will not slip out of hands easily
– Case feels well built
– Rubber edges prevents excessive wear/tear on the case
Protection Rating
PROTECTION
(Fantom Five)
Shock ProtectionShock Protection (2.5/5):
– Provides shock protection up to 6 ft
– Safety-latching system stayed on the case
Water/Dust ProtectionWater/Dust Protection (5/5):
– The Fantom Five is waterproof up to 10 ft for 30 mins
– Tested with iPhone installed in the case
Screen ProtectionScreen Protection (4/5):
– Thick plastic screen protector that protected the iPhone from an accidentally drop on gravel
Functionality Rating
FUNCTIONALITY
(Fantom Five)
iPhone FunctionalityiPhone Functionality (2.5/5):
– Can’t access lightning port connector
– Sound from bottom speaker is extremely muted
– Sound from ear piece speaker is slightly muted
– No bounce back of camera flash ensuring properly exposed photos
– Headphone jacks that are larger than stock Apple EarPods will need to use the headphone jack extension
Screen UsabilityScreen Usability (3.5/5):
– The screen protector on the Fantom Five results in tough access to swipe menus
– Gap between screen protector and touchscreen is noticeable
Screen ViewabilityScreen View-ability (4.5/5):
– Great screen clarity through the screen protector
– No rain-bowing effects
– Minimal amount of glare
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