I was drawn to this case because it's pretty, but I was concerned about how protective it would be, so before I bought it, I asked the rep if it was actually a smart choice to protect my phone. He assured me that casemate is a good brand and that since this case has the bumper in addition to the hard shell, it should be a good case.
Once I put it on my phone though, I found that it added a fair amount of bulk to the phone, and was also somewhat slippery to hold. Not as slippery as this phone is with no case, but still lacked grip. I was worried that I might drop it, or it might slide out of my purse and fall, and that if it did, the hard shell might crack and cause the liquid to leak out. I also noticed a few days in that it now had an air bubble in the liquid that wasn't there before, so not sure how that happened if it's well-sealed...? I never did drop the phone before I decided to change cases, so it may well hold up fine, but it just didn't give me the peace of mind I was looking for. It also didn't seem to come up very high on the sides to protect that curved screen.