As far as I can tell, from my current usage, the only downside I've seen from this case is that, in addition to the already fairly large size of the Galaxy S8 Note, it will fit snuggly into most pockets, but if you like tight-fitting clothing, then it's probably not for you. However, a few things I can say is that the design on the case is spectacular, as it helps to make sure the screen of the phone does not touch most surfaces at most angles, unless you set the phone down on a corner (why would you do that?). Also, the button coverings for the volume, screen on/off, camera, and all ports, including the area where the stylus is installed, everything functional and does not press against buttons when you don't want it to, meaning it's not to tight, and the amount of access to the area where the stylus is installed is very generous and makes me want to use the stylus more because it's not hard to get to the stylus and it doesn't really block it in any way, and it has a stylus frame around that area in a way. As far as the durability of the whole case and how much it can take, I haven't thrown my 1k phone against a wall, so I wouldn't know its limits, but I know it minimizes a lot of stress to the phone, and can take a lot of stress and impact without damaging to the phone and screen considering its materials and how strong it feels in my hand. Plus, I'm pretty sure I hit my hand on my phone the other day somehow on the case area, and it really freaking hurt lol. Which means, my hand didn't do a darn thing to my phone, but the case kicked my face in lol. Also, it just looks really slick, and with a screen protector your phone is about as protected as its gonna get.