I was going to buy an Otterbox, like I had on my S7 Edge, but this case seemed more sleek and it has the benefit of a kickstand. I was always looking for a way to prop up my phone before. It's not as bulky and perhaps not as protective as the Otterbox, but it is solidly built and keeps the screen off of the surface if the phone is placed face-down. The cutouts on the sides allow full access to the rounded edge of the screen, so it does not obstruct the screen use. It does not have flaps to cover the ports on the bottom, but the ones on the Otterbox were a pain. The instructions say to remove the case for wireless charging. It does charge through the case, so I'm not sure the reasoning for the instruction. This case does need to be removed to use the DeX Station, I could not get the USB Type-C to plug in with the case on. I gave it 4 stars, if it were more cushioned, as the Otterbox case is, but still had the kickstand, I would definitely give it that 5th star.