I bought this case at the same time I purchased a Speck case, so I could see which I liked better. I chose the Speck case and returned this one. Honestly, I didn't understand what I was buying with this case, and I think my expectations were too high. The front display screen wasn't a true clear screen that let me use the phone through the case. That should have been clear if I had read about the case before buying, but I didn't, I guess. I didn't like the feel as well, either. I can't speak to the case's protection, because I didn't use it long enough. My advice: research it before you choose it, and if it meets your needs, and you like the style, etc. I'm sure you'll be fine. Good luck!