My new phone wasn't cheap, and I wanted to protect my investment. But I'm a girly girl, and I like my phone to be pretty too! This case is the best of both worlds! It's a Speck case, and past experience has told me they are protective. I haven't truly tested this one yet, but I expect it will be just as resilient. And it is definitely pretty, especially in sunlight...that glitter really shines! The buttons were a bit stiff when I first put it on, but didn't take long to feel normal, and there's just enough of a raised edge to lay the phone flat on it's face without the screen touching, but not so much as to interfere with the gorgeous screen on my S8+. With Best Buy's price match guarantee, I even got a good deal!