I have been buying Speck cases for a few years now, and they really do a great job protecting your phone. In the past I had purchased the Speck Candy Shell cases but my biggest gripe was that the glossy finish was easily scratched. Speck seems to have solved this issue with their new Presidio Grip case as it is a matte finish (which looks better to begin with) that does not accumulate scratches. The overal design is the case has a hard shell on the outside to protect from impacts with a softer (but relitively firm) inner rubber layer to dampen impacts. Then on the outside of the hard shell there has been added rubber strips to allow for grip. This makes the phone easier to hold, but also keeps the phone from sliding off smooth surfaces. Additionally, the front of the case does have a raised lip that allows the phone to be placed face down and not scratch the screen. I have dropped my iPhone X several times during normal use and the case has done its job. With past phones and the same speck cases I have had some very bad drops and the case did a great job protecting the phone. The biggest issue I have had with this case in the past was the rubber wearing out near the lightning port. Speck seems to have improved this issue as I have now had my case for about 6 months with no signs of wear. Overall, it’s my favorite case. I buy them for family members for Christmas presents when I don’t know what else to get them, I’ll buy the same case for my next phone.