Actually surprised at how much I enjoy this case, as I was never a big fan of Speck. My S8 badly needed a case at the time; I have bought the Otterbox Symmetry (my old case for my S7 - which was awesome) first, but was very disappointed. Bought an Insignia clear case (bc it was price friendly), which I now use as my backup. I was skeptical at first when I got the Speck, but it was cheaper than the Otterbox, and the feel and look was exactly what I was looking for (rubber grips on the side, hard case for overall protection, also indicated on box). It was hard to put on my case, but once I passed that stage, I was able to customize it, by using stickers I had. Feels great in the hand and not too slippery.