I've only had this case a couple days, so my rating does not yet consider it's drop protection. I work in the marine industry and have pretty specific things I look for in a case, until now I haven't found a case to replace my Commuter, my go to case for a long time but my one gripe is though awesome grip in the hand and great surface grip on the front, laid down on its back it's like a wet bar of soap. Saw a review of the Presidio Sport and ordered. LOVE it. Perfect for my use and needs far as I can tell so far. Feel in the hand is awesome and all-around great surface grip, plenty of lip, and love all the port protection, including individual speaker hole cutouts. I have NONE of the button issues many have encountered, buttons are super tactile and responsive no issue at all. I'd say an early rollout issue Speck will get more consistent with, I would highly recommend if you get a defected case have Speck replace this is just an awesome case when it's "right." My lightning port cover is very snug and bit of a chore to open like some have complained, but I get it open fine and not enough of an issue to me to knock a star. I'm sure it will break in a little over time and use. The true test will be in real use. I try to be careful, but the proverbial excrement happens sometimes, in the last year my phone has taken at least half a dozen HARD 6-8 ft. drops from the back of a boat on a trailer onto concrete, and other places around work where it sets on something that gets knocked into and flung around hard, and my Commuter and Zagg glass always saves the day. Eventually, this is going to take a hard drop and will update when I find out how it takes a hit. I'm pretty confident it will give similar protection as the Commuter. And the hi-vis Coast Guard red color is a nice bonus (they call it Poppy red, but this is exactly the same as Coast Guard red). Hope this helps.