Flagship cell phones are getting very expensive. And now there covered in glass. They look great and feel great, well except that they tend to be slippery. And that's the problem. One tumble and your heart stops and you just hope as you reach for it that the damage isn't to bad. If you are lucky maybe it comes out OK. But all it takes is one scratch and it weakens the glass. I don't like to wrap my phones in anything but a very slim case. But this phone needs more. The UAG gives me peace of mind and honestly yes it takes away from that nice slim high tech look and feel. But for me I have lost an expensive phone that hit the street and was completely wrecked. This case feel very solid and two things that stand out for me besides liking the way it looks. It protects the sides of the curved glass more than other cases I tried but doesn't interfere when you swipe the sides. So I get more screen protection without putting on a screen protector. I might still do that but don't feel its really needed. Another thing when you watch case reviews is access to the charging port. Samsung packs a USB to USB-C adapter. So you watch these reviews and they flip the phone over and talk about the area around the charging USB-C/port. But guess what most don't fit the Samsung adapter. That is not a problem with this case. Its strong, looks very good and truly does allow access to the ports on the bottom of the phone. If a reviewer raves about the clearance on the USB port but the one adapter that comes with the phone doesn't fit or they don't show it fitting they have done a disservice to people looking to buy a case. We are still in that transition stage for older legacy USB connectors so its nice that UAG made sure the one adapter the MFG provides with the phone actually works with an adapter you get. Shame on these reviewers, thanks UAG for the protection, looks, feel and that I can use the accessories that came with my expensive phone.