I have had this case for about 6 months now and I love it. It provides more than adequate protection. It also slides easily in and out of your pocket and doesn't get caught like some other cases. The hard back also lets you slide or spin your phone while on a hard surface if desired. I have dropped my phone several times on a variety of surfaces both soft and hard. The case not only protected my phone very well, but the case did not incur any damage from the fall. The only problem I have with the case is that it is hard to get you phone back out of the case, but that doesn't really bother me all that much as I seldom need to take it out of the case. I would definitely buy another if/when I needed another one. I hope Incipio makes one for the iPhone 5, next gen iPhone too as I am getting ready to upgrade to a newer iPhone soon.