This case is vey durable and can withstand dropping on cement from 5 feet. It is waterproof as well. I purchased this case so I could bring my phone to the beach and not worry about sand or water damage. The case is also much slimmer than an otter box I previously purchased. Also the face is tempered glass and the touch screen is not impacted. I did have to watch a You Tube video to learn how to open it.