I just spent a stupid amount of money for a phone so its dumb not to make sure it lasts until the last semiconductor melts. This Otterbox Defender will do that if anything will so I feel much safer. Its very grippy which was my gripe with the phone & 1st case, it slipped right through my hands. It is heavy & bulky but attractive for its size and SAFE, that's what matter for me even at its high price! My last phone was a Note 4 with Otterbox commuter case, lasted 4 years until trade in; not a scratch!