I was apprehensive to get a bulky case because the phone was so large however it doesn't add much to the frame. But the case is as strong or stronger than any other smart phone case I've owned in the past. I'm also not sure if it is placebo affect however once I put the phone in this case, my IR Blaster seemed more directed and the distance increased from where I had to stand to make it operate my tv's. The clip and case are sturdy enough to handle my job, where I'm a patrol officer who sees my fare share of action!! 20 stars if I could!!