When I got my iPhone, I immediately put it in an Otterbox. I am EXTREMELY accident prone ( I went through seven different phones before upgrading to my iPhone). I hoped that by putting my phone in a durable, quality case, I would be able to protect it from whatever danger I put it in. I'm glad to say that even though I've dropped my phone countless times (concrete, carpet, tile flooring, you name it) my phone is unscratched, safe & sound in my case. I've had it for a few months, and my only complaint would be that I recently noticed every once in a while that an air bubble will pop up with a drop of water in between my screen and case. This worries me a little bit. Overall, I would suggest the product to a friend, especially if they are as clumsy as I can be.