CONS:The first day I received this product, I had issues with the home button being pressed every 3 seconds by the case itself. No matter how many times I adjusted my phone. 3 days later, the issue resolved itself. by the end of the week the covers on the ear piece and the speaker on the back fell off reveling some black rubber thing.(which explained the vibrations that muffled anyone talking to you. finally, I noticed the cover for the headphones connection on top disappeared. the phone was in my coat pocket but I had 3 classes at campus that day and never found it. PROS: The sides do not stretch out like the defender series. The screen cover is snug to your phone so it makes selection contact the way the phone was designed. I drop my phone all the time and my phone is safe and secure. just not water proof anymore. and I love the black strap option on the bottom. I personally think its the best feature.