I've dropped my phone several times -- onto ceramic tile and pavement-- and the OtterBox protected it. A friend of mine dropped her phone, without an OtterBox case and her glass shattered. It cost her a lot more to replace the glass on her phone than I paid for my OtterBox case. My only complaint is that I have the pink and white one .. And, although I love the color, the white rubbery part gets dirty very quickly. Other than that, I love the case!