I tried a few other cases, some recommended by the Apple techs, and even tried a different Otterbox (not as rugged). Two cracked screens later, I have returned to the Otterbox Defender. I used it for years and never quite realized how much it protected my phone until I used other brands and styles. I drop my phone a lot because I use it all day long out in the field, and the other cases did not protect my phone. Otterbox Defender does! My only recommendation, if you're listening Otterbox designers, is that you make one just like this, but without close tabs on the volume and charge ports. Those tabs ended up falling off because I use them so much. I meet with clients on and off all day, so turn off the volume regularly, and I'm on my phone a lot, so I need to charge it a few times a day. Other than that, this case is excellent!