I've never had a case on an iPhone before, and figured i'd been pushing my luck since I frequently drop my phone (I wish I didn't, but it happens. . .). I like the look of the Tech21 case and enjoy that it doesn't make the phone bulky. However, the first time I dropped my phone in the case the screen shattered. The phone fell almost perfectly flat face down onto the floor, and it seems, looking at the case, that it should have been protected (the case does not include a screen cover, however the outer edge is raised so that if you lay your phone face down the edge of the case touches the ground rather than the phone). In a perfect world I'd never drop my phone, but it happens and thus I purchased this case to protect my treasured iPhone 5. In my experience, this case did not help at all and frankly I'm thinking about going back to no case when I get the screen fixed.