the magnet is kinda of a double edge sword. Helps protect it by keeping it closed during a fall but you do have to pry it open a little bit as their probably a little stronger then they need to be. Case has a nice texture and feel to it. The circle window has a very thick clear screen making the screen very unresponsive, I ended up just cutting it out.. Very confident that this cover would protect the phone in a fall. No cut out for the notification light . Also putting a debit card in the interior slot makes the auto/off and circle notifiication seldom work. I have a Zagg glass screen protector and I'm not sure if its it or the lg screen is just picky when it comes to working the circle app. Not a bad case though.