I never use cases, as I find them all to be eyesores, but I was curious about this one due to it's minimal nature. I've been using it for 2 days, and it's actually not that bad. It's actually not a hard plastic. It's more like a rubber-type material. It's also not the most esthetically pleasing thing I've ever seen, but unless you look at it from the back it's barely noticeable. I'm not sure it provides much protection against a drop, but it prevents the phone from sliding on a slippery surface. As a bonus, as was previously observed it does serve as a nice guide for the fingerprint reader. Overall, I'd say I'm satisfied with it.