So I just had a drop of about 4 feet onto a hardwood floor. Got into the habit quick of putting the phone into the case whenever I'm not using it. Even in the house. Thank God....and I love this case. Not one problem. Not one nick. Nada. Its perfect. As if nothing happened. Yea neoprene!!!! That cushioning definitely helped. I can't see a hard case coming out as perfectly as this. And the case is still good too!!!