I just recently dropped my phone getting out of the car (phone was on my lap) and the case split apart on impact and the phone hit the ground. Luckily the phone only suffered some minor scuffs, but the snap on cases will just snap off when dropped. I love the look of the gradient case on my phone, but if you want protection go with the Seidio slide-on cases. I just taped the sides of my gradient case to prevent it from happening again. Looks tacky though. Just a heads up.