I bought - originally - a plastic flip case that, for the cost was very good value, but, it opened in the opposite direction to my old phone case and I couldn't break my opening habit. I then bought this case after reading Amazon customers reviews and am very pleased indeed. Soft leather, yet excellent build quality, fits exactly, with no blurring of the flash and camera view hole. Clipped in securely and has not slipped out yet.... a problem with worn or damaged cases like these. Here I believe is the point, plastic clips at all four corners are lovely until the day you drop your phone. The case saves your prized phone, but often in doing so, cracks these corner grips. Now , new plastic is strong and resilient, so has the ability to flex a bit and absorb this kind of damage, but as they get old and battered, they tend to get damaged and then, horror.. you expensive phone can pop out of these holders when least expected. When this happened with my old iphone 3, I ended up with hot glue gun repairs, NOT COOL in terms of image etc. So to sum up, I am in early days, and hope this beautiful case lasts...but as it does it's job, saving the important thing, your phone, it tends to get beaten up and I fear it's only a question of time. I am pretty good at not dropping my phone but it is inevitably going to happen, so I am keeping an eye on how well this case takes that kind of punishment. So far ( 1st. month ) this item is superb and a quality item that I can wholeheartedly recommend to anyone.