This is the best cover I have ever had for a phone, I'm just sad that I waited until I'd dropped my phone before I got one. I had previously had a hard case which made my phone too bulky, but this is light and nice to hold. Fortunately I haven't dropped my phone since I purchased this case, but I imagine as long as it isn't dropped directly onto the screen which isn't protected by the case, your phone would be undamaged. You can easily access any of the functions on your phone, including taking pictures. Great value for money.