I've had this case for just over a month now and I'm very impressed. I would say the colour of it is not silver, it's a darker metallic colour than that, I would describe it as either gunmetal or a even a more bronzy colour as it goes very well with the brown colour of the Desire. I have dropped the phone a few times and it's been fine, so the protection is good, however there are a couple of tiny marks on it now, it no longer looks pristine but it is still in very good condition (it does get a lot of welly in the bottom of my bag though). It's quite a stiff plastic but the phone fits in perfectly and it is 'barely there.' I have had comments on how stylish it looks. All in all, very pleased with it, and I am very particular about this sort of thing. I paid £9.99 and notice that it's cheaper now, but have no qualms about spending the cash. I can't comment on the screen protector as I already had one on my phone so didn't use it.