I bought this case to replace the cheap soft case I originally purchased for my phone. I decided I needed something with a bit more armour to protect the sides from dings in the event of a drop, but I also wanted something that would have a little more personality than my old one.
If I'm honest, this case had me from "hello", based on the piano-look exterior (I am a pianist), but I was really pleasantly surprised by how sturdy it was when it arrived. The case is stiff plastic, but not so hard that it is impossible to put on the phone without causing scratches. Nevertheless, the plastic has a somewhat soft feel under your hands, so you don't feel as though you might drop it easily (like many other hard cases I've encountered). The fit on the phone is perfect, all ports/cameras/mics given space, while the rubber covers on the volume buttons fit perfectly. Kickstand also works great, and seems to click out of--and more importantly back IN to place securely, so it is not flapping around all the time. The edges of the case clip over the sides of the screen slightly as well so there is no worry about scratches when you place the phone face down.
In short: I bought this for looks more than anything, but it has exceeded my expectations and seems like it will provide pretty good protection for my phone. Very happy with my purchase and would recommend to anyone looking for a hard case with personality. For the price you really can't go wrong.