I ordered this item in the hopes that it would be a soft silicone glossy gel case which could protect my brand new IPHONE 5 from any bumps and scrapes......and this case does just that. The case itself is a soft glossy gel case, which fits around the phone perfectly, and it also helps protect the front of the phone, due to the case covering the front edges too! The case around the speaker area is divided into 3 sections rather than one large open section as shown in the above picture. However, this is done to a high spec and looks great, if not better than the example shown in the pics! I would highly recommend this case to anyone after a similar style phone cover. Trust me, I'm very fussy about these type of things (I spent a couple of days researching phone covers alone!) and I'm more than happy with this item!