It does the job it shows in the picture, but the picture was misleading. I thought the cards where the phone so it could be stood up independently. Look again, that's where the cards go. Plus, when the phone is in place as it should be, it does not allow for ear caps when closing the case. That's a shame in my book as I have to reverse it to play music on the go. Also, they did not really design it for the 'standard' cards. They are hard to get in and even harder to get out. Other than that, it has stopped my phone from breaking a couple of times when it fell so I guess after all, it's doing a proper job. Arrived on time. Just could have been better designed in my opinion. Would recommend it if you don't mind the above flaws. It's nice enough. It's has also been quite solid in it's build for the past couple of weeks that I have been using it and it is not yet showing any signs of fatigue.