I recently dropped my phone. The case did absorb the impact to some degree but there was a visible crack at the bottom of the phone. Thankfully there was no cost for the repair due to minimal damage (with the Apple Care plan). I bought a new durable phone case (standard size here) by Spigen. And of course in champaign gold to match the phone. I was able to test it out not long after the purchase when I dropped my phone. Well, my phone survived the impact inside this case. Spigen’s case is a smart choice offering heavy duty protection and a sleek look.