My girlfriends first case was a black Otterbox Commuter, which offered first-rate protection but was too bulky for her. Her next case was a Boxwave tuxedo black TPU case, which looked better and was wonderfully low-profile but which didnt instill confidence in its ability to offer protection. And then I picked up one of these as a deal of the day. She loves this case because she thinks it looks great (she loves red) and offers more protection than the plain TPU case without the bulk of the Otterbox. This cases covered buttons also interact better with the phone than either of the other cases.