the case itself is flimsy and thin plastic, comes in two pieces that fit together, but easily come apart with the smallest effort. not recommended as a protective case. would not recommend to use the lanyard in the case either, the phone will be too heavy and rip the case apart, exposing the phone to fall. the matte part scrapes of with just the touch of a fingernail. otherwise, i've gotten a lot of compliments on the case from many ppl!! very pretty case, but not very practical.