My Otterbox traveler cover fell apart after 2 years of use, in and out of trouser pockets. This edge guard is as simple as its gets. my phone is back to "slim" again, though from the looks of things, the level of protection takes a step back as well. It doesnt appear or feel that this edge guard will take much more than a short fall. I dont know if I would be confident even from waist height (Im 6' 3") that the phone would survive undamaged. I got what i expected out of this and no more. The plastic button within the edge guard to rattle around a bit, but are functional.
Just put my 7 plus plastic case on and so far it feels good I had one on my Apple 5C for 2 years and it worked great I dropped it too many times, but not a scratch. I'm hoping the same results for this new phone