Minimalist and elegant finish that is discreet while protecting the back and corners of the precious. The plastic is rather stiff but the touch is pleasant. The edges are soft and do not alter the rounding of the iPhone. The bottom of the hull is completely cut not to hinder access to any loading docks. This is the third shell that I bought and I think I found my happiness. I have not put the 5th star because of the plastic, too slippery for my taste.