We'll I've had one of these from the first time i saw woot post these months ago and i'd say its not an otterbox. To be fair it serves two purposes: 1) charge your phone 2)protect your phone. It does the first job without question. I have dropped mine several times and it was doing a great job. The last time i dropped it(two weeks ago) from chest height onto a concrete surface, I was extremly concerned, and thought that the unu had protected my phone. Unfortunately, days later as I showed the case to a friend, we found that the back of my 4s was completely shattered. I have emailed UNU, but no response from them. They don't appear to provide any phone protection guarantee. If you have butterfingers as I, I would caution to research before you buy. However, for the price, it did last through several minor drops, and may be fine for most people. fyi, you can replace the back panel of a 4s for $30 in the apple store. I have no idea what a screen replacement would cost you however.