As I'm sure you can already tell, this case is pretty big. As long as you're okay with that, then this is a super cute case to have. The lock/volume buttons are hard to push from the outside, but not too hard. You have to partially take off the case to turn your phone on silent. It's not hard to take off though, so again, not a big deal. It's fairly obvious that this case isn't completely perfect, but it's sturdy, functional, and gets you loads of compliments.