I usually use a thin case, but this phone is just to perfect feeling and looking to put a case on it. I have put a SGP skin guard, screen protector and side guards. I love having protection from pocket dirt, sand, keys, etc. Its where I usually get most of my damage. I have insurance in case of a drop. Spigen did an excellent job with this set-up. It comes with 2 carbon fibre skins (one with a apple cut out and one without), 2 screen protectors, and all the other installation accessories. The silver spigen plate is a decal and doesnt have to be installed.