When I bought my phone, I specifically wanted the gold color becasue I loved the look of it. But, then I decided it needed a little extra protection and fould that most cases cover up the back and all that shows is the white face of the phone. This case fits snuggly and gives me an added protection and a little more depth, but you can see the color of the phone throught it perfectly. It says that it's waterproof, but unless your phone is waterproof, this feature isn't important. If you are using it on an 8 you can charge it through this case when using wireless charging.