The phone is amazingly easy to use through the plastic protective covering. I like that the armband is very adjustable for small to large arms and also like the sturdiness of it as well. It's not the prettiest thing out there, but for the price, it's a really great deal. The only drawback is that although the phone stays secure when I workout, jog, run, or jump rope, I notice that when I'm hitting the heavy bag, it tends to eventually work loose out the top the harder I punch since there is nothing at the top to close (it's just a narrow slit that you stick the phone in). Still, it's a great bargain and works for most of my exercise routine.