I bought this for my first iPhone upgrade since the iPhone 8. It is very clear plastic so that you can clearly see the darker blue iPhone 13 mini. It gives the mini some needed width around the edges to comfortably hold and looks like it will do a good job of protecting the phone if/when it is dropped. My only complaint, which I have had with prior Griffin/Survivor cases is that the phone does not lie completely flat (face up) on a desk. Thus, when you use your phone as a calculator it rocks side-to-side.