Handle: Good grip due to the textured cover
Appearance: slimline against my phone so definitely not bulky in comparison to other cases I have. This case definitely shows off your phone rather hiding it. Please note if you like cases that protect volume & on/off buttons then this isn't for you. This case leaves the side entirely open. The gold is not a tacky gold colour but looks expensive.
Overall definitely worth paying the extra money for an official Samsung case. I have often bought cheap ones previously and they don't last or fit correctly. Great purchase!