I've received this item a few days ago and I've tried it. My note 4 fits snugly into the case and I can use the touchscreen quite easily. It has a soft material covering the screen area (like a soft nylon) so it my not be very protective against sharp objects hitting directly into the screen area, but since the sides are raised it is fairly protected. Also I need to mention if you place a plexi/acrylic in the screen area, you would have lost the ability to use the touchscreen so this is a good middle
ground between usability and protection. The back side of the case is clear acrylic so I've been able to fix it to my bike handlebar using some cyanoacrylate (super glue) a piece of clear cd-case and straps without needing to put holes into the case (thus loosing IP68 protection).