The back case is a hard case so you feel that the phone is better protected. The front flap is thick enough that I don't worry about the screen. The magnet closure is a little strong so I think it would hold if you dropped the phone. It is still better protection than no cover. I am very happy with this case.
I don't know why Samsung has to make so many dang phones with so many names! When I bought my phone at T-Mobile they called it the Samsung Galaxy Light but then when I talked to customer service on the phone, they called it the SIII Mini. I came, as I always do, to get a case for the phone but lo and behold, the case doesn't fit the phone. I'm guessing the Light is not the SIII Mini. God knows what it is, I guess I'll just keep looking lol. Overstock usually does a really good job with variety on cases, but I've yet to find one to fit the Light. The case did look nice and professional, it just didn't fit.