so my intention was to replace my current (broken holster) case for S3 with this one. Soon as I held the case in my hand, I was like man this is heavy and sure enough when I put the phone in the case, the slim S3 was no longer slim and instead became a bulky brick, which didnt really made me unhappy but the difficulty in getting to a contact by pressing the letter in the right most portion did. I couldnt get my right hand thumb to press the letter to pull up any names, instead had to use my left hand thumb a couple times to get the right letter.
On the positive side, the phone feels solid/very protected once its inside the case
on the not so positive side, phone feels very bulky and the case design prevents user from easily being able to click on letters.