Last Updated: September 25th, 2012

Smartphones are the new portable gaming systems. And MP3 players, point & shoot cameras, calendars, on-the-go email machines, and social networking devices. Simply put, smartphones work hard for us. As a result, the battery drains quickly. Oftentimes too quickly.

That's why Seidio is offering up three 3,500mAh extended batteries and three desktop charging cradles for the Galaxy S III to three lucky readers.

The Goods

As stated above, we have some battery/charging cradle combos to give away. But what exactly are they?

3,500mAh Extended Battery

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If you find yourself running out of juice halfway through the day, this is the battery for you. And at 3,500mAh, this baby should nearly double your battery life. Since it brings so much juice along for the ride, it's larger than the stock battery. No worries, though - it comes with the back plate to match.

The version that we have for this giveaway is the non-NFC variant. If that's something you simply must have, you can always buy one directly from Seidio with NFC built-in.

Desktop Charging Cradle

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With that all-day battery life, you'll need a proper way to charge it, right? For that, there's the Desktop Charging Cradle. This is a sleek and practical way to juice your phone up while still being able see it. Definitely convenient for those who use their device as an alarm clock. The dock is also wide enough to accommodate most cases, so you won't need to undress your phone every night before charging it.

How to Enter

The contest is now over. Here are the winners, chosen at random:

  • Stud Muffler
  • Michael Kahmann
  • Prince Dela Cruz

Congratulations - you will be contacted for your information in the near future!

Everyone else - keep participating and stay tuned to Android Police so that you don't miss our upcoming giveaway announcements. You can follow AP on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and RSS.

This giveaway is available to those who live in The United States and Canada.

Hit the Rafflecopter widget below and drop a comment answering the question. That's it.

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The contest begins now and will run until Tuesday, September 18th at 12:01 AM ET. At that time, the winners will be randomly selected and notified shortly thereafter.

Good luck!

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • telemetry12001

    The standard battery doesn't last all day.

  • Scott Warner

    Yay batteries!

  • http://www.facebook.com/johnathan.higginson Johnathan Hugh Higginson

    S3 forever charged

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kevin-L-Ready/100000097716605 Kevin L. Ready

    My phone's battery life now is horrible. I'm planning on getting the S3 once cspire releases it. an extended battery would really top that off

  • brandoncopeland

    i play the new batman all day at work, let me get that power baby

  • Carlos Peralta

    As a full time student and part time fast food employee, My phone is whats keeps me from going insane!! Texts, games, Youtube, surfing the internet kill me battery all too quickly and recharging my phone is near impossible thanks to my hectic lifestyle :( please HELP!

  • http://www.facebook.com/JeRdrgz Je Rdrgz

    need a new battery. mine doesnt last 10hrs :/

  • Mike

    I need to win this raffle because my S3 dies mid day from all the use throughout the day. From texting, web browsing, emailing and reading every article on AndroidPolice! Hook me up!

  • Chris

    My phone dies too quickly!

  • eddieCPA

    didn't even know this was out yet. this is awesome!

  • Craig Barabas

    Too bad it doesn't have nfc

  • Tyler

    Awesome phone = always using it = battery drain!

  • Chill4291

    Tell us why you need more juice.
    Simply because my battery lasts me about 3 or 4 hours. Dies way to fast. Only complaint I have about the SGIII.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1579545484 Gaelan Bolger

    Could always use more juice.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1421228703 Anjie Cai

    don't even know why my s3 barely lasts a day. Battery is whacked :/

  • Chris W

    I would love to win this raffle.

  • Richard Holmes

    With that all-day battery life, you'll need a proper way to charge it, right?

  • xraytedjim

    Porn seriously depletes the battery.

  • http://twitter.com/Jusez0r Justin Martino

    This would make my life easier.

  • Matt Veltkamp

    Want this so I can use this phone how its meant to be used: all day, bright screen all while gobbling up that data :-)

  • Rob


  • chronus719

    I could totally use this for those long days with heavy use.

  • http://www.facebook.com/laura.ohlrogge.3 Laura Ohlrogge

    Talking to my BF, we're both working two jobs at the moment to try and get back ahead, so between texting and chatting we just can't seem to keep up on the battery demand!

    none of our jobs allow us to charge at work!

  • http://www.facebook.com/AlanWendt86 Alan Wendt

    talking to the GF too much and playing games on break! haha

  • Eric_D

    Temple Run. I just downloaded this game and it's wrecking my battery! I promise to keep those pesky monkeys at bay if I win this extended battery. ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25304591 Cole Dowden

    I get over 100 emails and texts a day...not to mention all the on-the-go googling and research I have to do...ugh...love the battery life of this beats, but I could sure use the extended battery.

  • SpartanGT

    alot of web browsing and video watching

  • http://rxsiu.wordpress.com/ rxsiu

    Fantasy X Runners burns through my battery when I'm on commutes XD

  • isabelann

    Wanna get this for my pops cuz he picks up my mom and has to wait sometimes but doesnt want to waste battery watching netflix or playing games. With this he won't have to worry!

  • AJ2


  • Terry Poulin

    Me want!

  • kcslimmers

    I need more juice due to busy work schedule that requires me to use it nonstop throughout the day

  • imtoomuch

    I'm constantly on my SIII and the battery would be awesome. The sweet dock would be icing on the cake!

  • Fredgarvin

    Addicted to sloto mania

  • Mac

    I work up in Alaska. We dont have much electrical power where I'm at. This battery would be awesome to keep to up and available on my job.

  • http://profiles.google.com/jotykhan jo khan

    It would be awesome to have cause in school my batery dies when i need it . it only last me a sort time 4-5Hrs

  • Mike

    Even without heavy media use this s3 burns pretty fast. damn vibrant beautiful display.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ozzie.nieves.1 Ozzie Nieves

    I never know when an opportunity will come along to snap an awesome instagram photo, so I'm always using my camera. Plus my phone keeps me on task, I've been known to be a little irresponsible.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=722505467 Irfan Katchi

    I need it because I'm always playing awesome games!! And surfing the web!

  • http://www.facebook.com/firestar09 Shannon Hilton

    I need more battery life because I am addicted to games like Cut The Rope and Temple Run. I also use my phone to make to do lists, flash cards for school, research news, weather or to find answers to random questions. I may or may not also be one of those people with an addiction to social websites like G+, Facebook and Twitter.

  • Daxton

    I need the extra battery because im always on android police and the 4g sucks my battery dry. Love you guys!

  • Conan

    One of the hospitals I work at has terrible reception; enough to quickly drain my battery if I'm not watching. It requires that I turn off at least data (which I'd prefer not to do).

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Andrew-Do/614128545 Andrew Do

    because 100% is never enough!

  • http://twitter.com/Clint_Brannon Clinton

    My 16 month old daughter watches hours of YouTube on my sgs3 daily which needless to say, saps the battery pretty quickly... Help me watch more Elmo!

  • http://www.facebook.com/c4mendizabal Carlos Mendizabal

    To do all what I want with my phone all day!

  • Kurt Wurmser

    I'd love to win this because my GSIII is very thirsty for sweet, sweet battery juice.

  • MR2_Turbo

    So I don't need to charge my phone every 8 hours.

  • osiris21a

    I need more juice mainly for music but really just because i'm pulling my phone out and checking/playing with it every 3 seconds.

  • Zakaria Lambert

    I text all day. For no reason. I have no friends.

  • shchen

    I like to listen to Android related podcast and I don't want to be out-of-juice in the middle of it.

  • Marc LeBlanc

    It be nice to win this because then il be able to show it off to my friends and mayby they will buy some of these battery's :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/factroydoffical Andrew Webb

    To take over the world

  • AM

    I'm tired of carrying a charger everywhere!

  • http://twitter.com/Masonjb_ Pablo

    I would love to win the extended battery as I find myself watching 5-6 HD YouTube videos a day, using 4G, texting, and basically using my awesome phone to the fullest. I feel it would greatly enhance the joy of using this phone for my own personal reasons. Hope I win!

  • hrlyrdr03

    Would be nice to have more juice to make it through the day for all the games, browsing, texting, taking pictures and on and on and on. The S3 is a sweet phone but is a power monger!!!

  • cimbadog11

    I would love to win....

  • http://www.facebook.com/geowolfd Geoff Dressler

    This would be a great way to get me through those extra long days stuck on campus.

  • http://www.facebook.com/brent.robinson.9887 Brent Robinson

    Between games, mail, RCGroups.com and music, batteries die way too fast. These batteries sound like the best way to increase battery life.

  • Ivan92116

    spend all day reading articles on Android Police of course.

  • Dave A

    Surfing, playing, and checking out apps that AP has listed to check out...

  • Ryfro

    Cause I can't turn off lte on att.

  • brutalpanther

    I need it and thats the bottom line.



  • opajohneustis

    This site is great.Iread it every day.i wait for the atricles to come out.

  • Maxwell K.

    This would be pretty awesome to have.

  • Richard

    Well the only reason is I work a lot and use my s3 for everything .work , email, blueprints, I bought this phone to get ahead of the competition at work .so far so good .battery jus can't keep up with as much as I do . It almost dead by 2-or 2:30. I never win nothing .so wish me luck .thank you in advance. One last thing the S3 is awesome .best phone I have ever owned.

  • conrad


  • Sal p

    Great upgrade battery. If i dont win im gonna buy one.

  • Andrew Bockus

    PLEASE?! I need this so bad...I want to do the wireless charging hack with my AT&T S3 but I need an extended battery and door, and this would be perfect! :D

  • Mike S.

    My S3 burns batteries like the raid on Atlanta in Gone with the Wind.

  • KG

    My SG3 is barely a month old and I'm smitten with it. Needless to say, that kind of attention drains its battery. Extra long-life would be great! And I would be able to stop worrying abiut being at 25% after only about 3 hours.

  • Joshman

    I watch too much WATCH ESPN and need more juice

  • nolo

    i literally use my galaxy 3 for everything... looking for a job... internet browsing...watching movies... making calls... texting... youtube... gps... literally everything i use my phone for... my battery drains so much my battery gets so hot i cant use my phone... i really need the extended battery... i would be so greatful.. good luck to all...

  • Julio Jimenez

    I use my S3 for everything and my battery is always dead by mid day. This battery will be the only thing I need to make this phone perfect.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cody-Dean/65002491 Cody Dean


  • Pingoo

    I'm often out for a long time and therefor I need to keep it in power saving mode... Yes, I bought one of the fastest and most advanced phone on the market but I can't use it as I would like to because of the battery drain. It's kinda sad and this is why I need this extended battery! :)

  • Sven79

    Keeping up with football score and news, and watching movies on that nice big screen

  • Rafe

    Dam You Tube!

  • JaseYANG

    Playing Dead Trigger and Streaming TV Shows and Movies

  • http://www.facebook.com/jake.brandon1 Jake Brandon

    I work on wind turbines 300feet in the air where it is impossible to keep you battery charged and I use my S3 a lot to text, look at radar during severe weather and manuals for work and to take pics to email my boss and it would really help to have a battery that doesn't die before I make it back on the ground.

  • NARM

    I have a tablet that I used all the time but since I have bought my galaxy s3 I have not use my tablet. I use it all the time my coin my battery is dead. I could really use the extended battery.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=739332592 Joe Bertolino

    I use my SG3 for a variety of things all day long. It's connected to my work email so I'm constantly checking and answering emails. A few games like Words, Where's my Water/Perry, SongPop. Everyone texts now so there's a lot of that going on. I like my screen nice and bright so extra juice is beyond needed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/schlerets Steven Schleret

    I use my galaxy sIII for everything imaginable. Keep in touch with work emails all day, facebook friends, internet search, computer technology as I work in a major electronics retailer here in Canada. Play games in my off time. But most important I need the battery life to make sure my wife's texts get through so I don't get *that* look when I get home and have to explain why I didn't get her texts. Please help with this contest. Best of luck to all the entrants.

  • rlatjs17

    I'm a working student. Start work at 9am finish school at 10pm. Extended battery would help since I wouldn't have to carry a charger to work and not worry about battery dying halfway through class

  • http://www.facebook.com/hex.duarte Hex Duarte

    I just got my galaxy s3 and I can't live with out it.. I need power more and more.

  • Joshua

    I use my galaxy ftime. evtestthe charger , ig. I use it to take pictures, listening to music, Web surfing, and RDPing into my work computer when I'm at someone's desk, checking my work email, taking notes, gps when driving, phone calls, movies/netflix, work and personal email, alarm in the morning, my gf is getting really jealous because I'm on it all the time when I'm with her. It gets hot sometimes and drains really fast because I always have the brightness as high as it it go. Having this extended battery would help me at my job so much because I wont have to worry about putting it on the charger all the time. I have been a galaxy fan ever since the first one which I still have. I would love to get this extended battery. I would be so grateful.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=739822243 Russell Gutierrez

    Amazing Alex. All day.

  • Michael D

    I use my S3 for absolutely everything: email, games, news, social networks, videos, etc.

  • http://www.facebook.com/khanal.sovit Sovit Khanal

    instagram, facebook, youtube, netflix, documents to go, youtube, vevo, iheartradio, pictures, pandora, banking, and what not. Maybe the day for plugging in the charger as soon as I see one will be over once I win the extended battery here and the desktop charging cradle :) ... dreaming about waking up in the morning looking at my S III's big bright screen :D

  • scipio1

    I don't have a land line and am wearing a hole through the screen with so much use.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rivapalacio Rudy Rivapalacio

    extra juice is always nice! especially when using waze to get home and beat traffic at the end of the day.

  • Sahil shaikh

    I use my s3 to play some high graphic games.... And apps like drippler and Facebook are always On.... My battery drains in just 3 hours.... I wish to have something which solves my issue

  • http://www.facebook.com/tariq.ahmed.108 Tariq Ahmed

    Using my s3 for my studies in college with large extend for lectures recording. S memo pdf scanner for documents and downloading e books.
    Really, I can't imagine class without my S3

  • Cspan 88

    Leaving for work early in morning then using phone throughout day to surf internet or make business calls it takes a toll on your battery and if u want to go out at night after work u will most certainly have to charge it again in order to keep up with your busy lifestyle

  • H3xTo

    Straight to eBay

  • http://twitter.com/CoolAirG1 coolair

    I have had the SGS III for about just over a month now, and I love it so much. At first, I noted that I used about 10% of the battery per hour. But I found out that I use it more and more everyday. I do all kind of tasks with this phone: search web, map, navigation, email, text, call, watch TV news, watch TV shows, watch movie, listen to music, and much more ... Now the battery dies after about 4 hours of use. I need more juice ... more ....

  • http://www.facebook.com/beatlechick1 Cathy Krager

    Would love it. I use my phone all day at work and have to recharge a couple of times a day.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tiffany-Sears/826921257 Tiffany Sears

    I need the email and S Note functions on my phone running throughout the day for my job, and since I am usually out of wifi range that means leaving the 4G running, which eats up a lot of battery life. I could definitely use some extra juice.

  • ewilliams1009

    I need the "juice" because I use my phone all day, everyday. Thanks

  • jerry

    I need more juice for my galaxy s3 becuase I sit on it all day playing video games watching videos searching the web listening to music with my head phones and using my phone to play music in my car with a nice system I also need more so I dont have to charge my phone during college classes hahaha

  • will

    all day usage

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=768313717 Thomas Nord

    This would be great for those times when my son drains the battery playing Plants vs. Zombies.

  • Martyn Haigh

    My girlfriend ALWAYS forgets to charge her phone at night, so when we go out and need to split up it's a f**king nightmare because she doesn't ever have a phone that works. I'm going to give her this battery - to save our relationship.

  • Rex

    The short battery life always holds me back from using the max out of my s3. Like many other, I pretty much have my phone in my hand all the time and use it for almost everything. With this extended battery I can do more and at least, maximize the performance of my phone without limiting it by the battery saver.

  • Kevin Yang

    I use my galaxy 24/7 even when I'm sleeping :) plus cause of college my galaxy is always running.

  • Art V

    Just got my galaxy and I'm loving it, I use it all day for every thing, best phone ever!

  • napdragon

    Yes me want my s3!

  • vhick

    I admit that I still an addict to plants and zombies and my phone are connecting to wifi and managing my S3 using Airdroid in my office within 8 hrs and the battery as near 5% when I get home.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jason.e.delgado Jason Delgado

    need more battery to keep playing Dead Trigger :D

  • http://twitter.com/DerekVipond Derek Vipond

    I need more battery power to keep watching movies and playing music.

  • http://www.facebook.com/greg.hornsby Greg Hornsby

    My S3 is my new computer. And would love not to be tethered to a charger constantly. Sometimes I feel like I'm on a leash and the electric company is my master. Please...set me free!

  • Tony

    Love mys3. Extra juice would help me use it much longer to video chat with my girlfriend!

  • http://www.facebook.com/stephen.fronda Fronda Lishous

    Dude- this would be awesome!!! No more carrying around 2 batteries. I love the GS3 (and honestly with CM10, the battery life is amazing... but I like using my phone to it's full potential. That means widges, constant connection and social networking. Sadly, this drains battery.

  • http://twitter.com/stetsonaw Andy Stetson

    4G LTE is a battery drain, and there's nothing better than having enough juice to get through any day, no matter the situation.

  • SJ Prettyman

    I need more juice in my S3 so that I can view all the pins on Pinterest! My friends pin so many cool home ideas and recipes, it takes forever to view them all! Having the extra juice will help me use Pinterest more without having to keep my S3 connected to a charger!

  • Sparky Tweek

    I need more juice so that I can stay on Google + longer! While I'm a Twitter-addict too, G+ is the place to be! I like staying in touch with my friends and seeing all the great pics being shared from people all around the country. The Seido battery will help me stay on G+ longer!

  • http://www.facebook.com/sonny.gonzalez.16 Sonny Gonzalez

    Being in the military you always wanna stay in touch with the kids and family wether it's by text, by voice or by video chat! I need more battery life to stay connected with family with friends. And I love playing rpgs on my galaxy s3. Galaxy s 3 is the best

  • exso

    This would really come in handy since I surf the web alot... Hope I win.

  • Tommy K.

    Getting more use out of the phone throughout the day would be nice. Thank you.

  • David Wei

    My GSIII runs outta battery almost everyday. extended battery would rly help! :)
    thanks android police!

  • zachbrochill

    My GS3 is on one of the greatest networks, Verizon, but because I'm on LTE and CDMA, my battery dies watt faster than it should. Also luckily I still have Verizon's unlimited data and I tether all day. I purchased 3 extra cheap batteries that I change out throughout the day but that gets to be extremely annoying. With a phone like the GS3, you want as much out of it as possible which is hard when your battery can't keep up with your phone

  • el_puchungo

    pick me, pick me, pick me!

  • Mrtito32

    Lots of pics and messages drain my battery everyday. This would keep me from looking for the charger. I need this, thanks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/matthew.wargarbalton Matthew Wargarbalton

    Its the video. Its the games. They kill these phones in no time.

  • Charles Leedham

    What can I say, I'm a power user...texting, messaging, emailing, surfing and playing games all through the day. Phone usually stays plugged in while at work!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ChinZ Marcin Kowalczyk

    I needs more juice cause i listen to music and watch videos all day long....battery nearly depleted about half day.

  • http://www.facebook.com/miCc117 Micheal Banning

    I just got my galaxy s 3 and I do a lot of modding and development on it but have to stop to charge my phone up ugh...

  • Matthew Fry

    I won't beg, but I sure would like an extended battery...

  • http://twitter.com/rickidy R Smith

    I need more juice for when my mom phones, it gets long

  • Chris

    mooore juuuiicee!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=667020551 Jose Torres

    Are these cradles available for other phones?

  • Lance

    I use my phone all day everyday. I work with kids so im always using it but, whether at work or home I'm always looking at new things or trying something new on my gs3. I need more juice so I can continue to trick my phone out and expand my knowledge on technology. Please pick me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sam-Monty/708655348 Sam Monty

    Need more juice to satisfy my craving of watching movies on beautiful & portable HD screens all day long.

  • Elliot Powell

    I just got and am surprised at the battery this might be useful to have

  • http://profiles.google.com/mbjelland Matt Bjelland


  • Brian

    My galaxy S3 has been a huge assistance in my job as an IT developer in accessing email and communicating with my colleagues. However, this takes a massive drain on my battery. If I had an extended battery, I would spend less time worrying about getting to my desk to charge my phone, and more time being productive at work.

  • FaSSt2001

    This would be awesome! My battery usually dies half way through the day as much as I use my phone.

  • Spencer Rosengarten

    A powerful mobile device further enhanced by having MORE power? Um, yes, please! :-)

  • Kahless

    I use my S3 for everything and could really use the extra power!

  • Eloy Near Edge Antunez III

    Would give to my boss, new owner of an SIII. :) He's out at meeting all the time, is a basic user, and since the battery life since the phone settings are frequently untweaked, can become dismal after some time.

  • Karim Ahmed

    Pick Me :)

  • Leslie W

    My daughter loves to play on my phone as much as she can. That is why I need this charger!

  • don_xvi

    It feels like this CM10 build burns through the juice pretty quickly. Anybody got tips on some of these alternate kernels that seem to indicate they're going to improve battery life?

  • Kristopher Tamez

    I use my S3 for everything!! And I would love the dock for my alarm in the mornings.

  • Mike Spo

    My Galaxy S 3 is my sidekick. It does everything for me throughout the day but its so low on battery capacity :(

  • sandra

    I want, great products!

  • Ricky Gs3

    Great phone. Its connects me to LIFE...

  • Brenda

    I use my Gal S3 at work and get a lot of email or use it to look up new items for my job. When it storms lately, since we were under a draught for months, I take pics of the rain and share on FB. With the Burst shot I can even share the lightening shows that come with the rain. I never thought I would love a phone's OS as much as I do the Android. I use it as my alarm clock, my weather watcher and storm alert tool as well as my TV guide and pocket PC. Now if I could just use it as a portable shower for when going from work to wherever that would be awesome (quirky) but awesome!!!!

  • Jeremy

    I need the extra power as I use my phone for work using the internet, email and voice with customers and sometimes by noon am almost out of juice. Of course I use the music and videos for playing around but when a ccustomers can not get in touch with you they become upset. You never want an upset customer. Thanks.

  • http://twitter.com/jeffaandrews Jeff Andrews

    I eat and read! Having Chinese food right now, chopsticks in one hand, GS3 in the other!