Samsung Galaxy S3 Accessories

Now is the best time to pick up some accessories for the Samsung Galaxy S3.  Whether it's a car mount, screen protectors, desktop cradle or a spare battery -- Accessorizing your Galaxy S3 lets you take full advantage of what this phone has to offer.

We recently ran an accessories poll and discovered three-fourths of owners are buying a Galaxy S3 case. It further proves what I already had a good hunch on - that most phone owners these days want to protect their investment. As for what kind of cases are most popular, the top vote went to hard cases, followed by skin cases.

Beyond cases, there are a lot of other accessories out there that help you get more out of your phone. For any phone I own, I always pick up a car mount and desktop cradle, which makes using the phone better in the car and office. I'm curious to find out what kind of other accessories Galaxy S3 owners are interested in the most. And as a reward for letting us know, we're going to hook a lucky S3 owner up with their wish list for free. Jump over to ShopAndroid.com and pick out the Galaxy S3 accessories you want for your phone. Then leave a comment here with your top three picks and one lucky person will have the chance to win them! Check past the break for more info on accessories for the Galaxy S3.

Buying Accessories for the Samsung Galaxy S3

There are plenty of cool Galaxy S III (S3) accessories to choose from and they all mostly serve their own purpose. If you plan on traveling, a vehicle mount is extremely useful for staying hands-free. Desktop cradles can make charging your Galaxy S3 convenient and aesthetically pleasing. Keeping that 4.8-inch display free from scratches is no-doubt a high priority so a pack of screen protectors would be an simple, affordable investment.

No matter the accessory you decide to choose for your Galaxy S3, making sure you're getting the most out of your device sets it apart from just being an average smartphone. Let's take a look at some GS3 accessory favorites.

Popular Galaxy S3 Accessories

Galaxy S3 Desktop Cradle One of the most popular accessories for the Galaxy S3 is the OEM Samsung Spare Battery Charging Dock. This cradle rocks a spare battery slot behind the dock which can be used to charge the (included) extra battery.

While this cradle doesn't feature a built-in charger for the phone itself, it does supply you with a nice stand to prop up your S3 for watching movies while your spare battery charges.  Hands-down a must have accessory for the Galaxy S3.

Galaxy S3 Car Mount Another top pick in the Galaxy S3 accessories arsenal is the Samsung Universal Vehicle Navigation Mount.

This sturdy little beast makes any kind of traveling with your Galaxy S3 as effortless as it gets. You can attach it to your windshield or dashboard for a hands-free ride and even plug in the included car charger to ensure you arrive at your destination fully charged.

Galaxy S3 Screen Protectors There's no hiding that brilliant 4.8-inch display no matter how you decide to conceal it. These custom-fit screen protectors from BodyGuardz are an extremely popular accessory for the Galaxy S3.

Made from the same material used to shield vehicles from rock chips, these screen protectors are durable, thin, easy to apply and come with two in each pack.

Galaxy S3 Stylus There's plenty of room to play on the Galaxy S3 but finding that level of accuracy for any kind of drawing is difficult to say the least.

The Adonit Jot Pro Stylus offers mind-blowing precision on this display and are becoming an all-around favorite with customers. Constructed with durable aluminum and steel, this stylus is a wonderful accessory for your Galaxy S3. Did I mention they come in a variety of colors, too?

Wrap up

Keep in mind that this is only a taste of some of the most popular accessories for the Galaxy S3 that are available today from ShopAndroid.com. Also don't forget to hit up the store, pick out your favorite Galaxy S3 accessories and leave them in a comment below for your chance to win those items!

Popular Samsung Galaxy S3 Accessories

 

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I have already purchased the following accessories - Fosmon PC + TPU Hybrid Case, Custome vinyl skin from SkinIT.com, Steinheil Ultra Nano screen protector, Samsung Micro USB to USB Adapter and the Samsung Infuse 4G car dock.

Because of my case, I am interested in the iBolt ProDock Alumina. I could also use a new blue tooth headset (either the BlueAnt Q2 or the Motorola H12). Finally, if they ever make a landscape desk dock, that would make my day.

Thanks AC

Update - Just saw the iBOLT Vehicle Charging Dock for Samsung Galaxy S3. That would be nice verses the ProDock Alumina.

I'm still waiting for an official extended battery/pebble blue backplate. Then I'll buy a case.

Until Then, I'm happy to get any of the following:

Samsung Spare Batter Charging system with battery
iBOLT ProDock Alumina
Incipio silicrylic hard shell case with silicone core - gray

These would be nice too.
Belkin EaseFit Plus Arm Band black/lime
Samsung multimdeia dock
Samsung hdtv adapter

My top three picks are:

OEM Samsung Spare Battery Charging Dock

Samsung Universal Vehicle Navigation Mount

Seidio Active holster and case

I appreciate the opportunity to win these.

Accessories are great but can make the phones that much more expensive. A car mount and extra battery are nice options.

If selected I would like:

Samsung Galaxy Universal Vehicle Navigation Mount for Galaxy S3
Samsung Spare Battery Charging System w/ Standard 2100mAh NFC Battery for Galaxy S3
Jabra Cruiser II Bluetooth Car Kit Speakerphone for Samsung Galaxy S3

Wish list:
OEM Samsung Spare Battery Charging Dock
BodyGuardz UltraTough Clear Full Body Protector
REALLY wishing for an extended battery and door in pebble blue and and extended battery case!!!!!!!

I just placed an order with ShopAndroid, in fact it's supposed to be delivered today. (iBolt Pro Doc Alumnia and Seidio Convert Combo)

So I guess if anything, I'd get:

Samsung Spare Battery Charging System w/ Standard 2100mAh NFC Battery for Galaxy S3

Samsung TecTile Programmable NFC Tags for Galaxy S3

And I guess one of the bluetooth speakers. (I'd have to research to see which was best)

Numero uno is the Spare Battery Charger. I was just telling my fiancee that I NEED one of these.
Then the car dock. I loved the one for my Droid X.
Then the Otterbox Commuter. Haven't used a case before, but I know people who used this brand for their (easily-breakable) iStuff and they love it.

I would love to have these for my new S3 32gb (PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!)

iBOLT ProDock Alumina for Samsung Galaxy S3
Plantronics BackBeat 903+ Stereo Bluetooth Headset for Samsung Galaxy S3
Samsung Spare Battery Charging System w/ Standard 2100mAh NFC Battery for Galaxy S3

I'm in my car a lot and would LOVE a mount, I'm also exercising a lot now to lose weight, and I could use bluetooth headset! I've only got a simple bluetooth headset that works in just one ear and is not meant for music, not to mention that any active lifestyle means it falls right out of your ear and onto the ground! The spare battery is a no brainer to me. I'm listening to Spotify, Pandora and watching Netflix... I need the extra juice!

You guys would make me soooo happy if I were to get my wish!

Samsung Car mount is a necessity
Desk cradle with spare battery and charge capable is great already purchased from android central.
Screen protector and hard case also would be nice

Samsung Spare Battery Charging System w/ Standard 2100mAh NFC Battery for Galaxy S3

Seidio CONVERT Combo for Samsung Galaxy S3

iGrip Universal Traveler Kit for Samsung Galaxy S3

Thanks for all the contests!

My choices are:

Samsung spare battery/charging dock
Samsung navigation car mount/charger
Jot Stylus

I will probably be purchasing all of these in the next 30 days (assuming I dont win, of course!)

1)Samsung OEM Spare Battery Charging Dock w/ extra battery
2)Samsung Universal Vehicle Navigation Mount
3)Ballistic Shell Gel (SG) Series Case

Thanks for the great selection in the store and the reviews. Appreciate the opportunity to win these awesome accessories for my blue girlfriend (as my wife, not so affectionately, calls my S3)

My favorite accessories are:

Samsung spare battery/charging dock
Samsung navigation car mount/charger
Plantronics Voyager PRO HD Bluetooth Headset

Would love to win these...cause they don't currently fit the budget!

I would like the following:

Samsung Spare Battery Charging Dock
Samsung Universal Vehicle Navigation Mount
Seidio ACTIVE Case

Thanks for the chance to win great stuff for my GSIII!

There is no doubt I could use the following

Samsung spare battery/charging dock (extremely useful!)
Samsung navigation car mount/charger (can't safely navigate without one!)
BodyGuardz for the ultimate screen protection (watch out the falling rocks!)

Loving my GSIII !

Just got the spare battery charger in the mail yesterday. I think one important thing to note is that the dock doesn't charge your phone, it only holds it while the battery in the dock charges. I knew this was the case when I ordered so no disappointment, however this article makes it sounds like it will charge. I have a short unboxing video that I'll be posting later today if anyone is interested.

I think one important thing to note is that the dock doesn't charge your phone, it only holds it while the battery in the dock charges.

Valid point, sir! You do need to use your OEM or aftermarket charger to power-up the S3 while it's in the dock (landscape mode).  I've reworded that tidbit to avoid any confusion on this matter.

definitely agree that it's a fantastic accessory! Seems like good value for money as well considering you get the charger and a spare battery for $50.

iBolt Aluminia Pro Car mount.
Samsung Spare Battery Charging System w/ Standard 2100mAh NFC Battery for Galaxy S3
LG Tone Bluetooth headsets. (I have alot of weight to lose)

These would be my choices. I just picked up my Seidio Active Case with Kickstand and it is just as awesome as my phone.

My top three picks are:

OEM Samsung Spare Battery Charging Dock

Samsung Universal Vehicle Navigation Mount

Seidio Active holster and case or

BodyGuardz UltraTough Clear Full Body Protector

My top 3 are:
Samsung oem Spare battery charger and dock.
Seidio active case with metal kickstand
Bodyguardz screen protector

Just ordered the battery charger last week' should be getting it today.Other than that I also have 2 skin cases a Rock and a black one that I can't think of right now

I wouldn't mind the car mount (using. Cup holder now), some stylii, and perhaps a spare charging system. So far this is the best phone I've owned. It will be even better once CM10 is on it ( or JB).

Hopefully I can more toys for my phone ( it's lonely )....

Here is what I would love to win:
Samsung Universal Vehicle Navigation Mount
The Adonit Jot Pro Stylus
Samsung Spare Battery Charging Dock

I would love to have the following:

Samsung oem Spare battery charger and dock
Seidio active case with metal kickstand
Samsung Universal Vehicle Navigation Mount

This phone is absolutely AWESOME!!!!

My picks would be the Samsung car mount, Samsung spare battery charger and lastly the scandisk 32gb sd card

Would lo've to win this!!!

I'd first just like to say how awesome this phone is. I've had it for about a month now and have no doubt I'll be happy with it for the next 2 years. That said my top picks for accessories would be...
1. Sandisk 32GB micro SDHC card. I have an 8GB card from my old droid x but hey 32 > 8. It's simple math.
2. Samsung universal vehicle navigation mount. One of the best features for me on my phone is google navigation. I would quite literally be lost without it. So having easy access to my maps and directions in the car is a must.
3. Adonit jot pro stylus. I love to draw. That's it.

Thanks for yet another awesome opportunity guys.

I would like the:
1: Samsung spare battery charging system with extra battery
2: Seidio Active Case with kickstand in the color purple
3: Plantronics BackBeat 903+ bluetooth headphones

1. IBolt Pro Dock Alumina
2. Sony MW 600 headset
3. Samsung HDTV adapter tip

I can be reached via PM for the shipping address ;-)

Just picked up the Galaxy S3 a few days ago. Awesome phone!
If I won this contest, I would choose:
Samsung Spare Battery Charging System w/ Standard 2100mAh NFC Battery for Galaxy S3,
Samsung TecTile Programmable NFC Tags for Galaxy S3 (because it is unique), and
Jawbone JAMBOX for Samsung Galaxy S3.

Samsung Multimedia Desktop Dock with Travel Adapter for Galaxy S3
The Adonit Jot Pro Stylus
Motorola Bluetooth Keyboard w/ Tri-Fold Cover Stand for Samsung Galaxy S3

Thanks for the chance to win something! :D

My top 3 wished for accessories for the S3 are:
- Samsung Universal Vehicle Navigation Mount
- Samsung Multimedia Desktop Dock with Travel Adapter.
- iBOLT ProDock Alumina for Samsung Galaxy S3

Thanks for the contest.

Great article and my choices would be:

- Samsung Spare Battery Charging System w/ Standard 2100mAh NFC Battery for Galaxy S3
- Incipio FAXION Case for Samsung Galaxy S3 in the Black or White color
- Samsung Galaxy Universal Vehicle Navigation Mount for Galaxy S3

So many great choices was hard to pick just a few but I managed! Good luck to all and here is hoping to winning for once!

Here is my wishlist:
iBolt Prodock Alumina
Samsung HDTV adapter tip
Samsung Multimedia Desktop dock
adonit jot pro stylus
Samsung programmable tectile nfc tags
Gift Card ;-)

I would definitely go for:

iBolt ProDock Alumina
Otterbox Commuter Series case
Sony Ericsson Hi-Fi Wireless Headset with FM Radio MW600

:)

s3 is my 1st smartphone. was completely ignorant until if found android central!

now that i'm fairly comfortable with my new toy i'm considering the following:

Incipio SILICRYLIC Hard Shell Case w/ Silicone Core
iBOLT ProDock Alumina
and the double duty Jabra Cruiser II Bluetooth Car Kit Speakerphone

My top three accessories:

Adonit Jot Pro Stylus in red
Adonit Jot Pro Stylus in blue
Adonit Jot Pro Stylus in silver

That is all...

I would like to try the OEM Samsung Spare Battery Charging Dock. Also the Samsung universal car mount would be nice. The Qmadix Snap-On Cover w/ Holster looks kinda cool with the built in kickstand. Thanks

Already have:
Otterbox Commuter series case for SGS3
32GB SanDisk ultra microSD card
Zagg HD screen protector (clarity is awesome and less orange peel effect)
I'm using both the Klipsch Image S4A and original Samsung earphones (the sound quality is surprisingly good)

Would like:
A dock that actually charges the phone while playing media
Looks like BodyGuardz has quite a few fans here so I might try that if my Zagg starts peeling off
MHL adapter to connect to my Sony TV (will the mhl adapter for SGS2 work with this phone?)
Open to suggestions on a good pair of headphones with mic and volume control (please no Beats)
Samsung NFC tags / TecTiles

Am looking to sell:
Incipio Silicrylic case for SGS3 (blue/gray) without screen protector
One used anti glare/anti fingerprint screen protector bought from an AT&T retail store. These are completely reusable, easy installation, scratch resistant.

Here it goes:
Samsung Spare Batter Charging system with battery
Samsung Universal Vehicle Navigation Mount
Samsung Galaxy S III feather Ultralight Hard Shell Case in Red

I would really like the Samsung spare battery charging dock since I seem to be a heavy battery user. I really want the iBolt ProDock Alumina since it's much more adjustable than the regular samsung one. The jawbone jambox would be a great asset for listening to music and sports at night!

I would like these things please

iBOLT ProDock Alumina for Samsung Galaxy S3

Samsung Multimedia Desktop Dock with Travel Adapter for Galaxy S3

Cruzerlite Androidified A2 TPU Case (Transparent Blue)

I just picked up the SIII yesterday and I am wanting to add;
1) Car Dock - use the phone for navigation allot.
2) Home Dock with battery charger
3) Spare Battery

That would make me complete.

Awesome contest!! Thanks AC
Here's my wish list:
Samsung multimedia desktop dock with travel adapter
Incipio silicrylic case gray/black shine
iBolt ProDock Alumina for Samsung S3

What a great opportunity for all involved !!

I would like:
Qmadix Snap-On Cover w/ Holster
Samsung Spare Battery Charging System w/ Standard 2100mAh NFC Battery
SanDisk 32GB

That would make life easier for me. .. thank you

Great idea, androidcentral!

I already have an external battery (10,000 mAh!), car charger, car dock, hard case w/holster, Bluetooth headset, and InvisibleShield for my S3 so....

my picks would have to be:
Sandisk 32GB microSDHC card
Samsung Spare battery charging system w/standard 2100mAh NFC battery
Seidio ACTIVE Case with metal kickstand (I like the kickstand and would prefer a Seidio case to the generic one I have currently)

*crosses fingers*

iBOLT ProDock Alumino
Multimedia Desktop Dock
Seido Surface Case

There are some awesome accessories for the S3

This is a good community idea!

I just bought 3 Amzer S3 cases for my brother and I off of the Android Central Store on Tuesday. Love the store, never used it until I saw the S3 accessories posted back on Tuesday. And I've been following the same tech sites I enjoy for years.

Hoping to get the:
--Samsung Universal Vehicle Navigation Mount. (Need it for college traveling!)
--OEM Samsung Spare Battery Charging Dock (I text like a androidish fiend, when i'm not playing Dead Trigger!)
--Bodyguardz Screen Protectors (Can't ever be too careful I always say!)

Thank you very much for your time.

I would LOVE the spare battery and charging dock for my S3!! I have a screen protector and case combo I am VERY pleased with (SGP Ultra Nano + Diztronic gloss black TPU case), but with all the streaming HD video I can watch on this thing, an extra battery would do wonders for me!

My list is simple,
Samsung Spare Battery Charging System w/ Standard 2100mAh NFC Battery for Galaxy S3
Samsung Galaxy Universal Vehicle Navigation Mount for Galaxy S3
and for fun
Lloyd Gear Washed Polo Cap

Samsung OEM charging dock and battery
Samsung OEM car dock
And sedio active case with kick stand in blue
Thanks for the opportunity!!!

I'd like to get the vehicle mount, the seidio active case with kickstand, and the active holster. Will you be adding armbands to the store anytime soon?

I'm definitely looking at the Otterbox Commuter case (Black). I've never used anything but the cheap gel cases on previous phones, but the Otterbox looks nice & adds lots of protection, so it's at the top of my list. My girlfriend also has one on her Note, and she loves it.

Another thing I'd like is a bluetooth headset to replace my old Motorola H500 (I've had it since I got my first flip phone years ago), and I'm liking the reviews of the Blueant Q2.

To mount it in my car (Now that hands-free talking only laws have passed where I live), I think that the iBOLT ProDock Alumina should work nicely. It'd keep me legal & safe.

I was able to take advantage of the special pricing offer from Sprint & Android Central to get my new S3. Would love to get these items to go with it!
Motorola S9-HD bluetooth headphones (Because it would be great to listen to my music while exercising or doing yard work without all the wires to get tangled in)

Jabra Cruiser II speakerphone (I like listening to podcasts on my drive to work, but it's hard to hear out of the phone and I don't like driving with headphones on)

iBOLT ProDock Alumina (I use Google maps for navigation and traffic so this would help A LOT. Love the flexibility of this model.)

*waiting patiently now*

Covers are always top of the list in smartphone accessories. Would like to have that seidio active case with metal kickstand.
After that it's memory expansion and for that 32gb sandisc microSDHC card is what I need.
Next is some cool accessory I would like to have with my phone and for that I liked the iCooly phone stand. Would look cool on my bed side and also much fun to use.

I choose:

iBOLT ProDock Alumina for Samsung Galaxy S3

Samsung Spare Battery Charging System w/ Standard 2100mAh NFC Battery for Galaxy S3

and

Samsung 2100mAh Standard Battery with NFC for Galaxy S3

My 3 favorites are:

Samsung Multimedia desktop dock
Jawbone jambox for samsung galaxy s3
Samsung spare battery charging system

I really want these but cannot afford them

I currently have a TPU case and a slip case (coming over from BlackBerry)

I would love to have a car mount
seidio active or convert
Samsung Original Battery Charger for Galaxy S3
BlueAnt Q2

I can think of many others, heck I'd take one of each from ShopAndroid.

After owning the Droid X, a good OEM car mount would be number one on my list. Second would be a good desktop charger.

Here's what I need...

The standard battery isn't getting me through the day:
- Samsung Spare Battery Charging System w/ Standard 2100mAh NFC Battery for Galaxy S3
- http://j.mp/QMPF2R

I'm hoping a hybrid case/holster combo is a livable solution:
- Seidio CONVERT Combo for Samsung Galaxy S3
- http://j.mp/LZ3iP9

And I also need a solution for the gym:
- Armpocket XTREME i-30 for Samsung Galaxy S3
- http://j.mp/QMQcBT

If I'm not the lucky person who gets a chance to win these, good luck to whoever is!

I have only one accessory for my S3: The Infuse 4G car mount. It fits well, and the single-step power and audio connection is AWESOME. Apps "Dock Sound" and "Car Dock Home v3" complete the car experience for me. Plus the suction cup on the Infuse 4G mount is very strong.

No case or screen protector necessary for me... I baby my phones. I had a Dinc for the last couple years without case or cover, no issues with damage. Four years of other phones before that without issues as well. I'm not about to add unnecessary bulk or weight to this thing, I like it just how it is.

My top choices are:

1) OEM Samsung Spare Battery Charging Dock
2) Seidio Active holster and case
3) Samsung Universal Vehicle Navigation Mount

I like the following:
Samsung Multimedia Desktop Dock with Travel Adapter for Galaxy S3
iBOLT Vehicle Charging Dock for Samsung Galaxy S3
Blueant V1x Voice Controlled Bluetooth Headset for Samsung Galaxy S3

thanks.

Hey there! The top 3 acessories I would love to have are:

* Samsung Spare Battery Charging System w/ Standard 2100mAh NFC Battery for Galaxy S3
* iBOLT Vehicle Charging Dock for Samsung Galaxy S3
* Qmadix iharmonix Q-i-sound Stereo Bluetooth Speakers for Samsung Galaxy S3

Good luck to everyone!

Wish list:

Galaxy S3 Car Mount
Galaxy S3 Desk Top with the Spare Battery Charging System
I already bought an extra battery and a hard case with a kick stand
I have a Morola Elite Silver Bluetooth and downloaded Motospeak which works perfect with this phone.. i recommend it...

My top 3 picks are:
iBOLT Vehicle Charging Dock for Galaxy S3
BodyGuardz Custom Screensavers
Samsung Spare Battery Charging Dock
Not necessarily in that order.

iBOLT Vehicle Charging Dock - is my absolute favorite Samsung Galaxys3 accessory what a cool and functional way to drive hands-free and charge at the same time!!!! The fact that you can turn the phone up or sideways is really nice too!

Samsung Battery Charger Stand with the extra battery - I love this little gadget. I am a new smartphone owner, and I feel like I’m carrying a baby around with me. I have to keep it alive! LOL, and I’m constantly worrying that I’ll spill my drink at my desk and it would kill my phone. So this charger would do double duty, charge and keep my phone safe.

Jabra WAVE Bluetooth Headset - is next on my list of dream accessories. It looks like a comfortable fit for most people, and I’m sure I would have it in my ear most of the day.

And, last but not least in my accessory dream lineup is something that is not for sale on the Shopandroid.com site. Is there a decent cross body bag for the Samsung Galaxy s3 out there? I see lots of cheap, and frankly, ugly bags or bags that cost $300!I want a leather pouch for JUST THE PHONE! There are lots that try to do double or triple duty as card carriers, purses, key caches, but I just want to be able to keep my phone with me throughout the day without holding it all the time or tucking it under my arm. I’m just about ready to figure out how to make one on my own. :)

I'm a gadget girl and love my Galaxy S3 and hope to get the best out of it for a couple of years yet till I can decide on another phone.
Currently have a great case with kickstand and the Samsung Galaxy S® III C Pen - very stylish.

My Wish list would be -
1. Seidio Innocell 3500mAh Super Extended Life Battery w/ NFC for Samsung Galaxy S3
2. Samsung Battery Charger Stand w/ 2100mAh Battery for Galaxy S3
3. Motorola MOTOROKR S305 Bluetooth Stereo Headphones for Samsung Galaxy S3