I bought a Samsung Galaxy S3 over the weekend from the T-Mobile Shop on a 2 year contract and this is my first smartphone having come up from a six year old Motorola RAZR pay-as-you-go mobile phone. I absolutely love the S3 for its huge sharp, vibrant screen and versatility compared with what I had before. I'm constantly checking out new apps and games as there are so many to choose from. The ability to check my email and browse the internet on my phone's unlimited data plan are very nice to have as it the ability to check my bank balance, my gas/electric accounts, Hull FC news, and so on. Brilliant. Two things I don't like though are: 1. the battery life as coming from a phone which could remain on standby for up to a week (i.e. not turned off in that time at all) to one that seems like it wouldn't last a day and half under the same conditions was a bit shocking. Using the Mobile Data or WiFi for an hour to browse the net and/or download apps and stuff can drain the battery by 20% so it seems that carrying spare batteries, recharging cables and docking stations are a prerequisite for this phone especially away from home. I intend getting a dock for both home and work plus I've ordered some larger capacity (two 2300 mAh batteries) as well as longer USB cables (why is the one that comes with the phone so ridiculously short?). That said, I've noticed the battery life seems to getting longer the more I use and recharge the phone. The first day it dropped to 32% by the time I got home, the second 54% and yesterday it was 68%. On each occasion the phone had been used the same with approx. 35 minutes of MP3 music for the walk to and from work and an hour browsing the net on 3G at lunch time. 2. I've fitted a 64 GB microSD card to increase the storage from 11 GB to 75 GB but it seems that only MP3s, photos and videos can be stored on there, not apps or games which is annoying as I've practically used all the internal memory downloading several large games such as N.O.V.A. 3, etc. Although I have 1.2 GB free on the internal memory, if I download something that leaves, say, 450 MB free then I find that I can no longer download any other apps even if they're under 10 MB in size! Huh? I've also bought several cases, including the official Samsung one at £10 from Amazon (hopefully that will come today). I'm currently using a cheap clear one that gives me extra grip on the sides, which is most welcome, but makes the Volume and Power buttons harder to press and also has a hole at the bottom that is not big enough to take the official micro USB lead (which is silly when you consider that the case is designed only for the S3). Fortunately one of the spare cables I bought from Amazon does fit but I've found that the 2m one I also bought doesn't. Annoying. That's not a fault of the phone though, just the manufacturers/designers of these cases.