I am a new Droid user and I bought the Charge on Saturday w/ VZW. My first day using it without recharging I got 12hrs and 52mins out of it. I could have gone longer but I needed to plug it in so I could use the Mobile Broadband. User manual, and store salesman advises to plug it in when you use the mobile hotspot option. The screen unlock thing is new to me. Not sure I like this. Maybe there is a way to disable it... For some reason which I haven't figured out why, on some days, it will not play videos...such as Youtube or CNN news app video sometimes. If I restart it though it plays them fine. Somewhere during the day though, it just decides not to play video anymore, (software glitch?) and I end up restarting it if I want to look at video. These are a few things I have noticed so far. I like the phone and I am pleased with it. I mean...I went from a prehistoric BB Curve to this.