I've seen a bunch of rants about folks not understanding smart phones, hence why they need to stop complaining about battery life. But the fact is, you shouldn't have to accept a downgrade in battery performance compared to "last year's" phones. I didn't perform a lot of data comparisons or anything like that, but the fact is my wife's HTC Incredible 2 has much better battery life than my Razr, even when we swap phones. I've turned off LTE permanently and installed exactly the same apps on both phones. The only real difference is she lives on Facebook and I Google a lot of info. I also haven't changed my usage patterns since my OG Droid. I'd make it to bed time with 30-50% on the battery with that phone. I hit 15% with the Razr on a normal day, which is to say, a couple of extra phone calls and I'd not make it. Now I have to research a portable power booster battery to keep in my pocket for emergencies. So much for sleek... The bottom line: I can't count on this phone if I have a rough day, for example, when my Grandfather had a heart attack and I spent the day in the hospital without a charger. I ended up using my company Blackberry to call people.