Hello Forum Folks, I had a Droid 1 and traded it for an HTC Trophy. I am not happy with my Trophy and I am considering a Droid 4. So for the following please think of me switching from Droid 1 to Droid 4 Here is how I use my phone: 1. Calls - sometimes a few hours per day without a charge 2. Texts - fewer than 250 per month 3. Check and send email - probably 20-30 times per day, but long responses wait until I get to a computer. Quick or urgent stuff on the phone. 4. Look up dumb stuff on the Internet - when it pops into my head or I am watching a game (in person) and I want to know a stat or something. 5. GPS Nav in my car - always plugged in but I use it often because I travel frequently and use a car 6. Listening to music in my car - always plugged in, I do not do this often. Sometimes Pandora but more often mp3s on the phone. 7. I play old Apple ][e games on Candy Apple when I ride the bus (keyboard is key for this but I am willing to consider another phone without a keyboard). Sometimes I play Angry Birds on the bus; this game is good enough to give up my Apple][e games. I tend to turn off WiFi unless I am at home or work where I know I can get a solid connection. I am likely to turn off 4G (is that an option to only use 3G) unless I need to quickly upload or download something big. I also tend to set my screen to low brightness except when I am outside and need to set it higher. Then when I am done I switch it back to low brightness. I have been doing all of this with the settings widget from my home screen. So it takes two seconds to be battery conscious; a phone with no battery is useless. I carry a second charged battery most of the time but have only used it on really long flights or when I forget to charge. I am getting this phone without a contract so I could switch to another phone pretty easily either by selling it or renewing my contract. But that also means I my choice of phones. QUESTIONS: 1. In comparison to the Droid 1 it seems like a pretty big upgrade. Is it? Will I notice a big performance difference? 2. I have read many battery complaints. How bad is the battery? 3. Will the screen look as good as the my Droid 1? I have heard the screen looks fuzzy or poor in general compared to other new phones. 4. Is the 4G worth going with the 4 over the 3? I have unlimited data but I am probably not the kind to tether without buying the tethering plan from Verizon. (This is a major complaint of mine but for another thread. I own the device and pay for the data, why do I have to pay for using the data however I want to use it?) 5. How much garbage has Verizon installed on this phone? My Droid 1 was stock (no root or custom ROM) and it seemed fine. I would use the App Killer to free up space when needed. How hard is it to remove the Verizon garbage? 6. How is the GPS on the Droid 4? 7. How is the Skype video call performance? 8. It is supposed to have 16 GB of space. Is that built in or from the SD card? That is, can I put a 16 GB card in and get 32 GB of space? 9. Assuming I do not need a physical keyboard, is there another phone I should consider? That is all for now. Thanks everyone. Extra Question - why is there a commonly used tag for "droid 4 crackle/rattle"?