With all of the questions and threads regarding battery usage, life and monitoring, I thought this might be a good time to share my thoughts of what has helped me *deal* with this issue. I want to preface this by saying that: -Yes, the stock battery supplied with our phones is probably inadequate. -Yes, having to buy a better battery after purchasing a "Tier One Phone" sucks. -Yes, usage is subjective and dynamic and one persons heavy usage is another persons light usage. -No, this will not address extremely short battery life (other problems are causing that) -No, this will not account for the phone seemingly giving a false 100% indication. -No, this will not help anything but your psyche That said, I think we (myself included and maybe the most guilty) are putting too much emphasis on what our battery widgets and indicators are telling us. The blessing/curse of our phones is that they report battery life in 1% increments which is great for keeping accurate battery life information, but its not great for our sanity. Think about that logically for a moment! ***** Here is my experiment for anyone who obsesses over battery life but can make it through a day with no worries of their battery dying! 1) Next time you fully charge your battery, after you remove it from the charger, keep an eye on the widget as it drops down to between 95% - 90% and then take notice of your default battery indicator. It will still look fully charged! ***Do this for a day or two if you want! 2) When you are satisfied that what I'm telling you is reality, uninstall your battery monitoring widget or app and just go about your day as usual for about a week. I am willing to bet that those of you like me, who actually have respectable battery life but still obsess over it, will not go back to what I call "percentile battery monitoring". Of course their will be exceptions as some people just need that number, but I really believe this may help some people get over their battery monitoring obsession!