I unplugged my EVO at 7:08 AM and did not charge it for over 14 hours. When I finally put it on the charger it still had 20% life left. I spoke on the phone for a total of 50 minutes. I sent/received a total of 65 texts today. I was on the net surfing through this forum, reading up on ESPN, did a couple of google searches, was shopping for apps, checking my items on ebay, and checking gmail throughout the day. A pretty typical day in my opinion. I have a car charger so I normally plug it in every time I get in the car, but for testing purposes I didnt do that today. To be honest I don't see what the big deal is about battery life. I think it is on par with any other smartphone out there. I know I didn't use youtube today, or other items that might drain the battery more...but that is why there are car chargers, plus like I said...I still had 20% battery life left after over 14 hours unplugged. Oh, I also have background data checked, auto-sync checked with my gmail and weather sync-ing checked on. My mobile network is checked and I didn't use wi-fi at all today. I have 4g, wi-fi, and GPS disabled. I have bluetooth enabled when I am in the care. All in All...a solid performance today. I'm happy! Check out the screen shot I took using shootme for the proof.