I'm getting 8 hours of *normal for me use before it hits 24% battery. If I'm just watching videos I get 6 hours (lots of PodCast). I'd love it if I could get 10hours, but I'm satisfied. I've got a car charger for those long days away from home. *No task killer, perma WiFi when home, background data on, auto sync on, no Friend Steam, or Twitter. I do have News and stocks updating every time I go to their windows and I do a fair amount of web surfing with this phone. I also don't have live wall paper running, but I'm going to turn it back on. What's the point of having this phone if you don't have all the bling going.