My wife currently has an HTC Incredible running cyanogenmod. I am looking to get her a new phone for Christmas and she prefers to stick with android. We hit a specific use case this weekend. It was our first time trying to use public transit system in Chicago (with the help of google transit). Of course we had to use her phone. Usually the battery life is fine and gets her through a day as long as she charges it at night she is fine. There is one day where we went out and started using the phone for navigation and i swear within 30-45 minutes that battery was down between 30-40%. I don't know if it was the gps or the screen (though it did dim somewhat). We end up having to turn the phone complety off when we hit our destination so that we could get back to our hotel. Of course we don't want to run into this situation again. So reading the reviews on the DNA had me somewhat concerned with the reports of bad battery life. Also there has been some reports of studdering even though the DNA has the best hardware out there now. Something that will maybe be fixed? The phones we are considering are the S3, HD Razr Maxx, and the DNA.