The charge time is 3 1/2 to 4 hours for me with the original battery and charger. Is this normal? what is your charge time? I also lost all of my battery power in 5 hours, with the display being on for just 1 hour 20 minutes of that. It was maintaining a strong HSPDA connection. Or is my battery just broken? its 2 weeks old and a can not get through more than half a day on a phone that apparently lasts a whole day of heavy usage. Cheers Gary.