We have to turn off many features, turn down brightness so much that the beautiful screen looks gloomy, watch our 4 g usage, turn off GPS, watch back ground services etc etc etc... Going through the many threads on how to save battery usage, battery problems, charging vs usage, battery saving tips and the more I read the more I got bummed out. Got these great features and phone and we spend as much time trying to make the battery last a few hours as we do enjoying the features and phone. Today I got 4 hours moderate usage on my Gnex and noticed how I spent most of the time worring about what was on or running and the screen timed out fast enough etc. Someday I would love to have a phone like the Gnex that I can just enjoy ALL the features and have the screen at say 80% so it looks nice and bright and just come home after a day of surfing the web, listening to music or checking FB texxting and calling (withing reason of course). Take my shoes off one last look at my blazingly fast smart phone and plug it in. Right now my GNEX runs my life. Most smart phones do. I found this started with my Thunderbolt. I was hoping the GNEX would help free me from being a slave to my battery... NOPE. Slavery to a battery is wrong... Stand up and shout.. I DONT WANT TO BE A SLAVE TO MY BATTERY!!