With the long wait for the phone and being new to smart phones and the android OS I did a lot of reading on various forums and web sites to try and educate myself. First, the battery. The one issue that seems to be consistent on every forum, the terrible battery life. Well I think people are expecting too much maybe. This battery seems to hold up better than the one in my EnV Touch. I would browse a few web sites, check e-mail and maybe watch some video's off V-cast and my battery would be done. The droid X is getting a lot of my attention and with web browsing, snesoid, trying out free apps, rearranging screens and generally playing with it quite a bit, it seems to be hanging in there pretty good. Dare I say better than the EnV T would under similar stress. I don't know about standby power yet because I haven't let it just sit for any length of time. Sound issue. This being probably the second most common complaint, at first I thought maybe people just had higher expectations but sadly, they were right. I have missed several txt's with it in my pocket and the weak vibration didn't help. This is supposed to be addressed (I hope!) The phone has been working great so far, I did get it to freeze up 2-3 times. It seems to have to do with the voice to txt button. All three times I accidentally hit it and the phone froze up. Signal strength has been great although inside my home 3g has been spotty. This area has a pretty poor signal as it is, actually had to upgrade a phone a few years back because it wouldn't work inside. So this is no surprise. I have WiFi so it's a non issue. Calls and txts are fine. Everywhere else it's great! I am browsing the web at nearly the same speed with 3g as I do on my wifi at home, it's awesome! My EnV was pretty tough to browse anything on, it was slow and the touch screen was terrible. Size. It IS big but it's also slim. I carry it in my pocket and it's just as comfortable or more so than the thicker phones I've had. It's totally worth it though, the screen is so nice. Typing is fine, I have a little trouble in portrait but landscape, wow no problem. SWYPE!! I've been trying to use swype exclusively to get efficient with it. I am already swyping as fast as I could type on my old phones (arguably one of the best qwerty's on a hand set) hardware keyboard. It's really cool. Not so great for unusual names or purposely misspelled names. I know I can add those later though. I am pretty happy with this upgrade. If I can get alerts to be louder and learn how to clear out all my txt's at one time I will be completely enamored. For others who like me never owned a Android based phone, prepare for the endless pursuit of the perfect screen customization lol. To be honest I have probably spent 80% of my time with the phone rearanging, adding and deleting icons, backgrounds and trying to get a set up that is perfect. It's fun.