After a week of use, and charges/discharges, the conclusion is that the battery drains faster than anything I've ever used. Yes, I've followed all the battery-saving steps, turned off things when not in use, installed Juice Defender, etc. But it still drains down to 20% in 3.5 hours of normal use. Here's how the battery use breaks down, according to the on-board battery app: 32% android system 23% cell standby 17% phone idle 13% display 9% blue tooth 4% voice calls 2% dialer Up time 4:01 Awake 1:51 If this is the "norm" then this may have to go back to Verizon. However everything else about the device is exceptional.