I have some issues with the torch but battery life has been pretty impressive for lots of talk time. The only time i had a bad day was when i had wifi on without realizing it. I have blue tooth on all day and all night and even with that it holds up pretty well. I have one of those igo portable chargers that I toss into my bag if it runs low at night..gives me an extra full charge. I am on call so i pretty much have to take calls round the clock. During the day i don't surf or do any social network stuff, but TONS of text email and talk time.