I really love my X, I have had it almost 18 months. I got it for $50! Long story, but I have been with Verizon a while, and still have and use my Startac too. Box stock, untouched, except for the Invisible Shield, and the sometimes used Sidio Innocase Rugged. Am I the last straggler that loves his phone to join the forum? Battery life has been acceptable to me over the life of this, performance has been great as well. Sometimes, in recent weeks the phone will freeze a bit, but it always keeps going. I joined, and have been trying to absorb the wealth of knowledge, I am considering some mods, because I want to keep my phone a while still. Lots of ebay, lots of video play, lots of texting, and occassionally I make a phone call on it! It's fun to use the X alongside the Startac, thats for sure.