This radio is fantastic value and great playing time. After fully charging with the ubs cable it is supposed to give 8 hours play time, plus if it is charged by sunlight for 5 hours you get 30 mins play time. I used it after charging and during the day it was on the windowsill getting the sun (that is when the sun was out!) I was amazed that after 3 day use with a total of 26 hours 31 minutes playing time it then started to go off. The quality is not as good as a digital radio but certainly good enough for normal use. Definitely 5 stars from me.