Originally Posted by Skullbussa
I simply cannot conceive how one could possibly compare the battery management. It's night and day difference. But if you all are having this much good luck with rooted Evos, maybe I should look into going that route if I get the Evo 3D.
Just keep in mind that by definition, rooting means more hands-on maintenance of your phone. It's like the manual transmission vs auto-transmission analogy. If the appeal of iPhone's "let us take care of everything for you" approach suits you, I can't honestly recommend taking the root method.
For hardcore Android users, rooting is extremely liberating because we can now tweak stuff at a really low level. One of the mods around here (EarlyMon) always stresses TANSTAAFL: there ain't no such thing as a free lunch. Everything that the phone does requires power. A battery sipping phone is a phone not doing much. It's as simple as that. Because Android gives you so much freedom and doesn't assume anything about the user's ability, it's very easy to misconfigure the phone to be a total power hog. The teen with a Ferrari analogy mentioned above is a valid one... except I don't think you can hypermile a Ferarri like you can with the Evo