First things first: it's actually a pretty good looking handset. Made by Sanyo, it's obviously not going to be as skinny as a RAZR or have the easily-scratched mirror finish from LG's Shine, but the rubberised coating is pleasant to hold and means the phone generally stays where you put it (even if that's on a dashboard). It feels incredibly well put together, with a solid, sturdy hinge mechanism and tactile, well-delineated keys. Bluetooth, which can be used to tether the Vision to a laptop and use it as a modem, 4.4hrs talktime and built-in speakerphone round out the specs; the SCP-7050 is available for around $299, or $149 with a two-year contract.
It's probably not going to appeal to the same people who flock to the Shine, say, but anyone in the market for a durable and well-featured cellphone should really take a look at the 7050. The Sanyo SCP-7050 is the best phone that I have ever owned. I like the simplicity of the phone, and this is right up my alley.
I did not want a camera phone, but I wanted a phone that was easy to use, and that would hold up well in the long run. I usually charge the phone regularly, so I cannot give you an accurate review on the battery life, but it seems to be doing just fine. My wife has the same phone, and she is also very pleased with it. MobileBurn reviews the Sanyo SCP-3200: "The Sanyo SCP-3200 is a small, light, and simple clamshell handset with a focus on voice communication. Available now, the SCP-3200 comes in three attractive colors: Midnight Black, Playful Pink, and Atlantic Blue.
One look at the SCP-7050 and you know it means business--outdoor business. The phone's rubberized, easy-to-grip surface is a telltale sign that it's built for a rugged lifestyle. Military-certified for dust, shock, and vibration, it claims to be tough enough to withstand grueling environments such as construction and industrial sites. Based on our tests, it proved practical and generally durable. A PhoneScoop user reviews the Sanyo SCP-7050: "I've used the Sanyo SCP-7050 for a few weeks now and I love it. It's battery power is amazing, as the phone seems to be in "stand-by" mode when not in use.
After the first night's charge (which only took about 2-3 hours) Cnet reviews the Sanyo Katana DLX: "The Sanyo Katana DLX retains the external display of its predecessor. It measures about 1 inch diagonally, and since it supports 65,000 colors, it can also be used for photo caller ID and act as a camera viewfinder for self-portraits. The screen also displays the usual signal strength, battery life, InfoSync reviews the Sanyo Katana DLX: "The Sanyo Katana DLX won't disappoint fans looking for a solid, affordable phone with good features and some 3G amenities.
However, none of the more advanced features stand out on the Sanyo Katana DLX. The QVGA screen doesn't pop like screens on recent Nokia N-Series devices. Streaming video was disappointingly MobileBurn reviews the Sanyo Katana II: "For the Sanyo Katana II, not a lot has changed between the two iterations of the theme, though the newer model sports a much sleeker design and manages to come in at under 14mm (0.57?) thick.
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