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Durable but everything else disappoints

Sanyo Taho

from PhoneDog (5 years ago)

After testing out the Sanyo Taho, I'm somewhat disappointed by the features and performance. It wasn't quite as durable as I would have expected and I wish it had more features for those who are outdoors than what it ships with, perhaps a compass or pedometer. Battery performance was also disapp... More

After testing out the Sanyo Taho, I'm somewhat disappointed by the features and performance. It wasn't quite as durable as I would have expected and I wish it had more features for those who are outdoors than what it ships with, perhaps a compass or pedometer. Battery performance was also disappointing. If you aren't planning on being too terribly rough with your phone, then the Taho should be fine.

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A tough phone that gets the job done in other ways as well

Sanyo Taho

from PhoneArena (5 years ago)

The Sanyo Taho by Kyocera is one tough phone, but it gets the job done in other ways as well. Good call quality and battery life make the Taho attractive to the average user, while some nifty enterprise tools make the Taho a good choice for businesses. This phone isn’t going to sell a ton, but... More

The Sanyo Taho by Kyocera is one tough phone, but it gets the job done in other ways as well. Good call quality and battery life make the Taho attractive to the average user, while some nifty enterprise tools make the Taho a good choice for businesses. This phone isn’t going to sell a ton, but if you’re in the market for a good, durable phone and don’t care too much about messaging, web and similar features, the Taho is certainly worth a serious look.

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8.6/10

The durable phone that makes good voice calls and does little else

Sanyo Taho

from Phone Scoop (5 years ago)

The hardware is mostly good, though I wish the dialpad buttons were a little easier to differentiate. The menu system and feature set are as basic as it gets, with little in the way of extras that could make using the phone enjoyable. Making calls is a snap, as is pecking out text messages, but... More

The hardware is mostly good, though I wish the dialpad buttons were a little easier to differentiate. The menu system and feature set are as basic as it gets, with little in the way of extras that could make using the phone enjoyable. Making calls is a snap, as is pecking out text messages, but it's criminal that users have to search for and download email and IM clients from Sprint's crummy portal. Lacking even the most basic social networking features leaves this phone out of the modern era. It's a device straight from 2004.

There is no multimedia playback available on this device, and the camera and camcorder perform so badly, they are hardly worth using.

Would I recommend the Taho? Only to the outdoorsy types who use a phone for nothing but phone calls. Anyone else would be better served by one of Sprint's less-featureless flip phones.

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A basic feature phone for the older crowd who doesn’t want any bells and whistles

Sanyo Vero

from PhoneArena (5 years ago)

As the Vero is nothing much more than a phone we were hoping for great call quality and it delivered. Callers rated us an 8.5/10, saying that we sounded very good with no echoing, no excessive background noise and great overall clarity. They sounded very natural to us with good tone reproduction... More

As the Vero is nothing much more than a phone we were hoping for great call quality and it delivered. Callers rated us an 8.5/10, saying that we sounded very good with no echoing, no excessive background noise and great overall clarity. They sounded very natural to us with good tone reproduction and overall quality. The battery is rated at 5.2 hours of talk time, which for the target audience is probably about all they’ll talk in a month. Ours sat in standby mode for several days before needing a recharge, so for the average user charging it two times a week should be quite ample.

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8.5/10

The Sanyo Innuendo is good at what it does

Sanyo Innuendo

from PhoneArena (5 years ago)

Call performance on the Sanyo Innuendo was fairly good.  Callers sounded much more natural than we’ve come to expect from Sanyo phones.  They were loud and clear, an 8/10 on our end.  We found similar feelings on the other end as callers also rated us 8/10, saying that we so... More

Call performance on the Sanyo Innuendo was fairly good.  Callers sounded much more natural than we’ve come to expect from Sanyo phones.  They were loud and clear, an 8/10 on our end.  We found similar feelings on the other end as callers also rated us 8/10, saying that we sounded pretty much ok but if they had to pick something we were a bit hollow.  Battery is a mere 4.5 hours, which will get almost anyone through the day but well below what modern CDMA featurephones are getting.

 

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6.6/10

Offers a solid mid-range feature set with a slick hidden front keypad

Sanyo Incognito

from PhoneArena (6 years ago)

One thing Sanyo does do consistently well is phone quality, and the Sanyo Incognito SCP-6760 keeps this tradition alive.  Callers were very impressed with how clear we sounded, giving us a 9/10 rating.  They sounded very good to us as well, voices were natural and the volume was good.&... More

One thing Sanyo does do consistently well is phone quality, and the Sanyo Incognito SCP-6760 keeps this tradition alive.  Callers were very impressed with how clear we sounded, giving us a 9/10 rating.  They sounded very good to us as well, voices were natural and the volume was good.  The battery is rated at 5.1 hours, a bit below the Reclaim’s 6 hours, but standby time is excellent and our device went for more than a week without needing a charge.

In the end we just couldn’t get into the Incognito.  It’s an EnV2 knockoff, two years later.  The hidden keypad is unique, but not extremely functional.  The QWERTY isn’t the easiest to use, and similar devices like the LG Lotus and Samsung Reclaim are much more comfortable to type on.  Phone performance was a lone bright spot, and an important one at that.  We can see some users picking it up for the form-factor, but in our opinion they’d do better to choose the Samsung Reclaim.

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6/10

The 2700 offers Sprint customers an inexpensive option to get their messaging fix while on the go

Sanyo Juno

from Phone Scoop (7 years ago)

For what it is, the 2700 covers the basics of messaging and phone functionalities well. Its target customer - pre-teens, Tweens, young teens - will be happy with how easily they can keep in touch with t heir posse via SMS, IM and emails. They'll also appreciate the smaller size of the phone and the... More

For what it is, the 2700 covers the basics of messaging and phone functionalities well. Its target customer - pre-teens, Tweens, young teens - will be happy with how easily they can keep in touch with t heir posse via SMS, IM and emails. They'll also appreciate the smaller size of the phone and the relatively good looks. What they may miss, however, is a lack of good social networking services, such as Facebook or MySpace.

People looking for even slightly more advanced features, such as a music player, video capture and 3G web browsing, will be sorely disappointed, as none of them are present.

The people most likely to buy this phone (or have it bought for them) will appreciate its virtues, and probably won't miss what it doesn't have. It's a good first phone for the kid who wants to reach out and message someone. Seasoned users may find it a bit too simplistic.

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Quite enjoyable in terms of aesthetic features

Sanyo Katana Eclipse X

from MobileBurn (7 years ago)

The inside of the Eclipse X features a large keypad with with rectangular keys that seemed a bit stiff during use. The phone offers dedicated back, speaker, and camera buttons, but it should be noted that none of the keys located around the d-pad cluster can be read in the dark, even when the backli... More

The inside of the Eclipse X features a large keypad with with rectangular keys that seemed a bit stiff during use. The phone offers dedicated back, speaker, and camera buttons, but it should be noted that none of the keys located around the d-pad cluster can be read in the dark, even when the backlight is on. That makes the phone a bit harder for novices to use when the lights go down.

In terms of call audio, the Eclipse seemed a bit muddled during our test calls and wasn't as clear as we had hoped. The speakerphone, on the other hand, provided us with audio that was easily as good as we heard on non-speakerphone calls. 3G browsing data rates on the Eclipse X were fairly slow, typically coming in at about 350Kbps. But the Eclipse's browser performed poorly not only in speed, but also did not format sites correctly, even many mobile specific sites.

Overall we found Sprint's Katana Eclipse X quite enjoyable in terms of aesthetic features, like the ultra cool lighting effects and quick access to media related functions. But under its hood, the Eclipse seemed to fall short of the mark.

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It's a passable multimedia phone

Sanyo Katana DLX

from Wired (8 years ago)

Sanyo's newest weapon in the mobile phone wars has a decidedly old-fashioned design. Looks aside, it's a passable multimedia phone: The interface is efficient, and built-in GPS serves up turn-by-turn directions that beat static, collision-inducing Google Maps. Support for Sprint's TV and music servi... More

Sanyo's newest weapon in the mobile phone wars has a decidedly old-fashioned design. Looks aside, it's a passable multimedia phone: The interface is efficient, and built-in GPS serves up turn-by-turn directions that beat static, collision-inducing Google Maps. Support for Sprint's TV and music services means you'll never be bored at the DMV again. It also comes in pink, if that's how you roll.

WIRED: Easy-to-carry, 0.6-inch-thick design. Sharp QVGA screen. Sensible button layout. Keys have nice bounce. Included 128-MB microSD card is better than nothing.

TIRED: Kinda fugly. Uninspiring build quality. Mediocre 1.3-megapixel camera. No external music controls. Rather pricey considering what you actually get.

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6/10

An excellent option for both audio and video fans alike

Sanyo M1

from MobileBurn (9 years ago)

The blocky Sanyo M1 is not exactly what you would call the sexiest phone on Sprint's shelves. But what it lacks on the outside, it makes up for on the inside with its numerous applications and utilities.The unassuming M1 is definitely a workhorse. Starting with its on-board 1GB of memory, Bluetooth... More

The blocky Sanyo M1 is not exactly what you would call the sexiest phone on Sprint's shelves. But what it lacks on the outside, it makes up for on the inside with its numerous applications and utilities.

The unassuming M1 is definitely a workhorse. Starting with its on-board 1GB of memory, Bluetooth capabilities, and 2 megapixel auto-focus camera, to name a few, the M1 is capable of offering and delivering a serious multimedia bang. Sprint's EV-DO data network helps deliver some great music and video services. This phone is an excellent option for both audio and video fans alike. I give it a "Recommended" rating.

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Being careful won't help...

Sanyo Mirro

(3 years ago)

This phone is good if you just want to do simple things like texting and making phone calls. Which is what i am looking for. Nothing major, just simple. But after a year the screen blacked out, though I could still use the phone for calling and could text if I put it up to a very bright, bright ligh... More

This phone is good if you just want to do simple things like texting and making phone calls. Which is what i am looking for. Nothing major, just simple. But after a year the screen blacked out, though I could still use the phone for calling and could text if I put it up to a very bright, bright light to see what I was doing. The thing is was very careful and hardly even took the phone anywhere in public unless I needed to. But b/c it was under extended warranty I was able to send it in. The lady at MTS was very helpful and she inspected it and said she doesn't see any physical damage to it so they were able to accept and send it off. Got it back 7 weeks later to find a report saying it had minor scratches (?????) and physical damages that were beyond repair. When I flipped it open all the way I could hear a cracking sound....that I didn't hear before sending off. The screen itself was even so dirty. Not impressed one bit. Will not get a Sanyo again. Before getting this phone, should have done my research so it could last longer.

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6/10

Don't buy a Sanyo!!! They treat their customers like Crap!!

Sanyo PRO-700

(3 years ago)

I bought 2 Sanyo PRO-700's for our landscaping business, I paid over $600 for both of them and both died about 4 days after the warrenty ( 1 year ) I called sanyo and explained that they died and I would like them to repair it. they asked if there was any damage to the phones. I told them that the 1... More

I bought 2 Sanyo PRO-700's for our landscaping business, I paid over $600 for both of them and both died about 4 days after the warrenty ( 1 year ) I called sanyo and explained that they died and I would like them to repair it. they asked if there was any damage to the phones. I told them that the 10-4 button had fallen off the phone at 3 months, but since I don't use that feature, it didn't matter. She told me that since I told her that it was past the warrenty and their was damage they would not help me.... First off, if I sold a product and it failed a few days after the warrenty, you better believe I would fix the problem! That's how you keep a customer for life. Second, their button fell off and becouse of that the warrenty is void..... That's like buying a new truck and in 3 months the engine blows up and you take it to the dealer and they say " sorry but it's damaged.... you don't have a warrenty" I don't get mad often at companys, but I told the lady at snayo that if they did not fix the problem, I would tell everyone that I know about how I was treated...... And here I am! On the other hand i had a problem with my jawbone and called up the company expecting the age old screw you treatment and was treated like royalty. Don't buy any SANYO phone..... They treat their customers like Crap! Trust me!

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1/10

Fragile external screen

Sanyo PRO-700

(4 years ago)

As other have stated before, despite taking precautions and no visible damage the external lcd screen gave out. "Insurance' via credit card was no help either since the price of the phone is subsidized with phone plan. Make sure you buy the extended warranty if you must have this phone. If this... More

As other have stated before, despite taking precautions and no visible damage the external lcd screen gave out. "Insurance' via credit card was no help either since the price of the phone is subsidized with phone plan. Make sure you buy the extended warranty if you must have this phone. If this meets current military grade standards it should mean peace on earth is just around the corner.

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3/10

Was thinking of purchasing sanyo pro 700

Sanyo PRO-700

(4 years ago)

after checking reviews changed my mind thanks

after checking reviews changed my mind thanks

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5/10

Best cell ever had !!!

Sanyo SCP-7000

(4 years ago)

Bought this cell phone from sprint in 2007 and it is still working like new. It still has its original battery and I have drop it hundreds of time and it bounces like a rubber ball.

Bought this cell phone from sprint in 2007 and it is still working like new. It still has its original battery and I have drop it hundreds of time and it bounces like a rubber ball.

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5/10

Screen display failed shortly after purchasing.

Sanyo PRO-700

(4 years ago)

My cell service provider sent the phone away for warranty repair. Sanyo said no warranty. Pay $140+ and they will fix the phone. The phone was returned not repaired. This is the last Sanyo phone I ever buy. I have several coworkers with the same phone all with the same problem.

My cell service provider sent the phone away for warranty repair. Sanyo said no warranty. Pay $140+ and they will fix the phone. The phone was returned not repaired. This is the last Sanyo phone I ever buy. I have several coworkers with the same phone all with the same problem.

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1/10

Absolute trash

Sanyo S1

(4 years ago)

This phone is utter crap. Probably the most annoying thing is that it dials emergency numbers in your pocket (fair enough, most phones do) but retains the number on your screen indefinitely until you inadvertently press call. The text messaging has numerous flaws, too many to list here and the calli... More

This phone is utter crap. Probably the most annoying thing is that it dials emergency numbers in your pocket (fair enough, most phones do) but retains the number on your screen indefinitely until you inadvertently press call. The text messaging has numerous flaws, too many to list here and the calling craps out on me too. Also, the tones for ringing etc are pathetic.

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1/10

Several Problems

Sanyo Katana Eclipse

(4 years ago)

My son and I both have this phone. He started having issues with his and I thought maybe it was a "fluke" because mine didn't have the issues. However, now mine is also having the same issues - turns itself off when plugged in to charge, freezes up if a text message comes in when another is going... More

My son and I both have this phone. He started having issues with his and I thought maybe it was a "fluke" because mine didn't have the issues. However, now mine is also having the same issues - turns itself off when plugged in to charge, freezes up if a text message comes in when another is going out and have to pull out battery to get to reset itself, screen goes black for no reason . . . . not happy with this phone.

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1/10

Power Cycling Problem

Sanyo Taho

from Phonedog (4 years ago)

Pro: A cool rugidized phone that does not require a data plan. Con: Can hardly see the display in bright sun even with the brightness set to maximum. Phone will shut down on its own. Needs at least a 4 megapixel camera. Using experience: 60 days There is a problem with this phone where it will sh... More

Pro: A cool rugidized phone that does not require a data plan. Con: Can hardly see the display in bright sun even with the brightness set to maximum. Phone will shut down on its own. Needs at least a 4 megapixel camera. Using experience: 60 days There is a problem with this phone where it will shut down and the only way to get it to power on again is to momentarily remove the battery. I returned the first phone thinking that this was just a problem with that particular unit however the second phone does the same thing. I emailed Kyocera and they replied that they are aware of the "power cycling problem" and are investigating but no other info was given. I followed up on this email a month later but they have not replied. I would not purchase this phone until Kyocera fixes this problem.

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7.4/10

Not for me.

Sanyo Taho

from Phonedog (4 years ago)

Pro: Nice look, compact and many features Con: Not reliable enough for my needs. Using experience: 48 days Just returned my Taho and re-instated my previous phone. The Taho would freeze or go black time after time, even after bringing it in for "repair". The only solution was to remove the batter... More

Pro: Nice look, compact and many features Con: Not reliable enough for my needs. Using experience: 48 days Just returned my Taho and re-instated my previous phone. The Taho would freeze or go black time after time, even after bringing it in for "repair". The only solution was to remove the battery, put it back and turn the phone back on. Sometimes it work work without fail for a few days, then if you use data, text or navigation the problem would return.

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7.4/10

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