The Sanyo Pro 700 is a rugged flip phone that merges a military-spec exterior (able to withstand dust, shock and vibration), with useful technology, including a built-in GPS transceiver, Bluetooth and excellent call clarity.
People who work in the field will appreciate the durable, raised, rubberized alphanumeric buttons, the large, external time display, and the easy-grip feel resulting from the quality build materials used to create what is largely a Sanyo Pro 200 on steroids.
The Sanyo Pro 700 also features two important keys located on its spine which allow the user to make and end calls without having to open the phone. Clearly, this devise is designed for busy professionals who have less interest in the subtleties of uber-technology than in just getting the job done.
When opened, the Sanyo Pro 700 features a familiar alphanumeric keypad, and a navigational array that sports a dedicated “text” button, making the process of sending a text a simple matter indeed.
Add an excellent speakerphone and good call quality and you have a truly useful communication tool for anyone who needs to communicate quickly and clearly, regardless of the elements.
Pros: Quality build materials, durable and designed for easy-access to obvious functions.
Cons: Bulky, perhaps unnecessarily so.
Verdict: The Sanyo Pro 700 is tough as nails and able to give battle to Casio’s Muscle-Moble-Line any day.