Sanyo Katana DLX Review: A Great Phone With Strange Design Flaws
18 September 2007
Conclusion: The Sanyo Katana DLX is lightweight and its basics are above average. Putting aside a few minor design issues, the Katana DLX is a great cell phone for everybody.
Pros: Clearly above-average sound quality, Above-average speakerphone performance, Battery life lives up to advertised rating
Cons: Keypad is below-average: The semi-spongy plastic keys are almost flush with the frame, Charging and data port combo connector is on the side, not convenient for talking while charging, The volume control keys are too thin and located on the flip cover, which is not convenient
Conclusion: The Sanyo Katana DLX is currently the most feature rich model out of the Katana series. The overall design of the phone as been updated with sleeker lines, a more stylish look, and is available in three color choices. The DLX now offers a 262K Color Display, 1.3MP Camera, and MicroSD card slot, which are all noteworthy upgrades from the previous models. Unfortunately, the external display remains the same small size.
Pros: Updated Styling, Call Quality and Reception, 262K Color QVGA Internal Display, Speakerphone, Menu/Software
Cons: Small External Display, Speaker is located on back of phone, No External Music Controls, Tedious Voice Tags for Voice Dialing