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