Summary: While the Sanyo Katana LX may look attractive, it doesn’t perform well. We were put off by our Web browsing experience, the mediocre GPS, and the overall lack of support for music and video playback.
Pros: Slim design, Inexpensive, Easy access to Java applications,
Cons: Limited data speeds, No music player, Poor camera quality, ,
Conclusion: We have mixed feelings about the Katana LX, mostly hinging on where it sits in tries to fit into the market. By entry level phone standards it is very good; the battery life is excellent, the design is compact and stylish and there are a few different color options. However, it is currently priced at $49.99 on contract, which puts it head-to-head with devices such as the text-friendly LG Rumor and the more capable Samsung M520, both of which we’d have a hard time passing...