Conclusion: Great phone section, nice camera, quick web access, bright screen, loud ringing — almost everything you’d want in a cell phone. If only Sanyo had paid just a bit more attention to the user experience for music, this would have been a top-notch multimedia cell phone. But they didn’t.
Pros: Built-in 1 GB flash memory; MP3 player; external music controls; 18-hour music battery life; 2-inch LCD screen; 2 MP camera
Cons: Complicated music operation; no external memory card slot; short talk time/battery life
Versatile phone with Web, Bluetooth, GPS capabilities
Consumer Electronics Net
19 February 2007
Excerpt: Cell phone providers are shipping more advanced phones to help busy people to get through their day. No longer is the phone made for phone calls. But rather, they have to have Internet capabilities, video capture, contacts, and content. While the devices are getting smaller, more features are getting packed into them. And the more features and premium content, the more money the cell service providers make and the more entertained the users become.
Conclusion: I would keep the Sanyo M1 in a heartbeat. Not everything is perfect about it but basics are good: sound quality, speakerphone and other strong features make it a no-brainer choice for average to almost-power-users.
Pros: Clearly above average sound quality, Stays firmly in landscape position for Sprint TV viewing, Multitask Music player lets you browse menus while listening
Cons: Keypad is just average, could be better on such a big phone, Call screening function needs improvements, Many menu items are not numbered
Conclusion: The Sanyo M1 doesn’t just put Sanyo back into competition, it dominates the high-end with simplicity. Rock-solid stability combined with a full feature set sums up the M1 as an offering. While stability is something that Sanyo has always been able to claim on Sprint’s lineup, it has been quite awhile since we have been able to say that they were catering to the high-end. The M1 delivers with every feature.
Summary: The Sanyo M1 is a multimedia-powerhouse cell phone from Sprint. It won't win any design awards, but its solid feature set and 1GB of internal memory make this an excellent handset for media junkies.
Pros: The Sanyo M1 is a feature-packed multimedia phone with a 2-megapixel camera, EV-DO support, ReadyLink (Sprint's push-to-talk service), a music player, stereo speakers, access to Power Vision content such as streaming audio and video, and an astounding 1GB of internal memory. Audio quality is good as well.
Cons: The Sanyo M1 is a boxy and clunky handset. It can be hard to view the screen in bright daylight, and pictures taken with the phone's camera can be a little murky.
Excerpt: Il nuovo Sanyo M1 , un cellulare con la classica apertura a conchiglia e dalle caratteristiche interessanti. M1 dispone di una memoria interna, di due display (uno interno da 240x320 pixel e uno esterno da 128x96 pixel) e di una fotocamera digitale da 2 Megapixel. Infine, la connettività è garantita dalle tecnologie bluetooth e EVDO (quest’ultima non supportata in Europa). Purtroppo il telefono presenta una linea goffa e un design poco elegante.