Excerpt: Sanyo's M1 for Sprint offers a full gigabyte of built-in storage for photos from its 2 megapixel autofocus camera as well as for music tracks purchased from the Sprint music store. Michelle gives us her thoughts of the device in this review.
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 M1 falls into a bit of a gap between super slim, super stylish "mid range" phones with 1-megapixel cameras and music players and high-end phones with 3 MP cameras, WiFi connectivity, and smartphone features. With its 2MP camera and 1GB of embedded memory, the M1 basically offers "a little more" of the same things phones like the LG Fusic and VX-8500 / 8600 , and Motorola V3m RAZR and K1m KRZR do, but not as much as multimedia powerhouses like the Nokia N73 or Sony...
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.