Summary: The proliferation of Android phones is both a blessing and curse to consumers. We expect the more expensive ones with 1-GHz processors to perform like Ferraris, and we accept that lower priced ones will run like Honda Civics--stable and reliable, but not like speed demons. However, the Sanyo Zio is slow even for a budget Android phone, and the lack of multitouch is pretty lame in 2010.
Pros: Very lightweight, High resolution screen for the price, Sprint ID packs let you personalize phone
Cons: Sluggish performance, Slow data speeds, Glossy display kicks back glare, No multitouch support
Conclusion: We really like the Sanyo Zio's looks, light weight and high resolution, crisp display. Sprint ID drags the phone down unfortunately, and we suggest that you play with the ID packs if you like, then hard reset the phone to erase all the junk those packs leave behind, and settle on just one. The main Sprint ID pack will get you all the Sprint apps without much added bloat. The Zio has good call quality, though reception and data speeds aren't impressive.
Pros: Attractive and affordable Android smartphone.
Cons: Touch screen lacks sensitivity, phone sometimes lags.