|Inspired by the legendary sword used by Japan's feudal knights, the Samurai, the SANYO Katana offers a stunning, ultra-sleek design that evokes the same passion for craftsmanship and artistry imbued in generations of Japanese master sword smiths.|
|Family Line||Sanyo KATANA|
|Network Technology||CDMA / AMPS, CDMA2000 1X|
|Band||CDMA 800/1900 / AMPS 800|
|Battery Type||Lithium Ion|
|Battery Talk Time||Up to 216 min|
|Display Technology||LCD display|
|Diagonal Screen Size||1.8 in.|
|Display Resolution||240 x 320 pixels|
|Color Depth||16-bit (65000 colors)|
The Sanyo Katana LX has an attractive translucent OLED display and a mirror-finish exterior. Features include Bluetooth, voice dialing, and GPS functionality. It has excellent performance as well.
The Sanyo Katana LX has a lackluster screen and disappointing photo quality.
The Sanyo Katana LX is a decent entry-level camera phone for its price range.
Average review score based on 47 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
In today's world, a phone isn't just to make and receive calls anymore. There is perhaps no limit to the ingenuities of features phones now come with and will come with in the future.
But, with plenty features, comes a steep learning curve.
I am not a person to have to undergo a degree everytime I change a phone, but at the same time, I have grown to look for certain features: bluetooth, camera, internet, keyboard inputs, memory card, a big screen, speakerphone, quadband and a sophisticated look.
The Sidekick has all of these features, and for me, it even turns a few heads in and outside of the courtroom.
The features on the Sidekick are mainstream: what you would be satsified with, but are not exceptional, so enthusiasts may not find them as catchy. But if you want to take pictures with reasonable clarity (3.0 MP), while browsing the internet, texting and chatting on the reasonable sized screen, while navigating with a nicely placed trackball, and using a finely lit and easy to use keyboard, then the Sidekick will be the one for you.
The only downside is that the internet only works on the Tmobile network (or a compatible hip-hop/danger service provider). This means that when I am home in the Caribbean, I am limited to the features on my phone.
Apart from this, the phone is a trustworthy Sidekick, withstanding mighty falls and tumbles (in the provided case) and still working as it should.
If you are looking for a phone with reasonable features and at a good price, then I would recommend this phone.
Its taken the place of the Blackberry Storms for me, which was more complicated, and was very 'touchy' and 'sensitive'.
Well,is really a different Phone from the ones that are on the market.
the wivel Screen is probably the shocking part,really cool and fashion.
teh Orchid color is bright and make it so wonderful to show to the people.
the menu and the buttons are so intuitive,full of shortcuts,the camera is good enough to take pictures and videos.
have a great battery,and a lot of funny themes and stuff to personalize it.
the unique bad thing is the connection to the internet that is not possible in any case,cause teh t- mobile have locked any procedures.
if anyone could work on it,with the Danger Software probably it beame the best phone on the world.
with a fully qwerty keyboard,a large screen and a lot of applications is an Excellent phone.
became Good just for the internet connection that is missed.
I LOVE THE PHONE- one of the best (next to rumor) that I have owned on sprint
Cons: I think that there is some sort of lag when texting and or adding contacts etc. It may be that the keyboard is just different for me?
Summary: I love this phone. It get's dropped around a little bit and gets thrown around outside. i use it as a second line at my job, and it is the bomb. I dropped my blue rumor 10 feet down steps, and it broke sadly. I love this phone though. It has good ringtones and audio- I had tried an older Samsung previously (A640?) and the screen would sometimes shut off and the phone would reboot tons, whereupon reading reviews, found this was common about it.
The Katana isn't that special, it doesn't have video, the front screen does have a cool effect though, LOL> it IS'NT bad and is just the right phone for me.
After getting a couple of teenagers to show me how to use the phone (who has time to read the users manual?)I got started. First, this phone was a gift, so I had to make sure it worked and was easy to use. Then I gave it away.
Likes: This phone is loud and colorful! I gave it to a friend who always complained she could not hear the phone ring--even on the loudest setting. No problem here. Also, when you get a text or incoming call, the sides light up! So, even if it is on silent, you can SEE that you have a call or message.
Full keyboard. My friends previous phone did not have a keyboard--she is new to texting and now loves to text. She also likes the way she can use the track ball to scroll through options. Adding names and numbers would have been easier IF she did not lose her old phone. Oh well, not the phones fault.
Unsure of: The phone opens by pushing down on the upper right corner. Right now, it opens easily. Hope this is not a future problem. Also, track ball works great, hope it stays that way. We have had problems with tracking balls on the bb.
Dislike: Like most cell phones--new, used, off eBay etc..-there was no users manual. It can be downloaded for free. But, like most manuals, it is very long, so printing it up is not an option. If you have questions, you need to be at a computer to look at the manual. At least you know where the manual will always be--not lost in some corner of the desk!
Overall, I like this phone now. Even wish I had one. How will I feel a year from now? don't know.
I liked everything, the whole product unique.
He has only one thing I did not like, which is the battery that lasts only one day, I have to load all day.
I had a most iphone and lasted one day too.