Pros

  • Screen rendered sharp images
  • Low price

Cons

  • Poor voice quality
  • Nonresponsive touchscreen

At A Glance

For people who are interested in checking out Android without taking a big financial risk on a phone, the $100 Zio may be a good choice.

Manufacturer’s Description

The SANYO Zio SCP8600 Android phone for Sprint. Fashion and function meet with this fully-featured smartphone. The sleek candy-bar design fits in your pocket easily to stay totally connected on-the-go. No longer do you have to forego style to stay organized, answer that urgent work email, or update your Facebook status. This sophisticated smartphone offers a full touch screen, making browing the net easier than ever. Make your Zio uniquely yours by downloading ringtones, graphics, games, and apps from the Android Market. Other cool smartphone features included on the Zio are: preloaded Google Apps, Sprint Music Plus, visual voice mail, and WiFi-capability.

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Vendor did not disclose
Processor speed 0.65 MHz
Display
Display size 3.5 inches
Display type Touch Screen
Resolution 480 X 800 pixels
Storage
Internal Memory 600.0 MB
Other storage Micro SD
Battery
Battery Type Lithium ion
Vendor Rated Talk Time 6.9 hours
Vendor Rated Standby Time 15.0 hours
Ports and Connections
Video Interfaces VGA
Dimensions
Weight 0.23125 pounds
Image Processor
Megapixels 3.2
Storage Media
SD card Micro SD
Carrier
CDMA 850 1.0
Cell Carrier Sprint
CDMA 1900 1.0
Supported Audio Formats
WMA Yes
Included Software
Operating System Android