As described by Telecom as being the pinkilicious phone (A+ u gaiz).
What is it with things being produced in a pink colour? Why not any other colour? It’s always silver, black and then pink because girls will want to buy it.
I am a girl, but I bought it because girls like me don’t buy pink phones (we geeks like being taken seriously). I think things like this are funny.
Apart from the fact that the phone is pink, the general design on the top of the clam shell is bizarre. I’ve read reviews that compare the speakerphone to gills. Nothing else to say (they’re right). Yeah. It’s not elegant. The keypad is wonderful, and one of the reasons I was tempted to buy it. The buttons are easy to use for fast texting (hellooo Motorola!).
Upon first turning on the phone you’re greeted with a blinding, hideous orange light on the LCD screen. It’ll then pop up again whenever it wants to alert you of something. Luckily, this can be turned off – but you’ll always see it on start up. Who designs a pink phone (and it was, the other colours arrived a month later) and then is so cheap as to use a LCD screen like that? What an attention to detail!
You then discover that all the free things on it are no fun at all. The ring tones all sound terrible; all games are demos, and not worth playing (I’ll assume this is only the case for phones bought in New Zealand). My sister has a Nokia; it came with three awesome games and none of them demos, so for me this was disappointing… but isn’t something I’m going to whine about. Then again, if you do want to buy games and ringtones you can’t buy an awful lot – the phone’s memory is incredibly limited.
Conveniently, the only way you can discover things like this is because the software on the Sanyo SCP-3100 is easy to use. It’s the same across all Sanyos: so simple and straight forward – not like that same Nokia I talked about before. Nothing about this phone is difficult to use, and it’s easily customisable.
It has a basic camera, the largest resolution being 640×480 but you can’t take many photographs before running out of space, and even then I suspect the file is compressed intensely. But it’s nothing too appalling. The phone’s screen is clear, crisp and bright, which would make it a delight to go on the internet with …. but no one designs sites with cell phone browsers in mind. Pfft.
The sound is somewhat okay… the quality of the voice memos are all right as far as memos go (a little crackly, sure). You can’t record much, but it’s a fun toy.
Phone calls, however, are a little frustrating. Sometimes you just can’t hear anything, and you wonder how much the other side’s getting. This was happening in some obscure town, but then when you’re stranded at 10pm just in the middle of nowhere facing certain death, it comes through – even on a low battery.
So the Sanyo SCP-3100 is reliable. It doesn’t freeze or blank out. The battery is decent. It’s good for receiving texts and calling people – the other features aren’t amazing. Bottom line is it’s really for people who don’t care about features, and want a basic good-looking (rather subjective) phone that’ll work.