Sanyo SCP-3810 review:

Sanyo SCP-3810

The 1.3-megapixel camera takes pictures in three resolutions, from 1,280x960 pixels down to 320x240 pixels. You also can adjust the image quality, brightness, sharpness, white balance, contrast, and color tone. For more fun, the SCP-3810's shooter offers a digital zoom, nine fun frames, a multishot mode, a self-timer, three shutter sounds, and a silent mode. The camera does not shoot video and there's no flash.

The SCP-3810 has decent photo quality.

After shooting photos, you can save your images to the phone's internal memory. You get just 12MB so you may need to watch your space carefully. You can copy photos from phone via a multimedia message, upload them to an online album hosted by Sprint, or transfer them to a printer via Bluetooth or PictBridge service. The carrier also has an arraignment with FujiFilm printing retailers. Its photo quality is acceptable, thought most of our images had a bluish tint.

You can personalize the SCP-3810 with greetings and wallpaper as well as choose from various clock styles and screensavers. You can get more customization options and additional ring tones with the WAP 2.0 browser. The handset doesn't come with any games; however, it has a bar code scanner called ScanLife and it supports two Sprint applications; Sprint NFL Mobile Live and Nascar Cup Mobile.

We tested the dual-band (CDMA 800/1,900MHz) in San Francisco using Sprint service. Call quality was quite enjoyable with a strong signal; no static or interference and loud volume. Voices sounded natural overall, except for a very slight metallic tinge form time to time. It wasn't something that worried us, though.

On their end, callers said we sounded great. Some couldn't tell that we were using a cell phone. A few people mentioned some background or wind noise, but it didn't distract from their experience. The SCP-3810 has a loud speakerphone, but the sound quality on our end was rather tinny and we had to be next to the phone to be heard on the other end. Frankly, it's not a feature that we'd use that often. Fortunately, Bluetooth headset calls were somewhat better.

The SCP-3810 has a rated battery life of 5.8 hours talk time. We were quite impressed with the tested talk time of 7 hours and 20 minutes. According to FCC radiation tests, the SCP-3810 has a

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