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Sanyo M1 Video Tour

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Jan 4, 2007, 9:51 AM   by Eric Lin

Our video review of Sprint's latest 2 Megapixel auto-focus cameraphone.

Although it's been out for a month, Sprint only officially announced the Sanyo M1 yesterday. What excellent timing as we were putting the finishing touches on our review. Don't let the boxy shape and flat, spongy keypad turn you off. Once you turn the M1 on, you'll be impressed. In addition to the features we demonstrate in the video, the M1 also has excellent signal strength and 3-4 day battery life.

You can watch the video here:

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Feb 19, 2007, 5:02 PM

Conection Problems

Hi All
Every day is a new day with the M1 by Sanyo

I have been trying to get a 3gp movie on to the phone and after days of frustation have given up

I am able to transfer pictures back and fourth with little effort but half way through a movie transfer to the phone I get an error

when I plug in the phone to the PC the phone ask me to pic from three options, MASS STORAGE being the seconed option, so I pick it.......
I then transfer the .3gp converted movie to the playlist" folder sometimes I get an error I/O port error............sometimes it works........very unpredictable.

Also I have to reboot my computer sometimes just to get the phone to get reconized

Running All Intel,Gforce 7550,supertalant ram, and fresh install of Wi...
Well ...I fixed my own problem
It seems that when I use the Front USB on the front of my PC I get weard issues so I tried using the back USB and ever since then No More Problems.............

I am using WinAVI to convert...

Jan 5, 2007, 11:03 AM

ReadyLink? Eric?

One thing.

I noticed you called one of the side buttons a voice recorder, and one a voice command.

The voice recorder is actually the ReadyLink key. The RL key turns into a voice recorder when RL is disabled in the menus. Should've mentioned this.

This is actually one of the first truely feature rich ReadyLink phones Sprint has ever offered.

It is actually a kick ass phone. Good review otherwise.
I was excited about readylink in this phone, until I realized I have nobody to readylink to! I even know people with RL phones, but they never turned the feature on...or cared to. Perhaps it wasn't worth mentioning? 🙂 Now if they could release a RL p...

Jan 11, 2007, 1:03 AM

Video Review is a total letdown.

I'm really disappointed in this review, phonescoop. The reviewer left out a lot of crucial information and spent time on things that have nothing to do with the phone. For example, the mention of Sprint's lame TV support has nothing to do with the actual performance of the phone. That's an issue with Sprint.

Mr. Lin (the reviewer) never mentions that the media player quality is easily adjustible through an equalizer and volume is very good. Plus, it seems to be no big deal that this is only the second phone for Sprint (that I'm aware of) that provides stereo bluetooth music play.

Plus it's really nice to have a phone where the front media buttons are flush with the casing as to prevent accidental pressing in your pocket (see the Sa...

Jan 4, 2007, 4:17 PM

Sprint's 3rd attempt; not second

This is the third phone from Sprint to offer 2MPs and autofocus.

Samsung A800
Samsung A940
tuolumne said:
This is the third phone from Sprint to offer 2MPs and autofocus.

Samsung A800
Samsung A940

the a800 was a thick phone, but the stupid thing was it was a high end phone but no bluetooth. how coul...

Jan 5, 2007, 12:25 AM

good review but off topic

it was a good review of the phone but about the tv was just carrier bashing. he mentions how sprint tv isnt good. who cares, atleast sprint has live tv unlike verizon or more channels to offer then cingular. seriously that was messed up to bash sprint like that about the tv.

could have showed the live tv in landscape mode and would have been an actual review, but sorry its not in verizon or cingular so we can highly say stuff is great on thier network even if its clips
Yes, compare some of the content on other carriers to what Sprint has, but more could've been reviewed about the phone.

Jan 5, 2007, 1:07 PM

Correction On Sanyo M1 Video


Yes, this phone is the absolute best phone Sprint has released yet.


When using the Sprint Music player, you CAN use stereo bluetooth headphones. I have the Motorola HS850's, and they work wonderfully, playing my downloaded and purchased music. I noticed that in the video, it was stated you can only do so in the media player.


Well... I will give you this:

You were absolutlely right about everything else in the video review. Whew. What a phone, and so few faults!
Let's not get crazy now.

It only has bluetooth 1.1, it has a small 2" QVGA, a clumbsy keypad, no transflash slot, and the front media controls lag a lot of the time. There is no "best phone".

Jan 5, 2007, 2:27 PM

Correction on Two Media Players

Although the phone does have two media players, users can still use the Music Store Player to play the files that they loaded onto the phone via Mass Storage. The user must put the songs into the Music folder rather than the Media Folder. Some people don't want to purchase music from the music store so they don't even bother using the music player instead they use the media player. If you are someone who plans on purchasing music over the sprint music store (whether regularly or periodically) it would be best to store all your music in the music folder and access it through the music store player so that you have access to all of your music on one application. Also, like someone else mentioned, you can use BT Stereo while using the music sto...

Jan 4, 2007, 8:10 PM

What an awesome phone

Cool video Eric thanks that was fun to watch, that phone looks like it would be fun to own.
It is a great phone, good review btw.
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