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Sanyo Zio

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 reviews of Sanyo Zio. The average rating for this product is 1.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and design. The size and portability also get good comments. Many are negative about the battery and sound.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sanyo Zio is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of Sanyo Zio from The average user rating for this product is 1.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Reviewers are impressed by the design. Many are negative about the sound and reliability.


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This summary is based on the products: Sanyo Zio Android Phone (Sprint)Sanyo Zio Android Phone (Sprint)

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (

Sanyo Zio by Kyocera (Cricket Wireless)


The Sanyo Zio by Kyocera is a much more viable smartphone for Cricket Wireless subscribers now that it runs a current version of Android.

Much improved thanks to the Android 2.2 upgrade. Sharp screen resolution. Good camcorder.

Unresponsive touch screen. Somewhat sluggish.

OS Updates, Multimedia, and Conclusions Since the Zio finally runs a current version of Android, you get all sorts of benefits. Some of the highlights are native Microsoft Exchange support; free Google Maps Navigation for voice-enabled, turn-by-turn...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (

Sanyo Zio by Kyocera (Sprint)


The Sanyo Zio is a lightweight, touch screen Android slab with a high-res screen, but a frustrating touch experience.

Sharp screen resolution. Lightweight. Useful Sprint ID interface.

Unresponsive touch screen. Sluggish. Buggy.

Camera and Conclusions The 3.2-megapixel auto-focus camera has no flash. Test photos looked sharp but slightly distorted, as if the camera was cranking the sharpness adjustment without having quite enough actual resolution. The auto-focus also added...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (

Sanyo Zio (Sprint) Review


The proliferation of Android phones is both a blessing and curse to consumers. We expect the more expensive ones with 1-GHz processors to perform like Ferraris, and we accept that lower priced ones will run like Honda Civics--stable and reliable, but...

Very lightweight, High resolution screen for the price, Sprint ID packs let you personalize phone

Sluggish performance, Slow data speeds, Glossy display kicks back glare, No multitouch support

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Kent German (

Sanyo Zio SCP-8600 (Sprint) review: Sanyo Zio SCP-8600 (Sprint)


The Sanyo Zio has a decent feature set and agreeable quality. We welcome Android OS 2.1.

The Zio's data speeds are rather slow and speakerphone calls were shrill. The Sprint ID experience is rather forced.

Sprint's Sanyo Zio will pale in comparison with Sprint's other Android handsets, but it offers functional features and serviceable performance at an affordable price.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Shanna James (

Sanyo Zio Review


The Sanyo Zio is a smartphone from Kyocera. It has pretty much all that you would expect from a smartphone including a QWERTY keyboard, however that keyboard is onscreen. It is best that you read this complete review if you are considering the purchase...

The Sanyo Zio is a great entry-level device that offers both the basic functions of a mobile phone and high end features seen in more expensive phone models. The Zio features a unique and sturdy design, usable features, relatable user interface and...

May, 2011

Expert review by: Jerry Hildenbrand (

Sanyo Zio review


The Sanyo Zio is a new entry-level Android phone (we're reviewing the Sprint version) and one of the first devices to have the new Sprint ID system for customization. I'm a huge proponent o...

No review is complete without some final impressions. The shell and build quality of the Zio is pretty low-end. This is offset somewhat by the graceful styling and design, which really does look good -- even with cheaper materials. The internal...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Aaron Baker (

Sanyo Zio Review by Aaron


After focusing on their dumbphone business for a few years, Sanyo (Kyocera) is back in the smartphone game with the Sanyo Zio, one of the first Sprint ID enabled devices

99 price point makes Android available to the masses

The Zio is exceptionally laggy in all tasks; battery life is mediocre; plastic body makes it feel cheap

On paper, the Zio is a solid mid-range Android phone, complete with Sprint's new Sprint ID service. Unfortunately, real life testing tells another story. The Zio is laggy and incredibly slow at even the most basic tasks, leading me to believe that all...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Eric M. Zeman (

Video Tour: Sanyo Zio for Sprint


Sanyo has refreshed the Zio for Sprint with Android 2.1 and Sprint's new iD personalization tool. Phone Scoop demonstrates what iD is all about.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Dieter Bohn (

Sanyo Zio Hands On, Updated with Video


You can call the Sanyo Zio low-end, you can call it a remarkably good phone for $99, you can call it retro what with the trackball ...just don't call it Zay-Oh or Zee-Oh. It's pronounced Zai-Oh...

More photos after the break - Update: check out the quick video demo after the break, which features the Lo2yo Latino Sprint ID screen. Update 2: video fixed. Mac Haters: feel free to mock iMovie.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Eric M. Zeman (

Review: Kyocera Zio


Kyocera (Sanyo) bangs out its first Android handset in the Zio. The Zio, which runs Android 1.6, is one of the only smartphones available from Cricket Wireless.

Sep, 2010
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