Sanyo Mirro Review
By Blake Sanders on December 9th, 2011Some people have a passion for clamshell phones. Certainly even in our world of smart phones it seems that the clamshell design has survived and dare we say it thrived in some ways. The Sanyo Mirro is a reliable and solid looking mobile that will please those who like a flip phone design. As is customary in this area of the market the Sanyo Mirro is better able to handle phone calls and texts rather than providing anything notable in the multimedia category. However it does have plenty of plus points.
For starters the screen might come as a surprise, since it measures an impressive 2.4 inches and is remarkably clear and sharp. The screen is an LCD screen packing in a 240 by 320 pixels resolution. It can also display over 65,000 colours so you should find it more than suitable for your needs.
The on board camera is also better than the ones that can be found on some other similar clamshell design mobiles. This one has 1.3 megapixels and also has a range of other features, including scene modes. You can also use the self timer, adjust the brightness of your photos and use the multi-shot feature. As such you get a lot more in this part of the phone than you might have expected. It also has PictBridge built in, another feature that might be useful to some.
As far as emailing is concerned, it isn’t the easiest to use function on the phone. You can however use Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo among others, so you should find it easy to get started in this respect. You can also benefit from threaded text messaging and instant messaging if you need it, and this is where the keypad layout will be particularly beneficial. The keys are responsive and easy to use, making texting and typing a breeze.
The specs also state the Sanyo Mirro has 12MB of internal storage – but that’s megabytes, not gigabytes. As such it doesn’t give you much to play with, and some users might find this to be a problem.
The phone measures 97mm high by 51mm wide and comes in at 18.1mm thick. It’s a nice size to fit in your hand when closed and easy to use when flipped open. If you want a phone that makes it easy to call and text people, with good quality calls on offer, this should feature on the list of possibilities. The speakerphone could have been much better, but this could be a small price to pay.