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Hey guys,

What do you think of the Sanyo Katana DLX?

My girlfriend right now uses some phone she got for free when she signed up for Sprint and it's a peice of crap, to say the least. She has a crack in the external display, battery life is awful and hardly gets service anywhere anymore. It's just gone bad.. dang cheapo brands..

Anyway, she is very preppy would be ecstatic if she got a pink phone. The Sany Katana DLX comes in "Satin Pink" which I am sure she'd die for. Is this a good phone though? She doesn't use it for anything but texting me, calls and the occassional picture and stuff so she doesn't need any crazy features but this phone seemed to have a good deal of stuff to offer.

That being said, she doesn't want a Razr and I noticed this phone was thin, but not Razr thin. It looks to be as thick as my Samsung A707 which she thinks is a nice looking phone.

If you don't think the Katana is good, which other phones would you recomend that come in pink? This is for her birthday, so I'm trying to have a nice surprise for her.
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The Sanyo Dlx is what the original Katana should have been. It's model# is the 8500 so to think it's better than the 8400 was is quite a task to accomplish. It's finally got 1.3MP camera with camcorder, EVDO (fast internet), stereo bluetooth, microSD card, the works. It's pretty much Sanyo's best phone atm.

I'll try to take one apart later and see which speaker it uses. Sanyo's are known for excellent audio and the first Katana was a failure at that. Let's hope this one made improvements in that category.

It's not noticeably thicker than a RAZR. She won't know the difference. But she will know the difference on how good the quality of the Dlx is. The RAZR is an inferior product.

Oh, and aside from pink they also come in a champagne color which looks like pink. Might wanna compare them both and see which she likes more.

Let me know if you have any more questions. I'm on my way to work and will have many Katanas at my disposal.
    
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The Sanyo Dlx is what the original Katana should have been. It's model# is the 8500 so to think it's better than the 8400 was is quite a task to accomplish. It's finally got 1.3MP camera with camcorder, EVDO (fast internet), stereo bluetooth, microSD card, the works. It's pretty much Sanyo's best phone atm.

I'll try to take one apart later and see which speaker it uses. Sanyo's are known for excellent audio and the first Katana was a failure at that. Let's hope this one made improvements in that category.

It's not noticeably thicker than a RAZR. She won't know the difference. But she will know the difference on how good the quality of the Dlx is. The RAZR is an inferior product.

Oh, and aside from pink they also come in a champagne color which looks like pink. Might wanna compare them both and see which she likes more.

Let me know if you have any more questions. I'm on my way to work and will have many Katanas at my disposal.
haha... That just sounds cool.. "Will have many Katanas at my disposal"

Well, cool man. Thanks a lot for the info. I just want to make sure she'd be happy with the phone. It looks like a nice gadget, especially for her. I mean, me being the electronic enthusiast I am, I want top of the line stuff and I know this phone isn't top of the line but for a girl who just wants some function with a sexy look, I think this would be perfect for her. Do you have any complaints about it?
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Do you have any complaints about it?
I have yet to see one and that's saying a lot in a location that does high volume service & repair. I'll pull one aside today and play around with it and see if there's any I don't like. I'll keep you posted.
    
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I have yet to see one and that's saying a lot in a location that does high volume service & repair. I'll pull one aside today and play around with it and see if there's any I don't like. I'll keep you posted.
Thank you sir. It's much appreciated.
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After testing out the DLX I must admit it's impressive. The speaker lives up to past Sanyos, it's nice & loud. Navigating through the phone is easy. The keypad is not retarded like the RAZR's. I give it 2 thumbs up.

Pic #1 is of 4 thin phones; Samsung M610, Motorola RAZR, Katana 6600, Katana DLX.

Pic #2 is of the same phones from the side so you can see how thin they are.

FYI, both the RAZR & Katana DLX are .6" thick.

    
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After testing out the DLX I must admit it's impressive. The speaker lives up to past Sanyos, it's nice & loud. Navigating through the phone is easy. The keypad is not retarded like the RAZR's. I give it 2 thumbs up.

Pic #1 is of 4 thin phones; Samsung M610, Motorola RAZR, Katana 6600, Katana DLX.

Pic #2 is of the same phones from the side so you can see how thin they are.

FYI, both the RAZR & Katana DLX are .6" thick.
Awesome. I think I will get her that then. Katana DLX in a pinkish color! Thanks a lot for your feedback Trans! She's gonna be pleased.
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Man, my brother's girlfriend has a normal pink Katana (not the DLX) and my girlfriend saw it and told her that she was jealous and she was basically freaking out about it, haha.. so, I guess I know my present will be a hit
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