Sanyo shows us that a budget smartphone doesn't have to be clunky or ugly. On the contrary, the Zio is very attractive and weighs only 3.7 ounces. Sanyo, owned by Kyocera, first released the Zio on Cricket Wireless, and the Sprint version sports some improvements, including Android OS 2.1. The Sanyo Zio has an 800 x 480 touch screen, a 600MHz processor and a 3.2 megapixel camera. Not bad specs for an entry level phone. It has WiFi 802.11b/g, Bluetooth, a GPS that works with TeleNav and Google Maps, and a microSD card slot with a 2 gig card pre-loaded. It's in the trio of new Sprint Android phones to feature Sprint ID, a service that downloads free packs of software to speed up customizing your device.
Read our Sanyo Zio review.