• Screen rendered sharp images
  • Low price


  • Poor voice quality
  • Nonresponsive touchscreen

At A Glance

For people who are interested in checking out Android without taking a big financial risk on a phone, the $100 Zio may be a good choice.

Manufacturer’s Description

The SANYO Zio SCP8600 Android phone for Sprint. Fashion and function meet with this fully-featured smartphone. The sleek candy-bar design fits in your pocket easily to stay totally connected on-the-go. No longer do you have to forego style to stay organized, answer that urgent work email, or update your Facebook status. This sophisticated smartphone offers a full touch screen, making browing the net easier than ever. Make your Zio uniquely yours by downloading ringtones, graphics, games, and apps from the Android Market. Other cool smartphone features included on the Zio are: preloaded Google Apps, Sprint Music Plus, visual voice mail, and WiFi-capability.

The Specs

Part Number SCP8600KIT
Processor type Vendor did not disclose
Processor speed 0.65 MHz
Display size 3.5 inches
Display type Touch Screen
Resolution 480 X 800 pixels
Internal Memory 600.0 MB
Other storage Micro SD
Battery Type Lithium ion
Vendor Rated Talk Time 6.9 hours
Vendor Rated Standby Time 15.0 hours
Ports and Connections
Video Interfaces VGA
Weight 0.23125 pounds
Exposure Controls
Video Capture Format High Definition (720p)
Image Processor
Megapixels 3.2
Storage Media
SD card Micro SD
CDMA 850 1.0
Cell Carrier Sprint
CDMA 1900 1.0
Supported Video Formats
Maximum video capture resolution High Definition (720p) pixels
Video Calling No
Supported Audio Formats
Included Software
Operating System Android
Sync Options Supported
  • Bluetooth
  • USB
  • Wi-Fi
Form Factor
Form Factor Candy bar
Keyboard Software
Operating System
Multitasking Support None
Web Browser WebKit
Adobe Flash Support None
Front-Facing Camera 0.0
GPS 1.0