Sanyo Incognito SCP-6760 Review
Once upona time Sanyo was synonymous with innovation. They offered the firstmobile phone in the US with a color display, brought us the firstcamera phone and at one point won 3 consecutive JD Power awards forcustomer satisfaction. Things have been relatively silent from themanufacturer, however, and they’ve released a string of low-endhandsets since. The Sanyo Incognito SCP-6760looks to break that string, offering a solid mid-range feature set witha slick hidden front keypad. Other features include a 2 megapixelcamera, microSDHC expansion and 3G data. Included with the device is alithium ion battery, microUSB AC adapter and a 1GB microSD card.
Sanyono doubt found some inspiration from LG in the Incognito’s flip-openQWERTY, but they put their own twist as well. We’ve seen hidden frontdisplays on the Katana LX and 3810, but the Incognito takes it a step further by adding a touch-sensitive keypad.
The monochrome OLED displayis only 1.1” and offers basic information such as time and caller ID. The keypad offers haptic feedback so there is no doubt a key ispressed, but we often found ourselves misdialing. The keypad lockswith a sliding switch on the left side of the phone. The keypad is a cool trick, but the novelty wears off quickly.
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Flipping the phone open reveals a 2.6” QVGA display. It has 262K colors and we didn’t have any issues using it in anylighting conditions. The Incognito features a four row QWERTYkeyboard, with a directional pad to the right. Again, the layout isvery similar to LG EnV series. The keys are well spaced and offer goodfeedback, but especially when using the d-pad we had issues withaccuracy.
Along the right side of thephone is the microSD slot, microUSB charging/data port, volume rockerand speakerphone key. The top features a 2.5mmheadset jack; we’re disappointed to not see a 3.5 here. On the left isthe aforementioned keyboard lock key. The 2.0 megapixel camera sitsatop the back, but when the phone is opened it’s very easy to cover itwith your right index finger.
Thebuild quality of the Incognito is quite good. The hinge opens andcloses with that familiar Sanyo snap, and there isn’t the slightest bitof play in the hinge. It is rather slippery in the hands however, andwe found ourselves dropping it on more than one occasion. It coulddefinitely use a coat of soft-touch paint on the back for better feel.