Sanyo Incognito SCP-6760 Review

Sanyo Incognito SCP-6760 Review
Sanyo Incognito SCP-6760 Release Date: November 30, 2009

Introduction:


Once upon a time Sanyo was synonymous with innovation.  They offered the first mobile phone in the US with a color display, brought us the first camera phone and at one point won 3 consecutive JD Power awards for customer satisfaction.  Things have been relatively silent from the manufacturer, however, and they’ve released a string of low-end handsets since.  The Sanyo Incognito SCP-6760 looks to break that string, offering a solid mid-range feature set with a slick hidden front keypad.  Other features include a 2 megapixel camera, microSDHC expansion and 3G data.  Included with the device is a lithium ion battery, microUSB AC adapter and a 1GB microSD card.


Design:

Sanyo no doubt found some inspiration from LG in the Incognito’s flip-open QWERTY, but they put their own twist as well.  We’ve seen hidden front displays on the Katana LX and 3810, but the Incognito takes it a step further by adding a touch-sensitive keypad.

The monochrome OLED display is 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 is pressed, but we often found ourselves misdialing.  The keypad locks with a sliding switch on the left side of the phone.  The keypad is a cool trick, but the novelty wears off quickly.


Sanyo Incognito SCP-6760 sports a touch-sensitive keypad - Sanyo Incognito SCP-6760 Review
Sanyo Incognito SCP-6760 sports a touch-sensitive keypad - Sanyo Incognito SCP-6760 Review
The lock switch on the left hand side - Sanyo Incognito SCP-6760 sports a touch-sensitive keypad - Sanyo Incognito SCP-6760 Review

The lock switch on the left hand side


Sanyo Incognito SCP-6760 Review

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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 any lighting conditions.  The Incognito features a four row QWERTY keyboard, with a directional pad to the right.  Again, the layout is very similar to LG EnV series.  The keys are well spaced and offer good feedback, but especially when using the d-pad we had issues with accuracy.

Sanyo Incognito SCP-6760 Review
Sanyo Incognito SCP-6760 Review

Along the right side of the phone is the microSD slot, microUSB charging/data port, volume rocker and speakerphone key.  The top features a 2.5mm headset jack; we’re disappointed to not see a 3.5 here.  On the left is the aforementioned keyboard lock key.  The 2.0 megapixel camera sits atop the back, but when the phone is opened it’s very easy to cover it with your right index finger.

Right side - The elements on the body of the Sanyo Incognito SCP-6760 - Sanyo Incognito SCP-6760 Review

Right side

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Top

Back - The elements on the body of the Sanyo Incognito SCP-6760 - Sanyo Incognito SCP-6760 Review

Back

The elements on the body of the Sanyo Incognito SCP-6760



The build quality of the Incognito is quite good.  The hinge opens and closes with that familiar Sanyo snap, and there isn’t the slightest bit of play in the hinge.  It is rather slippery in the hands however, and we found ourselves dropping it on more than one occasion.  It could definitely use a coat of soft-touch paint on the back for better feel.


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5 Comments

1. tiolawa

Posts: 115; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Ok i am sorry i have owned the reclaim and its camera is not any better, as for the keys on the keyboard the recaim was vety uncomfortable this has one of the best keyboards i personally have used. As for saying the reclaim has any thing on this phone... that is a laugh!!!!

2. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 2009

yeah other sites like cnet and phonescoop are saying that the keyboard is great but i guess its more of a personal preference type thing... but i do agree that most people will buy it for the form factor (almost got me as well but decided to go palm pre). Its okay in my opinion but not worth having for 2 years. maybe as a back up phone... definitely an env knockoff.

3. dnaL0R

Posts: 4; Member since: Dec 18, 2009

"The latter feature is very cool, but we just don’t see many people who have an Exchange account using a phone like the Reclaim." typo? i'm planning to pick this phone up in a few days, thnx for the review !!

4. PhoneArena Team

Posts: 258; Member since: Jun 27, 2006

Thanks! The mistake is corrected.

5. vilma unregistered

my computer does not recgnize my fone because i dont have the software or drivers to do this where can i get them from and also can i use any usb cable for the fone to computer connection to sync please replt at postalbitch2000yahoo.com thanks for ur help
Incognito SCP-6760
  • Display 2.6" 320 x 240 pixels
  • Camera 2 MP
  • Battery 840 mAh(5.10h talk time)

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