"OK basic phone, frustrating legibility and texting"2.5 starson by hidektol
Pros: Appears more durable and longer battery life than Sanyo Katana LX. Bright display and large buttons.
Cons: The very good display is marred by very small alert symbols and text. Why, why why did they bury "symbols" (punctuation. emoticons) in the menu system? Options>Text Mode>Symbols. Takes so much longer to add a comma or period to a text message.
Summary: I liked my previous Sanyo Katana LX and expected a similar experience with the SCP3810. I do like the detailed main display and the higher resolution still camera. I'm 40 and find it hard to see the signal bar strength, missed message alert and the time. As mentioned above, texting takes more menu options than Sprint's previous Sanyo basic phone. The SAR rating is relatively low (same as Katana LX) so I will accept these puzzling shortcomings.