The internal screen is large enough (2.1 inches diagonally) to make Web browsing and text messaging easy on the eyes. The 1-inch external LCD is too small to display caller ID without scrolling the text, but like the internal screen, it supports 65,000 colors. A nice touch is the ability to change the background color that both screens display during incoming calls--your options are red, yellow, black, pea green, and celadon green. We also like that the prominent speakerphone is situated on the front of the mobile above the screen, rather than on the handset's rear.
The keypad is large, and the buttons--which include two soft keys--are well spaced, although the four-way navigation pad in the middle of the unit is a bit small. Our biggest complaint, however, is that the keys are set flush against the unit, which makes it difficult to dial by touch.
On the plus side, there's a dedicated speakerphone button located directly above the dial pad, making it easy to switch between the speakerphone and standard modes. A dedicated button provides one-click access to the wireless Web. On the handset's left spine, you'll find the Ready Link button and a volume-control key. The right spine features the Side Call key, which lets you place or receive calls without opening the cover.The Sanyo RL7300's list of features isn't extensive by current standards, but its offerings are well integrated. The phone book holds 300 entries, each of which can store up to seven numbers and includes entries for e-mail and Web addresses. Contacts can be paired with any of seven polyphonic (32-chord) ring tones. Though there's also picture-caller ID, the handset does not have a camera, so you must download your pictures. You save Ready Link numbers in a personal list, which can hold up to 200 contacts. (Businesses that establish a PCS Ready Link server can create company lists; only the server administrator can maintain company lists.)