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Sanyo SCP 4500 review

7.1/10 AVG.
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7.1/10
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The Sanyo SCP 4500 currently has an Informr score of 7.1 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 11 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
Unknown
Camera
No



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Sanyo released the SCP 4500 on October 6, 2000.


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Sanyo backs up the SCP 4500 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
Unknown

The Sanyo SCP 4500's screen size is Unknown with x pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown

There is a processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
No

This model has no built-in camera. Sorry, no selfies.

Storage
No

Internal memory is No. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
Unknown

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Sanyo's performance ratings are 7 days standby time.

SCP 4500 Specs

Overview
Release date October 6, 2000
Regions available No
Networks
CDMA:
1900 MHz
AMPS
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System
Processor
Internal Storage No
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.4 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity No
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 7 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Colors Titanium
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.3 x 4.24 x 2.8 cm (6 x 1.7 x 1.1 in)
Weight 141 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Retractable
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Monochrome
Technology LCD
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display No
Graphics -
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity 300
Multiple Numbers Per Contact No
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB -
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Unknown
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs
WiFi No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info
PC Synchronization No
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Dual lens
No
Zoom
No
Flash
-
Additional Rear Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback No
Audio Formats No
Radio -
Video Playback No
Video Playback Formats No
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones No
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Yes
Apps
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Features voice memo recorder and electronic calendar
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Sanyo SCP 4500

design: very sturdy. dropped it many times and still lasted approximately 6 years. even the extendable antenna was sturdy (but eventually snapped off when it was dropped while extended) performance: reception was excellent. after the antenna snapped off, calls were still good in digital areas, but an...More
design: very sturdy. dropped it many times and still lasted approximately 6 years. even the extendable antenna was sturdy (but eventually snapped off when it was dropped while extended) performance: reception was excellent. after the antenna snapped off, calls were still good in digital areas, but analog really suffered. features: features for it's day was pretty good. speaker phone, voice recognition function. Less

SCP-4500

I've had this phone since it was new about 6 years ago. I love it! It's been dropped lots of times and still works like a charm. My only complaint would be about the cheap case that fell apart about 3 years ago. I'm almost afraid to buy a new phone because this one works where many newer ones won't an...More
I've had this phone since it was new about 6 years ago. I love it! It's been dropped lots of times and still works like a charm. My only complaint would be about the cheap case that fell apart about 3 years ago. I'm almost afraid to buy a new phone because this one works where many newer ones won't and the battery life is very good. I would like a new shiny flip phone but I want one that is clear and easy to use, not filled with useless "features" like web browsing, movies and mp3's. I'll keep my 4500 until it's dead! Less

Never Had a Problem

I have had my phone for well over 6 years. I've never had any issues with it and it has always had extremely clear reception. I was in the US recently and was able to make phone calls when others who had brand new phones could not while on vacation. The speaker phone has proved to be a valuable asset....More
I have had my phone for well over 6 years. I've never had any issues with it and it has always had extremely clear reception. I was in the US recently and was able to make phone calls when others who had brand new phones could not while on vacation. The speaker phone has proved to be a valuable asset. This phone seems to have 9 lives. I have dropped it about 1000 times and it is still going strong. Although big and sometimes mistaken for my portable home phone, it has always proved to be a reliable phone and was well worth the investment. Less

Sanyo SCP-4500

I like this phone a lot. The voice-activated dialing really works, the speaker phone really works, and the battery life is excellent. I had one for a few years, it got stolen from my car, so I bought another on ebay, and have now had that one for a few years. In a nutshell, this phone does all that I...More
I like this phone a lot. The voice-activated dialing really works, the speaker phone really works, and the battery life is excellent. I had one for a few years, it got stolen from my car, so I bought another on ebay, and have now had that one for a few years. In a nutshell, this phone does all that I need. The phonebook is simple to use, and each entry can have multiple phone numbers as well as email addresses. The phone remembers incoming and outgoing phone numbers, and it''s easy to add them to the phone book. This is a relatively simple phone, but what it can do, it does very nicely. My only complaint is that in it''s leather case on a belt, it''s somewhat clunky. Less

Most practical PCS phone we've seen

On the short end, when I had had just about enough of my Mikenet i1000plus losing calls when the flip flipped back (common), the search was on to find a PCS replacement for my original Clearnet PCS phone. A bit late in the hunt, I discovered (from a Telus rep) that there once existed a product by Sanyo...More
On the short end, when I had had just about enough of my Mikenet i1000plus losing calls when the flip flipped back (common), the search was on to find a PCS replacement for my original Clearnet PCS phone. A bit late in the hunt, I discovered (from a Telus rep) that there once existed a product by Sanyo that was NOT a flip, had an excellent speakerphone, voice activated calling, and dual mode. The Sanyo SP-4500. Compared with the i1000plus, the speakerphone option rivals well (though Mikenet designed the speakerphone well for Mike's purposes). I liked this phone so much, I located a Radio Shack in Newmarket that had -2- left, and bought them BOTH for $200 total! This was back in June of 2001 so it's coming on 4 years, and still going strong! One other reviewer said they would buy one if they could find one. I'd get a 3rd as well. Another reviewer mentioned calls going to voice mail without being received. They also mentioned using digital and not dual mode in larger metropolitan areas that solved this problem for them, which makes sense. Still one other reviwer has mentioned the very robust original battery, which I will vouch for. One thing that's been frustrating (til this past December when I dound a workable solution) was that the phone's rounded backing has made it awkward to use 3rd-party "holster" or click & spin" adhesives giving the phone easy detachability from one's beltclip. Visited a Radio Shack in the US this past December, and bought a product that uses the handbelt loop pass-through for its own loop that has a pin which slides into a holster and detaches with a button depressing motion and is quite secure. Works for me . These cells have been worth every penny spent and more! Less

I'd buy another one if i could!

This is the best of several cellphones I've owned. I also had some of the same reception problems, like calls going to voicemail without the phone ringing, or people at the other end hearing me, and me not hearing them. I know of several other people with the same problems, and as best as I can tell...More
This is the best of several cellphones I've owned. I also had some of the same reception problems, like calls going to voicemail without the phone ringing, or people at the other end hearing me, and me not hearing them. I know of several other people with the same problems, and as best as I can tell the problem came with Telus buying out Clearnet, since this is when I, and the others, started getting these problems. I was about to cancel my Telus account because of their inability to help, till one manager suggested leaving it in digital mode in urban areas, and only using dual mode in rural areas. Voila!! That solved the problem. Now if only I could find a replacement antenna, which I broke, I'd be a happy camper. Less

Durable and reliable

I had this phone since it first came out in 2000 and it was my 2nd phone after Nokia. At the time, I was Clearnet customer. Some of the features I really enjoy are intuitive text entry, speaker and ability to enter multiple entries under the same contact person. I use the speaker, voice speed dial a...More
I had this phone since it first came out in 2000 and it was my 2nd phone after Nokia. At the time, I was Clearnet customer. Some of the features I really enjoy are intuitive text entry, speaker and ability to enter multiple entries under the same contact person. I use the speaker, voice speed dial and headset a lot. They work very reliably... until Clearnet went under and Telus took over them. Then, signals started to go weak. By that I mean, many places where I used to be able to receive signals were no longer accessible with the same phone. After complaining the problem to Telus for over 6 months including go down to Telus center 3-5 times to reboot the cell, it was still bad. Signal was weak on my end and the other party. Sometimes I would hear clearly but the other person would complain that my voice was breaking up. This nuisance often resolved as soon as I go outside of a building which was not always possible. The worst problem is when I would have it turned on and yet any call coming through would enter to my voicemail without a ring. Or, the ring would not occur until the next day!?! It was bizzare. So I attributed most of the problems as Telus bad network. However, Telus staff told me that either I have to wait for them to resolve the digital signal problem which was without guarantee or I could send to service repair for extra $100 buck witout guarantee. This really tick me off but then say since I was Clearnet old customer and it did not matter that I had history of complaint since 3 months after I bought it from Clearnet, it was too late according to Telus. Just when I was about to give up on this cell phone, a miracle happened which eventually change the fate of this cell phone and my relationship with Telus. In 2002, I visited Toronto for 2 weeks. While staying there, my signal reception was unbelievably clear. In fact, the voice reception was crystal clear both on speaker and non-speaker setting. I never missed a call. It was great. Since I returned home from Toronto, the cell phone continue to perform as good. It doesn't have the old trouble of missing a call when it shouldn't and then ringing the phone a day late. It does but very very rarely and I assume that must be a computer glitch. To this day, I still use this old cell phone. Hard to part considering it's hard to find a cell with speaker feature which is really the main thing I need. Did I mention the standard battery last forever? Well, maybe it's because I am a cell phone low user but c'mon I have had this cell phone since 2000 and I am still using the same old standard battery. It only takes less than 30min to fully recharge the phone and its standby time is like 7 weeks without talk usage. I highly recommend this phone if you are not too hot about web surfer and photo and just want a simple and durable cell. Less

Good phone... until it stopped working

I realy liked this phone until it stopped working... Basically the phone would 'act' like it worked, but no calls got through and if you tried to make a call, it would never reach the network. Sanyo did not stand behind their product and I have blacklisted them - I will not buy a phone from them in th...More
I realy liked this phone until it stopped working... Basically the phone would 'act' like it worked, but no calls got through and if you tried to make a call, it would never reach the network. Sanyo did not stand behind their product and I have blacklisted them - I will not buy a phone from them in the forseeable future. I replaced this with a Motorola 120, which I don't like as much from a menu and sound quality perspective... but at least my Motorola 120 has worked for longer than 2 years. Less

Crap-o-la

It was my first cellphone which I got about 3 years ago. At first it worked fine but soon started to drop calls more often than not. Very frustrating not only to me but also to incoming callers. Now it doesn't even ring. What the hell kinda crap is that? It just starts beeping like 10-20 minutes after...More
It was my first cellphone which I got about 3 years ago. At first it worked fine but soon started to drop calls more often than not. Very frustrating not only to me but also to incoming callers. Now it doesn't even ring. What the hell kinda crap is that? It just starts beeping like 10-20 minutes after someone calls. What the hell kinda crap is that? I called Telus and they said they can't do anything about it. They can't even replace it. The Telus guy was like errr .. I dunno .. I guess your only option is to buy a whole new phone. What hell kinda crap is that? I tell you stay away from Telus. Their after-service is the worse hands down. The only good thing about the phone is how much it weighs. I don't even have to go to the gym anymore as it doubles as a dumbell b/c its so friggin heavy. You can also use it as a doorjam or a paperweight as its bulky and brick shaped. Say it with me people .. What the hell kinda crap is that? Less

Fair workhorse phone

I've had this phone for several years and it does a good job of receiving and sending calls. The speakerphone is a great tool for the car if you don't have a car kit. I didn't use most of the features like games or calendaring because the interface was pretty klunky. Entering phone numbers and names...More
I've had this phone for several years and it does a good job of receiving and sending calls. The speakerphone is a great tool for the car if you don't have a car kit. I didn't use most of the features like games or calendaring because the interface was pretty klunky. Entering phone numbers and names was also pretty tedious, some kind of synchronization software would have made a huge difference here. Biggest plus was the fact that the battery is identical to my wife's SCP4000, making it easy to always have a 'spare' battery. Less
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