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posted on 24 Jun 2009, 09:12


Still Doing Quite Well

I got this phone back in 2005 as a primary phone for myself.  I retired it for a few years and resurrected it in 2008 when my teenager LOST his newer SPRINT phone.  This phone still has excellent voice quality and you can text.  He's not a big phone user, so it's great.  I'm impressed that it still works well.  Thanks SANYO for making a solid product.

Design 8/10
Features 7/10
Performance 7/10


  • It's 2009, still functions like new after four years
  • Voice Dialing
  • Sound quality on calls


  • It's 2009, can't compare features with those of today's phone

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posted on 02 Sep 2008, 00:42


This was top notch.

I got this phone about two years ago and back then this phone was amazing. The camera has really good quality signal strength and reception. The complaint about the speakerphone function is that some callers complained they couldn't hear me. I loved the red phone look also. This has removable piece to the outside so you can swap it out. All in all this is great blast from the fairly recent past(however in tech years this is old).

Design 8/10
Features 6/10
Performance 6/10


  • Great calls
  • Cool color options
  • Good flash/camera light


  • Poor speakerphone
  • Can only record 30 second clips at the most
  • No memory slot

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posted on 03 Dec 2007, 23:57


Finally Sanyo is serious again..

I got this to replace an aged 8200 model. This model was indeed a much better upgrade to the 8200 for sure improving on many of it’s features and adding easy to exchange color covers. It was a welcome improvement, and for sure a good seller for Sanyo since did are needing all the help they can get.

DESIGN – It had plenty of thickness, making the phone a bit old school while other branded phones are been build thinner and slicker. It did not seem to have some of the probles the previous models had with the hinges. It also improve on the quality and overall better design phone.

FEATURES – Good camera, but still a mega pixel yet. Other than normal feautures, nothing new was offer with this model.

SOUND QUALITY – Like on most Sanyos up to this point, the sound quality was one of the best even in areas where the reception was low. No complaints at all either from me as I got to use it for a few weeks, or my mother who used it for over a year.

RECEPTION – This part was carrier dependent in this case SPRINT, and while we had it, the phone seemed to performed very well in that department. Unlike other brands in that time, this phone would not drop a call as long as it had a remote little bit of signal coming to it.

VALUE FOR MONEY – The price was right, or at least what I got to pay for it was worth it for sure.

Design 9/10
Features 10/10
Performance 0/10

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posted on 08 Feb 2007, 14:59


Just walk away...

Sure...this phone is amazingly beautiful to look at but you can't judge a book by it's cover and looks is about all it has going for it. The camera quality is sub par at best.

Design 8/10
Features 3/10
Sound Quality 2/10
Signal Strength 3/10
Value for money 2/10

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posted on 27 Jul 2005, 00:35


mm-8300 wish there was more bang for my buck

I had been saving up for this phone for about a month. once i got it i like the design and its cool blue cool, becuase i am a michigan fan. well anyway i got it and i loved seeing the mm or multimedia and the games and the internet. But for all the money i paid, 201 to be accurant, i had to pay for each channel of multimedia. this was around 5 bucks a month a channel. also the preset games are freakin 2 minute demo and then u have to pay for thoughs. thats around 3 bucks. the internet is not to bad {7.50 a month for all out internet browsing}
The bottom line is i would have liked more prepaid features for my buck. if money is no object then this is the phone for u. other features are vga camera and camcorder for 20 secs. nice color internal and extrnal screens, speakerphone, photo id, 300 contact list, u can take about 80 pics with camera. over all, good phone for the person who likes music, cartoons, news, and taking pictures of your friends.

Design 8/10
Features 9/10
Sound Quality 6/10
Signal Strength 6/10
Value for money 6/10

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posted on 25 Jul 2005, 00:07


Great buy!

I recently purchased this phone to replace my Sanyo PM-8200. Not because it wasn't working, but because of the amazing features that this phone offered. It has the video camera, Sprint TV, the music player, and so many more easy-to-use features that the 8200 lacks. It was a great buy, everything works great! I love the interchangeable faceplates, you can really add your own flare to the phone. Overall, a great value for the money, I got it for $134.99 after signing up for a new Sprint plan and purchasing it online through http://www.sprintpcs.com. Really worth getting!

Design 9/10
Features 9/10
Sound Quality 8/10
Signal Strength 9/10
Value for money 10/10

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