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  1. #1
    Joe Gill
    Guest
    I am looking to replace a 3 'antiques' SCH-3500's ....They have served us
    well. ( After the initial shakeout/upgrade), but now are physically falling
    apart ('the clam'). Almost 4 years has taken its toll!

    I am seriously look at the 8100 partly for picture/vision, but also, because
    of 'bang for the buck' on the phone you receive.

    Also, I have received some good recommendations on the 8100....

    But I do have some specific questions/areas for comment for USERS:

    1) Anyone know how the 8100 works in the 'fringe' areas? (1-2 bars') .Signal
    strength? Dropping calls? Failure to ring? As compared to other models?
    What model would you suggest for 'fringe areas'?

    2) Plusses / Minuses 5300/8100

    3) I am hearing 'buggy', 'problems', and other negative words in
    descriptions about A600

    4) Last but not least what about the VGA1000? It's new, It's a relative
    newcomer to PCS, and an newcomer to VISION...








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  2. #2
    Bob Smith
    Guest

    Re: Sanyo 8100 vs Sanyo 5300 vs ????

    Hey Joe ... I can only talk about your below question on the 5300. In
    reference to the 5300 and it's camera, it's got a number of features
    that the 8100 doesn't have, like doing 3 levels of resolution, high,
    med & low, and the capability of zooming 4x on med & low setting & 16
    x. on low settings. It also has a flash, but that flash is only good
    for 4 ft. or closer. The 8100 doesn't have these features, but you can
    add a voice message to the pictures, which the 5300 can't do.

    As to fringe areas, I've found all models of the Sanyo line to do well
    with calls.

    Bob


    "Joe Gill" <[email protected]@prodigy.net> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I am looking to replace a 3 'antiques' SCH-3500's ....They have

    served us
    > well. ( After the initial shakeout/upgrade), but now are physically

    falling
    > apart ('the clam'). Almost 4 years has taken its toll!
    >
    > I am seriously look at the 8100 partly for picture/vision, but also,

    because
    > of 'bang for the buck' on the phone you receive.
    >
    > Also, I have received some good recommendations on the 8100....
    >
    > But I do have some specific questions/areas for comment for USERS:
    >
    > 1) Anyone know how the 8100 works in the 'fringe' areas? (1-2 bars')

    ..Signal
    > strength? Dropping calls? Failure to ring? As compared to other

    models?
    > What model would you suggest for 'fringe areas'?
    >
    > 2) Plusses / Minuses 5300/8100
    >
    > 3) I am hearing 'buggy', 'problems', and other negative words in
    > descriptions about A600
    >
    > 4) Last but not least what about the VGA1000? It's new, It's a

    relative
    > newcomer to PCS, and an newcomer to VISION...
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >






  3. #3
    p lane
    Guest

    Re: Sanyo 8100 vs Sanyo 5300 vs ????

    There was a post on I believe aug 13, do a search for this


    Quick Rundown of phones... was by sprintpcs tech


    which went over the various phones, but the info was for august.

    I have a question about just how much the camera phones are used--I have
    a 5300 which feels like it is three inches thick (er) than it needs to
    be,probably for the camera stuff--and it is suppose to make the best
    picture's--I would be embarrassed to show anyone these pics, compared to
    a even a low end digital camera--I've gone back to the 4900 because it
    has the speaker phone and battery life etc seems better, and it may be a
    little better in the fringes--

    There should be some new phones released fairly soon, with the PTT
    thing.

    But I am waiting for the new 5400 which is a clam style hop fully
    thinner--from what I have read the old sanyo 5150 seems to be a highly
    rated and liked phone, but it has no vision provision.

    How did you get a 3500 to last this long--I went through 3 of them, the
    speaker wires kept breaking---you will love any of the new phones with
    the new 1g ( or whatever g stuff) they now have.

    The first of these I got was a sanyo 4700 which I bought used off
    ebay--because I wanted the speaker phone--the phone was scratched,
    slightly dented, etc. The only thing this phone did well was work
    better and in more fringe places than any other sprint phone I had ever
    owned(Had a bunch of samsung's) I carry last years samsungs n200 and the
    6100 in my luggage for emergency use--forgot my 4900 last summer, so put
    the n200 into service--great little phone, great one touch dials, etc,
    just didn't seem to work as well where the sanyo had worked the previous
    week.

    I would still be using the 4700 except it won't do vision, thus the
    4900--wish it were a flip with a speaker.

    Another thing that bugs me with sanyo's is that they only have 8 one
    touch buttons, compared with 500 with the samsung's---but I guess I can
    use the voice command, or dial it.

    Only my personal experience, your mileage may vary

    "Joe Gill" <[email protected]@prodigy.net> wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    > I am looking to replace a 3 'antiques' SCH-3500's ....They have served us
    > well. ( After the initial shakeout/upgrade), but now are physically falling
    > apart ('the clam'). Almost 4 years has taken its toll!
    >
    > I am seriously look at the 8100 partly for picture/vision, but also, because
    > of 'bang for the buck' on the phone you receive.
    >
    > Also, I have received some good recommendations on the 8100....
    >
    > But I do have some specific questions/areas for comment for USERS:
    >
    > 1) Anyone know how the 8100 works in the 'fringe' areas? (1-2 bars') .Signal
    > strength? Dropping calls? Failure to ring? As compared to other models?
    > What model would you suggest for 'fringe areas'?
    >
    > 2) Plusses / Minuses 5300/8100
    >
    > 3) I am hearing 'buggy', 'problems', and other negative words in
    > descriptions about A600
    >
    > 4) Last but not least what about the VGA1000? It's new, It's a relative
    > newcomer to PCS, and an newcomer to VISION...
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >


    [posted via phonescoop.com]



  4. #4
    ZJ Driver
    Guest

    Re: Sanyo 8100 vs Sanyo 5300 vs ????

    If you're willing to extend your contract the 5300 is available for $79
    through R/S. Just ask them to call Sprint and get a validation code. At my
    local R/S they knew about this and offered it up when I was looking at the
    phones...

    "Joe Gill" <[email protected]@prodigy.net> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I am looking to replace a 3 'antiques' SCH-3500's ....They have served us
    > well. ( After the initial shakeout/upgrade), but now are physically

    falling
    > apart ('the clam'). Almost 4 years has taken its toll!
    >
    > I am seriously look at the 8100 partly for picture/vision, but also,

    because
    > of 'bang for the buck' on the phone you receive.
    >
    > Also, I have received some good recommendations on the 8100....
    >
    > But I do have some specific questions/areas for comment for USERS:
    >
    > 1) Anyone know how the 8100 works in the 'fringe' areas? (1-2 bars')

    ..Signal
    > strength? Dropping calls? Failure to ring? As compared to other models?
    > What model would you suggest for 'fringe areas'?
    >
    > 2) Plusses / Minuses 5300/8100
    >
    > 3) I am hearing 'buggy', 'problems', and other negative words in
    > descriptions about A600
    >
    > 4) Last but not least what about the VGA1000? It's new, It's a relative
    > newcomer to PCS, and an newcomer to VISION...
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >






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