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Best Sprint phones out right now

Discussion in 'Sprint Forum' started by larry, Jul 21, 2004.

  1. larry

    larry Sprint loyalist and former mod
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    Here's my opinion on the top 5 Sprint internet ready phones (best bang for the buck) that's available right now:

    Samsung A680 (browser is prone to errors but only a minor problem)
    Toshiba 4050 (earpiece volume is clear but not loud enough for some)
    Sanyo VM4500 (a little outdated now but great for it's time)
    Sanyo 8200 (suffers from typically loud & muffled earpiece of Sanyo)
    Sanyo 4920 (Lacks a camera but a little better sounding than most Sanyos)

    The PM8920 is also up there.

    The best non-internet (voice only phone) is the Motorola V60V.

    The reason I rated the top 2 in that order is mainly because of earpiece sound quality which seems to better on non-Sanyos.
     
  2. AnthroMatt

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    Good list. I agree for the most part, though I think I would replace the Sanyo 8200 with the Sanyo 7300.

    The 8920 is very ugly IMO. Doesn't make it a bad phone of course...nothing a leather case couldn't fix anyway. :)
     
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    Can't really argue with that list, nice job Larry. :D
     
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    That is a good list Larry like AnthroMatt and budney said.

    I have been really impressed with my Samsung phone (especially this summer on our family vacation). :D;)
     
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    I agree with you for the most part, but I would make the Toshiba #1 sanyo 5500 #2 and the samsung a680 #3. Thats not to say the Samsung is a bad phone. I love my e105, but I like the Toshiba even more lol.
     
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    What's the best sprint phone for the $$$?
     
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    What kind of $$ you talking about? If money is no object I would probably say the best overall phone is the Samsung A680.

    If you need a speakerphone, Sanyo 4920.

    If you need a camera, again the A680.

    Speakerphone + camera I would say the Sanyo 5500.

    Basic...LG 5225 or Samsung VI660
     
  8. CaptainLoose

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    Its hard to disagree with all these "senior" posters. For my two cents, the Samsung phones seem to be winning out for reception and voice clarity. I'd go w/ the a680. If you need a speaker and a camera, I'd say you're out of luck! I'm not very happy with my Sanyo 5500. Its a nice looking phone, easy to use, etc. but most of my conversations include "what did you say", "I can't hear you", etc. The voice quality on both ends is so poor I avoid using it. I don't have these problems w/ my Samsung i500 but its mostly a palm/work tool, not as easy to use and has poor browser. If you don't want PCS, I'd get the Motorola phone.
     
  9. Tony E!

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    i have the exact same problem....... :rolleyes:
     
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    larry Sprint loyalist and former mod
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    I take back my earlier praise of the Sanyo 4920. It has quality control issues with the buttons as well as not being able to take an OTA PRL update.

    I now believe the PM 8920 to be Sprint best phone for the $$.
     
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    Do you also take back your earlier praise of the A680 then? :p I guess the QC issues you had with the 680 were less severe than those your girlfriend had with the 4920.

    A friend of mine in Texas just bought the 4920 last week and has not had any problems yet.
     
  12. larry

    larry Sprint loyalist and former mod
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    The A680 has quality control issues with the buttons being too loose and in some cases very loose. It took me three tries to get one that was at least mostly solid. My biggest complaints with the phone so far are ringer volume is too low and browser can't work with certain free download web sites like the A500 could. I'm going to stick with it for now because I don't want to jeapordize my $150 rebate. But I might not keep this phone longer than one year this time.

    The 4920 has a sunken in 'end/power key' that is sometimes not responsive or requires holding it in extra hard and long to get it to function. It's not just one bad phone, I have seen it on two of them now. So it must be a problem.
     

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