The 8400 is part of an amazing family of Sanyo phones. This 7xxx and 8xxx family has been a line of phones that are nealy as durable as the famous Nextels. I'm not easy on my phones, and the 8400 has stood up to the test and well! Minor drops and spills are no problem for this study little camera phone.
Some key features
- 1.3 megapixel camera
- Video recorder
- Music player
- MicroSD expansion slot
- MP3 ringtons (and ability to upload your own via the web)
- Standard blueooth
- Stereo headset capability
- Sprint PowerVision (AKA EVDO/3G)
The best part of this phone is that none of these features overpower each other. Everything is set aside neatly from everything else. So for that user that never listens to music on their phone, you don't have to. Just don't open that application.
I can't say enough good things about the 8400. I have zero complaints with its performance. Primarly, I use this little gem to check my eMail and browse the web. The T9 (predictive touch typing) is absolutely amazing, and text messaging or eMailing is a breeze. It also has Sprint Wireless Backup ($2 per month) so I don't have to worry about losing my address book if I lose my phone; another upside to the backup is the ability to edit my phone book straight from the web (no repeated typing of phone numbers on the phone). I can also send eMails straight from the text messaging option on the phone.
The onboard memory is HUGE compared to other phone models. It boasts 75 mb of memory, and if that wasn't enough, you can add up to a 2gb MicroSD card. All your photos and music are saved automatically to the expansion card, so they don't eat up valuable phone space.
This model is getting a bit harder to find since the new version has been rolled out, but it's definitely worth the hunt. Of all the phones I've ever used or owned, this one is by far my favorite.