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DoggNZ

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#5260 13-Oct-2005 12:43
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Changing jobs soon and it looks like my new work phone will be a Sanyo 8200. Had a google and they look okay. Just wondering if anyone here has one and what they think of it?

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  #21474 13-Oct-2005 16:40
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The 8200 is a nice mid-range 027 phone. The camera is 0.3MP and gives a surprisingly good picture printed out as a glossy 6"x4" (but nowhere near photo quality). The flash on all CDMA phones seen here in NZ so far are worse than useless and the 8200 is no different. I think they actually emit extra darkness...

Buttons have a nice action and its easy to text with, although they are flush with the body of the phone, so a bit harder to text and drive watch tv.

300 names and numbers, no sync with Outlook unless you buy Datapilot from APT or download the free BitPim. Of course for either option you will require a cable.

The online gallery function is pretty cool for the the sole reason that you can take unlimited photos and videos, and transfer them to your PC for free (it holds 250 photos/vids before you must clear them out). This saves the 20c per pic and $1 per video that it would cost you otherwise to send from the phone to your PC via email.

Nice screen, I change the backlight settings on the main LCD and keypad to always on, the defaults turn of too quickly (but at least if you leave your phone open it wont drain the battery...).

Battery life is okay, but shocking if you have Push 2 Talk turned on. If you do not use the Push 2 Talk service, then dont enable it on the phone ever, or you will lose the functionality of the P2T side button being able to act as the 'Memo' button. Once you have enabled P2T once even (just on the phone), you will never get the memo function back onto the key - you will have to open the phone and use the softkey instead.

If you have the Sanyo 7400 on 'Silence All', and plug it into a charger, it will "rrrring rrring" when you get a text. I havent tried this with the 8200.

Kyocera chargers work on the Sanyos (7135/Phantom/2235 etc etc), because my partner keeps plugging my 7400 into her old Kyo charger!!!! Hasnt hurt it a bit, although it makes me nervous!!







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  #21577 16-Oct-2005 14:54

Ha ha funny about the charger they work the other way as well. I came home and found my partners Kyo 7135 plugged into my Sanyo charger cause "she lost hers". oh my god went through my head, but it is fine. Must be same voltage, luckily

 
 
 
 


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#22426 1-Nov-2005 20:01
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Okay...next question..

There's a target looking icon thingie on the screen. The user guide doesn't show it and I have no idea what it's for (or how to get rid of it) ??

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  #22427 1-Nov-2005 20:04
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Probably to do with GPS location? (Not to be confused with GPS navigation...)







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  #22430 1-Nov-2005 21:44
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Yep, cheers for that :) If I turn it off, it just puts a red line through the icon...hmmmm..good one Telecom!

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#22431 1-Nov-2005 21:58
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The GPS is used for e911 applications only, which are not required in New Zealand - hence no need for it to be either active or enabled by the network.





 

 

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#22758 7-Nov-2005 14:34
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Okay...so does anyone know where I could score a data cable for this model? I googled but had no luck..

 
 
 
 


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  #22759 7-Nov-2005 14:51

As advertised on Geekzone. http://www.it-guru.co.nz/catalog/7400.html

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  #22760 7-Nov-2005 14:56
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