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Sanyo SCP-8400 review

8.2/10 AVG.
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8.2/10
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The Sanyo SCP-8400 currently has an Informr score of 8.2 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 10 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
Unknown
Camera
1+ MP



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Sanyo released the SCP-8400 on September 12, 2006.


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Sanyo backs up the SCP-8400 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
Unknown

The Sanyo SCP-8400's screen size is Unknown with 240 x 320 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

The phone runs on the Other operating system (OS).

Camera
1+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 1+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
64 MB

Internal memory is 64 MB. An external, MicroSD expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
Unknown

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Sanyo's performance ratings are 6 days standby time.

Sanyo SCP-8400 Specs

Overview
Release date September 12, 2006
Regions available No
Networks
CDMA:
850/1900 MHz
AMPS
Data:
1xRTT
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory 64 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.1 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Headset, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity No
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 6 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Colors Electric Blue, Midnight Black, Powder White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 8.6 x 4.6 x 2.5 cm (3.4 x 1.8 x 1 in)
Weight 102 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Retractable
Changeable Faceplates Yes
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD
Colors 65k
Resolution 240 x 320 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display Color LCD, 96 x 64 pixels
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock No
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity 500
Multiple Numbers Per Contact 7 numbers
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
1+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
4x digital
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Effects, Frames
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC+, AAC
Radio Yes
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Sanyo 8400

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User Reviews


eBay

Sprint phone

from eBay
I really like the phone I ordered and I recieved it with in the next two days and that was good. I got it because I needed a new phone and I liked this one. If i ever needed another phone I would order from the same place. They answered all my emails and very helpful. Thank you, Deirdre
eBay

AN OKAY PHONE: 12 months later, from your average joe..

from eBay
ONE YEAR AFTER PURCHASE: I would like to say that I'm comparing it to my last SANYO 4900 PCS Phone from Sprint. .......THAT PHONE GOT ME HOOKED ON SANYO. OKAY, I like this phone overall, reception is very good. I extended my contract and was sent a Sanyo 3100, I sent that back and got the 8400 for an e...More
ONE YEAR AFTER PURCHASE: I would like to say that I'm comparing it to my last SANYO 4900 PCS Phone from Sprint. .......THAT PHONE GOT ME HOOKED ON SANYO. OKAY, I like this phone overall, reception is very good. I extended my contract and was sent a Sanyo 3100, I sent that back and got the 8400 for an extra $35. (A BIG DIFFERENCE) Sound quality is great, specially with the included wired stereo (dual) earphones with microphone. The speaker-phone feature however, is too "crispy crackling" sounding if set to a louder setting, you might need to lower it down a notch; and if there is any background noise, it is very useless. Compared to the 4900, it was a lot better as far as the speaker phone feature is concerned, the reception on the 4900 was a lot better as well. the 4900 battery lasted a lot longer too. Basically they are both good darn phones, and since this is about the 8400. I would say you will not be disappointed. It has a bright and lovely color screen. Battery life is very good, reception is very good. The built in 1.2 Mega Pixel Camera is great to have, and you may need to adjust the white balance for different scenes if you want to get the most of the images. It comes in handy when you don't have a digital camera, or don't want to carry your another toy around. The camcorder feature is not that great, but I'm glad is has this feature, and IF NEEDED, you are able to record up to 2 hours continuously. The image is better than the sound, is how I can sum it up; and the image is OK for a PCS "cell phone" I like the fact that included a USB plug for file transfer (or data/modem use) I have not tested the bluetooth feature. I upgraded the micro-secure digital memory card to 512MG and I can store quite a few songs for music play back. I can also convert digital movies on my computer for viewing later on my phone. Not something you really might want to do, since the screen is just too small. Bottom line, the Mp3 music fea... Less
eBay

One year Later.....

from eBay
ONE YEAR AFTER PURCHASE: I would like to say that I'm comparing it to my last SANYO 4900 PCS Phone from Sprint. .......THAT PHONE GOT ME HOOKED ON SANYO. OKAY, I like this phone overall, reception is very good. I extended my contract and was sent a Sanyo 3100, I sent that back and got the 8400 for an e...More
ONE YEAR AFTER PURCHASE: I would like to say that I'm comparing it to my last SANYO 4900 PCS Phone from Sprint. .......THAT PHONE GOT ME HOOKED ON SANYO. OKAY, I like this phone overall, reception is very good. I extended my contract and was sent a Sanyo 3100, I sent that back and got the 8400 for an extra $35. (A BIG DIFFERENCE) Sound quality is great, specially with the included wired stereo (dual) earphones with microphone. The speaker-phone feature however, is too "crispy crackling" sounding if set to a louder setting, you might need to lower it down a notch; and if there is any background noise, it is very useless. Compared to the 4900, it was a lot better as far as the speaker phone feature is concerned, the reception on the 4900 was a lot better as well. the 4900 battery lasted a lot longer too. Basically they are both good darn phones, and since this is about the 8400. I would say you will not be disappointed. It has a bright and lovely color screen. Battery life is very good, reception is very good. The built in 1.2 Mega Pixel Camera is great to have, and you may need to adjust the white balance for different scenes if you want to get the most of the images. It comes in handy when you don't have a digital camera, or don't want to carry your another toy around. The camcorder feature is not that great, but I'm glad is has this feature, and IF NEEDED, you are able to record up to 2 hours continuously. The image is better than the sound, is how I can sum it up; and the image is OK for a PCS "cell phone" I like the fact that included a USB plug for file transfer (or data/modem use) I have not tested the bluetooth feature. I upgraded the micro-secure digital memory card to 512MG and I can store quite a few songs for music play back. I can also convert digital movies on my computer for viewing later on my phone. Not something you really might want to do, since the screen is just too small. Bottom line, the Mp3 music fea... Less
eBay

One year Later.....

from eBay
ONE YEAR AFTER PURCHASE: I would like to say that I'm comparing it to my last SANYO 4900 PCS Phone from Sprint. .......THAT PHONE GOT ME HOOKED ON SANYO. OKAY, I like this phone overall, reception is very good. I extended my contract and was sent a Sanyo 3100, I sent that back and got the 8400 for an e...More
ONE YEAR AFTER PURCHASE: I would like to say that I'm comparing it to my last SANYO 4900 PCS Phone from Sprint. .......THAT PHONE GOT ME HOOKED ON SANYO. OKAY, I like this phone overall, reception is very good. I extended my contract and was sent a Sanyo 3100, I sent that back and got the 8400 for an extra $35. (A BIG DIFFERENCE) Sound quality is great, specially with the included wired stereo (dual) earphones with microphone. The speaker-phone feature however, is too "crispy crackling" sounding if set to a louder setting, you might need to lower it down a notch; and if there is any background noise, it is very useless. Compared to the 4900, it was a lot better as far as the speaker phone feature is concerned, the reception on the 4900 was a lot better as well. the 4900 battery lasted a lot longer too. Basically they are both good darn phones, and since this is about the 8400. I would say you will not be disappointed. It has a bright and lovely color screen. Battery life is very good, reception is very good. The built in 1.2 Mega Pixel Camera is great to have, and you may need to adjust the white balance for different scenes if you want to get the most of the images. It comes in handy when you don't have a digital camera, or don't want to carry your another toy around. The camcorder feature is not that great, but I'm glad is has this feature, and IF NEEDED, you are able to record up to 2 hours continuously. The image is better than the sound, is how I can sum it up; and the image is OK for a PCS "cell phone" I like the fact that included a USB plug for file transfer (or data/modem use) I have not tested the bluetooth feature. I upgraded the micro-secure digital memory card to 512MG and I can store quite a few songs for music play back. I can also convert digital movies on my computer for viewing later on my phone. Not something you really might want to do, since the screen is just too small. Bottom line, the Mp3 music fea... Less
eBay

One year Later.....

from eBay
ONE YEAR AFTER PURCHASE: I would like to say that I'm comparing it to my last SANYO 4900 PCS Phone from Sprint. .......THAT PHONE GOT ME HOOKED ON SANYO. OKAY, I like this phone overall, reception is very good. I extended my contract and was sent a Sanyo 3100, I sent that back and got the 8400 for an e...More
ONE YEAR AFTER PURCHASE: I would like to say that I'm comparing it to my last SANYO 4900 PCS Phone from Sprint. .......THAT PHONE GOT ME HOOKED ON SANYO. OKAY, I like this phone overall, reception is very good. I extended my contract and was sent a Sanyo 3100, I sent that back and got the 8400 for an extra $35. (A BIG DIFFERENCE) Sound quality is great, specially with the included wired stereo (dual) earphones with microphone. The speaker-phone feature however, is too "crispy crackling" sounding if set to a louder setting, you might need to lower it down a notch; and if there is any background noise, it is very useless. Compared to the 4900, it was a lot better as far as the speaker phone feature is concerned, the reception on the 4900 was a lot better as well. the 4900 battery lasted a lot longer too. Basically they are both good darn phones, and since this is about the 8400. I would say you will not be disappointed. It has a bright and lovely color screen. Battery life is very good, reception is very good. The built in 1.2 Mega Pixel Camera is great to have, and you may need to adjust the white balance for different scenes if you want to get the most of the images. It comes in handy when you don't have a digital camera, or don't want to carry your another toy around. The camcorder feature is not that great, but I'm glad is has this feature, and IF NEEDED, you are able to record up to 2 hours continuously. The image is better than the sound, is how I can sum it up; and the image is OK for a PCS "cell phone" I like the fact that included a USB plug for file transfer (or data/modem use) I have not tested the bluetooth feature. I upgraded the micro-secure digital memory card to 512MG and I can store quite a few songs for music play back. I can also convert digital movies on my computer for viewing later on my phone. Not something you really might want to do, since the screen is just too small. Bottom line, the Mp3 music fea... Less
eBay

One year Later.....

from eBay
ONE YEAR AFTER PURCHASE: I would like to say that I'm comparing it to my last SANYO 4900 PCS Phone from Sprint. .......THAT PHONE GOT ME HOOKED ON SANYO. OKAY, I like this phone overall, reception is very good. I extended my contract and was sent a Sanyo 3100, I sent that back and got the 8400 for an e...More
ONE YEAR AFTER PURCHASE: I would like to say that I'm comparing it to my last SANYO 4900 PCS Phone from Sprint. .......THAT PHONE GOT ME HOOKED ON SANYO. OKAY, I like this phone overall, reception is very good. I extended my contract and was sent a Sanyo 3100, I sent that back and got the 8400 for an extra $35. (A BIG DIFFERENCE) Sound quality is great, specially with the included wired stereo (dual) earphones with microphone. The speaker-phone feature however, is too "crispy crackling" sounding if set to a louder setting, you might need to lower it down a notch; and if there is any background noise, it is very useless. Compared to the 4900, it was a lot better as far as the speaker phone feature is concerned, the reception on the 4900 was a lot better as well. the 4900 battery lasted a lot longer too. Basically they are both good darn phones, and since this is about the 8400. I would say you will not be disappointed. It has a bright and lovely color screen. Battery life is very good, reception is very good. The built in 1.2 Mega Pixel Camera is great to have, and you may need to adjust the white balance for different scenes if you want to get the most of the images. It comes in handy when you don't have a digital camera, or don't want to carry your another toy around. The camcorder feature is not that great, but I'm glad is has this feature, and IF NEEDED, you are able to record up to 2 hours continuously. The image is better than the sound, is how I can sum it up; and the image is OK for a PCS "cell phone" I like the fact that included a USB plug for file transfer (or data/modem use) I have not tested the bluetooth feature. I upgraded the micro-secure digital memory card to 512MG and I can store quite a few songs for music play back. I can also convert digital movies on my computer for viewing later on my phone. Not something you really might want to do, since the screen is just too small. Bottom line, the Mp3 music fea... Less
Amazon

Nice Phone

from Amazon
I reccomend this phone for anyone who enjoys the "little extras" this phone has. The little memory card (when I say 'little' I mean this little guy is probably no larger than a raisin) that came with the phone holds 64mb which at this point holds several songs (going on 35 and still going strong)I've a...More
I reccomend this phone for anyone who enjoys the "little extras" this phone has. The little memory card (when I say 'little' I mean this little guy is probably no larger than a raisin) that came with the phone holds 64mb which at this point holds several songs (going on 35 and still going strong)I've also downloaded games and have a healthy amount of pictures stored up. This as a camera with little fun themes you can create as well as the camcorder. The TV feature is the coolest because you can watch this on Discovery Channel, Comedy Central, News Stations, Weather Channel, for the kids there's...Cartoon Network, Disney, Nickolodeon...etc. Less
eBay

A Great Everyday Phone With Lots of Features

from eBay
I use the Sanyo SCP 8400 for only a few things, but those few things are well-developed in this phone and make it worth owning. I do a lot of calling to many people and when I'm not on a phone call, I'm listening to music or lectures. The camera is convenient for capturing pictures that you otherwise w...More
I use the Sanyo SCP 8400 for only a few things, but those few things are well-developed in this phone and make it worth owning. I do a lot of calling to many people and when I'm not on a phone call, I'm listening to music or lectures. The camera is convenient for capturing pictures that you otherwise would not have gotten because you did not feel like lugging your regular camera along. Getting used to the phone for making phone calls requires a short learning curve but once familiarized, it was not a problem making calls or maintaining the list of numbers. The speakerphone is good in both directions - speaking and listening. It has a safety wakeup feature which prevents me from inadvertently making an unintended speed-dial call. It is impossible to make a speed-dial call by waking it up. It requires me to wake it up with a keypress and then make the single-button push speed-dial call. Good feature. The one complaint I have with its dialing is that Sanyo, along with Nokia, seem to not be able to implement a simple dial by name feature. Thus, the third letter of each key (likce the letters "C" and "F") requires me to press the key three times. My very first phone, a Kyocera, allowed me to spell a person's name much like most voice-mail systems do today. Just press each key once and it would be smart enough to narrow down on the person's name much faster. What really made me want to keep this phone is its ability to play audio. Lots of audio. Replacing its paltry 64mb MicroSD card with a 1GB card gave me tons of space with which to load my music and lectures. A friend asked me why I did not just get an iPod? Because I can load a lot of audio on a 1GB card and avoid carrying around a second device with its own set of headphones. When I can carry one device instead of two, and still get what I want, that's a good thing. So now, when I don't have to make any phone calls, I can relax with some music or lectures.... Less
eBay

SCP 8400 fantastic phone

from eBay
Terrific phone that I would recommend highly to anyone who wants a high-quality phone that has some of PDA qualities, but without PDA size. Small, light and Tough clam-shell design - I've dropped it several times and it's been fine. I've had sanyo phones for a while and think they are particularly r...More
Terrific phone that I would recommend highly to anyone who wants a high-quality phone that has some of PDA qualities, but without PDA size. Small, light and Tough clam-shell design - I've dropped it several times and it's been fine. I've had sanyo phones for a while and think they are particularly rugged and well-designed. Most importantly, voice quality/speakerphone works great and is plenty loud. Battery life is good (a few hours talk time) This is an EVDO (high-speed data) model - the data stuff works well, it's much faster than WAP, but it's not blazingly fast. Sprint will give you a trial on the data services for a month free, but after that it's $25 a month. While I initially thought this was expensive, I think it's worth it. The things that make the data worthwhile are being able to access your web email accounts and maps applications. I use it for GMail and Google Maps which are booth light downloads and which work beautifully on the phone. Despite the fact that the screen is small, the applications work fine. Camcorder and camera are OK, also not great, but you can save to MicroSD card and this allows for much more storage. Picturemail app is not great. Voice recorder. This works fantastically and can hold a ton of time. I use it in the car to record stuff. What makes it usable is the way the phone allows you to bookmark favorites so that you can bring up applications/sites on the phone with one click. I use the voice recorder and playback on my commute all the time. What doesn't work well? The ring-tones that are standard on this phone suck. Very boring. I bought my SCP 8400 in November 2006 from a sprint store when I upgraded contract. It was $280 and I got it for $80 when I renewed for two years. Less
eBay

SCP 8400 Sprint

from eBay
This is a solid phone that lives up to the expectations of those who have owned Sanyo SCP phones in the past. This review will not focus on the 'toy' features of the phone, but on what really matters - signal quality and reception, sound quality, usability and data services. There is little surprise...More
This is a solid phone that lives up to the expectations of those who have owned Sanyo SCP phones in the past. This review will not focus on the 'toy' features of the phone, but on what really matters - signal quality and reception, sound quality, usability and data services. There is little surprise in the design of this phone. It is a mid-sized flip that is not particularly thin, the housing is lightweight but not flimsy, the hinges seem strong. A 2 inch diagonal 65000 color screen inside, and a smaller postage-stamp screen on the lid, are common features of this type of phone, and the Sanyo displays are clear, bright, but not exceptional. Where this phone shines is in voice quality and reception. Like the other SCP phones I have owned, this phone gets signal places where most other Sprint phones do not, and voice quality is clear at 1 bar as it is at 5. It is a bluetooth device, with several profiles for hands-free, headset, even data transfer. This is old hat for most carriers, but a novelty for Sprint. Bluetooth pairing and functionality are excellent. Sanyo has provided some customizing features for the phone, both hard and soft. The facemasks allow you to add accents to the lid of the phone, while the themes feature allows you to customize display and sounds. Not as customizable as a 5 year old Nokia, but still something new for Sprint customers. The camera is usable, the flash is functional, but pictures and video are not exceptional (not bad, just not exceptional). The EV-DO PowerVision features work as advertised, and the phone is a very capable modem in EV-DO service areas (outside of those areas it is adequate, no better or worse than any other carrier's data services). But the available software and apps bundle is one of the most useful I have seen from Sprint. Bottom line, this is a great phone, with adequate 'gizmo' features and acceptable style. It won't be winning any 'style gadget of the ... Less
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