Excerpt: I received this phone last October, and it worked great until early summer this year (probably late June). I noticed the sub-LCD wasn't lit and when I had an incoming call, there was no information displaying. So, I removed and reinserted the battery and thought that would solve the problem. It didn't. The "My Buddy" feature stopped working properly as well as the ability to end the call by closing the flip-top.
Excerpt: Being a new Sprint customer, I decided to try out the best selling phone in my local store. I got stuck with a red Sanyo 8300 and right off the bat, I said to myself, "this is one bulky phone". In this day and age of compact phones that don't hold back on bells and whistles, this phone (8300) has the bells and whistles but it sure is BIG just like all the other Sanyo predecessors in Sprint's line of phones.