Written on: 15/12/2010
This phone was one of my favorite phone that I ever owned. I still think of it that way now having owned an iPhone and a Droid. Now of course they are smartphones and can't really be compared. But the quality and durability of the Samsung SCH-8500 keeps me thinking fondly of it. It could also have something to do with the craptastic LG TP5200 that I had after it and broke easily. They replaced the model with the 5250 quickly. The SCH-8500 worked flawlessly and I would not hesitate to buy a... (read more)
Written on: 13/03/2008 by donaldlthomas (1 review written)
I own and use one of these, I love the phone, it's made very well, good features for a older Samsung (read more)
Written on: 29/09/2003 by Joeloy (1 review written)
I've had my Samsung 8500 mobile phone since it came out. I have to admit that this is the most perfect phone I have ever seen except the slow modem. Now that A600 is out, I want to get that one only because I'm trying to access the Internet and 8500 does not work due to its slow modem. Everytime I went to the store to see if I can find something that can beat this phone I walked out with my 8500. All the features are useful, and as I said except its generation, it's a full package phone. (read more)
Written on: 04/09/2003 by helisoto (1 review written)
I've had my Samsung 8500 mobile phone for 3 years now. I use it heavily every day. Never had a problem. Not only is it a great phone, but I keep going to the store looking to see if I find a better phone with more features and so far I keep walking out with my old 8500. I own two batteries so one is always charging while the phone stays on 24/7. This phone is a work horse and by far the best phone I've ever had. It has yet to break. Don't leave home without it. (read more)
Written on: 21/04/2003 by the moose.
The samsung 8500 has been the best sprintpcs phone i have ever owned going on 3 years now, and have not had 1 problem. this phone is very durable, and i have not had no problems with getting a signal, every function of my phone works just like it suppose to, i recommend this phone, i rate it a 10. (read more)
Written on: 14/11/2002 by tnk1987.
I HAD THE SAMSUNG 8500 FOR A YEAR AND A HALF AND HAVEN'T HAD ANY PROBLEMS. EVERY FUNCTION ON MY PHONE WORKS GREAT A+++. I PLAN ON KEEPING THIS PHONE AS LONG AS I CAN. THIS PHONE IS VERY DURABLE, AND CALL ARE SUPER CLEAR. (read more)
Written on: 21/04/2002 by Pasquale Macri II.
I have owned a Samsung 8500 mobile phone for about six months. I have no problem with Sprint or the phone. (read more)
Written on: 28/03/2002 by Matt.
The Samsung 8500 flip phone is a lightweight mobile phone but has a sturdy construction. The phone is full featured with all the important and none of the useless features. Easy to read keys, easy access to menus and options and very easy setup make this phone extremely practical for my use. This is a very intuitive phone. I have read a couple of reviews regarding the dropping of calls with this phone. My service provider is Sprint and I have not experienced any extraordinary dropped calls... (read more)
Written on: 25/01/2002 by martin.
I have owned the Samsung 8500 phone for about 1 1/2 years. My service is through Sprint. I have yet to drop a call, people hear me very clearly and the only time I took it in the Sprint store was to update. This has been the best phone I have owned. For the value and style is great. It is a shame that they discontinued this phone but I hear that an upgrade of this phone is coming soon. (read more)
Written on: 12/01/2002 by louisa.
I completely regret purchasing the samsung 8500 ever since I got it I have wanted it to throw it out the window so many times. (read more)
Written on: 11/01/2002 by Joe.
I have service for my Samsung 8500 flip phone through Sprint and got this phone 2 days after it was introduced almost 2 years ago. I've had very little trouble with it except that the battery doesn't last more than a day and a half with average use, and it seems to have a hard time keeping a strong signal (lose calls now and then). My wife's Sanyo SCP 4500 gets better reception than my Samsung 8500. I like the compactness of the flip phone design, and the voice activated dialling feature... (read more)
Written on: 06/12/2001 by Kermit T. Frog.
Overall the Samsung 8500 is a good phone. Durable, clear voice conversations, plus all the features including the voice recorder. Good for business people, and students alike. (read more)
Written on: 22/09/2001 by Olivier.
This phone is very small, easy to handle, looks very nice. The display is very clear, with the aid of backlight and nicely legible font. The options are very easily accessible, with quite a few shortcuts provided. The great memory allows for several hundred name/phone# entries. Added bonuses are the web-browser capability and voice entry. (read more)
Written on: 14/09/2001 by another comment.
I agree with the review about the Samsung phone. My friend has a Samsung 3500 and I have a Qualcomm 2700 phone. At the same place his Samsung phone used to go out service once in a while, and my qualcomm was still connected. Is this a coincidence too?
Both of us had the Sprint PCS service. (read more)
Written on: 15/08/2001 by Unhappy Customer.
Arbitrary voiding of warranty by repair center due to corrosion on connector renders phone unrepairable even on a customer paid basis. In an engineers judgement, this makes the phone unfit for service. (read more)
Written on: 11/07/2001 by Dai.
The Samsung 8500 mobile phone does everthing plus more.
Nothing out yet to beat it. (read more)
Written on: 25/05/2001 by anonymous.
Didn't like the phone.. Most of the time it's out of service saying looking for service..
yeah u might say that it could be the service provider.. but I had a Nokia before it used to work perfectly fine where my new samsung dosen't work.. (read more)
Written on: 18/05/2001 by Harman Dhaliwal.
The phone heats up after use of 10 - 15 minutes , this is no good . (read more)
Written on: 29/03/2001 by Jake the snake.
Overall a great product and I would recommend it. (read more)
Written on: 04/03/2001 by Cisco.
This phone is definitely worth the money! You would expect that a nice phone like this one would come with a holster to clip on your belt, but it doesn't! Well the holster is only $7.99 to $9.99 at most, so it's not that bad! (read more)
Written on: 05/11/2000 by Mike.
It is a good phone overall. Nice features. The best of all
it cheap, I got it for $50 from www.telcomstar.com with
2 years sprint contract. I love it. (read more)
Written on: 06/05/2000 by d hitter.
pretty expensive but does very well what it is supposed to. Haven't programmed it for voice activated dialing (read more)