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Audiovox 8300 review

6.8/10 AVG.
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6.8/10
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The Audiovox 8300 currently has an Informr score of 6.8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 9 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
Unknown
Camera
No



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Audiovox released the 8300 on November 4, 2002.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Audiovox 8300 user manual here.


Audiovox backs up the 8300 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your 8300 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Audiovox support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Audiovox's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
Unknown

The Audiovox 8300's screen size is Unknown with x pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown

There is a processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
No

This model has no built-in camera. Sorry, no selfies.

Storage
No

Internal memory is No. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
Unknown

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Audiovox's performance ratings are 7 days standby time.

Audiovox 8300 Specs

Overview
Release date November 4, 2002
Regions available No
Networks
CDMA:
800/1900 MHz
AMPS
Data:
1xRTT
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System
Processor
Internal Storage No
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.19 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, 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: 7 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Colors Black, Gray
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.7 x 4.1 x 1.5 cm (4.6 x 1.6 x 0.6 in)
Weight 93 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Retractable
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Monochrome
Technology LCD
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display No
Graphics -
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 Trackball
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control No
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity 300
Multiple Numbers Per Contact No
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Unknown
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs
WiFi No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Dual lens
No
Zoom
No
Flash
-
Additional Rear Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback No
Audio Formats No
Radio -
Video Playback No
Video Playback Formats No
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
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 No
Voice Memos / Recorder No
Games Yes
Apps
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Features voice memo recorder, [1x high speed data capability], In-phone call answering machine
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Awesome phone

I have had this phone for 4 years and it still works perfectly! I used it quite a bit too. After 4 years the battery is starting to go on it. However, it still holds the charge for the full week on standby (always on). But, if I used it, it would go quickly. It was very durable as well. I have dropped...More
I have had this phone for 4 years and it still works perfectly! I used it quite a bit too. After 4 years the battery is starting to go on it. However, it still holds the charge for the full week on standby (always on). But, if I used it, it would go quickly. It was very durable as well. I have dropped it serveral times, I never kept it in a case, and it always get's thrown in my purse, etc. I decided to get a new one because I started not liking the fact that whenever it would be in my purse it would push buttons. I would use the key guard alot to prevent that however. I also figured I needed to upgrade to a new phone. Less

Toggle trouble

I have owned this phone for 2 1/2 years, and use it very little. It has been good enough for me but I wouldn''t recommend it to someone who uses the cell phone often. The toggle is now temperamental. Also, the battery runs down too quickly in my view. I''m looking for a new camera-free phone now.
good phone have owned for 2 years only 1 complaint and that is the toggle is getting screwy and does''nt work that well but that can be fixed i have been told this phone has been dropped kicked thrown you name it and survived 2 years of construction sites so i can recommend it

Excellent! Buy 2!

Phone with verizon service is great! Never used a better phone. I highly reccomend this phone!

Pretty crappy...

I'm a utilitarian, i.e. I buy things for what they are designed (a cell phone for use as a portable land line). This phone is quite old now (maybe a year or so, and me meaning old in the way that now adays, it seems that phones are getting "old" faster). The Nokia 232, and 252 were rock solid phones...More
I'm a utilitarian, i.e. I buy things for what they are designed (a cell phone for use as a portable land line). This phone is quite old now (maybe a year or so, and me meaning old in the way that now adays, it seems that phones are getting "old" faster). The Nokia 232, and 252 were rock solid phones with great reception, no fancy features, but if you got the phone because you wanted something reliable, that was the phone for you. Anyways, the battery life on this phone is just now sucking (if you use it for 30 minutes talk time, you better have a charger handy!?), and it drops calls quite regularly (especially if you're travelling in a car around town, Red Deer?!). This forum is quite useful, and I recommend checking the reviews on a phone before you buy! Less

Good enough

I am at the end of my two year contract with Verizon and am changing phones under their every 2 year upgrade program. The 8300 had been a good and dependable enough phone over this period. The reception has always been great as has the sound quality with both the normal and speaker mode. There is no...More
I am at the end of my two year contract with Verizon and am changing phones under their every 2 year upgrade program. The 8300 had been a good and dependable enough phone over this period. The reception has always been great as has the sound quality with both the normal and speaker mode. There is nothing fancy about the phone, which suited my needs when I got it. The single user voice commands work pretty well but it does get confused every now and then. The keys all seem to be large enough, but I don't like the center menu toggle switch. It is too easy to press it in when you are trying to toggle up or down and select a menu you really don't want. The main complaints that I have had over the past two years is that a)every now and then it will go into limbo. Everything looks OK but there is no signal strength indicated even though I am in an area that has great signal. The only way to recover from this fault is to remove the battery and put it back in. Everything resets and works normal. It is difficult to spot the failure without a very good look at the display. b) It is too easy to turn the phone off. You should have to hold the "end" key down for several seconds to shut it down, but often it will power off with a quick hit on the button when ending a call. Other than that, the size, weight and functions are all good. It does what a phone is supposed to do. Less

Two weeks after warrenty was up...

I have had this phone for a little over a year. Two weeks exactly after the warrenty was up my phone BROKE, I was talking on it and it just shut down, it turned it's self off and on over and over, and eventually crashed taking my phone book with it. Today I got a new phone, exactly like the first.. and...More
I have had this phone for a little over a year. Two weeks exactly after the warrenty was up my phone BROKE, I was talking on it and it just shut down, it turned it's self off and on over and over, and eventually crashed taking my phone book with it. Today I got a new phone, exactly like the first.. and the ringer doesn't work. I absoulutely loved this phone, I have small hands and the buttons and joystick worked great for me as well as not having TOO many functions. However I really don't think it is worth the hassle of having a phone that doesn't work! Less

Phone's ok

...carrier sucks(Telus). Been shafted twice thus far for minutes. It has a major design flaw though, if it's flopping around loose in your shirt pocket or something it can turn itself on/off. The ringer can go off at the most inoppertune moments.

Not bad

I've had this phone for about a year now, and it was really great at first, very usefull, excellent performance, but of course after a year, every cell phone starts to fade away its performance in terms of calls ended, speaker volume also had a temporary problem for 2 days, and also the signal strengh...More
I've had this phone for about a year now, and it was really great at first, very usefull, excellent performance, but of course after a year, every cell phone starts to fade away its performance in terms of calls ended, speaker volume also had a temporary problem for 2 days, and also the signal strengh was lesser than originally bought. So in a few words, good but need of a new one after owning it for year or 2. Less
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