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Sanyo Innuendo Review

Sanyo Innuendo

Posted: , by Brian K.



Like the Incognito and many other phones before it the Sanyo Innuendo runs Sprint’s One Click UI.  We gave a full rundown when it debuted on the Rant, and still think it’s the best featurephone UI on the market.  It blends elements of social networking, such as Facebook and Twitter, with entertainment, news and sports to deliver a personalized user experience.  The main menu has the familiar 12 icon layout that most Sprint phones feature at this point, nothing new to report.

Homescreen - Sanyo Innuendo Review


The phonebook is relatively robust for a featurephone, offering storage for several numbers and emails as well as advanced features like birthdays, addresses, job titles and company.  It’s no smartphone, but it will get the job done and then some for the average user.  Nuance’s excellent voice recognition software handles the voice dialing.

The phonebook of the Sanyo Innuendo - Sanyo Innuendo Review
The phonebook of the Sanyo Innuendo - Sanyo Innuendo Review

The phonebook of the Sanyo Innuendo

Other features remain standard as well.  The user is given a basic personal calendar, and exchange calendars are supported by the Sprint Mobile Email program.  The latter feature is very cool, but we just don’t see many people who have an Exchange account using a phone like the Incognito. Other basic amenities include an alarm, calculator, world clock, memo pad and voice memos.

Sanyo Innuendo Review

Messaging and Multimedia:

Again, everything is pretty much the same here.  Text messaging is threaded so the user sees conversations in their inbox, not messages.  The included IM client supports AIM, Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger.  Sprint Mobile Email is one of the better email clients we’ve seen for basic phones.  It supports most everything you can throw at it, including Exchange, but unfortunately uses POP instead of IMAP.

Web browsing - Sanyo Innuendo Review

Web browsing

As an EVDO phone the Sanyo Innuendo features all of Sprint’s multimedia offerings; Sprint TV, Radio and Music Store.  With support of 32GB microSD cards it acts as a decent on the go mp3 player, though we don’t think it will be replacing many iPods.

The Innuendo sports a 3.2 megapixel camera, up from the 2MP shooter of the Incognito.  Results are mixed: in good lighting the Innuendo was able to produce passable shots, but once the light dimmed images became vary grainy.  Colors were almost too saturated at times, but detail was very good.  The video camera is capable of recording at QVGA resolution and was barely passable for YouTube.

Samples shot with the Sanyo Innuendo - Sanyo Innuendo Review
Samples shot with the Sanyo Innuendo - Sanyo Innuendo Review
Samples shot with the Sanyo Innuendo - Sanyo Innuendo Review
Samples shot with the Sanyo Innuendo - Sanyo Innuendo Review

Samples shot with the Sanyo Innuendo

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

Why such a low rating if it has so many improvements

posted on 09 Apr 2012, 07:59

17. skaterbabyy96 (Posts: 6; Member since: 09 Apr 2012)

Becaus it SUCKS that much!

posted on 24 Sep 2010, 14:54

2. SenseFTW (unregistered)

it's a DS phone lol

posted on 30 Oct 2010, 20:24

3. tannman26 (unregistered)

does anyone know how to change the butterflies and bird from coming up on the front of the screen?
that is the worst part about my phone.
i love everything else about it though.

posted on 15 Jan 2011, 16:41

4. Orange Juice (unregistered)

i would like to know th same thing as "tannman26"

posted on 09 Apr 2012, 07:53

12. skaterbabyy96 (Posts: 6; Member since: 09 Apr 2012)

It's impossible to change that.

posted on 17 Feb 2011, 18:51 1

5. internationalhippie (unregistered)

i am on my third inuendo they kept burning out on me not sure what it is either

posted on 09 Apr 2012, 07:58

14. skaterbabyy96 (Posts: 6; Member since: 09 Apr 2012)

Me too. All my screens would crack for no reason. I've never dropped it before, ever!

posted on 07 Sep 2011, 13:03 1

6. peirswon (unregistered)

I just ordered this phone...please tell me it wasn't a big mistake!

posted on 27 Sep 2011, 14:52

8. Zquatt (unregistered)

it was

posted on 09 Apr 2012, 07:58

15. skaterbabyy96 (Posts: 6; Member since: 09 Apr 2012)

BIG BIG BIG mistake.

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 09:07

7. questionasker (unregistered)

is this a good phone? i get an upgrade in 8 days.

posted on 09 Apr 2012, 07:58

16. skaterbabyy96 (Posts: 6; Member since: 09 Apr 2012)

NO this phone is absolutely terrible1

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 19:01 1

10. milez (unregistered)

i have the innuendo worst phone ever i had it for a week and it was already broken got a new a month ago and the first day it broke been with it since then and i hate the phone the battery lasts a long time and charges quikly but the touch screen on the front works about 1 out of 10 times i have never dropped it so it has no reason to be like that i am a tall guy wit big hands and i love that the keys are good size and spaced at the right distance in all i would give it a 2 star out of 5 i will never get a sanyo phone ever again

posted on 23 Oct 2011, 22:06

11. jessy5717 (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

ok i got this phone from boost. Can someone please tell me how the heck do i use iiit. I have absolutely no clue how to access or innitiate the music feature. I dont see one single song on here. It says it has an mp3 player, i never owned one b4 so how do i get this phone to play songs. Am i supposed to download something like an app? I dont know how to work this. I definitly dont know how to even begin wiith watching the tv on here, or so it says it has, smh. Any help would be sooooo appreciated. Advanced apoplies, as u can see im terribly uneducated when it comes tothos mobile tecnology & tech terms so the simpler the better. Thanx, jessy my email is jessy5717@yahoo.com

posted on 09 Apr 2012, 07:57

13. skaterbabyy96 (Posts: 6; Member since: 09 Apr 2012)

I hate this phone. My last phone was an Exclaim from Sprint and the store told me I was making a mistake because it only lasts for a few months. I had that phone with NO problems for TWO years! Now, they pretty much pushed me into getting the Innuendo. The store told me this phone was great and I would have it for longer then two years since I keep my phones well kept. Well, I'm on my 3rd Innuendo because my last 3 BROKE. I've NEVER dropped them before and every phone I had the screen would magically have cracks the next day. Do not get this phone.

posted on 19 Apr 2012, 22:07

18. justmyopinion (Posts: 1; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)

I hate this phone now, only had it since April 3rd! I am going through Boost and the problem so far is when I text someone. For over a week, the phone says "(Failed): Error. Message not sent. Network not responding. Message saved. Please try again later." Or" Error Code ..." and my phone will freeze and shut off. Half of those error messages, my friends and family say they receive, and the others not at all. This happens several times a day- half or more of my texts this happens to. I already went back with a "past 7 day warranty"...didn't know about a warranty for longer and he says "press update under tools when you have trouble". Well, for two days since I have been doing this straight and it keeps happening! Everything else so far I loved but it is time I throw out the phone. My Samsung and Nokia's from Team Mobile I miss greatly. They finally gave out over time though.( I needed unlimited text and minutes for a good price as well) Just my opinion, don't buy this!

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 13:15

19. purplejbaker (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Oct 2012)

I have had this phone for about 2 years now. It works but with the type and amount of phones out there today this is NOT the phone to buy now. The screen did crack over a year ago and left 2 large black blobs on the screen. They have grown since the day they appeared (I didn't drop the phone or anything, they just showed up one day) and now texts or anything else on the internal screen are impossible to read. Forget about any type of game either. The phone also goes into a reboot process where it will reboot for hours and hours for no reason at all. I will not get any calls or texts while it is doing this. Removing and replacing the battery does not fix this problem. The receiving sound quality is horrible and forget even thinking about using the speaker. The front touch buttons are way out of whack. Try to push a 7 and it will show up as a 1. No calibration for that either. I just use the internal keys though. Email doesn't work and never has. Phone will crash and go into reboot cycle if I surf the internet or run any programs at all. The battery lasts 4 hours if you are lucky. It does take pretty good pictures. I get my upgrade in 9 days and am looking forward to it. DO NOT GET THIS PHONE!!!

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PhoneArena rating:
Display2.8 inches, 400 x 240 pixels (167 ppi) TFT
Camera3.2 megapixels
Size4.10 x 2.20 x 0.60 inches
(104 x 56 x 15 mm)
3.80 oz  (108 g)
Battery860 mAh, 4.5 hours talk time

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