Sanyo Innuendo Review

Performance and Conclusion:

Call performance on the Sanyo Innuendo was fairly good.  Callers sounded much more natural than we’ve come to expect from Sanyo phones.  They were loud and clear, an 8/10 on our end.  We found similar feelings on the other end as callers also rated us 8/10, saying that we sounded pretty much ok but if they had to pick something we were a bit hollow.  Battery is a mere 4.5 hours, which will get almost anyone through the day but well below what modern CDMA featurephones are getting.

The Sanyo Innuendo is good at what it does, and addresses a lot of the shortcomings of the Incognito it replaces.  With its curvy lines, mirrored finish and reworked keypad this is a much more stylish phone.  Performance was solid all around; it didn’t stand out in anything but at the same time it didn’t disappoint either.  It faces some tough competition with the LG Rumor Touch positioned along side of it in Sprint’s lineup, but for those not wanting an actual touch screen the Innuendo is a good choice.

Sanyo Innuendo Video Review:


  • Keyboard is much better to use than the Incognito
  • Modern styling with more attention to detail
  • Good feel in the hand


  • Battery life could be better
  • Display easily washed out

PhoneArena Rating:


User Rating:

3 Reviews




Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Why such a low rating if it has so many improvements

17. skaterbabyy96

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 09, 2012

Becaus it SUCKS that much!

2. SenseFTW unregistered

it's a DS phone lol

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.

4. Orange Juice unregistered

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

12. skaterbabyy96

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 09, 2012

It's impossible to change that.

5. internationalhippie unregistered

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

14. skaterbabyy96

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 09, 2012

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

6. peirswon unregistered

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

8. Zquatt unregistered

it was

15. skaterbabyy96

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 09, 2012

BIG BIG BIG mistake.

7. questionasker unregistered

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

16. skaterbabyy96

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 09, 2012

NO this phone is absolutely terrible1

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

11. jessy5717

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 23, 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

13. skaterbabyy96

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 09, 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.

18. justmyopinion

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 19, 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!

19. purplejbaker

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 22, 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!!!
  • Display 2.8" 400 x 240 pixels
  • Camera 3.2 MP
  • Battery 860 mAh(4.50h talk time)

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