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Sanyo Innuendo review

6.6/10 AVG.
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6.6/10
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The Sanyo Innuendo currently has an Informr score of 6.6 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 1 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The Sanyo Innuendo is the updated and upgraded version of the Sanyo Incognito. Yashuhiro Oishi, company vice president, said that they took the "very popular Sanyo Incognito and improved on it in every way" to create the final version of the Innuendo. It not only has software and hardware upgrades, it also sports a significantly improved physical appearance. The phone made its debut on the market in September of 2010.

The most noticeable element of the redesign is the phone's new shape. The phone was given a subtle s-curve silhouette and a side open clam shell design. The front panel has a glow-thru dialing pad that eliminates the need to open the phone to make a simple phone call. The new design is extremely thin and lightweight, making it comfortable and convenient to carry in a pants pocket or small clutch-style purse.

The phone has a newly redesigned QWERTY keypad, with one touch keys for emoticons and multi media message attachment. The phone is also fully compatible with Windows Live, Yahoo and Gmail email accounts, and offers calendar synching between devices.

The camera on the Innuendo will take not only photos but also short videos. The camera is a 3.2 MP device with night mode, a timer and multi-shot settings. It also has a proximity sensor to help center and focus pictures. The phone also has a microSD card slot that allows users to expand the memory for additional photo storage.

Need to Know: Sanyo Innuendo

1. Only 15mm thick making it light weight and easy to carry. (The Good)

2. The new lithium ion battery is long-lasting, giving users up to 4.5 hours of talk time. (The Good)

3. The one touch key board allows users to text message and email contacts quickly and easily. (The Good)

4. Programs do not close automatically when you close the phone. So, if you were playing a game and closed the phone without exiting the program, it is continuing to run. This is a problem because not only will the phone not let you place a call until all programs are closed out, it will also run your battery down quickly. (The Bad)


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
2.8"
Camera
3+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


PhoneArena

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 so...

- PhoneArena Team, PhoneArena


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Sanyo released the Innuendo on September 12, 2010.


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Sanyo backs up the Innuendo with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your Innuendo has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Sanyo support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Sanyo'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
2.8"

The Sanyo Innuendo's screen size is 2.8 inches with x pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown

There is a processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
3+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 3+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
60 MB

Internal memory is 60 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
820mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 820 mAh battery. Sanyo's performance ratings are 270 minutes.

Sanyo Innuendo Specs

Overview
Release date September 12, 2010
Regions available USA
Networks
CDMA:
850/1900 MHz
Data:
EV-DO Rev. 0
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System
Processor
Internal Storage 60 MB
RAM No
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.96 W/kg
Body: 0.46 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 820 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 270 minutes
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Colors Blue
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.4 x 5.6 x 1.5 cm (4.1 x 2.2 x 0.6 in)
Weight 108 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 2.8 inches
3D No
Secondary Display Monochrome OLED, 1.3 inches
Sensors Proximity
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
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, QWERTY, Touchscreen
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry XT9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock No
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity 600
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Domino
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, Windows Live
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge Yes
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
3+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Brightness control, Multi-shot, Night mode, Self-timer, White balance
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
QVGA (320 x 240 pixels)
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats No
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers 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 Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Yes ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments 1 GB card included
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PhoneArena

The Sanyo Innuendo is good at what it does

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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....

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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.

 

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