The Sanyo Innuendo measures 4.2 inches in height, 2.2 inches in width and is 0.6 inches in thickness. It is both slim and lightweight and its curved edges make for a current and modern design. It is available in black or blue colors. One major fault of the Sanyo Innuendo is its highly reflective external display which cannot be seen in sunlight and collects fingerprints and smudges.
The exterior touch pad consists of a number keypad, directional buttons, Talk and End key, OK button and a small external screen. The space between each key is enough to make typing easy, but because it is a touch pad having to check and double check the phone’s response to each press may prove tedious. The small external screen shows the time and date while on standby and can also be used to access a few of the menu's options.
On the phone's side are a Micro-USB port and volume rocker. The MicroSD card port is unfortunately located behind the battery while the camera and speakers are on the back cover.
When the phone is flipped open it reveals a QWERTY keypad and an internal display. This display features a 400 x 240 pixel resolution and measures 2.8 inches. This makes for a great viewing experience. Additionally, the phone can only be viewed in landscape mode. Below the hinge that connects the screen and keyboard are two soft keys that go with two onscreen commands directly above them. The QWERTY keyboard features three rows and shares its 26 lettered buttons with symbols and numbers. Each key is adequately spaced making it easy to type and input text.
On the surface, which holds the keypad, there are also several other buttons including a navigational toggle, dedicated camera key, speakerphone button, Back button and Talk and End keys.