LG Rumor 2

AKA: LG Rumor 2, Rumor2, LG265, Cosmos

Available at: SaskTel, Bell, PC Mobile, Solo Mobile, Virgin Mobile

6/10 AVG.
RATING
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As a texting device it’s one of the best out there. - Ian Hardy, Mobile Syrup  
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Reviews summary

6/10 AVG.
RATING

Based on 102 reviews

When the original LG Rumor hit the market back in 2007, it was well received as a spacious and easy-to-use messaging phone. The design and build materials caught a lot of press, and appropriately so, as it was a solid slider geared toward a youthful market focused on text and messaging.

That said, the LG Rumor 2 disappoints in its sheer lack of overall improvements. Yes, it now offers some access to Outlook and Lotus notes, but hey, it’s 2010 and consumers want to see something new, cool and useful.

In lieu of innovation and overhaul, the LG Rumor 2 offers everything that made it great… three years ago. They have added an improved display (240 x 320 pixel resolution), and some small customization tweaks, but overall, this phone is much like it’s ground-breaking predecessor, only it’s a few years later.

For those who aren’t familiar with the LG Rumor 2, it is an attractive phone with a candybar look until you discover the spacious slide-out full QWERTY keypad, which allows for easy and fun texting in any context.

Closed, the Rumor 2 can perform numerous functions quickly, aided by its alpha-numeric keypad, familiar navigation array and 2 inch display. The Rumor 2 also comes with a 1.3MP camera, which is no longer grabbing any headlines, frankly, but does offer digital zoom, night mode and other meaningful camera features.

The Rumor 2 has GPS, Bluetooth 2.1 expandable microSD memory, a 2.5mm headphone jack and a robust suite of entry level features that can be useful (Alarm, calendar, to-do list, etc.).

With an impressive talk time of 5.5 hours and 168 hours of standby time, the LG Rumor is not a phone to pass over by any means. We just wish they had made more dramatic changes rather than a quick refresh.

Specs summary

Screen
2"

The LG Rumor 2's screen is 2 inches with 240 x 320 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

The phone runs on the Other operating system (OS).

Camera
1+ MP
You can take photos with the phone's onboard 1+ megapixel camera. There's no secondary front camera.
Storage
22 MB

Internal memory is 22 MB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 16 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
950mAh

The phone is powered by a 950 mAh Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. LG's performance ratings are: 10 days standby time, 330 minutes talk time.

Prices (Where to Buy)

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BLACK LX265 SOLO MOBILE LG265 LG RUMOR 2 QWERTY SLIDER CELL PHONE 100% READY

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LG Rumor 2 - Black (BELL Atlantic Mobile) Cellular Phone

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140

LG Rumor 2 LX265 - Black (Virgin Mobile) Cellular Phone BRAND NEW SEALED

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140

LG Rumor 2 LX265 Sprint - Metallic Orange Cellular Phone - Brand New BEJAX265

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Reviews summary

6/10 AVG.
RATING

Based on 102 reviews

When the original LG Rumor hit the market back in 2007, it was well received as a spacious and easy-to-use messaging phone. The design and build materials caught a lot of press, and appropriately so, as it was a solid slider geared toward a youthful market focused on text and messaging.

That said, the LG Rumor 2 disappoints in its sheer lack of overall improvements. Yes, it now offers some access to Outlook and Lotus notes, but hey, it’s 2010 and consumers want to see something new, cool and useful.

In lieu of innovation and overhaul, the LG Rumor 2 offers everything that made it great… three years ago. They have added an improved display (240 x 320 pixel resolution), and some small customization tweaks, but overall, this phone is much like it’s ground-breaking predecessor, only it’s a few years later.

For those who aren’t familiar with the LG Rumor 2, it is an attractive phone with a candybar look until you discover the spacious slide-out full QWERTY keypad, which allows for easy and fun texting in any context.

Closed, the Rumor 2 can perform numerous functions quickly, aided by its alpha-numeric keypad, familiar navigation array and 2 inch display. The Rumor 2 also comes with a 1.3MP camera, which is no longer grabbing any headlines, frankly, but does offer digital zoom, night mode and other meaningful camera features.

The Rumor 2 has GPS, Bluetooth 2.1 expandable microSD memory, a 2.5mm headphone jack and a robust suite of entry level features that can be useful (Alarm, calendar, to-do list, etc.).

With an impressive talk time of 5.5 hours and 168 hours of standby time, the LG Rumor is not a phone to pass over by any means. We just wish they had made more dramatic changes rather than a quick refresh.

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Reviews (6/10 Avg. rating)

Currently priced right and incredibly simple to use

from Mobile Syrup (over 5 years ago)

The LG Rumour 2 was recently released by Bell and Solo and is a nice upgrade to the original model. There are a key couple features that make this stand out. If you are in the market for a texting device this is one you should consider as it’s currently priced right and incredibly simple to use. The... More

Nice compact messaging phone, with numeric keypad and a comfortable QWERTY keyboard

from MobileBurn (over 5 years ago)

The LG Rumor2 is a nice compact messaging phone, with both an easy to use numeric keypad and a comfortable QWERTY keyboard. The dedicated number row and smiley button on the slide-out keyboard are definitely appreciated, and the email support - both for web-based and corporate Outlook Web Access, is... More

Simple to use and great for texting addicts.

(over 2 years ago)

I've had the LG Rumor 2 for several years now. It's a basic phone; the camera is functional but nothing breath-taking at 1.3 MP. The real plus side is you can store quite a few pictures if the phone also has an SD card inserted (obviously). The phone is awesome for texting: it stores messages... More

  8/10

Great phone gets the job done even in 2012!

(over 2 years ago)

This review is bogus from 2010 since the phone still stands up 2 years later as "cool and useful." But hey If you're addicted to the cult of the new for stuff that isn't necessarily useful (is a game useful, or constant facebooklng or tweeting?) then move along folks, there's... More

  5/10

It served me well :)

(over 2 years ago)

i had the LG rumor 2 for about 7 months and loved it it works very well and i had only one problem with it where the screen shut off on me but it fixed itself for a new phone user or a simple texter this is a very good phone also for the younger ppl i quite liked it

  5/10

LG Rumor 2

(over 2 years ago)

I have had this phone for about 2 yrs and i can honestly say i am satisfied. yes it dont have all the bells and whistles but where i live in the middle of british columbia and our cell reception here is down right crappy. this phone is the ONLY phone that gets cell reception thruout the house. I am with... More

  10/10

Awesome Phone

(over 3 years ago)

I got my lg rumour 2 as my first phone and still have it. It's great; especially for texting in general. Though the camera has really bad quality 1.3 (Megapixels), i've dropped it onto the cinema floor (this was stone) and thought is was broke and had to go buy another one. But it survived.... More

  5/10

I love this phone

(over 3 years ago)

I have had my rumor 2 phone for 3 years now and have never had a problem at all. I use it as my only phone. But I do not do any web stuff on it. I just love the keyboard!

  5/10

sub memory

(over 3 years ago)

I cleared my contacts but there is a sub list of all my contacts,peoples #s that have called me and the #s of people ive called or sent a text this list cant be cleared by the owner so im told holy huge security risk batman especially if i turn it in to be recycled.

  1/10

didn't last long

(over 3 years ago)

Had the phone just under a year and a half and the screen went all "northern light colours" on me. Had to purchase a new phone as Bell wouldn't upgrade the phone with a renewed plan.

  1/10

I Hate my phone to the point were i wana smash it

(over 3 years ago)

ive had my phone for over 7 months now and i cant deal with it because my end button doesnt work my phone keeps dialing bull shit and it shuts off by itself and i hate this company....i wish i had a blackberry.

  1/10

My LG Rumor 2 is terrible

(over 3 years ago)

I only got my phone a year ago, and at first I was so exited because it was my first phone, but now I want a new one so bad! I actually need one. Last June, the clip that supports the slide popped out, and I got it fixed, but ever since then I've been having troubles with it. When I call, it's... More

  1/10

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