LG Rumor

AKA: LG LX260, LG Scoop

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

6/10 AVG.
RATING
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Reviews summary

6/10 AVG.
RATING

Based on 253 reviews

For a lower-tier phone, the LG Rumor packs a great feature set, including GPS, 1.3MP camera (no flash), 16MB onboard flash memory (expandable to 4G via microSD), ability to hold up to 500 contacts with 5 entries per contact, dedicated speakerphone button and Bluetooth, all in a candy bar slider that measures in at a manageable 4.3”x2”x0.7”.

The slide out Qwerty keyboard is spacious and easy to use, making texting a breeze.

The Rumor has a talk time of 4.5 hours, and allows for considerable personalization, including customizable ringtones and graphics, real-music ringers, ringer and picture ID.

Using Infraware Polaris 5.01 browsing software, you can even surf the web, although the small external screen will provide a limited internet experience.

An affordable phone with meaningful features and personality.

Specs summary

Screen
2"

The LG Rumor's screen is 2 inches with 176 x 220 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

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

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

Internal memory is 16 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 4 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
950mAh

The phone is powered by a 950 mAh Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol) battery. LG's performance ratings are: 10 days standby time, 270 minutes talk time.

Prices (Where to Buy)

140

LG - Black Cellular Phone

from eBay

  • Condition: Used
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Contract: No
  • Located In: Canada
eBay
140

BLACK LG LG260 LX260 RUMOR CELL BELL MOBILITY CELL PHONE QWERTY SLIDER FAST SHIP

from eBay

  • Condition: Used
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Contract: No
  • Located In: Canada
eBay
140

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from eBay

  • Condition: Used
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Contract: No
  • Located In: Canada
eBay
140

★SOLO★MOBILE★NICE★BLACK★LG260★LG★RUMOR★CELL★CELL★PHONE★QWERTY★SLIDER★FAST★SHIP★

from eBay

  • Condition: Used
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Contract: No
  • Located In: Canada
eBay
140

★USED★5/10★LG★LG260★LX260★RUMOR★CELL★BELL★MOBILITY★CELL★PHONE★QWERTY★SLIDER★

from eBay

  • Condition: Used
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Contract: No
  • Located In: Canada
eBay

Videos

LG Rumor Video Preview 2:11  

LG Rumor Video Preview

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LG Rumor Review (12) 6:47  

LG Rumor Review (12)

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LG Rumor for Sprint

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LG Rumor - Sprint 3:06  

LG Rumor - Sprint

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Resources

Manuals / User Guides
Helpful Links
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Reviews summary

6/10 AVG.
RATING

Based on 253 reviews

For a lower-tier phone, the LG Rumor packs a great feature set, including GPS, 1.3MP camera (no flash), 16MB onboard flash memory (expandable to 4G via microSD), ability to hold up to 500 contacts with 5 entries per contact, dedicated speakerphone button and Bluetooth, all in a candy bar slider that measures in at a manageable 4.3”x2”x0.7”.

The slide out Qwerty keyboard is spacious and easy to use, making texting a breeze.

The Rumor has a talk time of 4.5 hours, and allows for considerable personalization, including customizable ringtones and graphics, real-music ringers, ringer and picture ID.

Using Infraware Polaris 5.01 browsing software, you can even surf the web, although the small external screen will provide a limited internet experience.

An affordable phone with meaningful features and personality.

Reviews (6/10 Avg. rating)

Effective as an e-mail and messaging device

from MobileBurn (over 6 years ago)

The look and feel of the LG Rumor is that of a quality device. The slide mechanism feels solid and the materials used convey a feeling of quality. I came away from this phone being mainly impressed with its effectiveness as an e-mail and messaging device, especially considering that it's only a pinch... More

BASIC USABILITY

(7 months ago)

I have had the phone for over 1 year and it has been completely functional.

  9/10

Flushed this phone down the toliet...

(about 1 year ago)

Like others have said, it shut down ALL THE TIME. In the middle of calls, sending a text, receiving a text, anything. After a few years the charger fell apart and the phone never worked again. It was good for a while until buttons stopped working. I've dropped it many times without it breaking.... More

  1/10

I can't wait to get rid of this phone...

(over 2 years ago)

I have had this phone for 3 years now and I really, really wanted to love it. Actually, I did for the first few weeks, then it started shutting off randomly, even when fully charged. I know this is definitely not an isolated problem, judging from the comments on this page, as well as from what the employee... More

  3/10

LG♥

(over 2 years ago)

i have had my rumour for 3 years, and its been threw hell and back and it still works fine.

  5/10

Crap

(over 3 years ago)

battery is ok pretty shit.. All this phone does is shuts off I droped it a lot and it still was good so pretty durable idk I don't recommend buying it

  1/10

Terrible

(over 3 years ago)

Ive been threw three of these phones in the past year, recently after sliding the keyboard open I got the usual white screen of death. Ive also had issues with it randomly turning off, overall a rather terrible and lousy phone. I would not recommend it!

  1/10

Save your sanity.....Don't buy the LG Rumor

(over 3 years ago)

Believe everything that owners of this phone say is wrong with it!! 1. Shuts off in the middle of a call or texting 2. "UNLOCKS" and phone numbers in my call list.. so much so I have to turn it off a lot. 3. Loses a full charge within 24hrs with little or no use...So often I had to purchase... More

  1/10

My shutting off problem was solved.

(over 3 years ago)

I've had my Rumour now for close to 2 yrs. It kept shutting off also so about 3 months ago I called Bell and asked for help. It was long and drawn out. I had to reset all so lost everything in it. I also noticed dust particles inside the battery cover so I cleaned that. Since then my Rumour is... More

  1/10

I wish I had checked these reviews before I bought the LG Rumour.

(over 3 years ago)

Nice design, but after only a few months of use the LG Rumour keeps shutting off on its own. It is unusable and such a disappointment and waste of money. Right now it is in for repairs as it is still under warranty but I am not hopeful that it will be fixed. I will never buy LG again! And I'm... More

  1/10

I didn't like this phone.

(over 3 years ago)

I had this phone for a year, and it was the 1st phone I ever had, so I thought it was awesome at first. But then after a few months it would randomly turn off and the keyboard function would randomly turn on by itself so I couldn't type letters, so I would have to exit out of the message and start... More

  1/10

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