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LG Rumor 2 review

5.7/10 AVG.
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5.7/10
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The LG Rumor 2 currently has an Informr score of 5.7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 102 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

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.


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
2"
Camera
1+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Mobile Syrup

As a texting device it’s one of the best out there.

- Ian Hardy, Mobile Syrup
MobileBurn

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...

- Ricky Cadden, MobileBurn


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Screen Size
2"

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

Processor
Unknown

There is a processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

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
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 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 950 mAh battery. LG's performance ratings are 10 days standby time.

Rumor 2 Specs

Overview
Release date March 9, 2009
Regions available USA, Canada
Mobile / Cellular Data
Networks
CDMA:
800/1900 MHz
Data:
1xRTT
SIM card size
No
Dual SIM No
Operating System No
Processor
Internal Storage 22 MB
RAM No
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.51 W/kg
Body: 1.1 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 950 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 Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 10 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Slider
Colors Black, Blue
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.2 x 5.3 x 1.8 cm (4.4 x 2.1 x 0.7 in)
Weight 120 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 2 inches
Secondary Display No
Graphics Yes
Themes No
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
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
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 No
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
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, AIM, ICQ
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, BPP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 16 GB)
PC Synchronization No
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
1+ megapixels
Multi-camera
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Brightness control, Night mode, Self-timer, White balance
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
Unknown
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3
Radio No
Video Playback No
Video Playback Formats No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID No
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps No ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): LG Rumor 2, Rumor2, LG265, Cosmos

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