- Ian Hardy , Mobile Syrup
As a texting device it’s one of the best out there.
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.
Reviews (5.7/10 Avg. rating)
Currently priced right and incredibly simple to use
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 Rumour 2 feels solid in the hand as it only weighs 117 grams with overall dimension of 4.41 x 2.05 x 0.70 inches. The main difference with this device is that it’s much more curved in style, the directional pad is now square and this has a slide-out 4-row QWERTY keyboard with... Full review
Nice compact messaging phone, with numeric keypad and a comfortable QWERTY keyboard
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 well implemented and easy to setup. Unfortunately, the attempts at multimedia support are laughable at best, and the web browser is incredibly limited. The 1.3 megapixel camera offers a few fun features, but the inability to record video is an annoying oversight. Still, the Rumor2 is built well,... Full review
Simple to use and great for texting addicts.
Great phone gets the job done even in 2012!
It served me well :)
LG Rumor 2
I love this phone
didn't last long
I Hate my phone to the point were i wana smash it
My LG Rumor 2 is terrible
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Manuals / User Guides
- LG Rumor 2 Manual (PDF)
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