- 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... More
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 designated emoticon key and dedicated directional left, right, up and down keys now added. The keyboard is nicely spaced out and the keys feel great too, somewhat raised on the keyboard and also raised on the front of the device. The dedicated keys make this a breeze to text/IM with.Less
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,... More
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, with a solid slide mechanism and sturdy materials. We at MobileBurn.com give this messaging cell phone a 'Recommended' rating.
Simple to use and great for texting addicts.
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 as conversations with your contacts, grouping them by contact rather than a messy, limited space inbox which, in turn, allows for a lot of texting storage. The inbox cleans itself as you go, but if you have any messages you don't want cleaned up, you simply lock them and that's that. Also, if you actively text a contact more often than another, the phone will keep more message history for that contact. I've never had any issues with the phone in terms of freezing, shutting down or otherwise. It has great battery life. I've used it for 3-4 days texting constantly and I go down from 3 bars (fully charged) to 1. It charges quickly too. I've had last-minute charging done before going to work and it'll go from dying to almost maximum battery power in around 30 minutes. I'd highly recommend this phone to someone who wanted a simple, functional device with an easy-to-use QWERTY slide-out keyboard, especially if they weren't looking to follow all the expensive Android models out there. It has a few helpful features, such as a tip calculator and unit converter for a number of different things, like length, area, mass, volume and temperature, all of which I've used way more than I would have expected. There is also a GPS navigator in the phone which is helpful for the directionally challenged (me). All in all, a great basic phone.Less
Great phone gets the job done even in 2012!
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 gold in them dar hills....but if you want a great slide, nice screen and all the essentials because you have a life outside of your device thumbing....then it money well spent...especially if you're also a rebel (aren't on the monthly hook) and "pay as you go" (blasphemous! :P)Less
It served me well :)
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 itLess
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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 bell mobility and there has been people with blackberries and iphones and other lg samsung you name it phones and this cell will get service in spots none of them get. so if it is cell reception you want get this one. bells and whistles move to the city and get a fancy one.Less
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. The internet looks a little wierd though. Overall great phone, incredibly simple to use and really easy to text with. I would recommend this phone to anyone interested in both texting and calling.Less
I love this phone
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!Less
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.Less
didn't last long
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.Less
I Hate my phone to the point were i wana smash it
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.Less
My LG Rumor 2 is terrible
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 either broken up or the phone just shuts off completely. When I use predictive text on my phone, it locks up and I have to take the battery out. And lately, when I slide it, the screen freezes up and turns pink!! And the worst thing about it is, my contract isn't up until another 2 years, and for some reason, BellAliant wont let me disconnect my cell phone and replace it with a new one! Is any one else having these problems? If so, please let me know! You might be able to help!Less
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