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LG Rumor 2 review

5.7/10 AVG.
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LG Rumor 2
LG Rumor 2
LG Rumor 2
LG Rumor 2
LG Rumor 2

Informr score
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
Operating system
Screen Size
Screen Size
1+ MP
1+ MP
950 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...

Mobile Syrup
Mobile Syrup

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

- Ian Hardy, Mobile Syrup

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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Common Questions

We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the LG Rumor 2 user manual here.

LG backs up the Rumor 2 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your Rumor 2 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact LG support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find LG's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.


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Screen Size

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


There is a processor (CPU).


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

1+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 1+ MP camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

22 MB

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


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

Release Date March 9, 2009
Regions Available USA, Canada
Operating System No

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Internal Storage 22 MB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.51 W/kg
Body: 1.1 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Manual, Standard Battery
Mobile / Cellular Data
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, BPP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi No
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 16 GB)
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
1+ Megapixels
Additional Rear Camera Info
Brightness control, Night mode, Self-timer, White balance
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size 2 inches
Secondary Display No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 950 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to 10 days
Mixed Usage
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
Headset Jack 2.5mm
External Speakers No
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type Standard / 12-key Numeric, QWERTY
Navigation Type D-pad
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Additional Information Messaging: SMS, EMS, MMS, AIM, Yahoo, ICQ
Graphics: Yes
Backlit Illumination: Yes
Predictive Text Entry: T9
Voicemail Key: Yes
Any Key Answer: Yes
Voice Commands: Yes
Contact List Capacity: 600
Multiple Numbers Per Contact:
Auto Answer: Yes
Voice Activated Dialing: Yes
Photo Caller ID: Yes
Web Browser: Yes
Email Client: Yes
Email Protocols: POP3, IMAP
PC Synchronization: No
Java Application: Yes
Audio Formats: MP3
Custom Ringtones: No
Vibration Alert: Yes
Downloadable Ringtones: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Wi-fi Encryption: -
Games: Downloadable
Apps: No
Included Software / Apps: -
To-Do / Task List, Calendar, World Clock, Alarm, Calculator, NotePad, Voice Memos / Recorder

Other Names (AKA): LG Rumor 2, Rumor2, LG265, Cosmos
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