Summary: The LG Rumor Touch is a touch-screen phone for Virgin Mobile that is geared especially for messaging fans.
Pros: The LG Rumor Touch has a very text-messaging-friendly interface. Its slider QWERTY keyboard is easy to use, and we like that it has a 3.5mm headset jack for music, e-mail, social networking support, and great call quality.
Cons: The LG Rumor Touch's photo quality is average, and the touch screen isn't quite as responsive as we would like.
Summary: The LG Rumor Touch is a touch-screen messaging phone from Sprint with a user interface that makes text messaging a breeze.
Pros: The LG Rumor Touch has a unique text-messaging-friendly interface, plus it has a five-row QWERTY keyboard. It also has EV-DO Rev. 0, GPS, stereo Bluetooth, a 3.5mm headset jack, e-mail, and easy access to social network sites. Call quality is great as well.
Cons: The LG Rumor Touch's keyboard layout could be improved, and the photo quality is average.
Conclusion: The LG Rumor Touch is just a very underwhelming phone overall, it’s a phone that I would not be happy with at all if I was to own it. The screen is big yes, but the interface and responsiveness of the touchscreen are just not that good. The interface is just not very finger friendly, and the responsiveness of the screen isn’t that great either. It’s a phone that wants to be smart, but just isn’t really.
Pros: Nice, well made phone, Full keyboard, Decent battery life
Cons: Poor picture quality, Very glossy screen, not good in bright light, Interface is no finger-friendly, Call quality was spotty, Fairly frustrating experience navigating the phone, Touchscreen isn’t as responsive as it should be
Conclusion: It’s good to see LG and Sprint add some 3G power to the Rumor line and the Rumor Touch offers competitive features such as a full QWERTY keyboard, a 3” touch screen, Sprint TV, GPS with Sprint Navigation and Sprint Music. The phone should please Rumor fans who are looking to upgrade while keeping their messaging needs, web surfing habits and storage options unaltered. We wish that LG had done some styling updates for the Rumor Touch and given it a better camera.
Pros: Full 5-line keyboard makes typing easier, Sprint services (Sprint TV, Navigation and Music) are on all here thanks to 3G., Pro: Full 5-line keyboard makes typing easier, Sprint services (Sprint TV, Navigation and Music) have good speed and performance, 3.5mm audio jack.
Cons: Phone’s styling shows its age as does the 2 megapixel camera., Con: Phone’s styling shows its age, so does the 2 megapixel camera.
Conclusion: The Rumor Touch proved to be a warrior in our . Callers said we sounded very clear, possibly a bit muffled but we had a head cold while trying it out which could easily explain that. On our end we had no problem hearing them and their voice sounded plenty loud and realistic. They rated us an 8.5/10, we may even give it a 9 on our end. Battery life was equally stellar.
Pros: Above average call quality and great battery life, Good build quality, Usable interface tweaks, More multimedia options than previous Rumor devices
Cons: Touchscreen input is not always acted upon, Keyboard is usable, but could be better, Interface and front key layout take a bit of getting used to