Excerpt: Long before messaging phones became a trend, LG has been making feature phones with full QWERTY keyboards. Verizon has its line of Voyager and enV handsets, and Sprint has the LG Rumor and the subsequent LG Rumor 2. Though they made decent messaging phones, the previous Rumor handsets were more for the entry-level consumer due to their basic feature sets.
Excerpt: The LG Rumor Touch is full of extra features that make it more useful, and more fun, than most other pay-as-you-go cell phones . It comes with easy access to social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. You can use the slide-out QWERTY keyboard to post updates quickly and easily.
Pros: This phone makes loud, clear calls and comes with superior messaging features.
Cons: This LG Rumor Touch is heavy, has a short battery life and lacks Wi-Fi capability.
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
Review of Sprint's LG Rumor Touch, the first touchscreen Rumor
10 May 2010
Summary: The LG Rumor Touch is the third Rumor phone from LG on Sprint, and it's the first to offer a full touchscreen display. While the phone worked well during my testing, I wholeheartedly thought it felt dated from the second I turned it on. Data speeds were slow and web pages rendered awkwardly, the user interface wasn't fun to use, and its primary focus, messaging, was limited and watered down.
Pros: Solid keyboard, good call quality, decent battery life
Cons: Annoying user interface, poor web browser, slow data speeds, feels very dated
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.