Summary: It seemed in 2008, that phones with a dialing pad then a slide out QWERTY keyboard would be the biggest revolution in the cell phone world. So is the LG Rumor 2 -- a double pad texting phone on Sprint -- still an option in 2011?
Conclusion: In three prime areas – voice quality, screen clarity and battery life – Rumor2 is slightly superior to the identically-priced and similarly appointed Samsung Rant. But the Rant offers EV-DO connectivity, a better QWERTY keyboard, a higher resolution and better camera, video recording, and access to...
Pros: Excellent sound quality; wide four-row QWERTY keyboard; quality LCD screen; full SMS, email and IM functions; threaded text messaging; bluetooth 2.1
Cons: No video recording; oddly-placed period and shift keys; fuzzy pictures; no EV-DO connectivity; slow to initialize MP3 player; overly quiet ringers
Conclusion: The LG Rumor 2 feels like the original Rumor in sleeker clothing. While we dig the roomier keyboard with its added number row and the higher resolution screen, we find the phone largely remains similar to the original Rumor.
Pros: Great keyboard and good looks., Sleeker and cooler looking than the original Rumor. Awesome keyboard and very good reception. Good messaging support and reasonable GPS performance.
Cons: No EVDO, poor battery life., Not much change from the original Rumor. Voice quality isn’t very good. No EVDO. Battery life has decreased from the original. Can’t record video. No AAC support for music playback.
Excerpt: 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.