LG Rumor ReviewLG RUMOR 6.5
Using the Rumor was a breeze. The UI is quick and smooth and we had no issues with menu lag, lockups or restarts. In our testing we were able to achieve a few minutes over the rated 4.5 hours of battery life, and reception was good even in fringe areas. Callers said that we sounded clear, and on our end the volume and clarity was just fine. All-in-all the Rumor performed admirably and there isn’t much to say other than that it simply works well.
For what it is, the LG Rumor can’t be beat. It is a small, cheap device that will play well to the teenage crowd. Integrated AIM, Facebook and a QWERTY keypad will play to this always-connected demographic, and we like that LG and Sprint are addressing this growing market that is catered to mostly by MVNO’s. While we liked many things about the Rumor, it would be nice to see a few more high-end features such as high speed data and a better camera. For the teen looking to stay connected the Rumor is the device for them, but we feel most users will want a device that is a bit more mature.
- Good form-factor and build quality
- QWERTY keypad, AIM and Facebook make it easy to stay connected
- Easy to type on
- Poor camera, especially in low light situations
- No high-speed data