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
1. kevin (unregistered)
i just got my rumor yesterday and i love it so you dont have to be a teen to have it lol
2. Sammen89 (unregistered)
I've had it for about 2 weeks now, and must say... I'm 18, sell electronics for a living, and have friends with alot of tech guys... But also I'm someone who insist on staying connected with the world.... this phone is excellent for that.... Text-messaging is awesome on this phone!
i love the rumor phone! its easy to use and you can do a lot on it. it has a good look to it and gets good service! dope phone ;]
10. jtkong (Posts: 13; Member since: 17 Mar 2010)
Am I missing something? The texting on the phone keypad is horrible. I have to keep changing the entry option to T9 manually. Why isnt there a setting to keep T9 as the default?! And as for the slide out qwerty, it's crap! I'm a fast typer and the keyboard can't keep up whatsoever. I don't see why the LG 260 has the moniker of "texting phone" when it doesn't live up to the "texting" part.
4. Stretch (unregistered)
This phone does only basic functions. I do agree the things it can do it does well such as texting and IM and email. The phone has lots of problems such as the screen going black, phone restarting by it self and browser problems. on top of that the my content manager doesnt work! sometimes it freezes up or randomly restarts. I've also had an issue of receiving IM text notifications when i was NOT signed in on my phone. The phones browser is extremely limited. as far as navigating and media support. (cant download images or zoom in or view videos) The media player is a joke. my old samsung trace had way more options. You cant choose files to play it just searches your phone for all media except of course videos which you have to go into settings/tools/memorycardbrowser and actually select the video. also there is no eq no way of managing your files either. cant go and play a file from your memory card. you cant move items from your card to phone or vice versa unless you take the picture yourself. you cant use mp3s as ring tones unless you get them through sprint. Yeah this device is GREAT if you just want to email, chat, and stay connected. but if your someone looking to get a little bit more out of there phone this is NOT for you! I'm just angry that the guy who sold it to me didn't know what he was talking about and i didn't do my research first.
5. Courtney (unregistered)
I have had my phone for two months now. I text alot and get online everyday on the phone. It has started rebooting itself when I'm in the middle of something. I have a friend who also has a Rumor and she said hers is doing the same thiing. She called sprint and they said it was a "known problem" and sent her a new one and it is doing the same. They have agreed to exchange her phone with a different model.
6. Keryfree (unregistered)
I received my 2nd Rumor less than a month ago. The first liked to turn off on its own. Especially when I was using the Qwerty key board. Then it started doing it when I would take pictures as well. So now a month into my 2nd one and from 3 days after I got it, the problems started. keys not responding, the slide not responding, and cutting off. I wanted my provider to replace it with another phone and they said there is a 3 strike rule. LG should be ashamed of marketing a phone with obvious tech issues.
7. jaquihdez (unregistered)
I have the phone but I have tmobile service. I am trying to see if the phone can be unlocked and be able to be used with Tmobile. Anyone have any idea?
8. kelly_h (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Jun 2009)
Horrible!!! Okay, I got the phone in May and it was amazing!!! I mean it did everything I thought it was going to do and more. It was an amazing phone and I loved it. In late August it started acting weird. Sometimes the screen would be fuzzy and I just ignored it. Like a week later it started acting up again and it went downhill from there. The screen went from fuzzy, to being like a bad T.V channel and rolling up and down on the screen, then it went black, and finally the screen went all white and it has never gone back. So if your the type of person who gets a new phone every few months then go for it, this phone is for you. But if you like to keep a phone for more than 4 months then think about a different phone because you will get frustrated with this phone. I have heard that not all of them do this, but a good percent of them do.
9. brittany1995 (Posts: 1; Member since: 02 Jul 2009)
COMPLETLY A WASTE OF MONEY!!!!!!!! i loved this phone when i got it but its an awful phone. This is my 3rd lg rumor in a year. I text a lot so I thought the rumor would be the phone for me. However, half of the keys on my phone are broken. If I drop it, it randomly shuts off. If my phone dies and I don't have a charger I can never turn my phone on again because the back button is also broken. I find this phone highly annoying and it isn't advanced at all. I like the style of the phone and the menu layout but there are no favorites. The camera on the phone is absolutely terrible; the pictures in the morning and at night are very bad. My phones screen has random dark patches. In conclusion this phone has a cool design but not durable AT ALL. I would not recommend this phone to anyone.
11. TheAnonymousUser (unregistered)
The phone is working great! I have it with kajeet and it is still awesome!
12. Daisye (unregistered)
Is it possible to personalize text message alerts ?? Meaning, if a message comes through from a contact will it say the persons name in addition to "Message received"