LG Cosmos 2 Review

LG Cosmos 2 Review

With so much attention given to smartphones by their manufacturers and wireless providers, you’d think those were the only devices available for purchase. Thankfully this is not the case, as there are still easy-to-use basic phones out there, and some even come with a full QWERTY keyboard for messaging, such as the new LG Cosmos 2 for Verizon Wireless.

Included in the retail package is the LG Cosmos 2 VN251 phone, 900mAh battery, wall charger with detachable microUSB cable, and user guide.


The LG Cosmos 2 is an updated version of the original LG Cosmos that came out last year, though both are about the same size and weight, and fit comfortably in the hand. However, the Cosmos 2 replaces the slipper battery door for one that is textured, thus allowing a better grip while holding the phone.

You can compare the LG Cosmos 2 with many other phones using our Size Visualization Tool.

Both phones retain the same 2” TFT display with 240x320 resolution and 262K color support. Images and text look nice and crisp, though we do wish the screen size were larger this time around. The main keypad on the Cosmos 2 has been redesigned, as the numeric buttons are now a bit larger and easier to dial numbers with, though this did take away space from the upper softkeys, speakerphone and clear key, as those now feel smaller and cramped together.

One of the main features of the LG Cosmos 2 is the full QWERTY keyboard. It still comes in a 4-row layout, but this time the buttons are larger, which allows for a better tying experience, and they also provide a nice click response when pressed.

We are also glad to see a standard 3.5mm headset jack used, instead of a 2.5 mm one, though you do have to remove the back cover to access the microSDHC memory card slot.

LG Cosmos 2 360-degrees View:



1. Charlie unregistered

Bought two of these phones for my wife and myself.The sound clarity of calls is excellent. The qwerty keyboard is okay for texting but quite small for someone with large fingers. The option of adding ring tones and music from the computer makes for easy personalization. The biggest problems we have encountered are some confusion regarding how to answer when the phone is locked (apparently no need to unlock it) and the fact that even with the keypad locked, somehow the phone will unlock and it starts asking for commands, shows odd screens, and generally is a real bother. I have the phone case which came with the Blue Tooth accessory and even in the case the phone unlocks and tries to make calls or asks for commands. Also the Blue Tooth is extremely sensitive to extraneous sounds which frequently foils call attempts. This is very frustrating, especially when on the road. Overall a nice phone, but with several glitches which should be ironed out for the next generation or model in the series.

2. agstoll

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 15, 2012

This is a terrible phone. We've brought it back to Verizon, and all they do is reset it and send us on our way, telling us that no one else has reported a problem with it. My wife will receive text messages late, it will "split" text messages into two messages for no apparent reason, and sometimes it won't pick up a call. We cannot wait for her contract to end so that we can get her a better phone. This one is terrible.

3. hipodrome

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 25, 2012

Horrible. Got it because it was cheap for Verizon with a contract. You get what you pay for. No one can hear me when I talk on it, inbox gets full so fast and if someone texts me while it's full, their texts never come in and are lost forever? It's extremely slow and lags horribly. I hit a button and it takes up to 3 or 4 seconds for it to register, so I end up thinking that I didn't hit it hard enough and push it again, and it registers twice and messes everything up. I can type a whole sentence before the words appear on my screen while texting. If I receive a text while I'm in the middle of texting, it will send my half typed text. If someone sends me a long text, they are received in multiple pages and out of order. Every time. Recently, it has started to make all of the texts I have recieved from other people blank in my inbox. Sorry excuse for a phone, literally a piece of junk.
Cosmos 2
  • Display 2.0" 240 x 320 pixels
  • Camera 1.3 MP

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