Pros The new design is cooler. Changeable backplates, now has Bluetooth stereo, 4x more memory cap, and comes in two trims.
Cons The front key pad is cramped. Camera is plainly for on the spot moments.
Summary I think the CNET article is wrong when it says that there were no improvements. There were many. The first is the improved QWERTY keypad. It now has an extra row for numbers, a directional pad and a quick emoticon key, that I find I use much more than I should.
It also has Bluetooth Stereo (I have a bluetooth stereo headphones and speakers) so that is well needed.
It also has 16 GB max mem capacity, which means I can store alot more songs....when I upgrade my mem card.
It has threaded SMS, a good Sprint navigator (which got me around LA) that doesn't require EVDO and I find it to be a good messaging device. I don't websurf or use alot of multimedia features, so why would I need EVDO?
I'm sure LG was looking for a lower cost device in these times to fight the higher spec'd SS Rant. The good thing about this phone is that is has a better feel and look than the cheap looking Rant. And the writer is wrong. LG does have a QWERTY device with EVDO and better camera.......it's called the LG LOTUS, a much better device.
Pros Good interface, don't need to slide to dial, very good battery life, nice keyboard
Cons No custom ringtones or games w/o data plan, bad speaker design, has to be propped up or upside down to hear it.
Summary It's basically the Rumor stripped down to force you to buy data/text plans if you want to use it. If you have a Rumor this is a downgrade, Sprint is doing this with all their phones now. It's a giant disappointment, I wish I would not have gotten it. Before it was that you could transfer music to be your ringtones and transfer games, now they must be downloaded forcing you to have a data plan or pay $7 per ringtone that you download. I'm going to sell this phone and buy a non-affiliate phone that actually has some features you can use, I'm not going to pay an extra $15 a month for a data plan just so I can get some use out of the phones features.
Pros changeable theme
Cons bulky, ugly, terrible camera, way too big, weird layout, not many features, bad battery life
Summary first of all, this phone is really ugly and big. the keys are really big and hard to text. This phone is a cheap phone and not "cool." Also, the camera takes bad pictures and is really slow. This phone doesn't have internet, but does have facebook and gmail. It has a confusing layout, with many unnecessary buttons. It does have a call tone, but doesn't record well. My favorite thing about this phone is the changeable layout, with different themes. My biggest issue with the LG Rumor 2, is its' size, shape, and layout. Overall, i do NOT recommend this phone to you. i recommend the samsung juke, samsung innuedo, t339, or ANY t-mobile phone!!!
"I love this phone."on by hugggs57
Pros Navigation is the killer app. It gives spoken turn-by-turn and readable maps.
Querty keyboard is easy to use, good for texting.
Long battery life.
Opera web browser.
Cons Confusing menu structure and inconsistent use of keys, same as other cell phones (except iPhone).
Summary If reviewers want an iPhone, they should buy one. This $89 (from Virgin) phone delivers what USERS want while saving money by leaving out what REVIEWERS want. It doesn't have a touch screen, video nor 3G (EV-DO) because you don't need them; they just run up the cost. 3G is too slow for tethering. The Navigation app is a must have.Got POP3 working. Disregard above complaint.
My only complaint is that I couldn't connect with my POP3 mailserver after giving it the correct parameters. I'm a handheld developer. If I can't get it to work, you won't either.
Based on negative reviews, I was ready to send it back unopened. After playing with it for an hour, I fell in love. It's almost everything a cheap cell phone should be.
Updated on Oct 22, 2010
Pros All good and the info is in the summary
Cons No cons and read below
Summary I have had my LG Rumor 2 Blue for over 4 years and never a problem like these reviews say. I haven't replaced anything but added a screen protector. I only txt, make calls and use the speaker phone. I have dropped the phone a few times and this rugged phone keeps on giving. Only reason why I'm considering a new phone,is to try out a touch screen, like the LG Rumor Touch or LG Rumor Reflex. I'm not interested in the data plan and a lot of bells and whistles.