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LG Rumor Touch

7/10 AVG.
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7/10
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The LG Rumor Touch currently has an Informr score of 7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 5 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
3"
Camera
2+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Top Ten Reviews

The LG Rumor Touch is a good option for pay-as-you-go cell phone users because it comes with many advanced features and superior calling and messaging options. The phone's large size and operating system are limiting factors, but not ones that get in the way of keeping in touch or listening to music...

- Top Ten Reviews Team, Top Ten Reviews
MobileBurn

I wholeheartedly thought it felt dated from the second I turned it on.

- Todd Haselton, MobileBurn
Phone Scoop

As a strict improvement over the LG Rumor2, the LG Rumor Touch offers significant benefits, including faster networking, a larger keyboard and better social networking support built in. But it still falls behind with a lackluster, and occasionally frustrating interface design. The addition of a...

- Philip Berne, Phone Scoop
PhoneArena

The Rumor Touch proved to be a warrior in our performance testing. Callers said we sounded very clear, possibly a bit muffled but we had a head cold while trying it out which could easily explain that.  On our end we had no problem hearing them and their voice sounded plenty loud and realist...

- PhoneArena Team, PhoneArena


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Common Questions


LG released the Rumor Touch on January 10, 2010.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the LG Rumor Touch user manual here.


LG backs up the Rumor Touch with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your Rumor Touch has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact LG support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find LG's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
3"

The LG Rumor Touch's screen size is 3 inches with 240 x 400 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

The phone runs on the Other operating system (OS).

Camera
2+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 2+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
52 MB

Internal memory is 52 MB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1100mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 1100 mAh battery. LG's performance ratings are 420 minutes.

Rumor Touch Specs

Overview
Release date January 10, 2010
Regions available USA
Networks
CDMA:
800/1900 MHz
Data:
1xRTT, EV-DO Rev. 0
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory 52 MB
RAM No
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.62 W/kg
Body: 0.87 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 1100 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 420 minutes
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Slider
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.7 x 5.6 x 1.5 cm (4.2 x 2.2 x 0.6 in)
Weight 133 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution 240 x 400 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 3 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Proximity
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type QWERTY, Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock No
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity 600
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, MMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge Yes
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
15x digital
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
QVGA (320 x 240 pixels)
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats No
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): LG LN510, LG Banter Touch

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Critic Reviews


Top Ten Reviews

This phone looks and feels like competing smartphones but is slightly more difficult to use

from Top Ten Reviews

The LG Rumor Touch is a good option for pay-as-you-go cell phone users because it comes with many advanced features and superior calling and messaging options. The phone's large size and operating system are limiting factors, but not ones that get in the way of keeping in touch or listening to music and occasionally enjoying web content.

Read full review

The LG Rumor Touch is a good option for pay-as-you-go cell phone users because it comes with many advanced features and superior calling and messaging options. The phone's large size and operating system are limiting factors, but not ones that get in the way of keeping in touch or listening to music and occasionally enjoying web content.

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MobileBurn

The Rumor Touch may serve well as a first phone for some, or as a strictly SMS/MMS and calling device, but anyone else will soon find themselves wishi

from MobileBurn

The LG Rumor Touch is the third Rumor phone from LG on Sprint, and it's the first to offer a full touchscreen display. While the phone worked well during my testing, I wholeheartedly thought it felt dated from the second I turned it on. Data speeds were slow and web pages rendered awkwardly, the user interface wasn't fun to use, and its primary focus, messaging, was limited and watered down. The Rumor Touch may serve well as a first phone for some, or as a strictly SMS/MMS and calling device, but anyone else will soon find themselves wishing it could do more....

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The LG Rumor Touch is the third Rumor phone from LG on Sprint, and it's the first to offer a full touchscreen display. While the phone worked well during my testing, I wholeheartedly thought it felt dated from the second I turned it on. Data speeds were slow and web pages rendered awkwardly, the user interface wasn't fun to use, and its primary focus, messaging, was limited and watered down. The Rumor Touch may serve well as a first phone for some, or as a strictly SMS/MMS and calling device, but anyone else will soon find themselves wishing it could do more.

For $79.99 with a 2-year contract, if you're planning to purchase one of Sprint's Simply Everything data plans to take advantage of some of this phone's data features, you'd be better off purchasing a smartphone. A smartphone, such as the Palm Pixi or HTC Hero, will offer better web browsing and deeper integration with your social networks.

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Phone Scoop

Better than average quick messaging device

from Phone Scoop

As a strict improvement over the LG Rumor2, the LG Rumor Touch offers significant benefits, including faster networking, a larger keyboard and better social networking support built in. But it still falls behind with a lackluster, and occasionally frustrating interface design. The addition of...More

As a strict improvement over the LG Rumor2, the LG Rumor Touch offers significant benefits, including faster networking, a larger keyboard and better social networking support built in. But it still falls behind with a lackluster, and occasionally frustrating interface design. The addition of a sub-par, unresponsive touchscreen didn't help matters, and much of the long, list-based menus and tiny buttons were more difficult to use because of it. Worst of all, the new interface still doesn't live up to the Sprint One Click interface that you'll find on a phone like the Samsung Exclaim, without the bother of the touchscreen.

That isn't to say there's nothing to recommend the LG Rumor Touch. The phone does a fine job handling calls and contacts, at least better than most feature phones, and the contact list acts as a nice jumping off point for the rest of the phone's features, including messaging, calling and even GPS navigation. The music player is simple, but the hardware is solid, and you can use high capacity memory cards as well as your own headphones, which means the Rumor Touch has some potential. I was even impressed by the new Social Zone software, which gives some proper respect to social networking communities that I haven't seen represented elsewhere.

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PhoneArena

A plenty capable messaging device with useful interface enhancements

from PhoneArena

The Rumor Touch proved to be a warrior in our performance testing. Callers said we sounded very clear, possibly a bit muffled but we had a head cold while trying it out which could easily explain that.  On our end we had no problem hearing them and their voice sounded plenty loud and real...More

The Rumor Touch proved to be a warrior in our performance testing. Callers said we sounded very clear, possibly a bit muffled but we had a head cold while trying it out which could easily explain that.  On our end we had no problem hearing them and their voice sounded plenty loud and realistic.  They rated us an 8.5/10, we may even give it a 9 on our end.  Battery life was equally stellar.  It is rated at 7 hours of talk time, quite a feat for a CDMA device especially with a touchscreen.   It appears that even the heaviest of social networkers will have no problem going a few days with the Rumor Touch.

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User Reviews


Phonedog

Great phone from Virgin Mobile!

from Phonedog
Pro: QWERTY keyboard Opera Mini Browser Hello UI Threaded text messaging Con: Camera can take some grainy pictures Stock web browser Touchscreen can be a bit laggy Main Menu Using experience: 3 months This is a great option if you want an LG Rumor Touch but without the 2 year contract. The touchscr...More
Pro: QWERTY keyboard Opera Mini Browser Hello UI Threaded text messaging Con: Camera can take some grainy pictures Stock web browser Touchscreen can be a bit laggy Main Menu Using experience: 3 months This is a great option if you want an LG Rumor Touch but without the 2 year contract. The touchscreen is OK, but it can be a bit laggy at times. When you tap the home tab or the home button, you get a list where you can edit and remove apps. When you go to the main menu, the main menu is in a list style form. It can be boring. The Hello UI Interface is pretty unique. You go to the Hello UI tab on the botton and you can add or romove contacts from the list and you can circle around the contacts and send a group text message. The QWERTY keyboard on this row is excellent. You get 5 rows, the top dedicated to numbers. They have nice bubble-like shape and they have tactile feedback. You also get a emotion con button. The stock web browser is pretty weak. You can download the Opera Mini web browser 5.1. This makes web browsing on this phone awsome. You get a calender, record voice, voice reader, memory card slot located at the side of the phone, the lock/power button is on the left side, and a dedicated camera key on the right side. The camera is 2.0 Megapixels. It takes OK pictures, but just dont expect high end pictures. You get the basic settings like Fun frames, change resolution, etc. You can also record video. You can pause it and change the brightness or zoom in while recording video. The call quality is exellent. I could hear the other end clearly. The battery life of the phone is OK. But you do have to recharge it after 2 days or more if you use the web alot. Less

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