It seems the Rumor 2 is dedicated to one goal in this section, to underwhelm.
Connectivity is handled CDMA 800 and 1900, that's about it. No 3G or anything high speed here, it is the only phone in its class and price tag that does not have 3G in Sprint's line up -- rather underwhelming isn't it? Local connectivity is handled via Bluetooth 2.1 and MicroUSB, no Wi-Fi and a truly low internal memory of 22 MB, but at least you can perk it up to a maximum of 16 GB using a microSD card.
Even the camera is a lowly 1.3 MP camera; pictures turn out with very strong colors, but seem to be dimly lit, and this dim picture lighting also tends to linger on outdoor shots as well. There is also a slight bit of fuzz in pictures, but overall they are presentable. You can have fun with options such as color tone settings, adjusting the brightness and white balance, playing with nine fun frames, using the self-timer and digital zoom, discovering how useless the night mode is, and checking out the four shutter sounds including a silent option.
Usually at this point we would review the phone's camcorder, but the LG Rumor does not have one -- believe it or not this phone does not have the ability to record videos, at all. So we'll just focus on the music player, which again is a major disappointment, poorly mimicking the iPod structure was not a good idea, neither is the fact the music player can't play in the background, so you're left with no multitasking options. Plus the 2.5 mm headphone jack isn't exactly tipping any favors into the Rumor 2's hat -- all in all it makes you wonder why they bothered putting a music player on there if there were going to be so many hindrances. Sound quality ranges form average to screechy, and you get some unusual format support with MIDI and QCP, otherwise you have the traditional MP3,WAV and AMR formats.
You can use the video player to play MP4 and 3GP videos, a resolution of 176 x 220 plays best, while 320x240 tends to stutter and freeze.
The phone is pretty bare bones on extra features as well; you only get an alarm clock, a calendar, a calculator, a voice recorder, a unit converter, and a notepad. GPS is on board for Sprint Navigation, Sprint's Family Locator service is available, other features courtesy of Sprint are Loopt, Nascar Spring Mobile, NFL Mobile, and Social Zone.