Samsung Stratosphere

AKA: Samsung SCH-I405, Samsung Galaxy Metrix 4G, Samsung SCH-I405U
6.0/10 AVG.
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All things good to have at the budget price its at.

- Bowman , BWOne 

Specs summary


The Samsung Stratosphere's screen is 4 inches with 480 x 800 pixels resolution.


There is a ARM Cortex A8 1 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 2.3 operating system (OS).

5+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera useful for video chat and self portraits.
4 GB

Internal memory is 4 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a 1800 mAh Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 9 days standby time, 480 minutes talk time.

Prices (Where to Buy)

Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere 2 II 4G LTE SCH-I415 Verizon Smartphone Clean Esn

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  • Located in: USA

Samsung Stratosphere 4g Lte

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Fair - Samsung Stratosphere SCH-I405 (Verizon) QWERTY Smartphone - Quick Ship

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  • Condition: Used
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Contract: No
  • Located in: USA

Fair Refurb - Samsung Stratosphere SCH-I405 (Verizon) SEE NOTES - Quick Shipping

from eBay

  • Condition: Used
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Contract: No
  • Located in: USA


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Reviews (6/10 Avg. rating)

Fast connection, decent hard keyboard, better than average camera and a good in hand feel

from GottaBeMobile (4 years ago)

Unfortunately the phone has some play on the hinges when open that detract from the overall build quality. A slight bluish hue to the display also works against this otherwise good looking display. The specs are dated compared to phones just a month newer. While I wouldn’t recommend the Samsu... More

Good battery life, good software performance and 4G LTE data

from BWOne (4 years ago)

Samsung and Verizon did a good job here in making an affordable 4G LTE phone. For those that are not concerned about having the latest hardware specs it’s good option for them. You’ll get a phone with good battery life, good software performance and 4G LTE data. All things good to have a... More

Solid camera performance and great battery life

from Engadget (4 years ago)

There were few surprises in our assessment of the Stratosphere, if any. It's meant to be a budget offering on Verizon's LTE lineup, and certainly includes specs indicative of that fact. However, we still couldn't shake the idea that this is little more than an LTE-enhanced version of a device from t... More

Customers will pay a premium for 4G, despite suboptimal keyboard and old internals

from Ars Technica (4 years ago)

Unfortunately, the Stratosphere’s price is way out of line given its capabilities. The Samsung Continuum, which is another a modified Galaxy S with a smaller screen, is priced at $50 on Verizon right now, while the Stratosphere is $150. The Droid 3, another slide-out keyboard phone on Verizon,... More

Currently your only choice if you want a Verizon 4G LTE smartphone with a physical QWERTY keyboard

from PhoneArena (4 years ago)

Currently, the Samsung Stratosphere is your only choice if you want a Verizon 4G LTE smartphone with a physical QWERTY keyboard. We like Super AMOLED display, though we wish it were the “Plus” version, and the 5-row keyboard has a nice layout and is great to use, but can feel like it is... More

It's neither the most powerful nor the most sleek device

from SlashGear (4 years ago)

This device represents a unique choice, as all good smartphones should. Again, this is the only 4G LTE device on the market with a full QWERTY keyboard on it, and it’s the second of two Samsung smartphones on the market today running on that same network. This device is neither the most powerf... More

The long-lasting battery alone makes the Stratosphere worth a second look

from Android Community (4 years ago)

Provided that you’re on Verizon, you want a 4G phone and you absolutely cannot live without a physical keyboard, congratulations: this is your phone. It’s literally your only choice in that market, and unfortunately, it looks like it’s going to be that way for a while. That said, t... More

Short battery life and mediocre performance

from Laptop Magazine (4 years ago)

If you want a phone with a physical keyboard and access to Verizon's 4G LTE network, the Samsung Stratosphere is your best choice, but it's also your only choice. The Stratosphere's five-row keyboard is a joy to use, its gorgeous Super AMOLED screen really pops, and it offers the fastest data speeds... More


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