- Bowman , BWOne
All things good to have at the budget price its at.
Reviews (6/10 Avg. rating)
Fast connection, decent hard keyboard, better than average camera and a good in hand feel
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 Samsung Stratosphere to smartphone buyers who want the latest and greatest, the ability to purchase it for as low as a penny, even for existing customers, makes it an attractive budget 4G LTE smartphone. It is certainly a better phone than the Pantech Breakout, and the only 4G LTE phone with an... Full review
Good battery life, good software performance and 4G LTE data
Solid camera performance and great battery life
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 the Galaxy S era, with just a few minor improvements in UI and performance. It's still a good phone, but it's more or less a rehash of a handset that's already 15 months old. That said, it remains the sole LTE device on Big Red's network that offers a physical QWERTY -- at least, until the Motorol... Full review
Customers will pay a premium for 4G, despite suboptimal keyboard and old internals
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, is priced at only $50 more and has a dual-core processor. What the Stratosphere does hold above both of these models, though, is access to Verizon’s 4G LTE network. Phone pricing can be pretty fluid depending on demand, but if LTE is a priority for you, you’re going to pay handsomely... Full review
Currently your only choice if you want a Verizon 4G LTE smartphone with a physical QWERTY keyboard
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 sticking when trying to open and close it. The only real issue we had with the device is with the 4G connection drops, which are also present on the Samsung Droid Charge as well. At this point, we can’t say for sure if it is a Samsung issue or a Verizon issue, but both the Motorola DROID BI... Full review
It's neither the most powerful nor the most sleek device
The long-lasting battery alone makes the Stratosphere worth a second look
Short battery life and mediocre performance
Darn, there are no reviews yet for this phone.
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