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Verizon Samsung Stratosphere Android PDA 4G LTE Phone

alaTest has collected and analyzed 167 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the sound and design. The usability and value for money are also appreciated. The reception and portability get mixed opinions. Many are critical about the connectivity and features.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Verizon Samsung Stratosphere Android PDA 4G LTE Phone is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Verizon Samsung Stratosphere Android PDA 4G LTE Phone

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 134 user reviews of Verizon Samsung Stratosphere Android PDA 4G LTE Phone from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

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54% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Samsung Stratosphere (Verizon Wireless)

 

Verizon is quickly becoming the king of 4G LTE phones, but it wasn't until the Samsung Stratosphere strode onto the scene that Verizon could claim a 4G phone with a physical QWERTY keyboard. Try as Samsung and Verizon might to persuade us that the...

The Samsung Stratosphere has Verizon's ultrafast 4G LTE speeds and is the first LTE phone in its arsenal to have a QWERTY keyboard. Plus, it has Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, and VPN support. Its 5-megapixel camera takes good photos

A sibling of the original Galaxy S line, the Stratosphere at times feels a little rehashed. Call quality was also hit or miss

The Samsung Stratosphere's blazing 4G LTE speeds, QWERTY keyboard, and business tools lend it credence as a handset for corporate minds, but its last-season specs may fail to lure those looking for the ultimate smartphone.

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Samsung Stratosphere (Verizon Wireless)

 

The 4-inch, 800-by-480-pixel Super AMOLED display is gorgeous. It can get incredibly bright, but darker colors manage to maintain their depth and richness. Four haptic feedback-enabled functions keys sit beneath the display, which are suitably...

Fast 4G speeds. Gorgeous screen. Good call quality. Physical QWERTY keyboard

Big and bulky. Older CPU. Poor battery life for 4G surfing and streaming

The Samsung Stratosphere is currently Verizon's only keyboarded 4G LTE smartphone. It's a solid handset, but both better Android and 4G options are available.

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"Horrible screen durability for price"

 

Buy a phone with guerilla glass screen for same price

Qwerty keyboard if anything

Screen cracked on two stratospheres in two months even with phone protection & screen guard. Very disappointing. Had no choice but to send in to trade for credit program

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"Steer clear of the worst phone EVER!"

 

HATE.THIS.PHONE.Most apps require "force close" on a regular basis. I had one for 3 months that "burned out", and it was clear when I called Verizon that the tech reps had been dealing with this issue frequently. They sent me another with no questions...

The screen has a nice appearance, period. Motorola Droids may not be as pretty, but they're far superior in every other way.

The 4G network is rarely available and it often has no signal, drops calls and reduces the signal to 1X. There's no battery life -- literally runs out in 2 hours on a regular basis even without use.

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"Absolutely great phone for $0.01!"

 

BUY THIS PHONE! it is, for the lay user, comparable to an

sensitive screen. good camera. super fast. great syncing with google (obviously).

Screen fragility

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"Absolutely the best value out there."

 

Honestly, this is the phone of my dreams. Picked it up for $55 out the door at Costco. First 4g phone with qwerty keypad, that has always been something important to me in a phone. Battery life has not been an issue (Have to actually TRY to kill it in...

+ GREAT qwerty keypad. I've used Blackberry and Android devices for years, this one takes the cake.

- Only single-core processor

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"Some good, some bad, overall poor experience."

 

My overall experience is a poor one with the Samsung Stratosphere. I received the phone on January 3rd, 2012. I tried the voice calling feature, and the first few times, the phone would respond with "memory fault, try again". On April 27th, 2012, I...

slide out keyboard.

bulky.

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"Fancy phone but Fragile. Wont stand up to normal usage"

 

Fancy phone, but too fragile to be out and about in use. It will be cheaper to cancel the contract and pay the penalty than to get a replacement phone. Also be warned if you live in cold climates a lot of these phones warrantys will be voided if you...

Fancy, does a lot, love the keyboard. Great display.

Broke within 4 months, they don't honor warranty say it is user fault. My phones ALWAYS exceed contracts by YEARS. $300 if not under insurance, and $100 if under insurance. They don't fix, just replace.

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"Buy a more durable phone"

 

This phone is BUGGY lag when it has any less than 100 mb of available ram. FRAGILE as hell why doesn't it have gorilla glass? The physical keyboard is way to sensitive if you nick another key you will get that letter. Advertise 4gb of internal memory...

Screen is bright and crisp, spring assisted open and close is nice. Full qwerty keyboard and awesome 4G access. Streaming Netflix and pandora work great multiple email acct management plays games well and call coverage and clarity is great.

Battery, durability(I have had 3 replaced in 3 months),its lagtastic I have to reboot on average every 2 days, bloatware pisses me off. I blew out LCD on first, sound died on the 2nd and the 3rd one cracked the glass on a 2 ft fall in a VW case.

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"only good thing is internet and web."

 

I had one replaced, and will have this one replaced, save your money. Buy a different phone.

screen, internet, email

bad phone reception, choppy voice, lost calls, terrible transition from web to phone call.Inept as a phone.