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Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere i405

alaTest has collected and analyzed 547 reviews of Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere i405. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and screen. The portability and price are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the apps and connectivity, while there are some mixed views about the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere i405 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 466 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere i405 from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Reviewers really like the screen and battery. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the reception. The apps and durability get less positive reviews.

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65% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Apr, 2015

Expert review by: Jessica Dolcourt (

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.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Chris Burns (

Samsung Stratosphere Review [Video]


The next step forward in having the mobile world adopt a connection speed isn't always necessarily straight to the newest high for specs, and the Samsung Stratosphere is here to prove it. Fitted with a slide-out full QWERTY keyboard complete with...

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...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Avram Piltch (

Samsung Stratosphere


The Samsung Stratosphere gives Verizon customers fast 4G LTE data and a physical keyboard, but it has short battery life and mediocre performance.

Blazing 4G speeds ; Gorgeous Super AMOLED screen ; Comfortable keyboard ; Good call quality

Short battery life ; Single-core performance ; Records only 480p video ; Tethering difficult to set up

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...

Oct, 2011

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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.

Expert review by: Joni Blecher (

Samsung Stratosphere


The Samsung Stratosphere has a lot to offer corporate users who want an Android smartphone with a tactile QWERTY keyboard.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (

Samsung Stratosphere Review


We've seen Verizon release quite a few 4G LTE Android smartphones over the past couple of months, from the high-end Motorola DROID BIONIC and HTC ThunderBolt, to the entry-level Pantech Breakout. But there is one feature that all of them have been...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Marin Perez (

Samsung Stratosphere


The Samsung Stratosphere for Verizon is the carrier's first 4G LTE phone with a full, physical slide-out keyboard and in this review, we'll determine if this Samsung smartphone can keep up with the flood of awesome 4G LTE coming to the market. Read on...

Verizon 4G LTE is blazing fast ; TouchWiz is a pleasant Android experience ; Only game in town if you want 4G LTE with full keyboard

Keyboard could have better feedback ; Somewhat boring design ; Not top of the line hardware

The Samsung Stratosphere isn't the most exciting 4G LTE phone, as those wanting cutting-edge hardware, design and fabulous cameras will probably be happier with the Droid Razr, HTC Rezound or the Samsung Galaxy Nexus but the device will please those...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Sydney Myers (

Samsung Stratosphere Review by Sydney


Whereas most U.S. carriers were satisfied with one Galaxy S device, Verizon just can't get enough. Along with the standard Galaxy S model that Samsung made for several wireless carriers, Verizon also picked up the Continuum, a Galaxy S phone with a new...

Beautiful Super AMOLED display; excellent physical keyboard; Android 2.3 Gingerbread; newer version of TouchWiz UI; good battery life for a 4G Android device; 4G LTE

Otherwise great processor performance was marred by a choppy web browsing experience; poor HD video capture quality

If you like having a physical keyboard and you're in 4G coverage, buy the Stratosphere. If you don't need a physical keyboard, perhaps look into one of Verizon's so-called "superphones".

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Dan Rosenbaum (

Hands on: Samsung's Stratosphere smartphone doesn't quite reach orbit


The latest Android phone offers a physical keyboard and fast communications but is not quite up to the competition.

Comfortable slide-out keyboard, dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi, 4-in. Super AMOLED display

Limited battery life, single-core processor, bloatware

There are people who will only consider a smartphone with a physical keyboard. There are people who demand the latest and fastest in network speeds. This is a phone for them; indeed, it's the only Verizon phone that has them both.

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Michael Crider (

Samsung Stratosphere Review


To date there are only eight 4G smartphones available from Verizon, and with the notable exception of the Samsung Stratosphere, all of them are slate-style phones. If you want a keyboard with your LTE, then this is it. The QWERTY slider is very, very...

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...

Oct, 2011