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Samsung Stratosphere

alaTest has collected and analyzed 224 reviews of Samsung Stratosphere. The average rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the sound and design. The screen and usability also get good views. There are some less positive views about the apps and durability, and comments are divided on the portability.

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

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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Stratosphere

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 154 user reviews of Samsung Stratosphere from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the sound and design. The screen and performance are also appreciated. Views are divided on the reception. The apps and durability get negative views.

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47% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Stratosphere 4G Android Phone (Verizon Wireless)Samsung Stratosphere 4G Android Phone (Verizon Wireless)

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Brad Molen (engadget.com)

Samsung Stratosphere

 

Once upon a time, in the not-so-distant past, Verizon was still in phase one of its LTE lineup, which consisted of nothing but 4.3-inch slate phones with questionable battery life and very little to stand out from the rest of the competition. Now that...

First Verizon LTE phone with full QWERTY ; Solid camera performance ; Great battery life

Camcorder maxes out at 480p resolution ; Slider mechanism doesn't feel smooth ; Feels like a rehashed Epic 4G

The Stratosphere is a decent budget device in Verizon's LTE lineup, as well as the only full QWERTY, but you'll have to live with aging components.

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com)

Samsung Stratosphere (Verizon Wireless) review:

 

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: Alex Colon (pcmag.com)

Samsung Stratosphere (Verizon Wireless)

 

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.

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

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

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Joni Blecher (letstalk.com)

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 (phonearena.com)

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: Sean Brunett (androidcentral.com)

Samsung Stratosphere Review

 

We live in a world of large displays and touchscreen keyboards. As phones continue to evolve, it seems as though physical keyboards and smaller screens are fading out. Not everyone is enthralled by ...

The Samsung Stratosphere performs like a high-end device while introducing itself and costing like a mid-range one. It will be a favorite among QWERTY keyboard purists who haven’t quite made the transition to touchscreens full-time. It still boasts one...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Marin Perez (intomobile.com)

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 (phonedog.com)

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: Ed Hardy (brighthand.com)

Samsung Stratosphere Preview

 

The Samsung Stratosphere launched at the CTIA tradeshow this week, and I was on-hand to try this new smartphone out. What makes this Android device interesting is it's the first that supports Verizon's 4G LTE service and also has a physical keyboard

The Samsung Stratosphere is shaping up to be a decent offering from Verizon. The price is good, and it will have the features I know many of you are interested in. We'll know more after it hits store shelves, and we get in a review unit for in-depth...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: gary (newlaunches.com)

Samsung Stratosphere comes to Verizon on 13th October

 

The US will be receiving the Samsung Stratosphere smartphone this week. The 4G LTE device packs a cool 4-inch Super AMOLED display with multi-touch support. You can enjoy viewing resolutions of up to 800x480 pixels. Additionally, text input has been...

Oct, 2011