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Samsung Stratosphere

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the camera and price. The usability and design also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the reliability and connectivity.

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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 79/100 = Good quality.

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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...

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Samsung Stratosphere


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

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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...


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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...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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Samsung Stratosphere Reviewed: 4G LTE Smartphone with a Keyboard


Verizon announced that a Galaxy S 2 variant would not be available on their network, but rather a different 4G LTE enabled smartphone would be. The Stratosphere appeared to be Verizon's answer to the Galaxy S 2 question, but it seems it's not quite the...

Overall the Stratosphere ranks in as an 'Average' mid-level market smartphone. If it had been marketed at the high end market, the smartphone would've ranked in lower but for the price and target, the Stratosphere is average. There's no doubt that the...

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Samsung Stratosphere Review by Sydney | PhoneDog


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...

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

So yes, the Stratosphere is just like every other Galaxy S device out there except it was released a year later. Is that a bad thing? It is if you're keen on having the latest and greatest. Otherwise, the Stratosphere is a solid 4G device with a...

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Samsung Stratosphere


I just got this phone about a week ago, and so far I love it. I haven't had any problems with it, except for it tends to freeze when I try to exit out of the camera. It's easy to use and pretty self-explanatory, even for someone who's never owned a...