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Samsung Stratosphere

Samsung Stratosphere

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80 Global Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
80

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

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.

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80 Global Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
80

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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User Reviews

50
RossA
I did not like this phone very much. It was very slow, and laggy. It is definately...read more
80
mlkramer
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
80
shinnaiko
It's a pretty decent phone. The only thing I have really noticed is that if...read more
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Score Breakdown

 
78
Average Critic Score
 
80
Android Central
The Stratosphere performs like a high-end device while costing like a mid-range one. It’s being overshadowed by Verizon’s flagship devices, but I suspect for many it will be more than adequate, and for some, perfect, for what they’re looking for.
 
70
TechRadar
QWERTY slider keyboard fans don't have a whole lot of choice when it comes to 4G LTE data, but they could do a lot worse than the Samsung Stratosphere. It's not a handset intended for Android power users, but the sum of its parts is overall a good value.
 
80
Engadget
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.
 
80
CNET
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.
 
80
phoneArena
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 only real issue we had with the device is with the 4G connection drops.