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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.

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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

 
75
Average user Score
 
50
RossA
09.23.12
I did not like this phone very much. It was very slow, and laggy. It is definately an entry level device.
 
80
mlkramer
03.18.12
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
 
80
shinnaiko
01.22.12
It's a pretty decent phone. The only thing I have really noticed is that if you have the phone plugged in and charging, the screens bugs out. It can't track what your doing anymore so in order to unlock and/or use the phone at all, you have to have it unplugged.
 
90
phill025
01.11.12
Needed a keyboard, and it's 4g. works great, but a little slippery until you get used to it. My advice is "don't hand it to someone to look at over concrete". Co-worker dropped it the 1st week I had it and had to get a replacement. I do like the dock that is available at Verizon, and use one on my desk at work. Keeps it charged and I have a desk clock.