Samsung Stratosphere Smartphone Review

Samsung Stratosphere is the latest 4G LTE offering from Verizon, which officially hit the markets on October 13. Verizon Mobile’s 4G LTE service comes in the bundled contract with the device which gives you a roller coaster ride at amazing speed.

Samsung Stratosphere


  • Full QWERTY Keyboard
  • 4” Super AMOLED Plus display
  • 4GB internal memory
  • 5MP Primary and 1.3MP front-facing camera


  • Bulkier and heavier on the outside
  • Comparatively lower battery backup
  • Single core processor, unlike dual core chips in newer offerings
  • Video capture poor in the smartphone race; 480p

Samsung Stratosphere Tech Specs

Samsung Stratosphere is basically built for the business class, the Stratosphere is one phone which is mid-range in the LTE line up of smartphones in the market. With a price that isn’t sky high and with the right mix of features and specs, the Samsung Stratosphere is one trendsetter in the line-up…

  • 1GHz single core chip for superior data processing
  • Android 2.3, Gingerbread
  • Physical and Virtual QWERTY keypad with SWYPE technology
  • 4 inches Super AMOLED™ Display with 800×480 Pixels resolution
  • 5.0 Megapixels camera with 1.3 Megapixel front facing camera
  • Data types – LTE 700, CDMA 800/1900, share 4G and data services
  • Pre-installed ‘AllShare’; for cloud transfer of multimedia files.
  • Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi enabled
  • Pre-installed Google widgets
  • GPS, Digital Compass and other features
  • 4GB internal memory, expandable up to 32GB
  • Pre-installed Quick Office application
  • Battery with 8 hours of talk time and standby time of 212 hours
  • Mobile Hotspot Technology
  • Dimensions – 4.96” x 2.54” x .55”
  • Carrier – Verizon
Samsung Stratosphere

The Samsung Stratosphere just hit the markets on October 13th and already is a hit in the hands of smartphone savvy class.

Samsung Stratosphere Design and Looks

The slim and sleek design of the Samsung Stratosphere is one of the greatest illusions that the device boasts; built within the chassis is the full QWERTY keyboard that is side sliding and is one of the best offerings for smartphones in the arena. The minimalistic design with the least number of ports and buttons on the sides makes the device a joy to play with

The 4” AMOLED Plus display gives an impressive 480*800 resolution, perfect for enjoying videos as well as enjoying a host of visual features. Moreover the display is decent in bright outdoors and the sharp image quality and contrast makes videos and playing games a treat.

The next design feature is its impressive camera quality; 5MP with auto-focus and host of other related additions. Moreover there have also been improvements in the secondary camera from VGA to 1.3 MP to provide far better video calling quality than ever before.

Samsung Stratosphere

Samsung Stratosphere runs on Android 2.3 with Samsung Touch Whiz interface, the device exhibits one of a kind array of visual features and host of other options to impress the users with rich colors and HD-like display.

Video Review of Samsung Stratosphere

Samsung Stratosphere Price

Samsung Stratosphere is available at $149.99 (after rebate) on a two-year Verizon Mobile contract.

Final Words

Being Verizon Mobile’s first launch of a 4G LTE running device in its network, the response is seen to be quite positive and is expected to take over a greater share of the market due to its productive design being a business phone and superior messaging capabilities.

Checkout official website of Samsung Stratosphere.


  1. Im having a problem with my camera/memory card. After I restart the phone, if I try to use the camera it says to insert the memory card. The first time this happened, I just removed the card and put it back in place. Tah Dah it worked fine. This time not so much luck…. Any help???

  2. There is a serious glitch with this phone. Sometimes, after you connect to a phone number, you have to punch in additional numbers (like an extension) to complete the call. But when you try to punch them in, the screen goes dark! I tried this on the floor model in the Verizon store when I took mine in, and the same thing happened. It’s incredibly annoying, and I haven’t seen anything out there about this yet. It’s a deal breaker. I assume Samsung/Verizon will patch this relatively soon, but it’s sort of a disgrace that it shipped like this. Buh-bye, Stratosphere.

    1. I’ve had the same problem, and it’s a pain when you’re asked to “Press 1 for English”, etc., yet you never can because the screen keeps going dark a split-second later! I’ve also noticed the Swype function has some freezing glitches.

      1. Noticed this with mine as well and it;s super annoying. Also, my camera keeps saying “insert memory card” and is not able to be used when this is happening. A day later it’s fine, like it never happened. I am going to have to take it in. Ugh

    2. Same problem here and i’m so sick of it… this us my second phone in a month both with the same problem. can’t even put in my passwords for my voicemail without screen going black. It is a shame to pay this much money for a phone and it function like this straight of the floor. I guess i’m stuck with it now huh??

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