Stratosphere

We have seen the Samsung Stratosphere appear in a couple different places yet we have still not seen full specs to gain an understanding of where the device falls in Verizon's lineup. DroidLife has got their hands on some spec sheets which detail the specs of the device as well as compare it to other Android devices available on Verizon currently. In addition to comparing to Verizon devices the documents show comparisons to other slider devices across various other carriers, giving you a pretty good understanding of where the device falls. Verizon lists the "bottom line" as:

Appeals to anyone looking for a mid-tier option at an affordable price with fast web browsing and messaging capabilities.

Knowing it is a mid-tier device, we could anticipate the pricing to be in the $149 price range on contract, ultimately giving you a pretty good bang for the buck. Is the Samsung Stratosphere in your vision for a potential next device, or will you be passing in favor of something else? Be sure to let us know in the forums! One more comparison after the break.

Source: DroidLife

Stratosphere

 
There are 25 comments

MowDownJoe says:

Well, at least it's cheaper than the Epic 4G was at launch, even if the specs are the same.

aaronaaron says:

THE EPIC from Sprint comes with a 16gb pre-installed SD Card

tommydaniel says:

EXACTLY!

tommydaniel says:

That's exactly why it is cheaper. Because the specs are a year old.

84guy says:

they are lying about download speed on wimax, i usually get between 4Mbps and 14Mbps down and between 750kbps and 1.5 Mbps up

likwidsoul says:

They didn't lie that's what you would call an average as individual use will vary.

84guy says:

they didnt say what you said. they said expected. so theirs is 5-12 expected. why such a huge range for them but only 3-6 on wimax. so they did their test with good lte coverage but bad wimax coverage its misleading and you cant deny it.

mhmmdy123 says:

I had the VZW TBOLT, and I never passed 4.5Mbps, and I live in the 4G LTE coverage for VZW in Detroit, MI. Where I did download 5.89 Mbps on my Motorola Photon 4G on Sprint in the same area.
I had the VZW TBOLT for one week and I did return it back, cost too much to keep and I get the same service, I want back to Sprint.

KennithG says:

I had Sprint. I had the Epic 4G in fact. I live in Detroit. There is no 4G coverage in Detroit for Sprint, unless you count the 1 test tower near Wayne State. As a matter of fact the Sprint data speeds in Metro Detroit are so bad that if you complain enough they will let you go. That's what happened with me and I moved to Verizon. I could not be happier with VZW network.

AZDROIDX says:

I can say the same about LTE, I get anything from 6-26 down and 1-8 up on my Tbolt?! So there.

84guy says:

Verizon saying something not true about themselves is fine. but lying about competition is wrong

Sneeko says:

That Verizon comparison chart did get one thing wrong - It claims the Epic 4G came with no pre-installed removable memory, when in fact it came with a 16gb microSD card.

They also convenently leave out how much RAM the Stratosphere has, likely 512 MB.

I was digging this phone until it turned out to have Epic 4G internals. Not a slouch I'm sure, but I want to futureproof myself as much as I can if I'm going on contract for 2 years. 512 MB of RAM just isnt going to cut it.

If it even had 768 MB of RAM, I would be a lot more interested.

In the end, I'll get it if I simply cannot get used to the Prime's on-screen keyboard.

DesiredBean says:

Oh! of course it would, Verizon wants to make it seem that the Epic isn't as good a the Stratosphere, when in all reality they are essentially the same device, Don't be surprised that Verizon lied.

allenc301 says:

I second that. My wife's Epic came with a 16GB micro SD, as well.

allenc301 says:

I second that. My wife's Epic came with a 16GB micro SD, as well.

JonK says:

I guess better late than never with this story.. come on AC! Not everyone is foaming at the mouth for an sgsii!

Hand_O_Death says:

The only thing they have for the ThunderBolt now is "It has a kickstand" too bad, it is a good phone. No Bionic comparison huh?

grendalen says:

So which Shift do they have that comes with a front-facing camera?

tommydaniel says:

The Epic has 1GB of Rom and comes with a 16GB card. How could they get so many things wrong...lol

Lodingi says:

Meh. Its a Fascinate with a slide out keyboard. That means effed up GPS.

mhmmdy123 says:

I think Androidcentral.com, need to re-check their own store and correcte the information!!!!!!!!!!.

JonK says:

AC did not make these comparisons, VZW did. If VZW cant even get their facts straight no wonder they keep releasing last year's phones.

AZDROIDX says:

Wife needs a D2 replacement, she needs a keyboard. Will look at this for sure. Old specs or not, unless something else LTE with keyboard is out soon this is her next phone.

SprintNYCFan says:

Typical Verizon lies. Yeah we know pretty much about their amazing network, but now they are lying about the competition phones specs.