Samsung’s Stratosphere certainly isn’t going to charm you with the blazing performance of its single core processor, but it will prove that the high-end specs of its older brother, the Galaxy S II, aren’t all that counts when considering your next Android device. We had the chance to spend a week with this snappy little mid-ranger, and we’re here to tell you what we think. Where does Verizon’s first LTE slider fall short, and where does it succeed? Let’s dig in.
First the spec sheet:
- 1GHz Single Core Processor
- 512MB RAM
- 4GB Built-in Storage + 4GB Micro SD Card Installed
- 4″ 480×800 Super AMOLED Display
- 5MP Rear Camera Capable of 480p Video Capture
- Front-Facing 1.3MP Camera for Video Chat
- 4G/LTE Connection of Verizon
The Stratosphere is reminiscent of the Epic 4G, but a little larger and a little lighter. Even with the slide-out keyboard, the Stratosphere is very lightweight at just 5.8oz. At 14mm thin it’s a little chunky, but combined with its light weight it’s certainly no brick in the pocket. If you’re dead set on a hardware keyboard and a fast connection, then this is a great device for you. It’s not the go-to device for HD gaming, but if you’re more into texting and keeping up with social networks, it should be a consideration.
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