Samsung Stratosphere (Verizon) review

The industry's first 4G LTE-enabled slider from Samsung is a capable offering for Verizon users on a budget.

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"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."
For
  • Attractive TouchWiz UI
  • Lightning-fast 4G LTE speeds
  • Colorful Super AMOLED display
  • Great soft keyboard with Swype pre-installed
Against
  • Slider requires both hands to open
  • 480p video recording
  • Just a hair too large to hold comfortably
  • Verizon's 20+ pieces of bloatware
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