Samsung Galaxy Stellar 4G LTE coming to Verizon on September 6th
0. phoneArena 01 Sep 2012, 15:29 posted on
Leaked images show that Verizon will be launching the Samsung Galaxy Stellar 4G LTE on September 6th, which also happens to be the same expected launch date of the LG Intuition. The device will feature a Starter Mode to help people that may have never used a smartphone before and are unfamiliar with Android
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1. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3472; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
Nothing particularly stellar about this phone.
2. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
It is not meant to be - it is a good starter Android phone.
3. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)
So perhaps they should rename it the "SAMSUNG GSap"
cuz I agree... nothing particularly "stellar" here
4. KFear (Posts: 139; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)
You don't understand the industry. Not everyone is going to go for a $200-$250 dollar smartphone. This is a good phone for the cost. A cell company can't have only high end phones. They also need phones that can be combined with other promos so that they can grab in family accounts for new lines. Having phones like this is great for markets now, and in the future. It looks like it will be a good device too. Sure it's not aimed to "phone geek" standards, but it's great for what it is marketed for. It's the same as Sandisk MP3 players. Sure, they aren't as nice as Ipods, but they are great for the market that they are intended.
5. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)
I dont understand the industry because I dont like the name of this device???
lol you are funny. Thanks for the explanation btw. I always wondered why not everyone carries a Galaxy S3. You have really put this all into perspective
+1 for your enlightenment on market strategy. You really know your stuff :D
7. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3472; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
Don't state the obvious to me. I realize it's not meant to be. The point of my post was to highlight the irony of the name as opposed to the actual awesomeness of this phone. Clearly, they wouldn't do this, but a much more fitting name would be the Samsung Galaxy Mediocre.
12. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)
I share the same view. Theres absolutely nothing wrong with midrange devices but I like how Sony and Motorola use Letters to differentiate their devices
example: upcoming "RAZR M "
perhaps the M stands for Midrange, mediocre, or Meh. But Im glad they didnt try to sugarcoat with a misleading name.
6. Jphones (Posts: 235; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
$100 for this phone with a contract? lost they're minds plus the screen sucks, maybe $50 at the max. I mean come on the droid razr, Galaxy Nexus and Droid 4 and iPhone4 are all $99 on Verizon and the HTC Rezound with beats earbuds is $79. An this phone is in the same class as those and the same price? get outta here waste of money Stellar is the right name because it will be Stellar if anyone with an IQ and can read specs buys this.
8. cheeseycheeser (Posts: 411; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)
I've never understood the whole "Let's build a cheap device....that barely functions and you won't want to be stuck with for 2 years." mentality. I mean the lower price is great! And needed as many people gravitate towards that. But I have soooooo many friends with cheap low end androids that they hate. Why not JUST sell the still highly capable phone of the last gen. Free phone? Get something like a Bionic! $100 your price range? Get GNex! Problem solved.
9. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
Its cheap with some parts yea, but its also a dual core LTE device with ICS. So where do you get the fact that it will "barely function"?
Since this is meant to be an "introduction" cell phone, especially with its newbie mode, I dont see why you guys are bitching about the specs. ITS NOT MEANT FOR YOU. Its meant for the younger and older crowd.. not the experienced phone user crowd.
The only thing I'd ding it for is the camera.. 5mpx should be the bare minimum now. 3.2 shouldnt exist except for ultra low end phones.
10. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3472; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
I completely agree. If you're not into buying the latest & greatest or you just don't have that kind of money to spend, buying last year's flagship is almost always a better choice than this year's low-end device. They'll usual cost about the same, but with last year's flagship, you're getting a better quality device that probably still has higher specs & will more than likely still see some support.
11. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
i love how people whine about a dual core ICS & LTE phone being a "cheap" phone.
1) Does your phone have ICS on it from an OTA update?
2) its dual core with ICS, it will be smooth as silk.
3) its LTE
4) ITS NOT MEANT FOR YOU.
Cheap android phones are the over bloated 1ghz S2 crapdragon phones or less, that can barely function. A hummingbird SGS1 variant with ICS/JB would be inexpencive.. but not cheap., since it still has a darn good amount of horsepower.
A dual core phone (s3,t2,omap) running ICS/JB would be mid grade. One with an older exynos or S4 would be upper mid grade.
And of course anything with an S4 pro, E4212,E4412, or higher would be high grade.f
I'd call this phone lower mid grade because of its other parts like small camera and lower rez screen, but its still not "el cheapo". In fact, it should run quite well.