Samsung Stratosphere spec's revealed, and phone is compared to other Verizon models
On the comparison chart showing other LTE devices (except the Motorola DROID BIONIC which is conspicuous by its absence), Verizon lists each phone's "tier". For example, the Samsung Droid Charge and the HTC ThunderBolt are listed as being high tier phones. In case you're wondering, the Samsung Stratosphere is listed as being a mid tier phone, so you can expect it to be priced accordingly.
Verizon's charts compare the Samsung Stratosphere with its other LTE phones and side sliding handsets
1. ecml490 (unregistered)
I know this doesn't really go with the article but how come the Revolution is listed as a mid/high when it has nearly the same specs as the Charge and Thunderbolt?
3. toaster (Posts: 114; Member since: 13 Sep 2011)
Because specs=/=performance. In every conceivable way the Revolution falls flat compared to the Charge. And the Charge isn't even that great of a phone.
2. scnix (Posts: 41; Member since: 01 Jul 2010)
I really don't like Phonearena's way of displaying images.
5. Goldendick (unregistered)
Yeah. It will be free. d**k face.
6. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2969; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Lol a free LTE phone? Even the Breakout costs 99 on contract. Plus with a keyboard I wouldn't be surprised if this wasn't at least 200 dollars
11. Goldeneye (Posts: 353; Member since: 22 Jan 2011)
of course I'm not expecting it to be free, what I meant is that these mid-range devices aren't worth signing a contract for, warranty replacements or retail price bought back ups? you bet! why not spend an extra Benjamin and go for a serious handset? saving? not really, you still need the same data plan that will run you $720 for the life of the contract, just saying
16. roldefol (Posts: 2860; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
This is true, but the average consumer doesn't think about it as a difference between $920 and $1020 over 24 months. They just see a $300 price tag and balk. Especially if they're used to paying $130 for a high-end featurephone.
Verizon must know this. Why else would they bother with a $100 LTE Pantech?
7. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 466; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)
whats the difference between a regular sim and a micro-sim? is it just the size?
10. skymitch89 (Posts: 1056; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)
Verizon must not really know much about their competition. The Evo Shift actually has Android 2.3, 720p recording, and it's 800Mhz processor is comparable to the 1Ghz in the Evo 4G & HTC HD7. That's not to mention that even though the Shift does have a smaller screen size, it has the same resolution which means that the pixel density is higher.
12. Mick (unregistered)
...And the Epic comes with a 16 gb memory card...
13. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)
Another industry leading device on Verizon great job.. Sprint rules and always will at this pace.
14. im smarter than you (unregistered)
cant we just be happy to have a SAMOLED keyboard slider phone on 4G? im excited to sell this phone. there are alot of consumers that still perfer a physical keyboard versus touchscreen. and the specs are more than decent.
15. roldefol (Posts: 2860; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
You must not spend much time on the comment pages. If it doesn't have at least a 1.5 Ghz dual core (Snapdragons need not apply) and 1 GB of RAM, it's obsolete.
(Yeah, I'm pretty stoked to play with this phone, too.)