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Samsung Stratosphere

Announced
Oct 10, 2011
Market status
Released
Release date
Oct 13, 2011

US carrier availability

Discontinued: Verizon, U.S. Cellular

Pros

  • Fast mobile data support (4G)

Cons

  • Single-core processor

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Description

Samsung Stratosphere is a 4G LTE smartphone for Verizon that features a sliding full QWERTY keyboard, 4" Super AMOLED display, 4GB internal storage, 5MP autofocus rear camera, and a 1.3MP front camera.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Android (2.3)
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.96 x 2.54 x 0.55 inches (126 x 65 x 14 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 5.80 oz (164 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 4.0 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 480 x 800 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 233 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • Super AMOLED
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 5 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • Yes
    • Features:
      • Autofocus, Digital zoom, Panorama, Effects
  • Camcorder:
      • 720x480 (DVD)
    • Features:
      • Video calling
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 1.3 megapixels

Hardwarebenchmark

  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Single core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A8
  • Graphics processor:
      • Yes
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 512 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 4 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 8.00 hours
      the average is 13 h (758 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 8.8 days (212 hours)
      the average is 20 days (485 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1800 mAh

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Built-in online services support:
    • YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+

Technology

  • CDMA:

    CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

    • 800, 1900 MHz
  • FDD LTE:
    • 700 (band 13) MHz
  • Data:
    • LTE, EV-DO Rev.A
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS, E911
  • Navigation:
    • Yes
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 3.0
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Other:
    • DLNA, Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones, Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Compass
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M4, T4
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 10 Oct 2011

Shopping information

  • MSRP price:
    • $ 410

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

This device is also known as Samsung SCH-I405, Samsung Galaxy Metrix, Samsung SCH-I405U


Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Samsung Galaxy Metrix


Differences:
  • Built-in storage:
    • 2 GB
  • Talk time:
    • 7.00 hours
      the average is 13 h (758 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 14.0 days (336 hours)
      the average is 20 days (485 h)
  • FDD LTE:
    • 1700/2100 (band 4), 1900 (band 2) MHz
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M4
  • Officially announced:
    • 22 Aug 2012

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