Samsung Stratosphere spec's revealed, and phone is compared to other Verizon models

Samsung Stratosphere spec's revealed, and phone is compared to other Verizon models
The first of Verizon's sliders with LTE connectivity will soon launch on October 5th as the Samsung Stratosphere. Droid Life has obtained a couple of Verizon charts that compares the Stratosphere with other Verizon 4G LTE devices and other Verizon sliders. First, let's delve into the official stats of the phone. According to Verizon, the Samsung Stratosphere will have a single-core 1GHz processor and 512MB of RAM aboard. There are two cameras with a 5MP shooter on back capturing video at 480p and a 1.3MP one on front. The screen is a 4 inch WVGA Super AMOLED display. Samsung's TouchWiz runs over Android 2.3.

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.

source: DroidLife

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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: Sep 13, 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: Jul 01, 2010

I really don't like Phonearena's way of displaying images.

4. Goldeneye

Posts: 419; Member since: Jan 22, 2011

Better be free or not worth it

5. Goldendick unregistered

Goldeneye, Yeah. It will be free. d**k face.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 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: 419; Member since: Jan 22, 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: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 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: 467; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

whats the difference between a regular sim and a micro-sim? is it just the size?

9. vantenkiest

Posts: 316; Member since: Apr 20, 2011

physical size of the card.

10. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 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

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 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: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 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.)

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