Samsung SCH-i405 Stratosphere 4G LTE

  • Samsung SCH-i405 Stratosphere 4G LTE
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  • Excellent laidout keyboard, Fast 4G data speeds, Nice looking Super AMOLED display.
  • Beautiful Super AMOLED display; excellent physical keyboard; Android 2.3 Gingerbread; newer version of TouchWiz UI; good battery life for a 4G Android device; 4G LTE.
  • Has access to 4G LTE on Verizon, Super AMOLED screen is bright has great detail and nice colors, if sometimes oversaturated, Keyboard keys have a good level of tactile feedback, Sliding action is better than the only other QWERTY slide phone on Verizon, t


  • Otherwise great processor performance was marred by a choppy web browsing experience; poor HD video capture quality.
  • Nothing slows our typing down more than the width of the keyboard, Battery life is not great

Expert reviews and ratings

By CellPhoneQuick on

The Samsung Stratosphere performs like a high-end device while introducing itself and costing like a mid-range one. It will be a favorite among QWERTY keyboard purists who haven’t quite made the transition to touchscreens full-time. It still...

By Engadget on

There were few surprises in our assessment of the Stratosphere, if any. It's meant to be a budget offering on Verizon's LTE lineup, and certainly includes specs indicative of that fact. However, we still couldn't shake the idea that this is...

By PhoneDog on

If you like having a physical keyboard and you're in 4G coverage, buy the Stratosphere. If you don't need a physical keyboard, perhaps look into one of Verizon's so-called "superphones".Samsung Stratosphere Review... - Image Gallery...

By Ars Technica on

The Samsung Stratosphere has two defining features: its slide-out landscape keyboard, and access to Verizon 4G LTE. In fact, it’s currently the only phone on Verizon with both of those features. This is unfortunate news for keyboard fans, because...

By Computerworld on

It's not fair, really. The Samsung Stratosphere is a better-than-adequate smartphone that hit the market at the same time that people were first getting a look at the iPhone 4S, the Droid Razr, and Samsung's own Galaxy Nexus, which features...

By PC Mag on 70

The Samsung Stratosphere is currently Verizon's only keyboarded 4G LTE smartphone. It's a solid handset, but both better Android and 4G options are available....

By Phone Arena on 75

Currently, the Samsung Stratosphere is your only choice if you want a Verizon 4G LTE smartphone with a physical QWERTY keyboard. We like Super AMOLED display, though we wish it were the “Plus” version, and the 5-row keyboard has a nice...

By SlashGear on

This device represents a unique choice, as all good smartphones should. Again, this is the only 4G LTE device on the market with a full QWERTY keyboard on it, and it’s the second of two Samsung smartphones on the market today running on that same...

By LaptopMag on 60

Verizon first started selling 4G LTE smartphones way back in March, but the new Samsung Stratosphere is its first offering with a slide-out keyboard. If you want 4G speeds on Verizon and a full QWERTY, this is it. This $149 device has a lot more going...

By BrightHub on 60

Overall the Stratosphere ranks in as an 'Average' mid-level market smartphone. If it had been marketed at the high end market, the smartphone would've ranked in lower but for the price and target, the Stratosphere is average. There's no...

By cnet on 76

The Samsung Stratosphere's blazing 4G LTE speeds, QWERTY keyboard, and business tools lend it credence as a handset for corporate minds, but its last-season specs may fail to lure those looking for the ultimate...