Summary: I love this phone. The pull out keyboard makes it easy to text while bouncing down the road (as a passenger). The apps that come with the phone are very helpful. And, it's easy to add new ones. At first, the keyboard is hard to slide out. But it gets easier with use. I can't imagine a phone I'd be happier with.
Summary: My over all approval of the phone is high. I would like to see a little high megapixel camera on the back and i would like to see and external sd memory chip. A HDMI port would be nice but not necassary. I came from having a motorola x2 to this phone and it took some adjustment but I am satisfied with it.
might still buy this again if nothing better is out.
13 November 2013
Summary: for some reason the phone kept saying 3G instead of 4G, but verizon switched my card for no charge to a newer one and then the 4G seems to work fine. I wanted a keyboard. It is smaller and thinner and weighs less that the droid 4 with keyboard.
Summary: I love this phone! There is literally nothing I dislike about it. I've had an iphone. I've had other androids. This phone really is my favorite phone I've ever had. I don't know how I've lived without a keyboard for so long. Samsung always has the most flawless keyboards, and the stratosphere won't disappoint anyone that has experience with them! This phone does all of the voice commands that siri can do, but it's running better software.
Summary: I had the original Stratosphere and upgraded to this phone. So far, I'm loving everything about it except the smart alarm, which doesn't turn off the regular alarm only minutes later. It has google now, which is a plus, and allows me to use voice commands to set reminders for myself. The extended battery for this phone allows me to use it all day even with poor reception that eats my battery life and still have over 50% left by the end of the day. It's a great phone.