• Bill y

    It’s the Samsung epic 4g that sprint has carried for a year and a half.

  • Shelly

    I had the original Motorola Droid, but the on/off button broke & my contract was up so I replaced it with the Stratosphere with the heavy duty battery. I like the phone but I dislike all the “crap” bloatware Verizon
    included. Other than that, as a senior citizen who used to have a cell phone in a briefcase connected to the car cigarette lighter & paid 99 cents a minute in or out back in 1985..we’ve come a long way. I also prefer a physical keyboard Shelly Insbiz

  • Anonymous

    I’ve only had my Samsung Stratosphere for a day and already love it. I’d never buy another Motorola product again. 

    • Mikancy

      is this phone user friendly?  i’m considering getting one and have never used a smart phone before

      • Sh

        This is my first smart phone and yes it is user friendly!

  • Ken Penn

    Thanks, man, I’m shopping for a phone, and with your review, I’ll probably get this one.

  • Paul Seader

    Battery life leaves much to be desired.  Yesterday with the phone in standby mode for about 70 percent of the time, I was down to 20 percent charge after 8 hours.

    • Feb0898

      I agree. I have it fully charged in the am…and by 3 pm I am at about 50% with not much usage except for texting here and there.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gurn-Blanston/100002604673757 Gurn Blanston

    I like this phone.  I’ve had it a day and have never owned a smart phone.  Navigation can be a bit cumbersome if you forget your way and when sliding the keyboard out it’s not hard to move between apps.  That’s a bit annoying.  Overall, a good 1st smart phone for a good price. 

  • Bamahudson5639

    I own the Startosphere.  Nice phone, but for a man with big fingers is difficult using the keyboard becasue it doesn’t open far enough to reach the top row keys and the keys are a bit small and spaced to close together.

  • Conalon62

    I just got mine this past weekend and I LOVE it.  Biggest obstacle for me, being a newbie android phone user, is that the user manual is rather vague.  I’ve had to have family and friends with androids and iPhones give me some quick tips and a couple of crash courses.  But otherwise, I love the design and keyboard access (Bamahudson5639 makes a good point, the keyboard isn’t the best for those of us with larger fingers — my only major complaint).

  • GIGity

    got this phone about a week ago. LOVE IT! however, cant seem to figure out 2 things…
    1. text messaging::where is my drafts? cannot access, nor can i figure out the option to save to drafts?
    2. is there a send button on the slide out physical keyboard??

  • Colreee

    just got this phone 2 days ago and as a new smartphone user, I love it.  I’m a fan of the slide keypad myself.  Gotta say that the manual is not quite as helpful as I’d hoped, but overall, I’m loving this phone so far.  It’s my 2nd Samsung phone I’ve owned (previous was a Samsung Intensity) and I’ve had decent luck with this brand.

  • Truitt William67

    I just got this phone on sun i let it charge for 24 hours and it only had a 70% charge  I took it back and got another one it did the same thing again ( 8 hrs and still only 63%) charge.  is this common?

    • Beansrus

       I am currently having the same problem, was checking reviews to see if I was the only one.  Guess not!

  • Tmmassari

    Worse phone I have ever had from samsung very disappointed..Where is a manufacturers warranty 2 weeks REALLY>>> Was fine when it works  was very user friendly.. My husbands had problems day 1   2 sim cards later, tech calls finally asked for a new one from verizon was out of 2 week return got a refurbished garbage//Verizon led us to the 15 days of questions to bounce us right into, no new return for a new one.. Nice customer service 2 weeks later another one thru insurance asurion Pass the bucket. 4 week service .mine went black screen .Now 1 week after refurbish garbage now my keyboard does not type.  Now to return mine for the third phone   for a NEW refurbished garbage ..I have to .restart all my programs and things back up.. Stay away from this phone and probably verizon,,,Looking 
     at a new carrier after 12 years garbage service…Ps to start paid  150.00 each next day free ..Would not let us return and let us rebuy..Now my husband is paying 100.00 more for a refurbished insurance phone in 3 months…So basically folks we have will have had  5 of these phones in 3 MONTHS time Samsung verizon .NO Customer service   RUN RUN RUN 

    • Jerry Edwards

      I agree totally.  This phone has sucked since day 1 of purchase.  My wife has returned it twice due to its inability to store email from our server.  It constantly eats email for breakfast lunch and dinner.  Keyboard is notarious for locking up and restarts when ever it wants.  This phone is literally a piece of crap.  Samsung and Verizon should be ashamed of themselves.  Can we get a product recall????

      P.S.  DO NOT PURCHASE THIS PHONE!!!!!  RUN RUN RUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jackgilliland

    my city doesnt have 4G yet and my 3G is not working…does anyone know how to turn it back on?

  • Www Pj8799

    i have the samsung intenisty now but i want to get a new phone (the stratosphere) is it a good phone? good battery?

    • Nancy

      I have one and am going to Verizon to get my 3rd replacement.

  • Sdear

    Not a big fan.  Although it has great graphics, It jumps all over the place. I hate that it closes down all the time to supposingly save battery life.  It’s off more than it’s on and I still run out of power.  It’s a good thing I am not addicted to always being on it or I would really be pissed.   I have a hard time just answering the phone.  can’t figure even that out. Battery life is horrible, always have to charge it.  It barely makes it through the day.  Wish it wouldn’t go to apps that I haven’t even pushed.

  • Chrisrream

    Thank you, Marin…!!! I purchased a Stratosphere today and I just wanted a second opinion. Very thorough and informative… keep up the good work.

  • Greta

    I have had my Stratoshere for 43 days and wish I had not purchase it  It constantly drops calls, noise and background noise when it does not drop call. Only able to get 1 to 2 bars. Have returned it and gotten two refurbished phones same problem. I am now out of my money and company will not give me a new phone. I do not have this problem with my old phone and verizon network that I am now using until I receive my next refurbished phone. If I can ever get rid of this piece of junk I will never buy another.

    • jbsufan

      Demand a different phone we’ve went through six of them I have Verizon too they finally replaced mine with a S3 about a month ago and my wifes with a razor today I haven’t had any issues since, your the customers remind them of that without you thered be know Verizon your going to have to get mean if one won’t help hang up call again get another tech and keep doing it I did and they fixed the problem.

  • Paige

    Okay, I just got mine Wednesday night and the touch screen keyboard keeps freezing. It will only let me type one word and when I press the space button, it deletes the word! And the mic option won’t work on either my dad’s phone or mine. Is this common with anyone else? The phone is nice but the touchscreen really bothers me because whenever I’m one handed I use the portrait touchscreen and I can’t because it doesn’t want to work.

    • jbsufan

      Yes my wife and I have had 6 of them started out with two they have been warantied 4 times since then about a year now there junk I finally was given an S3 in its place it is day and night they finally replaced my wifes wiyh a Razor today. If I was you I’d start complaing to your carrier now cause it doesn’t get any better iy will get much much worse good luck you’ll need it.

  • Newellsamatha62

    won let me charge it and my screen falls out …..i have dropped it like twice i take special care of my phone my sister got the same one hers wont charge either shes had to factory reset it ! i hate this stupid phone!

  • Alex

    I got mine about a year ago and i still have it. I think it is a great phone and takes ok pictures and videos. I have downloaded lots of apps and they all work fine. I would definetly reccomend this as the first phone that kids get. The battery life is great too and I have no problem texting. My only problem is that I can’t send videos or pics through messaging to someone without an android.

  • Zeep

    I have had my phone for about a year, i loved it the 1st few months, but then it quickly degraded. the slide out keyboard doesn’t even line up with the phone anymore so the screen randomly flips around and goes to speaker phone during calls. i can only seem to use a few chargers on my phone and even then i have to not move it so it will continue to charge. The phone still works i guess but is incredibility frustrating and slow most times.

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