With most Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphones debuting at $299 for a 2-year contract, its difficult for some consumers to jump on the “lightning fast” bandwagon. Samsung is looking to change that with the Stratosphere. These specs aren’t high end, but for most consumers, they’re more than satisfactory. Priced at $149 makes this affordable for everyone and brings the speeds of 4G LTE to the mainstream. Here is a more in depth look, but you can also checkout our initial hands on video.
This is a mid-range phone so don’t expect it to be thin. It comes in at .55 inches thick (about 14mm). Part of the reason is it has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Fans of physical keyboards are going to love this one as it has 5 rows and the keys are spread out nicely. I found it very easy to type.