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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by redraider1, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. redraider1

    Thread Starter

    So now that we have a pretty good idea that the stratosphere is going to be a single core lte slider is anyone still interested? I know I was hoping for dual core or atleast something that set it apart from last years sgs model and made it a little more future proof. Any thoughts?
     



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  2. The_Chief

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    At this point, Raider, I think just about everyone who hasn't decided to take the bait and buy Bionic is waiting on the Prime. I say "just about" because there ARE people who don't want to let go of a physical QWERTY keyboard. But Prime speculation is getting more & more exciting, with it having passed both Bluetooth and wi-fi certifications. On to the FCC! :)
     
  3. redraider1

    Thread Starter

    I agree but the model number is very similar to the charge so I have a feeling it may just be an upgraded charge and nothing really special. It seems like verizon keeps getting a rebranded older phone on their 4g network and the iphone will be one of the top phones even though it will probably only be 3g. I like keyboards but I am not going to sacrifice specs in order to get a keyboard. Its a shame they couldnt have bumped up the specs on this.
     
  4. BlueBiker

    BlueBiker Android Expert

    I'd be happy with a dual-core 1GB Charge, but not less than that. Prime sure sounds worth waiting for.
     
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  5. rrhartjr

    rrhartjr Well-Known Member

    I saw a rumbling that the Stratosphere will at least get the Galaxy S Plus spec bump (1.4Ghz Scorpion + Adreno 205 instead of 1Ghz Hummingbird + SGX540).. and a bigger battery (1650mah instead of 1500) if that's any consolation to anyone..

    The battery is better spec than any LTE phone save for the Bionic so far (TB 1400 Revo 1500 Charge 1600)

    If the price is right (sub-$150).. I might still be in for one.. I really like my keyboard

    Here are the specs for the Galaxy S Plus: http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_s_plus-review-623.php

    Even so, the Adreno 205 is a big of a regression from the SGX540.. I would be happy to see that go, but somehow it's doubtful, since I don't think Samsung is speccing the Hummingbird SOC over 1Ghz..
     
  6. redraider1

    Thread Starter

    If it has a 1.4 ghz processor than maybe I will look into it but if it is 1ghz single core ill pass. I would like a keyboard but not going to sacrifice specs for a keyboard.
     
  7. rrhartjr

    rrhartjr Well-Known Member

    Yea, Galaxy S specs would be real tough to stomach..
     
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  8. redraider1

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    How does that have anything to do with the stratosphere though? That one doesn't have a keyboard and is gsm and not lte.
     
  9. Sandroidfan

    Sandroidfan Android Expert

    Yeah, that's just Galaxy S plus for oversea.
    But LTE is kind of advanced 3GSM (UMTS/HSPA) technique, so it's closer to GSM than CDMA in technical nature.
     
  10. xmr405o

    xmr405o Android Expert

    I think he believes that maybe the stratosphere will have the same specs as the Galaxy S plus with a keyboard. So I think he is just using that link as reference. If that's the case, then I wouldn't look past this device if a person really needs a keyboard.

    No matter the specs, this will be the best phone with a keyboard and LTE on verizon. ;)
     
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  11. dr01d3tte

    dr01d3tte Android Enthusiast

    This is why I'm going to have to suck it up and learn how to use a virtual keyboard. The Stratosphere is just not competitive on any arena outside of having a slider: 512MB RAM, 4.0" display size, 480x800 display (even tho SAMOLED), and single core 1 GHz processor.

    My excel spreadsheet comparing all the verified and hypothetical models just shows too much red on the Stratosphere row for me to continue considering it.
     
  12. The_Chief

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    Well what TOPS your excel spreadsheet, Droidette? Is it the Prime? The Vigor? Something else? :thinking:
     
  13. redraider1

    Thread Starter

    Ha yeah because it is the only one lol:p
     
  14. xmr405o

    xmr405o Android Expert

    Ding ding! At least its the truth though..haha. I can also say...the bionic is the best dual core LTE device in the planet. :)
     
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  15. dr01d3tte

    dr01d3tte Android Enthusiast

    Well Chief...I am coming on board with the Prime but I tell ya, and I'm getting flamed for this on other threads, I am concerned about the camera. I'll just have to see.

    The Galaxy Note looks tasty but I don't think OG can limp along until next year.

    What I really want is some concrete info on the Droid Bionic HD (Spyder) and the Samsung Galaxy S2+ (Celox).

    And now I've joined the minions of "oooh but the next shiny looks better!" :)
     
  16. The_Chief

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    Yeah, but the "next" shiny is IT.

    This poor OG was SO hoping that I would retire her by now, and I'm very tempted to go get Bionic and then pass that down to daughter when Prime comes out. But I know that Bionic is a gap-filler device.

    Must wait... must wait...
     
  17. Sandroidfan

    Sandroidfan Android Expert

    Best dual core LTE device in verizon for now, but not in the planet. LTE SGS2 and Note (also dual core LTE) are already announced and coming to Europe this Fall, not to mention the Prime.
     
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  18. redraider1

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  19. xmr405o

    xmr405o Android Expert

    Yes for now and I'm not giving the crown to any other device until they actually can be purchased. :D Lol, but I wouldn't be against renaming the bionic as the best dual core LTE device....in america that's already out. :p
     
  20. Sandroidfan

    Sandroidfan Android Expert

    You're right if your planet means verizon.:D Even for verizon, let's see if you can still say that in November. So enjoy Bionic while it's alone right now.
     
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  21. rrhartjr

    rrhartjr Well-Known Member

    Lets get this thread back on track by making me feel bad for wanting an slider LTE phone and seriously considering the possibility of having to settle for a Galaxy S class phone until 2013.
     
  22. The_Chief

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    There is absolutely nothing wrong with wanting a physical slider phone. Just because I don't want one anymore doesn't mean it's a stigma for YOU to still want one. And I, for one, apologize if any of my posts made you feel like a second-class citizen for wanting a decent slider :eek:
     
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  23. xmr405o

    xmr405o Android Expert

    Lol, you're right. Sorry for going OT. You win this round Sandroid by default. :p

    Nothing wrong with this phone, IMO. I honestly think the next LTE phone with a KB will be the Droid 4 for Verizon. The only thing that this phone will be missing is a multi core processor but do you care about that? Based on your post, it appears that the top two things you want is a KB and LTE...this phone's got that! Go get it if you like or at least try it out.
     
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  24. redraider1

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    I almost feel like I would have been better off if i never wandered onto a site like this. before I wasn't all about having the latest and greatest and just being happy with what I had. Now I am always waiting for updates and the next big thing lol.
     

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The Samsung Stratosphere release date was October 2011. Features and Specs include a 4.0" inch screen, 5MP camera, 512GB RAM, processor, and 1800mAh battery.

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