Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II (SCH-I415) Review & Specs

Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II is a quite good Android device launched back in the year 2012, which counts with a 4-inches screen, a great performance Dual-Core processor running at 1.2 gigahertz, and two cameras, a 5 mega-pixels back facing camera and a 1.3 megapixels front-facing camera.

The Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II is a little bit thick for nowadays standards, being as thick as 0.53 inches. Samsung appears to have forgotten about weight optimization in this 5.43 oz device.

Samsung decided to power this phone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 system chip, including a great performance 1.2 gigahertz Dual-Core CPU with 1 GB RAM. To handle graphic intensive apps and games, the Stratosphere II also has an Adreno 225 graphics processing unit working at 400 megahertz. A nice point of this cellphone is the 8 GB quite big internal storage memory and a slot for external memory cards, allowing the user to store hundreds of apps without any problem.

This phone has a good level 4 inches display with a 800 x 480 resolution, providing this device with a very nice image quality. This display uses Super AMOLED capacitive technology, and can detect multiple fingers at the same time.

The Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II provides wi-fi capability (and it can provide it to other devices as a mobile hotspot), LTE (4G) high speed data connection or the fastest 3G connection type, using HSPA, UMTS, EV-DO A and EDGE technologies. This phone uses a SIM card for GSM carriers and it can work with both CDMA and GSM.

This cellphone has two cameras, a 5 mega-pixels back-facing camera and a 1.3 megapixels front side camera. It also films videos in Full HD 1920×1080. This cellphone also includes a couple of good features like flash, geo tagging and auto-focus.

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This phone packs a 1800 mAh medium Li-Ion removable battery that can keep this cellphone running for several hours.

The Stratosphere II also comes with some interesting features like Bluetooth (4.0), GPS Localization and Near Field Communication (NFC), and some sensors likeLight Sensor, Proximity Sensor and Accelerometer.

No matter if you want a gaming cellphone, want a phone for work or will use it as a social device, this device is definitely the right choice for you.

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Device Type:Phone
Operating System (OS):Android 4.1, 4.0.4
Also Known As:Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere 2
Product code:SCH-I415
Dimensions:4.97 x 2.58 x 0.53 inches
Weight:5.43 ounces
Release date:2012-11-12


Screen Type:Super AMOLED
Size:4 inches
Resolution:480 x 800 pixels
Pixel density:233 pixels per inch
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch


Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960
Processor:Krait (Dual-Core 1200 MHz)
RAM Memory:1 GB (500 MHz)
Graphics Processor:Adreno 225 (400 MHz)
Internal Memory:8 GB
SD Card Slot:microSD, microSDHC (up to 32 GB)


Battery type:Li-Ion
Capacity:1800 mAh
Talk Time:17 hours


Back camera:5 megapixels
Front camera:1.3 megapixels
Max video resolution:1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Camera features:Auto-Focus and Geo Tagging


    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:SIM
CDMA Bands:800, 1900
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
UMTS Bands:2100
LTE (4G) Bands:700 (band 13)
Technologies:LTE (4G), HSPA, UMTS, EV-DO A, EDGE, GPRS, GSM and CDMA

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 4.0
Sensors:Accelerometer, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor
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