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The best Android cell phones with a QWERTY keyboard typically cache their keyboard panel in sliding fashion are best for the realtors and businessmen. Most of these offer 5 Megapixel cameras, are dual core and available from Samsung and Pantech.

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Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II
LG Mach
Samsung Galaxy S Relay
Motorola Photon Q
Samsung Epic 4G
Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II I415
LG Mach LS860
Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G T699
Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE
Samsung Epic 4G
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Release Date
Dec 2012
Nov 2012
Sep 2012
Aug 2012
Jul 2010
Operating System
Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Android 2.1, Android
Input Method
Touch Screen, QWERTY Keyboard
Touch Screen, QWERTY Keyboard
Touch Screen, QWERTY Keyboard
Touch Screen, QWERTY Keyboard
QWERTY Keyboard
Digital Camera Resolution
5.0 MP
5.0 MP
5.0 MP
8.0 MP
5.0 MP
Screen Size(Diagonal)
4.0 inch
4.0 inch
4.0 inch
4.3 inch
4.0 inch
Processor Type
Dual-core 1.2 GHz Krait
Dual-core 1.2 GHz Krait
Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait
Dual-core 1.5 GHz
1GHz ARM Cortex A8
Battery Capacity
1800.0 mAh
Carrier
Verizon
Sprint
T-Mobile
Sprint
Sprint

  • Although it isn't banging on all cylinders when it comes to top-tier specs, the Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II's reliable performance makes it the QWERTY keyboard phone to buy on Verizon.


  • Overall, we're content with the Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II. Not only is it more fashionable than the original model, but is quite faster with the dual-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon S4 processor. The full QWERTY keyboard is one of its main features, and we like how it is laid out and is easy to use for those of you that do a lot of typing. We do wish that the 4" screen was a little larger and higher resolution, but it still does a good job for a mid-range device.


  • The affordable Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II is perfectly fine and will likely please keyboard lovers on Verizon, but it could have been a slam dunk.


  • Sprint's LG Mach is a reliable 4G LTE slider phone with midrange specs that'll satisfy basic needs at a competitive price.


  • Adding it all together we are fairly impressed with the LG Mach as a mid-range device. With a $99 on contract price it is half of what Sprint wants for the Photon Q but is definitely more than half the phone. In our testing the Mach can go toe-to-toe with the Photon Q in just about any category and will usually come out ahead. In fact, thanks to the S4 plus processor the LG Mach can match the Samsung Galaxy S III and HTC EVO LTE pretty closely as well.


  • The LG Mach for Sprint is a decent keyboarded smartphone for a decent price, but there's a better option available.


  • Those looking for a QWERTY smartphone will gravitate to the thick and hearty Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G, which has Android 4.0, strong hardware specs, and excellent call quality.


  • If you can somehow see through the boring design of the Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G, you'll find a superb Android smartphone that manages to be a good device in the mid-range category. In this day and age, it seems that the sweet spot for mid-rangers tends to be at $100, and at $150 with a 2-year contract, some might think the Relay 4G to be overpriced. Instead, we find it fitting knowing that it's one of the few Android smartphones being released nowadays with a fantastic keyboard â??


  • The Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G is T-Mobile's best keyboarded smartphone, but unless you really need that keyboard, you should go for the Galaxy S III.


  • So, is Motorola's Photon Q a good enough phone to keep the QWERTY alive? Probably not, considering it is probably the carrier's fourth best LTE phone. Still, for those who just can't let the QWERTY go, the Photon Q does offer an outstanding keyboard to go along with a respectable set of features. The Photon Q may not have the highest resolution screen or best camera, but it does offer quality hardware and quick performance with some nice software tweaks.


  • Sprint, like most carriers, has few options when it comes to phones with a physical keyboard, so the Motorola Photon Q is clearly in a class of its own. The question is: does that have more to do with quality or a lack of competition? The Photon Q becomes harder to sell once taken outside of the context of being a great phone with a physical keyboard. This is the best implementation of Motorola's software yet, so there's plenty to like about the phone, but it's biggest draw is the keyboard.


  • The Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE packs plenty of power and a fantastic hardware keyboard for Sprint subscribers that prefer sending messages to making calls.


  • - You can merge all your contacts from your various email and social network accounts into your phonebook with Samsung's Social Hub feature.
    - We thought the images looked sharp and colors were nice and natural.
    - Still, we appreciate its heft as it contributes to a decidedly solid and durable feel in the hand.
    - It didn't take long for it to register our taps, and flipping through menus and lists felt intuitive and second nature.
    - Call quality was very good for the most part.


  • - The phone feels too light for what it is, almost plasticy.
    - The slide is butter smooth; it offers a good amount of resistance before it gets going, but then the spring assist kicks into place and the work is done for you.
    - Samsung Epic 4G feels too light for what it is.
    - The battery door employs the peel-off design we’ve not been too crazy about in recent Samsungs, but it fits well and all the seams on the Epic 4G are tight.
    - The build quality is great though, don’t get us wrong.

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    - And sure I bet this Epic 4G will totally be easier to use with its hard keyboard, its as so Epic as its name.


Top 5 qwerty android phone of 2016:

  1. Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II I415
  2. LG Mach LS860
  3. Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G T699
  4. Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE
  5. Samsung Epic 4G