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We looked at the top cellphones released over the last year to bring you this list of the best reception cellphones of slide form factor and all of which are highly rated by the top cellphone reviewers from around the web.

Additionally, our picks of the best reception slide cellphones is filtered by the ones which support Verizon network.

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Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II
Motorola Droid
Motorola DROID 4 XT894
Palm Pre Plus
Palm Pre
Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II I415
Motorola Droid
Motorola DROID 4 XT894
Palm Pre Plus  16 GB  Smartphone
Palm Pre  8 GB  Smartphone
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Release Date
Dec 2012
Oct 2009
Feb 2012
Jan 2010
Jan 2010
Carrier
Verizon
Verizon, Sprint
Verizon
Verizon
Sprint, Verizon
Style
Smartphone, Slide
Slide, Smartphone, Touch Screen
Smartphone, Slide, Touch Screen
Slide, Smartphone, Touch Screen
Slide, Smartphone, Touch Screen
Digital Camera Resolution
5.0 MP
5.0 MP
8.0 MP
3.0 MP
3.0 MP
Screen Size(Diagonal)
4.0 inch
3.7 inch
4.0 inch
3.1 inch
3.1 inch
Processor Type
Dual-core 1.2 GHz Krait
Arm
TI OMAP 4430
Cortex-A8
Battery Capacity
1800.0 mAh
Operating System
Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Android 2.0, Android
Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Palm webOS
Palm webOS

  • 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.


  • - Keyboard The hardware keyboard on the Droid isn’t the best we’ve used.
    - It will be too hefty for some, and its hardware keyboard is a bit cramped for rapid text entry.
    - Plus, with the new Android 2.0 OS under the hood, you can reach out to contacts any way you like (phone, text, e-mail, Facebook) with a tap.
    - The keyboard felt very solid and well built.


  • - Reception on the Motorola Droid was disappointing.
    - Colors could be drab even under good lighting, and the camera could hardly handle dark night scenes, even with the night mode turned on.
    - The Motorola Droid for Verizon Wireless is solid.
    - The Google Android 2.0 interface is very touch friendly and still just as clever and deep as the original.
    - Battery life on the Motorola Droid was excellent.


  • - At .54 inches thick, the Droid is one of the thinnest slider phones around, thinner even than the .61 thick Cliq.


  • Melding an excellent keyboard, swift LTE data, and a 1.2GHz dual-core processor into one Android device, the Motorola Droid 4 is long overdue. Fans of the first Motorola Droid will find plenty to smile about here, but those who aren't married to a QWERTY keyboard may not enjoy carrying around such a massive phone.


  • Some will argue that the midas touch and allure of the DROID family has faded, as it seems as though the torch has been handed over to other more prominent devices like the DROID RAZR. However, when you think about it more, the original DROID family was never known for bringing killer spec-d hardware, but rather, it balanced things out with its quality performance and unyielding presence.


  • The Motorola Droid 4 gives you top-notch Android power, fast Verizon LTE, and the very best QWERTY keyboard you'll find on a phone.


  • The Palm Pre Plus earns its place as the top WebOS device, improving on the Pre with a better design and performance, and upgraded features. Verizon customers looking for a versatile smartphone to balance their personal and work lives will be well-served by the Pre Plus.

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    - The Palm Pre Plus is very comfortable to hold in your hand, as its corners are smooth and curved, unlike the rectangle shape of the Motorola DROID with its more square-cut corners.


  • - Palm's webOS may be the cutest smartphone operating system ever.
    - The Pre doesn't feel slow, unlike the Pixi, and recent software updates have improved both performance and battery life over the original Sprint experience.
    - The speakerphone, on the other hand, is of decent volume and clarity.


  • The Palm Pre Plus earns its place as the top WebOS device, improving on the Pre with a better design and performance, and upgraded features. Verizon customers looking for a versatile smartphone to balance their personal and work lives will be well-served by the Pre Plus.

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    - The slider is not smooth in use, feeling like it could use some sort of lubricant to make it slide better.
    - The SMS alert sound is so faint and brief that you won't ever hear it unless the phone is right in front of you in a quiet room.
    - The keyboard itself has been a point of contention for some reviewers of the Palm Pre, due to its small size and rubbery Centro-like feel.


  • - Card interface is powerful.


Top 5 reception slide cell phone:

  1. Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II I415
  2. Motorola Droid
  3. Motorola DROID 4 XT894
  4. Palm Pre Plus 16 GB Smartphone
  5. Palm Pre 8 GB Smartphone