Pros to the D4: -Dual core processor -1GB ram -Will for sure get ICS -1080p recording -Way more internal memory -8mp camera -Will probably be able to use it in the OEM docks with a case like you can with the D3/DX/DX2 Pros to the Strat -Unlocked bootloader -AMOLED screen -FREE -Removable battery The Strat is a good phone but it is a dated phone that came out in 2010 (It is a clone of the Epic for all intents and purposes). The AMOLED screen is still amazing and I know from having the Epic how good movies and videos look on the Strat. Camera is actually pretty decent and takes pictures VERY fast, the keyboard is omfg great and my experience with the Epic keyboard definitely makes it the best phone keyboard ever in my mind. Here is the thing, the Strat is free, the 4G radio in the D4 is still 1st gen so it will still have the same ridiculous battery drain/connectivity issues that plague other LTE phones, the Strat has an unlocked bootloader, keyboard is time proven stellar, the Touchwiz interface is pretty decent and once the developers get going on this phone it will easily have a 2 year service life. The Epic just got CM9 so we know the Strat will be able to as well, last time I checked there was at least 1 deodexed/zipaligned rom out for the Strat. Only issue I see with the Strat is it going EOL really fast and not many people having them because of all the crazy dual cores and the general public, for the most part, knowing precisely **** about their phones other than how to facebook stalk or tweet meaningless drivel that nobody but them reads. For someone who is due for an upgrade, does not want to spend $200, and wants a 4G slider the Strat is a perfectly good phone for the next 2 years. My Epic was overclocked to 1.4GHZ, running a custom rom with the MTL file format, completely de-bloated and it could run circles around some of the newer unrooted dual cores that guys I work with have. Also, whoever suggested he get an Aly should probably receive a 2 week ban lol.