Excerpt: Among the reviews of Casio's first Android phone (Verizon), we found unanimous agreement that the G'zOne phone is a very tough and rugged device. Reviewers are impressed with the included suite of G'zGear apps that include a thermometer, a compass, a pedometer and a Star Gazer app that helps...
Pros: Extremely durable, Comes with array of outdoorsy apps, Hotspot for up to five devices, Above average battery life
Cons: Subpar camera, Small screen and tricky interface, Poor sound quality during calls, Bloated with Verizon software
Summary: There's no denying that the $199 Casio G'zOne Commando is one rough and tumble smart phone. Rain, wind, drops, bumps, scratches. Whatever you--or Mother Nature--can dish out, this Android handset can take it.
Summary: Up until the point that it died, the Commando was a typical Android device, with the addition of rubber and screws around the perimeter. But when it died, I realized that the quality of the device was lacking. And remember, this might be just my device.
Conclusion: Even though the Casio G’zOne Commando isn’t the fastest or most high-end smartphone on the market, it fills a void for a mid-level device that is also rugged and durable, which can withstand water and being dropped on occasion.
Pros: Solid build with MIL STD 810G certification, Useful G’zGear apps, Loud call volume and speakerphone, Good music playback quality
Cons: Only 5 home screens, Not as fast as other smartphones, Shows all emails as plain-text, Camera quality is lacking
Conclusion: If you are looking for a rugged and outdoor durable Android smartphone for Verizon Wireless, your best and only choice is the Casio G’zOne Commando 4G LTE , as it meets MIL 810G certification for being able to withstand the elements, and it comes with an attractive $99 contract price.
Pros: Rugged and can withstand almost anything, Unique G’zGear and G’zWorld apps, Front stereo speakers
Cons: Display quality and resolution is lacking, Mediocre camera and video recording, Still runs on Android Ice Cream Sandwich