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
Summary: The Casio G’zOne Commando’s pros and cons would sum up simply in durable design that can handle bumps, spills and other “accidents” of this kind, impressive battery life and reasonable weight, but it has low calling quality, a rather resistive touchscreen and lacks the Google basiscs.
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