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Casio G'zOne Commando 4G LTE

 

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Worth the wait...

 

Jul 8, 2013 by pwsmith

As an I.T. Professional who travels extensively, frequents project construction sites - but also enjoys cycling, performs home improvement projects and enjoys an active outside lifestyle - finding the right phone has been difficult. As previous owner of a Casio rugged phone which lasted 7 years and still works, I chose to skip the first generation Commando and wait for this 2nd generation redesigned 4G phone. I had to use my laptop far longer for email than I wanted to, I'm glad I waited.

The first Commando just didn't feel right, so I skipped it. However the new 4G Commando is redesigned with larger screen and thinner profile. I chose the hard-shell holster accepts the phone screen first for 100% protection. The build feels very sturdy and meets mil specs for moisture dust and shock. Not afraid to put this phone in the back of a cycling jersey and go for a 50 mile sweaty ride.

The OS is very fast and rivals any iPhone I've used (other members of the family have iPhones). I like iPhones but I don’t believe one-size-fits-all and I’m not a fan of form-over-function and need a ruggedized phone for my activities.

The 8MP camera has panorama, rapid shot and multiple settings to deal with adjusting quality and for low light.

The G'zone apps included are for tides, moon, sun and weather, navigation, etc.

Battery seems to last all day (12 hours) under constant use, and went 28 hours or so under nominal/standby use before barking about 6% battery level. I tend to text, email, take photos, hit some web pages and listen to Pandora.

The speakers are AWESOME - great sound quality.

The only thing I would change after having the new phone for one week - is to make the entire phone black - remove the red accents (speakers, the red ring around the camera lens) and paint the stainless screws black. Not a big deal maybe I’ll customize ...

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Great after 4.1 update

 

Dec 30, 2013 by mikee

Since the update this phone is working great. I do have to re-boot every two days, but i have 4 email accounts and use the navigation and bluetooth/wifi all day. Battery life is not good if you are in a spotty coverage area, but in good areas it is a day charger.
Recomend for anybody looking for a rugged phone.

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Disappointed ... Wireless connectivity problems result in increased data charges

 

Jul 25, 2013 by Jackd

I have the C811 and have had nothing but problems with it. The microphone and speaker setup is too low in volume so that the voice command had constant problems. I returned the first one and the replacement has wireless connectivity problems with certain routers (my netgear WNDR3700 especially). This phone uses Android 4.0.4 JellyBean and the net is filled with forums that complain about the wireless connectivity issues. Oddly, the Verizon Forums do not mention word one about the wireless connectivity issue. But there's plenty on the following posting:
https://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=36993

Does anyone have the same problem and is there a work around? My Verizon Store suggests that I replace my router (I have a Galaxy S4, Ipad, Acer A500, MAC, Windows 7 PC & multiple iphones working on the same router without issue) but I'm not sure that it is a router issues.

I'm sorry that I stuck with the Casio/Verizon/Android 4.0.4 combo.
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