Reviews (7.2/10 Avg. rating)


Extra-tough build, weak camera chops

Casio G’zOne Commando 4G LTE

from Cnet (2 years ago)

If you don't mind mediocre photos, consider the Commando. Not only is Verizon's 4G LTE network faster and available in more cities than Sprint's, it also has clear call quality, and a slightly faster processor than the Torque. True, aside from its predecessor, the device is the only rugged handset o... More

If you don't mind mediocre photos, consider the Commando. Not only is Verizon's 4G LTE network faster and available in more cities than Sprint's, it also has clear call quality, and a slightly faster processor than the Torque. True, aside from its predecessor, the device is the only rugged handset on Verizon. But even if it's your default choice, it's a solid choice to have nonetheless.

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8/10

It's not quite as tough as it looks

Casio G’zOne Commando 4G LTE

from Brighthand (2 years ago)

The Casio Commando 4G LTE means well. It's a rare option for active types that are looking for a rough-and-tumble device (with 4G LTE, no less) that can withstand more abuse than your average smartphone. And while it does succeed in that sense, bear in mind that being tougher than most of today's de... More

The Casio Commando 4G LTE means well. It's a rare option for active types that are looking for a rough-and-tumble device (with 4G LTE, no less) that can withstand more abuse than your average smartphone. And while it does succeed in that sense, bear in mind that being tougher than most of today's delicate smartphones is an easy task.

During our testing, we found that the Commando is unfortunately not as tough as it looks, meaning that in exchange for a bulky, unattractive exterior, you don't get as much protection as you would hope. And given all the other compromises -- the dated software, the mediocre battery, the low-quality camera -- the small amount of toughness you receive just may not be worth it.

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6/10

Users that are constantly outdoors will enjoy the ruggedness of this phone

Casio G’zOne Commando 4G LTE

from GottaBeMobile (2 years ago)

Despite the drawbacks the Casio G’zOne Commando 4G LTE is an excellent option for users that need a rugged Android smartphone on Verizon’s 4G LTE network and a much-needed upgrade to the Casio G’zOne Commando line of smartphones.

Despite the drawbacks the Casio G’zOne Commando 4G LTE is an excellent option for users that need a rugged Android smartphone on Verizon’s 4G LTE network and a much-needed upgrade to the Casio G’zOne Commando line of smartphones.

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A definite improvement over the original

Casio G’zOne Commando 4G LTE

from Phone Scoop (3 years ago)

I may have a few quibbles with the hardware, but the Casio G’zOne Commando LTE 4G is a definite improvement over the original. The hardware looks good and mostly functions well. It has a nice screen, excellent signal and voice performance, and decent battery life. The user interface is based o... More

I may have a few quibbles with the hardware, but the Casio G’zOne Commando LTE 4G is a definite improvement over the original. The hardware looks good and mostly functions well. It has a nice screen, excellent signal and voice performance, and decent battery life. The user interface is based on stock Android, but has its own, unique look that should appeal to weekend warriors. The larger screen and faster network performance go a long way to making the Commando a great day-to-day device.

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7/10

The Casio G’zOne Commando 4G LTE should work well for its target audience

Casio G’zOne Commando 4G LTE

from PhoneArena (3 years ago)

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. Even thou... More

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. Even though we like the overall design of the phone, it is lacking in some features found on other devices at this price-point, such as a larger and higher resolution display, faster processor, and better quality camera. Despite this, the Casio G’zOne Commando 4G LTE should work well for its target audience.

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7.5/10

The Ravine 2 continues Casio's long tradition of ultra-rugged phones with the bonus of improved call quality

Casio G’zOne Ravine 2

from Cnet (4 years ago)

Like its predecessors, the Casio G'zOne Ravine 2 stands out from the cell phone crowd for its sturdy and ultradurable design. It's not pretty in the least, but that doesn't matter when you can take the handset for a swim without giving it a scratch. Similarly, though it doesn't have a ton of feature... More

Like its predecessors, the Casio G'zOne Ravine 2 stands out from the cell phone crowd for its sturdy and ultradurable design. It's not pretty in the least, but that doesn't matter when you can take the handset for a swim without giving it a scratch. Similarly, though it doesn't have a ton of features, call quality is respectable and it offers everything you need for communication. So if you need a device for calling for help while stuck in a sandstorm, the Ravine 2 is a great buy. I just wouldn't recommend taking photos of that sandstorm with the Ravine 2's camera.

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7/10

A killer rugged phone for frequent talkers, although it's not the slam dunk it was last year

Casio G’zOne Ravine 2

from PC Magazine (4 years ago)

Casio slimmed down its rugged Ravine the second time around. The G'zOne Ravine 2 sports the same stringent 810G military specification as the first model,though it's smaller and lighter than before. It's perfect for construction workers, factory employees, or anyone that wants a cell phone that can... More

Casio slimmed down its rugged Ravine the second time around. The G'zOne Ravine 2 sports the same stringent 810G military specification as the first model,though it's smaller and lighter than before. It's perfect for construction workers, factory employees, or anyone that wants a cell phone that can take some abuse. It's also our new Editors' Choice for Verizon feature phones; just keep in mind that with the advent of powerful, inexpensive smartphones, it's getting tougher to recommend this category of device.

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8/10

It's good enough to make smartphone craving adventurers happy

Casio G`zOne Commando

from MobileBurn (5 years ago)

The Casio G'zOne Commando for Verizon Wireless is a specialty phone. When measured against "regular" devices, it might not shine that much. But when paired with the correct consumer, one who needs a tough element-resistant smartphone, it proves itself worthy. If you are that special person, then ple... More

The Casio G'zOne Commando for Verizon Wireless is a specialty phone. When measured against "regular" devices, it might not shine that much. But when paired with the correct consumer, one who needs a tough element-resistant smartphone, it proves itself worthy. If you are that special person, then please check out the Commando. The rest of us, however, will find better values in more compact form factors elsewhere.

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7/10

It's the one to get if you need a more rugged smartphone

Casio G`zOne Commando

from PhoneArena (5 years ago)

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. We love its overall build quality, and that it has a differe... More

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. We love its overall build quality, and that it has a different utilitarian look than most other flashy smartphones. At the current $199 price for the Casio Commando, it is only $50 less than the awesome HTC ThunderBolt, which offers a faster processor, larger screen, 32GB memory, and 4G LTE for data. But if you need a more rugged smartphone that you don’t have to worry about damaging much, the Casio G’zOne Commando is the one to get.

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8/10

A well executed rugged device suitable for all sorts of electronics-unfriendly environments

Casio G`zOne Commando

from Brighthand (5 years ago)

The Casio G'zOne Commando certainly isn't for everyone. If you're sure-handed enough to never drop things, you don't ever plan on being out of sight of civilization, and you've never lost a phone to a bad encounter with water, then the features that distinguish will be useless to you.But it's a well... More

The Casio G'zOne Commando certainly isn't for everyone. If you're sure-handed enough to never drop things, you don't ever plan on being out of sight of civilization, and you've never lost a phone to a bad encounter with water, then the features that distinguish will be useless to you.

But it's a well executed device which, despite a few minor issues, both delivers on exceptional field durability, as well as having the potential to appeal to day to day users who wouldn't normally think about using a "rugged" phone. Some of it's qualities, like the waterproofing, are so useful that I wish more phone manufacturers would pick up on it for non-rugged devices. For right now though, if you want a smartphone that still works after you take an unexpected swim, or can survive you being less than careful with it, the Commando deserves careful attention.

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7/10

Farm tough

Casio G'zOne Boulder

(7 months ago)

I lost this phone in a pasture while bailing hay. I found it the following year. For a year it sat in a pasture with rain, irrigation, snow, below freezing winter and triple digit summer. Put it on the charger (I had to buy a new charger, threw the original one away, thought the phone would be a wri... More

I lost this phone in a pasture while bailing hay. I found it the following year. For a year it sat in a pasture with rain, irrigation, snow, below freezing winter and triple digit summer. Put it on the charger (I had to buy a new charger, threw the original one away, thought the phone would be a write off) and the phone worked fine the next day. It's still working six years later. Might not be a smart phone ... but it is a tough ... reliable phone ...

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8/10

I have no problem with the rock

Casio G'zOne Rock

(3 years ago)

good battery life, i can set it to be on all the time when opened and still get a week per charge only downside is the charging cradle as it is a snug fit

good battery life, i can set it to be on all the time when opened and still get a week per charge only downside is the charging cradle as it is a snug fit

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9/10

Worst Phone EVER

Casio G'zOne Boulder

(3 years ago)

I had a LG Chocolate touch screen phone, and switched because my contract was up, bad mistake. At first the phone was good, but then something went wrong with the speaker and who ever I talked to on the phone sounded staticky, and I gave it a week and it that problem disappeared. Not only that but i... More

I had a LG Chocolate touch screen phone, and switched because my contract was up, bad mistake. At first the phone was good, but then something went wrong with the speaker and who ever I talked to on the phone sounded staticky, and I gave it a week and it that problem disappeared. Not only that but it randomly shuts off, I can't use the bluetooth function because it doesn't work. And now it shut off and the battery won't charge up any more, it just says battery low when i plug it into the charger. WORST PHONE EVER!!! I wish I stuck with my last phone.

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1/10

Awsome phone

Casio G'zOne Boulder

(4 years ago)

I am really abuse my it is always getting scratched up and it says you can run it over with a small car and this was 100% true because I ran my phone over with a 3/4 ton Chevy that weighs around 6000 pounds and all it did was break the front screen that is under another piece that must protect it e... More

I am really abuse my it is always getting scratched up and it says you can run it over with a small car and this was 100% true because I ran my phone over with a 3/4 ton Chevy that weighs around 6000 pounds and all it did was break the front screen that is under another piece that must protect it every thing else works great still

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10/10

Almost there...

Casio G`zOne Commando

(4 years ago)

This phone has a lot of great features, but lacking basics. On your Spec's page, you listed that the phone has auto answer capability, which it does not. Additionally, there is no Speech to Text app available either. If these were available, I would dub this the "Perfect Phone". Until then, I am... More

This phone has a lot of great features, but lacking basics. On your Spec's page, you listed that the phone has auto answer capability, which it does not. Additionally, there is no Speech to Text app available either. If these were available, I would dub this the "Perfect Phone". Until then, I am stuck with a phone that is almost there...

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6/10

I LOVE THIS PHONE! It ROCKS!!

Casio G'zOne Boulder

(4 years ago)

Please make this into a smart phone! When I got this phone over 2 1/2 years ago, I tried 2 kill it! I ran over it with my car, I dropped it in a glass of coke- called it, answered it, rinsed it off & it still worked. So I let my then teething son, chew on it, slobber on it & throw it around like a... More

Please make this into a smart phone! When I got this phone over 2 1/2 years ago, I tried 2 kill it! I ran over it with my car, I dropped it in a glass of coke- called it, answered it, rinsed it off & it still worked. So I let my then teething son, chew on it, slobber on it & throw it around like a ball, still it lived! I talk on it when I am in the shower, taking a bath, or even swimming in the pool! The one thing that you must understand before you buy this phone is that it is NOT a frills phone!!! Yes it has a camera with video, bluetooth, VZ Navigator, V Cast music, micro SD slot, & can get on the web, but this is NOT like a smart phone! I think I have finally abused it enough that the buttons are starting to stick,the speaker function sounds very bad, & I broke the connection to charge it with the cable plug (thank God it cradle charges), not to mention I took it apart a few times, lost one of the screws & all the basic functions still work!! So AWESOME phone Casio!! Please make it in a smart phone that doesn't cost the earth!!

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5/10

Completely disapointed

Casio G'zOne Rock

(5 years ago)

The processor needs to be improved. I open the flip phone and I have to wait for the phone to react (light up). Delayed key response when texting or dialing (my most fustrating complaint). User interface is minimal at best. When speaking from time to time people have a hard time listening (the mic a... More

The processor needs to be improved. I open the flip phone and I have to wait for the phone to react (light up). Delayed key response when texting or dialing (my most fustrating complaint). User interface is minimal at best. When speaking from time to time people have a hard time listening (the mic area gets easily clogged). I've had this phone six months and was ready to give it back after 3 when these problems started to happen. And to add, the docking station that came with the phone is about as cheap as you can get. Used it only once for a reason - too big a hassle to put into cradle for the metal contacts to properly connect. Being an avid Casio G-Shock watch owner since 94', I was excited when this phone came out, and after owning this phone I am completely disapointed.

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4/10

The Rock

Casio G'zOne Rock

(5 years ago)

HORRIBLE phone... cant wait to get a new one. Piece of sh*t was on the charger perfectly fine. Then It randomly turned off and never turned back. O and because Its a little worn I have to pay $50 to get a new one. And by worn I mean no scratchs on the screen but scratches on the black outing tha... More

HORRIBLE phone... cant wait to get a new one. Piece of sh*t was on the charger perfectly fine. Then It randomly turned off and never turned back. O and because Its a little worn I have to pay $50 to get a new one. And by worn I mean no scratchs on the screen but scratches on the black outing that happens on all phones! Ohhh, yeah it turned off exactly 10 months to the day. I would that is quite a coincidence. Thanks again Verizon for your sh*tty customer service!

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1.7/10

LOVE THIS PHONE

Casio G'zOne Boulder

from Amazon (5 years ago)

All the you saying this phone sucks is CRAZY i have had it for over a year & half its stands up to everything i give it! mud rain, swimming, so far the sound is great on mine maybe mine is updated! but thae sad news this is no longer at verizon they came out with 2 more gz ones since i purchased thi... More

All the you saying this phone sucks is CRAZY i have had it for over a year & half its stands up to everything i give it! mud rain, swimming, so far the sound is great on mine maybe mine is updated! but thae sad news this is no longer at verizon they came out with 2 more gz ones since i purchased this one, the rock & ravine.

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10/10

This thing is simply amazing

Casio G'zOne Boulder

(5 years ago)

I got this phone when I got my contract renewed 2009. I was coming from an old LG VX8300 and it was REALLY banged up. It had even got a little wet once and still worked. So I definetely considered I needed something durable, and this is what I chose. The phone is water proof. I never tested that ca... More

I got this phone when I got my contract renewed 2009. I was coming from an old LG VX8300 and it was REALLY banged up. It had even got a little wet once and still worked. So I definetely considered I needed something durable, and this is what I chose. The phone is water proof. I never tested that capability until today, when I decided I was going to get it wet based on I've seen YT videos showing people with their phones in water and other stuff like one guy had his in jello. The phone worked and even though my bottom cap for where the charger goes in it is off because it broke off, it did survive because i taped it. It was tested in throwing in bathtub and the rain test, which is just me in general going out in to the rain with it which I have done with it before. I am done with my contract on this phone, and sad to see that the Rock is discontinued. The phone is pretty beat up but does exactly what its supposed to do as a phone.

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9.7/10

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About Casio

Established in 1946 by Tadao Kashio, an engineer specializing in fabrication technology, Casio has become a leader in desktop and handheld calculators and innovative wristwatches that boast an abundance of features.

Milestones include the first all electric compact calculator in 1957, the release of Casio’s personal calculator in 1972, which went on to sell over 10 million units, and the first G-Shock watch in 1985.

Casio involved itself in the mobile communications market by creating a uniquely durable cell phone, called the G’zOne. This cell phone is designed for tough environments.

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