Casio G'zOne Boulder

6.1/10 AVG.
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Specs summary

Screen
2"

The Casio G'zOne Boulder's screen is 2 inches with 240 x 320 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

The phone runs on the Other operating system (OS).

Camera
1+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 1+ megapixel camera. There's no secondary front camera.
Storage
512 MB

Internal memory is 512 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 8 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
810mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 810 mAh battery. Casio's performance ratings are 2.5 days standby time, 214 minutes (2G).



It's tough to argue with a phone that can be submerged in water and still make and receive phone calls.

- Ricky Cadden , MobileBurn 

Reviews summary

6.1/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 82 reviews

Casio (in partnership with UTStarcom) has established itself as a fine manufacturer of extremely durable phones with its G’zOne line and the Boulder continues that tradition.

The Boulder is a logical choice for people with demanding professions that keep them in less than ideal environmental conditions. The G’zOne Boulder is military-certified to withstand the elements.

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In addition to its rugged build, the Boulder runs at 3G speeds, has a 1.3MP camera, Push-to-Talk, an electronic compass and is wired for V cast Video, VZ Navigator and V Cast Music with Rhapsody. (The aforementioned are services offered through Verizon Wireless and are available for an additional monthly fee).

Regarding the Push-to-Talk (PTT) feature, it’s important to point out that this is a new and improved PTT and should not be confused with the previous PTT offered through Verizon Wireless. People looking at this phone will often be outside and should be aware that the PTT service is considerably better than its prior incarnation.

The Boulder rounds out its feature set with Bluetooth, voice dialing capability, speakerphone, alarm, calendar, video recorder and web access. Talk Time is rated at up to 207 minutes up to 212 hours of standby time.

With the Boulder you can browse the web, send/receive SMS and MMS, take pictures and record video, all without worrying that a strong breeze or a little rain will ruin your phone.

If you need a tough phone, Casio has a solution for you.


Reviews (6.1/10 Avg. rating)


MobileBurn

Decent looking handset that is designed for abuse

from MobileBurn
The Casio G'zOne Boulder is a decent looking handset that is designed for abuse. It's tough to argue with a phone that can be submerged in water and still make and receive phone calls. Support for Verizon's high-speed EV-DO network and a 1.3 megapixel camera with microSD card slot offer plenty of multimedia options, as well. The Boulder's ruggedized housing means that it can take a beating, as well. However, the menus are slightly confusing, and the poor speakerphone sound mean that I can only give the Casio G'zOne Boulder a 'Recommended' rating... Full review
Wired

Angular, candy colored handset

from Wired

I'm not going to mince words. This phone is orange. Really orange. Like in the same obnoxious vein as the color options for a new Hummer. But if you can overlook this (as I eventually did), then you'll probably enjoy Casio's new G'zOne, dubbed the "Boulder." That's right - this angular, candy colored handset is the offspring of the Gadgetlab's crumpled Type-V, Type-S, and Type-SL review units.

The Boulder isn't another rugged rehash, though. In fact, Casio finally threw a curve by including some fairly useful multimedia features. Welcome additions like music playback, a more powe... Full review

Cnet

A beefy, rough-and-tumble cell phone

from Cnet
The G'zOne Boulder is military-certified to withstand the elements, plus it has EV-DO Rev. A, a 1.3-megapixel camera, Push-to-Talk, an electronic compass, and support for V Cast Video, VZ Navigator, and V Cast Music with Rhapsody.   The G'zOne Boulder is a beefy, rough-and-tumble cell phone with a rich suite of multimedia features beneath its tough exterior, but we were ultimately disappointed with the call quality... Full review

I would like to know how much is it & can I use it with I wire less Mega talk, is it water proof & shock proof does it take a sims card to?

Farm tough

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 ... Less
Lane Bergen

Worst Phone EVER

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. Less

Awsome phone

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 Less

I LOVE THIS PHONE! It ROCKS!!

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!! Less
Amazon

LOVE THIS PHONE

from Amazon
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. Less

This thing is simply amazing

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. Less
Amazon

I wish I could give this zero stars.

from Amazon
This phone absolutely fell apart in a year and a half. Many of the things that went wrong (such as the battery pack lock breaking) were known manufacturing defects, but since after a year it was no longer under warranty I was told that nothing could be done. It is at a year and nine months now and... More
This phone absolutely fell apart in a year and a half. Many of the things that went wrong (such as the battery pack lock breaking) were known manufacturing defects, but since after a year it was no longer under warranty I was told that nothing could be done. It is at a year and nine months now and the battery is held on with tape and it is unchargeable because the entire charging port fell out. Same thing happened to my sister with the same phone. Hopefully the rock is better, but this phone is terrible!!!!!!! Less

I've had the same problem with the charging port falling out. I just put it back in left it shut and use the dock to charge it. It also resets alot when I close the lid of the phone too fast. I really like the durability but it's got some annoying issues that I could do without.
Amazon

rugged???

from Amazon
after a year and a half mine broke down(stopped recieving calls). battery life isn't the greatest. speaker phone not as loud as type-v. very disappointing
after a year and a half mine broke down(stopped recieving calls). battery life isn't the greatest. speaker phone not as loud as type-v. very disappointing Less
Amazon

casio gzone

from Amazon
phone was pretty great for a month until it died unexpectedly today. no warning, no abuse, just DEAD! it is now living up to it's name it is a rock!
phone was pretty great for a month until it died unexpectedly today. no warning, no abuse, just DEAD! it is now living up to it's name it is a rock! Less
Amazon

Almost a great phone...

from Amazon
Im on my 3rd Boulder. The phone is definitely waterproof, heat resistant and shock proof. However, on the last 3 i have had usually the first thing to go is the circular lock on the back that holds in the battery (a little electrical tape to hold the battery in and i can live with that). But, a litt... More
Im on my 3rd Boulder. The phone is definitely waterproof, heat resistant and shock proof. However, on the last 3 i have had usually the first thing to go is the circular lock on the back that holds in the battery (a little electrical tape to hold the battery in and i can live with that). But, a little whiles later the charging port will literally just come out of the phone, usually still attached to the charger... and a phone that is unchargeable is pretty much useless.... So with a stronger battery lock and a sturdier charging port the phone would be perfect! Less



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Full Specs

Overview
Release date July 31, 2008
Regions available USA
Networks
CDMA:
850/1900 MHz
Data:
1xRTT, EV-DO Rev. A
SIM Card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory
512 MB
RAM 256 MB
ROM No
GPS A-GPS
Digital compass Unknown
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Unknown
SAR Head: 1.04 W/kg
Body: 0.49 W/kg
Languages English, French, Spanish
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 810 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging Unknown
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Up to:
214 minutes (2G)
Standby Time Up to: 2.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Flip
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA No
Material Unknown
Colors Black, Orange, Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 9.9 x 5.1 x 2.3 cm
(3.9 x 2 x 0.9 in)
Weight 139 grams
(4.9 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design Yes
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 65k
Resolution 240 x 320 pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size 2 inches
3D No
Secondary Display Monochrome LCD (STN), 96 x 96 pixels, 1.2 inches
Sensors
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Unknown
Screen Orientation Lock Unknown
Multi Touch Unknown
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating Unknown
Additional Display Features No
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Unknown
Home Key Unknown
Mute Key Unknown
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical Keyboard Unknown
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock No
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity 500 entries
Multiple Numbers Per Contact 4 numbers, Email address
Contact Groups Unknown
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type WAP 2.0
Browser Unknown
Javascript No
Flash Yes
Email Yes
Email Protocols
Additional Email Features No
Messaging Services SMS, EMS, MMS, IM (AIM, MSN, Yahoo)
Push-to-talk (PTT) Yes
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD (up to 8 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support Unknown
NFC Unknown
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 1+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom No
Flash Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Effects, Self-timer
Video Recording Formats Unknown
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera  
Resolution
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC+, AAC, WMA
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats Unknown
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers No
Headset Jack Other / proprietary
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Unknown
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch No
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Unknown
Weather Yes
Stocks Yes
Maps No
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps No
Included Software / Apps No
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Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): Verizon G'zOne Boulder, UTStarcom G'zOne Boulder, Casio G'zOne c711

Features: Water, Shock & Dust Resistance, Immersion, Vibration, Salt Fog, Humidity, Solar Radiation, Altitude, Low and High Temperature Storage
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