I am enjoying this phone May 15, 2011
I have had my Commando for several days now, and really enjoy it. I am new to android and smartphones. I have an iPad, so I have experience with Apple. I wanted something different than an iPhone. I was doing a ton of research on the latest and greatest phones. When this phone came out I was intrigued by the toughness. I hunt, fish, hike, camp, and spend a lot of time outdoors. I wanted a phone I didn't have to baby, and this is it! I have dunked it several times in water (my ice water was 40.7 degrees). I dared my friends to do the same, or purposely drop their phones....no takers....lol.
I have only downloaded a few apps. The gps, which is important to me, is spot on. The speakers are awesome! Even in the car testing the navigation, I had the volume down from max.
The screen clarity is fine. Compares to my friend's Incredible. Screen size is the same as an iPhone. As reviewed by others and on forums, the touch screen is not super sensitive or buttery smooth. The texting is a bit touchy. I downloaded a texting app that I like. I am still getting used to using swipe.
The camera, while not fantastic, meets my needs. The video is choppy if you try to pan or if things are moving fast. Maybe an upgrade will fix this?
But, for all the little quirks, I dig this phone. I am getting it dialed in for my personal likes.
If you need a tough smartphone, and don't need dual core, HDMI, front facing camera, or 8 mega pixel camera, then consider this phone. I had never even heard of the Casio G'Zone phones. This one is very cool. There are lots of videos on You Tube for g'Zone phones.
Size of the phone is fine for me. Not as svelt as iPhones or Galaxy S2, but on line with Thunderbolt, Atrix, EVO.
I highly recommend if you need a tough phone. If you want pretty, slim, and buttery smoothness, look elsewhere. Just don't get those other phones wet! Lol
Oh.... Battery... I am a moderate user. The GPS pulls on the battery pretty hard. I keep it off unless needed. I have been getting a full day off usage......12-15 hours. When the newness wears off I am sure it will go longer. I would rate it as typical for a smart phone. I will keep a charger in my car. My next purchase will be the cradle charger and a 32 gig card. I want to download my music files and some pics.
Great Rugged Smart Phone May 3, 2011
Reviewer: Cellphone Junkie
Came to this phone from a Droid X with no regrets whatsoever. Display is very crisp. Call clarity and volume are excellent. The speaker is very loud and clear. Comes with Android Froyo.Phone is very sturdy, but not to big. Highly recommend.
finally retired my type-V May 10, 2011
Ordered directly from verizon the first day it was available. Previous phone was gz'one type V.
Pretty happy with it so far. Two issues - phone will not charge from a PC USB port if it is off (tried quite a few different models, all Dell, desktops and laptops). I brought it to the local Verizon store and they confirmed that issue. If they get some in and they don't have that problem, I will be exchanging. Not only does it not charge, but it constantly cycles through a boot screen, which actually drains the battery.
Also, built in camera app will not turn on the flash. Installed a camera app from the app store and flash works fine.
LED seems marginally less powerful than on type-V.
I think the micro usb port might eventually be a weak spot, ie the plug can wiggle around too easy and will eventually break it. I'll get a cradle as soon as I can find one, or an inductive charger.
Battery life seems to be improving w/ each cycle, to what is now an acceptable level. Aside from those issues, and the need to rip out some junk apps (like bing...) I love this phone!
Commando C771 July 22, 2011
Reviewer: Softball Chick
This phone is indestructable. I accidently left it laying on the back of my truck and drove off with it on there. When I went back to look for it I found it lying face down in the middle of the road about a 1 1/2 miles away. It had been ran over and the cover I bought for it was destroyed but the phone only had a couple of minor scratches on the outside edges. The screen didn't have a scratch on it.
In Depth Review June 14, 2011
The Casio Commando is rugged and stylish considering it's designed to take a beating. I work construction and mow acres of lawn every week. I need a phone that works as hard as I do and can take any abuse I can throw at it. The Casio Commando is up to the task. However, toughness may be its only real attribute.
This phone is 'supposed' to attract the outdoor enthusiast with its G'zGear functions. These features are what attracted me to this phone. However, you can d/l ALL of these types of apps FREE from the Android Market.
My roomie has a Droid X. It's an incredible phone. The Droid X is easier to type text on because of its larger screen. Droid X takes stunning pics/videos and has tons of editing features for a phone, but will it survive in my pocket mowing all day? How about a drop from a roof? How about a drop in the lake? I doubt it. There is a trade off it seems.
If I didn't have the Droid X to compare my phone to I would probably rate the Commando 4 stars.
Casio Commando Pros:
-Aforementioned ruggedness. Water, dust and drop proof.
-Android 2.1 OS
-Pedometer works well. Can edit height, weight, age length of stride etc. Downside is that it registers bumps from my riding mower as steps.
-Sun/Moon feature gives detailed info on position of sun/moon, rising and setting times and length of day.
-Bluetooth, WiFi and GPS work as they should.
Casio Commando Cons:
-Battery life is ABSOLUTELY pathetic! Needs a recharge in the middle of the day. A few texts, surf Face Book a bit, answer a few emails, play a few games and take a pic or two and it's done for! Forget about listening to MP3's for the work day. Many say "hey it's a smartphone, the battery life is not supposed to be great". Well...I don't buy that argument. As of 6.14.11 there are NO extended batteries on the market. The battery technology needs to catch up w/ smartphone advancements.
-LED Flashlight is WEAK. My roommates Droid X is 5x brighter and covers 3x more area.
-MP3's skip like an Ipod generation 3 or 4 when running or mowing. Starts back at beginning of song/album.
-Very poor photos/videos in low light situations. LED does NOT work in Camcorder mode. The Droid X has tons of video settings (edit, extract frame, text etc). The Commando is basic like a $60 cell phone.
-G'zGear Thermometer isn't accurate at all when tested against other thermometers. It must register the heat from the phone?
-Can't tell which side is UP/DOWN. Phone looks exactly the same either way until illuminated.
-Notification LED (blinks when you have a new email, text or missed call) is on the side of phone. Works well at night, but in daytime you never know it's blinking.
-No dedicated music button. Have to click on widget. Has dedicated camera/video, G'zing Gear and power button, but nothing for music.
If you're looking for a smartphone with a touchscreen that can survive in heat, dust and moisture then this may be a good option. If you want the sleek responsive screen with tons of features for pics/videos, then look elsewhere. If Motorola made a Drod X with the above specs I'd pay $100's more!!!
Commando Tough Phone November 30, 2011
Reviewer: John N. Robinson "Reverie" (Marietta, Georgia, USA) -
It is truly a tough hombre. I have carried mine for three months and in that time it has been dropped several times and drowned once. I just shrugged off the abuse and keeps on working. What I really appreciate is the small size it possesses, especially when I compare it to all of it's Otterbox Clad brothers. My wife and my daughter have iPhone 4 and both hide inside their cases. That makes them overly large, in my opinion.
This phone arrived with a bit of Verizon-installed bloatware. If it was really a problem I'd jailbreak and uninstall. I highly recommend buying the charging cradle. First of all, it eliminates the need to open the charging hatch, preserving the fit of the waterproof seal. Secondly, the phone is programmed to act as a bedside clock when you snap it into the charger. You cannot overcharge the battery, so you are in no danger of messing up your battery that way.
My battery performance is not typical as I use every feature to the max and just charge it religiously. My wife's iPhone only lasts a scoche longer on a charge.
Call quality is very high. My only complaint is how easy it is to accidentally disconnect someone if you try to hold the phone between your cheek and shoulder. It is also easy to put someone on speaker phone the same way. The sound quality is excellent in both conventional and handsfree modes.
I am loath to give anything a five star rating unless it is a complete game changer. I consider the rugedness of this phone the answer to a lot of problems. I consider the phone part of this to be above average.
One last thought. Why don't they build ALL phones this way?
Good phone, Impervious Design May 25, 2011
Reviewer: Charlie White "Tech-Guy" (Hartford, CT United States) -
Full Disclosure: I previously had a Motorola Droid smart phone, so I already knew what I was getting from an Android standpoint. But the "out of the box" experience for this device was much more satisfying than my old Droid. I'm a big fan of Casio's rugged design...and yes I tested it under running water and dropped it 4' on to ceramic tiles. No damage with either test. (Although the texture of the plastic outer ring leads me to believe the outer case could get scratched -- even if the device overall keeps working.)
As for the software, no complaints. It runs like other Android phones, which means you'll want to download custom apps to make it more functional. For example, I recommend Documents to Go (by DataViz) and "ICE: In Case of Emergency" (by Appventive). But you can find something to do just about anything in the Android Market -- most of it free.
The two gotchas with this phone: Verizon put too much bloatware software on it. I don't need the NFL network on my phone, and worse, I can't uninstall it. (Maybe I'll use it to watch the playoffs.) And be careful about enabling Verizon's "Contact Backup" during initial setup...you can't uninstall it later. It's also annoying that you have to download Google Maps and the text-to-speech Navigation feature separately. (Both are available for free from Google.) Clearly, Verizon needs to rethink it's business model of charging for VZNavigator.
One tip: If you use the Sound Recorder app, there's no help or menu. But your recordings get saved to the SD-Card. And you need a utility like Astro File Manager (free via Android Market) to access it. Or else you can listen to it when you connect your phone to your PC and access the card.
It may not be the fastest smart phone, or have the biggest screen, but it's the toughest. And if you have little tykes, like me, you'll appreciate that. ;)
Great tough phone but only an ok smartphone May 21, 2011
I got the commando because I've never owned a smartphone because I'm a chronic phone dropper and never wanted to invest in what I was sure was going to end up as an expensive paperweight. My wife got a Samsung Fascinate at the same time, so that's been my measuring stick of smartphone capability and features. To start off, the default apps from Casio stink; the text program is cumbersome, the alarm system can't even use default ringers or mp3s (just REALLY irritating beeps that aren't even that loud), and the battery drops 20-30% faster with the same settings enabled going to the same physical locations with similar usage throughout the day. Plus the camera is borderline useless, my old phones 3MP camera almost took better motion and indoor shots.
That said, I would still recommend the Commando if you 1) haven't trusted yourself with a smartphone or 2) really need one to stand up to the elements. The call quality has been really good, the keyboard is pretty accurate, and I haven't noticed any real sluggishness or unresponsiveness issues even through it's supposedly tougher screen. Would I say it is the perfect smart phone, not at all. But I think it's a solid alternative to buying a high end smartphone and desperately wrapping it in Defender Otterbox.
Rugged smart phone for intermediate smart phone users December 29, 2011
Reviewer: J. Young (Dallas, TX) -
The biggest draw (thus a large focus of my review) was the ruggedness of this phone.
About a week after I received the Commando I took it on a multiple day camping and kayaking trip. My intent was to use the device as irresponsibly as possible to see if it held up... And it did.
I used the phone several times during a full downpour. I jumped into the river with it. I left it in my soaking wet shirt and shorts for hours. I've even dropped it a few times on accident and on purpose just to test it. Even with all the high humidity I didn't see any evidence of this device starting to fail.
The only problem I've had is sometimes after it gets wet the speaker doesn't work at full volume and I have to use speaker phone until it dries out.
So yes, it is a tough phone. I've had many other phones brick under less severe conditions.
In terms of its use as a smart phone I think this device functions very well for the price. Does it spec out better than some of the other phones out there? No. Does it have the biggest screen? No. Does it have the best virtual keyboard setup? No.
But I can run Facebook, Twitter, ESPN Fantasy Football, Words with Friends, Angry Birds, Pandora, YouTube, etc with no problems. Web browsing experience is reasonable. It also has the Google product (docs, gmail, etc) integration you expect from Android OS phones. I go from 1 day to about 2 full days of battery life by doing this.
A tip on battery life, turn off the data sync when you're not using it. If I'm at my work computer all day I turn off data sync. This will greatly reduce battery usage but it will still accept calls/txt message but won't update the weather or emails.
Fantastic Phone! November 2, 2011
First off, this phone is great. The phone is durable, looks good, and is actually really good as an android device. When I first received this phone it was Android v2.2(froyo) which was good, the screen was responsive,decently fast, etc. Now with an upgrade from about a month ago I am currently running 2.3.3(gingerbread) I noticed a definite improvement, the system is much more faster and responsive and it's a pleasure to use. Another thing that I love about the phone is the durability. Just for kicks I stuck it inside a refrigerator that I have at my business. The phone got down to 42F, and I did not notice a single drop in performance. The phone is completely sealed from water, each port is surrounded by a rubber o-ring that does a great job of keeping water out. It's shock resistant, heat and cold resistant, water resistant and many other things. As for the battery life, if I use wifi every once in a while the phone will last a good day and a half. With little no wifi I could easily use the phone for 2 to 3 days on a single charge.
Decently Fast (not as fast as a droid or iPhone, but you get the idea)
Android System is great
Pre-intstalled Gz'One apps are really fun to use
Tactile Key on the side is usefull
Camera is just 5MP, not great, but I don't use the camera much anyway
There are really not that many cons
With all said and done, this phone will not displease you. Casio is a very reputable company with a history of making fine products and this is a prime example of that. If you want a phone that will hold up to anything you throw at it, but at the same time be fun and efficient to use then this is the phone for you.
Battery Life: A+ Phone: A+ October 25, 2011
Reviewer: Joshua Kramer
It looks like phones are similar to cars, in that if you get a bad one, you get a bad one; and if you get a good one, you get a good one. I got a good one.
I've had my Commando for a couple of months. I bought it at a Verizon store; with my final "New Every Two" credit, I walked out of the store with this new phone for $100. Previous to this, I had a G'Zone Type S, then a G'Zone Rock, and then an original Motorola Droid.
As with past G'Zones, the ergonomics are absolutely excellent. The speaker is loud. I enjoy texting far more with the Swype interface than I ever did on my Droid with the hardware keyboard. I live out in the country where cell phone reception is very bad, and all of my G'Zones (including this Commando) have above-average reception, even out here.
I'm not sure what kind of conditions the other reviewers are subjecting their phones to, but I regularly get 48 hours of standby battery life. I do a bit of Facebook, GTalk, GMail, etc. during the day, but never Pandora or other music. And I don't ever use GPS or 802.11, and very rarely do I turn on Bluetooth. I am more interested in battery life than these niceties.
There was a firmware update a couple of weeks ago that vastly improved the UI experience. The sluggishness and UI problems that other reviewers note here, are largely gone.
I highly recommend that if you get this phone, you also get a charging cradle. It's a shame that Verizon is selling a $1 plastic piece for $30, but it makes the phone far more convenient. I always hated to open the cover on the USB charging port, because on the older G'Zone phones, people who opened the covers often ran into problems with the seals and water got inside their phones. With the charging cradle you don't have to open any of the covers.
The camera is solidly average and you don't get an HDMI port or dual-core processor with this phone. But the utility factor in being able to not care about dropping the phone, as well as the superior ergonomics, make the phone well worth $100, even $150.
Big improvement over Motorola Droid September 24, 2011
Reviewer: mahlers2nd "The Only Way Out Is Through" (In my own little corner, in my own little room) -
I have had the 1st Motorola Droid for about 18 months and it suddenly quit holding a charge. It works fine as long as it is plugged in. I have to admit that I was secretly happy to have an excuse to by the Casio which I had been wanting for awhile now so even though I had 6 months to go before my upgrade date, I paid full price.
I've been living with the phone for about a month now and here are my impressions:
It has a great solid feel and build quality and feels good in the hand with the rubberized texture. The user interface is much better than the droid -- don't know if that is due to the version of android or Casio's own "twist" -- either way, I'm really liking it (though there is a bit of a learning curve after my droid).
The only thing I have found is that the battery life is not as good as my original droid. It needs to be charged at least once a day whereas my droid could go for at least a couple of days.
And, since it is a phone, I would be remiss if I didn't comment on call clarity -- it is as good if not better than previous phones. One thing, though, I really like is that the touch screen is set back just a smidge so that you don't wind up hanging up accidentally due to having your face too close during a call.
Overall, I would definitely buy this phone again and have no regrets at the demise of my Droid...
Fantastic! September 22, 2011
Reviewer: Michelle M. Archer
I went through 3 phones in less than a year because my kids kept killing them. I decided to give this one a try when it was time to renew my contract. In the last 3 months it has been dropped in the dog water twice, thrown from counter height several times by the baby, left in a pool of standing water for a few hours and all around had the crap beat out of it. Its held up well and works just like it did on day one. I know they market this for military, construction workers, etc that are tough on these phones, but I really think they're missing out on a whole other market, MOMS! I can't say enough good things about this phone! If it came in pink or red or something like that it would even better!
Takes one hellva beating July 24, 2012
Reviewer: ic Integrity
Im a working general contractor meaning im hands on, get in the thick of things. This phone I can not rave enough about. i've lost count how many times its fallen out of my pouch, been knocked down while perched on a ledge, use your imagination of the possibilities while a home is under construction. Its fallen into open trenches that had either water or wet cement. Remember the old timex commercial (showing my age here) takes a lick-en but keeps on tick-en. This is the phone version. My particular phones face (the glass) should be filled with deep scratches/gouges let alone be cracked considering the fact its sat in nails / but mostly my truck keys against its face rubbing back & forth in either my pouch or pocket . I don't want to mislead anyone, it has scratches but nothing that effects its clarity & my ability to do what I do with it, which is everything a mobile office can offer.
Many reading this review im sure have thought why havent you purchased a holder of some sort- My reply, I have many times but they all break, can't hold up to the abuse I put on them. They only complaint I have is with verizon it self with all the crap they load on the phone. If I had the time id root it. So if your looking for a manly mans phone that can stand up to the test this is it.
Good but not great June 26, 2011
Reviewer: Samuel Abbe (Alexandria, VA) -
After accidently dropping a Droid X into a cup of soda I ordered this ruggedized droid the 1st day it came out.
First, size. If I didn't just get glasses I'd love the screen size. I found the Droid X too big, I couldn't hold the phone in one hand and text or dial with my thumb. I have large hands and I still couldn't reach the far side of the Droid X screen. The Commando fits perfectly in the hand. Its somewhat annoying the the phone is almost perfectly symetrical Unlike the wedge shaped Droid X I frequently accidently hold the Casio upside down. I give the Casio an A- for a great easy to hold size but unfortunantly symetrical.
Compared to the Droid X the screen seems unresponsible and swyping doesn't work nearly as well. I'm not sure if that's a function of the screen size or software. Also, when I backspace the software sometimes cycles through all its guesses instead of just erasing one letter like I want. Then when I hold backspace it erasing most or all of the entire text. Casio gets a C- for text entry.
Screen does work when wet unlike a Droid X. My Droid X's screen completely stopped working when I tried to use it in rain so light it was almost fog. The Casio kept right on working in heavy rain though I had to tap the keys instead of swype since the alternating wet/dry of the raindrops made my finger hop instead of slide over the screen. A big A+ for the Casio on that one.
I miss having one touch access to airplane mode like the Droid X. That was very convenient with the Droid X when walking into an important meeting or entering a known cell service deadzone.
Camera is good but not great. Images are slightly better than my 5MP camera, also waterproof. I knew this going in and with standalone cameras pushing 14MB I'll stick with a dedicated camera.
Battery life is good, lasts about as long as my Droid X which for me is 1 day. Due to the waterproof case there will probably never be am extended battery option.
No problem with music playback as another review stated nor do I have trouble finding the recording - built in music player plays the files just fine but I did swap the small microSD for a 16GB card.
I'm having trouble with the headset jack. I've tried 4 different headphones and the jack seems too large. All the plugs need to be just right or they don't work and inserting the plug all the way into the jack they definitely don't work. I have to pull the plug back out a milimeter or two for the headphones to work. I've tried Apple, Skullcandy, and two no name brands.
Still waiting for the Android 2.3 update. The Droid X got it a couple weeks ago.
Great idea, frustrating touch screen June 29, 2011
Reviewer: chris c hunt
I have used the phone for about two weeks now. It has worked pretty well in general. The speed is good as is the display and battery life.
I have decided to return it because of the touch screen sensitivity.
In some applications it will not select no matter what you do. In others some areas of the touch screen sensitivity seem to be dead. Touch screen sensitivity seems to be better with some applications. Another reviewer mentioned that Verizon applications were the worst for touch issues.
If you are considering this phone make sure and try it with a return policy if not pleased. I also discovered after the fact that this is the sole Smartphone NEC makes for Verizon under the Casio brand - maybe touch screens and Android aren't their strength?
Just about indestructible May 20, 2012
Reviewer: Kristofer M Morad
Well, I sweat a lot. After sweating through and destroying 2 phones in one year, and having to buy new ones at full retail price, I chose the Casio Commando as my first smartphone primarily due to its water resistance. This thing can take a lot of abuse. I've dropped it in a parking lot into a puddle, submerged it multiple times (it's a party trick now), had it thrown across a bar by a friend after a few too many, stepped on it, dropped it into ice water, gotten into a hot tub and forgot it was in my pocket, sat on it while it was in my back pocket during an entire baseball game... and the thing came through it all with only a slight gouge on the case from the bar incident, when my friend SLAMMED it into a concrete wall. One thing I might say is if you DO submerge the phone for whatever reason, give it a few shakes before you call someone, the water on the mic makes it hard for them to hear you. Also, the screen isn't particularly responsive and the processor is on the slow side. But if you can deal with that, and don't want a phone you need to carry around like a wedding cake, this is the phone for you. I don't even think about its ruggedness now, but it still astounds people when I toss them my phone to check out a photo or a video... they say, "Dude, why do you treat your phone like that?" It's because it can take it. Anyone who says they broke a Casio Commando did it on purpose... they wanted to see if they could do it. I have no doubt that if I fire the thing out of a cannon, or run it over with a tank, yeah, it'll break. But this phone can stand up to anything a normal person can throw at it and ask for more.
Edit: April 2013. Eligible for upgrade. Call VZW, they tell me all about the great, fragile phones out there. I ask them if the next Casio ruggedized phone is out yet, they say they "have no release information at this time." Thanks, I'm keeping my C771. It's a piece of crap compared to a lot of phones performance-wise. But the Commando is what it is. It's not a tank pretending to be a sports car... it's a tank admitting it's a tank. Not fair to get mad at it because it won't do zero to sixty in 3.0, because that's not what it's designed to do. I'm going back to China for vacation next month, going to Zhangjiajie in Hunan province(where they got the inspiration for the mountains from the movie "Avatar") which I am sure will involve a lot of climbing, sweating, and solar radiation. I have no doubt that my C771 will come through swinging. I'm confident going into that environment (a rugged national park with little infrastructure where I don't speak the language) with a C771 as my only navigational and communications device. Until Casio comes out with their next tank phone which maybe has a screen which responds better and a faster processor, this is my baby. Sure, I can't swipe or type or update Facebook as fast as you can... but I can still do those things halfway up the mountain when your phone has been reduced to broken glass, crushed aluminum, and shattered dreams.
Rugged, but lacking January 30, 2012
Reviewer: G. Hatch
My Droid (v1) died so I tried this phone for about a week. I was impressed with the rugged specs, but had a few issues:
-the touch screen isn't as responsive as the one on the two year old Droid.
-voice recognition: biggest problem and the reason I returned the phone is that voice recognition would not work if the phone was in motion. The microphone worked fine for phone calls, but neither Google voice search nor the preloaded Nuance voice recognition feature worked if the phone was moving faster than 5mph. I reset the phone to factory settings and did some basic testing (no bluetooth connection, only app I installed was Google voice search). In the car with the motor running and radio on for background noise, voice recognition worked. The microphone picked up what I was saying. Car starts moving, the microphone won't listen. It's not like it hears but doesn't understand; it just doesn't activate. I did this several times and got the same result. It's like a built in safety feature that you can't disengage.
Horrible User Interface December 23, 2011
I've been using a droid now for two years. I first had an HTC and then a Motorola. Both of those Droids had what I considered to be standard droid user interfaces. However, the phones were not very durable. So I got the Commando.
True to its billing, the Commando is tough. However, its user interface is primative.
If you do a lot of text messaging, be prepared to be frustrated. It lacks the basic common sense functionality of the other droids I've used. If you are entering a word and the autocorrect changes it to something you didn't intend, in the other droids, backspacing will undo the change. Not on the Commando. You have to back up and reenter the entire word. Also, if you try to position your cursor in the middle of a word to make corrections, good luck. You have about a 50/50 chance that it will work right. Likewise, in the other droids, there was the speaker button for speach recognition. That is not available in the txting mode, or from what I've seen, in some of the apps. For instance, when running Google Maps, which did not come pre-installed, on the other droids, I could tell the phone the address and it would convert it to text and find it. In the Commando, you have to type the entire thing in.
Email alerts. I get email alerts constantly. And sometimes its just to tell me I have no new emails. Plus, when you do have new emails and have received an alert, when you go to check the email, they aren't there. You have to wait for them to be downloaded. Plus, your ability to view attachments and make return email is very crude.
Want to send pics and video clips via the Commando? Forget about it! The other droids have mechanisms for reducing the size of objects so that they can be sent. Not in the Commando. It just says its too big and you can't send it.
These are just a few examples of how primative and crude the Commando user interface is. There are many many more short comings. In fact, I would call it borderline pathetic.
If you just want a phone that is tough and you don't care about the abilities that droids can provide, then this will work for you. If you like, want, and depend on the features that the droid operating system is capable of delivering, you will not like this phone.
Casio Commando June 23, 2011
An Excellent Phone!!! I'm very rough on my gear, and so far this is the only smart phone that has been able to keep up with the abuse. I have no idea what the touchscreen issue is that others have talked about...mine is fine. Any more sensitive and it would be troublesome.
Only issues so far, and they are probably mine, are the battery isn't lasting as long as I would like (I'm looking for an extended battery now) and I haven't yet figured out how to turn off everything but the phone ringer at night. BB has it, and I am sure this does too, just haven't found it yet.
Overall a great phone that is standing up to the abuse. The GzGear is functional and fun.