Casio G'zOne Commando: Conclusion

May 12, 2011 by Adama D. Brown Reads (46,434)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Service, Warranty & Support
    • 9
    • Ease of Use
    • 7
    • Design
    • 10
    • Performance
    • 6
    • Value
    • 5
    • Total Score:
    • 7.40
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10

This is Part 3 of a multi-page review. Part 1 of covers the design of the Casio G’zOne Commando, while Part 2 discusses the performance. And don’t miss the extensive Image Gallery.

 

Conclusion

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.

Casio Gz'One Commando 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.

Pros:

  • Virtually indestructible
  • Light and compact for the capabilities
  • Good battery life

Cons:

  • Text input is difficult
  • Specs a little weak versus comparably-priced models

Bottom Line:

A well executed rugged device suitable for all sorts of electronics-unfriendly environments, as well as having appeal outside its niche.


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