Casio G'zOne Boulder ReviewVerizon Wireless G'zOne Boulder 5.5
Calls sounded good on the Boulder, but not great. Both on our end and for callers audio was a bit hollow and lacked depth, and was choppy from time to time. Reception was decent, but the phone did drop out of EVDO easier than phones we’ve seen in the past. We never had trouble placing voice calls, though as mentioned earlier there were PTT call issues. The battery is rated for a fairly weak 3.5 hours of talk time, but we just barely managed to get 3 hours in multiple tests.
The Boulder is an excellent rugged phone, but unfortunately it’s not very good at anything else. We submerged it, dropped it out of a second story window and even ran over it with our car and it still worked just fine, but the call quality was iffy and battery life terrible. If you’re simply in need of an average device that can take an above average beating the Boulder won’t disappoint. If you’re in need of an excellent PTT service, however, you should probably stick with Nextel.
- As rugged as it gets
- Improved form factor
- Mediocre call quality
- Poor battery life
- Inconsistent PTT performance
- Boring Verizon UI
Casio G'zOne Boulder Review - Performance and Conclusion