Casio G'zOne Rock, Motorola Barrage and Samsung Convoy: side by side
0. phoneArena 17 Dec 2009, 08:57 posted on
Recently, the carrier has set loose the Motorola Barrage V860 (which replaces the Adventure), Samsung Convoy U640, and the Casio G’zOne Rock C731 (which replaces the Boulder). All three PTT devices have differences, both in appearance and features, so it’s important to choose the one that’s best for you. Let’s take a closer look at each device.
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1. CCrider77 (Posts: 1; Member since: 28 Feb 2010)
I was a little disappointed by this review which almost read like a payola plug for the Casio. I carefully tried out all three products myself and shopped around for several weeks before choosing the Motorola. While the Casio and Samsung are excellent phones, and all three are built well, the Casio has several drawbacks. One is the extremely stiff feel to the cover and opening mechanism. This makes one handed operation tough and awkward. The sharp corners and angular shape of the Casio is also not nearly as ergonomic as either the Samsung or Motorola. If you use your phone a lot, especially the push to talk feature, this may be a problem. The lack of a nice square color display on the closed cover was also an issue for me, as was the bizarre, Flash Gordon styling. It may be cool looking if you're a teen into the latest gizmos, but something more conservative and business-like is in order for the rest of us. After using the Motorola for some time, the phone is easy to use, works perfectly, is incredibly rugged and is a good balance between an ordinary flip phone and a strange looking toy. The rubberized coating on the sides give it an excellent feel in your hand and help prevent shock damage. The optional belt clip is rugged and works extremely well also. Contrary to some reviews, I'm getting exceptional battery life from mine too - about 5-7 days between charges with several calls and texts made each day. I recommend that you visit your local store and try them all out for yourself.
2. cellgeek82 (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Dec 2009)
What did you think of the Samsung Convoy? How did it compare to the Motorola?
3. hawkh13 (Posts: 2; Member since: 09 Jun 2010)
I had a rock, which replaced my boulder. The rock was a good phone but could not get but 3-4 hrs of time out of extened life batteries.(tried 4 phones and 4 batteries) Got the convoy instead and very pleased with it.
4. casio (unregistered)
Casio is very nice!!!
5. peter57 (Posts: 1; Member since: 01 Jan 2011)
Bought the Barrage. Not a wise choice. Poor battery. Friend went with the Casio. I should have followed his choice. Another year and a half of pain to endure.
6. codi (unregistered)
what chargers from different phones will work on the casio g'zone rock?
7. alexfielding (Posts: 1; Member since: 17 Dec 2013)
i have had experience with both the casio and motorola while working in construction. my employer provided me with a casio and i loved it. tough as nails. for about 3 years. then my next employer gave me a motorola. this phone seemed even more rugged. never worried about dropping it on concrete or stepping on it or getting it wet or muddy. when it came time to buy a personal phone after leaving those jobs i went with the motorola. it is a tank. i especially like the big hinge and the smooth shape. as far as battery life, usually about a week with normal phone calls. in 2012 i spent 10 weeks in India in 100 plus degree weather the whole time and plenty of dirt. i bought a phone when i was there to save money on international calls and the motorola just sat in my suitcase for 2 1/2 months-off but started with a full charge before my trip. when i got home to the airport, turned it on and it fired right up- ten weeks later. SOLD