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Awesome upgrade to the poor Commando 3G
wesright has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
I'd still have this phone if it didn't get jammed into a machine and broken. That is what it took to damage it. All the times I dropped it never hurt, it was that durable. A high speed buffer jamming it between the spinning pad and the frame was what it took to take it out. Overall, there are better phones with more features but they break so easily. This phone has decent speed, the UI is relatively fast and the wifi and 4G reception is very good. The camera quality isn't so hot though...it takes a lot of work to take a decent picture. It is quite dependable as well. I've lost track how many times the phone ran for 30 or 60 days straight. I almost never had to restart it. I was sorry to see it go. When it broke the Asurion Insurance said they couldn't get me one...I had to go to the Kyocera Brigadier (which is even better than this phone!!)
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2013 Casio Commando 4g LTE
talentonly has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
First off, I'm not a forum guru but I'm from neanderthal when it comes to reviews. This is my opinion one of the best pieces of consumer tech to come out in years. Asian cell phone markets have been a semi-test bed for phones similar in concept, and while they have reflected a strong interest in waterproofing electronics, no phone released elsewhere has been quite as well put together as the commando. The fact that it has received little publicity in the shadow of S4 active is sad. Probably this is due to the fact that the name isn't catchy enough and way too long. Casio as a company has been mediocre and dropping the ball across the board for awhile. But let's put all that aside for a minute and look at just this phone. You can read specs for yourself, I'm not a salesman, all I can say is that the phone does everything described on paper and more. For me, the software and hardware are sufficient for anything that you would want to do on a phone.
I've had this phone for a little over amonth. I've beat the living snot out of it. Every phone I've ever owned has needed an insurance plan to keep up with my lifestyle (and yes I got a plan for this phone too, although it may not need it). If you need a prissy phone that takes good self-portraits, your out of luck here. If you need a phone that blasts your favorite music while enjoying a shower beer, you've struck gold. In the rain, in the sun, thrown into pools, dropped from ledges this thing is still kicking strong.
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Excellent Durable Phone! Battery could be better
hltechie has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I got this phone the second day it came out. I have always been looking for a durable phone like this one, when I switched from Sprint to Verizon I was interested in the Casio G'zOne Commando but the data speed would have been too slow for when I needed. What I was looking for was a phone with built in apps I like and to be durable for outdoor activities. This phone fit what I needed. Honestly it is an outdoors enthusiasts dream. The Commando 4G provides great data speeds, fast UI, and great built in apps. The G'z Gear comes with a built in compass, thermometer, pedometer, and barometer (the gear also provides an app for tides, star map, and sun/moon reading). Over all the phone is standard Android OS 4.0 with a bit of Casio UI built in (mainly, your lock screen is a compass). So over all the build quality is amazing, I feel safe dropping this phone on concrete and into a pool with no worries. Web browsing is great but did not come with Google Chrome built in. I really only use Google chrome so I can't say must much about the stock web browser. My only real complaint about the phone in the battery like. It's kinda pitiful. The battery on average will get me through the day but just barely. If I start using the phone too heavily the battery drains very very quickly. I am looking into getting either an extended battery for the phone or some kind of external battery.
In summary if you are looking for a phone that can take any kind of beating and/or you are an outdoor enthusiast,...
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