Casio G'zOne Commando 4G LTE

Verizon this morning announced the second generation of the horribly named Casio G'zOne Commando, adding 4G LTE data to the rugged Android smartphone.

It'll be available starting June 27 for $99 on a two-year contract and after a $50 mail-in rebate.

We've got full specs after the break.

In addition to the LTE data, the G'zOne Commando sports an 8-megapixel rear camera with 1080p recording, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera and works when you're wearing gloves. It also has the G'zWorld app that records your outdoor activities on a map and track your routes, as well as share your treks. It also has the G'zGear multisensor tool to build a database of the world around you.

Full specs? We got 'em.

  • Display: 4-inch TFT LCD at 480x800 resolution with Gorilla Glass 2
  • Processor: 1.5 GHz dual-core
  • OS: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Cameras: 8MP rear, 1.3MP front-facing
  • Storage: 16GB internal (you'll actually have less available)
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Dimensions: 5.1 by 2.7 by 0.5 inches
  • Weight: 6.17 ounces
  • Battery: 1,800 mAh
  • Other: NFC, external (wireless) charging, FM radio

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There are 31 comments

A895 says:

Hmm but how much will it cost?

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A895 says:

Off contract I mean.

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Unobtanium says:

$480 off contract. $50 extended battery, $20 holster

Okay, no one cares Verizon. Where is the HTC One?

Praxis459 says:

Thank you I was just about to post this, at least someone else is waiting for Verizon to get a clue.

radyoactive says:

Where is S4 Active?

Cause this phone is obviously targeted to advanced users. The downside of Android ... "I have to have the latest and greatest because I'm cool like that." The upside of Android is different phones for different folks guy. Take your S4 talk to an S4 forum or article. Fun times.

belogical says:

What version of Android?

ICS. Yeah, really, ICS.

2 cool features here.

1. works when you're wearing gloves.
2. It also has the G'zWorld app that records your outdoor activities on a map and track your routes, as well as share your treks.

i can see myself recording my motorcycle trips with this when i do long hauls and be able to track where that cool thing i saw once was.

unglued94ta says:

1. S4 and at least 1 other phone already has this.
2. Most of the popular running/jogging apps ie edmundo (sp?) Can already do this. Just cause you aren't actually running doesn't mean it won't work. Just ignore the 200,000 calories it thinks you just burned.

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Josh Long1 says:

1. S4 isn't waterproof, nor do you need to download an app from the store for glove mode. It comes with this phone and is customized for this phone and what if offers. Like G'z Gear and G'z World. G'z Gear has awesome features you cant find on other phones (better to look em up than for me to explain), and it has a built in barometer.

2. G'z World isnt just a "running app" but allows you to insert pins in the map and mark them as hunting, fishing, hiking, etc. and take pictures to coincide with those pins as well as make notes. Then you can upload specific pins to G'z World servers for any other person who's using G'z World to view and see what trails or places you've been on and they can go explore them as well. Really a cool feature for sharing outdoor locations that you wont find on other phones.

MarkSeven says:

How the hell do u pronounce G'zOne??

Is is [geez one] or [gee zone]??

Shoulda just called it the G-Shock phone or G-Phone..

IAmSixNine says:

I believe its pronounced Gee Ze One.

MarkSeven says:

Thanks.. And I agree with Phil.. it is horribly named.

unglued94ta says:

I thought it was pronounced "jizz-on"

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DWR_31 says:

This phone is it's own theft deterrent.

From the DARK AC App!

FYI, added some more specs to the post.

Unobtanium says:

I will probably check it out in the store on Thursday, but not ready to buy yet. I want to keep my unlimited data, and I will want an extended battery. I also am intrigued by the S4, and might just wait to see how the Seidio OBEX looks.

1Brite1 says:

It should be noted that the original G'zone(it is pronounced like "Gee-Zone"), could not obtain root after the first update. And, because of lack of developer interest, no one could unlock it to obtain root. So, since I bought one for my Dad, it had a bunch of Verizon Apps and used Bing as default browser that could not be removed or changed. They took up a lot of space and it was always running low on space.

The screen was really small, but the ruggedness, which it is known for, was great for my Dad and his excursions.

nexus15 says:

when will OEMS learn to stop adding a menu button. The phone looks terrible.

I'm also looking at you Samsung for ruining tablets with buttons on one side of them. completely ruined the tab line with these.

dyinman says:

What on earth are you talking about? All I see is the vanilla Android soft (maybe capacitive) buttons.

deadpenguins says:

The button with the 3 dots (aka the menu button) is not on "vanilla android". I'm going to assume you meant nexus phones because "vanilla android" doesn't make sense, since it has nothing to do with button arrangement.

nexus15 says:

Google requested OEMs stop adding a menu (3 dots) button. Only a few (htc, motorola) have gotten this right.

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what size is the screen on this phone?

VW Maverick says:

I kinda like that clock/compass/accelerometer widget. Anyone know of one like that in the Play Store?

nanaki2 says:

Yeah I would love to have that widget myself if anyone knows how to get it.

deadlock4400 says:

@Phil Nickinson

Thanks for the post.

Casio G'zOne Commando is a cool toy, LOL!! but it will be more awesome if the RAM will 1.5 Or, 2 GB, the display should be 720p, front camera 2 MP, battery should be more than 22000mAh and of course OS should be JB. then it will become very cool stuff and attractable and also demand able but mid range smartphone.

Thanks in Advance

John-Smith says:

Didn't read, and don't know what the hell this device is. But it looks cool.

Dr.G says:

Hands on video?!?

j w5 says:

just got one. LOVE the name "commando". Like its looks too. Rugged phone, rugged name. For a person who is outdoors most of the time, the phone seems good so far. Call quality is excellent. I live and work in the mountains, in all kinds of weather. Browsing is fast.