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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Verizon's Casio G'zOne Commando follow-up adds LTE data

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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.

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.

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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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.

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..

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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@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

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.