Today we shall be taking a look at the Casio G’zOne Commando. This is a most peculiar phone from a most peculiar company, one that you weren’t expecting to release such a phone. Now correct me if I’m wrong but I was under the impression that Casio focused most on creating really high quality watches. However, if you are familiar with their time monitoring devices you would know that they have a great deal of resistance in most circumstances. This Android phone, the Casio G’zOne Commando, is exactly like those device. It has more resistances and protection methods than a character in an MMO-RPG game ( those who have played one before will understand the analogy ). The Casio G’zOne Commando is really awesome, however. It looks great and it has a bit of hardware performance too ( but only RAM, however … How it works without any serious hardware performance is beyond me ).
Well without further ado, let us begin this little review. However, there is one small detail I feel I should mention : this is not a regular GSM device. It won’t work with any regular GSM network. It will only work with CDMA networks, but you shall see that in just a moment.
We shall begin by taking a look at the more general features of the Casio G’zOne Commando. Things concerned in this part are supported networks and release dates. This device was announced in April of 2011 and released shortly after, in the same month : April 2011. The networks supported by the Casio G’zOne Commando are as follows : CDMA 800 / 1900 as 2G networks and CDMA 2000 1xEV-DO as a 3G network.
Now we shall look at the body of the Casio G’zOne Commando. Things concerned in this part are the dimensions of the device, the weight and any other features tied to the body. The Casio G’zOne Commando is exactly 129 x 65.5 x 15.2 mm big and weighs around 154 grams. The Casio G’zOne Commando is : MIL-STD-810G certified – salt, dust, humidity, rain, vibration, solar radiation, transport and thermal shock resistant. It is also IP67 certified dust and water proof ( up to 1 meter depth or for 30 minutes in shallow water ). Also, after mentioning all that, I should say that the Casio G’zOne Commando also has touch-sensitive controls instead of buttons.
We shall now take a look at the display of the Casio G’zOne Commando. Things concerned in this part are the type of display, the size and resolution and even the pixel density and whether or not other things exist to amplify the viewing pleasure of this screen. The type of screen of the Casio G’zOne Commando is a TFT capacitive touchscreen with around 16 million colors. The size of the screen is 3.6 inches and it can reach a resolution of around 480 x 800 pixels. The pixel density of this device is around 259 ppi, which is quite a lot. So, despite being a TFT screen, the screen of the Casio G’zOne Commando should look quite exceptionally. Also, the Casio G’zOne Commando has multitouch although I have no idea how many fingers can run simultaneously on this device.
We shall now take a look at the sound of the Casio G’zOne Commando. Things concerned here are alert types and the existence of loudspeakers and 3.5 mm jacks, as well as the existence of any means of sound quality enhancement. On the sound part, the Casio G’zOne Commando is pretty basic. It has no sound enhancement methods or anything. The alert types are as follows : vibration, MP3 and WAV ringtones. The Casio G’zOne Commando also has a loudspeaker and a 3.5 mm jack, but no means of sound enhancement whatsoever.
Now we shall be looking at the memory of the Casio G’zOne Commando. Things concerned here will be the storage, the RAM and card slot, if any. The internal storage space is around 1 GB and if that isn’t enough for you, you’re always welcome to use the MicroSD card. You can use any card of up to 32 GB, and upon purchasing this device you get an included 8 GB MicroSD card. The RAM of this device is around 512 MB, which isn’t that large, but then again it isn’t that small of an amount either. It’s decent, to say the least.
In this part of the review we shall be taking a look at the data connection speeds of the Casio G’zOne Commando. Things concerned here are GPRS, EDGE, the speeds, the WLAN, Bluetooth and USB. The Casio G’zOne Commando doesn’t have either GPRS or EDGE. Its speed isn’t that great either, being a Rev. A up to 3.1 MB/s. The WLAN of the Casio G’zOne Commando is a Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with Wi-Fi hotspot. The Bluetooth of the Casio G’zOne Commando is a Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP and EDR. The USB connection between this device and the PC can be done via its MicroUSB v2.0 port.
In this part of the review we shall be looking at the camera of the Casio G’zOne Commando. Things concerned here are the main and secondary camera, features of those cameras and video quality. The main camera of the Casio G’zOne Commando is a 5 MP snapper, which isn’t an 8 MP one but it will do. The resolution at which the main camera can photograph is around 2592 x 1944 pixels. Some of the features of the main camera include : autofocus, LED flash and geo-tagging. The video recorder of this camera works just fine but it isn’t one of those recorders capable of recording in 720p ( you know there are some cameras capable of recording at 720p ). Also, the Casio G’zOne Commando doesn’t have a secondary camera.
In this part of the review we shall see the battery of the Casio G’zOne Commando. Things concerned in this part are the battery type and the time it can function. The battery of the Casio G’zOne Commando is a standard Li-Ion 1460 mAh. The time in which this battery can function is approximately 270 hours of stand-by time and up to 7 hours and 30 minutes of talk time.
In this part of the review we shall be taking a look at the hardware of the Casio G’zOne Commando. Things concerned here are the processor, the graphics card and the mother board. However, I’ve mentioned before that the Casio G’zOne Commando doesn’t have a hardware configuration. In no small part due to that fact, we shall be skipping this part.
In this part of the review we shall see what version of software the Casio G’zOne Commando has. Things concerned in this part are the OS, its version and whether or not it can be upgraded. The operating system of the Casio G’zOne Commando is Android OS v2.3 Gingerbread with no possibility of upgrading to 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Of course, you can always download and install whatever version you want, but then I can’t guarantee it will work up to par to your expectations.
In this part of the review we shall be examining some of the things that the Casio G’zOne Commando can do. Things concerned here will be the more random facts about the phone and its practicality in everyday life. The Casio G’zOne Commando’s sensors are as following : accelerometer, proximity, compass and thermometer. The messaging on this phone can be done via : SMS ( with threaded view ), MMS, E-Mail and Push Mail. The browser of the Casio G’zOne Commando is running HTML5 and supports Adobe Flash. The Casio G’zOne Commando doesn’t have a radio however, but with so many apps for playing radio available online who needs one ? The Casio G’zOne Commando also has a GPS with A-GPS support and Java via Java MIDP emulation. The only color available for the Casio G’zOne Commando is Black, but it looks great in that color.
Here is a short list of the things that the Casio G’zOne Commando can do
- SNS integration
- MP4/H.264/H.263 player
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
- Image/video editor
- Document viewer/editor
- Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integration
- Voice memo/dial/commands
- Predictive text input
This concludes our little review of the Casio G’zOne Commando. I hope you enjoyed reading it. If you have any suggestions for things which should be added feel free to leave them in the comments section below and I shall be sure to take them into consideration when writing my future projects.
If you are interested in this phone and would like to purchase one, I can provide you with a link to it at a pretty good price. Just click : HERE.