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Verizon Makes the Casio G’z0ne Commando 4G LTE Official, Available June 27

CASIO G’zOne Commando 4G LTE

This morning, Verizon made the Casio G’z0ne Commando 4G LTE official as their next in a line of rugged, outdoor phones. It’s more of a follow-up to the original Commando in that it’s still able to withstand shock, water, dust, salt fog, and humid conditions, but also connects via 4G LTE.

The Commando 4G LTE carries an 8MP rear camera, 1.3MP front camera, and a multi-sensor tool for updating barometric readings, sun/moon displays, temperature comparisons, and finding your way with a compass. Again, it’s an outdoor companion as a smartphone.

The newest Casio G’z0ne will be available June 27 (this Thursday) for $99 after $50 mail-in-rebate. 

CASIO G’zOne Commando 4G LTECASIO G’zOne Commando 4G LTE

Via:  Verizon

  • Interested

    I have checked the G’zone website and I do not see an extended battery. Could you post a link please?

  • Mich

    No push to to talk on this phone

  • TylerCameron

    See, at least commando knows the correct buttons to put on it!
    FINALLY a recent apps key with menu. Just like the Galaxy Stellar. That’s how all phones should be. I mean back, home, and recent apps are what we need. But for some reason, the OEMs think we only want back, home, and MENU. Menu keys are old. But this phone has recent apps and menu. This is the best way to do it.

  • TankerTuff

    My bad guys when I started typing post said no comments so I thought I was 1st on here. Forgive me.

  • SewWhat

    On the G’zone web page it lists an optional extended life 2920 mAh battery, as well as desk cradle and a wireless charging back… Just saying.. Personally I think the thing is F-ugly as sin also.. but in light of another ruggedized choice on Big Red in the grand scheme it’s not bad at least spec wise…. especially considering the price point..

    Also a noteworthy mention.. it links to some of the Casio G-shock watches(bluetooth) to give you some “semi-smartwatch” features… it does notifications for calls, texts and mail.. also they specifically mention it being able to give notification for atmospheric pressure drops.. and prob best of all the ability to sound an alarm if your phone and watch get out of range of one another..I.E. drop it or walk off without it (hiking camping)

    With the phone being only $99 on renewal/new contract and one of the G-shock watches being ~$200 this might be an option for some people that aren’t necessarily looking for a fashion statement.

  • Still doesnt compare to the awesomeness that was the Type-V.

  • SteveClarkVT

    I’m an original Commando owner and from a tech standpoint, I am sufficiently satisfied with the looks of this update to the line. I bought the original Commando because I live an active lifestyle and for me, the best phone is one that I can have on me at all times.

    This phone is aimed at a niche market that is not concerned with how their phone looks aesthetically, and is not really a power user. The only insult at this moment is that this phone should’ve been released at least a few months ago and that Verizon has managed it’s release so poorly, but that is basically par for course with Verizon these days. I’ll wait to judge the phone itself until it has had a decent runaround.

  • Richard

    Somebody put a case on this thing to hide its hideous appearance.

  • joejoe5709

    I’m sure this is a lot more rugged, but why not an S4 Active? Price?

  • Raven

    No mention of battery size here. If any phone should have a MAXX size battery it is a rugged phone like this. It should be able to handle a weekend camping trip without running out of power.

    • SewWhat

      standard battery 1800mAh.. extended battery.. 2920mAh.. on the website…

  • Geoff Johnson

    I’ll be camping out for this! /s

  • JoshGroff

    Definitely, especially if it’s GSM unlocked (Which it will be due to Verizon’s LTE C-block contract) and compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile’s refarmed HSPA+ 1900mhz band. Would be nice to have the 1700mhz band as well. (That alone would make it worth upgrading to over my current DNA)

  • Apostrafee

    The first one was horrible…800 mhz processor and 512 mb RAM, the flash on the camera wouldn’t flash when you took a picture it would just stay on as you took a photo…this is much better and should be perfect for the type of user who would be interested in it.

  • Andrew Pabon

    I don’t remember the old specs, but these are the new ones.

    4.0“ WVGA (480 x 800)
    1.5 GHz Dual-Core Processor
    16 GB internal / 1 GB RAM

    • Jon

      Oh gawd. I swear there soon will be watches with better specs.


  • Zach Armstrong

    Can’t believe this is the second device Verizon launched this year

    • TylerChappell

      You must have forgotten about the Lucid2…

  • MichaelFranz

    should of droid branded it…..(sarcasm)

    • Steve Wilkos

      it is a droid…

      • MichaelFranz

        Android, not droid branded…hence sarcasm

  • Raj Bhatt

    I want to downvote you for saying “first” but I also want to upvote you for asking a good question. I’m so conflicted.

    • JoshGroff

      There needs to be a neutral button.

      • Jon

        I down-voted your up-vote to Neutralize it for you.

    • BSweetness

      I have no problem downvoting a “first” comment, regardless of what else is said. So, I’ll downvote, you upvote. That way both sides are heard and things even out.

  • Aardvark99

    This phone is so ugly. For a utilitarian phone used a lot by people who work outside and/or with their hands its sci fi case just looks out of place.