Pros 1. Perform great for what it was designed.
2. Easy-to-use. Lit-up buttons.
3. Speakerphone quality is amazing!
4. Flashlights on these phones are BRIGHT - we already used it when got stranded in the woods!
5. 26 days of stand-by charge!
Cons 1. Volume controls on the left side are hard to adjust while on the call - the up and down buttons could have been designed better.
2. 2.5 mm headphone jack
3. Wish it had non-verizon GPS software for hiking in the mountains.
Summary My wife and I were looking for a strong, solid set of phones when we switched from ATT to Verizon (got tired of dropped calls, poor call quality).
We were not looking for smart phones of any kind. We go outdoors quite a bit and were looking for a phone with exactly the same features we found in this phone. In so far we found call quality to be great (we are not sure why so many poor reviews on the call quality), amazing speakerphone, decent camera quality to capture those unique moments when we don't have our digital camera present, Gz Gear has quite a few handy features, simplified menu.
Most importantly we know these phones will withstand freezing temperatures, water-resistant - they have already been tested by us in North-Central Washington. These phones perform well in mountains with PTT.
We care less for the music player, but did purchase micro-SDs for the photo and video storage and did through a few songs on them to test it out. Great music sound through the stereo!
Picture quality is great and easy-to-adjust the settings while in use.
The flip lid is attached in a very solid manner - nothing flimsy on this phone. We compared this phone for a few days to Barrage and a few other models. No comparison - these are right phones for us.
We are very happy with this purchase - no need to replace them for a few years.
Pros Waterproof; flashlight; indestructible*;
keyboard is really comfortable for texting;
can read texts on the front screen;
camera is good quality (i think at least);
texts can be grouped in conversations by contact, instead of listed chronologically
Cons people do say I sound funny on the phone;
thermometer app takes too long to adjust for an accurate temp reading;
only one display theme is both practical and not too noisy
^(ok now I'm looking too hard)
Summary This is a great phone.It is by far the best in it's category and I wouldn't want any other unless I was going for an iphone or android smartphone. If you're gonna get a regular flip phone or something like the enV 3, chances are you aren't exactly going to treat it with the same care as your iPod. The Rock gives you the chance to be a little more worry free with your cell phone, while enjoying all the features a cell phone should have, and then some.
Pros There is nothing to like about this phone.
Cons This phone is horrible and the charging port does not last more than a month. Verizon will not work with you on getting a different one. So you might as well wait a year and get a new carrier.
Summary Verizon does not back a product they sell. They refer you to warranty and send you a used phone in the first 45 days. Not good business if you ask me. As for the phone it is not rugged at all it freezes consistently and does not charge all the time. I strongly recommend not to buy this phone. Not even for your mother in law.
Pros I've had my Rock for almost 2 years now. It's never (knock on wood) failed me.
- dunked - freshwater, brackish water, saltwater, and pool water - even soaked while collecting field specimens
- battered & beaten, dropped & knocked aro
Cons Sometimes the display is a LITTLE slow in lighting up when you flip it open - but not enough to get annoying.
Because it's so tough, it's easy to forget the little things like turning it off & back on once in a while for a reboot.
I am a somewhat disa
Summary Prior to this phone I've had Motorolas & LGs.
I'm now a diehard Casio G'zOne loyalist, I believe.
If the Casio line of built-tough phones continue to exhibit the outstanding performance, endurance, and live up to the claims of being able to withstand the demands of people who are regularly in environments far more rugged than the office, the mini-van, or at home, then I will continue to stay true to them!!!
It doesn't matter if you're an "extreme sport" enthusiast, a soccer mom that juggles kids/home/work/AND the cell phone, work in a harsh environments, IT DOESN'T matter - this phone can handle it.
If you're looking to make a fashion statement, however, (especially females): you might want to shop around for something a bit more visually appealing. This is the bulldozer of cellphones.
THANK YOU CASIO, FOR DESIGNING A CELL PHONE THAT CAN WITHSTAND TORTURE - AND THEN FOLLOWING UP BY CREATING IT TO DO JUST THAT!!!
EXCELLENT PHONE FOR EMERGENCY WORKERS!!!
"TOUGH PHONE"on by narn3049
Pros never had a complaint on it, flips open with a button so if you drop it it wont flip open itself,
Cons no cons no issues.
Summary REALLY DURABLE PHONE- IT CAN BE DROPPED TONS. MY UNCLE REALLY LOVES THE PHONE AND HE CONTIUOUSLY DROPPED IT, HE LOVES THE AUDIO, AND IS A CONSTRUCTION WORKER SO HE CAN DROP IT. IT HAS BEEN WASHED 2 TIMES AND CONTINUED TO STILL BE ON WHEN OUT OF DRIER. THIS PHONE IS TOUGH