Pros Great build..Built to last and great voice quality, Military Spec, 2 mega pixel camera
Cons A tad big, no bluetooth or music player. High Price
Summary Ive had this phone about a week now and its by far my favorite... and ive had my share of cell phones. First off, i dont need a mp3 player in my phone and really dont need bluetooth. I find wired headsets perform better transmit audio wise anyway.
The looks... your either going to like the appearance of the phone or hate it. it looks to be a guy phone (according to my wife and daughter). Very rugged look with porthole style front window. Its water resistant as well. The inside buttons and feel are of the utmost quality. The buttons have a commercial grade feel to them. This phone is no plastic toy like alot of cell phones feel and resemble(to me anyway).
Reception is really good compared to my last 2 verizon phones and bettery life is just over 3 hours of talk time.
The 2 megapixel camera takes pretty nice pics and was pleasantly surpised. The speaker phone is good and loud too. The phone is a tad big...at least compared to some phones today but i dont feel that its too big at all. As i touched on earlier, this phone has a guy look to it. Its mill spec construction sorta looks like something built for World War II. Whether your male or female, if your rough on phones or just tired of the cheap plastic crap that some companies are putting out but still want a good quality phone that looks to last, you might want to take a look at the G'zOne.
"Needs Work"on by Chris B2
Pros Styling, durability, large screen
Summary I really wanted to like this phone but I have had it 2 days and it is getting harder and harder to like. No one seems to have any accessories to fit it, no car charger, no headsets, no belt pouches. The bumper on the phone is a waste it serves no purpose and makes it IMPOSSIBLE for the phone to fit in ANY belt pouch. This phone is marketed to men, and all the men I know wear their phones on their belt. Fourtunately the bumper comes off by removing the 2 allen head screws that hold it to the phone, but there are still 2 small bumper mounting blocks at the corners. The phone does not have the STANDARD 2.5mm headset jack so you always have to have the headset adapter wire with you if you want to use a headset. So far I can't find anyone selling extra headset adapter wires for this phone. The sound quality of both the ear speaker and the external speaker is poor when the volume is turned up higher than LOW. Unless you keep the speaker volume on the lowest setting the speakers start to break up and the sound is garbled. The #1 speed dial is preset at the factory for voice mail and can not be re-assigned to speed dial a contact in your phone book. When using one touch speed dial the phone number appears MUCH larger on the screen than the persons name. When I use speed dial I want to see the NAME of the person the phone is dialing not the number, that's why I took the time to program it into my contacts in the first place so I wouldn't have to worry about the number!!! If you have your cell carrier blocking caller ID so you are not letting others see your cell # when you call them you naturally need to program in *82 at the beginning of your contacts #'s so they can see it's you calling. But this phone does not recognize your contact's # with *82 in front of it when they call you and the phone does not display their name. So you need to turn off caller ID block with your carrier and delete *82 from in front of your contacts to get a contacts name to show when they call you. This is a problem I have run into on other phones, but they were older, like the Motorola V60. I was hopeing a new phone would have solved this dialing issue, WRONG. I read somewhere this phone is sold in Japan and is now being imported to the US. If this is the quality of phones in Japan I feel sorry for them. I tried to register the phone for warranty purposes on the UT web site but it says my ESN # is invalid. I tried it 3 times and it's the same # on the box and the phone. Be careful with the pre-loaded wall paper photos the phone comes with, they can be deleted, my other phones will not let you delete the pre-loaded wall paper options the phone comes with. Also this phone only comes with about 6 ring tone options all of my other phones have come with like 20. I will probably go back to my Motorola V710 or look at a RAZR. This phone I guess is good for a person who does not use it much and needs a phone that sacrafices performance for durability and will only use it in a quiet area. CASIO if you want to stay in the US cell phone market you need to do better than this.
"ARMORED PHONE"on by bvitolo
Pros Great feel, Simple and unique. Just what you wanted
Cons No Blue tooth.
Summary Don't have to be afraid to use your phone snow mobileing, wave running or in the rain. You can drop it without scratching it. I had a casio G - Shock watch once that I lost on a football field. I found it a year later after a snowy winter and hot summer. It was only faded but still working. I think this phone is built the same way.
Pros Indestructable does not even describe this item!
Mine has 700 pictures & 70 video's stored on it and no memory card and room to go.
I have the older model, and I love it becuase you can put a carabiner clip on it
Cons It's not a blackberry- but who cares. If I wanted one I would have gotten one.
Summary This phone has been hit by cars on a highway, left in puddles for over 24 hours, dropped it in pools, dropped every way possible and been a teething toy for my toddler AND it still works like the day I brought it home!! I will never get rid of this phone. I LOVE IT! The day after I found my phone scratched but still working in great condition on the side of the highway my husband went out and bought the new version. We are as happy as can be this this model. I would recomend it to anyone!
Pros Built for the outdoorsman. I like it because it fits my big head.
Cons Battery life sucks. Speaker quality sucks.
Summary I am about to take it back before my thirty days are up. It is a good durable phone but the sound quality and battery life kill it for me. If I was to use it afield I would need a spare battery. Beware this is a discontinued model they are dumping and it isn't one that you will be sorry for missing. Hope the next version is better.