2nd Here is my 2 cents about the Casio Comando
-Screen looks amazing
-Thick gorilla glass helps protect screen
-Thick screen makes you press harder to use touch
-waterproof headphone jack makes some head phones not useable
The Casio Commando allows people who once couldnít have smart phones get smart phones. This Android phone running 2.2 is fast and very rugged. The first thing I did when I got the phone was put this phone under water in my tub and took pictures made phone calls and texts as well as updated my facebook underwater. I will say do that at your own risk and I wouldnít take your phone very deep but if you drop it in water it will live to tell the story.
After the water test I tested the speed using the 3g I got 1mbts up and 1mbts down witch was fairly good. Itís no 4g phone but if you are a rugged user 4g is probably not where you going to take this phone any ways. It has built in wifi and I connected to my router with ez. This phone is also a wireless hot spot for an extra monthly fee.
The screen is 800x480 and looks amazing itís a little smaller then the droid x or the thunderbolt but its still pretty good size. One thing that I love about this phone is that it uses a thick gorilla glass witch helps reduces scratches as well as live up to drops and falls. The little bit thicker glass makes it a slightly less touchy then other phones but once you get use to having to press a little harder you get you to it pretty fast.
The day I got this phone I tried to run as many programs at a time to see how the 800mhz processor handheld. To my surprise switching between texting, sirusxm, slingbox, Pandora, browser, and making a few calls in between this phone never stop to think. It was running as fast as I could think. I ran Quadrant and got a score of 1050.
It has a 5mpx camera but camera people will tell you mega pixels donít mean every thing. This camera is pretty decent. Itís not going to win any professional photos but it will take great photos and videos to post up on facebook or what have you.
One thing that I loved more then any other phone I have had is this thing kicks on speakers. When I watched my slingbox you could hear the sound loud and crisp, better then my laptop. Going to speaker phone was the same thing Casio did the speakers right when they made this phone and will work nice to put it on speaker phone out in the field when your hands are full.
At the end of the day this is a really good phone and allows people never before able to have smart phones get them with out worrying about weather conditions. Itís not the fastest phone or the best looking phone. But itís defiantly the most rugged phone and so is my jeep and thatís why I Love it.