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Latest Casio G’zOne Boulder - Black & Silver user reviews


miles degrandi
Overall
4.2
miles degrandi

"Great phone"

The good: Good battery life, insanely rugged, good enough camera The bad: its a little slow sometimes but you have to get used to it Summary: I absolutely love this phone. i hate all the phones with full keyboards and that crap, will never have one. this phone is most deffinetly waterproof, i left it in the snow overnight once (by accident) and dropped it so many times in lakes/streams/use in shower. The battery life gets really good after you have it for a while, i can get at least 3 days. the... more...

Perry Dockins
Feb 10
Perry Dockins
Overall
2.6
Perry Dockins

"Poor Reception"

The good: Holds up to abuse, battery life is good The bad: orange on silver keys are hard to read, Reception is spotty. Summary: Updating software has done nothing to improve the poor reception. My sister and her husband have Motorola phones that get strong signals where I get none. By coincidence, my bro-in-law's union issued to him the same phone- identical problems. We all have Verizon service. Camera was downsized from 2.0 megs to 1.3 megs. Perhaps to make room for bluetooth. Shouldn't... more...

Courtney Casey
Overall
4.2
Courtney Casey

"Gz one boulder"

The good: This phone is so durable it's not even funny. I have put this phone through so much crap and it's still holding up. The keys are slightly higher than the phone which makes it easy to dial without having to search for the keys. The camera is decent, not the greatest ever, but still gets the job done. The ringer is loud which is a plus for heavy sleepers that use their phones as an alarm clock. It's water proof which is great for those of you who can't stop talking or texting even when... more...

Leah Propes
Aug 09
Leah Propes
Overall
2.6
Leah Propes

"Casio Boulder problems"

The good: Rugged, waterproof, comes with 2 batteries The bad: I had to return it 3 times in two days, was given a replacement each time. Summary: I was very excited when I got the first phone last weekend but after I got home two hours later the phone kept turning itself off every minute. I went back to Verizon thinking I just got a bad phone. They gave me a new one but as they were programming it the new one started doing the same thing. The tech went back to the storeroom and got me a third... more...

tim malone
Apr 09
tim malone
Overall
3.8
tim malone

"So Far So Good"

The good: Durable, nice looking phone. functions are easy to use. Flashlight is nice and I like the extra battery it comes with. Use the bigger one though, the small one does not last very long. The bad: Camera take good pictures only if the subject is perfectly still. Side buttons were always getting pressed accidentally. I'm getting better at that now. The phone was initially difficult to hear, I put in the small battery for a while and that seemed to do OK, but battery life was poor. I... more...

Nick Muccigrosso
Overall
4.4
Nick Muccigrosso

"Casio Boulder Orange C711ORXB w/ Front Speaker"

The good: Durable, loud, clear, efficiant. The bad: Camera is only 1.3 mega pixels. could be at leat 2mp i think. Summary: I've had this phone for about 2 weeks now, and I saw reviews and testing on youtube videos. I too put mine in water, froze it, dropped it from about 30 feet, etc... you name it. I had to make sure that it could live up to my expectations. Now ive been reading that other people say that the speaker sounds like a tin can. mine sounds loud and clear, somtimes a little... more...

Ron Zientarski
Overall
1.2
Ron Zientarski

"Like a Rock"

The good: Must be durable. Everyone says so. The bad: Can't hear most calls clearly. Buttons on the side are always accidently getting pushed. Summary: I am not sure this is the same phone I have. Mine is a series 2, sure looks the same though. I couldn't find any reviews for the G'Zone series 2. My company went to Verizon and a lot of these things for the workers a couple of months back. Maybe the Boulder is the new version. Wish mine was the boulder, then this phone would make sense. Since... more...

Tommy  Rommazontz
Overall
2.8
Tommy  Rommazontz

"Hello? "

The good: Great design. Rugged, waterproof, Like the compass and flashlight. The bad: It has no use as a phone. I cant get a decent signal anywhere. I'm in Chicago, that should not be an issue. I cant drive on any of the area expressways without spotty signal strength. Calls dropped gallore. Even when it gets a signal, it has the poorest sound quality I have ever had in a phone. Its not Verizon tower signal, its the phone. I'm sending it back today. I hope I can reactivate my old... more...

Brian Sniatkowski
Overall
2.8
Brian Sniatkowski

"Lousy sound quality"

The good: Rugged, well made and waterproof The bad: Terrible sound quality, short battery life Summary: I really wanted to like this phone because a rugged, waterproof, no frills cell phone is something I've wished for. I read some negative reviews about the sound quality but thought perhaps the reviewers were just picky. I went to the Verizon store and the clerk claimed it was highly rated by Consumer Reports. Turns out she meant the previous model. This phone is absolute garbage. The sound... more...

GT Craig
Aug 08
GT Craig
Overall
2.2
GT Craig

"You'll think your ears are failing (so will your call recipient)!"

The good: Build, appearance, light-weight The bad: Battery life only fair, sound quality absolutely terrible Summary: Poor sound quality (both incoming and outgoing) is an understatement! Is this due to an unwelcome side-effect of the water-proofing of this handset?? I work for a large metro PD, who just changed over to Verizon (from Nextel), and we're all being issued the Boulder. The thought of conducting business without the effective Direct Connect was bad enough, but I figured I could... more...

B D
Aug 08
B D
Overall
4.0
B D

"Could be better, but i like it"

The good: Very sturdy, excellent signal strength, call quality, The bad: Battery life...speakerphone Summary: I really like this phone, I must have just got a good one cause my call quality through the earpiece is loud and clear i never have a problem hearing the other person..every review that ive read has had a issue with call quality but I really dont know why...battery life is bad but really no worse than my friends motorola rokr, mp3 songs dont sound good on high cause its very... more...

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