The Casio G'zOne Commando comes with a completely adequate set of features for a mid-range Android smartphone, just exactly what you would expect and not a whisker more. Connectivity is limited to Verizon's CDMA network frequencies of 800 and 1900, 3G is handled via EVDO rev.A, local connectivity is handled by Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR, Wi-Fi and microUSB 2.0, you can also use the device as a Wi-Fi hotspot that can support five devices simultaneously.
The phone is powered by an 800 Mhz processor, 512 MB ROM and 1 GB of RAM, the phone comes with a preloaded 8GB microSD card, so no storage worries.
The phone comes with a lot of preloaded apps from Verizon, such as; Mobile IM, City ID, VZ Navigator, Skype Mobile, NFL Mobile, Slacker Radio and Social Beat. Social Beat is Casio's home grown social networking app, it integrates all your Facebook and Twitter feeds into one window, you can upload photos, tag people and update your status as well.
The phone's auto-focus 5 MP camera is not much to brag about, it takes average photos with a complete negation of any detail on distant objects, and a strong preference of the color black is seen in photos where shadows are present. Also the auto focus is far too sensitive, any attempt to use the physical camera button almost immediately produces a blurry picture, you are much safer using the touch shutter button.
Video is not much better either, everything turns out pixelated and overly dark, the frame rate stutters at an alarming rate. So it seems Casio have continued their proud tradition of installing poor cameras on their phones with the Commando.
Music is not only top notch it's fully supported via a large amount of formats (MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MP4, MIDI) full album art cover and background playing. Nothing out of the ordinary here, but nothing to complain about either.
The video player is also pretty good, you can play videos form the traditional 320x230 resolution all the way up to 1280x720, there is no XVID/AVI support only MP4 formatted videos play. The occasional MP4 video encoded in H.264 may stutter or lose audio sync.