Casio G’zOne Commando

The article will provide a reader with information on Casio G Zone Commando phone.  The phone is chunky, tough, and brutish.  There’s a high bezel surrounding and protecting the screen. It is covered in a rubbery material that provides a lot of grip. The back surface has a similar feel. It’s a big phone, wide and thick, and feels enormous in the hand. It is also fairly heavy.

The front of the Commando has black and red style cues around the display, which itself is recessed several millimeters. Directly below the display, Casio has placed four capacitive buttons for interacting with the Android system. The Home and Back buttons, which are in the middle, are easy to interact with.

The sides of the Commando are bristling with controls. The volume toggle is on the left, close to the top of the Commando.  Directly beneath it, Casio has given the Commando a dedicated button with which to launch its G’zGear application.  Below the G’zGear button, there are contacts for a dock. The metal contacts are recessed pretty deeply.  In the very bottom of the left side.

The 3.5mm headset jack is positioned on the top right side. It is hidden under a bulky hatch that protects it from water. The jack is also set fairly deep into the phone.  Below the headphone jack, there is a hatch covering the microUSB port. This hatch is also bulky, and the microUSB port itself is recessed deeply, too. This hatch also protects the Commando from water. There is also a camera button near the bottom.
The battery compartment of the Commando is sealed with a locking plate and rubber gaskets. If a user slides the lock switch to the side, then he/she will be able to pry the battery cover off. The microSD slot is buried under the battery.

If a user has read the article then he/she would have learnt about the Casio G’zOne Commando phone.

Samsung Replenish

The article will provide a user with information on Samsung replenish.  The Replenish is the latest green handset from Samsung for the Sprint network.  The Replenish is made mostly from recycled materials and it has a good, solid feel to it.  It has a touch screen and a BlackBerry-style QWERTY keyboard under the display.  It is a pocket friendly phone as the weight is good.

The front of the device strikes a good balance between the screen size and QWERTY keyboard size. Between the display and the keyboard, there are four physical buttons for the standard Android controls.

The buttons on the keyboard have a healthy mound shape to them and the overall feel of the keyboard is pleasing. The volume toggle has an excellent shape.  On the right side, Samsung has positioned a voice command key near the top and a dedicated camera button closer to the bottom. Both buttons are easy to find and have good travel and feedback. The microUSB port is built into the Replenish’s bottom edge, and the 3.5mm headset jack and power/lock key are on top. The power/lock key feels great.

The battery cover will come off with some thumbnail pressure. The microSD card slot can be accessed easily once the battery cover is removed.  The Replenish’s screen measures 2.8 inches across the diagonal and offers a relatively measly 240 x 320 pixels. A user can easily see pixelated edges to icons, images and text from an arm’s length away.

The signal is quite good as well and so is the quality of the call.  If a user sets the sound to maximum, it doesn’t distort and break up.  The phone has an excellent battery life and even after using the phone for voice calls, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, messaging, browsing, etc. the battery life remained the same.  The Replenish uses the stock Google calling and contacts applications. From the home screen,  a user can press the phone icon and the dialer pops open. There is a large number pad in the middle of the screen, and there are four tabs along the top to access the call log, contacts and favorites.

If a user has read this article then he/she would have learnt about the Samsung Replenish.

HP’s Veer 4G

The article will provide a reader with information on HP’s Veer 4G.  The HP Veer 4G is a new webOS device for AT&T.  It is small in size and is smaller than most flip phones and quick messaging devices
The design of the size in terms of its size and smooth rounded shape classifies HP Veer 4G as the most comfortable phone to carry around.

The front face is dressed in plain black garb. There are no fancy bezel designs, just inky blackness all around. There is a small strip of plastic below the display that is capacitive and is used for some of the webOS gestures. A white light illuminates there when touched.

The volume toggle is on the left side of the phone. It’s easy to find and use, and has excellent travel and feedback. A user can click on the switch to silence the phone calls.  This switch is located on the top.  THE phone comes with a magnetic attachment with a 3.5mm headset jack.  The slider mechanism works and looks just like that of the Pre.

Let’s have a look at Veer’s screen, signal and sound in detail: 
Screen
The Veer’s display measures 2.6-inches across the diagonal and has 320 x 400 pixels. The resolution is good and everything on the display looks clean and sharp.

Signal
The Veer is connected to AT&T’s HSPA+ network. Data speeds are on average level when comparing with other AT&T handsets.

Sound
The earpiece generates plenty of volume and the ringtones and alert tones are reasonably loud.  The speakerphone is loud.

Battery
Veer has a small battery at 910 mAh and it can easly get through a full day use.

If a user has read this article then he/she would have learnt about HP’s Veer 4G phone and its features such as screen, signal, sound and battery. 

LG G2x – features (menus, calling, contacts, messaging)

The article will provide a user with information on features of the LG G2x’s features such as menus, calling, contacts and messaging.

Menus

LG G2x uses a stock Android interface with almost no intervention from T-Mobile. There are a few apps loaded by T-Mobile that cannot be removed, but otherwise the homescreen panels and buttons, the application drawer, and all the system menus that lie beneath are basic Android 2.2.  The G2x offers five home screens which provides an opportunity for users to customize the appearance and placement of widgets and applications. The phone also has a dual-core 1GHz Tegra2 processor inside.  It has good UI and application performance.
 
Calling

The phone provides a user with a calling shortcut that persists at the bottom of every home screen panel. If a user presses that button and is taken to the last calling function that user viewed, so if a user was browsing the call log, that’s what a user will see first. The phone and in-call options are standard Android

The G2x also includes T-Mobile’s Wi-Fi calling service.  This works well for making phone calls through the home internet connection rather than the cellular network.
 
Contacts

The phone can synchronise with Google contacts, Exchange servers, Facebook and Twitter. If a user adds a new application such as Skype, the phone can synchronize with those contacts as well. From a users contact list, tapping a picture brings up a small row of icons.  This lets a user to make a call easily and also send a message or email, or start a navigation trip, if a user has a postal address listed.
 
Messaging

The  SMS/MMS messages are displayed in a conversational, threaded format. It is easy to attach media and information to a users messages, including pictures and videos, as well as navigation coordinates and contact information.

For instant messaging, the G2x comes with Google Talk. For email, there are Gmail and Exchange accounts, with support for multiple Exchange servers, as well as POP3 and IMAP4 mail accounts. The Gmail application is superior, with more features for managing, organizing and labeling messages.  The LG G2x also includes apps for Twitter and Facebook. These apps come with widgets.  This means that a user can read status updates or post new updates directly from the homescreen, without opening an application.