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Casio GzOne Brigade C741

alaTest has collected and analyzed 206 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the sound and camera are on the whole positive. The build quality and battery are also mentioned favorably. Views are divided on the screen, while there are some negative views about the connectivity and reliability.

usability, battery, build quality, camera, sound

portability, responsiveness, reliability, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Casio GzOne Brigade C741 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Casio GzOne Brigade C741

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 118 user reviews of Casio GzOne Brigade C741 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

build quality, usability, value for money, design, battery

portability

68% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Casio G'zOne Brigade C741 - Black (Verizon) Cellular Phone- No ContractCasio G'zOne Brigade C741 Phone (Verizon Wireless)

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Rough-Riding Cellphone Is a Glutton for Punishment

 

Casio's newest rugged cellphone isn't a slick touchscreen-sporting piece of hardware, but it will survive abuse short of a nuclear blast.

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Casio G'zOne Brigade (Verizon Wireless)

 

The Casio G'zOne Brigade is one of a few ruggedized messaging phones. We really like its roomy keyboard and spacious keypad. It offers features like push-to-talk, a 3.2-megapixel camera, EV-DO Rev. A, GPS, and more.

The Casio G'zOne Brigade is incredibly bulky and heavy.

The Casio G'zOne Brigade makes an excellent messaging phone for industrial workers or for those who simply need a rugged handset.

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Casio G'zOne Brigade

 

Need to send and receive text messages underwater? We've seen rugged phones come and go on Verizon. But the Casio G'zOne Brigade is the first to feature a full-blown QWERTY keyboard. The Brigade is both ruggedly constructed and water-resistant. That...

Built like a small submarine. Excellent QWERTY keyboard. Works with Verizon's push-to-talk service. Good battery life

Expensive. Poor multimedia performance

It's not cheap—especially if you pile on the optional data services—but for anyone needing a rugged phone that doubles as a near-bulletproof messaging device, the Casio G'zOne Brigade conquers all.

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Casio G'zOne Brigade Cell Phone Review

 

Casio has made a name for itself in the ruggedized handset market with the G'zOne series of phones. From the Type-V to the more recent G'zOne Rock, these phones are ...

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Casio G’zOne Brigade C741 Review

 

Over the past few years Casio has been one of the major providers of push-to-talk devices for Verizon Wireless with their rugged G'zOne series; from the Type-V and Type-S to the Boulder and Rock. Now the company is looking to raise the bar even more...

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Casio G'zOne Brigade rugged phone would make James Bond proud

 

At just six ounces, the Brigade weighs little more than a regular phone, but is rugged enough to withstand just about anything you can throw at it.

Works underwater; good signal; hides a full QWERTY keyboard

Nothing significant

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Messaging phone withstands major abuse

 

The Casio G'zOne Brigade is the first military-grade, push-to-talk phone with a full QWERTY keyboard and is currently available on the Verizon network. Reviewers say the Casio G'zOne Brigade is ideal for heavy texters in need of a super...

Rugged and durable, display is visible in direct sunlight, loud, clear speakerphone, good camera with flash, comfortable QWERTY keyboard

Large and heavy, mediocre music playback, low-grade Internet browser, complicated menu navigation

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Casio G`zOne Brigade for Verizon Wireless

 

The Casio G'zOne Brigade is one tough phone. Built to military specifications to withstand severe elements, the Brigade is aimed at those who work in the field or those who are in the outdoors often. Other than durability, the Brigade also offers a...

If you are on the road a lot for work or pleasure, the phone's integrated GPS should be a great help. When paired with the VZ Navigator service, you can use the Brigade to get local information as well as turn-by-turn directions. The GPS also works...

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Casio G'zOne Brigade Cell Phone Gets Reviewed and Abused

 

The Casio G'zOne Brigade for Verizon is the newest edition to the G'zOne tough phone lineup; and it certainly fits the bill. Brigade meets Military Specification 810F, and can withstand water, vibration, dust, shock, and extreme temperatures. At first...

Virtually Indestructible (and fun testing this), lots of features, great camera, looks awesome. Would go nicely with a Panasonic Toughbook ; Bad: User Interface seems very outdated and complicated, proprietary charger/USB connection, some may consider...

User Interface seems very outdated and complicated, proprietary charger/USB connection, some may consider too bulky

Casio’s G’zOne Brigade for Verizon is a solid cell phone in every sense of the word. If you work in an industry where you need a phone that can take a beating, then this is by all means the phone. It packs a ton of features you’ll find on all new smart...

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Review: Casio G'zOne Brigade for Verizon review

 

The Casio G'zOne Brigade is the first ruggedized cell phone on Verizon Wireless to offer a full QWERTY keyboard for messaging. The Brigade might feel like a brick, but it offers a solid feature set and good push-to-talk capabilities. Todd tests it out...

Dropped it once and the inside screen went black. The outside circular screen sucks in the sun, cant see it. Over all...two thumbs down. I feel like I was ripped off.

Product Specifications

Antenna

Antenna Type:Internal

Battery

Standby Time (PB):90hours
Talk Time (PB):360minutes

Calculator

Type:Basic

CE Input Device

Type:QWERTY keyboard

Cellular

Integrated Components:Digital camera / Digital player
Phone Form Factor:Folder
Service Provider:Verizon Wireless
Technology:CDMA2000 1X
Type:Cellular phone
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Wireless Interface:Bluetooth

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.9in
Height:4.4in
Weight:6oz
Width:2.2in

Display

Color Depth:16-bit (65000 colors)
Diagonal Size:2.9in
Diagonal Size (metric):7.4cm
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Supported Flash Memory Cards:microSDHC

Header

Manufacturer:Casio Computer
Model:Brigade
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Casio G'zOne

Messaging & Data Services

Internet Browser: Yes

Optical Sensor

Sensor Resolution:3.2Megapixel

Organizer

Alarm Clock: Yes
Calendar: Yes
Reminder: Yes

Telephone Features

Voice Dialing: Yes

Telephone Memory

Phone Book Capacity:500names & numbers