Casio G'zOne Boulder C711 - Black Silver (Verizon) Cellular Phone (- no camera, no speaker)
About this product
- Product InformationThis stylish Casio phone with a mix of black and silver design is a tough, rugged device that is dustproof, weatherproof, and shockproof. The durability of this cell phone makes it a great choice for basic communication and keeping up with the world through the Internet. One of its best features is a WAP 2.0 browser that makes surfing the Web easy and enjoyable. It also features a numeric keypad and two LCD displays, so typing is simple. With its Bluetooth technology, you can connect wirelessly to share data with other compatible devices or listen to music with a pair of wireless headphones.
- Family LineCasio G'zOne
- ModelBoulder C711
- TypeCellular Phone
- Storage Capacity256MB
- ColorBlack Silver
- Network Generation2G,3G
- Network TechnologyCDMA,CDMA / EVDO Rev. A
- BandCDMA 800/1900
- Camera Resolution1.3MP
- Supported Flash Memory CardsMicroSD
- Battery Capacity800 mAh
- Battery Talk TimeUp to 207 min
- Battery Standby TimeUp to 212 hr
- Display TechnologyLCD display
- Screen Size2"
- Display Resolution240 x 320 pixels
- Color Depth16-bit (65000 colors)
- Touch ScreenNo
- Digital CameraYes
- QWERTY Physical KeyboardNo
- Email AccessYes
- Internet BrowserYes
- Height3.94 in.
- Depth0.91 in.
- Width2.02 in.
- Weight3.88 oz
- Antenna TypeInternal
Most relevant reviews
- johnsonjosephJan 24, 2015by
Rugged phone built for kids (and adults) who keep breaking their phones
My son is hard on phones. Very hard. This phone was built with him in mind.
This is an older phone and we specifically got it for its rugged build. It is hard plastic with some integrated rubber bumpers. It is also sealed to mil-spec meaning you wont get dirt and grime (or pizza sauce and soda) in it.
I only have 2 concerns with the phone: it is a flip phone and it is an older model. The flip phone unfold the phone to acvess the number pad. This is a point of failure and my son immediately started flipping it open and closed. The oldermodel means that the carrier did not know how to get this phone working -- it woulnt activate through the automated process and it took me 2 calls to finally reach some that could walk me through the setup of the phone to get it working.<br>
Overall, we are very happy with the phone. Not so much the kid as he wanted a smart phone... Tough luck little destroyer.Read full review
- hunt...gatherMay 05, 2014by
You won't say "oops" I killed my phone because I dropped it with a G-zone!
I have owned 3 different versions of this phone and will probobly buy the next generation of them when this one wears out. I bought this latest one because the former one I purchased didn't have a camera, (my bad, I didn't read its description close enough)
These 'G-zone' phones are tough as nails, nearly impossible to kill, even in my scenarios of dust, sweat, dropping etc. It has features like the smartphones though not as fast, buy hey, I'm not so fast anymore either!
For a bargain price these phones, even when bought used, are great.
- paulz126Jun 14, 2013by
This is the best flip phone I've ever used.
I used a phone like this for a couple years, and it always worked well. They are definitely waterproof and shock proof.
When I finally "upgraded" my phone to the newer model (G'zone ravine, which wasn't as good as this one), the old phone still worked fine.
Texting on the keypad works great, the display is easy enough to use, and overall the phone is awesome.
The phone's extra features are mediocre at best, but hey - it's just a phone. The camera works ok as long as things are up close - don't expect it to take amazing pictures. You can also shoot video, sort of. The phone even has an electronic compass. As long as you know where North is and you disregard what the phone says, you won't get lost. I've never seen an electronic compass that actually works though, so it's not the phone's fault.
The battery life on this phone is great. It will get through the entire day on a charge, and maybe a few days if you get the bigger extended battery. Calls are clear and reception is great.
If you want a strong, reliable cell phone that always works, this is the phone for you. If you want to become a professional cinematographer or web browsing junkie, this phone isn't going to help you with that.Read full review
- yvebro30Mar 18, 2014by
Rugged and Easy to use at an Excellent price
Great phone, Very rugged and excellent features for a very very busy lifestyle. This phone is extremely easy to use and at a Great price.
- bread_masterJan 03, 2013by
Super durable phone with no bells or whistles. Great buy.
The durability of this phone is fantastic. I did not throw it against the concrete, run it over with my car, boil it in water, or expose it to any live wire. However, with the many drops to the concrete, bashes against my pocket, splashes of water, and temperature shocks I have done by accidental use to this phone, it still works the same as if it was out of the package. It has a cover to protect the charging port, which is really cool, but kind-of a hassle if you're not used to having to remove a cover to charge your phone. (You can always rip it off, if it really aggravates you)
The phone is about 4 inches tall, 2 inches wide, and 1 inch thick when closed. I don't have a scale, but I guess its weight would be about 5 ounces, which is one ounce more than a quarter of a pound. So it's bigger, thicker, and heavier than other phones released during its time. It that a problem for me? Not at all, I don't ever think about it; It fits in my pocket and that's all that matters.
The battery life of the phone is quite pathetic; I thought other reviewers were just whining!... I go through about 5 text messages and one, 5-minute phone call a day, and still have to charge it every 24 hours. I think most of the energy drainage is because the front display is always "on". You can adjust the contrast of it to appear less bright (And thus use less battery), but it always shows, it'll show up more brightly if you press one of the side buttons if you want to check the time, of course.
Using the phone is just like any other basic phone, but SOME of the menu's of the phone has some sort of half-second lag, AS IF it's connected to the internet (even though you're just going through the phone's database). Texting does not have a lag when you're typing fast, though. Also, sometimes you'll make a phone call to someone, and even though it'll show you connect to the person's phone, it will not make a ring; Just silence. (It won't actually connect, so it's not like the other picks up and you don't know it) You'll then have to end the call and call again; It never does it twice in a row.
Because the phone is waterproof, that means everything is sealed, or even surrounded by a rubber membrane; that includes the speaker that you put to your ear to, is in rubber, so SOME of your phone calls will sound muffled. I say SOME, because it also depends on the quality of the other persons microphone; If you're calling someone with a good microphone on their cell phone, then you will not notice a difference. If you already have a hard time talking to someone from another phone, then switch to the Boulder phone, then you'll have a harder time understanding them; harder, but not impossible.
It does have an ability to play music, but I never tried it; I use my MP3 player for music. It also can download ringtones, media, as well as go on the internet, but I never tried those. I use my computer for stuff like that. I use my phone to make phone calls. Although, with the battery life, I'm not sure if I would anyway.
The only thing I would prefer different of the phone is having a longer battery life.
All in all, I wanted to buy myself a durable phone that can make phone calls, and it's exactly what I wanted. I am happy with the purchase.
Lastly, I know this is HUMONGOUS review, but I wanted to be thorough.
12/1/2013 Edit: TURN OFF your Blue-tooth! It's ON by default, it drins your battery quick! I also bought an extended battery and now it takes 2 weeks to drain.Read full review