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Unread 08-17-2014, 09:53 PM   #1
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strong phone

I need a new phone, been using a old casio Gz boulder flip for like 10 years, its getting beat (5 years ago ) haven't had time to look into them, doing so now. That S4 active dosn't seam that strong that it not drop proof, think that CAT phone looks the way to go. I heard a trimmer talking about getting one last year, but never seen one. Anyone have one? reviews are short term, whats good and holds up after 6+ months, of dust,wet hands ect.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dM0vPxCV_Ko

whats everyone using?
cracked screen iphone/s4
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Unread 08-17-2014, 11:45 PM   #2
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I use an iPhone in a otterbox, it has held up really well. Only thing that sucks is dust getting under the screen protector. They now make a waterproof version so that should solve tha issue.

Android phones get outdated quickly, don't expect to keep one for even two years before performance tanks.

Never used the cat phone nor seen one. For my company phone I use cheap $20 prepaid flip phones and throw them away when they die. I just pop my SIM card in a new one and I'm back up and running.

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Unread 08-18-2014, 12:22 AM   #3
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Is all about the case with a smart phone. I refuse to spend alot of money on the latest and greatest. I got the s3 in a 25 $ otterbox and I have dropped it a few times with no problems
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Unread 08-18-2014, 06:08 AM   #4
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Look up the Commando by Casio. I've had mine about three years now and it still works just fine. Many times if I'm going to be doing some especially dirty work, I leave it in the truck. It's not like I would be answering it anyway when I've got epoxy grout all over my hands.
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Unread 08-18-2014, 07:26 AM   #5
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Unread 08-18-2014, 02:56 PM   #6
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Damn John I thought I was the only guy on the planet with the Casio G Zone.People think I am kidding when I tell them I dont have a smartphone.I wont get rid of it because the battery is still good and will stay charged for a week.
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Unread 08-18-2014, 03:43 PM   #7
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Android phones get outdated quickly, don't expect to keep one for even two years before performance tanks.
Hmmm..... My Samsung Galaxy SII still works like a charm. No case on it ever. Been dropped several times, few scratches here and there but no cracked screen. I just can't see getting a new phone unless the one you have gets broken. I help create new technology, but don't really use it much.... its a damn phone for cryin' out loud....

Apple? i this and that? Don't even get me started.... Apple will never get any support from this one....
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I love my lifeproof case! No dust, waterproof, drop friendly.
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Unread 08-18-2014, 04:50 PM   #9
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Google "MIL-STD-810G cell phone" to find phones that are ruggadized to meet a military std spec. I owned one a few years ago made by Samsung that I submerged in water a few times, dropped on the concrete frequently....never stopped working (vulcanized case..no cover necessary). Voice quality wasn't so great and when I was offered a free iPhone I made the switch.
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Another vote for the Samsung s3. I've got a low profiles case that protects the vulnerable corners but no screen cover because of the previously mentioned dust behind the protector problems.


New s5 is supposed to be water proof.
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Unread 08-18-2014, 06:52 PM   #11
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ya bodie. thats what the casio Gz bould is i have now some HD spec.
. been under water 10 times, txt and the shower all the time. somehow sill gets saw dust in it? take in every few years, the speaker gets filled and stops working good. hahaha the tech kids always get a laugh out of all the dust that was in it.
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its a damn phone for cryin' out loud....
um, "smart" phones are not phones. Oh, they do make phone calls, but so do most fax machines. If you're involved with creating new tech, you already know this, but makin phone calls is one of the least important uses of these "smart" phones IMO.
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makin phone calls is one of the least important uses of these "smart" phones IMO.
What Dana said. One of the better uses is posting witty remarks to the forum while presenting the appearance of focused hard work to my family.
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but makin phone calls is one of the least important uses of these "smart" phones IMO.
And therein lies the problem. Call quality is the least important thing with a "smart" phone. As long as everyone can text while driving, read their email while driving, play Words with Friends while driving, all is well. I admit having all of my email accts available in a handheld device does come in handy. Of course it can also be a PITA.
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anyone have the cat phone?
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