I'd primarily come by to check on some issues I'm having, but as I don't see many users I figured I post up a quick review after about 5 days with the unit.
I also have a Droid Incredible so this is my basis of comparison. I picked up the Commando as a personal/weekend phone largely for it's durability characteristics.
Let's get the issues bit out of the way first:
Bloatware- loaded with it for my use case. Maybe some of it useful for those planning to boat, trek, etc. with the phone. I do these things, but tend to rely more on my wits and purpose built devices rather than a phone.
Lots of connection interruptions when listening to music. The cellular radio or WiFi radio accessing the network creates skips and drops. Even with WiFi turned off and data turned off it continues to happen. Bluetooth can't be actuated in Airplane mode so no way to do other testing.
-- Honestly, this may be an issue with this unit and not indicative of a firmware error. I can't seem to find any other user experiences yet, so I'm not inclined to go through the hassle of switching out the unit until I know if it's something that will be fixed by getting a new one.
Behaves quite oddly when connected to the handsfree in my car ('07 Acura TL). when making or receiving a call it dumps then reconnects the BT
2 or 3 times quickly before it holds stable. Very irksome, but not a deal breaker.
Stability and day-to-day operation
It's not as snappy as the Incredible, which is to be expected with the slower CPU
The touchscreen is not as responsive- again not too surprising as I expected some compromises to accomplish the durability attributes
It's been random rebooting every now and again but I'm not certain that isn't software related as I have a couple of alternative launchers and tasker running. hasn't happened during use yet, rather while sitting idle but that may just be coincidental
-- Relatively slim, small
-- certainly durable, waterproof (I've tested by submerging, using in the shower, low level drops).
-- Good speaker for calls and podcasts. Not so great for music, but I don't see the built-in speaker being of much use for this anyway.
-- It's Android, and Froyo on a Mil Spec phone.
I'm not married to one particular platform and, to be honest, if the LifeProof folks would have produced a product first I might have picked that up and paired it with an iPhone 4 to achieve a similar end result. While the capabilities would, arguably, be less and perhaps not quite as durable as the G'zone it would likely be a bit more stable and reliable.
So- now that I've hopefully made a contribution if anyone has a Commando or has thoughts on the issues I've presented above please put 'em here.
I'm also open to questions, apologies if I don't respond more than once a day.