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The Casio G'zOne Commando 4G LTE is an excellent and affordable rugged handset, but skip it if taking great pictures is a priority.
With its generously sized screen and smooth performance, the LG Exalt is a top contender in Verizon's line of basic phones.
If you don't mind its extra bulk, the Kyocera Brigadier is a rugged and water-resistant device that delivers a modern smartphone experience for a low price.
While its camera isn't best-in-class and Windows Phone's underwhelming app selection still stings, the elegant and sophisticated HTC One M8 is an enticing alternative to Nokia models.
Though it is has rather basic offerings, the Verizon Wireless G'zOne Type-S is a rugged and sturdy phone perfect for extreme sports enthusiasts, industrial workers, and those who just want a reliable and durable phone.
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Save for the LG Lucid 3’s disappointing photo quality, the mid-tier device ranks high in its class and is an excellent value on contract.
The Casio G'zOne continues Casio's long tradition of ultrarugged phones with the bonus of improved call quality.
The Casio G'zOne Commando is absolutely the choice if you want a rugged Android smartphone, but you have to keep its various negatives in mind.
The latest LG Lucid handset for Verizon sports a 4.7-inch display and a quad-core processor, and is available for free after users sign a two-year carrier agreement.
Though the Cosmos 3 is free with contract, you're better off paying more for a comparable handset, like the Samsung Intensity III.