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CAT S40

alaTest has collected and analyzed 123 reviews of CAT S40. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and reliability. The performance and usability also get good comments, whereas many are critical about the camera.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the CAT S40 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for CAT S40

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of CAT S40 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: CATERPILLAR CAT S40 Rugged SIM-Free Smartphone - BlackCATERPILLAR CAT S40 Rugged SIM-Free Smartphone - Black

Jul, 2017

Expert review by: Ajay Kumar (pcmag.com)

Caterpillar Cat S40 (Unlocked)

 

The unlocked Cat S40 from Caterpillar is a rugged phone that can take a beating, but you're trading screen resolution and speakerphone quality for durability.

Affordable. Rugged and durable with IP68 and MIL-810G rating. Expandable storage. Relatively trim design.

Low-resolution display. Quiet earpiece and low speakerphone volume make it less-than-ideal for calls in noisy environments. Poor camera.

Camera, Software, and Conclusions In natural use, it was impossible for me to take a crisp photo with the rear-facing 8-megapixel camera on the S40. No matter what I tried during test shooting, there was noise and blurriness in just about every photo...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Cherlynn Low (tomsguide.com)

Cat S40 Review: The Monster Truck of Phones

 

Built to withstand harsh environments, the S40 is certainly one of the most rugged phones we've tested, surviving everything from drops to dunks. It also offers solid battery life. But its lackluster cameras and low-res display make the $400 price...

Sturdy, waterproof design ; Good battery life ; Bright display

Mediocre cameras ; Low-res screen ; Sluggish performance

The sturdy Cat S40 is a waterproof and drop-proof Android phone, but its poor cameras and slow performance disappoint.

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Adam Doud (pocketnow.com)

Cat S40 review: Fort Knox guarding fool’s gold

 

The Cat S40 is one of the most durable phones we have ever tested. But do the insides justify that protection?

This phone is an absolute tank that can stand up to any torture you care to put it through. The rubberized/metal outer shell laughs in the face of danger. That is all great. But the performance hit from the insides make this phone hard to recommend....

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Eric M. Zeman (phonescoop.com)

Review: CAT S40

 

CAT is offering the rugged S40 to U.S. buyers directly online. This Android smartphone is designed to take a beating and still get you to your meeting on time. This phone is sold unlocked and works with networks such as those run by AT&T and T-Mobile....

The CAT S40 fulfills its mission: it's a rugged smartphone that handles bumps, bruises, and a bath, all while delivering a core Android smartphone experience.

Oct, 2015

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3000
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Talk time (2G):18

Call management

Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):8
Maximum frame rate:30 / 60
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@60fps
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:2
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:720p
Zoom capability:Y / Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Silver
Curved Design: No
Form factor:Bar / Slate
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Protection features:Crash proof, Dust resistant, Shock resistant, Temperature proof, Vibration proof, Water resistant

Display

Display diagonal:11.9
Display Resolution:540 x 960
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:1

Messaging

Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, eAAC+, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV / AAC,AAC+,AMR,AMR-NB,AMR-WB,FLAC,MIDI,MP3,WAV
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, VP8
Video formats supported:H.263, H.264, H.265, MPEG4, VP8, VP9 / H.263,H.264,H.265,MPEG4,VP8,VP9
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GLONASS:Y / Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y / Yes
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y / Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100 / 850,900,2100
3G standards:HSPA, HSPA+, UMTS, WCDMA / HSPA,HSPA+,UMTS,WCDMA
4G:Y / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):-25 - 55

Packaging Content

Quick start guide:Y / Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:5.1
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
Themes:Wallpapers

Phone features

Form factor:Slate

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB A
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor Cores:4
Processor family:QUALCOMM / Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.1
Processor Model:MSM 8909 / MSM8909

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:5.1 / 5.1 Lollipop

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:1 / 1024
Internal storage capacity:16
Maximum memory card size:64
USB mass storage:Y / Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.25 / 12.4 / 12.5
Height :14.5 / 144.9
Weight:185
Width:7.41 / 74.1