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alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 reviews of CAT S40. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the portability and reliability are generally positive. The performance and usability also get good comments, whereas many are less positive 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 87/100 = Very good quality.

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

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Adam Doud (

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 (

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 Capacity:3000
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Call management

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


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


Colour of product:Black
Curved Design: No
Form factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP68


Display diagonal:11.9
Display Resolution:540 x 960
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes


Internal RAM:1


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


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


Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes


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

Operational conditions

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

Packaging Content

Quick start guide: Yes


Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: 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: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0


Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.1
Processor Model:MSM8909


Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:5.1


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:1024
Internal storage capacity:16
USB mass storage: Yes


Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube

Weight & Dimensions

Height :14.5