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Caterpillar CAT S60

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 reviews of Caterpillar CAT S60. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the battery and screen. The performance and camera are also appreciated, but there are some less positive views about the design and portability.

durability, camera, performance, screen, battery

price, usability, size, portability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Caterpillar CAT S60 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Cam Bunton (

Cat S60 review: Tough build and thermal imaging make for a phone like no other - Pocket-lint


It's clear from the outset that this phone is built for a very niche market, and so comparing it to phones like the iPhone 6s or Galaxy S7 would be foolish.

Incredibly durable build, can survive being in water up to 5m, long battery life, thermal imagery

Screen is small, bulky build, performance is hit-and-miss

It's clear from the outset that the Cat S60 is a phone built for a niche market, so comparing it to phones like the iPhone 6S or Galaxy S7 would be foolish. The features that really matter on the S60 are the ones that shine through - its specialist...

Aug, 2016

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Cat S60 review


Can you feel the heat? Because you'll certainly be able to see it with this handset…

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: Luke Edwards (

Cat S60 preview: Heat vision, Android 6.0 and can take an underwater beating - Pocket-lint


The Cat S60 is a huge leap forward for the company. It's no longer just about being the most tough phone on the planet, it's now about being cutting edge

Cat has made huge progress of late and the S60 is the epitome of that. Not only does the company offer a phone that can be carried worry-free and case-free in most scenarios, but it does more than a lot of flimsier phones.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: (

CAT S60 thermal imaging smartphone review


An armoured tank of a smartphone with Predator-style thermal imaging

Better thermal vision than the Predator ; Properly rugged, will survive a real beating ; Battery life for days

Won't win any style awards ; Overkill for most people ; Costs as much as a flagship phone

Built to take a pounding and thermal imaging is a killer feature - if spend enough time on a building site

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: Alastair Stevenson (



The CAT S60 is one of the most interesting smartphones I've tested this year. Featuring a rugged, near-indestructible chassis, the S60 is the first phone I've seen with a built-in thermal imaging sensor.

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: Lewis Painter (

Cat S60 review: hands on the smartphone with a built-in thermal imaging camera


The Cat S60 offers something that no other smartphone has offered before – a built-in thermal imaging camera. We went hands-on with the Cat S60 at MWC to see if it can compete with its rivals. In this Cat S60 review we consider Cat S60 design,...

Based on our limited time with the Cat S60, we're not too sure whether it'll be poplar with the general public. Its bulky form factor may be off-putting for some, and the addition of a thermal camera may not be enough to persuade a consumer to buy the...

May, 2016

Expert review by: Ajay Kumar (

Cat S60


The Cat S60 is a unique unlocked phone with an extra-rugged body and a built-in thermal imaging camera, but it's relatively costly for the specs.

Accurate thermal imaging camera. Rugged, waterproof build. Useful pre-installed apps. Latest Android software. Expandable storage.

Sluggish camera sensors. Mediocre specs for the price. Back flap can pop open upon impact. Lackluster call quality.

Conclusions If you need a super-rugged phone with a built-in thermal imaging camera, look no further than the Cat S60. But at $600, it's nearly as pricey as top-tier devices like the rugged Samsung Galaxy S7 Active and the shatterproof Moto Z Force...

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: Sean O'Kane (

Cat S60 review: a rugged phone that can see in the dark


Owning a smartphone means you're also privy to the very particular fear of dropping that smartphone. And many of us go different lengths to mitigate this problem. Some of us slap our phones in big,...

Very rugged ; Thermal camera is fun and useful ; Good standard camera

Mediocre screen ; Expensive ; Hefty design ; Thermal camera app is sluggish

Jul, 2016

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Cat S60


If you have to ask why anyone would need a durable, waterproof phone with a thermal imaging camera, the Cat S60 probably isn't for you. Those of you whose ears perk up at the mention of the phone's features should definitely stick around, however.

The Cat S60 features a built-in thermal imaging camera. It can consistently survive 6 foot drops onto concrete and can take a 16 foot dunking into water. It has an expandable microSD card slot and loud front-facing speakers.

It's significantly thicker and heavier than other smartphones. The thermal imaging feature while cool and fun, is mostly useless aside from some specific cases.

The Cat S60's durable build is impressive, but its appeal is limited to those who can make good use of its built-in thermal imaging camera.

Jul, 2016

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:3800
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
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p


Colour of product:Black, Silver
Form factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Protection features:Dust resistant, Shock resistant, Water resistant


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:11.9
Display Resolution:1280 x 720
Touchscreen: Yes


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


Internal RAM:3


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


Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, eAAC+
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


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
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

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


Microphone mute: Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Support for contact groups: Yes
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

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


Processor Cores:8
Processor family:QUALCOMM
Processor frequency:1.5
Processor Model:MSM 8952-3


Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:6.0 (Marshmallow)


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC
Internal RAM:3072
Internal storage capacity:32
Maximum memory card size:128


Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Height :14.8