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Caterpillar CAT B15

alaTest has collected and analyzed 305 reviews of Caterpillar CAT B15. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and portability. The design and durability are also appreciated. Opinions about the price and screen are mixed, and some have doubts about the size and usability.

durability, design, portability, reliability

camera, performance, usability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Caterpillar CAT B15 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Alex Roth (techradar.com)

Cat B15 review

 

The brand that made your boots has a new Android phone

Durable ; MicroSD support ; Surprisingly good looking ; Waterproof

Weak processor ; Low-end camera ; Just 3G

The B15 seems like a budget phone in a well-constructed case. It's 3G only, has a weak processor and camera, and the display is none to sharp. The battery is a bit small at 2000 mAh, which is worrying on a phone that should be reliable above all else....

May, 2013

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Caterpillar Cat B15 pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

Clumsy people take note: there is a new tough phone about to go on sale that should save you from the bane of the cracked screen and we've had a quick

Feb, 2013

Expert review by: (t3.com)

CAT B15 review

 

Can the CAT B15 rugged smartphone stand up to the T3 test?

Sturdy ; solid design ; Uncluttered Jelly Bean ; Dual-SIM functionality

Poor screen resolution ; Meagre storage space ; Substandard camera

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

CAT B15

 

The Cat B15 tough Android smartphone makes you feel just a little bit more macho.

Looks good for a ruggedized phone, Dust, water and drop proof, Dual SIM support

Fairly expensive, Middling spec, Battery sometimes pops out when it's dropped

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: Carly Page (theinquirer.net)

Cat B15 review

 

Rugged handset impresses with durability, but it's an unlikely smartphone

Just as durable as Caterpillar claims, quirky design, good battery life, expandable storage, runs Android

Laggy at times, dull screen, only 4GB of internal storage, design won't appeal to all

For those looking for a sturdy, rugged phone, we wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Cat B15, as the handset excels at fighting off the elements.

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Leigh Geary (coolsmartphone.com)

Cat B15 Review

 

It's a sad fact that, if you choose to go for a traditional "tough" or "rugged" phone, people have often pointed and laughed at you. Oh, come on, don't pretend. It's true. Deep down you also know that you've cut [...

Editor / Founder of Coolsmartphone. I’m the one who films hands-on videos in the car. :) News, reviews, gossip – anything phone / tablet related – I love it.

May, 2013

Expert review by: Carly Page (theinquirer.net)

MWC: Caterpillar Cat B15 hands-on review

 

We get our mitts on Cat's rugged Android smartphone

Caterpillar showed off its Cat B15 smartphone at MWC, and it was one of the most interesting things we saw at the mobile technology show.

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: cellphones.ca (cellphones.ca)

CAT B15

 

The makers of Caterpillar have crossed over from construction equipment to smartphones with their release of the CAT B15 . Like most Caterpillar machines, the CAT B15 is an especially rugged device and comes with IP6 and IP7 certification. This means...

Water-resistant, dust-proof, survives drops of up to 1.8 meters, Wet finger tracking display, Good battery life

Mediocre display with bad viewing angles, Lag when using processor intensive apps, Battery cover and battery pops out when dropped, Small internal storage

Mar, 2014

Consumer review by: Egils (reevoo.com)

CAT B15

 

Shock and water proof

Zero =)

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: Antonia (reevoo.com)

CAT B15

 

This phone is one of the best things that i have had. Although this is not supposed to be a "Pretty Phone" it is most certainly not a eye sore. As a admitted phone barker, this phone stands above the rest and in the last month of having it i have not...

not all chargers fit because the edge of the phone is s thick that the plastic casing around the end of some chargers wont go in far enough

May, 2013
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Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2000
Standby time (2G):624
Talk time (2G):16.3

Call management

Speakerphone: Yes

Camera

Built-in Flash: No
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Front camera type:Single camera
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3
Video recording: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Silver
Form factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP67
Protection features:Dust resistant, Scratch resistant, Shock resistant, Water resistant / Dust resistant, Water resistant

Display

Display diagonal:10.2
Display Resolution:480 x 800
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

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

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: No
Keyboard: No

Memory

Internal RAM:0.5

Messaging

Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, APE, MIDI, MP2, MP3, WAV
FM radio: Yes
Video formats supported:H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VP8

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes
Position location:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA, UMTS, WCDMA / UMTS
4G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0+HS
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):-20 - 55

Packaging Content

Battery charger included: Yes
Battery pack: Yes
Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.1 / 4.1 Jelly Bean
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

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

Processor

Processor Cores:2
Processor frequency:1

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.1 / 4.1 Jelly Bean

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC
Internal RAM:512
Internal ROM:4000
Internal storage capacity:4
Maximum memory card size:32
RAM capacity:0.5
ROM capacity:4000

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.5
Height :12.5
Weight:170
Width:6.95
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