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Caterpillar B15 / CAT B15

alaTest has collected and analyzed 191 reviews of Caterpillar B15 / CAT B15. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and battery. The design and durability are also mentioned favorably. Views about the sound and price are mixed. There are some less positive opinions about the camera.

size, durability, design, battery, portability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Caterpillar B15 / CAT B15 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 user reviews of Caterpillar B15 / CAT B15 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones on People are impressed by the battery and design. The usability and portability also get good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the GPS navigation. There are some critical reviews about the reception.

durability, portability, usability, design, battery


81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: CAT B15 Ruggedised Tough Smart PhoneCat B15 Android 4.1 Ruggedised IP67 Certified UK Sim Free Smartphone CAT B15 Ruggedised Tough Smart Phone

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: (



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

Expert review by: Alex Roth (

Hands on: 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

May, 2013

Expert review by: Jeff Parsons (

CAT B15 review


The CAT B15 is the first Android smartphone from the industrial machinery company and it's ready to take whatever you can throw at it

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

Poor screen resolution ; Meagre storage space ; Substandard camera

The CAT B15 is a niche handset and, as such, is very easy to pin down for a verdict. It's unquestionably one of the best rugged handsets we've looked at and will stand up to the rigours of outdoor usage whatever the weather. The inclusion of Jelly Bean...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (



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: Andrew Hoyle (

CAT B15 review


The CAT B15 is water, dust and shock proof, but unlike some tough phones it boasts a 4-inch touchscreen and Android Jelly Bean software. It's strong enough to put up with a tough life on a building site, while letting you enjoy apps and games from the...

Water, dust and shock proof ; Runs Android Jelly Bean ; Dual SIM card slots ; Expandable storage

Very poor screen ; Lacklustre performance ; Unimpressive camera ; Bigger and fatter than most 4-inch phones

The CAT B15 doesn't have the sort of specs and performance that'll tempt hardcore smart phones to splash their cash. Its water- and shock-proof design, however, will help it appeal to builders and other burly workers who want to enjoy swiping at apps,...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: Carly Page (

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 willing to throw £300 at a phone that will easily withstand dirt and scratches, the Cat B15 is a great choice, but for those after a phone that is both a rugged device and an Android smartphone, we'd probably advise taking a look at the...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Leigh Geary (

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 (

MWC: Caterpillar Cat B15 hands-on review


We get our mitts on Cat's rugged Android smartphone

Cat tells us that the B15 smartphone will be available in the UK via Phones 4U in March, priced at around £299.

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: Jason Puglionesi (



do not own


processor, camera, bulky

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: sreeragrmz (




Water, dust and shock proof


Apr, 2013

Product Specifications

Processor Brand:MEDIATEK
Processor Number:MT6577


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: No
Video Resolution in Pixel:Unknown


GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio: No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes


Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: Yes
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

Data Transfer

Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:Unknown
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 4.1 Jellybean
Operator:Sim Free
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: No
Instant Messaging: No