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CAT S60

alaTest has collected and analyzed 289 reviews of CAT S60. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the battery and camera are on the whole positive. The usability and durability also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the reception and price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the CAT S60 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

CAT S60 hands-on: CAT at MWC 2016

 

CAT's latest S60 smartphone went official earlier this week, and it is beyond interesting. It is the first smartphone to offer unseen before water resistance - up to 5 meters deep, but it is also the first smartphone to pack a thermal camera.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : Ajay Kumar (pcmag.com)

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 (theverge.com)

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

Expert review by : Xiomara Blanco (cnet.com)

Cat S60 review

 

The Cat S60 is thick and hefty with an unapologetically industrial design. In addition to being a tough SOB that can endure 6-foot drops and the most waterproof phone made to date, it also has one thing no other phone possesses: a built-in thermal...

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

Expert review by : By Jason Cipriani (greenbot.com)

Cat S60 Review: Batman called and wants his phone back

 

A rugged phone designed for someone who puts durability ahead of performance.

It has a Flir camera. Need I say more? ; Waterproof up to an hour ; Battery life that keeps going, and going, and going

Big, heavy and cumbersome ; Not the fastest phone on the block ; Expensive

Cat’s S60 smartphone is designed to take a beating and keep working, with the added benefit of an infrared camera.

Sep, 2016

Expert review by : Sam Rutherford (tomsguide.com)

Cat S60 Review: This Rugged Phone Beats the S7 Active

 

The Cat S60 tops its next-closest competitor, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active , in almost every way. It's more durable, has a brighter screen, lasts longer on a charge and looks better. At $599, the S60 is cheaper, too. And that's before you even talk...

Great battery life ; Unique built-in thermal imaging feature ; Attractive, durable design ; Superbright screen

Mediocre performance ; Lackluster low-light photos ; No 802.11 ac Wi-Fi

The Cat S60 takes rugged phones to a new level with the world's first built-in thermal camera, a surprisingly elegant design and fantastic battery life. The Cat S60 takes rugged phones to a new level with the world's first built-in thermal camera, a...

Jul, 2016

Expert review by : Alastair Stevenson (trustedreviews.com)

CAT S60

 

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 : Cam Bunton (pocket-lint.com)

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

 

Cat phones of the past have never been about having the best specifications, more about having the toughest phone build on the planet. 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...

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

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

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 : Luke Edwards (pocket-lint.com)

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

 

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 too. As such Cat has crammed in a Flir thermal imaging camera, full Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS and...

Feb, 2016

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3800
Battery performance: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

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Rear camera type:Dual camera
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p

Design

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

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:4.7
Display Resolution:1280 x 720
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Second LCD screen: No
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y

Ergonomics

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

Messaging

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

Multimedia

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

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GLONASS:Y
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y

Networking

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

Performance

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

Ports & interfaces

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

Processor

Processor:MSM 8952-3
Processor cores:8
Processor family:Qualcomm
Processor frequency:1.5
Processor model:MSM 8952-3

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:6.0 (Marshmallow)

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC
Internal RAM:3
Internal storage capacity:32
Maximum memory card size:128
RAM capacity:3

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.498
Height:5.82
Weight:7.87
Width:2.89
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