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Caterpillar CAT S60

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews of Caterpillar CAT S60. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the battery. The camera is also appreciated. Some have doubts about the design and size. Reviews about the screen and usability are different.

durability, camera, battery

price, portability, size, 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: 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: (cnet.com)

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

Expert review by: Cam Bunton (pocket-lint.com)

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

 

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

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: (techradar.com)

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 (pocket-lint.com)

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: Tom Morgan (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: 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: Lewis Painter (pcadvisor.co.uk)

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

Product Specifications

Camera

Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:HD1080p

Configuration

GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
IP Protection: No
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: Yes
Near Field Communication: Yes
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSDPA: Yes
Technology:4.X LTE

Display

Display Technology:IPS
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Design:Bar
Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:6.0 X MARSHMALLOW
Operator:Sim Free
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Sim Free

Processor

Processor Brand:QUALCOMM
Processor Number:MSM8952
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