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alaTest has collected and analyzed 274 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. Opinions about the battery and camera are overall positive. The usability and durability are also mentioned favorably, whereas the reception and price get negative views.

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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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : GSMArena team (

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...

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 (

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

Expert review by : Chris Burns (

CAT S60 Review: Hardcore to a fault


The world's first thermal imaging smartphone is the CAT S60, a device first introduced back in February of 2016. This smartphone is part of a collection of Android-based devices made by the folks at CAT, aka Caterpillar. We've not traditionally...

Extreme ruggedness ; FLIR thermal camera ; Headphone jack ; SOS hardware button / Multi-function button ; Unique industrial design

Super thick, wide body ; Tiny display for size of phone ; Extreme lack of software updates ; Cameras are baseline ; GSM/HSPA only (AT&T, T-Mobile, no Verizon)

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : By Jason Cipriani (

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 (

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 (



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 (

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

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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 (

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

Price comparison for CAT S60

  Store     Price
CAT PHONES S60 Waterproof Smartphone Unlocked LATAM...
Utilizing MSX Technology exclusive to FLIR, this rugged smartphone captures shareable clear thermal imagery...
$329.00 TO SHOP
CAT S60 Single SIM Rugged Waterproof Unlocked... $415.00 TO SHOP CAT PHONES S60 Rugged Waterproof Smartphone with...
With thermal imaging available at the simple touch of a button, you can quickly identify gaps in insulation...
$378.00 TO SHOP
CAT PHONES S61 Rugged Waterproof Smartphone with...
Camera: thermal - flir lepton thermal imaging Camera; Main - 16MP Autofocus with PDAF, Dual LED flash...
$578.00 TO SHOP
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$190.00 TO SHOP
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GSM DUAL SIM Factory Unlocked Smartphone
$324.00 TO SHOP
CAT Phones CS60SUBUSAUN S60 Rugged Waterproof...
NOT FOR CDMA Carriers i.e. VERIZON, SPRINT, BOOST, VIRGIN. This Unlocked Phone is compatible with GSM...
$599.00 TO SHOP
DOOGEE S60 Lite Unlocked Rugged Smartphones, 4G...
【IP68 Waterproof and Dustproof Smartphone & 5.2 Inch Display】S60 Lite has passed the IP68 standards with...
$199.00 TO SHOP
CAT PHONES S31 Unlocked Rugged Waterproof Smartphone...
Powerful 4000 mAh non-removable Lithium Ion battery provides up to 38 days standby time and 15 hours of 3G...
$229.00 TO SHOP
FLIR ONE Gen 3 - iOS - Thermal Camera for Smart...
Lightweight accessory that transforms your iOS device into a powerful thermal infrared camera
$199.00 TO SHOP

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