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Cat S61

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 reviews of Cat S61. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the camera and battery. The screen and durability are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the usability and portability.

size, durability, screen, battery, camera

price, portability, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Cat S61 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Andy Boxall (

Cat S61 hands-on review


Not everyone will exploit the Cat S61's considerable talents, but those that do will likely find it invaluable.

Water resistance, tough body ; Thermal camera has been improved ; Air quality sensor is clever ; Surprisingly normal-looking design


Feb, 2018

Expert review by : Florian Wimmer (

CAT S61 Smartphone Review


Multi-functional. The robust CAT S61 puts all those who say that there are no innovations in the smartphone market to shame. However, with the built-in thermal-imaging camera, a laser distance measure, and the automatic measure of the indoor air...

comprehensive and practical special functions ; robust, well-protected case ; fairly accurate GPS ; great battery life ; very bright display ; good performance ; decent cameras

only worth its price if you use the special functions ; hefty case ; display with low color accuracy

The CAT S61 is of course a specialist. With its hefty exterior and the very specific additional functionalities, it is not really a smartphone for everyone. But anyone who often uses a thermal-imaging camera might enjoy the built-in solution. The...

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (



The best rugged phone around

Close to indestructable ; Massive step forward on the S60 ; Thermal imaging sensor is great ; Air monitor is great for painters and DIY fanatics

Underpowered ; Very expensive

The CAT S61 is the ultimate, money is no object, rugged phone. But it still isn’t perfect.

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Desire Athow (

Cat S61 review


Could this be the best rugged smartphone on the market?

VOC plus better IR camera ; Balanced hardware ; Upgrade path to Android P ; Only phone with IP69 rating ; Support for dual SIM

A tad pricey

This is the best rugged smartphone on the market. Pricey, but well worth it, with a trio of features you won’t find on other smartphones, plus solid aftersales credentials.

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Mike Joubert (

Cat S61 rugged smartphone


For the S61, Cat managed to cram in even more features, proving itself not only rugged but also handy.

Host of features incorporated, great battery

Costly, bad speakerphone

Aug, 2018

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:4500
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (3G):888
Talk time (3G):35
Wireless charging:N

Call Management

Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating alert:Y


Auto focus:Y
Flash Type:LED
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear camera resolution (numeric):16
Rear camera type:Single camera
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:2160p


Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP69
Product color:Black
Protection features:Crash proof, Dust resistant, Shock resistant, Waterproof / Dust resistant, Shock resistant, Waterproof


Display Diagonal:5.2
Display number of colors:16.78 million colors
Display Resolution:1080 x 1920 / 1920 x 1080
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor:Y
Screen shape:Flat
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen type:Capacitive


Ambient light sensor:Y
Proximity sensor:Y


Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y


Audio formats supported:AAC,AAC+,AMR-NB,AMR-WB,WAV
FM radio:Y


Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Electronic compass:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:GSM
3G bands supported:850,900,1700,1900,2100
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth version:5.0
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other Features

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB / USB Type-C
Quick start guide:Y


Flight mode:Y
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Quick charge:Y
Support for contact groups:Y
USB On-The-Go support:Y

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y


Processor cores:8
Processor family:Qualcomm
Processor frequency:2.2
Processor model:SD630


Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:8.1 / Oreo


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:64
Maximum memory card size:2048
RAM capacity:4
USB mass storage:Y


Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.472 / 0.512
Height:6.18 / 6.42
Width:2.98 / 3.07
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