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PCWorld

Cat S60 Review: Batman called and wants his phone back

CAT S60

from PCWorld
It’s very likely you’re not the person this phone was designed and built for, but odds are you know one or two people who fit the Cat mold. As soon as I started testing it, two family members immediately came to mind. They’re both hard on phones, would use the Flir camera every day, and could care less about camera quality or processor speed. At the end of the day, they want a phone that lasts and won’t easily break. And in that regard, the Cat S60 delivers... Full review
Pocket-lint

Tough build and thermal imaging make for a phone like no other

CAT S60

from Pocket-lint
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 applications. The Flir camera adds thermal imaging capabilities to a smartphone for the first time ever, which is a genuinely useful tool to have on your phone if you're in an industry that needs one... Full review
The Inquirer

Thermal image smartphone gives you Predator vision

CAT S60

from The Inquirer
The Cat S60 will appeal to a very small sector who will find it a sensible purchase. For everyone else it's nothing more than an average Android smartphone with thermal imaging tricks to match Predator's... Full review
V3

Not for everyone

CAT S60

from V3
The Cat S60 will appeal to a very small sector who will find it a sensible purchase. For everyone else it's nothing more than an average Android smartphone with thermal imaging tricks to match Predator's... Full review
Tom's Guide

This rugged phone beats the S7 Active

CAT S60

from Tom's Guide
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 about its built-in thermal camera... Full review
Gizmodo

FLIR thermal imaging gives this phone super powers

CAT S60

from Gizmodo
The Cat S60 is a goofy Swiss army knife in a field of phones content to just be sharp little switch blades. It’s packed with a lot of cool gadgets, but not necessarily ones most people actually need. I would happily recommend this phone to anyone who uses a thermal camera on a daily basis, but who would base their buying decision on an FM radio or the ability to take photos in a swimming pool?.. Full review
The Verge

A niche device without all the sacrifice

CAT S60

from The Verge
The Cat S60 not the best-performing rugged phone that’s currently on the market — the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active has better specs across the board, a far better screen, a fingerprint reader, and the company’s industry-leading camera tech. But the S7 Active's ruggedness isn’t quite as robust, and it definitely doesn’t have a thermal camera... Full review
Android Police

The only phone that gives you Predator vision

CAT S60

from Android Police

Should you buy the Cat S60? Almost certainly not. This is not a phone for the average consumer, but I could see businesses buying them for employees. Almost every contractor I've dealt with was carrying some sort of smartphone in a giant ruggedized case, but the Cat S60 doesn't really need a case. It also has a huge battery and the built-in thermal camera, which could be of great value in a lot of fields. I've had immense fun playing with the S60's FLIR camera, though I don't personally have a lot of use for it on a regular basis (at least not serious ones). It simply would not make sense f... Full review

Cnet

If Superman were a smartphone

CAT S60

from Cnet
The Cat S60's thoughtfully executed design puts functionality and durability at the forefront. The fact that it's made to work under distressing conditions -- ones that would literally break most phones -- makes it perfect for anyone who works in a precarious environment or has a very active, outdoorsy lifestyle. That said, it's not worth it for someone, like me -- who does none of those things -- to lug around and use everyday... Full review
Tom's Guide

A solid phone that can take a beating, so long as you don’t mind some lag

CAT S40

from Tom's Guide

Built to withstand harsh environments, the S40 is certainly one of the most rugged phones we've tested, surviving everything from drops to dunks. It also offers solid battery life. But its lackluster cameras and low-res display make the $400 price harder to swallow.

If you don’t need something that’s as sturdy as the S40, consider the Droid Maxx 2, which has superior cameras, better performance and a sharper screen. Note that the Droid is just water-resistant, not waterproof like the Cat S40.

Those willing to splurge should take a good look at the $549 Gal... Full review

Good phone, terrible repair support

CAT S50

I bought the phone in the beginning of Feb 2015 and it worked great for about 3 months. It started doing weird things like calling out to a different number while I was talking to someone, shutting off on its own while in my pocket, not responding when I tried to use it, and various other things. It... More

I bought the phone in the beginning of Feb 2015 and it worked great for about 3 months. It started doing weird things like calling out to a different number while I was talking to someone, shutting off on its own while in my pocket, not responding when I tried to use it, and various other things. It then fell out of my pocket from only about 2 feet off the ground and the screen cracked. Just like the previous reviewer stated, it is impossible to find a repair facility to fix it.

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I hate this phone because it is crap.

CAT B15

Do not let them fool you, this phone is not so tough as they claim , it's processor is very slow, it not user friendly, the battery does not last longer than other smart phones, it is definitely not water or even damp or splash proof. I got the new B15 Q in February 2015. I am a farmer and us... More

Do not let them fool you, this phone is not so tough as they claim , it's processor is very slow, it not user friendly, the battery does not last longer than other smart phones, it is definitely not water or even damp or splash proof. I got the new B15 Q in February 2015. I am a farmer and use my phone a lot outdoors as what the B 15 Q is intended for. The first time I got caught in a rain storm it was inside my rain suit and only got a bit of dampness-stuffed! Buttons doesn't respond, switches on and off, phones anyone randomly. Fell once off my bed, completely stuffed, doesn't even come on anymore. Absolutely a crap, waste of money. Don't buy it.

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Screen Broken, now a useless paperweight.

CAT S50

Bought the phone in October, dropped it in January and screen cracked, now I love the phone, probably the best I've had. but the problem is you cannot get a replacement screen anywhere, no one can get one, I've had repair specialists trying for months to get one, bit pointless buying something you... More

Bought the phone in October, dropped it in January and screen cracked, now I love the phone, probably the best I've had. but the problem is you cannot get a replacement screen anywhere, no one can get one, I've had repair specialists trying for months to get one, bit pointless buying something you cannot get replacement parts for :-( 10/10 rating for the phone, 1/10 rating for replacement parts.

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I broke mine too, found a place in europe that will fix it, but it's warranted for a year against broken glass, but you have to ship it to england, mines on its way home now. I also had trouble updating its firmware you?

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