Note: We may earn commissions (at no cost to you) if you buy through links on our site. Learn more.
Cat S52
Cat S52
Cat S52
Cat S52
Cat S52

Informr score
The Cat S52 currently has an Informr score of 7.2 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 3 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Operating system
2.3 GHz
Screen Size
12+ MP

What the Critics Are Saying...

L@B techreviews

CAT S52 is a pretty nice and not particularly expensive toughphone that can be a tempting choice if you do not want to go around with a large, heavy lump of a craftsman’s phone in your pocket. In terms of robustness, it fully meets the requirements, and it is as unaffected by water and rough treatme...

- John Hvidlykke, L@B techreviews

It doesn't look like a rugged phone, but the mid-range Cat S52 can still handle rough treatment while delivering decent performance for mainstream tasks. Graphics performance and battery life could be better, but overall this is an impressive handset that could attract interest beyond the usual vert...

- Charles McLellan, ZDNet

The CAT S52 offers many qualities such as a good camera, a lot of performance and a color-accurate screen, but it shows weaknesses when it comes to battery life. But if you charge your smartphone every day anyway and are looking for an accurate GPS, while not caring that much about mobile Internet a...

- Florian Schmitt, Notebookcheck

Prices (Where to Buy)

Common Questions

We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Cat S52 user manual here.

Caterpillar backs up the Cat S52 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your Cat S52 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Caterpillar support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Caterpillar's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.

Ask the Community

No questions for the moment.


Manuals / User Guides Helpful Links Share / Embed

Maybe one of your friends will find this review helpful? Please help us spread the word.

Compare this phone to:

Quick view

Screen Size

The Cat S52's screen size is 5.65 inches with 720 x 1440 pixels resolution.

2.3 GHz

There is a MediaTek MT6765 Helio P35 Octa-core 2.3 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 9.0 Pie operating system (OS).

12+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 12+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 8+ megapixels resolution.

64 GB

Internal memory is 64 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3100 mAh battery. Caterpillar's performance ratings are 1740 minutes.

Cat S52 Specs

Release Date November 12, 2019
Regions Available United Kingdom
Operating System Android 9.0 Pie

Compare Android Smartphones

Processor MediaTek MT6765 Helio P35 Octa-core 2.3 GHz
Internal Storage 64 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.09 W/kg
Body: 0.88 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Mobile / Cellular Data
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
SIM card size
Dual SIM Yes
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
12+ Megapixels, f/1.8
Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer
Video Recording Formats
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
8+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 720 x 1440 pixels
Pixel Density 285 pixels
Size 5.65 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 6, Wet finger/glove-on working technology
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3100 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Up to 1740 minutes
Standby Time Up to 28 days
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Material Aluminium
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.81 x 7.66 x 0.969 cm (6.2 x 3 x 0.4 in)
Weight 210 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design Yes
IP Rating IP 68
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers Yes
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Additional Information -
Additional Comments
Related Links Manual (PDF)
Cat S52 Reviews
Where to buy Cat S52
Suggest a correction