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Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 MSM8909 4 x 1.1 GHz, Cortex-A7
Graphics adapter
1024 MB 
4.70 inch 16:9, 960 x 540 pixel, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, Gorilla Glass 4, glossy: yes
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
, 10.24 GB free
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm jack, Card Reader: micro-SD (max. 64 GB), Sensors: GPS, GLONASS, AGPS; motion sensor, light sensor, proximity sensor, compass
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/), Bluetooth 4.1, GSM quad-band (850/900/1800/1900 MHz), UMTS tri-band (850/900/2100 MHz), LTE penta-band (800/900/1800/2100/2600 MHz); network standards: GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+; bandwidth (download/upload): 150 MB/s / 50 MB/s (LTE)
height x width x depth (in mm): 12.5 x 144.9 x 74.1 ( = 0.49 x 5.7 x 2.92 in)
Lithium-Ion, 3000 mAh, non-removable, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 18 h, Standby 2G (according to manufacturer): 936 h
Operating System
Android 5.1 Lollipop
Webcam: 2.0 MP; primary camera: 8.0 MP, AF, LED flash, videos @1080p/60fps
Additional features
Speakers: mono speaker, Keyboard: virtual QWERTY keyboard, Keyboard Light: yes, 24 Months Warranty, special features: IP68 certified = waterproof up to 1 m depth for 60 minutes, MIL-STD 810G certified = operating temperatures: -25 °C to 55 °C; workable with gloves and moist fingers; SIM slot size: nano-SIM
185 g ( = 6.53 oz / 0.41 pounds), Power Supply: 54 g ( = 1.9 oz / 0.12 pounds)
429 Euro



Average Score: 82% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 36%, features: 46%, display: 85% mobility: 92%, workmanship: 93%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 95%

Reviews for the CAT S40

82% CAT S40 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Workhorse for rough jobs. The CAT S40 is a ruggedized smartphone that combines a very bright IPS screen and long battery life in a robust exterior. However, the hardware could have been more powerful. It is powered by a Qualcomm entry-level quad-band SoC and 16 GB of storage. Nevertheless, the latest Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system and penta-band LTE are on board.
Robustes Smartphone für Outdoor-Fans und Handwerker
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/25/2015
Source: German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/18/2015


Qualcomm Adreno 304: Integrated mid-range graphics card in the Snapdragon 210 SoCs that supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and features unified shaders.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

210 MSM8909: Entry-level SoC with four ARM Cortex-A7 cores at max. 1.1 GHz. Furthermore, it features an integrated Cat 4 LTE Modem and 1080p video de- and encoding.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


This display is tiny. You will probably see very little on the screen and be able to use mini-resolutions.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


CAT, which can be easier found under CAT Phones in the web, gets seldom reviewed, does hardly have any market shares and achieves average ratings (as of 2016).

82%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2015-08-28)