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CAT S48c


CAT S48c
CAT S48c (S Series)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 8 x 2.2 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
4 GB 
5.00 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 441 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, wet finger/glove-on working technology, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, glossy: yes
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD, NFC, Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Compass, microUSB
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 5.0, GSM, CDMA, UMTS, LTE, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 12.7 x 149.9 x 76.2 ( = 0.5 x 5.9 x 3 in)
4000 mAh Lithium-Ion, Talk time 2G (according to manufacturer): 30 h, Standby 2G (according to manufacturer): 22 h
Operating System
Android 8.1 Oreo
Primary Camera: 13 MPix
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix
Additional features
Keyboard: Virtual, IP68 Certified
258 g ( = 9.1 oz / 0.57 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
600 Euro



Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

Reviews for the CAT S48c

60% CAT S48c Review: A Simply Indestructible Phone
Source: Tom's Guide English version
If you can't afford to worry about your smartphone quitting before you do, the CAT S48c is well worth a look. This combination of durability and battery life is almost nonexistent among consumer handsets. If one thing is certain, Bullitt spared no expense building the latest CAT phone into the tank it ought to be.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/29/2019
Rating: Total score: 60%
Hands-on with the Cat S48c rugged phone, available now on Verizon
Source: Android Authority English version
It’s interesting that the CAT S48c doesn’t include any special features like we’ve seen in previous CAT devices. Most of the company’s phones have included some kind of extra feature to make the phone extra compelling to hardcore users, but, besides the ultra-rugged design and certification, the S48c doesn’t seem to offer much extra. Still, for those looking for a device that won’t break and can take photos underwater, this could be a compelling option.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/10/2019


Qualcomm Adreno 508: Integrated graphics card in the Snapdragon 630 SoC based on the Adreno 500 architecture. According to Qualcomm "up to 30% faster graphics rendering than previous designs". 

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

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

SD 630: Mid-range octa-core SoC with eight ARM Cortex-A53 cpu cores at up to 2.2 GHz, an Adreno 508 GPU, a LPDDR4-2666 memory controller and a X12 LTE (Cat 13/12, 300 / 150 MBit) modem. Manufactured in the modern 14nm process. » 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).

60%: Such a poor rating is rare. There are only a few notebooks that were rated even worse. The rating websites do not give a purchase recommendation here.

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


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Adreno 508, Snapdragon SD 630, 6.00", 0.162 kg
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CAT S62 Pro
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Adreno 304, Snapdragon QC 205, 2.40", 0.13 kg
Current Prices
Stefan Hinum (Update: 2019-03- 6)