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CAT S60

Specifications

CAT S60
CAT S60 (S Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
3072 MB 
Display
4.7 inch 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixel 312 PPI, a-Si AHVA, Corning Gorilla Glass 4, glossy: yes
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD up to 128GB, NFC, Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity, compass
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.1, GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz || WCDMA/UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+: 850/900/2100 (ROW variant) | 850/AWS/1900 (North America variant) || 4G Bands (LTE)1, 3, 7, 8, 20 (ROW variant) | 2, 4, 5, 7, 12, 17 (North America variant), Dual SIM
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 12.7 x 147.9 x 73.4 ( = 0.5 x 5.82 x 2.89 in)
Battery
3800 mAh Lithium-Ion, Talk time 3G (according to manufacturer): 30 h, Standby 3G (according to manufacturer): 1032 h
Operating System
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix Autofocus + FLIR Thermal
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix
Additional features
ruggedized
Weight
223 g ( = 7.87 oz / 0.49 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
700 Euro

 

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Average Score: 74.96% - average
Average of 23 scores (from 41 reviews)
price: 72%, performance: 76%, features: 90%, display: 68% mobility: 88%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the CAT S60

50% CAT S60 Review: Hardcore to a fault
Source: Slashgear English
This phone can be attained from a number of retailers through Amazon right this minute for around $579 USD. It comes with GSM compatibility, which means Verizon and Sprint SIM cards won’t work – AT&T and T-Mobile USA will work. There’s also a CAT S61 out now if you’d like to see a very similar device with a larger display and a few new features.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/19/2018
Rating: Total score: 50%
65% Caterpillar CAT S60 Review
Source: Think Digit English
The CAT S60 is not a phone for you and me. It's actually not a phone for most of us. It belongs to a niche market segment. We wish the regular market could have some of this ruggedness, or be at least 30% as rugged as this phone. For a rugged phone, the CAT S60 actually seems to be quite a device. If you are looking for a phone that can keep up with your rough and tumble lifestyle, there are hardly many phones that can compete with the CAT S60. It is currently in a class of its own.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/22/2017
Rating: Total score: 65%
70% Cat S60 Review: A Rugged Smartphone With Thermal Camera
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Cat S60 is not designed for the average consumer. More than individuals, it’s organisations and the service industry that might find true benefits from such a smartphone. The phone is available at certain offline stores and via Amazon at Rs. 64,999. It is distributed in India by Brandeyes, who’s the sole distributor for Bullitt Group in India. The phone ships with a 1 year warranty and after sales service will be handled by B2X.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/26/2017
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
80% CAT S60 review: The toughest phone money can buy
Source: The Indian Express English
Yes, if you work in an industry that puts you in the middle of the action, that too outdoors. While the company thinks the phone will appeal to those who live an active lifestyle, the quality of the primary camera might just put off most of them from picking this as their adventure phone.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/21/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Cat S60 smartphone review: Throw it, dunk it, use it
Source: Gadget Show English
All in all, the Cat S60 impressed us on a lot of levels. We loved its ruggedness and the ability to work under water. What made it a deal breaker was its steep price of Rs 64,999. This for the specs Caterpillar gives is just not justified, yes the phone has a thermal camera, but how many of us would use it on a regular basis. The Cat S60 seems to be the preferred choice for people who like Chandler Bing from the popular sitcom Friends and are a serial dropper. The rest have a lot of good choices, like the Apple iPhone 7 plus that has a larger screen and is water resistant too.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/19/2017
84% CAT S60 review – with FLIR thermal Camera
Source: Gogi.in English
The handset is good, very tough, hard to break (except the screen – depends), water proof and dust proof. Overall hardware is powerful, battery life is pretty good and heat-up is under control. Camera is not at all good but the thermal camera is something unique.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/19/2017
Rating: Total score: 84%
80% CAT S60 Review: Rugged but not for everyone
Source: India Today English
Certainly, if you require a thermal camera on your phone and rugged features, the S60 is made for you. After all the testing, we can say CAT S60 is an amazingly tough smartphone and lives up to its rugged tag without hiccups. More importantly it doesn't feel like the phone is made for special purposes as the interface is seamless for daily use and there is no extra protective glass on the display that could hamper the touchscreen experience.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/14/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
The Rugged CAT S60 Wins Thunderdome, Crushes Your Feeble Phone
Source: Forbes English
It’s for a completely different, niche crowd. It’s for tough, rugged folk who don’t wear flannel ironically. It’s for those of us who prefer not only function over form, but like some of our technology to still maintain a physical presence that is starting to fade with every new phone on the market. Soon phones will be paper thin holographic devices embedded in our skin, a bruise will break the screen. I’ll be the grizzled tech hoarder, still using my CAT S60 while you literally bleed over cracked screens.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/06/2016
60% Batman called and wants his phone back
Source: Greenbot English
Priced at $600, it’s not the most affordable phone available. Although, if you were to tack on a waterproof case to most of the $400 phones flooding the market, you’re going to come pretty close to the Cat S60’s price tag, and won’t have a Flir camera to show for it.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
Tough build and thermal imaging make for a phone like no other
Source: Pocket Lint English
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. Not having to carry around a separate gadget means greater convenience, while the tough waterproof build means it can be used on a building site, in any weather, without ever having to worry that it'll be broken or water damaged.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/05/2016
60% Cat S60
Source: PC Mag English
If you need a super-rugged phone with a built-in thermal imaging camera, look no further than the Cat S60. But at $600, it's nearly as pricey as top-tier devices like the rugged Samsung Galaxy S7 Active and the shatterproof Moto Z Force Droid, both of which offer far better performance all around. You won't get a thermal camera in either of those phones, but you can always add an accessory like the Flir One.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
Hands-on with the Cat S60 smartphone
Source: Tech Smart English
The thermal camera is more than just a simple gimmick and should come in useful in the right hands. But with a price of R12 999 – basically the same as certain flagships – the S60 is a purchase for those in certain sectors or environments that will make the most of its rugged, workhorse design.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/29/2016
80% CAT S60 thermal imaging smartphone review
Source: Stuff TV English
The S60 really is the smartphone version of Gordon Freeman’s HEV suit. It ticks every box that will suit a hard outdoor life, and doesn’t seriously skimp out on hardware to make that happen. OK, so you’re not exactly getting flagship specs, even if you’re paying top-end money, but the thermal camera could make all the difference if you’re in the trade.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/27/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% CAT S60 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The CAT S60 is the best ruggedised phone available at the moment. It easily outmatches competing devices, such as Panasonic’s Toughpads, when it comes to hardware and comes loaded with an awesome thermal imaging sensor. If you’re a professional who regularly works in hazardous environments, a DIY fanatic, or an extreme sports enthusiast the CAT S60 is a great handset.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/25/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 70% display: 60% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
Hands on: Cat S60 review
Source: Techradar English
For the rest of us, it is an expensive gadget, the novelty value of which is likely to wear off after a few trips to show it off down the pub. That said, it's a great handset if you are fed up of cracking the screen of your expensive phone and having to fork out a couple of hundred quid to get it repaired every time you drop it in the aforementioned pub's toilets.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/25/2016
Cat S60 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 Active head-to-head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
If you love everything about the Samsung Galaxy S7 and don't mind forgoing its good looks in the name of durability, the Active could be the handset for you. The Cat S60 is impressive for different reasons. It may not match the Galaxy's specs, but it is by far the hardiest of the two and won't make your stomach flip if it drops into the drink. You might not necessarily find a use for thermal imaging, but you have to admire the innovation.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 07/22/2016
60% Cat S60 review
Source: V3.co.uk English
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.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/15/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% This Rugged Phone Beats the S7 Active
Source: Tom's Guide English
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. Where the S7 Active reigns supreme, however, is its camera, especially for photos taken in low light, as well as its more robust Snapdragon 820 processor. But if I needed to regularly put my tech in unforgiving situations, the S60 is the phone I'd buy.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/13/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Cat S60 hands on review
Source: What Mobile English
The Cat S60 is not for me, nor is it for you, unless you’re reading this wearing a hard hat, then it’s most likely for you. It joins a growing collection of rugged phones but it is the first to have a built-in thermal imaging camera. A camera that is impressive but can also be replciated with accessories on ‘normal’ devices.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/12/2016

Foreign Reviews

Outdoor-Handy mit Wärmebildkamera
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/08/2017
Caterpillar Cat S60
Source: Connect - Heft 12/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2016
92% CAT S60
Source: Android Mag German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/30/2016
Rating: Total score: 92% price: 77% performance: 80% features: 100% display: 60% mobility: 100% workmanship: 100%
Das robuste Outdoor-Smartphone im Hands-on
Source: DiePresse.com German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/01/2016
92% Caterpillar Cat S60
Source: Smartphone Magazin - Heft 06/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 92%
70% CAT S60 robustes Smartphone mit Wärmebildkamera
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/11/2016
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 69% display: 64% mobility: 90%
Wärmebildkamera und Smartphone
Source: GMX Österreich German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/11/2016
Extrem robust und mit Infrarot-Kamera
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/08/2016
Chuck Norris trifft Smartphone
Source: A1 Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/04/2016
Wasserdichtes Handy mit Wärmebildkamera
Source: Futurezone.at German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/28/2016
Das CAT S60 mit Wärmebildkamera
Source: A1 Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/08/2016
CAT S60, el móvil irrompible
Source: Media Trends Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; good cameras; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/12/2017
85% Smartphone CAT S60
Source: Wintech Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/22/2017
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
70% Review – Cat S60
Source: PC Guia Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/15/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
82% Recensione CAT S60 uno smartphone da lavoro dotato di termocamera
Source: Megapk Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/07/2016
Rating: Total score: 82% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 90%
Recensione: CAT S60
Source: InstaNews Italian IT→EN
Positive: Impressive design; good cooling system; decent hardware. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/18/2017
87% Recenzja CAT S60 – nie dość, że wytrzymały to jeszcze z termowizją
Source: Galaktyczny Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/15/2016
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 90% display: 85% mobility: 85% workmanship: 90%
Telefon CAT S60: Odolný pracant s termokamerou (recenze)
Source: Svet Androida CZ→EN
Positive: Long battery life; dual sim; decent display. Negative: Poor cameras; relatively high price; heavy.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/13/2016
83% Test Af Cat S60
Source: Lyd og Billede DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/27/2016
Rating: Total score: 83%
70% Cat S60: Extremt tålig telefon med unik ir-kamera
Source: M3 PC för alla SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/26/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Test: Cat S60
Source: Mobil.se SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/07/2016
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 70%
74% RECENZIA CAT S60: Jediný telefón, vďaka ktorému uvidíte aj v noci
Source: Android Portal SK→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/17/2016
Rating: Total score: 74% display: 60% mobility: 90%

Comment

Model: The CAT S60 is a highly robust, niche smartphone built for trades person. Built like a tank, the reinforced die cast frame can resist drops from 1.8 m and surpasses military specifications. Design is unique with the black chassis surrounded by a silver bezel and the rear carbon fiber cover contains the image sensor technology. There is a gold switch at the top of the front screen that allows the user to go into lock-in mode, which increases the 2M underwater rating to 5M. Display on the CAT S60 is a 4.7 inch a-Si AHVA panel with good color saturation and clarity protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4.

The Android 6.0 Marshmallow device is equipped with 2 quad-core Cortex-A53 chips, one at 1.2 GHz and another at 1.5 GHz, 3 GB of RAM, an Adreno 405 GPU, and an internal storage of 32 GB. There is a 13 MP autofocus rear camera and a secondary 5 MP front shooter. Both cameras provide high quality image rendition. The main feature that sets the CAT S60 apart is its thermal imaging capability provided by the FLIR thermal camera. Flir is well known in the thermal imaging sector with its devices being used in the heavy industry and by military operations. Other features on the device includes A-GPS, an FM radio module, a USB host, Bluetooth 4.1 and a non-removable Li-Ion battery rated at 3800 mAh.

Qualcomm Adreno 405: Integrated graphics card for ARM based SoCs. Depending on the used SoC the clock rate is around 500 MHz and features 48 unified shaders. 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.
617 MSM8952: Mid-range ARM SoC with 8 CPU cores (Cortex-A53, 64-bit capable) and an Adreno 405 GPU. Manufactured in a 28 nm LP process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
4.7":

This is a typical smartphone diagonal.

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

This weight is typical for smartphones.


CAT:

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).


74.96%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2016-08- 1)