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CAT S62 Pro

Specifications

CAT S62 Pro
CAT S62 Pro (S Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 8 x 2.2 GHz, Kryo 260
Graphics adapter
Memory
6144 MB 
Display
5.70 inch 18:9, 2160 x 1080 pixel 424 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, LCD, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
128 GB eMMC Flash, 128 GB 
, 101 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: USB Type-C port, Card Reader: microSDXC, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: FLIR Thermal Lepton 3.5, proximity sensor, E-compass, accelerometer, OTG, Miracast, LED indicator, MIL SPEC 810H, IP69/IP68 Water and Dust Proof,
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, 4G bands: 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/20/28/38/40, 3G: 850/900/1700/1900/2100 MHz; 2G: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 11.9 x 158.5 x 76.7 ( = 0.47 x 6.24 x 3.02 in)
Battery
4000 mAh Lithium-Ion
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 10
Camera
Primary Camera: 12 MPix (Dual-Pixel, f/1.8 aperture, 1.4µm), Camera2-API: Full
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: mono, Keyboard: virtual, modular charger, USB cable, 24 Months Warranty, SAR: head (0.98 W/kg), body (1,597 W/kg); Navigation systems: GPS, Galileo, BeiDou and GLONASS, fanless, ruggedized, waterproof
Weight
248 g ( = 8.75 oz / 0.55 pounds), Power Supply: 57 g ( = 2.01 oz / 0.13 pounds)
Price
649 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 137.87% - very good
Average of 14 scores (from 27 reviews)
price: 72%, performance: 57%, features: 49%, display: 82% mobility: 92%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 81%, emissions: 95%

Reviews for the CAT S62 Pro

78.2% The CAT S62 Pro Rugged Smartphone Review: Robustness burdened by big compromises | Notebookcheck
The S62 Pro from CAT is intended for professional use. The flagship smartphone from the S6x series offers the highest IP rating and an integrated thermal camera, which features the most advanced sensor yet. As of writing this review, no other smartphone offers such a sensor. Read our extensive review before you decide whether or not you should buy the CAT S62 Pro.
880% Cat S62 Pro review: See more than meets the eye
Source: Android Authority English
A large portion of the Cat S62 Pro’s $649 price went towards having the best thermal sensor and an ultra-durable design, which means sacrifices were made pretty much everywhere else. At best, this phone performs as well as mid-range phones that cost hundreds of dollars less. Flir sells thermal camera attachments for both iOS and Android devices, so you could theoretically turn almost any phone into a thermal imaging device. However, the Flir One Gen 3 attachment costs $229.99, and carrying around a separate camera module is a lot less convenient than an all-in-one device like the Cat S62 Pro.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/18/2021
Rating: Total score: 880%
80% CAT S62 Pro: This Rugged Smartphone Hides an Amazing Superpower
Source: Make Use Of English
You'll find better performing rugged phones elsewhere at this price point, or significantly cheaper if performance isn't a priority and you don't need the FLIR sensor. Clearly, this isn't a phone designed to appeal to everyone, but for those who want great quality FLIR imaging, the CAT S62 Pro is an incredible choice.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/17/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
CAT S62 Pro
Source: Tech Smart English
When buying a CAT phone you can expect a solid rugged device that can be used in an outdoor professional environment without worrying too much if it’s going to withstand a bit of rough and tumble. You’re not getting the best processor or most amazing camera (although taking pics in infrared is pretty damn amazing), but it will serve you in good stead. Indeed, the battery life might have decreased, but overall the S62 Pro feels like a decent upgrade from the S61.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/09/2020
Cat S62 Pro review: a super rugged phone with built-in thermal imaging
Source: T3 English
Very few phones offer the sort of rugged protection for your device that the Cat S62 Pro has, and throw in a thermal imaging camera as well. If you think you'll make use of those two strengths of the phone, then the relative weaknesses aren't going to bother you.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/30/2020
90% Cat S62 Pro Rugged Smartphone review
Source: Techradar English
This device offers an excellent user experience and has features that could be especially useful in some sectors. The only caveats are a relatively low-resolution camera for a flagship design and the curious lack of wireless charging.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/19/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%

Foreign Reviews

80% Robustes Outdoor-Smartphone mit Wärmebildkamera
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/09/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Outdoor-Smartphone S62 Pro
Source: PCtipp.ch German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/22/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
Cat S62 Pro Smartphone mit Flir-Wärme­bild­kamera wird dünner
Source: Computerbase German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/08/2020
77% Cat S62 Pro Sei schlau und teste auf dem Bau!
Source: Go2 Mobile German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/30/2020
Rating: Total score: 77% price: 86% performance: 71% mobility: 97% workmanship: 92%
Handy mit Superhelden-Blick
Source: Heute German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/19/2020
Cat S62 Pro im Test: Knallhartes Android-Handy mit Wärmebildkamera
Source: Computerbild German DE→EN
Positive: Nice cameras; elegant design; waterproof.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/05/2020
Cat S62 Pro im Test: Knallhartes Android-Handy mit Wärmebildkamera
Source: Computerbild German DE→EN
Positive: Tough device; elegant design; solid workmanship; decent cameras. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/20/2020
CAT S62 Pro, ¡igual de resistente pero con cámara térmica mejorada!
Source: Comprar Tec Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Impressive cameras; premium design; solid workmanship; excellent display; waterproof and dust avoiding.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/29/2020
74% CAT S62 Pro
Source: PC Guia Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/16/2021
Rating: Total score: 74% price: 80%
90% Review: Cat S62 Pro, de smartphone die echt tegen een stootje kan
Source: GadgetGear.nl Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/17/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% CAT S62 Pro: smartphone met warmtecamera
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/16/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
CAT S62 Pro test
Source: Portablegear Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Stylish design; great built quality; decent cameras; powerful hardware; high performance. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/14/2021
De Cat S62 Pro: onverwoestbare smartphone mét warmtecamera
Source: Want.nl Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Good price; powerful hardware; high performance; nice display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/01/2021
CAT S62 Pro - krótka recenzja smartfona do zadań specjalnych
Source: Komputerswiat Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Excellent cameras; premium design; great built quality. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/14/2021
CAT S62 Pro, flagowy pancernik wśród smartfonów
Source: Antyweb Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Premium design; solid workmanship. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/17/2020
Cat S62 Pro
Source: GSM4U CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/15/2021
Recenze: CAT S62 Pro – kompaktnější, levnější a s termovizí
Source: CZC CZ→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; high durability; pleasant ergonomy; nice connectivity; fast charging. Negative: No headphone jack; poor cameras in low light condition.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/08/2020
75% CAT S62 PRO
Source: Tek.no NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/03/2021
Rating: Total score: 75%
83% Cat S62 Pro [TEST]: Mobilen til de barske arbejdsforhold
Source: Alt om Data DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/07/2021
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 50% performance: 67%
83% TEST : CAT S62 Pro
Source: Lyd og Billede DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/15/2020
Rating: Total score: 83%
70% Test: CAT S62 Pro – Tålig med tydliga val
Source: Mobil.se SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/25/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
Caterpilllar S62 Pro, smartphone-ul cu termoviziune, primește un nou design și hardware îmbunătățit
Source: Go4it.ro →EN
Positive: Stylish design; solid workmanship. Negative: No headphone jack; short battery life; poor cameras; relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/29/2020

Comment

Model:

Bullitt Group, known for building Cat-branded rugged smartphones, has launched its brand-new Cat S62 Pro. It has been unveiled as a flagship phone with an advanced thermal camera. It is undeniable that the new Cat S62 Pro is obviously sleeker than its predecessor, with updated specifications including a more powerful platform and a high-resolution thermal imaging camera. As far as the design is concerned, this smartphone is certainly not the chunkiest phone ever seen, but it has absolutely taken the ruggedness and toughness quite seriously with its top-level IP68 and IP69 rating for waterproofing and dustproofing. Apart from that, it should be noted that the phone has also passed the MIL-STD-810 military standard test for durability and robustness. In real terms, it can survive drops of up to 1.8 meters (6 feet) onto solid steel.

 

As for its display, the Cat S62 Pro has been equipped with a 5.7-inch LCD display with 1080 x 2160 pixels. However, it is not as sharp, as bright or as fast as the panels on some of the other phones available at this price point. In terms of connectivity, there is a single USB Type-C port for charging and data transfer. There is also a microSD-card slot, but no headphone jack, which is quite a drawback for those headphone lovers out there. In addition, there is an extra button on the side that can be set up with a custom app shortcut, and also a fingerprint sensor on the back for user convenience.

 

The thermal camera has to be the highest selling point of this smartphone. The Cat S62 Pro has turned to industry experts FLIR and their Lepton 3.5 camera, which is a professional-grade, high-resolution option that is significantly sharper than thermal cameras on previous Cat phones (and on competitive handsets). While the camera can only be accessed through the dedicated FLIR app, not the normal camera app, it only takes a few seconds before it is up and running. The camera comes with a whole host of different options to play around with, including limiting the temperature range, blending the thermal image with the image from the phone's actual camera, taking specific temperature readings and pictures with annotations, changing the colour scheme, and much more. The manufacturer has definitely done a really nice job here.

 

Apart from the thermal camera, the Cat S62 Pro also has a single-lens 12MP snapper on the back that does the basics in terms of smartphone photography but not much more than that. While it is capable of getting some good results in decent lighting, it cannot really match up to other phone cameras at this price point in terms of sharpness, colour balancing and shooting images in low light. As for the battery, the phone has been equipped with a 4,000mAh battery that can last for a day even with extensive usage. Overall, the Cat S62 Pro is definitely a great phone to be explored, depending on one’s choice and need.

 

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

 

The Cat S62 Pro is a rugged smartphone manufactured by the well-known machinery manufacturer Caterpillar (CAT). The Cat S62 Pro has greatly upgraded all functions. The screen has been enlarged to 5.7 inches (FHD+, 18:9), the memory has been upgraded to 6 GB of RAM / 128 GB of ROM, FLIR has been upgraded to the Lepton 3.5 professional thermal display Image module, and there is also a new fingerprint recognition function. The sturdiness of the mobile phone will not let the user down. It has passed the MIL-STD-810H military test and is therefore sturdy and durable; its dust-proof, anti-fouling and sand-proof grade reaches IP68. It can be used normally after dropping it on steel from as high as 1.8 meters (nearly 6 feet), and it can work underwater for 35 minutes at a depth of 1.5 meters (nearly 5 feet). The super-bright screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass, which is scratch-resistant, wear-resistant and ultra-durable. The company also claims that it is readable under strong light and supports wet finger and glove operation.

 

In addition, it is equipped with a faster chipset, Android 10 (upgradable to 11), and powerful upgrades in terms of specifications. The new Cat S62 Pro is built with address all needs with its top hardware. It is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, 6 GB of RAM, and 128 GB of internal storage. The card slot can be used to expand the storage. The Cat S62 Pro is equipped with a 12-megapixel single camera on the back and an 8-megapixel selfie camera on the front. It has a built-in 4,000 mAh lithium battery that supports fast charging, but cannot be removed. The biggest highlight of this smartphone is the thermal imaging camera which has four times the pixel-capture capability of the previous model. The FLIR Lepton technology installed in the camera module promises a higher and clearer resolution for identifying hot and cold areas in the range of -20°C (-4°F) to 400°C (752°F). 

 

Additionally, the Cat S62 Pro comes with a two-year warranty and three-year software update guarantee. Conclusively, the Cat S62 Pro is a rugged smartphone with great hardware capabilities. It is suitable for working professionals who work in tough environments and require a smartphone that can survive accidental drops or spills.

 

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

 

Qualcomm Adreno 512: Integrated graphics card based on the Adreno 500 architecture, like the Adreno 520 in the Snapdragon 820. According to Qualcomm up to 30% faster than the previous generation (Adreno 510?). Supports DirectX12, OpenCL 2.0, OpenGL ES 3.1 + AE.

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 660: Fast mid-range ARM SoC with 8 CPU Kryo 260 cores (four fast 2.2 GHz cores in a cluster and two power saving 1.8 GHz cores) and a rather slow Adreno 512 GPU. Manufactured in a 14 nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


5.70":

This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

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


0.248 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).


137.87%: This notebook model is regarded by the reviewers to be exceptionally good. There hardly exist laptops, which are rated so good. If this rating can be taken seriously, this is a clear recommendation for purchase.


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

 

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