Cat is famous from their almost indestructible phones, and its the same now, but with a much better hardware and really cool features!
Well, it looks really massive, feels premium and aggressive. Of course Gorilla Glass 5 on the front, and the back is like rubberized plastic (really good to hold and not slippery). All around metal frame with little hats for the connections.The display is FHD (1920×1080) IPS panel, and supports wet finger and glove on mode (also auto switching to them). It’s bright enough and sharp, more than enough for a phone like this.
Let’s start with the Qualcomm SD630 Octacore 2.2GHz Processor, which is paired with 4Gb of RAM and 64 Gb of storage. Of course you will not be able to play the most hardware demanding games, but for everyday tasks and small gaming it’s enough. Moreover don’t forget the 4500mAh battery, which is huge, and can achieve more than 2 days battery life easily. Connectivity is flagship level, Wifi 802.11 (2.4 & 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C, Glonass, GPS, Galileo, 3.5mm jack and much more. Check the specs bellow.
This is not the most important part of the phone, but Cat maneged to put a 16MP autofocus camera with Dual LED flash into the phone, with 4K @30fps capability. AMAZING!Front camera is 8MP fixed focus, and has an acceptable quality.
Finally we got to the point where this phones really performs, and it’s out of the croud.
- IP68 & IP69K military rating, 3m for 60m waterproof, dust resistance and shockproof to 1.8m
- Indoor Air Quality monitor (I can not mention another phone with it), it measures the air quality nonstop, and if it’s more polluted than the healthy limits, it will alert you. (REALLY USEFUL FOR WORKERS)
- Integrated Thermal Imaging Camera can locate a heat source up to 400C even in darkness, and can pick up heat from up to a 100 feet, and measures surface temperatures to 50 feet.
- Laser Assisted Distance measure is also added to the phone, it uses a red laser light and the camera to measure distances up to 8 meters, and add dimensions and area estimates to images. It has an accuracy of +/- 3%.
Cat S61 is absolutely the best shock proof Phone on the market for workers, with tons of useful features, massive built, and good performance. The price is not cheap, it’s around 800 dollars, but well, this is the flagship of this category!