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Top CAT smartphones: Maximum level of durability

Most modern smartphones have exquisite metal and glass cases. They look amazing, their screen / housing ratio is nearing 100%. But when you take in hand this miracle of modern technology, it is difficult to get rid of the idea how fragile it is. There are people for whom the strength of the device is crucial. Basically, they are builders, installers, architects, designers and representatives of other working professions.

Among the manufacturers of protected smartphones, the leader is the American company Cat. She also produces construction equipment, engines and safety shoes. She has enough experience in working with extra strong materials to create truly unkillable cell phones. The best Cat models include the following gadgets.


Cat S48c

  • Display: IPS LCD 5 inches, resolution 1920 x 1080, pixel density 440 ppi
  • Processor: Snapdragon 630
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Flash memory: 32/64 GB (+ microSD slot for cards up to 128 GB)
  • Camera: 13 MP main, 5 MP front
  • Battery: 4000 mAh
  • OS: Android 8.0 Oreo (upgrade is planned to Android 9.0 Pie)
  • Dimensions: 149.8 x 76.2 x 12.7 mm
  • Weight: 258 g

Price: from 40 000 rubles

The Cat S48c was introduced in January at CES 2019. At the moment, this is the last smartphone of the company, it belongs to the class of average budget workers, has a reinforced case, protection class IP68 and certificate MIL-SPEC 810G.

It has a 4000 mAh battery installed. For a small 5-inch display and a Snapdragon 630 chipset, this capacity is more than enough. At the end of the smartphone there is a reassignable key that can be used to turn on the radio or launch applications. Other characteristics are maintained at an acceptable level: 4 GB of RAM, 32 or 64 GB of constant memory, 13 MP main camera.

The Cat S48c is being sold by US carriers Verizon and Sprint, and Verizon is implementing a model with an increased amount of flash memory.


Cat S61

  • Display: IPS LCD 5.2 inches, resolution 1920 x 1080, pixel density 424 ppi
  • Processor: Snapdragon 630
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Flash memory: 64 GB (+ microSD slot for cards up to 256 GB)
  • Camera: 16 MP main, 8 MP front
  • Battery: 4500 mAh
  • OS: Android 8.1 Oreo (planned upgrade to Android 9.0 Pie)
  • Dimensions: 150 x 76 x 13 mm
  • Weight: 250 g

Price: from 47 500 rubles

The announcement of the Cat S61 was held at the MWC 2018. The model became the successor to the S60 - the world's first smartphone with a thermal camera. As expected, the Cat S61 received an advanced thermal imager and other AO improvements.

The thermal sensor operates in the range from -21 to 400 degrees C. For higher measurement accuracy, it uses the main camera of the smartphone with HD resolution (S60 worked with a VGA image of 640 x 480). Cat S61 is capable of displaying temperature changes in real time, which is especially important when diagnosing electronic equipment, pipes and similar procedures.

The gadget is equipped with a laser range finder (valid at a distance of 10 meters) and a VOC sensor to study the composition of the air with a measurement frequency of 30 seconds.

With such a set of sensors, it is easy to forget that the Cat S61 is a smartphone and it can call. Full HD display has a diagonal of 5.2 inches, supports work in gloves, recognizes the touch of wet fingers. It uses a Snapdragon 630 processor with 4 GB of temporary and 64 GB of permanent memory and a 16 megapixel rear camera. The device is powered by a 4500 mAh battery.

Like other protected Cat smartphones , the S61 model is IP68 dust / moisture resistant: can withstand immersion to a depth of 3 meters and maintains performance under water for an hour. This gadget is not afraid of salt fog. The aluminum frame conforms to the MIL-810G standard and is capable of withstanding a drop from 1.8 meters.

The characteristics of the S61 are very specific. This model is designed for a narrow circle of users, and this is one of the best Cat smartphones, it works out its price to the last penny.

Cat S41

  • Display: TFT 5 inches, resolution 1920 x 1080, pixel density 441 ppi
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio P20
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • Flash memory: 32 GB (+ microSD slot for cards up to 256 GB)
  • Camera: 13 MP main, 8 MP front
  • Battery: 5000 mAh
  • OS: Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Dimensions: 152 x 75 x 12.9 mm
  • Weight: 218 g

Price: from 22 000 rubles

The Cat S41 is an extra-strong mid-class for a wide audience. Thermal imaging and air composition detector in it. This device is intended for use in harsh environments, it will remain functional even after a serious blow.

IP68 protection allows the smartphone to dive to a depth of 2 meters for 60 minutes. Compliance with the standard MIL-STD 810G implies that the gadget will not be damaged when falling from a height of 1.8 meters on a concrete floor.

On the hardware side, the Cat S41 owner gets a 5-inch Full HD display with Super Bright technology and a protective coating of Gorilla Glass 5. The screen supports work with gloves and wet hands. Inside there is a MediaTek Helio P20 processor, 3 GB of system memory, 32 GB constant and a 5000 mAh battery. Proprietary Cat Battery Share technology allows you to power other devices from the S41.

Cat S31

  • Display: TFT 4.7 inches, resolution 1280 x 720
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 210
  • Graphics accelerator: Adreno 304
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Flash memory: 16 GB (+ microSD slot for cards up to 64 GB)
  • Camera: 8 MP main, 2 MP front
  • Battery: 4000 mAh
  • OS: Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Dimensions: 146 x 74.4 x 12.6 mm
  • Weight: 200 g

Price: from 15 500 rubles

This is the most affordable model of all Cat offers. The relatively low price does not mean at all that this smartphone is somewhat inferior to its more expensive relatives. It is certified MIL-STD 810G. This is a high level of shock resistance and vibration resistance, which means that the smartphone can withstand a fall from 1.8 meters to a concrete surface. The degree of heat / moisture protection IP68 means that the S31 can be immersed to a depth of 1.2 meters. The smartphone will be able to work without problems under water for up to 30 minutes.

The 4.7-inch display detects the touch of wet hands and gloves. The system is controlled by the Snapdragon 210 chipset with 2 GB of temporary and 16 GB of permanent memory. The device is powered by a 4000 mAh battery.

Source: www.androidauthority.com

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