Top Cat Smartphones: Maximum Strength

Mobile phones Caterpillar prepared for brutal reality, like no other.

Most modern smartphones have exquisite metal and glass enclosures. They look amazingly, their ratio screen / housing is nearing 100%. But when you take in my hands this miracle of modern technology, it is difficult to get rid of the thought, which is fragile. There are people for whom the strength of the device is crucial. These are mainly builders, installers, designer architects and representatives of other working professions.

American company Caterpillar is engaged in satisfying their demand. She also produces construction equipment, engines and footwear. Experience in working with highly strong materials, it is enough to create truly unnecessary mobile phones. The best models of Cat include the following gadgets.


Display: TFT 4, 7 ", resolution 1280 x 720, pixel density 312 • Processor: Snapdragon 617 • RAM : 3 GB • Flash memory: 32 GB (+ slot for microSD cards up to 128 GB) • Camera: 13 MP Main, 5 MP frontal • Battery: 3800 mAh • OS: Clean Android 6.0 out of the box (there is an update to Android 8.0 ) • Dimensions: 73.4 x 147.9 x 12,66 mm • Weight: 249 g

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The protected device segment develops slowly, by the poet CAT S60, released at 2016, remains in demand today. According to the technical characteristics and general performance, it can be attributed to the budget level - there is no large amount of RAM, the built-in memory is also a bit, and the camera in modern standards is frankly weak. Those characteristics for which ordinary users are accustomed to pay attention are implemented at a minimum. However, a person with specific requirements will find a lot of interesting things in S60.

First of all, it is a built-in thermal chamber from a respected FLIR manufacturer. His peephole (resolution of 640 x 480) is above the lens of the rear camera. Smartphone powerful frame, plugs sit tight. The smartphone is extremely alive: he successfully passed tests for compliance with MIL-810G certificates and IP68, that is, it will endure the fall from 1.8 meters and the immersion of up to 5 meters. Its performance is preserved at ambient temperature from -25 to 55 degrees.


  • 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 Frontal
  • Battery: 4500 mAh
  • OS: Android 8.1 Oreo from the box (there is an update to Android 9.0 Pie)
  • dimensions: 150 x 76 x 13 mm
  • Weight: 250 g

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Cat announcement S61 took place on MWC 2018. The model became the successor to S60 - the world's first smartphone with a thermal chamber. As expected, CAT S61 received an advanced thermal imager and other improvements in JSC.

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

The gadget is equipped with a laser rangefinder (effects up to 10 meters) and a VOC sensor for studying the air composition with a frequency of measurements of 30 seconds.

With such a set of sensors it is easy to forget that CAT S61 is a smartphone and he can call. Full HD display has a 5.2 inches diagonal, 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 16 megapixel rear chamber. The device is powered by a battery with a capacity of 4500 mAh.

Like the other protected smartphones Cat, the S61 model has a dust / moisture protection class IP68 : withstands the immersion to a depth of 3 meters and maintains working capacity for an hour under the water. This gadget is not afraid of a salt fog. Aluminum frame corresponds to the MIL-810G standard and is able to withstand the fall from 1.8 meters.

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


  • Display: TFT 5 inches, resolution 1920 x 1080, pixel density 441 PPI
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio P20
  • RAM: RAM: 3 GB
  • Flash memory: 32 GB (+ microSD slot for cards up to 256 GB)
  • camera: 13 MP Main, 8 MP Frontal
  • Battery: 5000 mAh
  • OS: Android 7.0 Nougat (Android 8.0 Oreo is expected in 2019)
  • Dimensions: 152 x 75 x 12.9 mm
  • Weight: 218 g

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CAT S41 is a high-term medium-jigteler for a wide audience. The thermal imager and the detector of the composition of the air in it is not. This device is intended for use in harsh conditions, it will retain performance even after a serious impact.

Class Protection IP68 allows for a immersion of a smartphone to a depth of up to 2 meters for 60 minutes. Compliance with the MIL-STD 810G standard implies that the gadget will not receive damage when dropping from a height of 1.8 meters to the concrete floor.

Hardware The CAT S41 owner receives a 5-inch Full HD display with Super Bright technology and Gorilla Glass protective coating 5. The screen supports work in gloves and wet hands. Inside there is a MediaTek Helio P20 processor, 3 GB of system memory, 32 GB permanent and battery on 5000 mAh. Cat Battery Share's branded technology allows other devices from S41.


  • Display: TFT 4.7 inches, resolution 1280 x 720
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 210
  • Graphic Accelerator: Adreno 304
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Flash memory: 16 GB (+ microSD slot for cards up to 64 GB)
  • Camera: 8 MP Main, 2 MP frontal
  • Battery: 4000 mAh
  • OS: Android 7.0 Nougat
  • dimensions: 146 x 74, 4 x 12.6 mm
  • Weight: 200 g

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

The 4.7-inch display recognizes the touch of wet hands and gloves. The system controls the SNAPDRAGON 210 chipset with 2 GB of the time and 16 GB of permanent memory. The device is powered by a battery with a capacity of 4000 mAh.