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CAT S42

Specifications

CAT S42
CAT S42 (S Series)
Processor
Mediatek Helio A20 MT6761D 4 x 1.8 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
PowerVR GE8300
Memory
3072 MB 
Display
5.50 inch 18:9, 1440 x 720 pixel 293 PPI, kapazitiver Touchscreen, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 25 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3,5mm-Audioport, Card Reader: microSD, dediziert, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Beschleunigungssensor, Annäherungssensor, Kompass
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, 2G (850/​900/​1800/​1900), 3G (B1/​B2/​B4/​B5/​B8), 4G (B1/​B2/​B3/​B4/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B20/​B28) , Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 12.7 x 161.3 x 77.2
Battery
4200 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 10
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix f/​2.0, Phasenvergleich-AF, Dual-LED-Blitz, Videos @1080p/​30fps
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Monolautsprecher an der Unterkante, Keyboard: virtuelles Keyboard, Ladegerät, USB-Kabel, 24 Months Warranty, IP68-zertifiziert, MIL-STD-810G-zertifiziert, Benachrichtigungs-LED (vorne/​mehrfarbig), fanless, ruggedized, waterproof
Weight
220 g, Power Supply: 62 g
Price
249 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 76.13% - good
Average of 8 scores (from 13 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 23%, features: 43%, display: 83% mobility: 84%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 77%, emissions: 96%

Reviews for the CAT S42

73% CAT S42 Smartphone Review – Robust, rubberised and washable smartphone | Notebookcheck
The predecessor model retailed for about 500 Euros ($590). However, the CAT S42 is twice as cheap. This is possible because CAT has cut production costs, especially when it comes to the display and the battery. Read our review to learn whether or not the robust, waterproof smartphone is worth it.
80% CAT S42 Review – Ruggedised shell meets smart android
Source: Ausdroid English EN→zh-CN
That being said, if you’re in the market for a ruggedised device, then the CAT S42 will be available from Telstra through their small to large business users with plan starting at $18 a month over a 24 month period, $36 for 12-month payment plans + monthly plan costs on top of this, alongside retail partner, Harvey Norman, for $439 outright.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/18/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
CAT S42 smartphone review
Source: Android Guys English EN→zh-CN
I only spent a few days with the CAT S42 as my primary device and I’ll admit that I was not only pleasantly surprised if not impressed with it. The phone does many things well. Especially when you consider the retail price is only $299. Battery life is its strongest attribute along with its physical durability. I didn’t purposely drop the phone but the CAT website boasts it will survive a six-foot drop on steel. I didn’t test its waterproof rating either. The IP68 rating indicates it will survive prolonged submersion in water beyond one meter.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/27/2020
70% The Cat S42 Is Exactly What A Rugged Smartphone Should Be
Source: Make Use Of English EN→zh-CN
Whether you should buy this phone is trickier than most other phones. If you're an independent contractor or own a construction or similar business, yes, this makes sense. If you work for someone else, the question shouldn't be whether you buy this phone but whether your company does.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/17/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
90% Cat S42 Rugged Smartphone review
Source: Techradar English EN→zh-CN
Despite looking the part and being suitably robust, the S42 doesn’t sport the hardware to justify its price point. It’s short on memory, storage and video resolution. But the screen is decent quality, and the Cat applications are well designed.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/10/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Cat S42 review: an extra rugged phone for an affordable price
Source: T3 English EN→zh-CN
The Cat S42 just has two real selling points – the ability to withstand drops, heat, cold, water, dust and more besides; and how easy it is to clean. If those would be big benefits for you, then the Cat S42 is one of the cheapest and most appealing rugged phones currently on the market.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/06/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Device review: Cat S42 – low specs, high durability
Source: What Mobile English EN→zh-CN
The S42 should find a home in many industries, especially at Cat’s cheapest launch price yet. While it’s missing the performance power of non-rugged phones in its price point, and the fancier abilities of pricier, more specialised rugged devices, it’s still a solid performer that you would have to try very hard to break. It’ll last through a day’s consistent user, and the camera is good enough to do the jobs it will need to do.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/23/2020
Rating: price: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Das günstige Permafrost-Smartphone
Source: Computerbase German DE→zh-CN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/12/2020
Cat S42 Für das Extreme wie gemacht
Source: Heute German DE→zh-CN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/03/2020
¡El teléfono ultra-resistente que necesitas! Nuevo CAT S42
Source: Comprar Tec Spanish ES→zh-CN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/01/2020
80% CAT S42: betaalbare bouwvakkerssmartphone
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→zh-CN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/21/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Review: Cat S42, de betaalbare robuuste smartphone
Source: GadgetGear.nl Dutch NL→zh-CN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/03/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
Bijzonder robuuste Cat S42 verkrijgbaar
Source: Portablegear Dutch NL→zh-CN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/03/2020
66% Test: Cat S42 – Gör jobbet utan marginaler
Source: Mobil.se SV→zh-CN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/14/2020
Rating: Total score: 66%

Comment

Imagination PowerVR GE8300:

 

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Helio A20 MT6761D: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


5.50":

这是比较大的智能手机尺寸,也十分常见。

大尺寸可以让屏幕有更高的分辨率。因而例如字体等的细节将会更丰富。不过另一方面,小屏幕的功耗会较低,而设备也会更轻盈小巧,售价更低。

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


0.22 kg: 这是智能手机的常见重量。


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

 

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2020-08- 8)