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What is it about CAT Phones?

What is CAT?

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What is it about CAT phones that makes them so special in the rugged industry? CAT’s goal is to provide consumers with machines, and tools that are reliable, sustainable, and effective in reducing our carbon footprint including the CAT Phone! For this reason, CAT’s focus is to provide the leading equipment and technology for such jobs as construction and mining.

History of CAT

CAT, better known as Caterpillar, was founded by Benjamin Holt and C.L Best and established in 1925. Remarkably, Holt and Best were formally rivals in the tractor business. Notably, Benjamin Holt, founder of Holt Manufacturing Company, invented the first steam engine tractor, in 1868. From 1885 to 1912 came the rise of steam tractors. Meanwhile C.L. Best, founder of C.L. Best Tractor Co. focused more on the needs of the consumers and incorporated gasoline technology into tractors, such as a gasoline engine. Before developing CAT, Holt was in a testing stage of his machine No. 77 in 1904. Then in 1905, Holt’s company photographer, Charlie Clement, realized the machine had no wheels. In fact, this led to Clement expressing how No. 77 crawled like a big “Caterpillar”. In summary, Holt and Best decided to join forces after World War I.

CAT and Bullitt

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As a result of our brief history lesson, you may be asking yourself, “Mr Aberthon, what do tractors and phones have to do with each other?” As mentioned earlier, the mission of CAT is to supply customers with the best quality machinery and technology to alleviate difficulties on the job. Equally as important, Bullitt’s focus is on the ‘tough tech’ experience as mentioned on their website. Subsequently this led to CAT and Bullitt coming together to create rugged phones far from any other. Hence, these rugged phones are manufactured to be able to withstand asperous conditions and CAT phones’ purpose is to be reliable and durable.

Rugged vs Military-grade phone

Rugged and military-grade phones are both equipped with drop and shock-proof designs, high levels of dust, and water resistance. While these phones seem to be the same there is one difference. The military-grade phone means that this device went through a series of tests, such as shock, vibration, heat, cold, gunfire shock, humidity, and more developed by the US military. However, gunfire shock testing does not mean that the phone is bulletproof. With that being said, a military-grade phone has gone through more testing during development to guarantee a specific level of durability, making a device MIL-STD-810G compliant. 

CAT Phone Specifications

SpecsCAT S62 ProCAT S42 H+CAT S22
Phone StyleSmart PhoneSmart PhoneSmart Phone
Rugged LevelGorilla Glass, IP68 compliant, IP69 compliant, MIL-810GIP68 compliant, IP69 compliant, MIL-810GIP68 compliant, MIL-810G
Screen Size5.7″5.5″2.8″
2G Bands/FrequenciesB2 (1900), B3 (1800), B5 (850), B8 (900)B2 (1900), B3 (1800), B5 (850), B8 (900)B2 (1900), B3 (1800), B5 (850), B8 (900)
3G Bands/FrequenciesB1 (2100), B2 (1900 PCS), B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1), B5 (850), B8 (900)B1 (2100), B2 (1900 PCS), B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1), B5 (850), B8 (900)B1 (2100), B2 (1900 PCS), B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1), B5 (850), B8 (900)
4G LTE Bands/FrequenciesB1, B2, B3, B20 (800 DD), B28 (700 APT), B38 (TD 2600), B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1), B40 (TD 2300), B5 (850), B7 (2600), B8 (900)B1, B14, B2, B3, B12 (700 ac), B13 (700 c), B17 (700 bc), B25 (1900+), B26 (850+), B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1), B41 (TD 2500), B5 (850), B66 (1700/2100), B7 (2600), B71 (600)B1, B2, B3, B12 (700 ac), B17 (700 bc), B20 (800 DD), B25 (1900+), B26 (850+), B28 (700 APT), B38 (TD 2600), B39 (TD 1900+), B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1), B40 (TD 2300), B41 (TD 2500), B5 (850), B66 (1700/2100), B7 (2600), B71 (600)
Android Operating SystemAndroid 10Android 10Android 11
Internal Memory128GB32GB16GB
MicroSD Card SlotUp to 128GBUp to 128GBUp to 128GB
Resolution Size1080×2160 pixels720×1440 pixels640×480 Pixels
Battery Power4000mAh Li-Ion4200mAh2000mAh Li-Ion
Removable BatteryNoNoYes
Charging Port TypeType CType CType C
Fast ChargingYesNoNo
Hours of Battery Life40 Hours31 Hours15 Hours
Front Camera Resolution8MP5MP2 MP
Rear Camera Resolution12MP13MP5MP
Fingerprint SensorYesNoNo

Top 5 Latest CAT Phones


CAT S22 Flip Phone Open Front View Showing Buttons and Home Screen

The S22 Flip is a modern flip phone with the functions of a smartphone! Running on the Android 11 operating system, this phone even allows you to play games other than Snake. The S22 Flip eliminates the choice for consumers to choose between a conventional cell phone or a smartphone. Unlike the average flip phone, the S22 Flip provides a front and back camera. In addition, the S22 is accessible even with wet fingers or gloves. For those who work in hazardous conditions such as construction or mining, the S22 is the perfect phone for you due to the Corning Gorilla Glass 5.  Corning Gorilla Glass 5 is glass stronger than tempered glass. Furthermore, this phone has the capability of being submersible in water up to 5 feet for 35 minutes. Puddles seem to be no big deal for the for this device!

CAT S42 

CAT S42 Front and Back View Showing Home Screen

The CAT S42 is a workhorse smartphone! This phone is the best option for those who work in health care, such as first responders and other careers like construction. This phone has a two-day battery life which is phenomenal for overnight shifts in the medical field. The S42 is accessible even while wearing gloves. A very important feature of this phone for those who work outside is that the device is still readable in sunlight. This CAT phone is the epitome of durability when it comes to the rubber body making the S42 drop-proof. This phone is great for both work and leisure!

CAT S42 H+

CAT S42 H+ Front View with Tape Measure Next to Phone Showing Home Screen

All in all, the S42 H+ is an incredible phone. The phone has been developed with silver ions that help fight the growth of bacteria as seen in name of the phone! In fact, H+ is for hygiene plus! As a result, this is what makes the S42 H+ differ from the S42. Ultimately, the specifications between the two phones are the same except when it comes to the S42 H+ being infused with microbial ions. This would be a great phone for anyone who works in the medical field, scientific field, or any field where someone can come in contact with contaminates. In addition to the ions, during the development of the phone, CAT decided to manufacture a phone that has a military-grade body able to withstand intense environments. Equally as important, this device is also fully waterproof and submersible. 


CAT S62 Front View Showing Home Screen

So, what about the CAT S62 that makes it a good contender for CAT phones? The main features of this phone are easy to clean, deliberately designed to improve workflow and leisure, additionally, the sleek functional design. To point out, this CAT phone has the capability of being cleansed under hot water and soap to maintain the cleanliness of the device. This phone can withstand 3000 cycles of bleach wipes, at the same time. Meanwhile, the finger sensor for this phone provides enhanced security. Therefore, the S62 is made to be functional and not your standard rugged phone. This phone has to not only follow through with the functional needs of consumers it also has to look stylish. 

CAT S62 Pro

CAT S62 Pro Front View Showing Thermal View

The S62 Pro is one of the best phones for electricians, plumbers, or those who work in HVAC. The function that makes the S62 Pro, unlike the S62 as seen above, impressive is the ability for thermal imaging with phenomenal clarity enhanced by the 12MP dual-pixel Sony camera. The FLIR Lepton 3.4 sensor is what powers professional-grade thermal imagining for this device. This isn’t the only function that makes the S62 impressive. This phone can diagnose hotspots, blockages, electrical shorts, elevated temperatures, and different types of moisture such as leaks! 

Advantages of CAT Phones

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CAT phones are useful in different careers, such as logistics, healthcare, agriculture, construction, security, manufacturing, and many others. These phones are not only for work, they also function as a device made for leisure. From tractors to phones, CAT, the company, has always developed tools, machines, and technology to improve the daily living of its consumers. What makes a CAT phone incomparable to other rugged phones are the intentions and deliberate functionality of each phone. The five phones in the previous section can provide variety for anyone in search of a reliable device because all the phones have something different about them.

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