CAT S40 Outdoor Mobile Phone
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Test report: CAT S40 outdoor mobile phone
The CAT S40 Outdoor Smartphone is very robust and can plug in a lot. It is fun and has everything you need for an outdoor tour.
The Smartphone CAT S40 is an ideal outdoor mobile phoneThe CAT S40 is a kind of flagship model. While many outdoor smartphones are still too clumsy and unwieldy compared to conventional smartphones, the outdoor model Cat S40 is very well in the hand. Only the sharp competitor, the Samsung outdoor model Galaxy Xcover 3 with 154 grams and a dimension of 133 x 70 x 10 millimeters is even lighter and more compact. But the smartphone Cat S40 is much better.
Shatterproof and stableThe Cat S40 smartphone is able to withstand any fall from a height of 1.80 meters even on tougher soils. The Galaxy smartphone, on the other hand, breaks already from 1.20 m. Divers will also be thrilled by the Cat S40.Dives up to 60 minutes are no problem for the rugged device. The manufacturer guarantees with this smartphone a protection even with aggressive salt water. The device is therefore perfect for a sailing trip. In addition, there is the advantage that the device can be operated without problems with wet hands and gloves.
A good price / performance ratioThe display of the outdoor smartphone is very strong. It shows 960 x 540 pixels at 4.7 inches and thus does not provide the best picture clarity. For an outdoor smartphone it is still acceptable. Anyone who decides to use this device will not pay attention to the number of pixels anyway, but will check exactly how good the display is still visible in the open air. In this area, the model scores. It has a high luminosity of 548 candela.
The system and the apps work flawlesslyIf you take a look under the display, it does not look so great. The manufacturer has chosen the chip supplier Qualcomm. It is a model. The Cat240 has a four-core processor, which has a maximum of 1.1 GHz clock frequency to only 1 GB of memory. The modern 64-bit architecture is not supported. Many smartphones, which have a price of 200 euros, have slightly more power under the display. On the other hand, the performance offered by the Cat S40 is sufficient. The interface works smoothly and the selected apps start fast. The system on the smartphone can be used at any time without errors and fluids. In addition, the exceptional robustness of the smartphone. It is available at all times in wind and weather and exactly this is the case with an outdoor smartphone.
Snapshots are possible at any timeEspecially on an outdoor tour it is important that fast photos can be taken. Snapshots about the weather, animals or nature games can always be perfectly taken with the outdoor smartphone. The pictures have a good quality with the 8-megapixel camera. Anyone who wants to record videos will be delighted by this device. They can be recorded in Full HD. In addition, a front camera with 2 megapixels is available, which is used by outdoor fans for video conversations.
The most important apps are availableAndroid runs on the stable smartphone in the latest version 5.1. This is taken over by the manufacturer without changes by Google. Many apps are not available, but the most important ones are available for everyone. The apps include an anti-virus tool and a keyboard-app swiftkey. New applications can be quickly installed on the device. In the second app store in the main menu you will find, in addition to Googles Play, an area that is specifically designed for outdoor use. In the field of software, the smartphone does everything right. Only the area updates could run slightly better. Here the company is only limited to the necessary software support.
If you are looking for a robust and easy-to-use outdoor smartphone, you will be very satisfied with the Cat S40 Smartphone. Drops, bumps and moisture do not affect the smartphone. Even a case of 1.80 m height surpasses the device without damage. Divers can also look forward, because unlike other models, this unit holds a dive of up to 60 minutes. It does not have to be taken on any tour or sailing trip. Especially on the high seas the smartphone can be very helpful. It is always ready for snapshots and videos. The resolution of the pictures is very good. Some important apps are also available. These can be expanded as required through the Google App Store.