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Cat S61

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 reviews of Cat S61. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the camera and battery. The screen and durability also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the usability and portability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Cat S61 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (



The best rugged phone around

Close to indestructable ; Massive step forward on the S60 ; Thermal imaging sensor is great ; Air monitor is great for painters and DIY fanatics

Underpowered ; Very expensive

The CAT S61 is the ultimate, money is no object, rugged phone. But it still isn’t perfect.

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Andy Boxall (

Cat S61 hands-on review


Not everyone will exploit the Cat S61's considerable talents, but those that do will likely find it invaluable.

Water resistance, tough body ; Thermal camera has been improved ; Air quality sensor is clever ; Surprisingly normal-looking design


Feb, 2018

Expert review by : Desire Athow (

Cat S61 review


Could this be the best rugged smartphone on the market?

VOC plus better IR camera ; Balanced hardware ; Upgrade path to Android P ; Only phone with IP69 rating ; Support for dual SIM

A tad pricey

This is the best rugged smartphone on the market. Pricey, but well worth it, with a trio of features you won’t find on other smartphones, plus solid aftersales credentials.

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Florian Wimmer (

CAT S61 Smartphone Review


Multi-functional. The robust CAT S61 puts all those who say that there are no innovations in the smartphone market to shame. However, with the built-in thermal-imaging camera, a laser distance measure, and the automatic measure of the indoor air...

comprehensive and practical special functions ; robust, well-protected case ; fairly accurate GPS ; great battery life ; very bright display ; good performance ; decent cameras

only worth its price if you use the special functions ; hefty case ; display with low color accuracy

The CAT S61 is of course a specialist. With its hefty exterior and the very specific additional functionalities, it is not really a smartphone for everyone. But anyone who often uses a thermal-imaging camera might enjoy the built-in solution. The...

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Mike Joubert (

Cat S61 rugged smartphone


For the S61, Cat managed to cram in even more features, proving itself not only rugged but also handy.

Host of features incorporated, great battery

Costly, bad speakerphone

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Christian Just Przemyslaw Szymanski (

Cat S61 im Test: Robustes Android mit Wärmebildkamera und Lasermessung


Gelb-schwarze Verpackung, robustes Gehäuse aus Metall und Kunststoff: Das „Caterpillar“ Cat S61 ist ein Smartphone wie ein Bagger! Schafft das Handy auch so viel? Der Test.

Robust ; Wasserdicht bis 3 Meter Tiefe ; Hochwertige Wärmebildkamera von Flir ; Laser-Entfernungsmessung ; Ordentliche Kamera

Klobig ; Niedriges Arbeitstempo

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Nicolas Lellouche (

Test du Caterpillar Cat S61 : le smartphone tout-terrain qui a plus d'un tour dans son sac


Avec sa caméra thermique, son télémètre laser et son capteur de qualité d'air, le Cat S61 ne ressemble à aucun autre smartphone. Le dernier appareil de Caterpillar vaut-il le détour ?

Une des meilleures autonomies du marché ; Un smartphone très solide ; Des capteurs de mesure intéressants assez précis

Beaucoup trop encombrant ; Fonctions de mesure non ergonomiques ; Prix élevé

Ce n’est pas pour ses outils de mesure que nous vous recommandons le Cat S61. Si ceux-ci sont intéressants et relativement précis, Caterpillar livre ici plus des gadgets sophistiqués que de véritables instruments de chantier. Bien sûr, ils peuvent...

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Florian Wimmer (

Kort testrapport CAT S61 Smartphone


Multi-functional. De robuuste CAT S61 spreekt iedereen tegen die zegt dat er geen innovaties op de smartphonemarkt zijn. Met de ingebouwde warmtebeeldcamera, een laserafstandsmaat en de automatische meting van de luchtkwaliteit binnenshuis, zijn de...

uitgebreide en praktische speciale functies ; robuuste, goed beschermde behuizing ; redelijk nauwkeurige GPS ; goede batterijlevensduur ; zeer helder beeldscherm ; goede prestaties ; fatsoenlijke camera's

alleen het geld waard als je de speciale functies gebruikt ; zwaar ; lage kleurnauwkeurigheid van het beeldscherm

Voor het volledige, Engelse testrapport, klik hier.Iedereen die wordt aangetrokken door laserafstandsmeting, luchtkwaliteitsmeting en een warmtebeeldcamera, krijgt met de CAT S61 een veelzijdig stuk gereedschap in handen.

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Florian Wimmer (

Recensione dello Smartphone CAT S61


Multi-funzione Il robusto CAT S61 smentisce tutti coloro che dicono che non ci sono innovazioni nel mercato degli smartphone. Tuttavia, con la termocamera integrata, una misurazione laser della distanza e la misurazione automatica della qualità...

funzioni speciali complete e pratiche ; case robusto e ben protetto ; GPS abbastanza preciso ; Elevata durata della batteria ; display molto luminoso ; buone prestazioni ; fotocamere decenti

vale il suo prezzo solo se si utilizzano le funzioni speciali ; case pesante ; display con bassa precisione del colore

Il CAT S61 è naturalmente uno specialista. Con il suo esterno massiccio e le funzionalità aggiuntive molto specifiche, non è davvero uno smartphone per tutti. Ma chiunque utilizzi spesso una termocamera potrebbe apprezzare la soluzione integrata. Anche...

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Florian Wimmer (

Breve Análise do Smartphone CAT S61


Multi-functional. O robusto CAT S61 coloca todos aqueles que dizem que não há inovações no mercado de smartphones em vergonha. No entanto, com a câmera de imagem térmica integrada, um medidor de distância a laser e a medição automática da qualidade do...

Funções especiais abrangentes e práticas ; Carcaça robusta e bem protegida ; GPS bastante preciso ; Ótima duração da bateria ; Tela muito brilhante ; Bom desempenho ; Boas câmeras

Só vale o seu preço se você usar as funções especiais ; Carcaça pesada ; Tela com baixa precisão de cor

O CAT S61 é, naturalmente, um especialista. Com seu exterior robusto e as funcionalidades adicionais muito específicas, não é realmente um smartphone para qualquer um. Mas quem geralmente usa uma câmera de imagem térmica pode aproveitar a solução...

Oct, 2018

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:4500
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (3G):888
Talk time (3G):35
Wireless Charging:N

Call management

Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y


Auto Focus:Y
Flash type:LED
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Front camera type:Single camera
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear camera flash:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):16
Rear camera type:Single camera
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:2160p


Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP69
Product colour:Black
Protection features:Crash proof, Dust resistant, Shock resistant, Waterproof / Dust resistant, Shock resistant, Waterproof


Display diagonal:13.2
Display glass type:Gorilla Glass
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1080 x 1920 / 1920 x 1080
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor:Y
Screen shape:Flat
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Ambient light sensor:Y
Proximity sensor:Y


Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y


Audio formats supported:AAC,AAC+,AMR-NB,AMR-WB,WAV
FM radio:Y


Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Electronic compass:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS):Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:GSM
3G bands supported:850,900,1700,1900,2100
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth version:5.0
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other features

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB / USB Type-C
Quick start guide:Y


Flight mode:Y
Microphone mute:Y
Military standard:MIL-STD-810G
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Quick Charge:Y
Support for contact groups:Y
USB On-The-Go support:Y

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y


Processor Cores:8
Processor family:QUALCOMM
Processor frequency:2.2
Processor Model:SD630


Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:8.1 / Oreo


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:64
Maximum memory card size:2048
RAM capacity:4
USB mass storage:Y


Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12 / 13
Height :156.9 / 163
Width:75.8 / 78