7.5/10
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The CAT S41 currently has an Informr score of 7.5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 10 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.3 GHz
Screen Size
5"
Camera
13+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Notebookcheck

The CAT S41 is not only equipped to protect from outside harm but also offers a good system performance that can keep up on the level of most mid-range smartphones.

- Mike Wobker, Notebookcheck
Techaeris

The CAT S41 isn’t for everyone and isn’t a phone for the average consumer.  What it has going for it is it’s a functional and rugged tool that is meant to be used and can be abused. Buyers seeking those attributes will love this phone.

- Alex Hernandez, Techaeris
ZDNet

The Cat S41 rugged smartphone is designed for a particular field worker or adventuresome person and it is not for everyone.

- Matthew Miller, ZDNet
Android Authority

Wildly rugged option for a small niche of users.

- David Imel, Android Authority
TrustedReviews

If you're a self employed handy-person or extreme-sports enthusiast in need of a rugged smartphone, the CAT S41 is a great choice. Featuring a robust, albeit chunky build and offering excellent battery life and a pleasingly bloatware-free Android install, the CAT S41 is one of the best ruggedised ph...

- Alastair Stevenson, TrustedReviews


Prices (Where to Buy)




Common Questions


Caterpillar released the CAT S41 on August 31, 2017.


CAT S41 prices will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. Caterpillar's suggested retail price is $329.00. You can compare CAT S41 prices from around the web here on The Informr.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the CAT S41 user manual here.


Caterpillar backs up the CAT S41 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your CAT S41 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Caterpillar support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Caterpillar's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
5"

The CAT S41's screen size is 5 inches with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.3 GHz

There is a MediaTek Helio P20 MT6757 Octa core 2.3 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 7.0 Nougat operating system (OS).

Camera
13+ MP

You can take photos with the phone's onboard 13+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 8+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
32 GB

Internal memory is 32 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
5000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 5000 mAh battery. Caterpillar's performance ratings are 2280 minutes.

CAT S41 Specs

Overview
Release date August 31, 2017
Regions available USA, UK
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
LTE:
1700/1900/700/850 /2600 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
variations
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 7.0 Nougat

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Processor MediaTek Helio P20 MT6757 Octa core 2.3 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 32 GB
RAM 3 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.97 W/kg
Body: 0.97 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 5000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Up to: 919 minutes
Talk Time Up to: 2280 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 44 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.2 x 7.5 x 1.3 cm (6 x 3 x 0.5 in)
Weight 218 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Waterproof
Rugged design Yes
IP Rating IP 68
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel density 441 pixels
Size 5 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, Wet finger and glove friendly screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) Yes
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 2.2
Resolution
13+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Geotagging, Panorama, Self-timer, Phase detection
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, FLV
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, MP4, M4A, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, FLV, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder No
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments

Also available in dual SIM variant.

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Critic Reviews


Notebookcheck

Ready for any challenge

from Notebookcheck

The CAT S41 is not only equipped to protect from outside harm but also offers a good system performance that can keep up on the level of most mid-range smartphones.

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The CAT S41 is not only equipped to protect from outside harm but also offers a good system performance that can keep up on the level of most mid-range smartphones.

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Techaeris

For users working in extreme conditions

from Techaeris

The CAT S41 isn’t for everyone and isn’t a phone for the average consumer.  What it has going for it is it’s a functional and rugged tool that is meant to be used and can be abused. Buyers seeking those attributes will love this phone.

Read full review

The CAT S41 isn’t for everyone and isn’t a phone for the average consumer.  What it has going for it is it’s a functional and rugged tool that is meant to be used and can be abused. Buyers seeking those attributes will love this phone.

Read full review

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ZDNet

Built to survive tough environments

from ZDNet

The Cat S41 rugged smartphone is designed for a particular field worker or adventuresome person and it is not for everyone.

Read full review

The Cat S41 rugged smartphone is designed for a particular field worker or adventuresome person and it is not for everyone.

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Android Authority

Truly a niche device

from Android Authority

The CAT S41 is a good option for those who value ruggedness over all else, though it might fall short in too many areas for the average user.

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The CAT S41 is a good option for those who value ruggedness over all else, though it might fall short in too many areas for the average user.

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TrustedReviews

A solid choice for anyone on the market for a rugged smartphone

from TrustedReviews

If you're a self employed handy-person or extreme-sports enthusiast in need of a rugged smartphone, the CAT S41 is a great choice. Featuring a robust, albeit chunky build and offering excellent battery life and a pleasingly bloatware-free Android install, the CAT S41 is one of the best ruggedised phones to arrive this year.

Read full review

If you're a self employed handy-person or extreme-sports enthusiast in need of a rugged smartphone, the CAT S41 is a great choice. Featuring a robust, albeit chunky build and offering excellent battery life and a pleasingly bloatware-free Android install, the CAT S41 is one of the best ruggedised phones to arrive this year.

Read full review

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The Gadgeteer

This phone knocks it out of the park

from The Gadgeteer

This is the first phone I've used that could actually be a contender for the slot in my pocket. Most days, I don't need anything this rugged, or with this much battery life, though. If your mileage varies, I recommend it! At $449.00, it's not a bad value.

Read full review

This is the first phone I've used that could actually be a contender for the slot in my pocket. Most days, I don't need anything this rugged, or with this much battery life, though. If your mileage varies, I recommend it! At $449.00, it's not a bad value.

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Digital Trends

Might be a better shovel than a phone

from Digital Trends

The Cat S41 is simply too expensive for what it offers. Your phone will be able to suffer multiple drops and will get amazing battery life, but you’ll have to suffer through average performance, a near-worthless camera, and boring design.

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The Cat S41 is simply too expensive for what it offers. Your phone will be able to suffer multiple drops and will get amazing battery life, but you’ll have to suffer through average performance, a near-worthless camera, and boring design.

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Android Headlines

Rugged with an integrated power bank

from Android Headlines

If you're in need of a rugged smartphone that can withstand plenty of tough situations and take a little damage here and there, and has an IP68 rating against dust and water, then it's hard not to recommend this device.

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If you're in need of a rugged smartphone that can withstand plenty of tough situations and take a little damage here and there, and has an IP68 rating against dust and water, then it's hard not to recommend this device.

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Tom's Guide

The phone endures, the camera does not

from Tom's Guide

The Cat S41 is ideal for those who demand the utmost durability, at nearly half the cost of the Galaxy S8 Active. But the S41's camera and just average performance spoil the package.
$449.99 Catphones

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The Cat S41 is ideal for those who demand the utmost durability, at nearly half the cost of the Galaxy S8 Active. But the S41's camera and just average performance spoil the package.
$449.99 Catphones

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TechRadar

A rugged smartphone that delivers the goods and then some

from TechRadar

The Cat S41 has hit a sweet spot by going after an audience who will know about the brand, and are likely to request VAT refunds and look for a solid aftersales service – which similarly priced Chinese-sourced rivals won't be able to match on either count.

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The Cat S41 has hit a sweet spot by going after an audience who will know about the brand, and are likely to request VAT refunds and look for a solid aftersales service – which similarly priced Chinese-sourced rivals won't be able to match on either count.

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