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CAT S42 (2020) review

Android OS v10.0
Mediatek MT6761D
PowerVR GE8300
3 GB / 32 GB
5.5 inches (720 x 1440 px)
13 MP, 4160 x 3120 px, autofocus

CAT announced the launch of the S42 smartphone in 2020. The manufacturer is offering the CAT S42 phone with 5.5 inches display, Mediatek MT6761D chipset, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage.

The CAT S42 comes with Android OS v10.0 out of the box, and a Li-Ion 4200 mAh, non-removable battery. The 5.5 inches phone comes with IPS display (720 x 1440 px). The IPS display provides enhanced features, such as optimal viewing angles, color accuracy, invariable color reproduction and better power consumption.

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CAT S42 specifications

BrandCAT
NameS42
ModelS42
Release date2020

Body

The weight of CAT S42 is about 7.76 oz with battery, which is average compared to most of the smartphones with same size. The dimensions of this CAT phone are average (6.35 x 3.04 x 0.5 inches).

Weight7.76 oz
Dimensions6.35 x 3.04 x 0.5 inches
Colorsblack
SIM typeNano SIM

System

The CAT S42 comes with Android OS v10.0 out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS.

OS versionAndroid OS v10.0
SoCMediatek MT6761D
CPUQuad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUPowerVR GE8300

Display

The size of S42 screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. The 5.5 inches IPS display of CAT S42 with 720 x 1440 px resolution is multitouch capable.

Display typeIPS
Screen size5.5 inches
Resolution720 x 1440 px
Multitouch supportyes

Memory

The internal memory of CAT S42 (3 GB) cannot be expanded, but the internal storage (32 GB) can be expanded with a compatible microSD card.

RAM3 GB
Internal storage32 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

Camera

The camera of the S42 is equipped with autofocus. An autofocus (or AF) optical system uses a sensor, a control system and a motor to focus on an automatically or manually selected point or area. Very few Android cameras come without autofocus.

Selfie camera5 MP
Main camera13 MP, 4160 x 3120 px, autofocus
FlashLED

Connectivity

The CAT S42 supports 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE networks. This phone has a built-in GPS. GPS is a highly accurate navigation system using signals from satellites to determine a location on the Earth's surface, irrespective of weather conditions. Most phones have a GPS unit on board. The S42 comes with NFC (Near Field Communication) functionality. Near Field Communication (NFC) is a short-range wireless connectivity technology that makes life easier and more convenient for consumers around the world by making it simpler to make transactions, exchange digital content, and connect electronic devices with a touch. The S42 phone has built-in FM radio. The built-in FM Radio is great for listening to your favorite radio station.

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetoothv5.0, A2DP
GPSA-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, GALILEO
NFCyes
FM radioyes
USBmicroUSB 2.0, USB host
Headphone3.5 mm jack

Battery

The Li-Ion 4200 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The Li-ion is a low maintenance battery which offers high energy, is lightweight and does not require periodic full discharge. The battery of S42 isn't removable without voiding the warranty.

TypeLi-Ion 4200 mAh, non-removable

Features

Smartphones today come with a wealth of sensors to facilitate a better user experience. The accelerometer is a sensor that measures the tilting motion and orientation of the phone. This CAT phones comes with proximity sensor. This proximity sensor detects how close the phone is to an outside object, such as your ear. The Dual SIM capability of CAT S42 phone is ideal for businesses wishing to provide staff with a mobile device that can offer separate numbers and bills for both personal and business use. The S42 is a safe and durable IP68 dustproof and waterproof smartphone built for outdoor usage. This smartphone doesn't support fast charging technology.

Sensorsaccelerometer, compass, light, proximity
SpecialsDual SIM, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, Certified IP68 dustproof and waterproof
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The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the CAT S42, then don’t hesitate and signal the problem to us.

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