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Caterpillar B15 / CAT B15

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CAT B15 Ultra Rugged Smartphone Review and Giveaway

22 March 2014
  • Summary: For those with an active lifestyle, or for enterprise-class ruggedization, buy it. CAT’s B15 smartphone offers good-enough performance and fantastic design for a low price.
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Caterpillar CAT B15 – the rugged smartphone you know you can trust

9 June 2013
  • Conclusion: The Caterpillar B15 is already shipping and it costs a cool $435 to buy – unlocked, without a contract. It’s a pretty high price, actually, but you are getting a rugged smartphone from a well-known brand, so if you think you’re going to need it or you just find yourself constantly breaking your phones, you might want to take a look at it.
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Overall 4

CAT B15 Review: The durable smartphone with nine lives

Know Your Mobile
28 November 2014
  • Summary: The CAT B15 is a perfect fit for someone with an active lifestyle or a job working on a construction site if durability is your one and only concern. The CAT B15 stands out from other durable phones because of its touch-based smartphone functionality, making it a good option for those in fieldwork. However, other smartphone buyers might prefer a handset that looks nicer, with improved performance, connectivity and camera capabilities.
  • Pros: Durable, water, dust and shock proof, expandable storage
  • Cons: Bulky, no 4G, dim screen with muted colors, low quality camera, low-power processor
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MWC: Caterpillar Cat B15

14 April 2014
  • Excerpt: The Cat B15 is designed to challenge handsets like the Samsung Galaxy Xcover with its protection against the elements including dust, scratches and especially water.
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Overall 6


21 March 2014
  • Excerpt: The makers of Caterpillar have crossed over from construction equipment to smartphones with their release of the CAT B15 . Like most Caterpillar machines, the CAT B15 is an especially rugged device and comes with IP6 and IP7 certification. This means that the phone is waterproof up to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes, completely dust-proof and can survive drops of up to 1.8 meters onto concrete.
  • Pros: Water-resistant, dust-proof, survives drops of up to 1.8 meters, Wet finger tracking display, Good battery life
  • Cons: Mediocre display with bad viewing angles, Lag when using processor intensive apps, Battery cover and battery pops out when dropped, Small internal storage
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Cat B15

26 October 2013
  • Excerpt: CATERPILLAR isn't a big name in the smartphone industry, but it does have a niche audience - those living outdoor lifestyles or with heavy-duty jobs who want a smartphone that can survive the elements and one that will match their tractor or digger.
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Overall 7

Expert Review

29 September 2013
  • Summary: You might be more familiar with seeing the Cat logo plastered across building sites, on diggers and machinery with the recognisable black and yellow branding. However, Cat has started to break into the mobile phone arena by offering a range of rugged smartphones for use by, well, anyone who has a tendency to drop, dunk, or scratch their phones on a regular basis. Hands on YouTube video of the Cat B15: ​ So how sturdy will the Cat B15 be when put to the test?
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Cat B15 review

TechRadar UK
21 May 2013
  • Summary: The brand that made your boots has a new Android phone
  • Pros: Durable, MicroSD support, Surprisingly good looking, Waterproof
  • Cons: Weak processor, Low-end camera, Just 3G
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Cat B15 Review

8 May 2013
  • Excerpt: It’s a sad fact that, if you choose to go for a traditional “tough” or “rugged” phone, people have often pointed and laughed at you.
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Overall 6


Trusted Reviews
11 April 2013
  • Summary: The Cat B15 tough Android smartphone makes you feel just a little bit more macho.
  • Pros: Looks good for a ruggedized phone, Dust, water and drop proof, Dual SIM support
  • Cons: Fairly expensive, Middling spec, Battery sometimes pops out when it's dropped
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