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...
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.
Pros: Durable, water, dust and shock proof, expandable storage
Cons: Bulky, no 4G, dim screen with muted colors, low quality camera, low-power processor
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.
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
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...