Reviews and Problems with Caterpillar B15 / CAT B15
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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.
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
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?
Excerpt: You probably know Cat or Caterpillar as the guys in yellow and black, makers of construction equipment and those boots the cool kids were wearing for a little while. Now you can add smartphones to that list, thanks to the Cat B15.
Summary: Für ein Outdoor-Smartphone liegt das CAT B15Q angenehm in der Hand. Mit der fast neuesten Android-Version lässt es so gut wie alle seine direkten Konkurrenten alt aussehen, auch die Hardware reicht für die meisten Anwendungen völlig aus. Sie und das kleine, nicht besonders leuchtstarke Display sorgen wiederum für eine vergleichsweise lange Akkulaufzeit. Auch mit Mankos ist das B15Q das derzeit ausgewogenste Outdoor-Smartphone.