New CAT S31 and S41 smartphones, the toughest phones for demanding users

When we decide on buy a smartphone or another, we always usually consider the resistance of it. Obviously paying the prices that manufacturers are setting lately makes us fear about possible accidents that could cause our devices to end up being damaged, and obviously without guarantee.

Due to these problems, there is a market for devices classified as resistant, a resistance to the test of everything that will make them resistant to any accident we may have. Today we bring you some of the most resistant, the CAT smartphones that see their range of devices renewed so that demanding people can satisfy their desire to buy something useful and resistant. After the jump we give you all the details of the new CAT S31 and CAT S41, one of the most resistant devices on the market under the CAT guarantee, the Leading manufacturer of professional construction tools and industrial equipment.

As you have seen, we are facing very special smartphonesFrom my point of view they are not smartphones for a «normal» user, understood as normal as the user who is not constantly in scenarios in which the smartphone can be exposed to dangers. You can see it in the previous video, there is no CAT smartphone on a table in a cafeteria, or in a subway car (although it must be said that this can be quite dangerous), CAT are in the field, in the mountains, in works….

CAT S41, the rugged mid-range

Focusing on the two new models presented, it must be said that without taking into account the CAT S60 presented a few months ago (the famous model with thermal camera), this S41 comes to replace the old S40 and thus occupy the mid-range of smartphones from the company: the S60 would be the high-end, the S41 the mid-range, and the S31 the low-end. A CAT S41 with IP68 certification, all its connectors are waterproof And although everything is protected by plastic caps, this is to prevent difficult-to-remove fluids from remaining inside the device. 

A fairly powerful Smartphone with a processor MTK P20 MT6757 2,3 GHz octa-core, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. A brain that is sustained by Android Nougat and according to what they told us, they hope that it can continue to be updated without problems to the next versions of the Android operating system. Screen of 5 inches with Gorilla Glass 5, and according to what they told us, it is tested with falls of 1.8 meters on concrete. It must be said that yes, it is a very resistant smartphone (resistant to falls, resistant to water, resistant to fluids ...) but I would say that if you want to break it you will break it, that is, it is resistant to everyday accidents, obviously by being built in plastics will be more resistant than an iPhone with glass covers.

Without a doubt, one of the most interesting things about this CAT S41 is the possibility of using the 5000 mAh battery to be able to charge other devices (with the possibility of using a fast charge by putting the S41 in sleep mode), that is, use the CAT S41 as a powerbank for other devicesSomething useful but from my point of view not very useful (worth the redundancy), I think that in the end tying ourselves with a cable to another device to charge it is counterproductive.

CAT S31, cheaper with practically the same characteristics

Changing the model, we focus on the CAT S31, a smartphone with which we would classify it in the low range of CAT, yes, it has practically similar characteristics to its older brother the CAT S41 at a lower price. This CAT S31 has a display of 4,7 inches protected by Gorilla Glass 3 although they tell us that it is also tested against falls of more than one and a half meters (has the same resistance certification as the S41). They have fitted a processor Qualcomm Snapdragon de quad core at 1,3 GHz, accompanied by 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB internal storage. Yes, worse features but in the end you are going to use this device for what you are going to use it for, for dangerous situations, so I feel like it more if you are looking for a resistant smartphone.

Do I buy the CAT S31 or S41?

To the golden question about whether to buy or not the new CAT S31 or S41, my answer is that it depends, it depends on many things. We are facing devices that are not priced too high (384 euros for CAT S41 and 329 euros for CAT S31), something that can make them palatable obviously, but we also have to take into account the circumstances that each one of us has. I think it is a good device for anyone who can use them in their work, jobs that, as we said, pose a danger to our devices, CAT is a reference brand, and you will have resistant devices.

The CAT S31 and S41 are some of the toughest devices on the market (without thinking of driving a truck over them) and they are a good option if you are thinking of a resistant device, otherwise, you will end up buying any other best-selling device. Amazon and MediaMarkt are the official distributors and they will arrive in our country in the coming months, so you know, assess characteristics and needs.


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