Caterpillar Cat S60 Review: Most rugged smartphone you can buy in India today

Caterpillar Cat S60 Review: Most rugged smartphone you can buy in India today

Hardware and Software: Entry-level hardware to get the basic jobs done

Once again Cat S60 does not come out as a high-end Android device when it comes to processing power and multitasking prowess. The smartphone is backed by a modest Snapdragon 617 CPU from Qualcomm which is paired with 3GB of RAM to handle multitasking. This is not a winning competition and does not yield best results while executing graphic intensive tasks such as gaming, video playback, photo editing, etc. Moreover, the smartphone also gets heat up while running strenuous tasks.

However, I did not face any performance issues while running the everyday tasks such as calling, Email, camera, social networking, casual gaming, etc. The best part, you don’t need to worry about the non-favourable weather conditions as smartphone can pretty handle anything.

One major contributing factor in making this entry-level hardware a good everyday performer is the underlying software. Cat S60 runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, which is not the latest mobile OS from Google but its near stock UI delivers a smooth and lag free user experience.

I did not come across any stutters or app crashes. The apps fire up instantly, except the thermal camera which takes a while due to extra processing requirements. The screen navigation, in-app experience, etc. are free of judders.

Cat S60 also comes pre-loaded with a number of useful apps such as OfficeSuite, AVG Antivirus, File Commander, etc. The preloaded Zello app works as a walkie-talkie to send voice messages over Wi-Fi or mobile data. Besides, the smartphone features a dedicated app- Hike for adventurers that offer…

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