Have had this phone for 2 days. It has froze at least 8 times already. Gonna call tech support Monday. It is very slow also. I hope there is a solution to these problems. I like the style of the phone.
I bought 2 cat S40 phones from Amazon. a year and few months later, the mics stopped working. I called the company for the repair and they mentioned it is out of warranty. I stated that I'm willing to pay for the replacement part but they refuse to support stating that this product discontinued - although they still sell it on their website and advise me to buy new one!
Bob, 21 Sep 2017I've used my S40 for 2 months now. It has a display and touch screen problems. When ever I'm c... morei have also experienced the same proble. it is becaus the charger is crappy. use a better power supply and cable.
I've used my S40 for 2 months now. It has a display and touch screen problems. When ever I'm charging my phone or using headphones, the display is going crazy clicking by itself, its even hard to type this comment. Im using original charger and JBL headphones.
Also the aluminum frame and caps are quite weak, as i dropped off my lap onto asphalt and it bent.
Anyone else know how i get my display back back normal?
Ed, 05 Apr 2017Had the CatS40 for 18months. Several kwerky faults which annoy during use. After several hangu... moreStill loving this one! really affordable; Sadly is no more convenient anymore Right now there is some models with waaay better specs on the market for a little extra... the agm a8; as example ( the guy below inspired me xD ) the x1 is my next target, tho.
Ryan, 26 Feb 2017I have owned this phone for about a year and a half now, and it an absolute piece of garbage. ... more+1 to that. Price/performance is garbage, could have gotten a Samsung A3 and Aliexpressed a case. It even lags as I write this comment, christ...
Had the CatS40 for 18months. Several kwerky faults which annoy during use. After several hangups in last few months -self shut-downs after plugging in charger etc. Also phone often was 'shut down' when removed from pocket to make call. Have followed instructions from Bullitt and done factory reset 3 times since Xmas. Phone is now in with vendor for 2nd time in 2 months. Like the robust features and twin SIM but what good is all that when the phone is unreliable/lives it's own life? Would be a great product if it worked properly.
I have used S40 for 1 and half year now never give much problems only today that the phone screen pop up (DC check mode) when I was charging, currently I can't switch it on, only the white back ground and the CAT logo is displaying on it.
Can somebody help me to solve this problem.
I have owned this phone for about a year and a half now, and it an absolute piece of garbage.
I have had nothing but issues with this phone. Apps from the google play app store just dont function properly on it. It freezes all the time and has constant trouble finding gps.
The only upside to it is that yes, It is very durable. I have dropped it many times and it hasn't shattered yet, however, this rugged reliability is useless when the hardware/software is completely unreliable to begin with.
Never buy a CAT phone....ever!
Have it for almost 10 months now :
PROS: Battery life is decent - Waterproofing is great - Quick start yellow button very handy - Virtually indestructible - Charges relatively fast - Very stable (Almost no need to restart at all) - dual sim feature is great - flashlight is good
CONS: Response often very slow (especially in cold weather) - Sometimes it is very sensitive to touch, while scrolling through contacts it dials numbers by itself in the background
Conclusion :This is a very reliable, worry-free rugged phone which withstands all the elements. It will give you a hard time if you do a lot of browsing and scrolling through pages due to the response time (I use it's tethering option to browse on my galaxy tab). I think it has difficulties in differentiating short and long screen touches). However being all year round in the mountains I am more than satisfied with this phone and I highly recommend it to active people.
Have S40 for 9 months now. On average not a bad product. Tow problems: - 1> sometimes it dial contact numbers by itself, 2> Battery lasts about 4 hours from fully charged.
Hi, yes, just bought and S40 and it has a default flashlight.
S40 have flashlight or not?
It is very important for my job.
I have read some test that s30 have flashlight and s40 not.
Phone works great for me in the irrigation field. Only problem is the answering part sometimes I have to lock and unlock it to answer a call. All and all quite a nice work phone. Had it for 6 months and no problems thus far.
Quality of the camera is so poor, dialler is hanging many times, sometimes opening the apps by itself, if u make passcode most of the time u can't answer the call u have to press the power button two times so u can answer, the sim cards drawer is so weak, two silver frames on the front side will be lost immediately.
Anonymous, 29 Sep 2016i work out in the African bush. Phone is doing fine for me. have dropped it and tried to drown... moreYou probably have some app doing things in the background, I guess your battery also lasts les long?
i work out in the African bush. Phone is doing fine for me. have dropped it and tried to drown it a few times. absolutely great. some funny software jumping around. it has started to overheat lately. an ideas as to what causes that.