Chronic failures in landscape mode. Camera rarely takes a photo over 2mb. NOTcompatible with MHL... you cant show anyone photos on a smart TV. i dropped it 32" from my desk, it hit the charger and put 2 cracks on the screen. I give the phone 1 star at best considering price. I find increasingly that manufacturers are prejudiced towards landscape mode. All should be forced to watch all their movies in portrait mode. Maybe in 20 yrs smart phones will actually be smart... but probably unlikely with a cloud overhead.
i have this phone. it is so slow because of 1gb ram. Dont buy this phone if you want to play more than 2 games because that phone start lagging and now i dont have any game but still that phone is lagging so much i need to restart my phone 4 timas a day! Dont buy this phone if you want that your phone is fast and going smoothly! (this phone is lagging and it's very slow! (it's my opinion)
I don't recognize myself in the negative experience described.
I've had CAT s40 with a SD 64 Gb card, for a year and it has been excellent.
Sure, I know it's not the latest android. I know it doesn't hold the best or latest specs.
But it works! Last summer I used it a as navigating tool while sailing regattas and fun sailing and it's been sprayed on by sea water more times than I can count. This winter I've used it daily skiing, in temperatures down to -17, and it has worked flawless. I have also lost it to the ground numerous time, and the screen has no scratch. I'm using an extra layer of armour shield on the screen just to be on the safe side. The case itself has only suffered one tiny scratch after all this abuse.
The problems I have encountered, however, are due to poorly made apps, that either take to much space or even makes the android system shut down. Once uninstalling these poorly made apps, everything has run smoothly again.
Don't remember the few that has caused an issue other than Adobe Lightroom that eats up an incredible amount of space cataloging your images. Even when uninstalled (after a backup) the catalogues had to be removed manually and took a lot of time. In retrospect I should have taken a backup of everything and reset to factory settings.
A perfect phone for me and my outdoor lifestyle.
It looks like a decent work phone. Had mine 2 hours and it froze on me. Have to keep holding the power key in till it restarts. Have to restart it every couple of hours now as it keeps locking up. Only extra apps I have is whatsapp and messenger. The same problems are happening with my work mates s40.. Pretty disappointed with this phone.
It's not a good phone i have many problems of software, and it's xpensive. don't buy
Without doubt, the worst and most unreliable phone I ever owned...and the most expensive phone I ever bought ...my next phone is back to a Moto G
CAT supposed to be a good brand. Reviews are tormenting. Maybe one is better off purchasing a Redmi 4A, total value for money and great specs. Ultra fast and certainly reliable
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.