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.
That is NOT fullhd and 60 fps camera, that is only 720p and 30 fps. Look at the cat website. + i own this phone.
Rugged phone brought from UK, but bad hardware, it hangs, and calling voice gets very low when in low signal area, I would prefer Nokia 1100 to cat s40 100 time cheaper
biniciolaloma@Gmail., 07 May 2016dual SIM yes or notDual sim is a must for me
. works sweet. No trouble at all.
i like this phone..howeve i want to knwo where can i take it for repaires whenever it get damaged in anyway..
No inductive charging like the S50 but the phone is very laggey the S30 is a much better bet
i have sent 4 S40's back because of the unusable performance
does it support wireles charging and what charger should i choose, if it does?