My experienced with the S41 has been a mixed bag. The display was good. The phone was admirably durable. Overall size was good, especially considering the type of phone it is. Performance was hit and miss; as a smartphone it was respectable, but as a phone it did not have the best connectivity I've experienced. The camera is simply terrible, it has no redeeming features unfortunately. I purchased mine at preorder and got a year and a half out of it before it simply stopped working and stopped charging. Ultimately, I will not be replacing this phone with another S41 or likely another CAT.
Muna, 16 Mar 2019That's a good phone. I don't know what you are complain here.Maybe because you don't know to read ?
I complained about compass and GPS signal. Do I need to spell it for you ?
Well, I've had the phone since its launch and I'm quite pleased with it. But there has been some bad updated along the way, just last summer there was a update that made the phone crash when it had a SD-card inserted, and then some minor "downgrades" on the feature side before. Furthermore, I'm a bit disappointed about both the camera and the reception, which has been lacking somewhat in performance. Otherwise it has shown to be a perfectly good cellphone with a great battery time, bright screen and a tough construction!
Hi guys, is the only issue the OREO OS (android 8) experience, apart from that does it work fine ?
Disapointed in GPS signal quality, also that despite Helio P20 supporting Galileo, the CAT S41 does not show any Galileo satellites. Asked CAT support about it and they said that Galileo is not in phone specifications - useful, that.
Also the compass is completeley stuck now, doesn't even offset to 90 degreees error like before. Crap phone for geocaching.
Also the alarm rings on wrong time (basically 2-4 mins later). BT doesn't work well. Camera in Viber is lagging.
But I don't have problems with contacts.
After I have started to use Charger Tester app, I have no problems with charging (but I think the phone is charging about 2 times longer).
As much I am reading about cat phones, as much I find they all have software problems. CAT (company) should kick out the guy who is responsible for this! F**king HARD kick! :D
Atleti, 10 Feb 2019Solution to Android Auto connection problem under Oreo 1.- Turn on developer option. This is ... moreThe tips really work for me thank you ..the think is that you have to keep the little window .. or every time you want to used the app you must follow the steps again..hopefully will be resolve during the next update. Thank you again
with Android 8 Its a BLAST! (yes I know its a very slow phone), battery life went way up for me, can do 5 days no problem, yes its a tool, so short calls, calender, sms, no youtube or net browsing. with android 7 bluetooth drained around 80% of my battery when turned on, problem solved with A8.
Solution to Android Auto connection problem under Oreo
1.- Turn on developer option. This is how to do it.
a) Settings b) System c) About Phone
d) Hit several consecutive times on build number and you will have turn on the developer option.
2.- Now go back to Settings-System
Hit developer options
3.- Go to Simulate secondary displays
4.- Select 480 p.
5.- Exit settings
6.- Plug your phone into the usb connection of your car
It should be up and working.
7. Tl get rid of the little window on your phone, select None on Simulate secondary displays.
after installing this oreo thing, all calls are dropped and some Telkom mobile APN settings are deleted. Apps do not start normally. Device reboots itself. Some simcards do not register to their respective network providers.
Great Android 8 is on mine now!
and i dint even want it, because the ui is so goddamn slow!
and there is no way back?
great just efing great
CRUZ, 05 Feb 2019guys badly need help on this oreo update disaster. 1. contacts wont sync as all contacts wa... moreHave you all tried a factory reset? If you've lost your contacts etc then it won't hurt to do one anyway. You can restore from your latest backup.
guys badly need help on this oreo update disaster.
1. contacts wont sync as all contacts was wiped out after update
2. all messages are gone
3. home button does not work and the lower right button does not work aswell
4. notifications are not working
5. and bunch of other none working features after the update
first time to encounter such as disaster update.
CG, 04 Feb 2019DO NOT UPDATE CAT S41 TO OREO. You have been warned. Updated my Cat S41 to Oreo 8.0, phone no... moreSo many issues to list down. Below are the obvious
1. Contacts from Google account won't sync. Completely remove from. Pho e
2. Home and right corner button working
3. Notification not working
4. All messages are gone
DO NOT UPDATE CAT S41 TO OREO. You have been warned. Updated my Cat S41 to Oreo 8.0, phone now crashes when I plug it into my Pioneer SPH-DA230DAB vehicle stereo. Cannot get Android Audio to run on stereo screen. Updated firmware on the stereo and still the same. Initially started up in German and would boot up in German every time it was re-started even when I had installed English and deleted German language, as others are reporting, a factory reset solved this. Unable to sync calendar with Outlook. the list goes on...
Loaded latest Android update last night, 29th and restarted again today after adding second sim and my Cat s41 started up in Austrian German, seems to do that everytime now, then i have to return it to British english, ans set my fonts to large agai which it reverts to normal?
Bugs after upgrading to Oreo:
1. Wireless cannot reconnect after sleep sometimes, it's trying hard every known network in range and fails with "authentication error". Toggling ON/OFF doesn't help. Sometimes you need to restart to reconnect wireless.
2. Battery percent is not always correct when displaying the battery discharge graph, it's sometimes stuck to percent since last restart.
3. Google Search bar in home screen that cannot be removed or moved, and also DOESN'T WORK - no reaction to touch.