Rich, 19 Feb 2015Well peep that own this phone will know what I'm talking- sim and sd slot is a biggest joke!!!... moreI solved the sim/sd hatch issue with a small piece of isolation tape. That hatch is a joke! Also som bugs in settings when set to my native language, but I can live with that. The pre-installed google-camera APP is poor. Camera works better with other apps.
Design is cool, operations are smooth, wifi is excellent, gsm connection is supreme. Love that Android OS is almost untouched!
But Bullit Mobile (whoom actually made the phone) should feel pretty embarrassed by that sim/sd hatch!!
Worst phone I ever had!
I like durable models (Sony Xperia go, Samsung B2100 Xplorer, Nokia 5140i etc.) and I am ready because of it to endure some minor inconvenience in using of such phones, but CAT S50 is beyond any criticism!!!
I ordered this phone and have had it for about 2 weeks now. I bragged so much about it to my fellow active duty military people. Now I want to give it away. The tabs that should keep the ports sealed are not that great, they seem to not seat properly. The time has changed for no reason and I cannot change it. I got up late because the alarm did not sound and when I notice the phone's time, it said the time was 20:40 on the 6th day of February when actually it was 0600 February 20. I've tried to correct this issue and have not figured it out. The world time is correct. I'm in Florida and it is set for eastern time so I don't know what else to do to fix this. Huge disappointment.
Well peep that own this phone will know what I'm talking- sim and sd slot is a biggest joke!!! CAT you have to fire whole test management team! Basically phone ruggedness is useless because after smallest drop it almost pops out! I'M SURE WATER WILL COME INTO THIS PHONE. And I mean droping phone from your trousers pocket onto carpet not droping from five store BUILDING on concrete. Camera - also makes me laugh but I don't care about camera, this phone was build for other purposes but sadly CAT you have to recall all phones and build phone that does what you claim it does or change this slot closing design. If you ask me - buy this phone - no way! Idea of this phone is brilliant - size, looks and rest are good but because of this slot closing problem I simply afraid to drop into watter, it must not be like that. P. S noticed a lot of complains about sd card not working but on my phone sd card 64 GB class 10 works no problem.
In reply to all the below as yet I still can't find a file manager that actually lets me transfer photos to the SD card. The SD card works fine in other devices and I can still import photos to the phone from the SD card but there is no exporting option within android or any of the file managers. So for example when I follow another person doing it on their Samsung the process is the same obviously but when it comes to actually moving the files there is no button to do it where there is on other devices. Strange to say but the 'area' where the transfer button is or should be is there but the actual button isn't almost as if there is a block.
thisorthat, 25 Jan 2015I am an avid Apple fan and was looking to upgrade to their most recent product but decided as ... moreI don't own this phone, but I owned several other Android phones.
While it's true you can move apps to SD only from some phones, I haven't found any phone where you can't move images and other files to the SD. If there is no file manager installed by default, you can download one from the Play Store. My personal favorite is "Total Commander", but it might be a bit geeky for some
thisorthat, 25 Jan 2015I am an avid Apple fan and was looking to upgrade to their most recent product but decided as ... moreTry to go to Settings, than Storage. In there should be Default write disk option :) By the way - you can try File Expert file manager.
thisorthat, 25 Jan 2015I am an avid Apple fan and was looking to upgrade to their most recent product but decided as ... moreNo you can't, regardless of the phone. It's a limitation set to Android phones from 4.2 onwards, and you have to root your phone and do some tweaks to make saving apps to SD a possibility.
thisorthat, 25 Jan 2015I am an avid Apple fan and was looking to upgrade to their most recent product but decided as ... moreIts not the phones fault, its because the os, android kitkat does not allow it. Maybe there will be an update to lollipop... Or root
I am an avid Apple fan and was looking to upgrade to their most recent product but decided as it wasn't much different to the last product I would look elsewhere for my next phone and ended up with the CAT S50.
Personally I think it is a great phone. Its lovely in the hand, very good looking, and light but strong. This is my first android phone and I am very pleased with how user friendly it is as well and android is android so I donít feel I need to comment on the operating system particularly. The phone is quick and I have no problems with uploading / downloading and the in app speed and swiftness of the phone is brilliant. The camera is not amazing but this is my phone not my camera so for those general quick photos on a day to day basis the camera is more that adequate. The screen is good and the variable brightness works absolutely fine. The Qi Wireless charging is great and I suffer no problems with that and in truth the battery on it is brilliant. I have had just over 3 days on one charge with normal usage which I think is great.
My only annoyance is the memory. The phone comes with only 8GB of memory which leaves in real terms only about 4 ½ GB left. Thankfully there is space though for a microSD card which can expand the memory up to 64GB... Unfortunately though after buying a new SD card I have found that you canít actually use it. So for example I have a 32GB SD card installed, the phone recognises it but there is no way to move apps or photos to the SD card. Unlike other android devices where you can download some stuff straight to the SD card or have photo/video settings set that all photos or videos go straight to the SD card freeing the phone itself up. This is not an option on this phone, I have tried various file manager apps as well and none of those seem to be able to do it either. This bugs me as part of the selling point which attracted me was a new phone with potential 64GB of memory. But this isnít the case. Would I have still got the phone if I knew this in advance? Probably not. But now owning the phone I sit on the fence with it. I really like the phone I do think its great... 8GB is not enough for me and I wish the microSD card could actually be used easily on the phone like other devices. If anyone has a clue on how to fix this issue by all means let me know.
That is all.
I got my phone from cyprus and after 6 days the screen is not working it just shows black. Said to managers in pafos that the phone has a problem and they said we will take to get fixed and it will take they thing 5 days .Ithink caterpillar has to give me a new phone
Anonymous, 15 Jan 2015Has any owner of this phone had luck with the microSD reading? Any type and size? Thanks Android 4.4.2 dont let you use microSD.
Has any owner of this phone had luck with the microSD reading? Any type and size?
Has anyone tried the QI wireless charging option. Im considering buying a charge pad but dont want to waste money. Im a bit worried that the charge flap is eventually going to break, then the phone is no longer water/dust proof(one of the reasons I bought it)
I like the phone. My biggest complaint is the micro SD. I tried a sandisk 8gb didn't see it. Formatted it still no. Tried a generic 512k card and it would tell me that it was removed unexpectedly.
Tech support was no help, just gave the turn on/turn off blah blah. One more small thing is that the buttons are almost flush with the phone and is symmetrical, so its hard to figure which way is up, unless it doesn't matter. Stillnlike the phone even with these flaws. Midwest US location.
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