Just got this S52 and it's class - like a rugged version of an . Unlike some of their more exuberant phones, CAT/Bullitt have gone for a professional looking and feeling device where everything just works well, and in the first week I've used all the features and had no glitches or issues. The android experience is smooth as butter with a haptic motor and loudspeaker that will make the room shake! Features like the notification LED, night light and FM radio are touches of charm and class and bring more to the experience for me than an extra camera lens or fancy notched screen ever would. The hotspot seems powerful enough, the battery lasts well because of the 11nm processor and 720p display - I can't notice any blurriness. There is minimal battery drain when the phone is idle and it charges quickly. It's just a relief to have a phone that feels modern, reliable and like it won't break. They've done an amazing job with design, it's reassuringly chunky but is really beautiful with its curved metal edges and flush transitions - the photos don't do it justice. I personally prefer a top mounted headphone jack so I can hold my phone while I'm listening to music. It's good how the buttons are all on the right side so you can prop the phone on its other edge when using the cameras. I didn't expect to like a rear fingerprint sensor but that gives the finger somewhere to rest, and reduces the risk of dropping the phone even more. They've future proofed the hardware with Gorilla Glass 6 and 4GB RAM too. I hope the device holds up over time and I haven't jinxed this with such a positive review, but first impressions are really good and they do offer a decent warranty. I think they've prioritised all the right things to bring a quality rugged device at a reasonable price and I can't recommend this enough.
chuck, 02 Mar 2020it must be. look at that tiny battery. Hello sir.It's not a joke and the battery last at least 1.5 days,because the mediatek p35 processor is very efficent,and did not consume so much battery.I have the Cat S52 from 1 week now and i could tell that it's a great phone.Thank you.
Don‘t trust the videos! The Cat S52 does not take water easily.
I took my Cat S52 to the pool to take photos. I had wet hands, and water got splashed on it once (so immersed in water for maybe 1 second), but I of course held the phone above the water. I believed the description that the phone „can handle immersion in water to 1.5m depth for up to 35 minutes“ so I thought it would be fine to be in humid environment. Well the loudspeaker on the phone stopped functioning and didn‘t work for 12 hours. I couldn‘t make phonecalls (and of course not play music and such) because I couldn‘t hear the person on the other end. When I said to the seller (that specializes in rugged phones, and sold the phone personally to me) that this phone was faulty and I wanted a new one he said that this was normal, I should open the sim slot and let it dry well out, and then stay away from water. That nobody would replace the phone because of this. When I said „But what about it laying in the mud in the videos“ he bluntly said „It‘s salesmanship“.
chicken, 02 Feb 2020bro, is dis some type of joke??? 580 usd for a mediatek chipset WTFFFFF??it must be. look at that tiny battery.
bro, is dis some type of joke??? 580 usd for a mediatek chipset WTFFFFF??
Cat S52 LED, 23 Dec 2019Hello, It is only me having an issue with the LED notifying about the missed call? When I ge... moreI have the same issue and can't find where to set it up (if it is). Have you solved this?
It is only me having an issue with the LED notifying about the missed call? When I get a message, it is flashing blue, but it does not indicate the missed call.
Bob , 20 Nov 2019How is that phone rugged? Do you even understand what the word means? Do you? Please read the spec and test results dude.
Adul Al Salami Kebab, 20 Nov 2019But that brand comes with Trojans pre-installed... x-xReally? Please explain and cite sources.
Adul Al Salami Kebab, 20 Nov 2019But that brand comes with Trojans pre-installed... x-xAmen and warranty in China, good luck
GeorgeBoricean, 19 Nov 2019For that you get a Moto Z2 Force and it's way more rugged, fast, better in every way than this crap.How is that phone rugged? Do you even understand what the word means?
Mario, 09 Nov 2019Why it comes with too small battery? it should be 5000mAh.It should be fine with the 3500mAh since it has a very power-efficient chip. c:
Seems like the Samsung Galaxy Active series seems better. 500€ is very, very pricey despite its ruggedness
500 EUR for this trash? Doogee S65 Pro is also rugged and powerful at around 200USD. Doogee S95 Pro with complete set of extra Battery, game pad and stereo speaker add-on is only around 490USD.
Dave, 14 Nov 2019You guys asking for a massive battery... You realise how thick the phone would be, right? The ... moreFor that you get a Moto Z2 Force and it's way more rugged, fast, better in every way than this crap.