Absolute garbage. I will never buy anything that is called CAT again. During its 2 year warranty period it had already been replaced 3 times under warranty and is again at the service station. It is more like a piece of brick. It is hard to kill, but roughly that is all about it. If you want to use it as a phone to make phone calls you'd better buy almost anything else. After a few updates it starts overheating which kill something inside and then the phone starts rebooting randomly sometimes a dozen times a day. Unless you notice when it is happening you will not be able to receive calls. Insane. I want my money back! As soon as I get this piece of sh.. back I will sell it right away. It gave me so much agro that I just hate to look at it. I know 3 people who have/had the same phone and they had serious issues with them too. I was happy with it for about 2 months. Out of the 22 months since I have had it it spent about 5 months at service stations and it is there again. The money I spent on gas taking it to the service drop off point and back could buy me a decent Nokia or Ericsson. I hope they go out of business soon or send their engineers to a field trip to Kim Jong Un so they can be replaced some new stuff. DO NOT BUY IT!
After having it for a year and a half i can say proudly that i'm never getting a CAT phone again. Falls can't kill it, water won't kill it, hell i even welded above it and it just had a few tiny burns on the glass. But everything else... Charger died after 3 months, charger plug cover fell of after 7 months, the plug stopped working even before that, headphone plug stopped working after 9 months, speaker and mic protection mesh came of after a year, android which it uses is absolute trash, 3-6 times UI stops responding, constant signal losses from the first day, FLIR is pretty decent, it missies by a few °C but you can live with that, the camera on the other hand, my god... Is it rugged? Yes and no. It survived falls, for which i belived killed it, i mean the screen survives 200°C metal pieces falling on it, water can't hurt it untill it looses some vital parts (which will fall of), android is pure garbage, tech support is almost non-existent, hardware-vise it full of cheap chinese stuff which won't last for long. Not worth the money that they ask for. I even got a CAT multitool with it which fell apart after a month. Bullitgroup is a joke. Rugfed phones which i had before (and in half of the price they ask) are still in my drawer unharmed (battery problems, but every phone will have them after two years) but this one is going in the garbage can as soon as i find a replacement phone that is actually god for anything else than surviving falls and burns and scratches.
The Flir watermark in the thermal images is the deal breaker for me. Apparently the Ugly Flir logo on the top of the device wasn't enough.
Try drop it, drown it, mix whi cement survive.
So now its my job phone.
I have had this phone since 2017, the USB cover got bent on the second day I had it, someone pulled out of their yard and I was charging it and it fell on the charger, there is a screen above the Back, Home and Menu button that fell off due to the heat of being in my pocket and the Earphone door also broke off. Upon purchase I was told that there was a 3 year guarantee which promptly I was told imagined it.
i bought this device back in 2017. i've been using it everyday. it's nothing but problems. it randomly drains its battery in a few hours. the screen doesn't comeback on when you move the device away from your face during calls. the speakerphone stops working randomly. Bullitt completely dropped support for this phone. the last update did nothing but cause problems.
My advice is to stay away from CAT phones. it was supposed to be my reliable rock solid friend during work, but it's more of an annoyance than anything else.
big waste of money. also the Cat S61 isn't any better. my friend has it and he says he already hates, had it for less than a year.......
Have it for almost 3years.
Experienced and confirm all the negatives described. Totally rubbish....
Y, 11 Nov 2018I have a CAT S60 phone and numerous times while talking, the phone just cuts off the other cal... moreI've owned the CAT S60 and didn't have the screen sensitivity issue with this model.
However, with the CAT S61 I am now experiencing the same issue! I can't make 1 phone call without my screen going haywire (speaker phone, mute button, hold button, blue-tooth, etc...) all going on if I put my ear too close to the screen. Very annoying to say the least!
So I've read a ton of negative reviews about this phone. I've had mine about a year an had some similar issues with battery an such. The software they use for whatever reason i can't disable the google app without having boot loop issues. I did get a program called island to run an now i can freeze an unfreeze any app i want. At work now with wifi on an Bluetooth on all day i can listen to music on my phone an still have 65 to70% battery after 8 hours. I think if their was an upgrade to nougat it would help but with the s61 out i don't see that happening for the s60. All in all i really enjoy the phone.
AnonD-753916, 22 Apr 2018My cat S60 is excellent as FLIR, phone, camera etc. But not with social apps FB, Snapchat and ... moreAs far as the apps being laggy, are they on internal memory or external? I found putting apps on the internal memory makes everything work well. Hope that helps.
Rodel, 08 Dec 2018After being submerged 6ft(on 2 mts switch) under water my s60 wouldn't work. It has been 1 wee... moreWow... Even the Alcatel OT-708 still worked after being submerged 6ft(on 2 mts switch).
After being submerged 6ft(on 2 mts switch) under water my s60 wouldn't work. It has been 1 week my phone wouldn't even charge. It did once but when the battery drained out it wouldn't charge at all of course it wouldn't turn on. By the way my phone didn't even stay under water 5 mins.
Anybody with same case? Please help. Such a waste of money.
Finally said farewell to my Cat S60, sold for £200 after 2 1/2years of owning.
The usb port cap was lost, the speaker grill was deteriorating, and it needed charging partway through the day.
On the plus side, it has survived numerous drops, the dinged case being a testament that it is a rugged phone.
Using a newer phone (Huawei mate 10 pro), it makes the Cat look really slow, though that relates to technological advances in chips. The Cat couldn't get a 3g signal where the Huawei easily gets 4g. Probably due to the Cats case.
It was fun having a different fone. The S61 is too expensive unless work is buying. So it's back to mainstream with a Spigen case.
The S60 did its job, but was flawed in build quality and signal strength.
Good phone. But itś biggest advantage is very strong antenna. Not like with IPhone or Samsung I can with CAT catch signal in deep forrest or far at sea. I do not have blind spots in house. Other than that - it is really rwealiable strong phone. I have it for a year already
Hehe, 20 Nov 2018Consider xiami ;) why samsung or sony? They are overpriced.i do agree...