The camera is always making noise when taking pictures is it possible to mute it?
Thermal camera is nice but only for cold environments, when ambient temp is more than 30 Celsius, you cannot see people around easily as the camera (or the SW) cannot distinguish the difference and all seem orange-yellow. I guess with a fine tune in the sensitivity of a future release will be able to perform better.
But it is a fantastic phone, I wish it was 20% smaller...
LeDarkAngel, 16 Sep 2016My phone reboot by himself several time à day... Anybody else ? Interesting... my phone has not done that. Once it froze but reset button helped. Turned out to be an app that was messing up something.
Self reboots are 99.9 % software related. Either some faulty app or settings, or some apps that do not work together wery well.
Try to uninstall everything that you installed since this problem occured and reset permissions of all apps. If that does not fix it, backup you data and do factory reset. And if that is also not helping, try another sim card(s). (Do not use self cut nano sims)
Peter, 03 Sep 2016Mu s60 reboots several times a day. Somebody knows whats wrong?My phone reboot by himself several time à day... Anybody else ?
I wonder how many are getting a loose charger latch seeing as its the most used port.
The Aluminum charger latch came loose and is now missing, maybe in my washer, the rubber flap still keeps the phone waterproof. instead of the nice latch, now there is a black hole which can not be opened without a flat screwdriver. Called customer service, got RMA to return the phone via DHL, now got an email the service parts are not available at this time... They keep me posted to when I can get it fixed... Be careful with the latch!
Anonymous, 04 Sep 2016Well no matter how well firmware is dual SIM phones will always consume a lot more battery jui... moreIf you think two sim cards consume too much battery, then use only one. But in my experience this phone needs to be charged only twice a week even with two sim cards so i don't see your point.
As for improvements and XDA - SDK is already released by CAT
You say your phone randomly freezes during calls or hanging up ? My CAT S60 has never freezed. Either you have defective phone or some software problem. (did you upgrade your software ?) There is also a chance that these freezes can be related to your carrier.
You also mentioned there is no option to select custom alarm ringtone. I don' t know why are you mentioning this here, because this is where hardware related things are being discussed. Remember: phone is just a hardware - what can and can not be done with it depends mostly on software (within the limits of hardware). If you can not change your alarm ringtone, you should damn the Android 6 Marshmallow software, but in this case - yourself. Because it is actually possible and very easy - open your app drawer, then clock and then you should be on the page where you can add alarms. Each added alarm has small white arrow (pointing down) Click this arrow and you can see more options. There is a text: "Default Ringtone (Cesium)" Click on it and change it to what you want. This method makes possible to put different ringtones to each alarm.
Camera could be faster indeed. But it is not the worst either. As for different camera apps - i can not say for sure that there is not single one that shoots faster. Needs further checking.
CATtester, 24 Aug 2016For anybody considering this phone I would stay clear and rather buy additional flir camera in... moreYou either have a defective unit, or your carrier is useless. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the reception capability of the S60. I live in a rural area and this thing gets more signal than anything else I've ever owned, in more places.
Voice quality is unbelievably crisp even with 1 bar.
Are you sure you are not using the international version in the USA or an area where you only have support for a couple of the LTE bands? Because it sounds a lot like you are only able to pick up one of the bands on offer by your carrier.
Having owned this since UK release, the port cover for the usb/charge doesnt sit flush anymore. Looks like the rubber inner plug is detaching from the outer cover on the hinged bit
Can t see in the dark with termo must light so termo visio it is not good as a real termocamera.for smartphone all right.
Anonymous, 02 Sep 2016As I said - no advertising. This i my first CAT phone ever, so not a fanboy. And why should i ... moreWell no matter how well firmware is dual SIM phones will always consume a lot more battery juice... Also I doubt that flir and cat will share any source codes with XDA so chances you will get any improvements in firmware is nearly zero... I also noticed that there are random freezes during calls or hanging up.... And there is no option to select custom alarm ringtone, done it with folders but still shame it's not there... Btw camera is slow on shooting too, takes about second or two to make shot tried different app still same. Loudspeaker is awesome on it.
Hello! Tell please what quality is speech reciever? Is it loud, without noises? Have the phone second microphone for noise cancellation?
Anonymous, 01 Sep 2016Oh come on these positive detailed comments just pure advertising.... 5 years on battery? Real... moreAs I said - no advertising. This i my first CAT phone ever, so not a fanboy. And why should i lie about my experience with this phone ? (I swear i am not advertising, just observations)
About 5 year battery life - you are making too many assumptions: about battery life, about capacity of different batteries, about how many loading cycles different batteries have, about how often someone charges their phone's batteries, about everyone having an "average" smartphone, and most of all - you assume that after battery life is not what it used to be at the first year, then you can not use your phone anymore.
As i said - my last phone battery lasted over 5 years - it was weaker at the end, of course, but still lasted a day, sometimes a day and a half (according to usage) How ? - very easy: 5 years ago phones had weaker system specs, lower display resolution and batteries that were made to last longer. At first (after initial plying with the phone) my battery lasted 4 days and more. Later, after few years I installed better optimized version of operating system. (XDA Developers) It also helps to calibrate your battery time-to-time. Anything is possible with a little effort.
I guess it also depends on how you use your phone. (I do not have any social media accounts, i mostly use my phones to make calls, browse internet and receive e-mails)
About reception - i do not live in any town or near any town, so reference to "town cellars" is not accurate also. I was talking about cellar in countryside house. (sorry for not specifying)
I guess in some countries cellular coverage is better (big mountains are blocking the signal, for example)
And a little update about my CAT S60 - battery life is now even better. It is because after few loading cycles new battery reaches it's maximum capacity. (i hope i can squeeze more out of it after a while)
Scabre, 25 Aug 2016I don't know what some people here are complaining about - my CAT S60 works perfectly.
Cell s... moreOh come on these positive detailed comments just pure advertising.... 5 years on battery? Really?! Well I tell you what each battery has its lifetime or in other words x amount recharge cycles. Average every smartphone is recharged once a day some even twice etc.. so we have around 356 cycles a year and as far as I know most lion batts have 300-500 cycles lifetime..... So really within first year every phone drops about 20℅ of its battery capcity and that's without heat.... With today's usage phones are only manufactured to last a year or two as everyone upgrades anyway....
With reception there is issue and it's for sure... Maybe in town cellars won't be a problem...
Sound I can give 5 star best I have heard on this type device.
Don't get me wrong device is nice and solid but there is plenty to work on it yet...
Deon, 31 Aug 2016My phone is now two weeks old and I'm happy. Battery life is one to two days with high usage.... moreHey Deon, I was told by a good source its just a firmware update. The network provider does not want you to have the choice of two sims so will basically lie to you. The networks frown on phone manufacturers having dual sims.
Boom, 31 Aug 2016Does this happen often? not often ,only one time after last update .
klaipedskas, 30 Aug 2016just find reset pinhole near sim card ,and press with needle.it helps for meDoes this happen often?
My phone is now two weeks old and I'm happy. Battery life is one to two days with high usage. Sound quality good, reception very good. FLIR camera nice, you can see people in complete darkness 20 to 30m away.
I only have one complaint. The dual sim is not working. According to the re-seller here in SA they are waiting for a firmware upgrade, but CAT UK told me that my phone cannot be upgraded to a dual sim because the phone does not have a second antenna for the dual sim. So what they are telling me is that you get two S60's; one with a singel sim, and one with a dual sim. Even though my phone has a second sim slot it will not work. But the re-seller here in SA are convinced that a firmware update will solve the problem. Who do I believe? Does anyone have the same problem?