I bought this smartphone before 5 days.. Today i had to deal with a red led blink of death and i sorted it out. I am generally impressed from its flir camera but my rear port always put water in when it intercepts with water and afterwards it closes and doesnt recognise sim card and turns off due to battery low even if battery is 20-50% and when i put it charge it charges very quickly until the number it was before. For a long time after it has been in contact with water (1 hour) sim card loses and regains use.
Answer-Master, 23 Jul 2016FLIR works up to 30 metersFlir will do more than 30 meters, just not accurately measure temps etc. If you'd be in a field I'm pretty sure you'd be able to spot a cow as a "hot spot of some kind" 100 m away..
The resolution of the flir isn't very high, and would be limited by a person crouching or hidden behind vegetation. Saying that you should see a heat source in the open at a good distance, especially if they are moving.
Holding up an expensive phone would though make you a higher visibility target for theft, let alone anything else. A widebeam torch and extra personal self defence items would be a better way if the park is the only route home.
I have to walk through a dark park at night to get home. I often worry if someone is lurking in the shadows. How far can the FLIR camera see? What is the range. How many metres?
PH, 02 Mar 2016Is this a better option than Flir one+mobile?It's far better then the Flir One module as this is using the MSX technology to combine the pictures received from both cameras. It doesn't provide you with better thermal resolution, but the picture you get in result is far better
Found a manual for S60 from Cat's website: http://www.catphones.com/media/124886/english.pdf
AnonD-522923, 05 Apr 2016Is it possible sub-zero temperatures it works or not?Officially supports −25 °C, but I suppose this feature is expandable (tried on my CAT B15) by giving it some background job for the processing unit that will heat up the phone from the inside you can go even further than those minus 25, but be careful. It will consume the battery.
AnonD-528203, 20 Apr 2016This looks attractive, first one I have seen with built in thermal imaging although Apple has ... moreYou won't have that trouble with this one. It has a power reset button hidden behind the back-door which includes SIM and SD. Don't forget. This device has been made by engineers for engineers :D
Mike , 10 May 2016Excelent dual phone,excelent battery no qwerty,not suport wmv plajer like all CAT phones!. No thanksInstall VLC Player from google playstore and you have almost all formats support :D
Rob N, 28 Jun 2016Less than 1 week to go, been waiting so long for this phone! My CAT B15Q has done well and ha... moreSame here. The B15 had been great for its price and sustained so many falls, so many stairs, sunken in so many rivers and lakes, got dirty in caves and other environments that would kill any other phone immediately. So many times I thought "it's over. It could have never survived this", but to my surprise it always did! Really looking forward to this new one. Keep up the good work guys, but do not take too long please :)
Hands on after I picked mine up today : the sim port cover latch does protrude slightly though a sliver of plastic glued in would stop inadvertantly opening. Would have been better as side ports.
My 128gb Toshiba sdxc card wouldn't format but 32gb sdhc did OK.
The charger is a standard 1A rather than 2A fast charger.
Everything else initially is good
First thoughts on the actual device in hand.
The sim compartment still has the catch that protrudes. A small sliver of plastic glued in here should stop accidental opening as sim and SD cards shouldnt need regular swapping, not a great design given side ports could have been used.
My 128gb sdxc Toshiba exceria card wasn't recognised but 32gb sdhc sandisk was.
The charger appears to be a standard 1A unit rather than 2A rapid charger.
Other than that it's pretty good so far
Device has finally shipped from Clove. Expect delivery in a couple of days
I would await more enhanced outfit for such a device. I am missing sensors like a barometer, hygrometer, thermometer. The IR camera is a good marketing strike but a noctovisor (night vision / cat eye) would do more effect. Maybe the next phone generation will combine both of them. I praise the FM radio tuner, not so often seen in recent top-phones. The design is a eye-catcher as well.
.My UK supplier expecting stock this friday.
Latest test reviews say rear sim port can pop open easily and bork the fone if it gets wet inside