I have had my phone for 12 months now it was great until the charging problems raised its ugly head , I use my phone to run my business and it is affecting it now phone goes dead without warning the phone is at 0% battery and refuses to charge up , restart it 3 or 4 time it goes from 0% charge to 47% instantaneously , some times it will only charge to 80% and then loose 1% charge every 2 mins Any one out there that has managed to solve the problem , or maybe I have to go back to use my old reliable Samsung Galaxy 8
I freakin love this phone. It's not great at photos, but alternative camera apps work pretty well. It survives a whole day of use, with multiple email accounts on constant sync, bluetooth and a little sat nav.
I've lost count of the number of times I've dropped it out of my pocket and onto a hard surface, its a little scuffed as a result, but otherwise taken the hit incredibly well.
Downsides, its a little sluggish sometimes and camera is poor, but otherwise, its a great phone.
Went to the pub after work with some mates, told the missus I was working... turns out the air sensor hates pubs and gave the game away while i was showing it off to her the next day :(
Anonymous, 31 Jul 2019this phone is not made for photos man Nope!
Just bought a 512GB (Samsung EVO Plus UHS-1 U3) SD-Card today and I can confirm that it works perfectly.
Phone has problems with battery and knows it. My phone just stop charging, after a couple attempts (restart phone etc) its charged, but rapidly discharged again, so absolutly dont keeping the charg. And passed only 3 month after I bought it. I tried to install application from google play to monitor battery progress and found that this app and phone as well detectied battery capacity like 1000mah instead of 4500mah, so I send email to cat support about this cause, but manager Anke just advice ne bring it to repaire. Absolutly unacceptable position of Cat, that showing unrespect to their customers. I live far from any repair center and cannot bring or send it to repair, and finally I use this *uking phone...
I've had my S61 since April, and like it. I can listen to music, watch videos and do calls/texting for my entire day, and when I plug it in at night it's usually over 55% still.
The thermal camera is proving to be a useful diagnostic tool, still a learning curve to integrate it to my methods but helpful.
It talks to my Bluetooth scanner better than my old phone.
It takes great pictures in mixed lighting, like partial shadows.
There have been a few down sides-
The available screen protectors are soft, my shirt buttons scratch them.
The camera lens is soft, and got a scratch on the first week.
VOLTE does cause some call quality issues every now and then, but for the most part it's better than my old Kyocera.
The vibrate alert died today. It was running funny when the alarm was going off earlier, and now there's no vibration at all.
Anonymous, 23 Jul 2019Cat S61 charging problem. Problem: Phone will not charge. Usage: 2 and half months.
I tried ... moreHave you tried with another charger ?
I had this problem that my CAT S61 was not charging fast anymore. (Charged fast before, then one day I noticed "charging slowly" on screen while charging.) Used factory charger.
My solution was simple - I just changed the chargers cable (not the adapter) and problem was solved.
So I suggest try with another cable or charger (or another both)
8472, 07 Jul 2019It is a great phone, no issues since September from last year, but sometimes the phone stops t... moreThe voice problem is actually caused by the phones annoying behaviour to randomly turn on screen while on call. And then your cheek just presses the mute touch button. Just turn off mute and the other party can hear you again.
Cat S61 charging problem. Problem: Phone will not charge. Usage: 2 and half months.
I tried turning the phone off and charging, it shows the charge logo but does not charge the phone. Finally the battery fully discharged and now I am not able to charge it anymore. Data is locked and I have contacted service center. I am not okay with getting refurbished device for a phone that I have used only 2 and half month. I am still waiting for the response from service center but this sucks. I bought the phone thinking it is rugged but turns out S61's have battery problems.
Jonathan, 04 Mar 2019Same issue with battery, charges to 100% in less than 15 minutes, drains even quicker. I am having the same problem , did you get any solution? thanks
8472, 07 Jul 2019It is a great phone, no issues since September from last year, but sometimes the phone stops t... moreIf this is happening only sometimes, it's not the phone - more like a carrier glitch. I have this same thing happened time-to-time with different phones over the years. And it has happened the other ways around too (I don't hear, but the other person hears me)
Now I have CAT S61 and it has happened a few times in a year. Both times I have solved this by dropping the call and recalling from other sim card. (I have 2 sims in my phone.) And it works every time - so deffinitely not the phone, but something messing with the current sim (provider) reception. (It can be your location, something interfering or just a weather anomaly)
It is a great phone, no issues since September from last year, but sometimes the phone stops to transmit my voice to the other person. I hear the other but she does not hear mine. Why is that happening?
Compared to my S6 and my kids older iPhones with lesser specs, the Cat S61 takes horrible photos. To get a photo in focus at 10 to 20 inches usually takes more than one try. Even using both hands to steady the phone while taking photos does not help. I gave up and endures the teasing from my kids. Complaining to Cat only got me feedback that the camera is fine. No it is not! The S6 has a delay that gives time for the device to steady after pressing the button. Wake up Caterpillar!!!
bob, 21 Jun 2019Have you installed any apps that might be killing your battery? I have a 61 myself and the bat... morefix, I've fixed it myself. the problem is with the battery cable. give the distance between the red, black and white cables not too close together
Yoyok, 19 Jun 2019Bad battery. Have problem whit battery. More heat problemHave you installed any apps that might be killing your battery? I have a 61 myself and the battery life is great, no heat issues.. try a factory reset and don't install any junk, then see how it is..
Hello all i have problem with my cat s61 when i receive call trough internet (whats up , viber , imo or fb messenger) my cat dont have more any sistem sound like keypad or lock phone ring tones any message sound nothing just vibrate... My phone is maxed volume all time.. when i go setup sound coice ring tone when i klik on sound nothing i dont hear ,, when i restart my phone all sound come back till some one dont call me on whats up and yes .. when whats up call start ring he ring just 1 sec after that nothing just vibrate.. any help ?