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 ?
Ramin, 22 May 2019I want to buy it,I need to know does it have a quality as iphone x in resolution and simple wo... moreIt depends on what do you consider as quality. In my perspective CAT S61 is way better than any other phone. It's strong, waterproof and building quality is great. Screen resolution is 1080 x 1920 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~424 ppi density). Image is sharp and clear and well visible under sunlight.
This phone is fast enough - I never have experienced any slowness. Using many apps.
For me it has never got warm when using and never hanged or crashed. (Almost a year now)
What makes it better than other phones are durability, additional stuff (thermal camera, distance meter, temperature meter, barometer, air quality sensor), and long battery life.
(4-5 days easily - I had over 150 hours usage with one charge once. (a bit less active usage) Of course at first the battery lasts a bit less time because you will use the phone more actively right after buying it, and also battery needs a few charging cycles to reach it's full potential.
This phone is more of a tool than just a phone. Very functional.
If that's what you need, then buy it, if you prefer bling over fuctionality, then iphone.
hansegun, 08 May 2019I am having Cat S61 also I had used a Cat S60. USB Port and 3.5 earphone hole position is cha... moreI want to buy it,I need to know does it have a quality as iphone x in resolution and simple workig with no warming in the back,and also its speed,does it hang and cruch?
Some up to date info regarding the planned upgrade to Android Pie. I emailed Cat Phones Customer Support and they confirmed that the Cat S61 will be getting Android Pie around the third quarter of 2019.
hansegun, 08 May 2019I am having Cat S61 also I had used a Cat S60. USB Port and 3.5 earphone hole position is cha... moreThermal camera app has a little flame icon - default it is striked through (off) but if you tap it, it will be active and now you can measure temps up to 400C (but sensitivity is lower, so if not measuring extra hot things, deactivate it)
I am having Cat S61 also I had used a Cat S60.
USB Port and 3.5 earphone hole position is changed and that is good.
BUT! BUT!!!! Cat S61 also have USB cover as same as S60.
S60 USB cover was the most sucks point and also S61.
My S61 is already separated rubber and plastic cover.
I don't understand why they use plastic USB cover.
Manufacture MUST sell the new USB cover part.
Other things are so far so good. Long life battery and good performance. A gaming performance don't know.
Rear camera is better then S60. But I have a suspicion for thermal camera.
One day I take a picture the flame of gas lighter. And highest temperature is 150℃ not 400℃.
And some people say about bluetooth problem, that is true at least on me.
Sometimes(Once or twice at a month) disconnect and it need bluetooth off and on procedure. That is all.
1. Good for engineer. And useful performance especially battery.
2. Easy separate USB Cover. That is only sucks point.
3. If you want to use a special smartphone then CAT S61 is one of the best option you can buy and use on daily life.
4. Give up using smartphone case. It is enough itself's thickness.
warning, 20 Apr 2019Dear S61 owners BE AWARE Bluetooth is broken on this phone. It does not connect to audio syste... moreI have no issues with my Cat S61 connecting to my bluetooth earbuds. Battery is also amazing. Lost 2% in 7 1/2 hours standby.
Hisa, 29 Dec 2018I shake S61 and I get a rattling noise. What is the cause of this?The rattle is the little card in the beside the sim2/SD card holder
warning, 20 Apr 2019Dear S61 owners BE AWARE Bluetooth is broken on this phone. It does not connect to audio syste... moreI am S61 owner and what you are saying is absolutely not true for me - so your experience is yours alone. I had also S60 before, but now with S61 (almost 10 months) I can say that everything is better. Bluetooth works fine (I am using bluetooth with my smartwatch every day - had to reset smartwatch first to erase S60 pairing first, then it connected fine with S61)
Headphone jack 'should' be waterproof even when not covered (covers are for sand), programmable buttons can be programmed exactly like S60, FLIR is faster and can measure temps up to 400C. Also live feed from FLIR is possible now. And then of course air quality sensor and distance meter that work exactly like they should. And my battery lasts 4-5 days, sometimes 6 days. (with two sim cards, active internet connection and active bluetooth 24/7)
So it is not okay to dissuade something based on your personal experience only.
I claim the exact opposite.
(There are some people who cannot use anything without breaking it or they just can't figure out how things work.)
Dear S61 owners BE AWARE Bluetooth is broken on this phone. It does not connect to audio systems or other household items correctly. It will pair but not connect! Have S60 which works fine with same devices!!!!
CAT absolutely failed to deliver quality firmware! Also buttons rattle if you shake phone! Damn rattle phone... Headphone cover is always opening on its own - so warranty will be void as water will get into phone!!!!!
Flir camera still buggy and slow as hell!!!
S60 was more solid/quality build than this S61! Programmable buttons been modified and dont work as they used to do.... With S60 I was able to double press button to switch torch on on any app (handy when one handed taking pictures), S61 can't and buttons only work with screen locked or when not in the app!!!! Own S61 now for 4 months and its such a waste of time and money! S60 was more comfortable phone. S61 is absolute fail!!! Also battery shows signs of capacity reduction too....
CAT support is not wiling to send new replacement, instead offer repair service which means you will be with no phone for weeks!!!! It like not having courtesy car whilst your car is in repair!!! I think CAT needs to revise how they deal with customers considering that phones these days are vital to accomplish daily tasks and show some respect!!!
For anyone considering this phone - it was made to make sales rather than help people....