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Cat B15Q Tough Smartphone

(SIM Free/UK) Single SIM



CAT B15Q Smartphone Overview

The B15Q is the first rugged smartphone to feature Android 4.4 (KitKat), thereby giving you access to all the latest features and capabilities of Google's mobile operating system. It is an update of the original B15 released last year, giving you all of the protection seen in its predecessor, but enhancing on its capabilities.

An upgraded 1.3 GHz quad-core processor ensures CAT maintain the B15Q's position as one of the fastest and most powerful rugged phones available.The addition of the Swiftkey keyboard application and Wave Audio provide further improvement to the user experience.

Cat B15Q Smartphone

With Caterpillar being listed as the 58th most valuable brand in the world in 2013, the new focus on mobile consumer technology proves their desire to be seen as the best in this field.


There has been no compromise in the construction of the Cat B15Q. Its design incorporates a strong aluminium body surrounded by a toughened rubberised casing. The result is a robust phone which adheres to military standard 810G, being able to withstand shock, drops and excessive temperatures.

It has been drop tested up to 1.8 metres onto concrete without damage and can deal with a temperature range of -20° C to 55° C.

The ingress protection rating of IP67 means you can be sure the Cat B15Q won’t be affected when you are in dusty environments. It is also able to withstand freshwater depths of up to 1 metre for 30 minutes. The occasional splash of water or dropping in a puddle should cause no problems. This gives you the confidence to use it in any condition come rain or shine.


Of course all this protection would be nothing without a display which is able to withstand damage. CAT has incorporated Corning Gorilla Glass 2 into the construction of the B15Q Smartphone.

This protective layer prevents scratches and other damage occurring during daily use when you are working hard. It is also possible to use the phone in the rain, as the screen has wet finger tracking. This means that you can also use your phone and still have accurate interaction whatever the weather.


The inclusion of Android 4.4 (KitKat) provides the CAT B15Q with the latest features and capabilities available. It is the first rugged smartphone to feature this recent version of Android, so you know that you are future proofed and can take advantage of the latest apps.

CAT B15Q SmartphoneSpecification

It is great that the B15Q is tough, but it also needs to have the capabilities you need to use it on a daily basis. The improvements in comparison to its predecessor mean you can do even more.

With a faster 1.3GHz quad-core processor you will have an improved user experience. It will provide you with the power needed to take advantage of the latest apps and games available. Web browsing will be smoother and you can move quickly between menus and apps.

If the integrated 4GB of storage is not enough for your requirements, you can store photos, movies and other data on a microSD card. The CAT B15Q is able to use up to 32GB cards giving you plenty of extra space should you need it.

Battery Life

There are lots of other great features available, including Wi-Fi, GPS and 3G connectivity.

The CAT B15Q also has great battery life.There is a large 2,000 mAh battery so you have a very impressive talk time of up to 16 hours. There is also a standby time of up to 26 days for keeping you in contact with work colleagues and friends without having to keeping on charging the phone.

Other Features & Upgrades

There are other useful features included with the CAT B15Q. The original 5 Megapixel camera is unchanged, although a bright LED flash has now been added. This makes it easier to take pictures in low light conditions and the flash can also double as a torch in dark spots. A one button continuous shooting ability is also useful for taking multiple images quickly.

Swiftkey gives you a quick and easy method for inputting your data on the phone, as it enables you to simply slide between keys. You will be interacting with your smartphone faster than you ever thought possible.

The improved Wave Audio delivers superior sound, and gives you high class audio performance within a smartphone. In addition a dual noise-cancelling microphone has been integrated. This allows you to have conversations, even in loud noisy environments.

The latest update to Bluetooth 4.0 is a fantastic feature too. BT 4.0's new low energy profile means you can take advantage of modern headsets and accessories that draw very little battery power when connected.

Finally there is an FM radio to keep you entertained and GPS for your navigation needs.

Reasons to buy CAT B15Q

  • Android 4.4 (KitKat)
  • Tough design with aluminium body
  • IP67 ingress protection rating
  • 1.3GHz quad core processor
  • 4” capacitive multi-touch screen
  • 5 MP camera & LED flash
  • Wet finger tracking
  • New Wave Audio & SwiftKey applications
  • 2,000 mAh battery

What’s in the box of CAT B15Q?

  • Cat B15Q Tough Smartphone
  • Battery (2,000mAh)
  • Mains Charger
  • USB Data/Charge Cable
  • Quick Start Guide


SIM Free & UnlockedYes
Operating SystemAndroid
  • Version4.4 (Kit Kat)
  • Custom Skin
  • Speed1.3GHz
  • Dual Core
  • Quad CoreYes
  • Make/ModelMedia Tek MT6582
  • Other
Expansion SlotYes
  • TypeMicroSD
  • Capacity (Up to)Up to 32 GB
Internal StorageYes
  • Capacity4 GB
  • TouchscreenYes
  • Size4
  • TypeCapacitive Touchscreen
  • Resolution 480 x 800 (WVGA)
  • OtherCorning Gorilla Glass 2 & Wet Finger Tracking
  • Frequencies850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
  • Speed
  • Frequencies900 / 2100 MHz
  • Speed
  • Frequencies
  • Speed
  • Version4.0
  • Functions
  • Version802.11 b/g/n
  • Version
  • DatamicroUSB 2.0
  • PowermicroUSB
  • Audio3.5mm audio jack
  • Video Out
Device Controls
  • Keyboard
  • Optical Trackpad
  • Hardware Buttons
  • Other
  • Antenna TypeInternal
  • A-GPSYes
  • Built-in SoftwareGoogle Maps
  • Megapixels5MP
  • FlashAuto Focus and LED Flash
  • Camera Lens
  • Other
Front Facing CameraYes
  • TypeVGA
  • AccelerometerYes
  • Proximity SensorYes
  • Digital Compass
  • Gyroscope
  • Light SensorYes
  • FormatsWAV, MP3, MP2, AAC, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, MIDI, Vorbis, APE
  • RecordingAMR-NB, AMR-WB, AAC
  • FormatsH.263, H.264, MPEG4, VP8
  • RecordingH.264, H.263
Near Field Communication
FM RadioYes
  • Capacity2,000 mAh
  • TypeLi-ion
  • RemovableYes
Call Time
  • GSMUp to 16 hours
  • 3G
Standby Time
  • GSMUp to 26 days
  • 3G
Dimensions125 x 69.5 x 14.95 mm
Weight 170g
SoftwareWave audio, Swiftkey & Ocearch
OtherIP67 certified dustproof and waterproof, Military Standard 810G Shock and Drop
Warranty24 months


CAT_B15Q_User_Manaual.pdf CAT_B15Q_User_Manaual.pdf (1133KB)



Will my phone work

The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about this product. Hopefully you will find the answer to your question, if not, use the contact form below and we shall answer it for you.

Do you ship internationally?

Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link:

Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?

Yes, this phone is SIM Free and unlocked and can be used with networks around the world. Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.

Is this phone brand new?

Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.

Is there any network/operator branding?

No - There is only the manufacturer’s branding.

Does the phone have a Micro SDHC/memory card slot?

Yes. It can take microSD cards up to a size of 64GB.

What SIM card does this phone use?

This phone takes a standard SIM card

Does this phone have a removable battery?


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Overall Rating 4.5 Stars * * * * * View Clove's Own Review
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  • Nat Chubb 8/8/2014 Recommend to a friend? Yes
    Having got fed up of replacing broken smartphones I thought the CAT B15Q would be an option. It is a much nicer design than previous rugged phones and it was easy to transfer all my apps and information from my (broken!) Samsung. Now third week and working well on site.
  • Amos 10/9/2015 Recommend to a friend? Yes
    Really love this smartphone, but after a year back speker stop working. but everything else is fine.

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