CAT, as a brand, continues to impress us with their range of rugged smartphones. With the CAT S31, they have listened to customer feedback and have produced a phone which can be relied upon to work for several days without charging.
It is also built to handle harsh conditions being IP68 certified and MIL Spec 810G.
The CAT S31 is the follow-up to the successful CAT S30, which was a competitively priced rugged phone, which was perfect for professionals who work outdoors.
The S31 continues this trait and improves upon the specification, particularly with the 4000 mAh battery for increased time between charges. There has also been a general updating of the specification. The display now benefits from having a high-definition resolution, while the internal storage and RAM have been increased.
You still have the rugged design which is able to withstand drops of, up to, 1.8 metres and the wet finger and glove support enables usage in challenging environments.
Ask anyone what they want from a smartphone and the answer will probably be "longer battery life!"
CAT has listened to this feedback and has provided the CAT S31 with a large 4,000 mAh battery. This gives users up to 15 hours continuous talk time on a 3G connection and up to 38 hours standby in standard conditions.
So when you are working in the outdoors or enjoying a hiking trip, you don’t need to rush back to charge your phone.
Most rugged phones will tout a MIL-SPEC 810G and IP68 rating. The CAT S31 matches these claims and it also takes further steps.
It adheres to IP68 certification offering water-resistance to 1.2 metres for up to 35 minutes. It's also tough enough to handle thermal shocks, salt mist spray and fine particulates. This makes it ideal for working in harsh environments.
The 4.7-inch screen has been manufactured with high-quality scratch-resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3. Finally, the handset has been drop proof tested onto concrete from, up to, 1.8 metres.
Accessible from the settings, Glove Mode changes the sensitivity settings of the screen so that it is compatible with gloved hands.
Easy Grip Design
Wrapping around the whole handset is a textured, grippy finish. This keeps the phone stuck to the spot, even when rested on inclines and slippy surfaces.
It's also easy to locate in a deep pocket or bag and easier to hold in the hand than the glossy, anodised finished of comparable fashion-style smartphones.
If you have a group of workers in a team, each with their own CAT S31 handset, the PTT button can be utilised with compatible apps for immediate short to medium range communication.
SOS / Lone Worker App
Pre-installed on the CAT S31 is a lone worker app that can be customised. Through this app, a worker in distress or in need of attention can quickly call for assistance, with options to share GPS location.
Easy Read Display
Alongside the Glove Mode mentioned above, the CAT S31 screen has also been designed to minimise glare from direct sunlight and other sources of bright light.
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