Cat S42

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32 GB

  • Rugged & waterproof
  • No need for a case
  • Programable key
  • Glove mode
  • Performance is lagging behind

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Cat S42 product details

If the Cat S42 would be an animal it would be a workhorse. It is particularly suited to professions where careful handling of a phone is not possible or practical. For example, at high altitudes, in rough conditions or wet environments. Learn more about this remarkable work phone.

Resists the elements

The Cat S42 is a water and dust resistant phone with a rugged body that makes a case unnecessary. The non-slip casing feels rubbery thanks to the TPU material. Dirt can be rinsed off by simply holding it under the tap. The housing is also resistant to extreme temperature changes and shocks. For this it has received the military MIL-SPEC 810H certificate. The screen is protected by Gorilla Glass 5 which is more resistant to falls. The S42 is also helped by a rubber edge around the screen. Everything for a safe working environment.

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Also an ordinary phone

You would almost not say it but the Cat S42 is otherwise a regular phone. One that features a 5.5-inch screen with HD+ resolution and in a modern 18:9 ratio. There are still bars below the screen and Cat doesn't use them for buttons this time around. There is an extra button that you can set yourself. You can use it to open your favorite app, for example. The battery is big enough for a whole day of hard work with 4200 mAh. It is a shame that there is relatively little storage memory. The 32GB is in practice so full. Fortunately, you can expand it with up to 256GB by inserting a memory card.

Main Cat S42 specifications

  • 5.5-inch Super Bright Display with glove and wet finger mode
  • Robust and waterproof IP68/69 body with MIL-SEC 810H rating
  • 13MP camera with f/2.0 lens and fast PDAF autofocus
  • 5MP front selfie camera
  • Simple MediaTek Helio A20 processor with 3GB RAM
  • 32GB storage memory expandable up to 256GB
  • 4G support for fast internet on the go
  • Room for dual nanosim (Dual SIM)

Glove mode

Furthermore, this S42 features a 13MP rear camera with fast and accurate autofocus and a bright f/2.0 lens. On the front is a 5MP shooter for selfies or video calls. Under the hood, this S42 is powered by a MediaTek Helio A20 chipset. Unfortunately, not the most powerful processor. Also, this S42 doesn't offer a fingerprint scanner but that won't work with gloves on either. The screen does because it does work with gloves on. And even wet fingers it recognizes effortlessly.

Most important Cat S42 specifications

Dimensions 161.3 x 77.2 x 12.7 mm
Weight 220 grams
EAN code 5060472351982, 5060472351975
Operating system
Android 10
Color display 5.5 inch, IPS
Camera 13 MP
Processor 1.8 GHz, MediaTek helio A20, Quad Core
Secondary camera 5 MP
Dust and waterproof
Rugged housing
Data network
4G (LTE)
Build-in memory
Internal memory 3 GB (Size (RAM)), 32 GB (Storage)
Power supply
Battery 4200 mAh

All Cat S42 specifications

Video's about the Cat S42

Where bacteria are a problem Cat S42 H+ is the answer. Thanks to built-in silver ions, it offers proven protection against the growth of bacteria.

The Cat S42 H+ and B40 both feature Hygiene Plus technology. This video explains how you can easily rinse these phones under running water, even with soap.

If the Cat S42 were a beast, it would be a workhorse. In a manner of speaking. Because put it to work and it doesn't squeal.

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Android109.0 (Pie)8.0 (Oreo)
Color display5.5 inch, IPS5.6 inch, OLED5.5 inch, IPS
Camera13 MP12.2 MP16 MP
Processor1.8 GHz, MediaTek helio A20, Quad Core1.7 GHz, 2.0 GHz, Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, octa core2.2 GHz, Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, octa core
Secondary camera5 MP8 MP8 MP
Dust and waterproof
Rugged housing
4G (LTE)
Internal memory3 GB (Size (RAM)), 32 GB (Storage)4 GB (Size (RAM)), 64 GB (Storage)3 GB (Size (RAM)), 4 GB (Size (RAM)), 32 GB (Storage), 64 GB (Storage)
Battery4200 mAh3000 mAh3000 mAh

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