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CAT S42 (2020) review

Android OS v10.0
Mediatek MT6761D
3 GB / 32 GB
5.5 inches 720 x 1440 px

The CAT S42 (S42) smartphone released in 2020. It is powered by Mediatek MT6761D chipset, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage.

The CAT S42 runs on Android OS v10.0 out of the box. It comes with a Li-Ion 4200 mAh, non-removable battery. It features a 5.5 inches IPS display with 720 x 1440 px resolution. The IPS technology is one of the most leading LCD technologies in the world.

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CAT S42 (S42) specifications

Brand
CAT
Name
S42
Type
S42
Rating
Rated 3/5 based on 16 user votes.
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Launch
2020

Body

Weight
220 g
Dimensions
161.3 x 77.2 x 12.7 mm
Colors
black
SIM type
Nano SIM

System

The CAT S42 runs on Android OS v10.0 out of the box, but the S42's firmware can be upgraded to a newer version of OS.

OS
Android OS v10.0
Chipset
Mediatek MT6761D
CPU
Quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU
PowerVR GE8300

Display

Screen size is measured in inches, diagonally from corner to corner. The 5.5 inches IPS capacitive touch screen with 720 x 1440 px resolution is multitouch capable.

Technology
IPS
Size
5.5 inches
Resolution
720 x 1440 px
Multitouch
yes

Memory

The smartphone's memory (3 GB) cannot be expanded, but the storage (32 GB) can be expanded with a microSD card.

RAM
3 GB
Internal storage
32 GB
External storage
microSD

Camera

The camera of the CAT S42 is equipped with autofocus. Autofocus is a camera feature that fine-tunes the focus of the camera, it is a nice feature of this smartphone.

Front camera
5 MP
Rear camera
13 MP
4160 x 3120 px
autofocus
Flash
LED

Connectivity

S42 is 3G and 4G capable. This smartphone has a built-in GPS receiver. GPS is a satellite based navigation system that allows the determination of the exact geographical location on Earth. The S42 comes with Near Field Communications (NFC) functionality for transferring content with other NFC-enabled devices. This CAT smartphone has FM radio receiver.

GSM
850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Mobile network
2G / 3G / 4G
WLAN
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth
v5.0, A2DP
GPS
A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, GALILEO
NFC
yes
FM radio
yes
USB
microUSB 2.0, USB host
Audio
3.5 mm jack

Battery

The Li-Ion 4200 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. This is a low maintenance battery. No periodic discharge is needed and charging can be done at random.

Type
Li-Ion 4200 mAh, non-removable

Features

The smartphone sensors measure physical quantities and transmit them to the application processor. The phones's accelerometer is a built-in electronic component that measures tilt and motion. The proximity sensor detects when a user is holding the phone near their face during a call and turns off the display to prevent keypad presses and battery consumption from the display. The S42 has Dual SIM capability, which means that you can insert two different SIM cards and use them both from one phone.

Sensors
accelerometer
compass
light
proximity
Specials
Dual SIM
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Certified IP68 dustproof and waterproof

The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the CAT S42, then don’t hesitate and signal the problem to us.

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