What makes our phones truly rugged?

Discover the key features and leading technology, which ensure our range of rugged phones are built to last.

Man holding Cat S60, assessing household heating system with thermal camera
⋅ Embedded thermal imaging camera
⋅ Detect temperature up to 100ft
⋅ Measure temperatures from -20°C degrees to 120°C degrees
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Forget the frustrations of usability problems that damage can cause.
All Cat phones are drop tested onto concrete from up to 1.8m (6ft) to prove their rugged credentials and the Cat S60 is reinforced with a strengthened die cast frame to withstand big drops.

Cat S60 falling
Cat S31 in plumbers hand
Cat phones are specially designed to perform to high standards even in the wettest environments.
Our most rugged smartphones – including the Cat S41 and Cat S60 models – are IP68 certified, to ensure the highest protection against water.
A unique Cat S60 feature, the Lockdown Switch, ensures the device is the world’s most waterproof smartphone capable of surviving depths of up to 5 meters for 60 minutes.
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Cat S31 with full battery


Improving your phone's battery life is one less thing you need to worry about, thanks to the range of Cat rugged phones designed to let you be connected, even in remote locations, far away from electrical outlets.
The Battery Share feature of the Cat S41 will even let you power other devices and accessories to ensure they keep on working as long as you need.

Smartphone covered in wood shavings
Dust proof
Cat phones offer a range of smartphones and mobiles made to be dustproof, rugged and built to survive. The design and rugged features of the Cat S41 and Cat S60 are IP68 certified, ensuring protection against dust that may harm the equipment.
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Cat phones are made to operate in extreme cold and hot temperatures. They will continue to work in temperatures ranging from-25°C (-13°F) up to 55°C, depending on the device.


Front and back of Cat S60
Cat S41 in greasy hands
Drop-proof, dust proof and shockproof, Cat rugged smartphones are made to be tough, robust and durable. Our phones are built to Military Defence Specification and phones like S41 and S60 are certified to the highest Ingress Protection (IP) rating available – IP68.
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Glossy Gorilla glass screen on a Cat S41


Our Corning® Gorilla® Glass touchscreens are scratch-resistant and ultra-bright, which makes them easy to read in even bright, direct sunlight.

Water on a Cat S41, in wet hands
Our Corning® Gorilla® Glass touchscreens are equipped with glove-on working and wet-finger tracking technology – so you don’t waste time fumbling to answer your phone.