Cat S42 Full Specs & Review: Budget Rugged Smartphone With 32GB Storage « Naijatechnews

Cat S42 Full Specs & Review: Budget Rugged Smartphone With 32GB Storage

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The Cat S42 is a portable rugged smartphone that comes with IP68 certified and also has a large battery capacity. This portable device is available in Black color only and it also has some great features on the hood.

Design And Display

On the body, the Cat S42 packs a premium rubber back and front glass. The rugged-looking panel is housing the camera and an LED flash. The phone is both dust and water-resistant. It measures 161.4 x 77.3 x 12.7 mm in dimensions and weighs 220 grams.

On the front, the Cat S42 features thick bezels both on the top and bottom of the screen. The bezels offer a screen size of 5.5 inches under the IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen. It has a resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels, an 18:9 ratio, and 294 PPI density. The device has a 2.5D curved glass and display protection of glass 3.

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Cat S42
Cat S42

Cameras Features

On the camera department, the handset has a 13 MP main primary shooter that features Digital zoom, Geotagging, Panorama, HDR, Touch focus, Face detection, White balance settings, and ISO settings. It can also record [email protected] videos and its paired with an LED flash. The front camera is 5 MP with Face ID and [email protected] video shooting.

Hardware And Software

The Cat S42 has a Mediatek MT6761D Helio A20 chipset which is found only on midrange phones and the chip has a quad-core processor clocking at a speed of 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53. It has a PowerVR GE8320 GPU graphic card and runs on an Android 10 operating system. Buyers will also be getting an update to Andriod 11.

Storage Capacity And Sensors

The internal storage on the phone is 32GB with 3GB RAM and you can further expand the storage using a micro SDcard up to 128GB. As for the sensors, the device features Accelerometer, proximity, and compass.

Battery Power And Network Connectivity

The Cat S42 has a non-removable battery of 4200 mAh and the battery will last for many days when fully charged. It also has a 4G LTE network for internet connection. Other features on the Cat S42 are Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, NFC, GPS, FM radio, Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, and Micro USB 2.0, USB OTG.

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Cat S42 Full Specifications

Model Name Cat S42
Announced 2020, September
Market Availability Available


Network Type GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G Network HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G Network Yes
5G Network No
Network Speed HSPA, LTE-A
Network GPRS Yes
Network EDGE Yes
SIM Type Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)


Body Build Front glass, premium rubber back
Body Dimensions 161.4 x 77.3 x 12.7 mm
Body Weight 220 g
Protection n/a
Body Colors Black


Display Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Display Size 5.5 inches
Display Resolution 720 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 ratio
Display Multitouch Yes
Display Pixel Density 294 ppi density
Display Screen Protection Yes Corning Gorilla


Primary Camera 13 MP
Secondary Camera 5 megapixel
Video [email protected]
Camera Features LED flash, HDR, panorama
Camera Flash Yes


Operating System Android
OS Version 10.0
User Interface Yes


Chipset Mediatek MT6761D Helio A20 (12 nm)
CPU Quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53
Graphics processor (GPU) PowerVR GE8320
System Internal Memory 3GB RAM
Internal Storage 32 GB
Storage Card Slot Yes
Sensors Accelerometer, proximity, compass
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Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Hotspot Yes
Bluetooth Yes, 5.0, A2DP
USB Type Type – C
GPS Yes, with A-GPS


Battery Type Li-Po Battery
Battery Capacity 4200 mAh battery
Battery Placement Nonremovable
Fast Charging No
Wireless Charging No
Battery Standby
Battery Talk Time
Battery Music Play Time


Audio Playback Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC
Video Playback Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
Video Out n/a
FM Radio n/a
Alert Types Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
Ring Tones MP3, WAV
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack Yes

Other Features

Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email
Browser HTML5
Java n/a
==> Disclaimer: Specifications, features & price shown for the above device was entered manually. We can not guarantee that the info on this page is 100% correct.

Cat S42 Price And Availability

The Cat S42 will sell at a price of $201 and will ships in Black color only.


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