CAT's S52 is pretty yet still rugged, arrives in Europe in November

29 October 2019
The S52 looks nothing like Cat's usual utilitarian phones.

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Adul Al Salami Kebab, 30 Oct 2019If he live in Europe the store will send it in for RMA & has... moreI live in europe, the warranty repair of my former cat S60 (biggest bad buy of my life) was like a lottery game.

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amsoft, 30 Oct 2019I do not understand your question. Cat phones are massively over... moreIf he live in Europe the store will send it in for RMA & has 2y warranty, tough in the USA you might be boned...

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Human, 30 Oct 2019Nice design, but sadly not so rugged as S41/S61. Battery is also... morePS. Good: it has all GSM and 3G frequencies.
Bad: it has small amount 4G frequencies.

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Nice design, but sadly not so rugged as S41/S61. Battery is also too weak.

Bob, 30 Oct 2019if you want to run a sustainable business in Europe or US, you n... moreI do not understand your question. Cat phones are massively overpriced and customer support is a nightmare. Did you ever own one?

You can get this. Or you can get another flagship with fragile glass, and wrap it in an Armoured Case. I think I'd prefer the latter.

I think the older CAT S61 is the better phone though, the Sonim XP8 and Kyocera DuraFone Pro 2 are decent too.

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John Weak, 29 Oct 2019Yeah thats unfortunate.. but perhaps they needed to keep the cos... more500 euro for P35 isnt affordable in any means.
I had the same news yesterday in local sites where they had price for it 499 euro.

This is very attractive design compared to the old models.

Bob, 29 Oct 2019The camera on this looks pretty good, if you look on catphones w... moreThat's good news. I knew a guy with an older CAT and he was angry he couldn't get even a half-decent photo from it even with alternative apps, they were all greenish and badly processed. I guess they finally stepped up their game.

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amsoft, 29 Oct 2019The real reason for the below-average hardware is that they want... moreif you want to run a sustainable business in Europe or US, you need an infratructure with aftersales and distributors which all costs money but the end user has a place to go to and claim warranty. If you are a chinese vendor you dump your stuff on the web, sell it and and walk away, where would you buy?

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joe nodden, 29 Oct 2019Go buy a cheap garbage phone then if you don't care about perfor... morehe speaks of the truth about power efficiency on MTK compared to SD

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okif, 29 Oct 2019were is flir?Flir is in the 60's series...

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were is flir?

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joe nodden, 29 Oct 2019Go buy a cheap garbage phone then if you don't care about perfor... moreThanks for your kind feedback, you are obviously not the intended customer for this device and dont understand the proposition, good luck with your " waterproof", drop it once and die, not covered under warranty "high end" device

Bob, 29 Oct 2019Mediatek because its more power efficient...Go buy a cheap garbage phone then if you don't care about performance. Don't talk like that on this website. Low standards like those are something this community shouldn't go by.

amsoft, 29 Oct 2019That actually looks good. Unfortunately it is a cat device. So a... moreYikes that's sad. They're sold to be "tough" phones but get destroyed from normal use.

John Weak, 29 Oct 2019Yeah thats unfortunate.. but perhaps they needed to keep the cos... moreThe real reason for the below-average hardware is that they want to achieve maximum profit with minimal expense

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MdN8, 29 Oct 2019Not to mention the mediocre camera and display, as usual. If the... moreThe camera on this looks pretty good, if you look on catphones website there are a couple of images taken with the device, seems to be the same shooter as a pixel spec wise

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amsoft, 29 Oct 2019That actually looks good. Unfortunately it is a cat device. So a... moreLuckily the speaker grill is part of the body by the look of things

amsoft, 29 Oct 2019That actually looks good. Unfortunately it is a cat device. So a... moreNot to mention the mediocre camera and display, as usual. If they did more things right it would be a dream phone, but unfortunately...