A thorough review of the Cat S42. We evaluated how easy it is to use for various purposes.

Created date: 03/03/2020, 14:22:53, Updated date: 03/03/2020, 16:28:11

Detailed review of Cat S42's features

A thorough review on the ease-of-use of the Cat S42. What are the strengths and weaknesses of this smartphone? We put together this review to make it easy to understand the advantages of the device.

Review of the product design of the Cat S42

Assessment of user-friendliness and ease of handling

It is important to consider the ease of using the phone in one hand. It can be said that it would be very useful if it is easier for you to send emails and instant messages or answer calls using one hand while cooking or using your computer. Here, we have reviewed the Cat S42 by focusing on the ease of using it in one hand and the ease of typing in letters.

The size of the buttons on the App

The buttons displayed on the Cat S42 are large, and therefore it is difficult to press the wrong ones. While some buttons may look small depending on the app, you probably won't feel that stressed when you actually use it.

Assessment of whether it is suitable for standard use

Assessment of whether it is suitable for standard use

For people who use their smartphone on a daily basis, high performance is a rather important factor. When the performance is not good enough, then, for example, applications don't work as they should or the screen is difficult to see, and this causes stress. This review looks at whether the performance of the Cat S42 is suitable for making phone calls, messaging, or using SNS.

The size of the letters and the ease of operation

Because the display of the Cat S42 is much larger than ordinary phones, characters are displayed quite large. Therefore, it is suitable for reading long bodies of text and exchanging long messages while doing research.

Ease of reading sentences

Since the Cat S42 displays characters smoothly, it can display them beautifully. Even when viewing small characters, the jaggedness of the character outline is not at a level seen during normal viewing and is displayed very naturally. Because of this, it is difficult for your eyes to become tired and make the phone suitable for reading long bodies of text.

The beauty of the overal screen

The Cat S42 can display photos and videos beautifully. While people with good eyes can see jagged outlines when they look at the display up close, it is not really something of concern.

Ease of writing sentences

For the Cat S42, the on-screen keyboard covers part of the screen when typing, but there is sufficient space for operation. Its size is suitable for entering long sentences, but I feel it may be a bit clumsy when editing office documents.

Does it have sufficient performance to make calls and send emails?

Whether it be a phone call, mail, or during a chat, the Cat S42 provides smooth performance. Even when using the phone in demanding situations, you can use the phone comfortably since there will usually be no lag.

Does it have sufficient performance to search for things and using Social Networks?

It is more than adequate for applications such as using social media—like Facebook and Instagram—and searching the Internet. Sometimes, though, it may feel a bit slow.

Does it have sufficient performance to do other tasks while searching for things and using Social Networks?

Even if you start multiple apps at the same time or switch between apps frequently, you will have smooth performance. It can be said that the performance is more than enough if you just do research and SNS.

Summary of Cat S42 performance and functions

The size and weight of the Cat S42

Its size is large compared to normal smart phones. While it may be slightly difficult to use with one hand, the screen is large and easy to see. I think this is a nice balance. It is recommended for those who want large screens instead of operating with one hand.

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Colorblackblackblack
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)30.2 in (76.6 mm) x 62.2 in (158.1 mm) x 3.8 in (9.7 mm)30.7 in (78 mm) x 64.2 in (163 mm) x 5.1 in (13 mm)
Weight7.4 oz (210 g)8.8 oz (250 g)
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Display of the Cat S42

The Cat S42 has a IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 720 x 1440.Compared to normal smart phones, its screen is relatively beautiful. It shows great images even when up close, such as when using it for VR.

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Display size5.5 inch5.65 inch5.2 inch
Display typeIPS LCDIPS LCDIPS LCD
Screen resolution (width x height)720 x 1440720 x 14401080 x 1920
Pixel density292ppi284ppi423ppi
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The battery life of the Cat S42

The Cat S42 has a battery capacity of 4200mAh.Compared to normal smart phones, it has quite a high-capacity battery.

The processing capability of the Cat S42

The Cat S42 uses the Mediatek MT6761D Helio A20 CPU with 1.8GHz×4(Quad core).The memory capacity is 3GB.The CPU processing performance is average. This level of processing is perfectly fine for games and Internet searches. It is slightly lacking in terms of high-capacity processing such as 3D games, but there are no real issues for normal usage.In addition, it has slightly more memory, which is more than adequate for general use. Most games can probably be comfortably enjoyed. Although I feel it may be slightly inadequate for 3D games, overall, there is no problem.

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ChipsetMediatek MT6761D Helio A20Mediatek MT6765 Helio P35Qualcomm SDM630 Snapdragon 630
CPU specs1.8GHz×4(Quad core)2.3GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore)2.2GHz×8(OctaCore)
RAM size3GB4GB4GB
Storage size32GB64GB64GB
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The camera of the Cat S42

The Cat S42 has a back camera with 13 MP.The front camera has 5 MP.Its rear camera has slightly better performance compared to normal smart phones. While there are times when I feel it is lacking, it is able to take pictures with satisfactory quality almost all the time.The front camera performance is also roughly the same as a standard smartphone. The image quality for longer distance photography is less than satisfactory, but on the whole, there are no issues with short distance photos.

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Rear-camera resolution13 MP12 MP16 MP
Front-camera resolution5 MP8 MP8 MP
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