A lot of cell phones come out every month, and you get overwhelmed pretty quickly.
Depending on whether you are a seasoned user or a beginner, the choices are different.Already at the level of the operating system of this S42 32 GB: here, it is an Android with all the Cat ecosystem that goes with it.
And now that you know, our tests will let you know if, in terms of features and functionality, this smartphone is right for you.
The design of this S42 32 GB is well done and corresponds to consumer expectations.This model is average, and will meet most of your needs.With a well-placed price, it’s a wise choice.
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|Photographing or filming|
S42 32 GB for mobility?
The issue of mobility is important when it comes to a smartphone. If for you, a phone is just for making calls, you probably won’t need a smartphone.
That S42 32 GB looks really small.A size of 5.5 inches that would have been normal in the early days of smartphones, but not anymore.
That means it’s not practical for internet browsing.Forget the videos, too.The primary use of this phone would be to make calls…
In addition, it natively offers Wifi technology.You will be able to enjoy quality web access, anywhere, even on the other side of the world.This smartphone comes with GPS.You know where you stand.Unless you’re in the middle of the desert.
Several Sims can be activated on this smartphone.This means that you can manage several packages at the same time.This will even be possible with competing operators.An interesting option abroad.
We found out that this S42 32 GB doesn’t have reinforced glass.It’s hard to predict that a device will never fall down.
It is a good idea to purchase an adaptable screen protector as a complement.As far as autonomy is concerned, with its 4200 mAh, it is comparable to other competing models.Perfect for a day between calls and games.
And since Cat did not consider it useful to put a fast charge on this model, we will have to wait.Too bad, it’s a very interesting feature today.
Is this device good for listening to music and watching videos?
The use of the telephone now exceeds that of television.It’s become a handy tool.It even replaces the radio, or to listen to music.Because of the power of smartphones and their connectivity, you can watch whatever you want.However, the first smartphone that comes along is not necessarily going to fit.
Unsurprisingly, this model is not really made for multimedia.It is one of the worst in this area.Its screen is not big enough to enjoy a video, let alone a movie.The resolution is low: 720 x 1440.He’ll be more comfortable listening to music.
The on-board technology at the display level is the LCD IPS.That is to say that it offers very good colours and very wide viewing angles.
Cat has also designed this product for audio use.The 3.5mm jack input allows the connection of headphones and/or a microphone.
With its OS version installed, the phone supports wireless Hi-Fi audio via Bluetooth.The sound result is of a good level.
And, on the nice but missing functionality side, we have the stereo speakers; the mono sound is shallower.
The Cat phone, for video games?
For games, you need performance.Games, but also applications require batteries.On 3D games, the right processor and quality graphics chip ensure smooth rendering.In short, technology and the latest generation of components provide better playability.
Our tests put this S42 32 GB at the bottom of the list in terms of power.The components are starting to date (Mediatek MT6761D Helio A20 (12 nm) processor), and the quality is less good.The rendering at the image level is inferior to the competition.
In terms of storage memory, it’s in the worst.It’s 32 GB that have been installed, and that’s not much.Knowing that some users need more space, Cat has provided a free space for an extension.
Apart from playing for several hours, the battery is quite well dimensioned.She’s average in terms of endurance.The 4200 mAH power will not require recharging during the day.
As with games, this smartphone is not intended to have many applications.unfortunately, it is at a very low reading comfort level.It won’t be easy to read the downloaded documents.You’ll have to force it to read the documents clearly.
The last point on the functionality side is the presence of NFC.A way that will allow you to pay with this smartphone.
What about the videos?
Over time, smartphones have become almost as good as cameras.They have millions of pixels that capture details perfectly.Other important criteria must be taken into account, such as zoom, HDR function, Flash Led, Panorama mode.Editing and sharing options should also be analyzed.Generally speaking, Cat has developed a recognized know-how for smartphones.
The company has done the bare minimum in this case.There is indeed only one lens on this phone.
With its photo resolution of 13 Mp, this S42 32 GB is an interesting choice compared to other equivalent models.The results of your holiday movies will be of very good quality.You will limit selfies with this model, because of the poor quality of the rendering.Also, it is difficult to retouch images properly.This S42 32 GB is good for telephoning, but not for retouching images.
This smartphone has only 32 GB; that’s very little in terms of storage.Limited space to store your holiday photos and movies.To put it plainly, you will have to make room regularly or your memory will be saturated.
The S42 32 GB in conclusion
This S42 32 GB makes almost any use possible without difficulty.
Performing well, it almost reaches the level of the best.In conclusion, it is a good product.