And to begin with…
A lot of cell phones come out every month, and you get overwhelmed pretty quickly.
Depending on the use that will be made of them, it is mandatory to compare several models with each other.The operating system is a matter of taste; on this S42 32 GB, Cat chose Android.
And now that you know, our tests will let you know if, in terms of features and functionality, this smartphone is right for you.
Our tests have shown that this S42 32 GB is sufficient for the majority of cases.He’s on the average phone right now.In short, it is a product with an attractive price.
|This phone is comfortable for|
|Avoid choosing this phone for|
|Taking pictures or filming|
S42 32 GB for mobility?
Your smartphone must be able to accompany you at all times. Mobility for surfing the internet, even on holiday.
The S42 32 GB is almost a model.A modest 5.5-inch screen, which on the other hand is easier to fit in a pocket and easier to hold.
It will be more difficult to click on this small area.Don’t imagine watching a movie in good conditions either.All in all, perfect for a phone call.
In addition, through its Wlan option, you can connect to wifi terminals.This allows you to easily have a connection with a comfortable speed.This smartphone has GPS.You know where you stand.Important when you’re away from home.
It is sometimes convenient to have several phones in one. And this model can handle multiple Sims.This means that you can manage several packages at the same time.This will even be possible with competing operators.This feature will be useful for travellers among you, who will be able to integrate a prepaid SIM card of the country they are in, without having to remove the main card.
Detail that is missing on this S42 32 GB is the absence of reinforced glass.In other words, the scratches or the shocks that happen to us all, will inevitably appear.A possible solution at a lower cost is the addition of a transparent tempered glass film, without altering the screen’s tactile reactivity.
As far as autonomy is concerned, with its 4200 mAh, it is comparable to other competing models.It will not be necessary to recharge during the day.
Cat did not choose to install the fast charge feature on this model.Too bad, it’s a very interesting feature today.
Analysis of multimedia functions.
Smartphones have become the new televisions.A handy device for watching videos.The same goes for listening to music.Thanks to the ever-increasing access to networks, and with easy-to-use applications, it has become very simple to watch a streaming movie (Netflix, YouTube or Disney) on a phone screen.Careful, that doesn’t mean any smartphone will do.
Unsurprisingly, this model is not really made for multimedia.He’s at the bottom of our ranking.Its screen is not big enough to enjoy a video, let alone a movie.And its screen resolution is low.It is rather advisable to listen to music.
The screen of this model has been switched to LCD IPS (In-Plane Switching).The light of the backlight varies according to the orientation of the pixels allowing a wider viewing angle.
On the audio side, Cat wanted to do it right.A 3.5mm input to connect your headphones or speakers.
Bluetooth technology will allow you to listen to music with connected devices.The result is very pleasant to the ear.
Finally, we deplore the absence of stereo speakers.
The right model to play with?
For games, you need performance.Games, but also applications require batteries.The processor and graphics chip must also be of high quality to make the image fluid.Simply put, the higher these features are, the better your gaming experience will be.
After our tests, we find out that this S42 32 GB is in the lowest rankings.The Mediatek MT6761D Helio A20 (12 nm) processor is an older generation.The colors are medium and the images are not fluid.
As far as RAM is concerned, you’re at the minimum required on a smartphone.It’s 32 GB that have been installed, and that’s not much.And because Cat predicted that some of you would be demanding gamers, you have the ability to expand the available memory.
Apart from playing for several hours, the battery is quite well dimensioned.An autonomy which is in the middle range.The power is 4200 mAH, well enough for the day.
Performance and good display were expected for the possible applications of this model.The components do not allow for a quality display.Its entry-level design with a smaller-than-average screen gives a disappointing result.Even if it remains legible, the clarity of the image and the display are below the competition.
Finally for the sensors installed natively on this smartphone, you have the presence of NFC here.It is a means of payment with the smartphone.
Analysis of Audio and Video functions
People have been using smartphones for some time now… to take pictures.The millions of pixels of the sensors make it possible to make high quality photos.The ability to stabilize at the time of shooting or the Burst mode are also important points.The possible retouching via application is also interesting.Cat has long been designing smartphones with top quality photo sensors.
Little progress has been made by Cat.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.You can be sure to make good quality photos and videos.It’s not the best device for making selfies.So photo retouching is not exceptional.This S42 32 GB allows you to take pictures, but will not restore the brightness or colors.
This phone offers very little space: 32 GB; this is the smallest phone available.That means you’ll have to make choices between videos, photos and applications.To put it plainly, you will have to make room regularly or your memory will be saturated.
The S42 32 GB – in a nutshell
This S42 32 GB makes almost any use possible without difficulty.
It’s a very good quality model.All in all, a good price/quality ratio.