As an introduction to this analysis
Among all the possible choices, it becomes difficult to choose the smartphone that best suits your needs.Depending on the use that will be made of them, it is mandatory to compare several models with each other.This model, the S42 32 GB uses Android, which is already a choice in the telephone world.
And now that you know, our tests will let you know if, in terms of features and functionality, this smartphone is right for you.
Following our tests, we see that this S42 32 GB is not good for all cases.With lesser performance, it does not reach the level of the best.In the end, it’s a second choice in addition to your main smartphone.
|This phone is comfortable for|
|Follow you wherever you go|
|Avoid choosing this phone for|
|Making photos or movies|
S42 32 GB for mobility?
The issue of mobility is important when it comes to a smartphone.Beyond its telephone function, we expect it to be as good for surfing the internet and usable when travelling.
S42 32 GB’s really small.A size of 5.5 inches that would have been normal in the early days of smartphones, but not anymore.
A size that does not invite fluid use on the internet.Even less good for watching a movie.It’s a model made for telephoning, mainly.
Also note that wifi will be available to accompany you.This allows you to easily have a connection with a comfortable speed. This phone is equipped with a GPS chip.Your travels will be facilitated, even abroad.Important when you’re away from home.
This on model, you can have more than one phone number.This means that you can manage several packages at the same time.This model allows you to manage several operators.An interesting option abroad.
No protection on the screen of this S42 32 GB.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.Enough to get through the day.
In conclusion on battery charging, Cat has not changed anything compared to previous models, which means no fast charge.Convenient to use, it would have made it possible to recharge quickly.
The right choice for watching movies?
The use of the telephone now exceeds that of television.A handy device for watching videos.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.But not all phones are suitable for this purpose.
We would have liked the S42 32 GB to have been more powerful on the multimedia side.He’s one of the worst in the business.It’s hard to watch a video.A resolution which is moreover in 720 x 1440.It is rather advisable to listen to music.
The screen of this model has been switched to LCD IPS (In-Plane Switching).The result is less light scattering, resulting in a wider viewing angle and deeper tones.
Cat has also designed this product for audio use.You have an input for the 3.5mm plug of your headphones.
To transfer the sound from the phone, you will have the option via bluetooth.The result is very pleasant to the ear.
And finally, for the sound, we were surprised not to find the stereo.
The right choice to play online?
For games, you need performance.This implies that the batteries must be able to keep up.To play and have a smooth picture, you need to have the CPU and GPU at its best.In short, the more advanced the components are, the better the gameplay will be.
What came out of our tests is that the S42 32 GB is low in power.The components are starting to date (Mediatek MT6761D Helio A20 (12 nm) processor), and the quality is less good.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.This phone only defaults to 32 GB; that’s probably fair.In fact, for some passionate users, Cat has provided an extra space to add more.
Apart from playing for several hours, the battery is quite well dimensioned.This model is identical to what you will find in the competition.With a power of 4200 mAH, it will be enough to charge the day before to be able to hold the day.
We would have appreciated a higher level for displaying applications.Reading comfort where the display is not up to scratch.That’s gonna make it harder to read.The precision of the image, the colours; so many elements that will limit your desire to read on this phone.
The last point on the functionality side is the presence of NFC.It is a means of payment with the smartphone.
What about the videos?
People have been using smartphones for some time now… to take pictures.They have millions of pixels that capture details perfectly.But this characteristic is not everything.The possible retouching via application is also interesting.Generally speaking, Cat has developed a recognized know-how for smartphones.
It’s a surprise from Cat.There is thus only one lens, to be installed on this model.
If you are very attached to the quality of the photos, you may be disappointed by this S42 32 GB.A definition in 13 Mp, which is necessarily less good than on top-of-the-range models.It’s not the best device for making selfies.The editing function is out of date.You will be able to take pictures perfectly, but don’t expect high quality.
This device contains only 32 GB of storage space; less than most.Not enough to back up all your video files or music.To put it plainly, you will have to make room regularly or your memory will be saturated.
The S42 32 GB, a good choice for the right use
This S42 32 GB is not good for all uses.It can be a temporary choice or a temporary fix.Only its well-placed price is interesting; it can be a temporary choice.