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.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.
Cat provides us with a well-balanced phone here.He’s on the average phone right now.With a well-placed price, it’s a wise choice.
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|Avoid choosing this phone for|
|Making photos or movies|
Is the S42 32 GB compatible for nomadic use?
The issue of mobility is important when it comes to a smartphone. 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.
A size that does not invite fluid use on the internet.Forget the videos, too.All in all, perfect for a phone call.
In addition, it natively offers Wifi technology.Convenient if you have cut off portability (abroad) and want to stay in touch with your loved ones.There’s GPS on this phone.No more need for a map to get around a city or a country.Effective functionality almost everywhere.
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 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.If you decide on this model, remember to use a transparent tempered glass film, adapted to the shape of the screen.
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.This is very useful when the smartphone battery is empty and you’re in a hurry.
The right choice for watching movies?
Smartphones have become the new televisions.It’s become a handy tool.You can also listen to continuous music anywhere.They are quite powerful and quite connected by streaming video.But not all phones are suitable for this purpose.
This is not a model designed 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.And its screen resolution is low.At the limit, it will be suitable for listening to music.
This includes an IPS LCD screen.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.This model has a 3.5mm jack input, and allows your phone to play good quality music.
Bluetooth technology will allow you to listen to music with connected devices.The transmission is fluid and the sound is clear.
And, on the nice but missing functionality side, we have the stereo speakers; the mono sound is shallower.
The right choice to play online?
Impossible to play properly without a high-performance device.This implies that the batteries must be able to keep up.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.Its Mediatek MT6761D Helio A20 (12 nm) processor is not very powerful, and the GPU is not at the expected level.The visual result is below other smartphones in this category.
A smartphone with RAM, but the bare minimum.You will only have 32 GB for your videos and music.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.This model is in the middle of the category.With 4200 mAH, its power allows you to stay connected all day long.
Performance and good display were expected for the possible applications of this model.unfortunately, it is at a very low reading comfort level.Its entry-level design with a smaller-than-average screen gives a disappointing result.You’ll have to force it to read the documents clearly.
Finally for the sensors installed natively on this smartphone, you have the presence of NFC here.A handy feature when it comes to making contactless payments, just using your phone.
The tool to make photos, movies?
Over time, smartphones have become almost as good as cameras.The millions of pixels of the sensors make it possible to make high quality photos.Other important criteria must be taken into account, such as zoom, HDR function, Flash Led, Panorama mode.Being able to share photos taken with one click is also important.Cat has long been designing smartphones with top quality photo sensors.
The company has done the bare minimum in this case.This model thus has only one objective.
The photo resolution of this S42 32 GB is 13 Mp, which gives a nice picture.You will find the brightness and colours of your holiday images at your fingertips.We do not recommend this device to anyone who regularly selfies with their smartphone.Reprocessing photos is not intuitive.The sensor of this S42 32 GB is of very average quality and will dissuade you from using this smartphone for this kind of exercise.
This phone offers very little space: 32 GB; this is the smallest phone available.Forget about your music and movies, in addition to your many applications.And then we advise you to provide external backup solutions.
In short, the S42 32 GB, the right choice?
This S42 32 GB corresponds to the majority of use cases.It’s a very good quality model.In conclusion, it is a good product.