In a few words
A lot of cell phones come out every month, and you get overwhelmed pretty quickly.
For heavy or occasional use, the models to be chosen will not be the same.The operating system is a matter of taste; on this S42 32 GB, Cat chose Android.
Now let’s see the results of our situational testing.
Our tests have shown that this S42 32 GB is sufficient for the majority of cases.This model is average, and will meet most of your needs.All in all, a good price/quality ratio.
|This phone is comfortable for|
|Avoid choosing this phone for|
|Playing video games|
|Making photos or movies|
What does mobility look like?
The intended use of your future phone is of utmost importance. You will use it to make phone calls, but also to surf and search for information on the internet.
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.
That means it’s not practical for internet browsing.Even less good for watching a movie.The primary use of this phone would be to make calls…
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.This smartphone comes with GPS.No more need for a map to get around a city or a country.Effective functionality almost everywhere.
Some smartphones can hide more than one.In other words, having several subscriptions with the same device.That is, several operators at the same time.It can be interesting when you travel abroad.
No protection on the screen of this S42 32 GB.No protection against scratches or shocks that can occur during the lifetime of all smartphones.You will need to plan for the purchase of a protective film.
In addition, concerning the battery of this smartphone you will have enough autonomy with 4200 mAh,It will be possible to spend a full day between loads.
And since Cat did not consider it useful to put a fast charge on this model, we will have to wait.Yet it has become almost indispensable, due to the speed at which batteries are now draining.
Interesting for the videos?
More and more of us watch our phones at the expense of our TVs every day.A handy device for watching videos.It even replaces the radio, or to listen to music.Access to the network allows you to watch a video stream whenever you feel like it.However, not all smartphones will do the trick.
Unsurprisingly, this model is not really made for multimedia.He’s one of the worst in the business.An 5.5-inch screen with overly vivid colors.For information, the resolution is 720 x 1440.However, you can use it to listen to your music playlist.
This includes an IPS LCD screen.The light of the backlight varies according to the orientation of the pixels allowing a wider viewing angle.
For the audio part, Cat wanted to do well.You have an input for the 3.5mm plug of your headphones.
Using its Bluetooth functionality, you can pair your phone with all the devices in your home (speakers, TV…).The sound result is of a good level.
On the sound side, we find that there are no stereo speakers.
The right model to play with?
Games are performance consuming.Games, but also applications require batteries.To play and have a smooth picture, you need to have the CPU and GPU at its best.In other words, the power of the technical components is essential to enjoy the game phases.
What came out of our tests is that the S42 32 GB is low in power.Its Mediatek MT6761D Helio A20 (12 nm) processor is not very powerful, and the GPU is not at the expected level.The colors are medium and the images are not fluid.
As far as RAM is concerned, this model is lightweight to say the least.This model has 32 GB, which is low.And because Cat predicted that some of you would be demanding gamers, you have the ability to expand the available memory.
Whatever your use, unless you are playing H24, the battery is sufficient.An autonomy which is in the middle range.The 4200 mAH power will not require recharging during the day.
We would have appreciated a higher level for displaying applications.Reading comfort where the display is not up to scratch.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.
What about the videos?
People have been using smartphones for some time now… to take pictures.The reason being related to the millions of pixels they are equipped with.But this characteristic is not everything.Editing and sharing options should also be analyzed.Generally speaking, Cat has developed a recognized know-how for smartphones.
It’s a surprise from Cat.There is indeed only one lens on this phone.
The 13 Mp resolution of this model is interesting.You can be sure to make good quality photos and videos.As far as selfies are concerned, this model is devoid of the technology that embellishes the photos .The editing function is out of date.You will be able to take pictures perfectly, but don’t expect high quality.
This phone offers very little space: 32 GB; this is the smallest phone available.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 a nutshell
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.