CAT has always been known for rugged phones (and of course, construction vehicles) and there won’t be any change soon. Hopefully, the company will saturate the market with more tough and reliable smartphones targeted not only for industrial and heavy-duty users but also for everyone. Caterpillar is a trusted name in making durable products and the phones being offered by the company are no different.

Continuing on with the tradition of high quality CAT S series phones, here comes the CAT S50c. It’s an improved version of the CAT S50 released almost two years ago and was soon made available from AT&T and T-Mobile. This one though is now being offered by Verizon in the United States. As with the previous phones, Cat S50c has passed several rigorous tests to ensure that customers will one tough phone that will last a long time. It’s IP67 certified which means it’s durable with Military Standard 810g—meaning it’s waterproof, dust proof, and ready for drops.

Phone comes equipped with a 4.7-inch TFT display with 720 x 1280 pixel resolution, 8MP rear camera with Autofocus, 2MP front-facing camera, 8GB onboard storage, 1.2Ghz Qualcomm MSM8926-1 Quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, microSD card slot for expansion up to 64GB), 4G LTE connectivity, and non-removable Lithium Ion 2630 mAh battery.

The phone is ideal for more rugged professions. It can even be used with gloves on and wet fingers as made possible by a wet-finger tracking technology. There’s a Pusk To Talk button that let’s you easily make phone calls even in remote places. Phone is now available for only $399.99.


  • Codrut Nistor

    Strange enough, both Verizon and CAT no longer have official pages for this product. They will probably change the name, completely withdraw it, or it’s just some temporary issue.

  • Rick Picl

    I have this phone (3 Months) – generally like it – but the fact that it only has 8G of memory and does not have a setting to make the SD card the primary storage – makes this phone a technical pain and probably unusable for the typical phone user. Bad design!!! You cannot move most of the pre-installed apps to the card and if you are low on internal memory you cannot download any new apps. You have to “ROOT” your phone. You will have to perform manual moves of data etc… every time you are low on space absolutely absurd