The Caterpillar Cat B15 smartphone is as tough as they come

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Smartphones are amazing pieces of technology, but they are also extremely fragile. Sure, a lot of them are water “resistant” now, but you most can barely withstand a drop on the sidewalk. Caterpillar is known for making “tough” equipment, and they’ve just shown how tough their new Cat B15 smartphone is.

The Cat B15 smartphone isn’t going to knock your socks off in the looks or specs department, but it’s tough as nails and can truly take a beating. How tough you ask? How about tough enough to survive a drop almost 6 feet? If that’s not impressive, you’ll want to watch the video below.

Yup, that was a frontend loader running over 600 Cat B15 smartphones while they are turned on. All survive the massacre by the 9,000 lbs. loader which is beyond impressive if you’ve worked construction and know what heavy equipment can do to various objects. Bigger machines would definitely crush that device or any other, but the test is impressive nonetheless.

Calling the Cat B15 smartphone “rugged” would be a bit of an understatement after watching the video, but it still has a few tricks up its sleeves. The device has been tested to the 810G Military Standard meaning it can with stand shock, vibration and extreme temperatures. It’s also dust resistant and can take a dunking for up to 30 minutes in around a meter of water.cat.b15

As for the actual smartphone, the specs aren’t all that impressive, but the Cat B15 smartphone will certainly get the job done as it’s not made to play Angry Birds…

  • 4-inch display 800 x 480 resolution
  • MediaTek MT6577 1GHz dual-core processor
  • 512MB of RAM
  • 4GB of Storage (expandable up to 32GB via MicroSD)
  • 5MP rear camera w/ front-facing VGA snapper
  • 2000mAh removable battery

Mid-range to low-end are the innards, but let’s face it, you’re not buying a Caterpillar branded phone for the speed or to take selfies. The Cat B15 smartphone runs Android 4.1, and it can be yours for between $300-$350 depending on your locale. If you’re interested in one of Caterpillar’s Cat B15 smartphones, hit up the link below for more details.

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Adam is a tech aficionado and Android enthusiast. When he's not checking out new tech, you can find him playing poker or binge-watching shows on Netflix.

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