Cat B15

  • Released 2013
    170g, 15mm thickness
    Android 4.1
    4GB 512MB RAM storage, microSD slot
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  • 4.0"
    480x800 pixels
  • 5MP
  • 512MB RAM
  • 2000mAh

Cat B15 - Specs

Network Technology GSM / HSPA
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G bands HSDPA 900 / 2100
  HSDPA 850 / 1900
Speed HSPA 7.2/3.6 Mbps
Launch Announced 2013. Released 2013
Status Discontinued
Body Dimensions 125 x 69.5 x 15 mm (4.92 x 2.74 x 0.59 in)
Weight 170 g (6.00 oz)
 IP67 dust/water resistant (up to 1m for 30 mins)
MIL-STD-810G compliant
Drop-to-concrete resistance from up to 1.8m
Display Type TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 4.0 inches, 45.5 cm2 (~52.4% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels, 5:3 ratio (~233 ppi density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass
Platform OS Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
Chipset Mediatek MT6577 (40 nm)
CPU Dual-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A9
GPU PowerVR SGX531
Memory Card slot microSD, up to 32 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal 4GB 512MB RAM
Main Camera Single 5 MP, AF
Video 1080p@30fps
Selfie camera Single VGA
Sound Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
Comms WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
Bluetooth 3.0, A2DP
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
Radio FM radio
USB microUSB 2.0
Features Sensors Accelerometer, proximity
Battery   Non-removable Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery
Stand-by Up to 456 h
Talk time Up to 16 h
Misc Colors Black
Price About 250 EUR

Cat B15 - User Reviews

  • Hi, I would like to buy few pieces for vessel - office communications Do anyone knows if What'sApp is supported in Android 4.1 ? Any information about the signal strength ? Thanks

  • mmhn

  • I got my second hand cat B15 but I don't know where to put a Sim card

  • i want to update my b15

  • 4 yrs plus years old.... Being a plumbing and heating guy, it was under many houses & extreme cold & harsh complaints just not enough storage . On my 2nd battery. Highly recommended....

  • Not so good stracture

  • Unfortunately all has stopped

  • my b15 screen is broken where can i get it fix

  • Oh, and my HTC one SV is the same age as the CAT phone is, and it is still usable, while the CAT phone really isn't. That says a lot about a quality of the phones.

  • How can i increase my cat b 15 ram and must my settings for my default write disk be on phone memory or sd memory

  • also need a battery for my b15 where can i get it

  • i am looking for battery price for my CAT B15 Mobile phone. Kindly share the same and also wanted to that where can i buy this battery in india or have to get from abroad. Thanks

  • Cat B15Q is dual sim

  • I purchased their phone when if first hit the market in 2013 and it has been going great. Only at the beginning of this year did it have it's first hick up, just a glitch from an app update. I did a factory reset and it fixed the problem instantaneously. It has lasted another 7 months but the battery is starting to go and no longer recharging correctly, which after 3 years is what one would expect. This phone has been thrown run over left in water for 3 hours and still has been working. As a person who works in out door industry I have been super happy with the phone before this I was replacing phones every 1-3 months. I will definitely be getting the new model at the end of this year!

  • Exactly the same thing happend to me... It went out all of the sudden and stop working... The battery dead and the touch not respondign the told me than the phone was unfixable that they would give me another one

  • i had virus on my B15Q from the factory... and the sound and recording was way of... and apparently they refuse to replace the phone but then i prolly get a new one with virus from factory again...

  • hi, im com from iran .I have a cat b 15 but is foul and in the iran samebody con not do that fix . im what do???????

  • Battery live not good, phone by itself

  • The sim cards go on top of each other. One in the slot at bottom and then the other top slot.

  • Really dissapointed! Got my first cat b15q, which had an out of box failure. Second phone...did a factory reset after phone battery apparently got a virus and now it shows no camera icon. You can't hear the music properly when playing music. Took out my sim card to put another and then the dual sim card got stuck and the gold plates of the simcard reader got bent. This is just a few of the problems I had so far, because the list is extremely long. When I contacted the manufacturers, they told me to rather get a new phone because they can't help me. Seriously?!

  • please where do i put the second sim card plz

  • Once it recharges it should work. Re battery usage, disable the location app. It really eats up a lot of power.

  • this phone is poor quality,less than a year old my first one fell from coffee table screen shattered, second one a month old froze up had to replace my current one is terribly slow regularly freezes and has poor battery life. I also find the reception is poor compared to other phones. cant wait for contract to run out , back to samsung.......

  • My CAT phone freeze, then I switched it of and it never came on again, The battery was at 80% before I switched it off . now its completely dead. any suggestions?

  • Phone b150q - memmory card. The phone see the card how do i get ut to work on the memmory card.

  • I want to button and touch phone price list.want to buy in chennai.

  • i havn,t upadte my ph from few years to get this plz help me ..

  • I used this phone for 10 months, it's battery is not so powerful, otherwise this is is too good.

  • I have the same phone ram is small don't install anything else and time to time restore on factory settings 512 mb it's only for basic use

  • Is under the first one just pull the tray out

  • I've had the phone for two years. The one I currently have is actually the second one, because I dropped the first one about a foot from the ground and the power button got stuck with no way to be fixed, so instead, I got a replacement. The replacement, too, has problems with the power button, it's really hard to press down. The battery life is awful, even with the brightness on minimum and WiFi off, my phone dies within less than 10 hours. For the past year or so, thephone

  • I had the B15Q for three months, dropped it from a height of about 800 mm and the screen shattered. This supposed indestructible phone that has Corning Gorilla glass and advertised with the words "ARE YOU TOUGH ENOUGH" can be dropped from 1.8 m and nothing will happen to it. Check out the website. Further, all communication from the CAT group is sorry about you being unhappy. Guessing the pride that they have in the phone is not as much as the pride they have in the false advertising.

  • Mat69, Just yesterday mine did the same thing. I've had it for 8 months How did you resolve?

  • I have b15 20 monts and this is wath i have batery is good and every thing work OK its not some monster but it work in every condition and it loock like ne satysfied for all money.

  • Help! I consistently cannot get the back to stay on! The top will not go in properly, even though I try to follow the directions that come on the back of the phone. It was in tight when received, but I have 2 phones like that and no one can figure out how to get the back to stay on tight. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks!

  • Both standby-time and battery life in general are far from the described specifications : ( Wlan connection causes problems and the phone sometimes just turns off for no reason. The device was already in maintenance and the battery was replaced, but it didn`t help.

  • The CAT S50 is the best no failing at all Moise can confirm that.

  • does anyone else find that their phone is failing ? Sound on phone calls is muffled and very instinct, Touch screen is failing , battery life is only about 6 hours with minimal use . Overall a very disappointing phone. Is there a way to do a software upgrade or reset ?

  • Can I please have the B15 cat partnumber

  • internet speed is very very slow on 3G/WiFi. i am installed just Facebook lite, whats app, viber, Skype, phone contact+, why this happening on B15. without any additional apk (only pre-installed) working perfectly. i never trying to use games. dear friends pls let me know why this happening? is this manufacture fault? or Lack of RAM (512Mb)? pls advice me

  • Hello, i am trying to get the setting where i can put on mute one sim card? I think it is not an option. Does anyone have the same problem or solution? BR

  • Pretty good. Take damges like a boss and dont break.

  • Has any one had problems with there cat b15 phone losing connection on there dodge truck well having conversation on it. Voice turns munmbly and cant hear.

  • Under the first!

  • how do you delete a contact no

  • Duel sim? Where is the second sim tray?

  • SIM tray Damaged and where to repair it.

  • good phone

  • Why would you order from the UK when Rogers Canada sells and services B15's?

  • i'm just having the same problem . Some parts of the screen don't respond at all .

  • where is the service center for Cat phones in saudi arabia.....?????? If any one knows it.........please let me know

  • Hello, I have owned a B15Q for less than a month, and all of a sudden the screen froze up on me. I cannot use it anymore because the touch screen is totally unresponsive. This is EXTREMELY frustrating because I live in Canada and had to order it from England ( it was supposed to be a tough phone). Can anyone help me, has this happened to anyone else?

  • - Settings - Language & Input - Select Android Keyboard - Turn off "Vibrate on key-press"

  • Phone is grate, But my battery just died. Where can I get a replaement? I am in the Marhall Islands. The phone here are sold with battries but Can't get a replacement. I only had this for couple of months. Can somebody help? Please Mel

  • Picture size offer only one option, 1 M.pixel? Why?

  • I have the same problem was yours resolved?? queried the problem with Cat and did not get a very satisfactory response in fact if was to go by their suggestion would make the situation even worse. Had a Sonim XP3300 before only had to charge once a week.

  • what about the SAR Values (europe)?

  • Yes

  • does it have a flash...Jimmy

  • Phone is absolutely brilliant for what I want BUT - and a very very big BUT, you can not realy use an SD card of you put one in. This is because Android KITKAT does not allow apps - e.g. podkicker, Navigate etc to store data on the SD card, only on the phones internal memory, and that is very limited. Not CAT's fault - this is a problem caused by Google's Adroid and is serious useability issue that has to be fixed. I am going to be trying to get my money back because of this issue.

  • After touching this phone I transformed into a Navy seal. I tried every razor I cant get rid of my beard. I can now speak 10 different languages and can survive in the wilderness. Bear Grillz sometimes phones me for help btw before touching this phone I was a teenage girl.

  • What's the max resolution when recording a video? 720p?

  • When I take pictures outdor whit my b15,sky become full of diferent colours

  • this cellphone is ideal for building my house

  • Does anyone know how to help me my B15 phones battery life is poor it doesn't even last a day and I hardly use it, its my 2 one in a week maybe there is a setting I have to adjust.Please help!!

  • Can u play clash of clans $

  • Bought one in Lusaka. I work in mining. Very robust phone but also looks great. Some have commented on the weight but it's not really heavier than an S4. Some great features. Like many others, I like the duel sim feature. If you're like me and are inclined to treat a phone a bit roughly, this is ideal but the design is such that it won't easily slip out of your hand.

  • it means dual sim friend.

  • Duo SIM

  • sorry ! wt u mean by " Duos " ?

  • hey wt u mean by Duos !?

  • Have this phone and just wondering if anyone knows how to remove the vibration that you get when you answer calls, almost like a jolt, not liking that at all. Thanks in advance!

  • Have this phone and just wondering if anyone knows how to remove the vibration that you get when you answer calls, almost like a jolt, not liking that at all. Thanks in advance!

  • I bought a Cat B15 a few months back.And since it was new it will not take a wall charge or a car charge.I have to unplug the wall charger adapter and plug into my laptop with the USB provided when I bought the phone.And that takes 6 hours to recharge this way.Way to slow.I tried 2 higher end mini USB car chargers but the phone tries to take a charge then stops every time.That sucks!!! Any ideas? Maybe they make a slow trickle charger for mini USB car chargers?

  • bad camera >> but the phone in general is amazing specially it's Duos

  • Hi. Is there a software programme that I can use on my PC to back up & restore data? Something like KIES for Samsung. Also, can you get "extended batteries" that will fit in the case. I am a little surprised as to how the battery tends to drain very quickly - I don't have a million apps downloaded.

  • It has very limited memory reserved for installing apps, only a fraction of the 4GB storage it is bundled with. The camera offers manual ISO setting in its user interface, but the does not have any effect. In low light you get brurry photos easily, as automatic exposure sets shutter speed to something like 1/10 s. My copy had issues in camera: center of image is reddish in some low light photos.

  • Well, I had it and the FM radio did not perform well.

  • I had this phone for a month and sold it on. I knew from reviews that this phone is no performer but I wasn't after features and fast performance. I wanted a solid phone that I can take everywhere and not worry much about it. For that I was willing to overlook many of it's shortcomings: -pale screen that is very sensitive to viewing angle (like a 2008 macbook) thou its visibility on the sun was acceptable. -bad earpiece voice quality. I had hard time understanding the person on the other side more often than with any other phone but eventually we understood each other. -quirky volume rocker that wouldn't increase volume of earpiece unless I moved the phone away from the ear. -loudspeaker with crappy sound quality and poor loudness. My waterproof Samsung B2710 bumbphone is louder. Still I missed only a call or two due to it's poor loudness. -it can't be used with any kind of regular (non touchscreen) gloves. -highest price I paid for a phone so far. I was willing to get along with that believing that I won't have to worry about this phone when outdoor because its waterproof and drop proof. Except it's not. A right drop or bump can pry the battery door open or make the battery pop out all together. Knowing that I got rid of my CAT B15. Looking at the specs, this phone is an average Chinese rugged phone with CAT logo that more than doubles it's price. I recommend avoiding it. P.S. I do like it's shape and size. It feels very secure in hand. Had it been at least half cheaper I might even consider keeping it

  • @ agent bhatti... correct link for souq here It is only 1439 + 11 (delivery)... All the best

  • this phone kinda looks useless . when we have the latest phones for about 2600 dhs (im living in uae) , it rally makes me wonder why this phone costs about 5500 on !

  • I've had the B15 for six months & am pretty dissapointed with it. It broke in the first week, power button stopped working so I had to keep pulling the battery out & re inserting to use it. It took at least a month to get it sorted (they finally replaced it) The power on button only works sometimes... you'd be surprised just how dammned frustrating that is. The speaker is WAY too quiet! What kind of industrial environment is it supposed to be used in? a nice quiet libary or morgue?? I miss 70% of my incoming calls and the viberate function is feeble at best, you'd expect something like a jackhammer on a industrial phone used in noisy environments... no thought put into this by the designers. Battery life is good & I can live with it's other limitations as I was aware of them from reading reviews before buying but now I'm hoping someone will steal my phone or I can lose it just so I can go out & buy something decent again. Not impressed :(

  • Has anyone tried downloading BBM on this phone?

  • It runs android... any apps on android market should work

  • Can you get What'sApp or BBM on this phone? Thanks

  • I found a video where battery pops out: also wrote: "Battery sometimes pops out when it's dropped" And just so you know this phone barely works with very thin gloves. A true workman's phone. NOT!

  • I had this phone for a month and I wouldn't call it waterproof or shock proof. If the phone falls the battery cover can sometimes pop open!!! Very lame!

  • You have to put the mp3 you want as ringtone to the ringtone files. You have to do the same for alarm clock ringtones.

  • where country to buy catb15?

  • to mp3 Download ringtone Editor on appstore

  • this phone has radio or not?

  • sound: mp3

  • In Canada by Rogers provider thisn phone cost 350 $.

  • Gsmarena will you review it? Please?

  • Please where can I get this phone in Nigeria?

  • Where can i find this? Im here in saudi arabia

  • Best thing about my CAT B15 is it's Waterproof and I can take pictures under water.

  • yes bur ram is 512 better cat b15 aws

  • It is kind of like a iPhone except it runs on a google system and it has a heavy duty case

  • where can you buy this phone in the uk

  • it has fm radio!

  • It´s a great phone, I work on a Petroleum sismic camp in Bolivia so the enviroment is pretty hard, conditions like hot temperatures, dust and high humidity, and my Cat has answered when I have needed it. It´s sad the no flash light, but everithing is ok, in the future I hope one with it.