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Review: CAT S40

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Oct 19, 2015, 4:15 AM

Phones like this have always seemed so pointless to me

With cases existing that do everything this phone does and more, I don't understand throwing $400 at a mediocre phone. Why not get a much better one and a Lifeproof (or similar) case?

I really think there are too many Android phones that serve no purpose, other than trumped up notions of 'choice'. Only a select few actually sell worth a damn, while the rest collect dust.

I wonder how much money it costs carriers to stock these somewhat 'worthless' phones. And beyond that, you have to account for the fact that beyond just the cost of the phones not selling well, they're also lacking severely (usually) in one, if not many categories, which then just pisses off the user and displeases them - which again has a negative impact on pro...
I can see that about many phones, like half of samsung's entire line. This phone however, is actually a heavy duty phone, so its not like it serves no purpose aside from adding another sku to their limited lineup.
If I still worked a physical job,...
Because add-on cases don't do a thing for things like the far, far louder speaker output of these ruggedized phones, background-noise-cancelling microphones, ability to use the touchscreen while in the pouring rain, or wearing gloves, etc.

Is your ...
Well a rugged phone is more durable in my experience, that a fragile disposable device.

They are made to last for a long time, not just a couple of drops on the floor (even with a rugged case)
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