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Video: Check out the toughest Android phone the world has ever seen

May 8th, 2014 at 4:16 PM
Caterpillar Cat B15 Smartphone

Are you a tough guy or gal who loves traversing the open terrains or who works in a heavy-duty industry like construction? Do you require a smartphone that can take a beating and keep on taking Instagram pictures? If so then you might want to check out the new Cat B15 smartphone built by tractor manufacturer Caterpillar that’s been specifically designed to be “a tough, rugged phone that means business.”

To show just how tough the B15 is, Catepillar has posted a video of the new device being dropped from 35 feet into the air into a pool of water and then being pulled out and run over by one of Caterpillar’s Cat 277D Multi Terrain Loaders.

From an aesthetics perspective, the Cat B15 obviously isn’t as pleasing to the eyes as an iPhone 5s or an HTC One (M8) as it features a very thick frame with awkward-looking corners that make it look like it won’t fit very comfortably in your pocket. That said, if you’re buying the B15 you don’t care if it looks pretty or feels comfortable in your hand — you want it to survive lots of wear and tear.

Specs for the device include a 4-inch touch display, a 5-megapixel camera, a dual-core 1GHz processor, a 2,000 mAh battery and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean — in other words, the device’s specs are pretty dated.

You can watch a video of Caterpillar’s torture test for the phone below.




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