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Top 5 Trending Handsets of the Week

Sunday, August 21st, 2016

Here’s our top five handsets of the week:

1. BlackBerry Dtek50 Sim Free

Winning feature: ‘The World’s most Secure Android handset’

Created by world-renowned security experts, BlackBerry have embedded a hardware root of trust in to the processor for tight security. The DTEK50 secure boot process ensures each stage of the secure boot chain is verified and a quick glimpse of your DTEK50 will provide an overall security rating for your device. BlackBerry also promise their quickest ever security patches.

2. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Sim Free

Winning Features: a 5.5 inch QHD (2560×1440 pixel) Super AMOLED curved display, with a sharp 534ppi and expandable memory.

Constructed with a 3D Thermoformed dual-curve back, the Galaxy S7 Edge is water and dust resistant thanks to a IP68 rating. The new custom CPU, powerful GPU, Exynos and Snapdragon 820 processor and 4GB RAM make for a powerful combination, whilst the dual 12 mega pixel rear and 5 megapixel front facing cameras allow you to capture the moment.

3. Sony Xperia XA Ultra Sim Free

Winning Features: 6 inch edge to edge full HD bright display and 21 megapixel camera.

Featuring a 6 inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with a 76.6% screen-to-body ratio resulting in a usable size phablet with excellent viewing capabilities. On the rear of the handset is  a 21.5MP camera with phase detection auto-focus and an LED flash, to accompany the whopping 16MP 1/2.6 inch type sensor of the front selfie camera, which also features autofocus, OIS and even an LED flash.


4. Cat S60 Sim Free

Winning Feature: Flir Thermal Imaging Camera

The CAT S60 offers incredible opportunities for construction workers and even emergency services thanks to the FLIR thermal camera which records temperatures and displays them as different coloured readings. A separate app overlays a low resolution feed from the main 13MP camera to add detail and depth to the thermal readings and also allows you to swipe between regular photography and thermal.

5. Huawei P9 Plus Sim Free

Winning feature: Rear Dual Leica 12 megapixel cameras (with monochrome and RGB colour sensors for professional images)

The premium version of the Huawei P9, the P9 Plus offers  great features, masses of power and Leica dual cameras. The handset houses a 5.5 inch Super AMOLED Full HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, as well as a large, non-removable Li-Ion 3400mAh battery promising two days of normal use.

All of these handsets are available to order Sim Free today.


The Flir Thermal Imaging Camera on the Cat S60

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

The Cat S60 has been taking the construction world by storm thanks to its twin camera sensors, in particular the FLIR thermal camera.

The main 13 megapixel sensor on the drop proof, dust resistant handset will capture everyday images easily, but the magic happens when it pairs up with the thermal imaging sensor.

The FLIR thermal camera records temperatures and displays them as different coloured readings. A separate app overlays a low resolution feed from the main 13MP camera to add detail and depth to the thermal readings and also allows you to swipe between regular photography and thermal.

The resolution of the camera is a slightly lower than its smartphone competitors at640x480, but it is significantly better than any other off the shelf thermal cameras making it a great choice for anyone in construction or even the emergency services.

The Cat S60 not only shows temperatures in real time, but it also allows you to capture the image and retrospectively analysis the data. This means you don’t have to worry about collecting all of the thermal data live, as temperature readings are saved in the metadata of every photograph.  The in built thermal camera app also offers nine different filters, which you can even use whilst taking videos.

Want to know more? Check out our first look video:

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Watch our hands on demo of the Cat S60 Thermal Imaging capabilities

Friday, May 20th, 2016

We got our hands on the new Military Spec CAT S60 with Thermal Imaging and took it for a spin.

Watch our video to see the innovative FLIR Thermal camera in action:

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Top 3 handsets for Construction Workers, Plumbers, Builders and those in the Emergency Services

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Phones are no longer just a tool for making and receiving calls, texts and emails. So many of us rely on our handsets as tools at work; to schedule meetings, locate offices and make that important video conference call to Hong Kong in the middle of the night.

But what about those who don’t work the regular 9-5? Those who need support in physical and manual trade. We take a look at the tough boys of the ‘rugged’ handset category and check out what makes them special.

1. CAT S60: £459.98inc VAT

cat s60

Our first offering comes from the veteran of tough-phones Cat. The military-specs featured on the CAT S60 include unseen before water resistance of up to 5 meters deep and a MIL-STD-810G certification making the CAT S60  salt, dust, humidity, rain, vibration, solar radiation, transport and thermal shock resistant. But that’s not all. The CAT S60 is also the first smartphone and more interestingly an integrated thermal imaging camera.

The handset offers a regular 13 megapixel rear camera and pairs it with a FLIR Lepton Thermal camera, which can show 80 x 60 pixels of thermal video. The S60 measures temperatures up to 30m distance in real-time. But CAT didn’t stop there, the CAT S60 combines the image from both cameras to produce images that promise to help construction workers, plumbers, firefighters and emergency services in their many roles.

2. DeWalt Phone: £449.98 inc VAT

Dewalt Phone

A new offering from construction tool giant DeWalt, the DeWalt phone (MD501) offers a rugged Android based experience, built to exacting DEWALT standards.  This robust mobile is IP68 certified, meaning it is protected against water and dust and can withstand drops onto concrete from heights of up to 2.0M. It features an easy-grip design to help minimise accidents and is easy to use whilst wearing work gloves.

With 4G connectivity, with NFC mobile data collection, WiFi, Bluetooth, G-sensor, gyroscope, pressure, magnets and light/range sensors you really have got all the tools for the job. What’s more, the DeWalt MD501 is dual sim, allowing you to divide work and play without having to take two handsets on-site.

3. Samsung Galaxy S7: £619.98

Samsung Galaxy S7

Our final offering is a surprising one. You might not expect to see such a high end handset included in the ‘rugged’ phone section but trust us, it’s a toughie. Similarly to the DeWalt, the Samsung Galaxy S7 has an IP65 rating making it water and dust resistant. Samsung have also cleverly sealed off internal components whilst retaining the micro USB ports, so you won’t even have to open extra caps or covers to access your water resistant ports.

Don’t just take our word for it. Check out our previous blog highlighting the best ‘extreme’ tests carried out on the handset. You’ll be surprised to see the S7 survive being frozen in water for over 12 hours, thrown from a 100ft drop and even pan fried in boiling water.

Other rugged handsets include JCB Toughphone Sitemaster 3G and the more budget friendly CAT B30.



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