Caterpillar CAT S42
Technical data and benchmarks

Device

The Caterpillar CAT S42 was released in Q1/2020 at a price of 249 USD and is available in the colors Black.

Colours: Black
Price from: 249 $
Release date: Q1/2020

Processor

The Caterpillar CAT S42 uses the MediaTek Helio A20. This processor was published in Q2/2020 and is manufactured with a structure width of 12 nm. The MediaTek Helio A20 has 4 CPU cores and the maximum frequency is about 1.80 GHz.

Name: MediaTek Helio A20
Core count: 4
Core A: 4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.80 GHz
Core B: 0x @ 0.00 GHz
Core C: 0x @ 0.00 GHz
Structure: 12 nm
Release date: Q2/2020

Graphic card

The processor MediaTek Helio A20 installed in the Caterpillar CAT S42 is equipped with the internal graphics unit PowerVR GE8300. This iGPU was released in Q1/2017 and is manufactured in a structure width of 20 nm.

Name: PowerVR GE8300
Frequency: 0.80 Ghz
Structure: 20 nm
Release date: Q1/2017

Memory

The Caterpillar CAT S42 is equipped with 3 GB of LPDDR4X RAM.

Memory Size: 3 GB
Memory Type: LPDDR4X
Memory Bandwith: 17 - 34 GB/s

Storage

The internal storage (type eMMC) of the Caterpillar CAT S42 is about 32 Gigabytes.

Size: 32 GB
Interface: eMMC
Max. speed: 400 MB/s
Card reader: microSD

Display

The size of the main screen of the Caterpillar CAT S42 is about 5.5 inches. The resolution of the screen is 1440x720 pixels and the maximum refresh rate is 60 Hz.

Size: 5.5 inch
Technology: IPS
Resolution: 1440x720
Refresh rate: 60 Hz
Pixel density: 293 ppi
Ratio: 20:10
Always-On-Display: Unknown
Max. Brightness
Manufacturer: --
test: 540 nits
Manufacturer HDR: --

Battery

A battery with a capacity of 4,200 mAh is built into the Caterpillar CAT S42. The battery can be charged with a maximum of ? W and the battery life is, in practice, 13 - 31 hours.

Type: Lithium-Ion
Capacity: 4,200 mAh
Battery life (Real life): 13 - 31 h
Exchangeable: No
Charging
Cable: ? W
Wireless: ? W
Reverse-Wireless: --

Camera

The main camera of the Caterpillar CAT S42 has a resolution of 13.0 MP and the front camera has a resolution of 5.0 MP. The maximum video resolution of the main camera is 1080p @ 30 fps and that of the front camera is unknown.

Back camera: 13.0 MP, 1080p @ 30 fps
Front camera: 5.0 MP, unknown
Additional cameras:

Ports

The Caterpillar CAT S42 is equipped with a Micro-USB (2.0) port for charging and for data transfers.

Main connector: Micro-USB (2.0)
Other Ports: --

Network

The Caterpillar CAT S42 supports the cellular standard 4G (LTE) and also 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5) and Bluetooth 5.0.

Cellular: 4G (LTE)
Wireless LAN: 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0
NFC: Yes
Dual SIM: Yes
eSIM: No

Dimensions

The smartphone is 161 mm high, 77 mm wide and 13 mm thick. The weight of the Caterpillar CAT S42 is 220 g.

Height: 161 mm
Width: 77 mm
Depth: 13 mm
Weight: 220 g

Additional data

The Caterpillar CAT S42 will be delivered with Android 10 and has the following security features: -.

Operating system: Android 10
Security features: -
IP Protection: IP68
Military Standard: MIL-STD-810G
Part-no: --

Benchmark results

AnTuTu 9 - Benchmark

The AnTuTu 9 benchmark is very well suited to measuring the performance of a smartphone. AnTuTu 9 is quite heavy on 3D graphics and can now also use the "Metal" graphics interface. In AnTuTu, memory and UX (user experience) are also tested by simulating browser and app usage. AnTuTu version 9 can compare any ARM CPU running on Android or iOS. Devices may not be directly comparable when benchmarked on different operating systems.

Xiaomi Redmi A1+
MediaTek Helio A22
93,240
Cubot P40
MediaTek Helio A20
92,677
Ulefone Armor X7
MediaTek Helio A20
92,630
Caterpillar CAT S42
MediaTek Helio A20
90,326
Doogee X95 Pro
MediaTek Helio A20
90,326
Cubot Note 20
MediaTek Helio A20
86,320
Huawei Y6 (2019)
MediaTek Helio A22
84,650
View all AnTuTu 9 benchmark results



Geekbench 5 - Single Core

Geekbench 5 is a multi-system benchmark and measures the performance of a computer. Geekbench version 5 contains new test fields such as augmented reality applications and calculations for machine learning.

Samsung Galaxy A02s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
134
Doogee S40 Pro
MediaTek Helio A25
134
Doogee S59
MediaTek Helio A25
134
Caterpillar CAT S42
MediaTek Helio A20
133
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
MediaTek Helio G25
133
Motorola Moto E6i
UNISOC SC9863A
128
Huawei Y7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 435
127
View all Geekbench 5 benchmark results



Geekbench 5 - Multi Core

Geekbench 5 is a multi-system benchmark and measures the performance of a computer. Geekbench version 5 contains new test fields such as augmented reality applications and calculations for machine learning.

Samsung Galaxy S4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 600
429
Samsung Galaxy S4 Value Edition
Qualcomm Snapdragon 600
429
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
Qualcomm Snapdragon 600
429
Caterpillar CAT S42
MediaTek Helio A20
423
Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo
Samsung Exynos 7580
403
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)
Samsung Exynos 7580
399
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
394
View all Geekbench 5 benchmark results



Geekbench 6 - Single Core

Geekbench 6 is the latest version of the multi-system benchmark. Geekbench 6 is optimized for modern processors and particularly supports processors with a hybrid core structure, which is currently the standard in smart devices.

Wiko View5
MediaTek Helio A25
175
Blackview A80s
MediaTek Helio A25
175
Blackview BV6300
MediaTek Helio A25
175
Caterpillar CAT S42
MediaTek Helio A20
173
Cubot P40
MediaTek Helio A20
173
Ulefone Armor X7
MediaTek Helio A20
173
Cubot Note 20
MediaTek Helio A20
173
View all Geekbench 6 benchmark results



Geekbench 6 - Multi Core

Geekbench 6 is the latest version of the multi-system benchmark. Geekbench 6 is optimized for modern processors and particularly supports processors with a hybrid core structure, which is currently the standard in smart devices.

Blackview P2
MediaTek MT6750
521
ASUS ZenFone 3s Max
MediaTek MT6750
521
Blackview BV5200
MediaTek Helio A22
515
Caterpillar CAT S42
MediaTek Helio A20
476
Ulefone Armor X7
MediaTek Helio A20
476
Doogee X95 Pro
MediaTek Helio A20
476
Cubot Note 20
MediaTek Helio A20
476
View all Geekbench 6 benchmark results



AnTuTu 8 - Benchmark



Ulefone Armor X7
MediaTek Helio A20
81,655
Cubot P40
MediaTek Helio A20
81,655
Doogee X95 Pro
MediaTek Helio A20
79,352
Caterpillar CAT S42
MediaTek Helio A20
77,628
Cubot Note 20
MediaTek Helio A20
74,922
Cubot KingKong Mini
MediaTek Helio A22
74,210
Xiaomi Redmi A1
MediaTek Helio A22
72,945
View all AnTuTu 8 benchmark results



3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme



Huawei P20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 659
258
Cubot KingKong Mini 2
MediaTek Helio A22
247
Huawei Y5 (2019)
MediaTek Helio A22
242
Caterpillar CAT S42
MediaTek Helio A20
240
Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017)
Samsung Exynos 7870
227
Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo
Samsung Exynos 7580
217
Samsung Galaxy J6 (2018)
Samsung Exynos 7870
203
View all 3DMark benchmark results



PCMark Benchmark - PCMark Work 2.0



Elephone A6 Max
MediaTek Helio P22
4,911
Blackview A60 Pro
MediaTek Helio A22
4,897
Honor 8A
MediaTek Helio P35
4,897
Caterpillar CAT S42
MediaTek Helio A20
4,896
Huawei P Smart (2018)
HiSilicon Kirin 659
4,885
Honor 7X
HiSilicon Kirin 659
4,869
Huawei Mate 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 659
4,865
View all PCMark Benchmark benchmark results



More benchmarks for
Caterpillar CAT S42

In order to find out the actual speed of a smartphone, so-called benchmarks are carried out in addition to practical tests. This is software or apps that measure the performance of a smartphone and compare the time it takes.

The currently best-known benchmarks for smartphones are Geekbench and AnTuTu. Geekbench measures the CPU performance (i.e. the performance of the smartphone processor), while AnTuTu measures the performance of the smartphone’s graphics card in addition to the processor performance. The graphics performance is of particular interest to you if you like to play games with your smartphone.

We currently use the following benchmarks in detail in our smartphone comparison:

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