When comparing Cat S60 vs Blackberry Keyone, the Slant community recommends Cat S60 for most people. In the question“What are the sturdiest and heavy duty cell phones?” Cat S60 is ranked 2nd while Blackberry Keyone is ranked 3rd. The most important reason people chose Cat S60 is:
Powered by FLIR, the Cat S60 is the first phone yet to include a thermal imaging sensor (the second camera on the rear). This means that it will be able to accurately read the temperatures of your surroundings. For most users this won't be much more than a use-it-once gimmick, however out in industry this can be very useful for maintenance crew checking on bearings, pipes or other temperatures.
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Pro First phone with built-in thermal imaging
Powered by FLIR, the Cat S60 is the first phone yet to include a thermal imaging sensor (the second camera on the rear). This means that it will be able to accurately read the temperatures of your surroundings.
For most users this won't be much more than a use-it-once gimmick, however out in industry this can be very useful for maintenance crew checking on bearings, pipes or other temperatures.
Pro Very high waterproof standard
The S60 is expected to be rated at a submersion distance of 5 meters for 60 minutes as long as you've locked down the device (flipped the switch). It's unclear yet what this switch does.
Pro Can survive drops from relatively large heights
The Cat S60 claims to be drop-proof up to 1.8m
Pro Can take really good high-quality pictures
The 12MP primary camera uses the same Sony IMX378 sensor found in the first Pixel which takes some of the best pictures out of all smartphones. The Keyone's camera performs especially well on outdoor pictures while in low-light pictures it's still good but there's still some room for improvements.
Pro Can last up to two days on a single charge
The large 3505mAh battery can last up to two days on a single charge. Even under heavy use it should still have quite a bit of juice at the end of the day at least.
Pro One of the few modern phones with a keyboard
While most phones ditched them, the Blackberry retains the physical keyboard. The QWERTY chiclet style keyboard also acts as a trackpad. The small buttons does take some time to get used to, but can lead to better typing accuracy compared to touchscreen keyboards. The space bar doubles as a fingerprint sensor too.
Pro Extremely secure
The phone's built-in DTEK monitoring app constantly monitors how vulnerable your phone is. It scans all the installed apps for potential malware or unwanted permissions. It also checks and installs the latest security patches and prevents unwanted access to the camera or microphone by third-party apps. Phone data is fully encrypted and the internet data goes through a VPN when browsing the internet.
The device can be set up so that it can be tracked remotely or swiped clean. You can set up two factor authentication that requires you to use a password and a fingerprint scan to unlock the phone.
Con Really bad display
The phone’s 4.7-inch screen has a paltry 720p resolution. The display quality is even worse than that of typical mid-range phones.
Con The screen can be removed when slightly bending the device
Some users have reported that the screen can be removed when slightly bending the device. Although phones made after June 2017 shouldn’t encounter this problem, according to the manufacturer.
Con Awkward screen ratio
The Blackberry’s screen uses a 3:2 aspect ratio instead of the conventional 16:9 in order to accommodate the keyboard. Though it’s fine for web browsing and messaging, it isn’t great for watching videos. Apps like Instagram and Snapchat also fail to correctly display content in this aspect ratio.