Looks good for a ruggedized phone
Like eating a Yorkie while driving an 18 wheeler, using the Cat B15 just makes you feel that bit more manly. In fact there are plenty more reasons to like this phone as it looks good by ruggedized standards, comes with the silky smooth Jelly Bean Android OS and has a half decent camera and good battery life. However, its spec is a bit disappointing given its relatively high price tag and the way the battery sometimes pops out when it's dropped onto a hard surface is a bit worrying.
Bulky, no 4G, dim screen with muted colors
The CAT B15 is a perfect fit for someone with an active lifestyle or a job working on a construction site if durability is your one and only concern. The CAT B15 stands out from other durable phones because of its touch-based smartphone functionality, making it a good option for those in fieldwork. However, other smartphone buyers might prefer a handset that looks nicer, with improved performance, connectivity and camera capabilities.
Sturdy, solid design
The CAT B15 is a niche handset and, as such, is very easy to pin down for a verdict. It's unquestionably one of the best rugged handsets we've looked at and will stand up to the rigours of outdoor usage whatever the weather. The inclusion of Jelly Bean and the versatility of the Google Play store give the B15 scope for customisation, and basic necessities like Bluetooth and GPS are included.
Water, dust and shock proof
The CAT B15 is water, dust and shock proof, but unlike some tough phones it boasts a 4-inch touchscreen and Android Jelly Bean software. It's strong enough to put up with a tough life on a building site, while letting you enjoy apps and games from the Google Play store when you've finished constructing things.
Very solid build, Dual SIM support
Caterpillar clearly thinks there's a point in continuing to update its line of rugged hands, but I'm not so sure that plan makes sense. These days, mainstream handset makers do rugged quite well, and Caterpillar needs to offer more than they do in order to compete successfully.
Rugged phone which can withstand water, falls - and a dog's appetite
The B15 is never going to be a mass market phone - and will pose no threat to the world's leading manufacturers. That said, it absolutely has a place in the market - albeit niche. Whilst builders and construction workers are ultimately the key target, the CAT phone has enough about it to appease anyone simply after a device which they can rely upon, whatever the environment.
Affordable $100 pricing
Overlooking the obvious hardware improvements, like its larger display and camera, the absolute best thing going for the Motorola ATRIX 2 is its tempting $99.99 on-contract price. At that level, it's almost guaranteed to attract hungry consumers who are strapped in the wallet with cash - while still offering a top of the line experience similar to the competition.
The Motorola Atrix 2 falls a bit short of the best Android phones, but is in the same league. The phone runs fast, has a bright screen and lasts all day. But if we had to pick an Android phone, we'd either choose the Samsung Galaxy S2 or wait for the Galaxy Nexus - and the Motorola Razr is probably the superior device coming from the Moto brand.
High end smartphone for only $99 with contract
For $99 with contract, this is a lot of high end Android goodness. If you're a Moto fan or simply are looking for the best Android phone you can get for little money, the Motorola Atrix 2 and LG Thrill 4G are our top budget picks on AT&T. In fact, it feels weird to call them budget phones since their specs are anything but budget. If you've got more to spend, the Atrix 2 has obvious competition from the Samsung Galaxy S II and iPhone 4S.
So here's the lowdown on the Motorola Atrix 2: it's the Atrix 4G with a slight redesign and a few refreshed specs. That's all there is to it. We enjoyed our time with the sequel and it fits the $100 price tag (with a two-year commitment, of course) wonderfully, but anyone looking to purchase the device shouldn't be expecting the groundbreaking smartphone its predecessor was when it first launched.
Unique webtop functionality
The Motorola Atrix 4G is one of the finest phones ever created. It's well-designed, with a sleek form factor and smooth metal backing. The hardware inside is cutting edge, with performance so fast you'll find yourself using your phone more and more - and your notebook less and less. That's one unforseen aspect of having such a fast device: it's so nice to use that you simply use it more.
Excellent battery life
The Motorola Atrix 2 is a worthy successor to the original Atrix, but a lack of compatibility with older accessories means no cheap hand-me-downs. Motorola has also confirmed that the Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) upgrade will be only available in Q3--which is really late. You may want to hold out for the upcoming ICS handsets instead.
Good battery life
If you're looking for a phone that passes by as being just a phone, then the Pantech Breeze II should prove to be a decent solution for you. However, we were surprised to see how much depth the phone has when it comes to features and performance. But at the same time with its option for the Breeze Mode, it takes the pain out of getting too bogged down for those who aren't necessarily up to speed with the modern conveniences of most phones.
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