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Ulefone Armor 11 vs Cat S62 Pro comparison – do they support 5G?

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Ulefone Armor 11 vs Cat S62 Pro
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Which has long battery life and 5G support – Ulefone Armor 11 vs Cat S62 Pro? The Armor 11 5G rugged phone has a 20MP night vision camera backed by two IR LEDs. It allows you to take photos and videos in complete darkness. On otherside, CAT S62 Pro has Professional-grade thermal imaging powered by the FLIR Lepton 3.5 sensor. Which is worth buying? Find more in Ulefone Armor 11 vs Cat S62 Pro comparison.

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Pros & Cons – Ulefone Armor 11 vs Cat S62 Pro comparison

Ulefone Armor 11

Pros

  • Solidly built
  • FLIR camera
  • Great price
  • Excellent performance
  • Large 5,200mAh battery
  • Good mid-tier CPU

Cons

  • No microSD card slot
  • Camera sensors are more exposed to scratches
  • Low screen resolution
  • Strange display artifacts
  • Cheap build quality
  • Difficult to use night vision camera
  • Lacks latest MIL-STD 810 rating
  • Too expensive

Cat S62 Pro

Pros

  • Best-in-class thermal camera
  • IP68/69 and MIL-STD-810H rated
  • Gorilla Glass 6
  • Glove mode and programmable PTT button

Cons

  • No face unlock
  • No wireless charging
  • No 5G support

Specs – Ulefone Armor 11 vs Cat S62 Pro comparison

Ulefone Armor 11

  • Ulefone Armor 11 5G
  • Display: 6.088 inches, 1,560 x 720 pixels, 19:9 aspect ratio
  • Processor: MediaTek Dimensity 800
  • RAM: 8GB DDR4
  • Storage: 256GB non-expandable
  • Cameras: Rear penta camera system: 48MP main, 13MP ultra-wide, 2MP macro, 20MP IR night vision camera, 2MP depth | Front:16MP
  • Battery: 5,200mAh
  • 18W fast charging: 10W wireless charging
  • IP Rating: IP68 / IP69K
  • Software: Android 10

Dimensions: 163.8 x 81.6 x 14.2 mm
Connectivity: 5G Network

  • Sub6G: N1/3/5/8/20/28/38/41/77/78/79

4G Network

  • 4G LTE-FDD: B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/18/19/20/25/26/28A/28B/66
  • LTE-TDD: B34/38/39/40/413G

WCDMA: B1/2/4/5/6/8/19
TD-SCDMA: B34/39CDMA
EVDO: BC0/BC1/BC102G
GSM: B2/3/5/8CDMA 1X: BC0/BC1/BC10

Dual SIM: Nano-SIM + Nano-SIM
Security: Side-mounted fingerprint scanner, Face unlock

Cat S62 Pro

Network: 4G LTE
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, 2.0GHz octa-core
Dimensions: 158.5 x 76.7 x 11.9mm, 248g
Display: 5.7” FHD+ (1,080 x 2,160) 18:9 TFT LCD, Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Thermal Imaging
– Lepton 3.5
– 1,440 x 1,080 HD output with VividIR
– MSX linear overlay from visual camera
– Measurable range: -4°F to 752°F
Protection: IP68 and IP69
MIL SPEC 810H
Camera
Rear: 12MP Sony dual pixel sensor, f/1.8 aperture, large 1.4µm pixel size
Video: 4K (3,840 × 2,160 at 30 fps)
Front: 8MP sensor
Connectivity: Bluetooth 5, NFC, Wi-Fi 802.11 (2.4 and 5GHz), USB-C
Nano-SIM, dual and single SIM variants
GPS, AGPS, Glonass, BeiDou, Galileo

Memory: 128GB storage (expandable), 6GB RAM
Biometrics: Fingerprint
Battery: 4,000mAh, Non removable

Ulefone Armor 11 vs Cat S62 Pro price comparison

At $579, the Ulefone Armor 11 sits at the higher end when it comes to rugged Android devices. The device ships in only one option: 8GB of RAM with 256GB of storage, and there is no option to expand storage via a microSD card. It also only comes in black.  There’s also a 15W Qi Wireless charger (RRP $40) and a multifunctional protective case ($30) for those who want to accessorize the device.

Cat S62 Pro FLIR rugged phone is available in $500-$650 in Amazon and other popular retail store.

Compare Ulefone Armor 11 vs Cat S62 Pro


Brand and model
Ulefone Armor 11 5GCat S62 Pro
Release date2021, February 182020, June 28
Dimensions (HxWxD)163.8 Х 81.6 Х 14.2 mm158.5 Х 76.7 Х 11.9 mm
Weight295 g248 g
Body BuildFront glass, aluminum back with rubber, aluminum frameGlass front (Gorilla Glass 6), plastic back, aluminum frame
ColorsBlackBlack
Battery5200 mAh, Li-Po, non-removable4000 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Ion

What are the main differences – Ulefone Armor 11 vs Cat S62 Pro?

Build

The Ulefone Armor 11’s body is made of plastic and rubber with aluminum ridges, but they are very light and almost plastic-like. Ulefone confirmed that the display does not feature Gorilla Glass.

The Cat S62 Pro also offers some of the best protection ratings of any smartphone, with IP68/69 and MIL-STD-810H ratings and the Gorilla Glass 6 display with a protective film. Combine this with the durable build — metal frame, rubber rear — and you’ve got a phone that is built to take damage while still not being too heavy for everyday use.

Display

Ulefone Armor 11

The front of the smartphone has a centrally-located teardrop camera notch under an oleophobic screen; the 6.1-inch display is covered by a Gorilla Glass 5 layer. The octagonal shape of the Ulefone Armor 11 will protect the display corners, the more fragile part of the component, better.

Cat S62 Pro

The 5.7-inch 1,080 x 2,160 LCD display isn’t as vivid as an OLED panel, but it does get bright enough to use even in direct sunlight. The rear camera can shoot video in 4K at 30fps and is able to take decent photos in good lighting. Both the rear and front cameras also have a portrait mode for a blurred background effect, though it’s not nearly as good as the portraits taken on flagship smartphones, as you might expect.

Ulefone Armor 11 5GCat S62 Pro
SIM cardDual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)Single SIM (Nano-SIM)Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
NetworkGSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5GGSM / HSPA / LTE
SpeedHSPA 42.2/11.5 Mbps, LTE-A, 5GHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat13 400/150 Mbps
GPRSYesYes
EdgeYesYes
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspotWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
NFCYesYes
USBUSB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE5.0, A2DP, LE

Processor & Storage

The Armor 11T is a hybrid of its two predecessors, the Armor 10 and the Armor 9. From the former, it borrows the processor (MediaTek Dimensity 800), the memory (8GB LPDDR4X), the storage (256GB UFS 2.1), a 2-megapixel depth sensor, a 5-megapixel macro lens and the 16-megapixel front facing camera. From the latter, the FLIR Lepton thermal sensor.

The mid-tier Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor in the Cat S62 Pro  can handle everyday tasks and even some light gaming, but does fall behind performance on other rugged phones with comparable MediaTek and Exynos processors. 

Other noteworthy specs include a 4,000mAh battery that can last up to two days on a single charge, 6GB of RAM, and 128GB storage which is expandable if you sacrifice one of the dual-SIM slots. 

FLIR sensor & Camera

Ulefone Armor 11

The rear side contains five camera sensors, two of which are dedicated to thermal imaging camera unit, and are found next to a flash LED on a protruded area, probably not the best idea if you want to avoid scratches on a rugged smartphone. Ulefone’s logo and a “powered by Flir” inscription can also be found on the back.

Cat S62 Pro

The Cat S62 Pro has the built-in Flir Lepton 3.5 professional-grade sensor for thermal imaging. It’s the highest resolution sensor you’ll find in any consumer smartphone, with a 4x increase in the number of thermal pixels compared to previous-gen devices. Thermal imagery can be overlayed on top of images from the device’s 12MP dual pixel Sony camera, or used in combination with Flir’s variable intensity MSX (Multi-Spectral Dynamic Imaging) technology that overlays linear detail from the scene.

Battery life

I don’t have an exact metric for this, but the phone lost about 1% every few hours in my testing. As a result, the phone would last through the night with only about a 3% drain on the battery.

Battery performance is another strength for the Armor 11. In my testing, I averaged about eight to nine hours of screen-on time. The 5,200mAh battery easily lasts two full days. In fact, I was pleasantly surprised by the outstanding standby time of this device.

In Cat S62 Pro, the battery life is still more than enough to make it through a full day of use, but there are lots of thinner and lighter phones that manage to pack larger batteries inside their chassis.

Do they support 5G?

Ulefone Armor 11 supports 5G network with a speed up to 10x faster than 4G. Fully Integrated, Technology-Leading 5G that is only compatible with Sprint(n41), T-Mobile(n41) 5G network.

There’s no support for 5G on this Cat S62 Pro phone, so you’ll be stuck on 4G networks. Unlike some rugged phones, there also isn’t a headphone jack, so you have to turn to USB-C dongles or Bluetooth to playback audio.

What is the similarities – Ulefone Armor 11 vs Cat S62 Pro?

Rugged feature

Both of these phones tout a rugged design, with an IP68/IP69K water and dust resistance rating (the latter a step above the more traditional IP68 rating and the highest given to a device). It specifically protects against close-range pressure and high temperatures. 

Water tight feature

Also, the “watertight” SIM card slot is a little too easy to pull out with one’s finger. On other rugged devices, the SIM card slot is almost impossible to pull open without a plastic pry tool. Again, the USB-C port does not have an on-device rubber covering, which means the water seal is in the actual port. Ulefone does include some watertight seals in the box.

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