Comparison

             
  IRIDIUM
9555
IRIDIUM
9575 EXTREME
IsatPhone
PRO
Thuraya
XT
Thuraya
XT DUAL
 
  9555 iridium95 isatphone_pro2 thuraya_xt3 thuraya_dual_xt  
Manufacturer
IRIDIUM IRIDIUM INMARSAT THURAYA THURAYA  
System
Satellite Satellite Satellite Satellite Satellite & GSM  
Satellite system
66 satellites in lower orbit 66 satellites in lower orbit 4 gestionary satellites 3 gestionary satellites 3 gestionary satellites  
Coverage (see maps)
Global Global Global (95%) Regional Regional    
Size (mm)
HxWxD 
143x43x50 140x60x27 170x54x33 128x53x26.2 141x48x18  
Weight
266g 247g 279g 193g 180g  
Memory
100 Alpha and Numeric
Memory storage
100 Alpha & Numeric Memory Storage SDcard Internal 32MB & SDcard Internal 32MB & SDcard  
Battery
Talk time
up to 4 hours up to 3.5 hours up to 8 hours up to 6 hours up to 2.4 hours  
Battery Standby 
up to 30 hours up to 30 hours up to 100 hours up to 80 hours up to 40 hours  
Data
2.4 kbps - 2.4 kbps 9.6 kbps 9.6 kbps  
GSM capability
no no no yes yes  
Display
Glare-Resistant LCD Display Glare-Resistant LCD Display Monochrome,adjustable font Bright color,adjustable font Bright color,adjustable font  
Connectivity
Micro USB Micro USB Mini USB & Bluetooth Proprietary USB Proprietary USB  
Languages
22 22 12 13 12  
SMS
1000 characters 1000 characters 1600 characters multipage multipage  
IP rating
no IP65 IP54 IP54 no  
Built in GPS
no yes yes yes yes  
GPS
fix send as SMS 
no yes yes yes yes  
Online Tracking
yes no - - -  
Safety
na SOS button na na na  
Car antenna
without docking station
yes yes no no no  
Docking stations
yes yes yes yes yes  
Car charger
included included included not included not included  
Typical user
subjective and incomplete
military, security, explorers, critical applications military, security, explorers, critical applications NGO, business travelers, holidaymakers, casualusers,mountain guides NGO, anyone that want a smal satphone that can be used with a GSM SIM anyone that want GSM & satellite coverage  
             

IMPORTANT it is not our intention do make a qualitative judgment, this comparison is not complete and should serve as a guideline only.

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