Thuraya XT-PRO Dual Review
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The Thuraya XT-PRO DUAL is the world’s first dual-mode, dual-SIM phone, bridging the gap between satellite and terrestrial communications. By using both a satellite SIM card and a GSM SIM card, you can now move in and out of terrestrial coverage with ease, enjoying connectivity no matter where you are.

Highly ruggedized with a shockproof, water and dust resistant body, the XT-PRO DUAL also comes with advanced navigation capabilities through GPS, BeiDou, Glonass, and Galileo for the highest flexibility in all regions.

No matter where you are or how remote your location, we keep you connected. Thuraya’s comprehensive satellite network provides reliable, clear and uninterrupted communications in more than 160 countries across Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia; and in GSM-mode the phone supports most 2G/3G frequencies across the world.

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Dual Mode, Dual SIM

  • Communicate seamlessly in satellite and GSM mode: the world’s first phone to combine dual-mode and dual-SIM, the Thuraya XT-PRO DUAL has two SIM card slots for complete flexibility and choice

SAT and GSM Always On

  • Make and receive calls simultaneously on both networks with the XT-PRO DUAL’s unique SAT and GSM “Always On” function

Advanced Navigation Capabilities

  • Select your preferred navigation system and choose between GPS, BeiDou, Glonass and Galileo for the highest flexibility in all regions – then use your XT-PRO DUAL to send your coordinates to pre-defined numbers via SMS or email, based on preset time intervals, distance travelled or movement beyond your preset geofence

Most Powerful Battery

  • Equipped with a long lasting battery, the XT-PRO DUAL has a talk-time of up to 11 hours and a standby time of up to 100 hours, enabling reliable communications whenever you need them across an extended period – the status indicator gives you accurate readings with the remaining battery percentage indicated in 1% intervals

Glare Resistant Gorilla Glass Display

  • Toughened glass for harsh conditions and a customized outdoor display delivers easy readability in direct sunlight, no matter how bright the conditions are

Dedicated SOS Button

  • The XT-PRO DUAL has a dedicated SOS button, which is easy to use in times of distress – even when the phone is switched off, simply press and hold the SOS button for three seconds – this starts the handset and triggers the emergency service call (and/or SMS) to any pre-programmed number

Rugged Design

  • The XT-PRO DUAL is water and dust resistant as well as shockproof to withstand harsh environments – supported by the most robust and powerful satellite network, Thuraya’s system is renowned for having the most reliable satellite network, and the advanced omni-directional antenna of the XT-PRO DUAL ensures uninterrupted signals when walking or moving, offering full walk-and-talk capability

Incoming Call Notification in Satellite Mode

  • The call notification function operates in satellite mode even if your satellite signal is too weak to receive the call itself. This is particularly useful when your phone is in your pocket with the antenna stowed, keeping you connected at all times

Technical Specifications

System Frequencies


  • Thuraya L-Band Satellite


  • 2G: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • 3G: 800/850, 900 2100 MHz

SIM Cards


  • 1 SAT SIM slot (Mini-SIM)


  • 1 GSM SIM slot (Micro-SIM)

Data Services

  • GmPRS up to 60/15 Kbps (down/up)
  • Circuit Switched 9.6 kbps


  • Up to 7.2/5.76 Mbps (down/up)

Size (Phone Body)

  • 138 x 57 x 27 mm


  • 222g

Satellite Services

  • Calls
  • SMS
  • SMS to Email
  • Fax


  • 3400 mAh Battery
  • Up to 11 hours of talk time
  • Up to 100 hours of standby time

Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS)

  • GPS
  • BeiDou
  • Glonass
  • Galileo


  • 2.4″ toughened Gorilla glass outdoor display

Ingress Protection

  • Water resistant
  • Dust resistant
  • Shock proof (IP55/IK05)

External Interfaces

  • Micro USB charger
  • UDC jack for data transmission
  • Earphone connector (3.5mm)
  • Antenna connector for docking units

PC Compatability

  • Win 10/8.1/8/7

Multi-language firmware

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Bahasa
  • Indonesia
  • Farsi
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Turkish
  • Portuguese
  • Urdu

Chinese Firmware

  • Simplified Chinese
  • English

Environmental Specifications

  • -10ºC to +55ºC