The key differentiators are reliability and usability. Reliability:
The Thuraya XT is the only satellite phone in the market complying with IP54/IK03 standards, which makes it the toughest and most reliable satellite SAT-phone. Thuraya XT’s durable battery provides up to 6 hours talk-time and up to 80 hours standby-time.
The Thuraya XT has an advanced menu with many features, such as an organizer or GPS-waypoint-navigation. It features a large 2-inch/5cm advanced glare-resistant display (with brightness sensor) which improves outdoor visibility in direct sunlight. Perfectly balanced weight-to-size ratio allows comfortable handling in all situations.