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i-mate Ultimate 8502

alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 reviews of i-mate Ultimate 8502. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the reliability and design are on the whole positive. The durability and connectivity are also mentioned favorably, but there are some less positive views about the camera and usability.

portability, connectivity, durability, design, reliability

screen, usability, camera

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the i-mate Ultimate 8502 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for i-mate Ultimate 8502

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of i-mate Ultimate 8502 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the portability. Some have doubts about the reliability.

portability

reliability

90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: i-mate Ultimate 8502 Smartphonei-mate Ultimate 8502 Smartphone

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: ZDNet (zdnet.com)

i-mate Ultimate 8502

 

With its smaller size, better connectivity and improved battery life, the Ultimate 8502 is the excellent smartphone the previous i-mates were so close to being.

Excellent connectivity including HSPA, GPS and Wi-Fi, Slim and solid build, TV-out Telstra services including Foxtel

Tiny QWERTY keyboard, Lower resolution display compared to previous i-mates

Mar, 2008

Expert review by: (phonearena.com)

i-mate Ultimate 8502 Preview

 

i-mate's Ultimate series is based on Windows Mobile 6.0 and it is targeting exclusively the prosumers. The main thing that distinguishes the separate models is the design and they are slightly different in functionality. 8502 the model we are...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: ITP.net (itp.net)

Expert Review

 

Long battery life and superb WiFi range are the 8502's strongest positives. It also packs a great LCD screen. In the end, this i-mate only struggles because of its laggy performance and keypad.

Bright and responsive touchscreen LCD, good battery life, long WiFi range

Laggy performance, keypad is difficult to use if you’ve got chubby fingers

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: Seow Tein Hee & Sutlej Soin (hardwarezone.com)

i-mate Ultimate 8502 - HardwareZone.com

 

As the second of its enterprise series of Windows Mobile devices, the i-mate 8502 eschews the aesthetic element in favor of function.

Expert review by: Angelo Mathews (tech.firstpost.com)

i-mate Ultimate 8502

 

The Ultimate series is the latest from i-mate, and features four smartphones with different form factors and slight variations in features, all targeting the same audience. The Ultimate 8502 is one of these, and might well appeal to BlackBerry lovers....

The i-mate Ultimate 8502 is available for Rs 39,550, which is rather more than others in its category. Overall it scores over the rest of the i-mates available in the market, thanks to its increased processor speed, features, and build quality. All...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (pcworld.idg.com.au)

i-mate Ultimate 8502

 

Comprehensive features in a compact package

Size and build quality, keyboard, scroll wheel, HSDPA and HSUPA, Custom and Secure i-Q

2.5mm headphone jack, average display

May, 2008

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (goodgearguide.com.au)

i-mate Ultimate 8502

 

Comprehensive features in a compact package

Size and build quality, keyboard, scroll wheel, HSDPA and HSUPA, Custom and Secure i-Q

2.5mm headphone jack, average display

The Ultimate 8502 is an excellent package wrapped up in a compact and stylish design.

May, 2008

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Joseph Hanlon (cnet.com.au)

i-mate Ultimate 8502 Review - Mobile Phones

 

i-mate ultimate 8502 review: The first HSPA smartphone released in Australia may also be the best Windows Mobile available to date.

Excellent connectivity including HSPA, GPS and Wi-Fi, Slim and solid build, TV-out Telstra services including Foxtel

Tiny QWERTY keyboard, Lower resolution display compared to previous i-mates

With its smaller size, better connectivity and improved battery life, the Ultimate 8502 is the excellent smartphone the previous i-mates were so close to being.

Mar, 2008

Expert review by: Daniel Long (pcauthority.com.au)

FIRST LOOK: i-mate Ultimate 8502

 

It won't win any awards in the looks department it's rather bulky and large for a phone - but looks aren't everything in the mobile phone industry, unless you're Apple.

There are quite a few features to learn, and we found ourselves wishing the instructions were more detailed. A 2MP camera is hardly amazing, but good for happy snappers

May, 2008

Expert review by: (mobilechoiceuk.com)

i-mate Ultimate 8502 Review

 

Not quite everything you could want from a smartphone, but not a bad effort.…

The ability to send the screen ; s contents to a projector could come in handy

There's no GPS, and it is difficult to use the keyboard quickly

Not quite everything you could want from a smartphone, but not a bad effort.

Apr, 2008

Product Specifications

Processor Brand:QUALCOMM
Processor Number:MSM7200

Camera

Autofocus: No
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: No
Video Resolution in Pixel:Unknown

Configuration

Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: Yes
AUDIOFORMATS: Yes
Dual SIM Card: No
GPS Receiver:Built-in
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio: No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: No
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen + QWERTY
Video Client:Windows Media Player

Connectivity

A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSCSD: No
HSDPA: Yes
Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)

Display

Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:65.536
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Design:Bar
Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Windows Mobile
Operating System Version:Windows Mobile 6
Operator:Sim Free
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Sim Free

Messaging

E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes

Processor

Processor Brand:QUALCOMM
Processor Number:MSM7200
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