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i-mate Ultimate 9502

i-mate Ultimate 9502
alaScore 82

64 reviews

Sep, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 64 reviews of i-mate Ultimate 9502. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the reception and design are on the whole positive. The screen and usability are also appreciated, but reviews about the battery and performance are mixed.

portability, usability, screen, design, reception

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the i-mate Ultimate 9502 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Sep, 2016

Expert review by: ZDNet (

i-mate Ultimate 9502


The i-mate Ultimate 9502 is one of the best smartphones we have come across -- and if you're happy with Telstra -- the i-mate 9502 makes an excellent alternative to a BlackBerry or iPhone.

A myriad of features, Big 640x480 display, Touchscreen, HSDPA, Long battery life

Exclusive to Telstra, Windows Mobile 6 can be slow, HSDPA speeds less than Telstra promised

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: (

i-mate Ultimate 9502 Preview


i-mate's Ultimate line employs Windows Mobile Professional 6.0 and targets the prosumers. The main purpose of the phones that belong to it is, to provide maximum efficiency to that audience when working with them. In this preview, we will discuss the...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: (

iMate Ultimate 9502 Review

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Brandon Miniman (

i-mate Ultimate 9502 with Windows Mobile 6 Professional


N "Ultimate" implies something to be the best. The i-mate Ultimate series has changed forms several times since we first heard about it in

Excellent performance ; VGA screen ; Sidekick-like form factor ; GPS/WiFi/HSDPA ; TV-out ; Solid build quality ; Outstanding speakerphone ; Scroll wheel ; Decent battery life ; Above-average photo quality with mechanical autofocus

Expensive ; Big, bulky, and heavy ; Small keyboard ; GPS initiation requires extra step

I think that Adam Lein said it best in his review of the TyTN II: The TyTN II truly is the ultimate mobile companion...

May, 2008

Expert review by: Seow Tein Hee (

i-mate Ultimate 9502 -


i-mate's foray into the Asia Pacific market kicks off with the introduction of its highly functional flagship model, the i-mate Ultimate 9502.

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (

i-mate Ultimate 9502


Australia's first commercially available HSUPA smart phone, the i-mate Ultimate 9502 offers a full, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, a 2.8i...

Excellent VGA display, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, Wi-Fi, HSUPA and HSDPA capable, Secure and Custom i-Q portals

Chunky and heavy build, slider doesn't feel stable when opened, slow start-up time, no navigational software included

The Ultimate 9502 is one of the first HSUPA-capable phones to hit the market in Australia. Although it's feature packed and the Custom and Secure i-Q portals are a nice touch, you'll need to consider whether its bulky form factor is right for you.

Mar, 2008

Expert review by: Alex Serpo (

i-mate Ultimate 9502


The i-mate Ultimate 9502 is one of the best smartphones we have come across -- and if you're happy with Telstra -- the i-mate 9502 makes an excellent alternative to a Blackberry or iPhone.

A myriad of features ; 2.8-inch VGA Touch screen ; HSPA data speeds ; Long battery life

Exclusive to Telstra ; Windows Mobile 6 can be slow ; HSPA speeds less than Telstra promised

However be aware that Telstra's advertised data rates can be taken with a grain of salt, and set up a strong password when using Secure i-Q.

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: Rasesh Tanna (

i-mate Ultimate 9502 Mobile Phone


The i-mate Ultimate 9502 mobile works with HSDPA/GSA 850/900/1800/1900 networks and has the dimensions of 116 x 60 x 17.8 mm, weighing about 200 grams

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: (

I-mate - Ultimate 9502


If you are a fan of the Sidekick format of devices, as sold by T-Mobile in the UK, but want something a bit less teenage and a bit more along the lines of a sophisticated smartphone, ...

The Ultimate 9502 is packed with capabilities, but its unusually large and heavy format might reduce its appeal. If i-mate could cram the features into a smaller package it might have a more winning device on its hands.

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: Daniel Long (

First Look: i-mate Ultimate 9502, better Foxtel than the 8502


The Ultimate 9502 is a heavy, chunkier unit that boasts some useful improvements over its predecessor, including classier Foxtel Mobile viewing thanks to better resolution.

The buttons on the 9502 feel a little more functional than the 8502, including a handy explorer button (for instant browsing) and a multi-directional scroll pad, which is good for navigating web pages

Jul, 2008

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:640 x 480 (VGA)


Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: 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: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen + QWERTY
Video Client:Windows Media Player


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

Data Transfer

Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)


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

General Features

Operating System:Windows Mobile
Operating System Version:Windows Mobile 6
Operator:Sim Free
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Sim Free


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


Processor Brand:Unknown
Processor Number:Unknown
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