Hand-built in Hampshire, Constellation is the second Android-based smartphone released by Vertu, after Ti (which was unveiled earlier this year). With an elegant and sleek design, the brand new gadget embodies everything that Vertu believes in: from exclusive materials and hand craftsmanship to outstanding engineering (and technology). Once again, the luxury brand proves that technology and luxury go hand in hand.
Constellation is covered in sumptuous real calf’s leather, which makes it feel very comfortable when in hand. It comes in five different colours, to match your style. You can choose from: black, dark brown, light brown, orange and cherry. “Each Constellation is handmade in England by a single craftsman. Only once they are entirely happy with it, do they put their name to it.”
When it comes to performance, here’s what you get if you purchase it: a 1.7GHz dual-core processor, a display with a 720p resolution, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, a 13-megapixel camera, a 1,800mAh battery and 32GB of built-in storage. No LTE connectivity.
Now, to put it straightforwardly: unless you win at the lottery, you won’t buy this piece of tech. Or, should I rather call it accessory? Vertu Constellation has a whopping price of $6,300 and honestly, after analysing the specs, you get this feeling that you only pay for the design and for its scratch proof sapphire crystal screen.