What do you want to get for yourself this Christmas? How about a phone that costs P297,000? That’s the price of the Vertu Constellation, an Android-based phone.
Vertu recently launched the Constellation in the Philippines and if you know the brand, you more or less expect that the phone will priced exorbitantly. Vertu is the luxury phone brand that used to be owned by Nokia. It was recently sold to EQT, although Nokia still retained a 10% stake in the company.
Vertu phones don’t offer bleeding-edge specs. The brand sells its products with the materials used on the phones and the level of craftsmanship each phone represents. Vertu handsets are assembled by hand in England. As to materials, the Vertu Constellation uses a grade-5 titanium frame and the back is covered by genuine calf leather. The phone also uses a large piece of sapphire crystal glass to reinforce the display. This glass is said to be scratchable only by diamond. For the price you pay for the Vertu Constellation, you also get access to exclusive clubs, events and private shopping.
When it comes to the entrails, the Vertu Constellation is mid-range at best. It packs a 4.3-inch 720p touch display, a 1.7GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, a 32GB of non-expandable storage, a 1,800mAh battery, a 13-megapixel rear camera, and a 1.3-megapixel front camera.
Vertu Constellation Specs
- 4.3-inch 720p display (720 x 1280 resolution)
- 1.7GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor
- 32GB internal storage (non-expandable)
- 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash
- 1.3-megapixel front camera
- 1,800mAh battery
- Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2
- Price: P297,000
Do you find the price of the Vertu Constellation reasonable? Will you buy it if you have cash to spare?