The Vertu New Signature Touch smartphone is borderline crazy. It costs, and I hope you’re sitting on a comfy chair buddy- $1000. If you’re one of those people that think that an iPhone 6S is a poor man’s smartphone, then the Vertu might be for you.
It’s the newest luxury device from British-manufacturer Vertu. We all know that competition is downright horrible in the smartphone industry, but the Vertu New Signature Touch 5.2-inch smartphone separates itself from the boys with its huge price tag.
Vertu New Signature Touch Review
It’s just gorgeous and it’s engineered to the tiniest of details. It has high end-specs, and has an immense potential to become an unique smartphone.
Yet, it’s one of the most expensive smartphones in the world. And at the end of the day, it’s just a smartphone for crying out loud.
You can’t come home to your spouse and say that you’ve just spent your life savings on a smartphone. You have no excuse. Furthermore, how can someone justify that price?
It has a Titanium-made body, it’s hand-wrapped in leathery goodness – you choose from alligator, lizard, or calf skin; and, its screen is one of the toughest SOBs I have ever had the pleasure of putting my hands on – 130-carat sapphire 5.2-inch screen.
It’s gorgeous, yes, but it has high-end specs as well. It comes fully stocked with an octa-core proc, an awesome full HD res, and the main camera is a 21-megapixel unit that is 4k-capable. What more do you want?
How about a concierge service. Yes, it has one. The most unique feature that a smartphone has ever had. This service lets you call a minion to do your bidding.
It has begun selling worldwide since the middle of October. Have you saved enough money for it? No, it won’t be in a bargain bin this Black Friday, stop kidding around and lets move forward.
Display and design
If you’re acquainted with the older Signature Touch model, you’ll notice that design-wise, there are not major improvements. It still has V-shape angular form at the top, and it’s wrapped in leather from the rear to front until it hits the screen.
It’s so satisfying to feel that leather, and it provides a stern grip as well. It’s clearly a premium design.
The hand-stitched leather will make you think of the interior of a car, and the Titanium body doesn’t give a hefty weight. It feels secure and tight while holding it, whether it is for a phone call or browsing Facebook.
There’s no minimal feel to it. It’s a smartphone that just pops out from the background. You won’t see any other smartphone that sports this kind of premium feel and quality. The aligator, lizard and calf leather is a matter of personal taste. I, however, am in love with the leathery feel.
The screen is also a fantastic piece. It’s made out of solid sapphire crystal, which makes the Vertu New Signature Touch incredibly resistant to scratches and pointy office desks – not that someone with a smartphone like this would work in an average office.
Most likely you have your butler carry it around in a silky smooth basket, specially designed for it. So, yeah, that won’t be a huge problem anyway.
Moving to the sides of the phone, you’ll notice a micro-USB port, the 3.5mm headphone jack and the power and volume buttons.
You can’t remove the back of the smartphone, but it has Titanium flaps that open an area on the rear. Under the gullwing hatches, you’ll find a microSD slot and the SIM card tray.
The screen is a 5.2-inch display that outputs 1,920 x 1080 resolution. I don’t get why Vertu didn’t go for a higher resolution. Don’t get me wrong, everything looks crisp, pulpy and simply scrumptious on the New Signature Touch. However, considering that Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and LG’s G4 both have better resolutions, why not go all out with the Vertu as well?
It has a 130-carat sapphire screen, and you got cheap on resolution? The shame Vertu, the shame.
The phone comes packed with Android 5.1. Lollipop, and it’s one of the most stock Android phones you can buy – given, you sell your car and a kidney to buy it. I really appreciate the fact that it doesn’t come with a ton of bloatware – looking at you Samsung.
There’s a security app that encrypts calls and text messages – due to Vertu working in partnership with Silent Circle, which is one of the best mobile security specialists in the world. Furthermore, the company offers the possibility of completely wiping the smartphone of data in case it gets lost or stolen.
And, the cherry on top, the concierge service. There’s a vivid red button on the side of the smartphone that you can use to connect to a Vertu contact. You have to provide him with information on what task you want him to perform for you. The company notes that you can’t call for hookers, drug mules or any other illegal activity. In fact, the concierge is there if you want to book a hotel, a flight or have him look for a private island.
I’m curious though, if I call him to order me a pizza at the office, and make sure Josh Homme delivers it on the back of an elephant, would they make it possible?
The Vertu New Signature Touch houses a top-notch Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 proc, that’s an octa proc that’s capable of running multiple tasks at the same time. It comes with 64 gigs of internal memory and Dolby-certified speakers.
I haven’t witnessed any lag or freezes, and that has to be a good thing, I think. Considering that you’ll be paying $10.00 for it, it better not freeze mid Candy Crush Saga playthrough, right?
It has a superb 21-megapixel camera that is capable of capturing 4k video without a hitch. The perfect phone to record in Ibiza clubs all night long.
If you put lipstick on a pig, it’ll still be a pig.
For $10.000 I can book myself some awesome trips to Europe and just bask in the glory of my money. It’s an expensive smartphone, but it’s still a smartphone. If you have 10.000 bucks just laying around the house, fine, buy it. It’s totally capable of running anything: apps, movies, songs, you name it and the New Signature Touch can do it.
If you want a personal concierge that does your bidding, again, you should consider buying the Vertu New Signature Touch smartphone.
However, you would be better off with a BlackBerry Priv. Just sayin’.