Thursday, 4 August 2016

Vertu Aster Chevron is the Cheapest Vertu Smartphone but still expensive for many

Vertu is a British manufacturer of luxury, handmade mobile phones which was originally founded by Nokia, Vertu’s ownership was transferred to a Hong Kong-based consortium called Godin Holdings but still Nokia retained a 10% share in Vertu. Vertu is back with a new smartphone, the Vertu Aster Chevron, a luxury smartphone of course.

The Aster Chevron collection includes similarly designed smartphones, though these made of "highly resilient Italian fabric", to be precise, and are available in three color versions: black, blue, and pink. The design of the new phones is completed by grade 5 Titanium, which obviously makes them very durable.

Like many other luxury phones, the Vertu Aster Chevron doesn't offer top of the line specs. It comes with gloomy specs with a 4.7-inch Full HD display which is protected by sapphire crystal glass. Under the hood, the device packs the rather old Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor clocked at 2.3 GHz backed by 2GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage

The Aster Chevron sports a 13MP rear camera that is assisted by dual LED flash while the front sports a 2.1MP camera while the back camera sensor on the back of the device is that it carries the Hasselblad branding.

The device comes with a rather small 2275mAh battery that supports Qi wireless charging and also features stereo speakers. The smartphone comes with Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box. For connectivity options, the Aster Chevron supports 4G-LTE, NFC. However the device does not support US LTE networks which is a major setback.

The Vertu Aster Chevron phones are cheaper than previous Aster models, they're still very expensive at least for common man each costing $4,200. All three versions of the new handset can be ordered from Vertu's official website