If you are looking for an ultra-luxury Android powered smart phone, your first stop should be Vertu. The British phone maker cornered that segment just like Apple has done, well, with their non-diamond studded iPhones. Having said all that let me introduce you the latest addition to Vertu’s Signature Touch collection, the Pure Jet Red Gold powered by Android 4.4. Its signature feature belongs to solid red gold that covers the volume control keys, power/lock key and pillow support.
In addition to gold, the Pure Jet Red Gold comes wrapped in top quality highly-refined “fine mill” calf leather, sourced from Europe’s Alpine region that are crafted by one of the oldest tanneries in the area. Natural leather with its natural blemishes makes each Vertu phone a unique piece in its own right. As always the case, this too exhibits Vertu’s commitment to craftsmanship. None of the units are mass produced and boasts a handcrafted black PVD-coated Grade 5 titanium body.
As for hardware it features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 2.3 Gz quad-core processor and 64 GB of memory. It also has a 4.7 inch display screen, a Hasselblad 13 MP main camera with twin LED flash and a 2.1 MP front camera. Additional features includes a GPS + Compass, Gyro and accelerometer and Qi compatible wireless charger. It has Dolby Digital surround sound stereo speaker system, additionally has been tuned and tested by Bang & Olufsen.
Power comes from a rechargeable 2273mAh Li-ion battery with 15.5 hrs talk time and 380 hrs stand by. The phone possess several connectivity methods including GSM, Bluetooth, NFC, LTE and Wi-Fi.
As with other Vertu phones, the Pure Jet Red Gold also comes with exclusive offers. The 24-hour Concierge service with free subscription for 12 months, a lifestyle manager and 24-hour worldwide assistance. From the Life service you receive access to nice perks – cultural events, private member’s clubs, invitations to fashion events and VIP packages to sporting events. The Certainty package offers 24/7 remote technical support, global Wi-Fi connectivity thru iPass, encrypted and secure connectivity and Kaspersky virus protection service.
A luxury phone do not come without a luxury price tag, something Vertu aficionados familiar with. The Pure Jet Red Gold has a supreme price tag that amounts to $23,100. You want one? Now is a good time to take that American Express Black Card out.