Vertu Constellation Knockoff Review
There are some differences in the side buttons as well. On the left, the “cheap Vertu" has a volume rocker. It has sharp edges and they can even cause pain when pressed, but the button is extremely easy to find by touch. In the $4300 version, the shortcut menu key is located here.
Another thing is that the phone is powered on by pressing the “end” button and it doesn’t have a dedicated power button like most Nokias and respectively, the devices of the Vertu brand (owned by the Finnish giant). The charger/data connector and the 2.5 mm jack are located on the bottom. The Chinese manufacturer offers its own charger instead of the standard Nokia one, including an adaptor.
The UK made devices have a special hardware key, which unlocks the back lid. Although the keyhole and the two speakers are a precise copy, a key is nowhere to be found in the Asian clones box, but it is not needed either. The battery lid can be opened by simply sliding it down, and the keyhole is just a decoration. Accompanied by the brand logo and the “unique” identification code, they are located on a metal plate. The rest of the back is covered with leather and our amateur in this field hands and noses couldn’t spot the difference with the “luxury leather from northern Europe”.
Overall, the design is a good copy of the original. To prove that, we’ll admit that we got confused a few times while taking pictures of the phones. In other words, the phone is an eye catcher and only if you are familiar with the Vertu brand you will be able to spot the knockoff.
1. hussam (unregistered)
thanx alot for this review, i wanted to buy this phone but after reading what u wrote i wont
2. Simdes (unregistered)
I like the replica more... Probably because it is chinese and not some european money sucker with less functionality than a rusty toaster.
3. Nickolai (unregistered)
I own one of these phones and have not experienced any bad signal whatsoever. The menu is a littly chunky, but with more functionality. On the whole it's off the hook for a knockoff. 8/10
4. Boris (unregistered)
2Simdes and 2Nickolai: i totally agree with you guys.i have the ascent racetrack from lux-replica and have had no problems...great review though, thank you, i like the comparison to the real thing.
5. hussam (unregistered)
would u plz tell us about there ascent racetrack ferrari? is it good? after reading the comments here i want to read more and more, it is a 1000 $ here, i can but nokia 8800 arte with it
get the arte!
7. Sayam (unregistered)
I did spot a fake and proved my point with your review. By the way, Try getting you hands on the new fake one with a camera, more options and no chinese stickers. You can spot one easily in Grey Markets of India. Do a review on how much it has changed!
8. Gurshant (unregistered)
hey i love the ferrari racetrack edition can you tell me where in india !! I live in new delhi!! But never crossed it in karol bagh or gafhar!! I saw the ferrari for 600us$ onhttp://www.igotyah.com/b2b_cpi
nfo.asp?id=804should i buy it or not !!
buy it on your own risk
10. Jane_ (unregistered)
I`m looking for a button for Vertu consellation.Are there anу?
11. djd (unregistered)
Does this review apply to ALL Vertu replicas ? I was planning to purchase one, but do not want to waste my money if it is not good.