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Vertu Constellation Knockoff Review

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V9 and Constellation - Vertu Constellation Knockoff Review
V9 and Constellation - Vertu Constellation Knockoff Review

V9 and Constellation

Juning Systems Corp. has managed to copy the design very successfully. However, it seems that the software gurus of the company haven’t had enough time to play with a genuine Vertu. They have tried to design software similar to the original but not successfully at all. The background of the homescreen looks similar to the one of the themes in the genuine version. The big analog clock seen on the screen can also lure you into believing that it’s an authentic device. However, the luxury Vertu has 13 unique themes, inspired by few of the World’s capitals and cultural landmarks.


The main menu will also try to keep the truth hidden. The icons are similar to the original and are animated. Some of them are extremely illogical – for example, the Extras have the icon of an alarm clock.


Icons in the main menu - Vertu Constellation Knockoff Review
Icons in the main menu - Vertu Constellation Knockoff Review
Icons in the main menu - Vertu Constellation Knockoff Review
Icons in the main menu - Vertu Constellation Knockoff Review

Icons in the main menu


Vertu Constellation Knockoff Review
Vertu Constellation Knockoff Review
Once you open a sub-menu though, all illusions about the origin of the phone disappear and the truth becomes obvious. The phone uses the interface we’ve seen in Latte Boom and almost all Chinese phones. It is characterized by small eye irritating font, accompanied by ugly icons. On top of that, the some functions are as irrational as the options visualizations in the main menu.  Many things require illogical operations, which make the usage pretty inconvinient.

However, the phone offers all functions necessary for the average Joe. The advantages that the Vertu interface offers are mainly specific for the brand solutions, which are of no interest to the mass consumer.

For example, the phonebook in V9 has space for 300, and not 1000 contacts. To every one, you can add up to four numbers, an e-mail, company, birthday, picture, ringtone, and even video. Then, they can be organized in groups with a separate ringtone, picture, and video. The interface here is very inconvenient to use.

Phonebook - Vertu Constellation Knockoff Review
Phonebook - Vertu Constellation Knockoff Review
Phonebook - Vertu Constellation Knockoff Review
Phonebook - Vertu Constellation Knockoff Review
Phonebook - Vertu Constellation Knockoff Review

Phonebook


The standard Organizer of the V9 - Vertu Constellation Knockoff Review
The standard Organizer of the V9 - Vertu Constellation Knockoff Review
The standard Organizer of the V9 - Vertu Constellation Knockoff Review

The standard Organizer of the V9


The organizer lets you save events in the calendar, there is a to do list and you can set up to five alarms. Aside from these standard functions, the genuine devices have a special Travel menu, which includes a World clock, weather information, Departing flights, a map and a currency converter. With all these available, the owner of the expensive phone can check all the information needed for an upcoming trip in just a few clicks.







The unique features of the genuine Vertu - Vertu Constellation Knockoff Review
The unique features of the genuine Vertu - Vertu Constellation Knockoff Review
The unique features of the genuine Vertu - Vertu Constellation Knockoff Review
The unique features of the genuine Vertu - Vertu Constellation Knockoff Review

The unique features of the genuine Vertu



Vertu Constellation Knockoff Review
Vertu Constellation Knockoff Review
Vertu Constellation Knockoff Review
Messaging
is limited to SMS, MMS, and Broadcast Massage. Apparently, the manufacturers have decided their customers will not need to use e-mail and that is one of the obligatory functions for Vertu.

All that hints that the manufacturer has decided that the future owners of its product will not need “complicated” business functions such as e-mail, flight information etc. Naturally, they will not be able to take advantage of the Vertu Concierge service and find the best hotel in Hong Kong or the best restaurant in.

Overall, the software is far from good. It is sad that such a well-looking phone has such an annoying interface with lag when opening menus and irrational and ugly icons we already mentioned.


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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. hussam (unregistered)


thanx alot for this review, i wanted to buy this phone but after reading what u wrote i wont

posted on 20 May 2008, 01:41

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.

posted on 23 May 2008, 14:54

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

posted on 23 May 2008, 15:04

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.

posted on 27 May 2008, 12:29

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

posted on 06 Jun 2008, 07:23

6. (unregistered)


get the arte!

posted on 26 Jul 2008, 06:09

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!

posted on 30 Jul 2008, 15:19

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_cpinfo.asp?id=804 should i buy it or not !!

posted on 31 Jul 2008, 01:38

9. (unregistered)


buy it on your own risk

posted on 27 Nov 2010, 09:59

10. Jane_ (unregistered)


I`m looking for a button for Vertu consellation.Are there anу?

posted on 26 Apr 2011, 13:21

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.

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