Vertu's new Pure Jet Gold is one of the nicest "rich people smartphones" out there

Vertu's new Pure Jet Gold is one of the nicest
Hey, does Vertu even need an introduction at this point? Known for its luxurious and opulent handsets, the English phone craftsmen have been on an upward trajectory when it comes to both their designs and their hardware. Ditching diamonds and exotic leather for a classy, mature look, the Pure Jet Red Gold has to be one of Vertu's most attractive creations ever. The volume control keys and power key are highlighted with solid red gold, while a black ceramic "pillow" support completes its lavish Grade 5 PVD-coated titanium structure. The final touch is decoration with "fine-mill" calf leather from the Alpine region.

Under its classy, buttoned-up attire, the Vertu Pure Jet Red Gold is a 4.7-inch 1080p display Android smartphone with a quad-core 2.3GHz Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, a 13MP Hasselblad camera, and audio technology from Bang & Olufsen.

Care about the price? You know these Vertu phones don't come cheap, so you should be able to stomach the $21,900 price tag the Britons slapped on it. Then again, this really is one of the nicest "rich people phones" out there!



1. duartix

Posts: 311; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

Wouldn't pay 200€ for it.

2. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

What will you get for a $21,900 phone? You get to pay a premium price for a premium phone but with normal specs, and you can show it off too. And bonus, you can get robbed too! What a value!

4. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

You get a lot more than that, it comes with a concierge service (free for the first year) and the screen is sapphire, body is titanium and leather. While the phone itself might not be worth that much, rich people do enjoy concierge services. If I won the lottery, I still wouldn't buy it, but I do see it's added value

3. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

More like for "rich dumb people".

6. Cyberchum

Posts: 1133; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Tell me, how are they dumb? Vertu clearly are neither targeting you or people in your financial or earning class. Some think that dissing a certain product makes them smart, duh.

5. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

looking gooood. Not.

7. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009 want a Nokia that runs Android? 21 grand later, here it is...

8. rembo65

Posts: 58; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

I would like to know who are the people that actually own one of these...just out of curiosity

9. GeekMovement unregistered

Luxurious, but the design doesn't appeal to me.

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