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Vertu Constellation Knockoff Review

Posted: , by Nanko R.

Vertu Constellation Knockoff Review
We were very skeptical about the performance tests. For our surprise, the Vertu clone did quite well in most of them. The music sound is loud and clear with a light metal echo. However, the headset is low quality and we do not recommend using it if you don’t want to impair your hearing.

During a call, the sound in the receiver is loud, but the voices are sharp and unreal even illegible at times. It is the same story at the other end of the line and sometimes a light background noise is heard.

Ah, we almost forgot. The phone is equipped with a loudspeaker. It is completely useless.

The clone has a battery to be proud of. It lasted a bit over 4 hours of talks during our tests, and there is a spare one too.

However, the reception is what lowers its rating drastically and brings our otherwise good opinion to ruin. The unit we use has huge problems with keeping the signal. It comes and goes not only underground, but even in places where any other phone has no trouble at all. According to the manufacturer, genuine Nokia receivers are used for the production of the clones, but we don't think it is so. Even though it was tested in Europe, with both 900 and 1900 MHz coverage, the Constellation Knockoff was unusable most of the time..

Here is a short mathematical equation.

Genuine phone:
Impressive design + entry level phone functions + Nokia S40 interface = $4300

Impressively copied design + entry level phone functions + annoying interface and no reception = $500

If the reception was not that horrible, the phone would be the real deal for those who care about the appearance and want to be a big shot, but don't want to spend four grand on a genuine Vertu. However, as the phone function is not usable, we would not recommend it even to our worst enemy.

According to the replica-manufacturer, phones with reception issues will be replaced under warranty.

Thanks to "Lux Replica Phones", for providing the V9 review unit.


  • Very well copied design
  • Very comfortable keypad


  • Irrational and confusing interface
  • Average sound quality
  • Big troubles with the signal
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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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