The much anticipated first Android phone from Vertu after Nokia sold away the luxury division back in June 2012 is here in Singapore.

The Vertu Ti is powered by Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) with the ability to upgrade to Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) later this year.

At the launch event, I saw 3 models, Titanium Black Leather (S$13,000), Titanium Pure Black (S$15,500) and Black PVD Titanium Red Gold Mixed Metals (S$27,000).

Titanium Black Leather (S$13,000) - Left, Titanium Pure Black (S$15,500) - Right
Titanium Black Leather (S$13,000) – Left, Titanium Pure Black (S$15,500) – Right
Black PVD Titanium Red Gold Mixed Metals (S$27,000)
Black PVD Titanium Red Gold Mixed Metals (S$27,000)
Vertu Ti - Back View
Vertu Ti – Back View

Normally when you go for Vertu, the technical specifications doesn’t really matter, but for the Vertu Ti, the technical specifications is rather up to date with the current trend.

The concierge service is free for the first year and after that it will cost about €3000 per year. With regards to warranty, the warranty is worldwide and warranty period is 2 years.

Vertu Ti uses the normal-sized SIM card but in the package it comes with Micro SIM and Nano SIM adapters.

Vertu Ti - Services
Vertu Ti – Services

Technical Specifications

  • Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon S4, dual Core 1.7GHz processor
  • 64GB internal memory
  • 8MP rear camera
  • 1080p Video Capture
  • 1.3MP front camera
  • Secure NFC , inc. tap to pay

Design Features

  • Titanium casing
  • 3.7″ Sapphire crystal screen
  • Leather
  • Vertu ruby key for access to LIFE, CONCIERGE and CERTAINTY services

Vertu Testing

  • Vertu Ti impact test. The sapphire crystal screen withstood a single drop of a 110gm ball bearing. The Vertu minimum standard is one drop of a 64gm ball bearing.
  • Vertu Ti deformation test. The device is cradled on three points while a force is exerted to bend the case. The device bends less than 1mm when a 500N force (approximately 50KG) is applied.
  • 40 Mechanical and environmental tests on every Vertu device, including extreme temperature testing (-40 / +85), torsional strength, tumble testing and humidity.
  • Leather accent pieces undergo 17 individual tests to prove their robustness.