This Aston Martin Android Phone Certainly Isn't Up to 007's Specifications

By Sam Gibbs on at

Bond might be saddled with a Sony, thanks to Sony Pictures producing 007's recent outings, but he should be glad he's not stuck with this polished turd-of-a-phone. Meet the Aston Martin Aspire, an Android phone that no one should ever buy for £800 -- it's no Vertu that's for sure.

It comes in five colours, black, white, silver, gold and rose gold -- because you know your blinged-out phone has to match your gaudy gold-covered fingers. The base model will burn an £800-shaped hole in your pocket, while the last two variants get pushed up to just under £1,000, thanks to 24K gold in-lays on the case -- classy.

Specs-wise, it's a bit of a joke, but then, what did you expect? It comes with a 3.2-inch HVGA screen, and packs a colossal 800MHz single-core chip backed by a whole 256MB of RAM, 512MB of storage, and a microSD card slot. It's also got a 5MP shooter on the rear and a VGA front-facing chat cam on the front. 3G, Wi-Fi and GPS are there too, along with, yes, you guessed it, Gingerbread -- cutting edge technology from Aston here.

You do get a leather pouch, and not one, but two 1,500mAh batteries in the box, but for £800 I can't help but think you'd be better off buying two Samsung Galaxy S IIIs. Or, err, anything else? [Eprice via Unwired View]