By Stephen Schenck | September 17, 2012 5:10 PM
Is there really such a thing as having more money than sense? We’d like to think that those of us who are fortunate enough to have a substantial disposable income got to such a position in life by making lots of smart choices; news of Aston Martin Racing’s new Android smartphone has us rethinking that, though, as it’s hard to take such an overpriced, dramatically underpowered smartphone seriously, let alone someone who would buy one.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen a “boutique” smartphone fail to deliver performance-wise, but you’d think that as time went on even these kind of phones would slowly mature along with the rest of the Android lineup – so, maybe no quad-core chip, but at least a last-gen dual-core 1GHz setup, right?
Prices for the Aston Martin Android range from $1290 up to $1590, depending on color options, but all have the same disappointing hardware. That means a paltry 256MB of RAM, five-megapixel camera, and a single-core 800MHz processor. Maybe the phone’s display redeems it? Not with a 3.2-inch HVGA component, it won’t. And to top things all off, the phone’s running an ancient build of Gingerbread, not even 2.3.6.
If you’re considering purchasing this hot mess, we urge you to send your $1300 to us, instead, and we’ll hook you up with an OG Droid spray-painted gold.