Let’s All Make Fun Of This Way Overpriced, Underpowered Aston Martin Android

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.

Source: ePrice
Via: Droid Dog

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Stephen Schenck
Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits Read more about Stephen Schenck!