I got my hands on the new luxury Tonino Lamborghini smartphone which arrived to Kuwait just recently, it’s available in very limited quantities which makes it even more valuable. I don’t usually like to review luxury phones because they usually focus on the aesthetics and totally overlook technical specs, but I gotta admit Tonino Lamborghini has changed my preconceived opinion, well at least to some extent. First thing I noticed was the fancy packaging, this phone comes in a really neat package with large 3D Lamborghini logo and has a lock and key, inside there was a two charger, headset, manual, 1 year warranty card, battery, and SD card.
As for the phone, it comes in two colors gold and silver and the body is made of stainless steel with senior Lamborghini 3D logo on the front and rear, I noticed the phone is relatively heavy and thick when compared to normal smartphones, the casing is gold plated and protected with crocodile skin at the rear to help with unexpected falls. On on side I saw there was SOS button which stands for Save Our Souls and if pressed it automatically calls 112 emergency, nice. The display screen was relatively large with 3.7″ size, and there was a front facing VGA camera (for video calling) and rear camera with 5 MP and auto-focus feature for snapshots and video recording, now that’s good enough for taking personal photos. The internal memory capacity is 16GB and there’s an external SD socket so it can be further expanded.
Though the big question I had in mind was: what firmware does it run? As I switched on the phone a Lamborghini logo appeared with engine sound and animation which was cool, the bigger surprise though is that phone uses Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), it’s old but at least could run Android applications and features such as Instagram, WhatsApp, Google Maps, Google Play Store…etc. which is great. Browsing through the menu was easy using the touch-screen feature and menu was quite similar to any other Android based smartphone, I noticed there was FM Radio and MP3 player too. Finally let’s talk money, this luxury smartphone (as expected) is not loaded with the latest specs and doesn’t come cheap either as the cash price is KD435 at Geneve Gallery, though I guess those who can afford KD80,000+ Lambo supercar wouldn’t mind paying a few extra hundred of Dinars to get it for complete showoff.
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