The Vertu Ascent is a GSM mobile phone in a sturdy case and a metallic silver front panel. It is quite heavy at 173 grams of weight, and carries all the features of any basic and entry-level mobile phone in the market. It sports a small color display with a screen resolution of 116 x 148 pixels, featuring a crystal Fine technology and a scratch-resistant surface that is guaranteed with every handset.
Messaging and connectivity options are limited to SMS, MMS, email, Bluetooth and GPRS, and users can browse the web with the WAP browser. In case the user does not favor the silver colored panel, they can choose from an array of available colors such as Yellow, Blue, Red, Black, Brown, and Tan. Vertu Ascent also supports multiple languages of English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Chinese.The phone’s standard Li-ion 780 mAh battery can last up to 4 hours of talk time and 150 hours of standby time.