Porsche Design P'9521

The Good Fingerprint scanner; motion sensor; good music player.

The Bad Big and bulky; no 3G; ludicrous price tag.

The Bottom Line We love the fingerprint scanner and the accelerometer features, but the lack of 3G and so-so camera are a let down. At the end of the day the Porsche Design P'9521 is simply not desirable enough to make us want to part with £800 of our hard earned cash

Editors' Rating
6.5 Overall

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Review

Porsche Design P'9521

Would you buy a car made by Nokia? Perhaps, but what about a phone designed by Porsche? Aimed at the luxury end of the mobile market, the P'9521 certainly has some interesting features, not least of which is the fingerprint scanner on the front.

However, those tempted will have to have deep pockets because it has a wallet-bashing SIM-free price tag of £800.

Strengths
The P'9521 is actually a joint effort between Porsche Design and Sagem, but the Porsche luxury stamp is all over the phone. For example, the handset is hewn from a solid block of aluminium and mineral glass is used on the display. The screen is also double-hinged so you can rotate it through 180 degrees and snap it back against the case -- in this respect it's very similar to LG's old P7200.

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