During a typical year Vertu launches several models in different variations, which emphasizes the status when the manufacturer doesn't try launching handsets in different form factors with little technical peculiarities. Starting with 2010 Vertu increased the speed of new models introductions and form factors became more versatile too.
This ordinary candybar is massive due to materials and weighs from 165 to 185 g depending on a variation. The body is always made of polished stainless steel. Shiny surfaces are easily soiled with traces of fingers and cheeks. Every side of a phone suffers from it a sapphire glass covering the screen, ceramic logo at the top and sides. After 5 minutes you feel like cleaning it with a cloth. Ascent X and Ayxta are not as bad as Quest in this respect.
Dimensions are 116.2х60.8х12.7 mm. Quest is not the most compact of models, but it conveniently slides into a jeans pocket. The phone is too heavy for a shirt pocket though. In general I like the size and the design is pure Vertu.