Smartphone making companies are coming up with ground breaking engineering and design innovations that are reducing the overall price of smartphones, allowing even the fastest performing devices to end up in the hands of those who are struggling due to financial constraints. Then, there are the affluent 1 percent of society who will spend like there’s no tomorrow when it comes to standing out, and how exactly can one stand out? Purchasing expensive smartphones. Even a 128 GB iPhone 6 Plus will not be enough to appease their appetite. What they need is something much more opulent than that. Here are the world’s 10 most expensive smartphones that you wish you had in one of your pockets.
- Savelli Jarden Secret
Price: US $120,000
This smartphone runs the Android platform but that is not the important detail that you should be looking out for. The phone comes with 75 baguette cut white diamonds, black alligator leather, and of course buttons that are finished in white gold.
- iPhone Princess Plus
Price: US $176,400
While set in pure 18 karats of white gold, which in other words means that the entire phone is covered in gold, the iPhone Princess Plus also features a total number of 318 diamonds, out of which 138 are princess cut diamonds (hence the name) and 180 brilliant cut diamonds present on its surface. While the total weight of the diamonds will end up making this device in to a very heavy mobile device, regular iPhone users who were bragging about their expensive devices will be put to shame with the iPhone Princess Plus.
- Vertu Signature Cobra
Price: US $310,000
Vertu is no stranger when it comes to making luxury phones and thanks to the company’s collaboration with French jeweller, Boucheron, both parties were able to design and release one of the most salivated items in the world. With the Cobra insignia present on the phone and possessing more than 439 rubies, the Vertu Signature Cobra falls on number two of the most expensive handsets in the world.
- Gresso Luxor Las Vegas Jackpot
Price: US $1 million
Gresso’s offering is the first device that has broken the seven digit mark and why wouldn’t it? Weighing in at 180 grams, the Luxor Las Vegas Jackpot happens to be a heavy weight for its size. As for the rest of the details, the phone is made of solid gold and comprises of a back plate made up of African hardwood that is 200 years old. Also, its keys have meticulously been sculpted from sapphire crystal.
- GoldVish Le Million
Price: US $1.3 million
If you thought that the Gresso Luxor Las Vegas Jackpot was the ‘be all, end all’ of luxury smartphones, let the GoldVish Le Million refresh your eyesight and your knowledge that the phone comes with a price tag of $1.3 million. While the name says it all, the GoldVish Le Million was priced at a value of $1.3 million at the Millionaire Fair that was held way back in 2006. Justification for such a high price tag comes with the 18 karat pure while gold coupled with 20 carat of VVS1 diamonds that has been covered all over the phone.
- Diamond Crypto Smartphone
Price: US $1.3 million
The Diamond Crypto Smartphone is priced at the same level as the GoldVish Le Million and possesses each bit of luxury as the Le Million. Developed by Russian firm JSC Ancort in 2006 to protect the user against hacking of sensitive information, the firm also did well to make sure that the ones who were able to get their hands on the phone could also pay a ton of money for it. The Diamond Crypto Smartphone has 50 diamonds that cover each ends of the smartphone.
- Peter Aloisson’s iPhone 3G Kings Button
Price: US $2.41 Million
For those of you who thought that Apple was selling its regular iPhones for a ridiculous price tag, wait till you get a load of this. Named after the famous Jeweler Peter Aloisson, this previous generation iPhone features a home button that has been etched with a 6.6 karat diamond. If that does not impress you, then perhaps the entire phone is covered in 18 karat yellow gold will.
- Supreme Goldstriker iPhone 3G
Price: US $3.2 million
Is it just us, or are there too many luxurious iPhones present in this list? Regardless, the Supreme Goldstriker iPhone 3G ends up coming on the list because the ‘diamond souped up’ smartphone comprises up of 22 karat solid gold that have been trimmed with 136 flawless one carat diamonds. In addition, the home button is comprised up of 7.1 carat diamond.
- Stuart Hughes’ iPhone 4 Diamond Rose
Price: US $8.5 Million
You can forgive yourself if you are feeling a sense of envy because this iPhone 4 comprises up of 500 individual diamonds, along with phone’s bezel, which is made up of rose gold. Furthermore, the platinum front navigation button features 7.4 carat of pink flawless diamonds.
- Stuart Hughes’ Black Diamond iPhone 5
Price: $15.3 million
The granddaddy of all expensive mobiles has been created and designed by none other than Stuart Hughes. Comprising up of solid 24 karat gold, it takes about nine weeks to make one of these babies. The home button features 26 carat diamond, with 600 white flawless diamonds covering the outer edge of the device. The phone uses a total of 135 grams of gold and its screen has been replaced with extremely rare and might we add, extremely resilient sapphire glass.
Even though there were just too many iPhones for our taste, we have to say that these are some ludicrously priced smartphones. If you had the money (which we are assuming that you do, otherwise you would not be reading this), which one would you buy. Let us know in the comments below.