If you think the $1,000 iPhone X is the most expensive phone in the world, then you haven’t heard much. There are too many phones out there and a good number of them are so expensive you won’t believe someone would want to own it.
The truth is, there are smartphones from $1,000 to and above 20,000 dollars. Yes!
A lot of people still think the iPhones have been the most expensive phones out there and I used to see it that way too. But that’s false.
You might ask, what in the world would make a smartphone so expensive?
A friend once joked that he will only buy a $1,000 dollars smartphone only if he can use it to call heaven.
Well, there’s no such smartphone but there are extremely expensive smartphones you never knew existed and are even owned by people.
So, what do this most expensive smartphones have that makes them so monstrous in price. Let’s see the most expensive smartphones in the world and the stuff they are made of.
I bet you, the list is gonna wow you.
Most Expensive Phones
Diamond Crypto Phone £827,060.
£827,060 for a phone of this size? Who will even buy this expensive device?
Well, the truth is, there are a lot of people who don’t see £827,060 as a big money to purchase a phone. Yea, they could even buy it for friends and family members. LOL
When you hear Diamond, it shows luxury and luxury isn’t cheap. Then add a powerful encryption, that’s a boost.
It runs on Windows CE and was designed by Austrian designer and jeweler Peter Aloisson. It comes in white and pink gold with 50 diamonds embedded into the cover, including 10 blue diamonds. On top of that, it comes in a pink gold case decorated with nothing else but diamonds.
This is why it’s so expensive!
According to Russian manufacturers JSC Ancort, it will “provide secure protection of information against kidnapping, technological blackmail, financial racketeers and corrupted state officials.”
The phone which cost about $1.3 million has just some not so powerful specs. The network is GSM 900/1800 and uses a Motorola MX21 (266 MHz) processor, OS is Windows CE, about 2 hours talk-time and 100 standby time.
It really looks good but at $1.3 million, it’s reserved for the luxury lovers.
Vertu Signature Diamond $88,000
With so much money as $88,000, you will get a phone with 2.0 inches display, 4GB internal storage, up to 300 hours battery standby, and about 200 beautiful precious diamonds all over it.
The vertu signature Phone was released in 2005 and is amongst the most expensive phones in the world.
Gresso Luxor Las Vegas Jackpot $1,000,000
Another little but extremely expensive phone.
The specs aren’t so powerful like the iPhone X, Huawei P20 Pro or even the Samsung Galaxy S9, but it’s more expensive than the Android and iOS beasts.
Released in 2010, it has a 12mm 22 karats pure gold frame weighing 180grams, a smattering of black diamonds, 17 hand-polished and etched sapphires and a rear/back panel made from 200-year-old African black-wood are what makes this phone so pricey.
It also has a 30 MB internal memory and a 2MP camera and an awesome battery with about 300 hours standby time.
I really can’t say much, the price of these little royalties are making me dizzy.
Vertu Signature Cobra £167,567
Cobra? That’s scary, right?
This little pretty thing with no touchscreen, no camera, looks so small and has just 1MB of internal memory is worth £167,567.
The Signature Cobra was designed by French jeweler, Boucheron and only 8 were made. The phone features one pear-cut diamond, one round white diamond, two emerald eyes and 439 rubies.
The Vertu Signature Cobra phone has an expensive Cobra Snake on the front.
Vertu also offers a ruby free handset for £62,162.
Vertu Diamond £63,620
Vertu’s idea is simple,
“if you can spend $20,000 on a watch, why not on a mobile phone?
It’s made of platinum and diamonds and is available in yellow, red, blue, black, brown and tan.
It also has scratch resistant glass and what more, it’s just so expensive!
iPhone Princess Plus $175,000
I am not surprised to see the popular iPhone being given a luxury treatment to rocket spark its total cost to $175,000.
The Apple brand is already popular, secure and user-friendly, so I like that part of it a little bit, unlike those small expensive calculator-like phones.
With 32GB of storage, weighs 166 grams, Peter Aloisson gave it a 17.75 karat Diamonds finish which makes it so expensive.
Apart from the Diamond, nothing really new tops it.
Vertu Signature £51,500
Another yet expensive piece of luxury from Vertu. With £51,500, this little thing could be yours to flaunt about and enjoy the luxury of expensive jewels on a phone.
Black Diamond ViPN $300,000
One of the world’s most expensive phones is the ViPN Black Diamond.
With a price that can get you a Lamborghini Murcielago or a reasonably-sized house for a small family, someone else will prefer purchasing the ViPN Windows Mobile Smartphone.
A tricky part of it is that the diamond is removable so when you decide not to use it on the phone, you can use the diamond as a jewelry.
It features mirror detailing, polycarbonate mirror and an organic LED technology.
It is decorated with two diamonds, one on the navigation button and the other on the back of the phone.
Goldvish Le Million $1.2 Million
Goldvish Le Million the world’s 4th most Expensive phone. For me, I don’t like the shape at all.
Designed by the most aesthetic hands of Emmanuel Gueit, the phone outshines with 18 carat Gold and on the top of this, 120-carat diamonds are encrusted over it.
Goldvish is basically a Swiss manufacturer of high-class luxury mobile phones. The brand specializes in combining high-end technology with Swiss artistry.
Announced in 2006, the Le Million’s diamond studded body with gold made it in the ‘Guinness Book of World Record’ as the most expensive and exclusive mobile phone that is sold at one million Euros.
There is only a limited production of three pieces for it. It is available in colors like Yellow, Rose, White, Gold.
It has a display resolution of 176×220 pixels and shows off a color depth of 262 K. The handset operates on 2G (GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz) network frequency. Designed using a bar format, the dimension figures include a height of 110 mm, a width of 46 mm and a thickness of 17 mm.
It weighs around 198 grams and is uneasy to carry and handle.
It also has a 2megapixels camera with digital zoom and a resolution of 1600×1200 pixels. On the power front, it packs a 950 mAh Li-ion battery that gives out a talk time of up to 6 hours and a standby time of 400 hours.
On the connectivity front, it supports GPRS, EDGE, USB connectivity and Bluetooth for wireless data sharing.
On the messaging front, it supports SMS, MMS, and Email for chatting and texting. For entertainment, it has radio and video recorder. On the other hand, it has an internal memory of 2 GB and an absence of microSD slot.
Kings Button iPhone 3G $2.5 Million
The Kings Button iPhone 3G is the 3rd most expensive phone in the world.
The King’s button iPhone 3G is the usual iPhone 3G plus a luxurious appearance.
The body is covered with 138 precious Diamonds and the home button made with 6.6 karats beautiful white Diamonds.
I hate the fact that it’s the iPhone 3G, if it were the iPhone X, $2.5 Million for the iPhone 10 wouldn’t be a problem to many.
iPhone 3GS Supreme by Goldstriker $3 Million
The iPhone 3GS Supreme by Goldstriker was launched in 2009 with the latest 3G feature and is the world’s second most expensive phone.
It sports the usual screen size of 3.5 inches with 320 by 480 pixels resolution. The screen has a Corning Gorilla Glass protection and oleophobic coating.
The casing has been created with 271 grams of 22ct solid gold, while the front bezel houses 136 flawless diamonds.
The Rear logo of the phone is of solid gold and it has 53 beautiful diamonds while the front navigation button is home to a single cut of very rare and precious diamond.
The case for iPhone 3GS Supreme is a chest made from a single block of Granite, offset with Kashmir gold and with Nubuck top grain leather inner lining.
I see why this took ten long months for Stuart Hughes of Liverpool, England to design and make. With the kinda materials used, it’s surely worth $3 million dollars.
Diamond Rose iPhone 32 GB $8 Million
This is the worlds most expensive phone even in 2018. 8 Million dollars is equivalent to 859.28 Bitcoins. Recall how popular rapper, 50 Cent made $8 Million dollars from Bitcoin after letting people buy his album Animal Ambition using bitcoin in 2014.
The rapper let his account lie unused for years, and only just recently discovered that he’s now a bitcoin millionaire. At the time, a single bitcoin was worth only $662.
Imagine him using all these money just for a smartphone.
The diamond rose design was done by Stuart Hughes who handcrafted this phone with beautiful 500 pink color Diamonds.
24ct Gold iPhone X Vintage Wood Edition 6,194.11 US Dollar
Even though this costs 6,194.11 US Dollar, the fact that it’s Apple’s latest iPhone X makes it a worthy buy for those who can afford luxury plus high-end specs on a smartphone.
This unique iPhone X embellished in 24ct gold. Also, the rear section is furnished in Wood with upper, lower and side frame hand engraved accents in 24ct gold giving this handset a more exclusive and arresting finish which accommodates the 18ct solid gold logo.
The handset is 256gb, unlocked to all networks worldwide and comes complete with its own unique wooden box and Certificate of Authenticity.
There’s also an 18ct Rose Gold iPhone X Unique Brilliance Edition at £3,795.00. Since the iPhone X is very popular and powerful, it should attract a good number of buyers.
A 24ct Gold iPhone X Unique Edition costing £2,895.00 is also one of their latest additions.
More can be found at their homepage @ https://stuarthughes.com
Sirin Labs Solarin $20,000
Sirin Solarin smartphone was launched in May 2016. The phone comes with a 5.50-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1440 pixels by 2560 pixels.
The Sirin Solarin is powered by octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor and it comes with 4GB of RAM. The phone packs 128GB of internal storage that cannot be expanded. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Sirin Solarin packs a 23.8-megapixel primary camera on the rear and an 8-megapixel front shooter for selfies.
The Sirin Solarin runs Android 5.1 and is powered by a 4040mAh non-removable battery.
This device is as powerful as most Android devices but is very expensive. So what’s kicking the price so high?
The specs make it pricey, the build quality and materials with a very tough security on top. There’s a button to switch to security mode and encrypt all of your communications, USB Type C port, front-facing loudspeakers, a headphone jack and more makes this a really special smartphone.
the unboxing video of this $20,000 smartphone from Unbox Therapy
Most of these phones are practically not so useful for the modern smartphone lovers, the luxury makes them stand out. Although a few like the Solarin and iPhone X offer superior specs and luxury. Let’s hear your feedback via the comments section.