High-end smartphones these days can tend to be pretty expensive. An iPhone 12 Pro Max costs a little over $1000. In fact, all the high-end flagship devices these days can cost around a thousand bucks easily. That’s actually a lot. But if the smartphone you get in return features all the best technology out in the market, it can be a fair deal.
If you think that your iPhone or your Samsung is very expensive, then you have no idea and might need to rethink that. We live in a society that is influenced by the latest technology and more and more smartphones focused on that are emerging in the market everyday.
While you may have the choice between choosing a different version of a smartphone or different features according to your liking, there are some smartphones that are unique and irreplaceable. The designs and functionality of these customized phones make them a treat for the user. Let’s have a look at some of the most expensive smartphones below.
10. Vertu Signature Cobra – $310,000
Vertu is a brand from the time when Nokia used to be the king of mobile phones. Virtu is a luxury brand and it is widely acclaimed by critics and the users. The $310,000 signature cobra is their best work ever. It is also recognized as a fine piece of jewelry that is designed by the french jewelers, Boucheron.
This phone has been assembled by hand which gives it a premium luxury touch. There are only 8 pieces of the Vertu Signature Cobra in existence. It is gold plated and has cobra that wraps its way around the sides and has precious gems encrusted in it. The cobra is solid gold and comprises 439 rubies, two emeralds, and a handful of white diamonds.
9. Goldvish Revolution – $488,150
The goldvish revolution is crafted by a Swiss company, named Goldvish. This phone has quite a unique design that would set it apart from other phones, even if it weren’t so expensive and premium. It has a rounded bottom rather than a square one which, honestly, it is very appealing.
The phone’s rounded ends are made up of white and pink gold, and it features white diamonds along with a sapphire glass display and the finest quality of leather. Goldvish Revolution even features a detachable clock. This phone has a limited 32 pieces ever made, and those pieces are only increasing in value over time.
8. Gresso Luxor Las Vegas Jackpot. – $1,000,000
Gresso Las Vegas Jackpot is designed by one of the most famous accessory designers in the world, Gresso. Just like the name suggests it is a jackpot indeed. The body of the phone is made up of a very rare wood obtained from a 200-year-old African tree.
The phone houses beautiful black diamonds and more than 180 grams of gold. The keypad of this luxury phone features fully hand-polished 17 laser-etched sapphires. There are only three versions of this phone ever created, and each version has its own unique number engraved in the wood on the back. This proves it is truly one of a kind.
7. Goldvish LeMillion – $1,300,000
Goldvish is yet again on this list with their 1.3 million dollar phone. Having 2 phones in the top 10 of the world’s most expensive mobile phones is a very bold move. The Goldvish LeMillion is shaped like a dagger. Its body is made up of 18-karat white gold and encrusted with 120 karat VVS-1 diamonds. This phone has held the record for the most expensive smartphone ever for quite some time before other competitive phones stole its spot. There are only 3 pairs of Goldvish LeMillion ever created. Just like the jackpot, it is also truly one of a kind.
6. Diamond Crypto Smartphone – $1.3 million
Upon release, this was the most expensive phone in the world. Diamond Crypto is designed by an Austrian designer named Peter Aloisson and created by JSC Ancort.
The phone features a completely exclusive high-end encryption to keep your data safe. The device is made up of platinum, and the logo is solid rose gold. The phone also features 28 round cut diamonds. It is covered in 50 diamonds in total 10 very rare blue diamonds. The wood on the sides is hand polished and made of high-quality Massacar ebony.
5. iPhone 3G King’s Button – $2.5 million
This iPhone 3g is another design by Peter Aloisson and possibly, his best-known works to date. The king’s button iPhone is a mix of 18-karat yellow gold, white gold, and rose gold. The white gold is stripped around the edges of the phone and it houses 138 beautifully cut diamonds.
And, then just like the name suggests the home button is the king button itself with a 6.6-carat big diamond working in place of the home button. Switching between your apps by pressing a 6.6-carat diamond would definitely give the feel of the richest person alive.
4. Goldstriker iPhone 3GS Supreme – $3.2 million
The goldstriker iPhone 3gs supreme is similar to the iPhone 3g king’s button in many ways. But this phone steps it up a notch and takes things to a whole different level. This phone is the work of Stuart Hughes, a very talented British designer.
The phone is covered with up to 271 grams of 22 karat gold. The front bezels of the phone hold 136 diamonds, and the Apple logo on the rear of the phone are formed by 53 beautiful diamonds. The home button of the phone features a massive 7.1-carat diamond. The phone is sold in granite chest, made from a single block of granite, and is embellished in premium leather along with Kashmir gold.
3. iPhone 4 Diamond Rose Edition – $8 million
This iPhone 4 is yet another creation by the talented Stuart Hughes. This particular iPhone is made up of rose gold, housing 500 diamonds weighing a total of whooping 100 carats. The Apple logo on the back is completely covered in 53 diamonds. The home button of this phone also features a massive 7.4-carat single-cut pink diamond. The phone comes with a very beautiful granite chest that weighs about 7 kgs. There are only two pieces of this beautiful phone in existence and each phone is a show of its own.
2. iPhone 4S Elite Gold – $9.4 million
The iPhone 4s Elite Gold is the second most expensive phone in the world. It is yet again another design by Stuart Hughes. This phone is a hand-crafted piece of art customized with 500 breathtaking diamonds that total up to more than 100 carats. The back of the phone is made up of 24 karats solid gold along with the Apple logo. The apple logo also features 53 diamonds. The home button of this phone features the biggest of all, an 8.6-carat diamond. The phone also comes with a supplementary 7.6-carat diamond acting as a spare home button just in case anything happens to the original one.
The phone’s box is a total luxury which lives up to the expectations one has after spending 9.4 million dollars on a phone. The box is a chest made from solid platinum and polished pieces of a dinosaur bone from a Tyrannosaurus Rex bone along with many rare gemstones that comprise Pietersite, Charoite, Opal, Star Sunstone, and Rutile Quartz.
1. Falcon Supernova iPhone 6 Pink Diamond – $48.5 million
The most expensive mobile phone in this world is an iPhone 6 that cost its owner a grand 48.5 million dollars. The design of this phone is very simple compared to the other phones on this list. The exterior of the phone is made up of 24 karat gold, which is also available in platinum and rose gold. The standout point of this phone is the huge pink diamond that has been placed in the rear.
While it may be quite simple and not as fancy as the Stuart Hughes iPhones. It is the rarity of the diamond that makes this phone so expensive and costs five times more than the second most expensive phone in the world. There are two alternative versions of the Falcon iPhone costing less than this, with two phones having orange and a blue diamond, and priced at a gigantic $42.5 million and $32.5 million respectively. This phone comes with platinum coating and super hack protection to keep the owner’s data safe and secure.
The Falcon Supernova iPhone is a prized possession of Nita Ambani who belongs to one of the richest families in the world and the richest in Asia.
These are the most expensive and luxury mobile phones in the world. Each of them is custom built, and they range from $310,000 to almost 50 million dollars. Hope you found the list informative. If you did, let us know which phone do you think has the best design.