Mobile phones are an everyday must use and a must have for every individual. Since 1917, when mobile phones came into existence, first as a pocket-size folding telephone, it has evolved through various stages to the sophisticated gadgets we have today. Depending on its functionalities, mobile phones to some people is just a device to make and receive calls, while to some others it is an investment.
Everyone enjoys owning the best items ever, and expensive phones are not out of it. Over the years, phones have become a luxury accessory and an avenue to show off wealth, style and class. There is absolutely nothing wrong in buying an expensive phone, as long as the user enjoys using the phone and is comfortable with the price it was bought. Here is a list of the top 10 most expensive phones in the world. These phones are specially manufactured for the royals and high-class; they are even more expensive than some cars and houses and are endowed with precious metals like gold and diamond.
10. iPhone Princess Plus – $170,400
The ‘princess’ in the name actually comes from the way the diamonds on the phone are cut. iPhone Princess Plus has 318 diamonds on the exterior, with 138 of them being a princess cut. The phone comes with a total of 17.75 carats in diamonds alone, and 18 karat white gold trim on the phone. No wonder the price is breath-taking, and guys don’t mind using it to massage their ego, irrespective of the fact that the name of the phone sounds feminine.
9. Savelli Smartphone – $250,000
The selling point for Savelli Smartphone is not on special features, but the design of the exterior. Each Savelli phone come with 18 karat gold and any jewel that you want encrusted into the side – customization is allowed. if you are not OK with diamonds, you can pick from other finishes that can be added to the phone. Smartphones and dead animals don’t usually go together, but when they do the price tag is ridiculously high, you don’t mind carrying a leopard in your palm, do you?
8. Black Diamond VIPN Smartphone – $300,000
Unlike the first two phones above, the Black Diamond has just two diamonds on it, with a larger one on the back and a smaller one on the stick up front. Though the Black Diamond has navigation sticks like Blackberry, it is still more expensive than common phones. The largest selling point on this pricey phone is the indestructible fancy mirror it has as a screen.
7. Vertu Signature Cobra – $310,000
The Vertu Signature Cobra may be one of the most unique looking phones on the list. With only eight produced in the entire world, there is a snake that wraps itself around the front edge. The snake on the phone is the reason for its outrageous price; it is made from a pear-cut diamond and for some odd reason wears a white diamond earring. The eyes of the snake are also made from small emeralds and there are nearly 500 rubies on the body of the snake.
6. Gresso Luxor Las Vegas Jackpot – $1 Million
The Gresso Luxor Las Vegas Jackpot has just three of its kind manufactured. It has a gold trim on the phone with a wooden panel on the back. It seems pretty cool, but has no special exterior look to warrant a whooping sum of $1 Million.
5. Diamond Crypto Smartphone – $1.3 Million
Due to their similarities in shape, you might mistake the Diamond Crypto Smartphone for Nokia 3310 if you are not sensitive enough to see the huge diamonds. The phone may not look so cool, but has tech functions; you don’t have to worry about having your information stolen since the security on the phone is top of the line. What makes the Diamond Crypto Smartphone worth $1.3 million is the huge diamonds on it; there are 50 diamonds that make up the exterior of the phone.
4. GoldVish Le Million – $1.3 Million
Now this is money speaking through a phone. With the whole body, except the screen, made of 18 karat white gold, the Le Million may be the most over the top looking phone on this list. Aside the gold, the phone is covered in 120 karat diamonds. In 2006, there is an exclusive fair for millionaires where lavish items are bought and sold and this phone was the most expensive phone transaction at the fair. A Russian businessman paid $1.3 million to own this beautiful piece of gadget.
3. iPhone 6 Amosu Call Of Diamond – $2.7 Million
Unlike other Apple Logos on regular iPhones, the logo on the iPhone 6 Amosu Call Of Diamond is made of diamond. To top that up, there are over 6,000 tiny diamonds on this iPhone. There are limited pieces of this phone because it is both bank breaking to buy and time-consuming to produce; it takes a total of two months to make just one piece of the iPhone 6 Amosu Call Of Diamond. The little diamonds are hand placed, and that attracts a handsome labor cost for the manufacture.
2. iPhone 5 Black Diamond – $15.3 Million
The black diamond is one of the rarest jewels in the world. Stuart Hughes was able to find one of these black diamonds and he placed it on the iPhone. The phone also has on it gold, diamonds and other stones that cost a lot. A businessman in China called Stuart Hughes to place an order on the phone; the Chinese man wanted Stuart to make only one of the phone, specially customized for him, and not to be reproduced or sold in the market.
1. Falcon SuperNova Pink Diamond iPhone 6 – $95.5 Million
The Falcon SuperNova Pink Diamond iPhone 6 is the most expensive phone in the history of phones and it costs $95.5 million. Fortunately, the makers of the phone recognizes how expensive it is, so they came up with a payment plan that runs over a time frame. As expensive as the Falcon SuperNova Pink Diamond iPhone 6 is, it does not have so many diamonds like its peers, instead it has one main feature. It has an 18 karat gold casing and one huge diamond stuck at the back. Falcon embedded a pink diamond and that alone was the leading cause for the huge price tag. If you love the look of this phone but can’t afford it, you can go for cheaper versions of it – there is one in platinum with a blue diamond and it costs $48.5 million only.
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