Mobile phones have become an integral part of the daily life of most of humanity in recent years. In addition to the usual making calls and sending SMS, today phones help us plan our working day, check email, share news on social networks, navigate the area, even watch online our favorite series and TV shows that were missed on TV the day before — and that’s not to mention thousands of useful applications for smartphones with which the Internet is flooded. But in this article we will not talk about the functional component of modern mobile devices, but will consider only the most expensive phones in the world at the moment.
So, on the 10th place in the ranking “The most expensive phones in the world” is the model The Chairman Diamond Edition of the Swiss phone Ulysse Nardin, whose case is made of 18-carat white gold, decorated with more than 2,000 diamonds and stylized as a watch (after all, Switzerland) — especially for this purpose, on the right edge of the device, there is a frankly ridiculous automatic winding mechanism, like on an ordinary Swiss watch.
At the same time, the smartphone has quite decent characteristics — 32 GB of memory, 3.2 ” touch screen and Android OS of the latest version.
In total, 100 such phones were produced, the price of each of them is 130 thousand dollars.
The 9th line of the list is occupied by the Black Diamond from Sony Ericsson, designed by Singaporean designer Jaren Goh. The phone is built from exclusive materials such as titanium with polycarbonate and features a beautiful mirrored shell, but its specs, including a 400 MHz processor and a 4‑megapixel camera, seem simply ridiculous considering the cost of the device — for $ 250,000 you can buy yourself a good apartment, not to mention about a less status, but much more functional smartphone from among those currently on the market.
In 8th place is a new phone from Vertu, a manufacturer familiar to many, which has long been declared the official phone of Russian oligarchs. The Signature Cobra model is adorned by the famous French jewelry house Boucheron — 439 rubies, two emerald “eyes”, one round white diamond and one pear-shaped diamond were used.
This somewhat disgusting spectacle is limited to a series of 8 phones — one gets the feeling that the creators of this creation themselves were not completely sure that there would be many who would pay $ 260,000 for it, although, as practice shows, such status novelties are always in demand and are sold out in advance.
The next mobile device on our list also does not have special technical characteristics — the Le Million model from the French manufacturer Goldvish has a 2‑megapixel camera and does not even have access to 3G networks, but happiness is not in the filling, as buyers of such kind of fashion novelties, but in the appearance of the phone, emphasizing the status and solvency of its owner.
On the last point, this Genevan device certainly has something to say — its 18-carat white gold case is set with 1,800 first-class diamonds for a total of 120 carats. The price, as the name of the model suggests, is $1 million.
Almost the same amount will have to be paid for the next phone in the ranking of “The Most Expensive Phones in the World” — Gresso Luxor Las Vegas Jackpot, the main goal of which, like its namesake hotel, is to combine the treasures of Ancient Egypt and the aesthetics of modern Las Vegas. In short, this basically means a lot of gold, diamonds and wood. Yes, it’s a tree. The back panel of the mobile phone is made of 200-year-old African ebony, while the body itself is made of solid gold, adorned with 45.5 carats of black diamonds and 17 laser engraved sapphires. Surely you will also be interested to know about the most expensive TVs in the world, for which a separate selection was created on LifeGlobe.
The next smartphone was the result of cooperation between the Russian company Ankort OJSC and the famous Austrian jeweler Peter Aluzon, but, in fact, is an evolution of the Swiss Crypto smartphone.
The new $1.3 million Diamond Crypto Smartphone is crafted from platinum and has an 18k rose gold navigation key set with 28 brilliant-cut diamonds.
The phone runs Windows CE, so updating your Facebook status can be quite problematic.
Another creation by the Austrian jeweler, Peter Aloisson’s iPhone 3G Kings Button is a flashy phone the likes of which Steve Jobs never envisioned. The smartphone is made of solid 18-carat yellow, white and rose gold and encrusted with 138 diamonds. An extremely rare 6.6‑carat diamond acts as the central navigation button, so it’s no surprise that this phone exists in a single copy. Its cost is $2.3 million.
In third place on the “Most Expensive Phones in the World” list is another iPhone, this time from Goldstriker International, a company that specializes in creating unique luxury goods. Commissioned by an anonymous Australian gold miner, the Goldstriker iPhone 3GS Supreme’s 271g 22k gold case is set with 136 flawless colored diamonds, and the navigation key is a 7.1k diamond. The total cost of this iPhone was $3 million.
Another iPhone occupies the 2nd line of the rating. This time it’s the Stuart Hughes iPhone 4 Diamond Rose, crafted by the world renowned British design studio Stuart Hughes. The 32 GB smartphone is adorned with 500 diamonds totaling 100 carats on the sides, the Apple logo on the back is made of rose gold and adorned with 53 more diamonds, and the central button is a solid 7.4‑carat pink diamond.
The bejeweled iPhone 4 Diamond Rose was valued at £5 million, or more than $7.6 million.
So, we got to the top of the list of the most expensive phones in the world. This may seem dishonest to some, advertising to others, but another iPhone is firmly in the 1st place .. What can you do if these 4 smartphones from Apple are actually more expensive than all other phones. In general, the most expensive phone at the moment is the Stuart Hughes iPhone 4S Elite Gold — another creation of Stuart Hughes, who is obsessed with gold and diamonds.
The decoration of this iPhone also took 500 white diamonds, with a total weight of more than 100 carats, again, 53 diamonds make up the Apple logo. The case is made of 24-carat gold, and the navigation button is a 7.4‑carat pink diamond surrounded by small diamonds with a total weight of 2.6 carats.
The cost of the most expensive phone in the world is ?6 million, or almost $9.2 million in terms of conventional dollars.
We also offer a look at the no less interesting rating of the Most Expensive Watches on LifeGlobe.