The recently released Apple iPhone X is the first thing people think of when talking about the most expensive mobile phones in the world. But did you know that there are actually far more expensive mobile phones out there? Check out the outrageous price tags on these 10 mobile phones.
10. Vertu Signature Cobra
The Vertu Signature Cobra is a new member of the Most Expensive Mobile Phones Club, released just last May for a modest price (compared to the other items here) of $360,000. But without a doubt, it’s the ugliest-looking mobile phone on this list, featuring a snake figure wrapped around the edges.
The unit is made of 439 rubies, with a pair of emeralds in place of the snake’s eyes. Not much is known about the official phone features of the Vertu Signature Cobra. But it’s probably safe to assume that it only comes with the basics. Designed by French jewelry company Boucheron, the Vertu Signature Cobra is a limited edition mobile phone with only eight units ever created.
9. Gresso Luxor Las Vegas Jackpot
The Gresso Luxor Las Vegas Jackpot is one of the more modest-looking luxury mobile phones. The 12mm thin frame is made of 180 grams of gold with black diamonds covering the front of the unit. The back side is made of a 200-year-old African Blackwood.
The keypad, which consists of 17 keys, is made of manually polished and laser-etched sapphires. Only three units of the Gresso Luxor Las Vegas Jackpot were produced, each marked with a number at the back. The unit was priced at exactly $1 million when it was announced in 2010.
8. Goldvish Le Million
The Le Million, which literally translates to “the million,” is a luxurious mobile phone created by Swiss luxury manufacturer Goldvish. The unit is made of 18-carat white gold mounted with 120-carat VVS-1 diamonds. Designed by Emmanuel Gueit and originally released in 2006, the Goldvish Le Million also includes a sapphire glass display and exclusive crocodile leather inlays.
The unit is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most expensive and most exclusive mobile phone ever sold. Yes, someone actually bought the damn thing, which looks absolutely hideous and looks more like a rare weapon in a role-playing video game. The buyer, a Russian businessman, happily spent approximately $1.2 million for the luxurious mobile phone.
7. Diamond Crypto Smartphone
Next up is the Diamond Crypto Smartphone, the first of two luxury mobile phones designed by Australian jeweler Peter Aloisson on this list. The Diamond Crypto Smartphone features 50 diamonds around the edges – 10 of which are blue. The navigational buttons are also encrusted with small diamonds, making you feel rich just by going through the contacts list.
In terms of phone features, the unit is pretty basic. But it does include a top-of-the-line encryption technology, which is good for … well, we don’t really know since the unit itself is simply password-protected. And you can bet whoever takes a fancy to the phone with ill-intent will only be after the diamond decorations. The Diamond Crypto Smartphone launched with a price tag of $1.3 million back in 2006.
6. iPhone 3G King’s Button
Created by Australian jeweler Peter Aloisson, the iPhone 3G King’s Button includes a luxurious bezel made of yellow gold, white gold, and rose gold, with the white gold lining holding 138 brilliant-cut diamonds. The most notable decoration on the unit is the 6.6-carat diamond sitting pretty on the home button, hence the “King’s Button” moniker.
The luxurious unit had a price tag of £1.6 million when it launched in 2009. That’s approximately $2.5 million back then or around $2.1 million now.
5. Amosu Call of Diamond iPhone 6
The Amosu Call of Diamond iPhone 6 is the perfect gift for those who just can’t get enough of diamonds – assuming one is crazy and willing enough to buy it as a gift. Painstakingly designed by luxury designer Alexander Amosu, the unit features an 18-carat gold body decorated with a whopping 6,127 VVS-1 diamonds, which is enough to make diamond enthusiasts drool.
The Apple logo at the back is also completely made out of diamond. It took Amosu two months to create his masterpiece, which cost £1.7 million when it released back in 2014, or roughly $2.2 million now.
4. iPhone 4 Diamond Rose
With only two units ever created, the iPhone 4 Diamond Rose by Stuart Hughes is not only one of the most expensive mobile phones in the world, it’s also one of the most elusive. The back of the unit is made of rose gold, which is composed of about 75 percent gold, 21 percent copper, and 4 percent silver.
The edges contain 500 diamonds with 53 more on the Apple logo at the back. The home button includes a replaceable 7.4-carat pink diamond – the spare part is a rare 8-carat flawless diamond. The unit comes with a massive chest made of imperial pink granite. The price tag? Not much. Just £5 million, or around $6.6 million.
3. iPhone 4S Elite Gold
In terms of materials used, the iPhone 4S Elite Gold by Stuart Hughes is right up there in the top two or three. The back of the unit is made of 24-carat solid gold with the Apple logo composed of 53 diamonds. The bezel is decorated with 500 diamonds and the home button has an 8.6-carat diamond, which can be replaced with a 7.4-carat pink diamond in case you want to be a bit more modest.
The included chest is decorated with rare stones such as opal, rutile quartz, and star sunstone. But most outrageously, the solid platinum chest includes polished pieces of – get this – T-Rex dinosaur bones. No wonder it costs £6 million, which is around $8 million.
2. iPhone 5 Black Diamond
Created by Stuart Hughes, the iPhone 5 Black Diamond is probably the best-looking luxury mobile phone around. The solid gold body is complemented nicely by the black finish of the top and bottom edges, giving it a more professional and relatively less glamorous look.
The edges of the unit boast 600 white diamonds, and the logo at the back adds 53 more. But the most luxurious detail is the 26-carat black diamond sitting on the home button. The iPhone 5 Black Diamond costs a whopping £10 million, or around $13.2 million. But believe it or not, that outrageous price tag hilariously pales in comparison to the next item on this list.
1. Falcon Supernova Pink Diamond iPhone 6
The most expensive mobile phone in the world is the Falcon Supernova Pink Diamond iPhone 6. Interested buyers will need to cough up a totally outrageous $95.5 million to take it home. The iPhone 6 Plus variant comes with an even more disgusting price of $110.5 million.
Featuring a huge radiant-cut diamond at the back, the unit comes in three different body variants: 24-carat gold, rose gold, and platinum. In terms of features, the unit is no different from a regular iPhone 6 – it’s the bling that makes it special, just like all the other expensive mobile phones on this list.
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