Top 15 most expensive phones

Who Buys Luxury Smartphones?

Humans are getting smarter and smarter every day, and advanced hi-tech solutions seem to be getting the better of us. This is true of smartphones and smart gadgets. Some may find it hard to believe, but there are gadgets that go for dozens of times the price of a luxury home. Wondering why people want to spend their hard-earned money on a little thing with a phone? And what makes manufacturers want to make highly-priced models?

Most of us don’t really care and buy low- and medium-priced devices with a standard set of features. We get shocked and shaking when we hear stories about wealthy people spending millions of dollars on what we think of as less important things. But there are and will always be such people. There are and there will always be people wanting to look better than others. There are and there will always be ones ready to spend a good fortune on a hobby. This is nothing less than the good old where-there-is-demand-there-is-supply thing. The manufacturers are simply catering to these people’s passions and desires.

Here is a list of the 15 priciest hi-tech pieces arranged in ascending order. And they do. Let’s go!

15.

Dior Reverie

Dior Reverie

This one is handcrafted to satisfy the desires and preferences of luxury-oriented people. It features a multi-touch 3.2” screen with a multitude of apps, options, and functions, and a top-level internal technology. The device boasts an exquisite unibody design with incrustations of white gold, diamond, pearl, sapphire, etc. that form the legendary woven Dior pattern.

The phone features galleries and animations, many of which are dedicated to the Dior Fashion House. Its numerous menus and apps will tour you from the 1950s until nowadays and tell you a bright and detailed story about the history of the fashion house. The Dior Reverie was designed in 2011 in France, and it is worth $102,000.

14.

Caviar Phone 11 Pro Max Diamond Christmas Star

Caviar Phone 11 Pro Max Diamond Christmas Star

This one-of-a-kind iPhone is developed and crafted by Apple, the United States. Featuring highest quality parts and internal technology, it boasts a great aesthetic value. The body has numerous gold and diamond incrustations. There is a big diamond in the back of the body symbolizing the Star of Bethlehem that guides Jesus Christ.

The phone features a 6.5” HDR touch screen and an A13 bionic chip. It is just one piece of the 2021 lineup of iPhones from Apple that goes for $137,000.

13.

iPhone Princess Plus

iPhone Princess Plus

Designed in 2008 by Peter Aloysson, an engineer from Austria, the iPhone Princes Plus retains its original status and value. Although it has been around for more than ten years, there is still nothing to beat its exceptional design and appearance. Its price has not changed either, and it is worth $176,000.

It is the versatile technology and 17.75 carats of gold and diamond that make the price. The phone attracts the world’s top businessmen, who appreciate craftsmanship, luxury and quality. Made by Apple, the United States, iPhone Princess Plus features a 3.5” touch screen and a 2 MP camera.

12.

Savelli Emerald Night

Savelli Emerald Night

There are eleven Savelli phone models, and Savelli Emerald Night is but the most lavish one. Its elegant appearance and beautiful incrustations of gold, diamonds and emeralds attract women who appreciate luxury. The phone features up to four hundred emeralds and a Bombay sapphire screen. Besides, it has ceramic and anthracite satin elements.  Apart from the splendid appearance, the phone boasts a broad palette of functions.

There are a limited number of Savelli Emerald Night phones. It is among the world’s most expensive devices, costing $250,000. The phone has a pretty standard set of features and options (5 NP cam, 3G Internet, Wi-Fi, etc.), yet it demonstrates high reliability and durability.

11.

Black Diamond VIPN Smartphone

Black Diamond VIPN Smartphone

This smartphone has an outstanding vintage Sony Ericsson appearance and looks very different from the majority of expensive smartphones of today. Nonetheless, it is worth $300,000, because it has a gem-and-gold body and features a black diamond. The smartphone offers an array of function that is typical of most modern gadgets. It has 128 Mb of memory, a 4 mpxl camera, and a touchscreen interface.

The Black Diamond VIPN Smartphone has resulted from cooperation between Sony Ericsson, Japan, and designer Jaren Goh. Despite its somewhat unpretentious appearance, the phone has won the hearts of numerous vintage style fans.

10.

Vertu Signature Cobra

Vertu Signature Cobra

The Vertu Signature Cobra boasts an exquisite design. It resulted from cooperation between Vertu, a phone maker from Great Britain, and Bucheron, a French jewelry house. The bottom and the sides are framed with a snake with emerald eyes and a total of 438 ruby and sapphire incrustations. The snake is made of yellow, pink and/or white gold. There are two large diamonds – one at the snake’s head and the other one at the bottom right corner of the body.

As of 2016, it was Vertu’s most expensive model, and only eight pieces have been crafted. It goes for $310,000 and therefore can hardly be termed affordable even for the rich.

9.

Goldvish Revolution

Goldvish Revolution

The Goldvish Revolution is one of the priciest and most extravagant phone models ever. Apart from the unusual body shape, it sports a removable mechanical watch – the most striking part of it. This phone is part of the series of thirty-two units, each one costing $490,000.

The phone features pink and white gold and fine leather elements, a sapphire glass screen, and incrustations of diamond. The Goldvish boasts a good spectrum of options and advanced solutions boosting its memory and potential for messaging and communication.

8.

Gresso Luxor Las Vegas Jackpot

Gresso Luxor Las Vegas Jackpot

Gresso is the number-one in the top-fifteen list of phones that hits the $1,000,000 mark. It features a black panel crafted from wood obtained from a two-century-old African tree. Besides, it features rare black diamonds and about 180 grams of gold. Each key features a sapphire polished with the use of advanced laser technologies

This phone stands out in the collection, as prices for Gresso units usually do not exceed $5000. Another specific feature is the extremely thin body (12 mm).

7.

Diamond Crypto Smartphone

Diamond Crypto Smartphone

This piece has resulted from cooperation between Aloisson and JSC Ancort. It features a logo crafted from rose gold and solid platinum. The home button features twenty eight round diamonds and rose gold incrustations. The phone is decorated with a total of 50’ diamonds, including ten blue ones. Also, it features Macassar ebony elements.

The designer and the manufacturer have focused on the phone’s technological side. The device features a powerful TMS 320 VC 5416 processor and uses a 256 bit encryption. This ensures high data security and guarantees that none of your calls or messages will ever be compromised. The Diamond Crypto Smartphone is worth $1,300,000.

6.

Goldvish Le Million

Goldvish Le Million

The Goldvish Le Million is one of the priciest devices made by Goldvish, Switzerland. It is famous for its extraordinary shape and abundance of VVS-1 diamonds and white gold. The Goldvish Le Million used to be the world’s most expensive one. Even though that is no longer the case, it is worth $1.3 million and is far from affordable.

5.

iPhone 3D Kings Button

iPhone 3D Kings Button

This Peter Aloisson’s creation has hit the $2.5 million mark and become the world’s fifth’s most expensive one. The body is made of an alloy of three types of gold, and it is framed with a white gold strip studded with 138 diamonds. The navigation button is a piece of diamond. By producing this piece, Apple has climber a step higher toward reaching the top of fame and recognition.

4.

Goldstriker iPhone 3GS Supreme

Goldstriker iPhone 3GS Supreme

The phone entered the world in 2009 with a design presenting a bright chemistry of gems and other high-value materials. It is a pricey and challenging piece crafted by Stuart Hughes and the Goldstriker company. Gold and diamonds occupy a good percentage of its body. It features nearly 300 grams of pure gold and numerous diamond incrustations and a diamond navigation button. The phone comes in a solid granite box decorated with Kashmir gold and top-rate leather. These make the whole piece worth $3.2 million.

3.

Stuart Hughes iPhone 4 Diamond Rose

Stuart Hughes iPhone 4 Diamond Rose

Even though iPhones 4 are often viewed as outdated, this one has joined the top three highest-value ones. It look almost the same as the Goldstriker iPhone 3GS Supreme, except for the 500 diamonds with a total weight of 100 carats. The logo consists of 53 diamonds, and the remaining 447 embellish the phone’s sides. These and the granite chest contribute to the phone’s current price of $8 million. The few people, who have bought the phone, have chosen not to disclose their names.

2.

iPhone 4S Elite Gold

iPhone 4S Elite Gold

This is another piece of the Stuart Hughes top luxury phone lineup that is worth a whopping $9.4 million. It is a hand-crafted phone that sports 500 diamonds and a gold logo on the back. In turn, the logo contains 53 diamonds, and the rear panel is covered in gold. Besides, it sports a huge diamond that functions as the home button and comes in a Platinum chest decorated with genuine tyrannosaur bone pieces and many other gems.

1.

Falcon Supernova iPhone 6 Pink Diamond

Falcon Supernova iPhone 6 Pink Diamond

This one crowns the world’s priciest phone charts and goes for a stunning $48.5, which is five times its closest rival’s price. If fully consists of precious metals, gems, and other premium quality materials. The rear panel sports the Apple logo consisting of rose diamonds. The body is covered with 24 carat gold of all three colors. Nita Ambani, the wife of Asia’s wealthiest man, appears to be the only one on earth paying the sum for a phone.

Summing it up

This list of brief description of the world’s priciest smartphones can make some of us feel stunned. What do you think does it take to earn a sum good enough to buy even the least expensive one on the list? At what point does thirst for luxury and status begins to outweigh reasonable sufficiency? Whatever your answer is, these pieces reveal the true potential of today’s technology and craftsmanship, which is a matter of pride for many of us.

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