In today’s world phones are one of the most important gadgets one can have. They are not only useful in staying connected with the rest of the world but can also perform a variety of other functions. Smartphones today are getting more and more features and look better than ever before. But there exist some phones that are the absolute last word in luxury. Studded with diamonds and lined with gold, one feels privileged to hold one of these beauties in their hands.
List of the world’s top 10 most expensive phones in 2017.
10. Vertu Signature Diamond – (Price $88,000)
This GSM technology phone was announced in 2005 and features switches that have jeweled bearings. Lacking a camera, GPS and even Bluetooth this phone definitely doesn’t win any points in functionality. The sleek body and superior design gives the phone a unique feel but it stands no chance against most of the phones on our list.
9. iPhone Pricess Plus – (Price $176, 4000)
The brainchild of Austrian designer and jeweler Peter Aloisson, the iPhone Princess Plus is one of the costliest iPhones ever. With about a 138 princess cut diamonds and 318 diamonds overall this set is aptly named the Princess Plus. However, it doesn’t stop there as the phone features an 18 carat white gold trim. The phone is currently owned by a Russian businessman who bought it in 2008.
8. BlackDiamond VIPN Smartphone – (Price $300,000)
The BlackDiamond looks very different from any other phone on our list and was created by Singapore based artist Jaren Goh. The sleek and sexy phone has a glossy black finish and is studded with two diamonds. A 3 carat diamond on the rear and a 0.25 carat diamond on the joystick are present on the phone. The diamonds come from the prestigious Diamanthaus group based in Switzerland.
7. Vertu Signature Cobra – (Price $310,000)
The Signature Cobra is sure to grab the attention of anyone who looks at it once because the phone has a cobra made of jewels draped around its sides. The French jeweler Boucheron has designed this phone and the cobra is made of over 400 rubies and features two emerald eyes. Although the lack of a camera and a touchscreen are huge disappointments the uncommon pear cut diamond on the phone will make sure that it is the center of attention of any party.
6. Gresso Luxor Las Vegas Jackpot – (Price $1 million)
Traditionally a powerhouse in terms of luxury phones, Gresso released the Luxor Las Vegas Jackpot in 2005 in Switzerland. Fitted at the back with African Blackwood that is over two centuries old, just holding the phone in your hands will make you feel special. The shiny keyboard is studded with seventeen etched sapphires that have been painstakingly polished by hand. The solid gold trim around the phone weighs about 180 grams. Carrying this phone around in Sin City will prove you are a true high roller.
5. Diamond Crypto Smartphone – (Price $1.3 million)
The Diamond Crypto is the second phone on our list designed by Peter Aloisson and it seems the Austrian has a real talent for creating lavish luxury accessories. A cover made of solid platinum adorned with over 50 diamonds, including 10 rare blue diamonds lends the phone a hefty price tag of over a million dollars. Although not the best looking phone on our list, it might be the most secure as it assures protection against hackers and has special features that make stealing the phone a really hard job.
4. GoldVish Le Million – (Price $1.3 million)
The GoldVish Le Million is a handcrafted luxury phone that was created by eminent designer Emmanuel Gueit. This stunning device is made completely of 18 carat white gold and adorned with 120 carat diamonds graded VVS – 1. These phones are extremely rare as only 100 of these have ever been made and you can get one only on special request. A Russian businessman ended up paying $1.3 million at the Millionaire Fair in Cannes for this beautiful phone.
3. iPhone 3G King’s Button – (Price $2.4 million)
The iPhone 3G King’s Button is an absolutely spectacular creation by designer Petr Aloisson. The phone features a home button encrusted with a 6.6 carat diamond instead of the usual plastic one and it’s made of yellow gold, white gold and rose gold. The rim is lined with 138 diamonds that have been brilliantly cut and placed by hand with perfect alignment. The lavish phone screams royalty and the iPhone brand means you are buying a phone that is technologically superior to all other phones.
2. Supreme Goldstriker iPhone 3G 32 GB – (Price $3.2 million)
The Supreme Goldstriker iPhone has a home button that is covered by a sparkling and rare single white 7.1 carat diamond. The screen has been trimmed with 53 diamonds and the casing is made from 22k gold that weighs about 271 grams. However, there is still more to go as the chest is carved from granite and Kashmir gold. The interior lining is made of nubuck top-grain leather and the masterpiece has been designed by Stuart Hughes.
1. Diamond Rose iPhone 4 32 GB – (Price $8 million)
Another phone from British deluxe gadget enthusiast Stuart Hughes, the Diamond Rose iPhone comes in at number 1 on our list. The Apple logo on the back of this magnificent device is made of 53 flawless individual diamonds. The home button on the front is pure platinum and you can have a 7.4 carat pink diamond or the rarer 8 carat diamond in the center. The sides are crafted with 500 stunning diamonds and the back is made of rose gold. If you ever buy this device, it even comes in a solid granite box.
So that was our list of the most expensive phones in the world. Buying one of these might cost you a literal fortune but you can be assured of unmatched looks and the best performance from your device. Adorned with gold and jewels these phones are not just an accessory but a fashionable style statement for the super-rich.