10 Most Expensive Phones in the World 2017
We all seem to spend so much money on our cell phone bills these days, with monthly contract bills to pay for, as well as the cost itself. The latest iPhone is one of the most expensive phones on the market now, but if you think that was bad, you should see the price of some of these luxury phones. With diamonds, gold, and various other beautiful customisations, these are the top 10 most expensive phones in the world 2017 …
10 – Gresso Meridian M6
With 21 keys made out of 18k gold yellow gold, the Gresso Meridian M6 also offers PVD-coating and titanium in a limited edition design that the rich and famous will be falling over themselves for.
Some of you may recall that Gresso also made a phone back in 2010 called the Gresso Luxor Las Vegas. Weighing 180 grams and lovingly made from 22 karats pure gold, it only had a 2-megapixel camera and 30 MB memory built-in, but was still reportedly priced at a staggering $1 million US.
Of course, if you wanted something a little more ‘Apple’, you could always look at their iPhone X / 8 / 8 Plus collections in Diva and Titanium. They’ll set you back $5,900 and $4,000 respectively. Oh, and then there’s the 18 k gold and titanium limited edition iPhone cases too, weighing in at around $1k …
9 – Sirin Lab Solarin
Offering an Android phone that sits at just 5.5 inches, you’d expect Sirin Lab’s Solarin phone to carry a modest price tag, but it might surprise you to learn that this phone comes with a whopping price tag of around $16,000.
A phone that offers the very best in mobile security, users of the device complained that it was slow and too bulky, and the camera, which boasts of 24-megapixels, was unimpressive. For that amount of money, you’d think it would take the photos, edit the photo to a professional standard, and then do all the uploading to social media sites on your behalf. It would seem that, in this case, you definitely don’t get what you pay for.
(Also, who really needs $16,000 worth of security on their phone?!)
8 – Vertu Signature Collection Clous de Paris Red Gold
£39,100 or $52,000
With a polished 18k red gold finish, the Vertu Signature Collection Clous de Paris Red Gold combines style with elegance, the setup completed with beautiful black leather. You’ll get a matching leather phone case to protect it, of course, and those black sapphire keys.
If you wanted more than looks, The Vertu Signature Collection Clous de Paris Red Gold also offers alert and ringtones that have been created by some of the best composers across the world, including those involved with the London Symphony Orchestra. And, if that still wasn’t enough for you, you’ll also get voice clarity that is apparently crystal clear. One of the most expensive phones in the world right now, it’s handmade in England and will set you back a whopping £39,100, which is about $52,000.
7 – Goldvish Eclipse — Desiring Arcadia — Onyx Alligator
€92,900.00 or $110,000
A Swiss luxury phone maker, Goldvish is renowned for making some of the most expensive phones in the world, including the Goldvish Le Million, which sold for an eye-watering $1.3 million. It was created by the designer, Emmanuel Gueit, and was made up of 20 carat diamonds and 18k white gold.
The most expensive phone on their website right now is the Eclipse — Desiring Arcadia — Onyx Alligator, which retails at a whopping €92,900.00. It’s handmade, which sorta explains the price, and it features a number of precious gems and metals, including diamonds, brilliant cut, and 320 of them if you want to be exact. There’s a rectangular shaped baguette diamond in there too, just in case the 320 other diamonds weren’t quite enough for you, and the metal parts are made from 316L stainless steel. One of the things that seem to add to the expense of this phone is the fact that it also features exotic black alligator leather.
Probably not the kind of phone that everyone will be able to get on board with, particularly animal rights activists.
6 – iPhone 3G Princess Plus
If we’re going to be exact about things, the iPhone Princess Plus, designed by Austrian, Peter Aloisson, costs $176,400. Why? Because it contained a whole bunch of diamonds, 318 to be exact, including 180 brilliant cut ones, and 138 that were princess cut too. Then there was the gold – 18kt white gold.
5 – Savelli Jardin Secret
$120,000 – $150,000
The ultimate in luxury smartphones, Savelli once had a range of phones that were primarily aimed at the females of the rich and famous world, with phones that were created to mimic the beauty of big, diamond-encrusted jewelry. The range consisted of eleven different models, and those fell into three categories too, much like the iPhone with their increasing models and price ranges.
Using a range of materials, some including exotic iguana leather and 18 karat gold, diamonds, alligator skin, rose gold and more, the phone was reported to have cost somewhere in the region of $120,000 – $150,000. One of them was made up of white diamonds, baguette cut (75 of them) and black alligator leather.
4 – Diamond Crypto Smartphone
We feel that this piece just wouldn’t be complete without a special mention for the Diamond Crypto Smartphone, released in 2005/2006 and costing a cool $1.3 million. Using a Windows CE operation system, it had a TFT display that was, at the time, considered “high resolution”. Oh, and to make things even better, you could store up to four thousand phone numbers in it. Because you know the rich and famous have probably got a lot of numbers to remember … like the ones in their bank statements!
3 – iPhone 3G Kings Button
Austrian designer, Peter Aloisson, became quite a big name in the world of designing phones for people that had the kind of money to throw a few million at them, and that was definitely the case with the older generation iPhone. The entire phone itself was covered in 18 karat yellow gold, and the home button had a 6.6 karat diamond beautifully etched into it. The price? A cool $2.4 million!
2 – Supreme Goldstriker iPhone 3G
It seems that the iPhone 3 and 3G models were very popular models to play around with, and you’d definitely need to be part of the rich and famous club to afford this luxury iPhone. At a whopping $3.2 million, the internal components were the same as any other iPhone, but the covering of it was something different entirely. The factors that made it worth that staggering price tag included a home button that was a single diamond — 7.1 karats, alongside 136 diamonds (one karat), and solid gold too, 22 karats to be exact.
We wonder how much the upgrade would have cost? And can you imagine trying to keep up with the latest iPhone model at *that* price?!
1 – Stuart Hughes’ Black Diamond iPhone 5
Stuart Hughes has become quite a name in the world of luxury products, including phones, and there is a phone on the website right this very moment that stands at just under $26,000. The most expensive phone he’s ever created has got to be the Black Diamond iPhone 5, however, a phone that reportedly took about nine weeks to make from start to finish. The entire screen on the front wasn’t a regular iPhone screen, but sapphire glass. The outer edges of the phone were covered with 600 plus white diamonds, flawless, no less, and there was another, larger diamond of 26 karats where the home button should have been. Oh, and there’s the 24 karat gold to talk about too. For the record, if you’re looking for a more up to date model, the 24 carat gold iPhone 7 Master Edition is between $5,000 and $10,000!