When mobile phones were introduced for the first time, they were treated more as markers of social status. There was no debate regarding the fact that they were useful – it was just that the cost of buying and maintaining one was out of the reach of most people. However, even as the landline telephones, which had been our mean of communication for so long, faded into oblivion, the mobile phones took centre-stage and are now the cynosure of all ears. Thanks to the technological advancements these days, mobile phones have become mini-computers. They can do everything that our computers and perhaps even more! Inevitably, there are some phones that tend to be even more expensive than others. So, come, let’s take a look at some of them.
Diamond Rose iPhone 4 32GB
At $8 million, Diamond Rose iPhone 4 is the most expensive phone in the world. Its bezel is made up of rose gold and almost 500 diamonds, which account for more than 100 carat. The phone also comes with a memory of 32 GB and Stuart Hughes has designed it. The backside of the phone is made up of rose gold as well and the Apple logo over there has been created using 53 diamonds. The front navigation button on this phone is made of platinum and has a rare 8-carat diamond or a single cut 7.4-carat pink diamond in the middle.
Supreme Goldstriker iPhone 3G
Supreme Goldstriker iPhone 3G is the second most expensive phone of the world with a price of $3.2 million. The casing of this phone has been made using 22-carat solid gold that weighs 271 grams. 53 diamonds of a carat each have been used to trim the phone’s screen. A single and rare diamond, of 7.1 carat, covers the home button. The chest, in which the phone is placed has been made from a single granite block and is decorated with Kashmir gold. The chest’s interiors have been lined with Nubuck top-grain leather. It also comes with 32 GB memory.
iPhone 3G King’s Button
iPhone 3G King’s Button is the third costliest phone of the world. It has been created by Peter Aloisson, a famed jeweller from Austria. This phone has 138 diamonds and its price is $2.4 million. Its home screen button is a lovely 6.6-carat white diamond and this is what makes the phone really beautiful.
GoldVish Le Million
GoldVish Le Million is the fourth costliest phone of the world. Emmanuel Gueit, the famed designer who is credited with the creation of several luxury jewellery and watches, has designed this phone. The phone was introduced in Switzerland. Guinness World Records also acknowledges it to be one of the most expensive ones of its kind in the world. During the Millionaire Fair held at Cannes, France during September 2006, it was one of the costliest phones sold. It is worth $1.3 million. It comes with VVS1 diamonds of 20 carat and white gold of 18 carat.
Diamond Crypto Smartphone
The Diamond Crypto Smartphone has been designed by Peter Aloisson as well and operates on Windows CE. It is worth $1.3 million and can truly be said to be one of a kind. Its cover has been decorated with 50 diamonds with 10 of them being of the rare blue variety. Some parts of this phone are made from rose gold. The phone is secured against modern day crimes such as tech blackmailing and kidnapping.
Gresso Luxor Las Vegas Jackpot
The Luxor Las Vegas Jackpot is made by Gresso, known traditionally as a maker of luxury handsets. It was made in 2005 in Switzerland and has been created using solid gold that weighs 180 grams. Its back panel has been made using African blackwood, which is at least a couple of centuries old, and the phone’s keys are made from sapphire crystal. It is worth a million dollars.
Vertu Signature Cobra
Vertu Signature Cobra happens to be the seventh costliest phone in the world. The side of the phone has a unique cobra design. Boucheron, a renowned French jeweller, has designed the glitzy phone. It has a diamond that has been cut in the shape of a pear, emerald eyes, a white diamond that is round and 439 rubies.
Black Diamond VIPN Smartphone
The Black Diamond VIPN Smartphone from Sony Ericsson is the eighth most expensive phone in the world. This stylish phone was conceptualized and created by Jaren Goh. It has features such as mirror detailing, organic LED-based technology and a polycarbonate mirror. Considering the fact that this is a Sony product, its screen is exceptional. It has a couple of diamonds – one of them is at the phone’s back and the other one is on the navigation button. The phone is priced at $300,000.
iPhone Princess Plus
The iPhone Princess Plus is equipped with a feature that distinguishes it from the normal phones marketed by Apple. This is also the reason that it is regarded as one of the most expensive phones in the world. Peter Aloisson has designed this phone as well. It has 180 brilliant cut and 138 princess-cut diamonds. Aloisson says that the diamonds are of the finest kind, which makes this phone a valuable collectible. This phone is worth $176,400.
Vertu Signature Diamond
Vertu Signature Diamond is a member of the assembly line of luxury phones from the house of Vertu. The phone has been made from platinum and is said to be best manually-assembled phone in the world. It is decorated using exquisite diamonds and only 200 are made at a time. The phone is worth $88,000.
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