The 21st century has been dominated by smartphones and there is no way that we can imagine our lives without a smartphone in our hands today. Right from taking a picture to watching our favorite shows, smartphones are making our a lot simpler in modern times.
While these tiny gizmos are available in budget editions, there are a few which belong to the premium category and with advanced features as well. Here’s bringing to you the 20 most expensive smartphones in the world that will make you feel nothing less than a monarch!
List of Top 20 Most Expensive Phones in the World
20. Huawei Mate 40 RS Porsche Design – $2,714
Just like the Porsche cars, this 5G phone runs at an electric speed. Released in October 2020, Huawei teamed up with Porsche to design this phone made in pure leather. It runs on Android 10 + EMUI 11 and has a Gorilla Glass and aluminum frame on the exterior.
It further comes with 512 GB storage, 12GB RAM along with additional features such as a light sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, etc. The phones are dust-resistant and waterproof and powered by Kirin 9000 5G Octa-core processor and Mali-G78 MP24 GPU.
Huawei Mate 40 RS Porsche is packed with a 50 MP (wide) omnidirectional + 12 MP (telephoto) 3x optical zoom + 8 MP (periscope telephoto) 10x optical zoom + 20 MP (ultrawide) rear camera and a13 MP (wide) + TOF 3D (depth/biometrics sensor) front camera. As promised, this phone has tons of amazing features and is one of the most expensive phones in the world!
19. Vertu Aster P Gold – $14,150
I guess this Chinese smartphone brand dips its models in a bucket of luxury. The Aster P Gold is handmade right from scratch and it takes one craftsman to make one piece of it. It comes with a Titanium Grade 5 framework and its glass is made of pure 133-carat sapphire glass.
What adds more to its $14,000 price tag is that the outer body is adorned with several gems and stones which are expensive to obtain. It also has a specially-designed concierge button made entirely out of ruby. Call as many people as you want, but don’t overuse that ruby button!
18. Sirin Solarin – $16,000
When you use a Sirin Labs phone, you can be assured of 100% privacy of your data. Manufactured in 2016, the exteriors are made using titanium and the touch-screen features the Gorilla Glass technology. It has 4 GB RAM and a non-removable battery of 4040 mAh that supports 4G technology.
With over 2,500 internal components and the Android 5.1 software, the Israeli smartphone comes in a plethora of shades such as Fire Black Carbon Leather and Fire Black Carbon Leather with Yellow Gold. Although the design may take you back to the late 2000s, don’t get disheartened by it. There are very few phones that can match Sirin for privacy and you can rest assured that the hackers are kept at bay!
17. Savelli Champagne Gold – $57,000
Touted as the ‘Smartphone of the Queen’, the Savelli Champagne Gold lives every bit the tag given to it. Inspired by English artist William Hogarth, the phone has a curvy design made of 18 carats rose gold shell. The edges are decorated using 395 white and cognac diamonds.
The cell phone’s screen is made from scratch-proof sapphire glass and has been targeted specifically at the women of the elite society. But there’s a catch! This phone is extremely hard to obtain and is available at a few select locations in the UK. After all, nothing good comes without putting in the effort!
16. Vertu Signature Diamond – $88,000
As mentioned earlier, Vertu bathes its phones in streams of opulence, and here’s another elite one emerging from their collections. This 2005-edition screams out luxury for its body is made using 18-carat gold with the edges covered using diamonds.
The glass is made with scratch-proof sapphire glass and has a sim-card tray dipped in pure 18-carat gold. It comes with in-built features such as Bluetooth and an alarm clock. However, the phone continues to use the keypad and resembles a Nokia model of sorts. That’s a shame for one of the most expensive phones in the world!
15. Dior Reverie Haute Couture – $102,000
Let me warn you that this mobile phone has been strictly designed for fashionistas only! While the design is in the form of a solid box, it ironically is equally delicate on the outside. This is because it contains 1,539 diamonds and 46 pearls which no sane man would ever damage.
The touch screen display is made using Gorilla Glass technology and has a 5MP camera with an 8 GB Micro SD card slot. Furthermore, it contains a rather average 900 mAh battery and weighs a paltry 137 grams. Whether you want to keep it in your pocket or wear it as a necklace, the choice is yours!
14. Caviar iPhone 11 Pro Max Diamond Christmas Star – $137,000
If you want to wish for something this Christmas, then add this ever-so-expensive smartphone to your wishlist. Made in collaboration with Russian company Caviar, the backdrop features the Star of Bethlehem made out of pure gold.
This iPhone has been manufactured with sophisticated technology and spots a bright 3-carat diamond right in the middle. When it comes to the technical specifications, everything remains the same as that of an iPhone 11 Pro Max. With even Jesus residing on its covers, if you pray hard enough, you may surely receive this in your Christmas sock on 25th December!
13. iPhone Princess Plus – $176,000
Don’t worry, no Disney Princess is going to pop out of the phone and start singing songs to you! Exclusively designed by Austrian jeweler Peter Aloisson, the mobile device has a body made of 18-carat gold. The edges are studded with 375 17.75-carat diamonds to give it a luxurious finish.
With other features remaining identical to that of an iPhone 1, this piece was customized for a Russian businessman with a fancy for owning expensive possessions. It took nearly a year to get this lavish piece to reach his doorstep. Having so many luxurious elements makes it one of the most expensive phones of all time.
12. Savelli Emerald Night – $250,000
Savelli offers over 11 luxurious models for you to empty your purse on. We have chosen the Emerald Night which carries with itself an expensive price tag. With women as its target market, this smartphone is handcrafted from white gold and features a ribbon adorned with diamonds.
The top edges of the phone are fitted with 400 mix and baguette-cut emeralds and are completed with an Ultra-Bombe Sapphire crystal screen. It has a 5MP camera, 32 GB storage, and Wi-Fi that support 3G Internet as well. If you’re one of those women who love to brag about their latest style acquisition, feel free to flaunt the Emerald Night (albeit at a price)!
11. Black Diamond VIPN Smartphone – $300,000
Considered to be one of the most expensive phones, this Sony Ericsson product was distributed by VIPN under a partnership. The outer body is made using a combination of gold and gemstones which is ultimately seasoned using a black diamond.
The trademark OLED technology has been used by Ericsson for its display and comes with a massive 128 GB storage. The cameras are quite average though with a resolution of 4MP but are remarkably sturdy due to the presence of poly carbonated fibers. While you may not find this in stores anymore, there was no denying the fact that this was certainly a prized possession for many!
10. Vertu Signature Cobra – $310,000
Tenth on the list of most expensive smartphones, the Signature Cobra is a product of the joint venture between Vertu and the jewelry house Bucheron. The exteriors are hand-made by using pure gold and are designed in the form of a snake whose eyes contain 439 rubies.
The screen features a 2-inch QVGA display with a 240×320 TFT LCD Display built using sapphire crystal. It is offered with 2 GB RAM and a 16 GB ROM and comes with a battery life of up to 5.5 hours. However, due to the immense amount of detail put into it, only eight pieces of it were ever manufactured. If you’re thinking of getting one of these, this cobra may bite you with its costly price tag!
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9. Goldvish Revolution – $490,000
Manufactured by the Swiss company Goldvish, this cell phone is a strange blend of the Motorola Aura and the Mobiado. Made with glimmering gold and sparkling diamonds, this device is an exquisite combination of a phone and a mechanical watch.
Having become popular for this unique and unthought-of design, Goldvish manages to slot in a few basic features such as Bluetooth, USB ports, and an MP4 player. One of the most expensive phones, it was an instant hit among the consumers courtesy of its novel yet intelligent design and features.
8. Gresso Luxor Las Vegas Jackpot – $1 Million
Whenever you talk of a Gresso device, you know that you’re going to be offered something more than you ask for. And that’s exactly the case with the Las Vegas Jackpot! Covered with plenty of gold and several black diamonds, its back panels come with a unique number engraved for identification purposes.
The panel also contains a rare form of wood that is extracted from some of the oldest African trees (nearly 200 years old!). The keypad has 17 manually polished and laser-fitted sapphires and has its logo etched in pure gold! I think one may need a jackpot at a Las Vegas casino to get their hands on this limited-edition stunner!
7. Diamond Crypto Smartphone – $1.3 Million
Featuring at number seven in our list of most expensive phones is the Diamond Crypto Smartphone. Known for its solid encryption technology, the outer layers have been made using platinum and rose gold. The edges have been highlighted with the help of 50 diamonds and 10 rare blue diamonds.
The keypad is made out of rose gold and features nearly 30 round-cut diamonds in it. The mid-portion of this gizmo has been carved out of the pricey Macassar Ebony with the logo made out of rose gold. You only need one thing to own this jewel-studded phone. And that is a treasure trove of dollars!
6. iPhone 3G Kings Button – $2.5 Million
I suppose Peter Aloisson and Apple are a match made in Heaven when it comes to designing the most expensive phones. Made by the renowned jeweler himself, the body contains a royal amalgamation of yellow, white, and rose gold. The white gold strip at the corners consists of 138 precision-cut diamonds.
The main highlight of this phone is its start button. It is converted into one big diamond by infusing together mini 6.6-carat diamonds. While the specs are that of a normal iPhone, its eye-candy design and the price tag are sure to attract many noble princes across the globe!
5. Goldstriker iPhone 3GS Supreme – $3.2 Million
It took 3 companies to come up with this absolute beaut of an iPhone! Manufactured with the help of Stuart Hughes and Goldstriker, the outer layers contain 271 grams of 22-carat pure gold and more than 200 diamonds.
The start button has a 7.1-carat diamond fitted in it with an additional 53 diamonds added to the logo. It has a storage capacity of 32 GB and can be regularly updated to the latest software version. The device was first made for an Australian businessman and has since remained one of the most expensive phones ever produced.
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4. Stuart Hughes iPhone 4 Diamond Rose – $8 Million
Make sure that you have a strong pair of biceps for this phone is going to be quite heavy on your arms and pockets. The model is made of nearly 500 diamonds which amounts to a total of 100 carats in the body alone.
The start button has a rare 7.4-carat diamond fixed in it with an extra 53 diamonds making up the logo. The chest is made of granite which makes this iPhone weigh 7 kg. Now, this may be bad news for you. This 32 GB variant was manufactured only twice with one being sold to an undisclosed buyer. After all, you don’t find an $8 million phone in every nook and corner of your street!
3. iPhone 4S Elite Gold – $9.4 Million
Do I really need to mention why this phone is so expensive? In case you want me to elaborate, no worries. Forming another partnership with Stuart Hughes, the rear panel is covered in pure 24-carat gold and contains 500 diamonds of 100 carats in total.
To add to that, it has around 53 diamonds making up the logo and is finished using stones such as Opals and Charoite. Now here’s something that may freak you out! The chest of the phone is built with a Platinum block and contains elements of original dinosaur bones. Probably, having dinosaur bones in your phone would not be one of the nicest things to imagine!
2. iPhone 5 Black Diamond – $15.3 Million
If you thought that the iPhone 4S Elite Gold was the epitome of luxury, wait until you read about this one. The body is made using pure and solid gold while the edges are covered with more than 600 white diamonds.
Like its predecessors, the Apple logo is made using 53 diamonds and the start button consists of a huge black diamond. The specifications match exactly that of an iPhone 5 which includes an 8MP rear camera, 1080P HD recording, and good storage. Being a limited edition, only a handful of these were produced and have been extremely hard to obtain since.
1. Falcon Supernova iPhone 6 Pink Diamond – $48.6 Million
And here it is! In comes, the king of the most expensive phones in the world, and there are no surprises that it is an iPhone! The rear of the model comes in 3 varieties and can be made using 24-carat gold, rose gold, or platinum.
It also provides you the option to choose from 3 stunning jewels to be fitted, namely- Pink Diamond, Orange Diamond, or Blue Diamond (Orange and Blue being cheaper than Pink). As per reports, the phone is hackproof and even the world’s best hackers have failed in their hacking attempts. Only one model has ever been produced and its production has been discontinued for years now. Let’s see who’s going to be the owner of this big-money possession!