The World’s Most Expensive Smartphones to date


Highlighted in this page are the world’s most expensive smartphones to date. So, whether you are planning to procure a pricey luxury smartphone-jewel hybrid and looking for the best available options or just searching for pertinent information, this content is seemly for you.

There are already quite a number of pricey smartphones crafted at present but we will narrow that number down to the top 11 sparkling brands and models.
And here they are, sorted from the less to most expensive units.

#11. Ulysse Nardin ‘Chairman’ Luxury Hybrid Smartphone
Branded as the ‘Chairman,’ this device belongs to the luxury hybrid smartphones, actually the first among the luxury smartphones to roll out from the production of the marquis partnership between a pioneer in hybrid cell phone technology, SCI Innovations and Ulysse Nardin, a leading industry in mechanical timepieces.
Key features and specifications
The Chairman runs on an Android mobile software platform, and embeds the following specs:
  • Ulysse Nardin Rotor (kinetic power system)
  • 3.2″ capacitive touch screen
  • Full on screen QWERTY keyboard
  • Physical numeric keys
  • Fingerprint reader for owner identification
  • High definition video replay capability
  • Facebook™ preloaded
  • Qualcomm 3G GSM/WCDMA
  • 2G Bands 850/900/1800/1900MHz
  • 3G Bands 900/2100MHz
  • Platform powered by the Freescale i.MX processor
  • 32 GB internal memory
  • Extensive gaming ability
  • 8 megapixel camera
  • Up to 8 hours talk time and 30 days standby time
With all these specs plus its elegant design, the Chairman phone would cost you $49,000.
#10. iPhone Princess Plus
The iPhone Princess Plus is a limited edition smartphone designed by an Austrian luxury designer and jeweler, Peter Aloisson. Its name derives from the Princess cut that is utilized on 138 of the 318 diamonds comprising the phone’s surface. The phone is made up of 17.75 carats of diamond and 18 carats white gold (as its rim), all of the best quality.
Key features and specifications
  • Device Type: Touch Screen
  • Memory: Bundled but w/o microSd
  • Maximum Memory Supported: total memory 800000MB
  • Screen Size: 3.5 inches
  • Resolution: 320×480
  • Dimensions: 115 x 61 x 11 mm
  • Weight: 135 Gram
  • Operating System: Mac OS X v10.4.8
  • Other Software: Google Maps
  • MULTIMEDIA: Camera (2 Megapixels)
  • Video Playback: MPEG4, 3GP, Real Video
  • Audio Playback: AAC, Protected AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 1, 2, and 3), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
  • FM Radio: Available
  • Wireless Lan: Not Available
  • GPRS: Available
  • Bluetooth: Available
  • GPS: Not Available
  • 3G: Not Available
  • Antenna connector: Internal
  • Bluetooth: Type II
  • Connectivity options: USB 2.0
  • Mobile data transfer technologies: GPRS, EDGE
The iPhone Princess Plus is available at a price tag of $176,400 USD (€120,000) and the first person who got a share of this luxury phone via preorder is a Russian businessman, in January of 2008. Its cheaper version deemed “Brilliants Only” is also available at $66,150.
#9. Sony Ericsson Black Diamond
Crafted from titan and polycarbonate with a cutting edge diamond casing and mirror, Sony Ericsson Black Diamond is designed by Jaren Goh, a Singaporean industrial designer.
Key features and specifications
  • 4 Megapixel high-end camera
  • OLED Technology that gives the 2 inch OLED display a borderless screen effect
  • Thin, sleek and ultra-glossy design that makes the phone attractive to look at
  • Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity provided
  • Intuitive touchscreen user interface with a touch sensitive 2 inch 262k TFT color screen
  • 128 MB internal memory
  • 2GB SD card
  • touch sensitive keyboard panel
This sleek and sexy smartphone that’s boasting a great visual appeal and equipped with high-tech features is up for grabs at $300,000.
#8. Vertu Signature Cobra
Vertu Signature Cobra is another limited edition luxury smartphone produced by French Jewellers, Boucheron. The device features 21 carats of rubies and diamonds, plus 2 emeralds. This exclusively designed smartphone has only 8 units available across the world.
Vertu Signature Cobra General Specifications
-          Phone release year: 2006 year
-          Classic
-          Series 40
-          GSM (900, 1800, 1900)
-          Weight: 215 gr.
-          Thickness: 1.6 cm
-          Width: 4.2 cm
-          Height: 12.2 cm
  • Vertu Signature Cobra Internet
-          WAP
-          GPRS
-          Modem
  • Vertu Signature Cobra Features
  • Notepad
-          1000 items
-          Phonebook search
-          [SIM card <-> Phone memory] data exchange
  • Organizer
-          Alarm clock
-          Calculator
-          Scheduler
  • Calls
-          Speakerphone
  • SMS
-          MMS
-          T9
  • Vertu Signature Cobra Screen
-          Color
  • Vertu Signature Cobra Multimedia
-          Voice recorder
  • Vertu Signature Cobra Memory
-          Synchronizing with PC
  • Vertu Signature Cobra Calls
-          Polyphony
-          Vibration
  • Vertu Signature Cobra Power management
-          Standby time: 12 days 12 hours
-          Talk time: 9 hours
-          Li-Ion battery 950 mAh
-          Additional battery capacity: 950 mAh
Mobile Vertu Signature Cobra has a price tag of $310,000.
#7. Gresso Luxor Las Vegas Jackpot
With only three units available, the Gresso Luxor Las Vegas Jackpot is regarded as an ultra-exclusive limited smartphone that comes in Egypt-inspired design. The phone features 45.5 carats of black diamonds, ornamenting the bezel and a 200-year old African blackwood back panel. Each of its key is cut from a hand-polished sapphire crystal. Overall, the phone is set in a 180-gram solid gold frame.
Key features and specifications
  • Display Screen: TFT, 262K Colors, Hand polished sapphire crystal glass of 42K frames the screen Resolution:        320×240 pixels
  • Browser:      Available, WAP Browser
  • Games:        Available
  • Expandable Memory:    Yes, Up to 2 GB
  • Video Recording:     Supported
  • Video Playback:        Supported, Video Formats : MP4, AVI, ASF, WMV
  • Music Playback:        Supported, Music Formats : MP3, MIDI, WMA, WAV
  • FM Radio:    Supported, Stereo FM Radio
  • Ringtones:  Vibration
  • Loud Speaker:   Supported
  • Audio Jack/Headset:      Supported
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth, GPS, no Wifi
  • Network Frequency       GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 Mhz
  • Keyboard: Flat
  • Camera: 2 mega-pixel back camera
  • Camera Zoom:  Supported, Digital Zoom
  • Battery Capacity
  • (Lithium Ion Battery)      1100 mAH
  • Battery talk time: 6 hours
  • Standby time: 13 days
Despite its mediocre specs, the Gresso Luxor Las Vegas Jackpot phone is still hailed a luxury phone because of its outer scheme, making it worth $1,000,000. Indeed, it’s a luxury but very costly.
#6. Diamond Crypto Smartphone
This smartphone is regarded as a “unique object de art,” another piece designed by Peter Aloisson. It uses 40 diamonds for its cover along with 10 rare blue diamonds. Adding to the phone’s luxurious design features are its advanced security systems employed to keep users identity secured.
Key Features and Specifications
  • Mobile network available: GSM 900, GSM 1800
  • Diagonal display size 2.2 inches
  • LCD TFT display type
  • 64 MB storage space
  • MP3 player
  • Battery life: 2 hours
  • Windows CE OS
  • WAV, MP3 files format support
  • Microsoft ActiveSync
All these make the Diamond Crypto worth a $1,300,000 smartphone.
#5. GoldVish ‘Le Million’ Piece Unique
Designed by Emmanuel Gueit as an addition to the Illusion Collection, the GoldVish SA’s ‘Le Million’ Piece Unique is a certified smartphone by the Guinness World Records in January 29th, 2008. This costly, fashionable smartphone is patented by the Geneva-based luxury communications company among its expensive mobile phones. It is comprised of 18 carat white gold and ornamented with 20 carats of WS1 or microscopically flawed diamonds.
Key Features and Specifications
  • Bluetooth
  • 2 GB data storage
  • FM radio
  • Digital camera
  • MP3 playback
With a total of 100 units available around the world, the GoldVish ‘Le Million’ Piece Unique also has a price tag of $1,300,000.
#4. Kings Button iPhone
Many described the handset as an iPhone 3G that is ornamented with brilliant cut diamonds. Peter Aloisson’s Kings Button iPhone is also clustered among the world’s limited edition iPhones. It is another amazing luxury smartphone decorated with diamonds, actually 138 brilliant cut diamonds entrenched on the side of the handset. As the name implies, the home button of this iPhone is made up of 6.6 carats diamond, making it its main feature.
The Kings Button has a price tag of $2,400,000.
(Key features and technical specs on request)
#3. Goldstriker iPhone 3GS Supreme
Created in Liverpool, this Midas-touched smartphone was deliberately created by Goldstriker International for an Australian businessman. It’s ornamented with 22 carats gold along with 136 diamonds. Its navigation (home) button is made of a rare 7.1-carat diamond, marking the standard for artistic excellence.
(Key features and technical specs on request)
The Goldstriker iPhone 3GS Surpreme comes with a hefty price tag of $3,2,000,000.
#2. iPhone 4 Diamond Queen Rose Edition
This is another twinkling masterpiece of the famed UK designer, Stuart Hugues. The cozy handset is yet another limited edition iPhone decorated with 7.8 carats of flawless diamonds set in titanium. It also features the Apple logo that is also crafted using diamonds, and the center navigation button is made up of a single-cut 7.4 carat pink diamond. Basically, it’s both a precious jewel and a luxury smartphone in one gadget.
(Key features and technical specs on request)
Diamond Rose Edition is the costly revamp of the 32GB iPhone 4 device, with a staggering price of $8,000,000.
#1. iPhone 4S Elite Gold
It is the latest luxurious iPhone creation by the Liverpool-England based Stuart Hughes, twice the price of the prior iPhone 4 Diamond Queen Rose Edition. The iPhone 4S Elite Gold is basically an iPhone 5 that is encrusted with gold and diamond, with a gold-plated back panel and antenna. In addition, its Home button is substituted with a rare 26-carats black diamond.
(Key features and technical specs on request)
This iPhone comes with a mega high price of $15 million, thus, making it Stuart Hughes’ reigning masterpiece and the world’s most expensive smartphone to date.

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