So you’ve already read our features on the luxury treatment given to the iPhone and the Blackberry Bold. Then we brought you our top 10 touchscreen phones of 2009. Now we bring you another great mobile phones top 10 list… The top 10 most expensive mobile phones in the world!
This list contains the finest in luxury and style, with mobile phones dripping in diamonds, emeralds, rubies and of course gold and platinum. You’ll see the top choice celebrity mobile phones, as well as be given links to some of our own affordable luxury mobile phones which we’ve teamed up with ContinentalMobiles.com to bring you.
Let’s not waste any time… Here is the list of the world’s top 10 most expensive mobiles:
1. iPhone Supreme (£1.7 million)
The world’s most expensive mobile phone was unveiled in Britain during November 2009.
It is a gold iPhone which is encrusted with almost 200 diamonds. The casing of the exclusive iPhone 3GS Supreme has been crafted using 271 grams of 22 carat solid gold.
The front bezel houses 136 flawless diamonds totaling a massive 68 carats, whilst the Apple logo on the back is made from another 53 diamonds. The front navigation button is even made from a single 5 carat diamond.
Designer Stuart Hughes, from Merseyside, took 10 months to make the phone after it was commissioned by an anonymous Australian businessman. The phone comes in a special 7kg chest made from a single block of granite and Kashmir gold with a Nubuck leather lining.
2. GoldVish Le Million (£700,000)
This GoldVish Le Million is the world’s second most expensive mobile, with a price tag of £700,000.
The unusually shaped handset is made out of 18 carat white gold, and features 1,800 diamonds which total an amazing 120 carats.
A Russian businessman bought Le Million for his wife, at a luxury goods fair in Cannes, France.
3. GoldVish Pieces Unique (£695,000)
There are only said to be three of these outstanding mobiles in the world, with one which we know of being sold to a Russian Businessman.
Made with 18 carat gold and set with top quality diamonds, it has Bluetooth, 2 GB Memory, 8x zoom digital camera and a worldwide FM radio.
4. Diamond Crypto Smartphone (£595,000)
The Diamond Crypto Smartphone is quoted as the world’s fourth most expensive mobile phone.
Russian firm, JSC Ancort, has developed a Windows-based smartphone ready for Peter Aloisson’s (the designer of the phone) bejeweling that employs “powerful encryption technology” to “provide secure protection of information against kidnapping, technological blackmail, financial racketeers and corrupted state officials” . This security feature is really essential since every thief will certainly wish to have one of these.
5. Vertu Cobra (£170,000)
The Vertu Cobra is the fifth most expensive mobile phone on the planet.
Parisian jeweler, House of Bucheron, linked up with Nokia subsidiary Vertu on this limited-edition series of eight Cobra phones, which include a 2 carat pear-cut diamond, a 1 carat round diamond, two emerald eyes and 439 rubies totaling 21 carats.
Vertu phones also link up to a special concierge service with information about travel, entertainment, restaurants and events.
6. VIPN Black Diamond Smartphone (£160,000)
At £160,000, the Black Diamond Smartphone holds the sixth place in the list.
It is a Quad-band phone with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, an Intel 400Mhz processor running Windows Bobile, a 4 megapixel camera and a 2-inch touch sensitive screen. It also comes with an internal memory of 128MB and a 2GB SD card for external storage.
The designer, Jaren Goh, has used some pretty impressive materials for the build, featuring titane with polycarbonate, mirror-finish cladding and diamonds.
7. Vertu Diamond (£47,500)
Another Vertu phone with tiny diamonds dotted all over holds the seventh place in the list.
The phone’s body is constructed from the finest platinum, underpinned with ruby bearings and equipped with a similar ceramic composition, originally intended for the space shuttle.
Only 200 such phones will be sold in jewellery and department stores worldwide.
8. Motorola V220 Special Edition (£28,000)
Motorola has also shown its presence in this luxury phone market with the V220, which lies in 8th position.
Austrian designer, Peter Aloisson, has taken a standard Motorola and studded it with 1,200 diamonds and added a keyboard inlaid with 18 carat gold. A wonderful looking phone, well suited to WAGs and actresses in our opinion!
9. Amosu Diamond iPhone (£22,000)
The Amosu Diamond iPhone, which comes in 9th place, boasts an impressive 420 diamonds at a total weight of 5.65 carats, set in 18K white or yellow gold.
It can also be ordered in white, black or pink sapphires. The phone, manufactured in the UK by Amosu, costs a staggering £22,000.
10. Gresso Black Aura (£7,000)
Gresso boastfully claims that its Black Aura mobile phones are 200 years old – due to the age of the African Blackwood on each phone’s case!
The Black Aura collection ranges from £3,500 to £7,000, with the most expensive featuring an 18-carat gold front panel.
If you like what you’ve seen in our list of the top 10 most expensive mobile phones in the world, and you want to know how you can have something as stylish as the mobile phones in this feature but for a fraction of the cost, then check out our Luxury Mobile Phones section on our website. We hope you enjoyed this feature.