Mobile telephones have come a long way in the last few decades. Many of us remember the large clunky originals that were too heavy to carry in your pocket, besides, they wouldn't fit there. Then the new wave of technology swept across the globe, thanks to miniaturization of components to give us cell phones that evolved into smart phones with capabilities that thirty years ago would be something that you'd see on a science fiction movie. Tech companies soon learned that there was a multi-billion dollar industry in new tech development to deliver on ever changing customer demands for more capabilities, higher quality and the price tag didn't seem to matter. Cell phones have quickly become the way people keep in touch and conduct everyday business transactions, but some have taken this a step further. They've demanded the very best that money could buy and with this in mind, we give you the five most expensive cell phones ever produced.
5. Diamond Crypto Smartphone – $1.3 Million
We have a tie for fourth place with the Diamond Crypto Smartphone that is like the GoldVish LeMillion, valued at $1.3 million. Thee designer of this high end beauty is JSC Ancort, a Russian firm. This is an extremely high tech smartphone that has a unique design that is intended to "provide secure protection of information against kidnapping, technological blackmail, financial racketeers and corrupt state officials." To add to the beauty and value of the phone they threw in 50 diamonds placed around the facade.
4. GoldVish Le Million – $1.3 Million
Although the GoldVish Le Million is only the fourth most expensive cell phone ever made, it could well be the most over the top in appearance in our grouping of the top five. The Le Million is actually worth $1.3 million, but who's going to quibble over 333,000 bucks? This cell phone is crafted of 18 karat white gold, but good luck even seeing the precious metal. The only part of the phone that isn't encrusted with diamonds is the screen. 120 karats in diamonds lavish the exterior of the phone. It was sold at a fair for millionaires and the phone was scooped up by a Russian businessman who couldn't resist it's high dollar appeal.
3. iPhone 3G King’s Button – $2.4 Million
The third most expensive cell phone ever made is the iPhone 3G King's Button with a value of $2.4 million. We all know that Apple iPhones are expensive, but what makes this one so special? Peter Aloisson decided that there was a lot more he could do to make this phone extra special. The creator set out to design a real dazzler and started with a palette of three different gold materials. The phone is made of solid 18 carat yellow, rose gold and white gold. This was a very good start, but it wasn't good enough yet. He also added 138 of the most brilliant cut diamonds that could be found. In a final move, a 6.6 carat white diamond was embedded for the home button to round out the splendid finish of this exquisite and expensive luxury cell phone.
2. Supreme Goldstriker iPhone 3G – $3.2 Million
The second most expensive cell phone ever made is the Supreme Goldstriker iPhone 3G with a price tag of $3.2 million. The phone is the design of Stuart Hughes, who truly spared no expense in the creation of the phone that also serves as an exquisite accessory. This is a high end masterpiece that is both breathtaking and functional as a communications device. We begin our description with the case made of a very rare Kashmir gold with an inner lining of nubuk top grain animal skin. The jewelry phone is adorned with an encrusting of 136 diamonds which are grade F perfect in quality. These precious gems amount to a total of 271 grams and a solid 22 carats. If you're impressed, wait, because there's more. to complete the look and flesh out the character of this high end jewelry phone, a 7.1 carat diamond has been set on the home button of the phone.
1. iPhone 4 Diamond Rose Edition – $8 Million
If you're complaining about the cost of your new iPhone, how is this for an expensive phone. The iPhone 4 Diamond Rose Edition is the most expensive cell phone ever made. What makes this luxury phone so expensive really has nothing at all to do with the technology. It's all about the precious metals and the precious stones. This fully customized luxury cell phone is heavily encrusted with a bezel that is crafted of Rose gold material and it contains 500 diamonds. Each of the stones are flawless, which significantly increases the value. The back of the phone is made from rose gold material and it features a unique Apple logo, made in rose gold and embedded with 53 flawless diamonds on the logo.
Written by Garrett Parker
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