The use of mobile phones has increased over the years as people become more dependent on the gadgets. Manufacturers compete in the market by designing new models, from the cheapest to the most expensive phones in the world. All these gadgets are made with unique features to suit the different tastes and preferences of people.
How much does your phone cost? Companies like Apple, Samsung, and Huawei are known to produce some of the most expensive gadgets on the planet. They are also the leading brands in the global smartphone market, making more sales than their close rivals, Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo. There are millions of handsets manufactured by these companies every year, but which is the most expensive phone in 2019?
Most expensive phones in 2019
The value of mobile phones vary from one brand to another and usually depends on the features and material used to make it. Only a few people are privileged to own the most expensive handsets. They include rich celebrities and top business people who own millions and billions of money. Which is the best mobile phone in the world?
1. Falcon Supernova iPhone 6 Pink Diamond - $48.5 million
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Meet the best mobile phone in the world now. The Falcon Supernova iPhone 6 Pink Diamond tops the list as the best and most expensive handset on earth. It is a customized model of iPhone 6 by the US luxury brand Falcon. The gadget comes with gemstone and premium materials, fitted with a 24-carat gold, rose gold, or platinum case.
Initially, The Falcon iPhone had three different colours, 24 karat gold, Rose Gold, and Platinum, before settling on pink for the latest model. The diamond on it makes the device stand out from the rest on the planet. Only one person in the world owns this expensive handset, and she is Nita Ambani, the wife of Asia and India's richest man, Mukesh Ambani.
2. iPhone 4S Elite Gold - $9.4 million
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It is a big surprise that the world's most expensive phone is valued more than five times the cost of the second one on the list. Stuart Hughes may be proud of the overall position of his creation, but not the gap between it and the leading Falcon gadget. The device constitutes 500 diamonds of over 100 carats.
Another exciting feature of the device is the 24-carat gold that covers the rear panel and the Apple logo, in addition to 53 more diamonds around the area. The chest has a Platinum block with pieces of original dinosaur bone including other rare stones.
3. Stuart Hughes iPhone 4 Diamond Rose - $8 million
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Third in this list is another handset designed by Stuart Hughes. It is an upgrade of iPhone 4 and made from rose gold. Similar to the previous device, the Diamond Rose model also has 500 diamonds making it a total of 100 carats. The Apple logo has 53 diamonds, while a rare 7.4-carat single-cut pink diamond constitutes its start button. This gadget's chest t is made of a single block of granite and weighs 7 kilograms.
4. Goldstriker iPhone 3GS Supreme - $3.2 million
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This luxury gadget is also one of the best devices made by elite British designer, Stuart Hughes. It also falls among the most expensive smartphone gadgets on earth. It comes with 271 grams of 22-carat pure solid gold. It also has more than 200 diamonds, including 53 used in the Apple logo and 7.1-carat diamond in the start button. It's chest has a block of granite as well.
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5. iPhone 3G Kings Button - $2.5 million
Peter Aloisson designed one of the best gadgets that also ranks among the most expensive cell phones in the world. The Australian jeweller made the device with 18-karat yellow, white, and rose gold. The white gold strip is decorated using a whopping 138 brilliant-cut diamonds of the best quality, with its start button featuring 6.6-carat diamonds.
6. Goldvish Le Million - $1.3 million
Another unique and probably the most costly gadget by the Swiss company, Goldvish, is the Le Million model. The handset once appeared in the Guinness Book of Worlds Records as the most expensive and exclusive phone globally. Despite losing its position to other branded phones, it still maintains popularity among the best globally. It is made with 18-karat white gold and also features 120 carats of VVS-1 graded diamonds.
7. Diamond Crypto Smartphone - $1.3 million
Like the previous Goldvish Le Million, the Diamond Crypto model was also ranked as the most expensive phone on the planet. However, the emergence of new, costly smartphones over the years lowered their rankings. Peter Aloisson designed the attractive device while JSC Ancort created it. The device is designed with a solid Platinum and rose gold logo. It has 50 diamonds, including ten rare blue diamonds. Its home button key is made of a golden rose, featuring 28 round cut diamonds.
Interesting enough, the gadget has wooden decorations on the sides made from a hand-polished Macassar ebony.
8. Gresso Luxor Las Vegas Jackpot - $1 million
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The unique cell phone is the original work of designer Gresso. He made the million-dollar gadget with a back panel made of one of the oldest and most expensive wood in the world. The manufacturers extracted the wood from an African tree with over 200 years of existence. It constitutes several black diamonds and over 180 grams of gold. The Luxor Las Vegas Jackpot also has specially designed keys on the keyboard, with each encrusted with a hand-polished sapphire. The bezel has a decorated of 45.5 carats of black diamonds. Since its launch, manufacturers have produced only three such phones.
9. Vertu Signature Cobra - $310,000
French jewellery company Boucheron Vertu is the designer of the luxury Vertu Signature Cobra model. It is the first handset to cost less than $1 million in the list of top 10 most expensive phones. One exciting thing about the device is how the company manufactures it with different designs, depending on the buyer's interest. It is a typical cell phone covered with gold and various gemstones. The company has manufactured only eight such Vertu phones to date.
10. Black Diamond VIPN Smartphone - $300,000
The last on our list is the Black Diamond VIPN Smartphone, a creation of artist Jaren Goh. The design of the gadget initially based on Sony Ericsson and has a gold and gemstone cover with an expensive black diamond. The smartphone has a 4-megapixel camera and uses the OLED (organic light-emitting diode) technology to give it a borderless screen effect.
Very few people can afford some of the most expensive phones in the world. Most of these people are rich and have millions of money to spend on luxurious items. Nevertheless, it is still exciting to know how these costly gadgets look like and their respective values. Even if you cannot afford the listed handsets, ensure the phone you want to buy has the necessary features that satisfy your needs.
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