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Top 10 most expensive mobile phones in the world (2023)

Top 10 most expensive mobile phones in the world

The priciest mobile phones that were sold at extravagant prices

Words by Ankita Bhowmick in The Lifestyle · Mar 12th, 2019

If you were under the impression that your iPhone worth a 1,000 dollars is among the priciest one in the market, think again as we present to you the world's top 10 most expensive mobile phones in 2021 that can cost its buyer a fortune.

1. Falcon Supernova Iphone 6 Pink Diamond Usd 48.5 Million

Top 10 most expensive mobile phones in the world | Falcon Supernova iPhone 6 Pink Diamond
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The most expensive mobile phone in the world had costed its owner as much as 48.5 million dollars. The device is made up of 24-carat gold and is studded with a huge Pink Diamond on the back. The phone also comes with a platinum coating and hack protection. It is a prized possession of Nita Ambani, wife of Indian businessman Mukesh Ambani, the richest man of Asia. 

Designed by Falcon Luxury, this phone stands as the most expensive phone globally, showcasing its opulence with a distinctive pink gold exterior adorned with diamonds. It offers two models, pink gold, and platinum, with the former being the more popular choice due to its dazzling appearance. Despite its price tag, the phone features an 8-megapixel camera, which might seem modest in comparison to other flagship phones. However, the camera is optimized for low-light conditions, ensuring exceptional photo quality even in dimly lit environments. The 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera suffices for selfies and video calls, catering to the luxury user's needs. Security is a priority with the Falcon Supernova, boasting a fingerprint scanner embedded in the home button, along with additional features like passcode lock and Find My iPhone to safeguard user data.

2. Stuart Hughes Iphone 4S Elite Gold Usd 9.4 Million

Top 10 most expensive mobile phones in the world | Stuart Hughes iPhone 4S Elite Gold
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The second most expensive phone is an iPhone 4s, designed by Stuart Hughes. The bezel of this phone is meticulously crafted from rosewood, adorned with an impressive array of over 500 flawless diamonds, totaling more than 100 carats. Its rear panel and logo are made of 24-carat gold. The Apple logo also features 53 diamonds. The home button itself is an 8.6-carat diamond. The phone also comes with a 7.4-carat diamond, just in case the owner misplaces the 8.6-carat one. The device comes in a chest made from solid Platinum with polished pieces of original dinosaur bone from a T-REX along with rare stones that include Opal, Pietersite, Charoite, Rutile Quartz, and Star Sunstone.  

3. Stuart Hughes Iphone 4 Diamond Rose Usd 8 Million

Top 10 most expensive mobile phones in the world | Stuart Hughes iPhone 4 Diamond Rose
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The third most expensive phone is an iPhone 4 that is designed by none other than Stuart Hughes. The phone is made up of solid rose gold and features 500 diamonds that add up to 100 carats, while its start button has a 7.4-carat single-cut pink diamond. The rear section is elegantly designed using rose gold, featuring the iconic rose gold Apple logo along with 53 additional diamonds. The phone comes in a gorgeous granite chest of 7 kgs lined with Nubuck top grain leather. It is only one of two in existence.

4. Goldstriker Iphone 3Gs Supreme Usd 3.2 Million

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The bezel of this exquisite phone is meticulously handcrafted from platinum, adorned with 130 flawless diamonds, each weighing 0.75 carats, resulting in a total weight of 97.5 carats. Additionally, the bezel features four pink baguette diamonds, with each weighing 2.5 carats. The rear section of the phone showcases approximately 112 grams of 18-carat rose gold, complemented by a rose gold Apple logo and 53 more diamonds. 

The main navigation button is adorned with a magnificent single-cut 7.1-carat diamond, beautifully set in an 18-carat rose gold mount. This remarkable handset offers 32GB of storage and comes factory unlocked, allowing worldwide usage. It can be effortlessly updated with new firmware without experiencing any freezing issues. Moreover, the package includes a luxurious hand-finished wallet crafted from real Ostrich foot.

5. Iphone 3G Kings Button Usd 2.5 Million

Top 10 most expensive mobile phones in the world | iPhone 3G Kings Button
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The extravagant phone created by Peter Aloisson is crafted from a combination of solid 18-carat yellow gold, white gold, and rose gold. The white gold line is exquisitely adorned with a stunning array of 138 brilliant-cut diamonds, adding to its opulence. The iPhone 3G King’s Button elevates the phone's design by replacing the standard plastic home button with a rare and dazzling 6.6-carat diamond, surpassing even Aloisson's previous creation, the USD$1.3 million Crypto Smartphone, and securing its position as one of the world's most expensive mobile phones.

6. Diamond Crypto Smartphone Usd 1.3 Million

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Once the most expensive phone in the world, the Diamond Crypto Smartphone is designed by Peter Aloisson and created by Russian firm JSC Ancort. The device is made up of solid platinum while its logo is made of rose gold. Its navigation key is also made of rose gold and features 28 round cut diamonds. The gorgeous phone comes with a total of 50 diamonds including 10 rare blue ones. The wood on either side of the phone is made of Macassar ebony, which has been hand polished. This smartphone allegedly utilizes "powerful encryption technology" to ensure secure protection of information from kidnapping, technological blackmail, financial extortion, and corruption by state officials.

7. Goldvish Le Million Usd 1 Million

Top 10 most expensive mobile phones in the world | Goldvish Le Million
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This extravagant phone is GoldVish's priciest device and was listed in Guinness Book of Worlds Records as the most expensive and exclusive phone in the world at a point in time. It is plated with gold and is made of 18-karat white gold. It also features 120 carats of VVS-1 graded diamonds. Emmanuel Gueit's artistic prowess brings to life the phone, limited to just three units for the wealthiest individuals. This opulent device gleams with 18-carat gold and offers a choice of rose, yellow, or white gold colors.

8. Gresso Luxor Las Vegas Jackpot Usd 1 Million

Top 10 most expensive mobile phones in the world | Gresso Luxor Las Vegas Jackpot
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Designed by the renowned accessory designer Gresso, The Gresso Las Vegas Jackpot features a back panel made of wood, extracted from an African tree that is more than 200 years old. It also features black diamonds in the front and more than 180 grams of gold. Each key of the keypad is beautified with a gem sapphire. Only three of these phones were ever produced with a unique number engraved on them. 

9. Goldvish Revolution Usd 488,150

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Goldvish Revolution is created by the Swiss company Goldvish. The phone features rounded ends and is made up of pink and white gold, diamonds, sapphire glass display, and the finest of leather. The phone also hosts a detachable analog watch by Frederic Jouvenot. The phone blends the elegance of a luxury cellphone with the functionality of a mechanical watch, all in a single unit. The exclusivity of this extraordinary phone lies in its limited production, with only nine units of the GoldVish Revolution made.

10. Vertu Signature Cobra Usd 310,000

Top 10 most expensive mobile phones in the world | Vertu Signature Cobra
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The most expensive of Vertu, the Signature Cobra features a snake wrapped around its edges. It is made up of two emeralds and 439 rubies. The device is gold-plated and features a number of expensive gemstones. It was designed by Boucheron, a French jewellery company, and assembled by hand in the UK with 388 components. Only 8 of these Vertu units are known to have ever been created.