10 expensive luxury smartphones that you'll probably never own
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10 expensive luxury smartphones
1. RIM BlackBerry P'9981 Porsche Design
If you can afford owning a Porsche, the RIM BlackBerry P'9981 might interest you. Envisioned by Porsche Design, it is a luxury piece of technology that you can use to show off your social status. Or disrespect for trending technology.
2. Lamborghini TL700
Another smartphone endorsed by a sports car maker, the Lamborghini TL700 is an Android offering that will impress you with its design, and definitely not with its specs sheet. It sports a 3.7-inch WVGA touchscreen, a 5-megapixel camera, and Android 2.3 comes pre-loaded. Let's hope they have covered the handset with enough gold to make up for its mid-range hardware.
3. Tag Heuer Link
Underneath the 1007 diamonds totaling 2.53 carats lies an Android smartphone with a 3.5-inch WVGA display and a 5-megapixel main camera. The device is water-tight and shock-resistant, but above all, it is a celebration of Swiss craftsmanship.
Price: Available upon request, from $6,700 for models with no diamonds
4. Mobiado Grand Touch Aston Martin
What happens when you take a Nexus S and cover it with bling? Well, that is exactly what the Mobiado Grand Touch Aston Martin is. This luxury smartphone is available in five different trims featuring sapphire crystal and precious metals.
Price: Available upon request
5. Vertu Constellation T
The Vertu Constellation T is the company's first touchscreen smartphone sporting 3.5 inches of display real estate. It runs Symbian, which is no surprise given that the luxury phone maker still belongs to Nokia (yet not for much longer). Pricing depends on how sparkly you want yours to be.
Price: $6000 - 16000
6. Continental Mobiles iPhone 4S
If you can afford dropping eleven grand on an iPhone, this hand-tailored, diamond-covered iPhone 4S might catch your eye. As an added bonus, the handset is complimented with a smooth, silk finish of Platinum.
7. Goldgenie Suvarna Bullion iPhone 4S
As the name suggests, Goldgenie is a company that is pretty good at covering gadgets with precious metals. Gadgets like the iPhone 4S, for example, which is available in Gold, Rose Gold, or Platinum, with some diamonds thrown in for good measure. But the crème de la crème is the Suvarna Bullion iPhone 4S, which is beautified using the purest gold that can be crafted.
8. Gresso Lady Blanche iPhone 4
Obviously, the Lady Blanche iPhone 4 by Gresso is made for ladies with exquisite taste. In addition to the white diamonds, the back of the smartphone is graced by three real, Swiss-made clocks that give the time in New York, Paris, and Moscow.
9. Dior Reveries Haute Couture
If you are spending a six-digit figure on a smartphone, you probably don't really care what platform it runs. However, we do care. This here is an Android handset made with a lot of help from LG. Only 99 of these diamond, pearl, and what not encrusted pieces of artwork have been made.
10. Ulysse Nardin Chairman diamond edition
Here it is, folks! Probably the most expensive smartphone that money can buy. And it runs Android. An astonishing 3,000 gems totaling 17 carats cover this piece of jewelry that can also make phone calls. In case you are wondering, the handset comes with a 3.2-inch touchscreen, 8-megapixel camera, 32GB of storage, and a fingerprint reader for owner identification.
1. wendygarett (unregistered)
Gresso Lady Blanche iPhone 4!!!!
SHUT UP AND ROB THE BANK :)
19. LostInTheRed (Posts: 85; Member since: 03 May 2012)
Anyone else notice the description of the Gresso Lady Blanche iPhone 4 says, "New York, Paris, and Moscow," but the phone says New York, London, and Moscow?
Paris = France; London = England; Paris =/= London.
29. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
the time in london is the same time in paris... so its still correct -__-
35. LostInTheRed (Posts: 85; Member since: 03 May 2012)
False, a quick Google search of Paris, France time, and London, England time, will tell you that they are 1 hour apart. Paris being 1 hour ahead of London.
2. shadez10 (Posts: 385; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)
all those luxury phones execpt the dior and iphone that is custom made look very ugly...
im sorry to tell but damn those phones are ugly... xD
luxury phones IMO must look very attractive and not like of alien nature... xD
3. SillyMe (Posts: 7; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)
Dior and Gresso Lady Blanche iPhone 4 looks great ! Oh im in love
4. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1223; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
Buy a iphone 4.....paste some diamonds = profit
5. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)
what are the most expensive phones without gems?
38. jakson0100 (Posts: 27; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
the most expansive smartphone is iphone 5 now which we really cant buy even cant think to buy :) . because costs £10 million (about $15.3 million). iPhone 5 with gold and diamonds.
check News @ smartphonesupdates
it is ordered by a Chinese based businessman, who owns the black diamond that went into the construction.
6. A.aoudi (Posts: 125; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)
What a waste of money all of those phones are outdated
7. Ohrules (Posts: 299; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)
i'd take a galaxy s rather than any of those
10. thelegend6657 (unregistered)
This statement tells me that you have no class .
Those phones are super cool
28. mas11 (Posts: 1014; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
Umm there is a big difference between throwing away money on a shiny phone and having class. I actually think these phones show people you have no class because they are pretty much bling. I would much rather have a Rolex and a regular smartphone than own one of these tasteless phones.
8. A.aoudi (Posts: 125; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)
But that aston nexus looks nice put it would be cool if it was a galaxy nexus
12. SillyMe (Posts: 7; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)
Each of the Lady Blanche handsets is hand-made, but you wouldn't expect anything different from a device that costs $7,000 (for the crystal edition) and $30,000 (if you go with the diamonds).
14. hepresearch (unregistered)
I think it is hilarious that my favorite platform, Symbian, will very shortly only be available from Vertu. I guess I won't be getting a new Symbian device ever again...
All of these phones are cool, but, at the same time, totally rediculous...
16. mercorp (Posts: 954; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)
I want to see a version if the galaxy s3 with the same materials of these phones above.
It will be a super wet dream...
17. zhypher_23 (Posts: 195; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)
Seriously these Phones look funny, I'd literally laugh at the people who would buy these things, most likely the show offs will buy this...
18. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 269; Member since: 07 May 2012)
$129,000 for a phone,waste of money if you ask me,people who waste money to buy this should be sued for improper money management techniques
23. hepresearch (unregistered)
In most cases, it really is their money... let them waste it so that the worker who assembles the things can spend their own pay better. Granted that a lot of that money goes back into company profits, but even a quarter of $129,000 will seriously feed a lot of folks for a good while. Besides, if there ever was some huge EMP blast, the owner of a gold-plated diamond-encrusted device could, in theory, repair the connectivity of their disabled device by using scraps of the gold shell to re-wire the thing's internals, bypassing burned out transistors, and then pick one of the freakin' rocks off of the thing to use as a ground crystal for the antenna to work in an 'alternate electronic arrangement'... ever heard of a crystal-set radio?
20. SillyMe (Posts: 7; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)
Celebrities will always buy them, cause they can afford that Dior or whatever else of those 10.
21. Doakie (Posts: 843; Member since: 06 May 2009)
Hmm. If I saw most of these in public I probably would assume they stuck an ugly case on a normal phone. The only one I'd recognise is the Porsche Design BlackBerry.
22. jamrockjones (Posts: 345; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
If I was going to spend that much money on a phone I would just have someone make me an Android phone with every specification that I wanted.
25. tarmpung (Posts: 15; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)
I like the luxury phone with Blackberry OS. Who wants?
26. BomberXL (Posts: 82; Member since: 17 Jan 2012)
worst bunch of phones in this list? the iPhones... cuz even though those other phones are way hideous, they still wouldent make you an iSheep
27. nuadar1 (Posts: 24; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
May I smelt your ugly phone into something usefull..you know, like cable?
30. Forsaken77 (Posts: 542; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)
You would think that if they're making 6-figure phones that they would at least have the best hardware/software in it.
33. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)
Even my wildfire S looks more better and much more handsome than those 10 bunch of elegant snobs.
32. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)
What a waste of money, when i can spend a lot lesser money on a Samsung Galaxy S3 or HTC One X, which looks more cooler and awesome and most importantly, own these luxury phones' specs.
36. MISTER-H (banned) (Posts: 87; Member since: 28 May 2012)
Lets hope so not. If this evil success more, the world will be in
trouble. Dajal illuminati will terrorize every company.