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5 luxurious smartphones that you can't afford

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5 luxurious smartphones that you can't afford
Think Apple is overcharging for the iPhone 6s or 6s Plus? That Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ a bit out of your price range? You're not alone, to be fair, but the items on today's list will make the aforementioned trio sound as affordable as a pack of gum. And how could they not? Some of the items on the list come with bodies embellished in gold, with a titanium exoskeleton, and/or with rubies encrusted left, right, and center.

Obviously, with such luxury items, the usual specsorama takes a back seat, as these aren't meant for your neighborly Android geek who's always after the highest pixel or processor count. And while some of the devices we'll highlight below offer an up-to-date specs sheet, others—quite understandably—are focused on areas other than the internals underneath. Like crafting a truly posh casing.

And so, before we jump right into this one, you might be wondering just how expensive devices we're talking here. We'll put it this way: the cheapest we were able to do was $2,000, and that's for a... feature phone. Yeah... let's just dive in:

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posted on 21 Jan 2016, 10:19 5

1. RuneMaster (Posts: 75; Member since: 31 May 2015)


Do you really think we can't afford any of them?

posted on 21 Jan 2016, 10:50 8

9. Nutcase4u2 (Posts: 6; Member since: 15 Oct 2015)


It's not that they think "nobody who reads this can afford these phones". It's simply a creative way of saying it's an article about really expensive phones.

If the title was "Some expensive phones" then it just wouldn't be as appealing.

posted on 21 Jan 2016, 12:05 1

15. Tizo101 (Posts: 393; Member since: 05 Jun 2015)


No, this article is about the iPhone 6s covered by fancy stuff.

posted on 21 Jan 2016, 18:50

31. ibend (Posts: 3195; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


this site slowly turning into some random viral site -_-

posted on 21 Jan 2016, 10:22 1

2. kkmkk (Posts: 450; Member since: 06 May 2013)


you maybe wrong >>> actually i worked so hard in my life so i can afford them only losers wont

posted on 21 Jan 2016, 11:24 17

13. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


@kkmkk

Those who can't afford them aren't losers.

Not all those who deserve to be rich actually are; be happy with your financial status and do not belittle those who can't afford what you can.

If you can afford those devices, that doesn't mean those who can't afford it are "losers".

Stop being a prideful @$$. And grow the F up!

posted on 21 Jan 2016, 15:06 3

27. miketer (Posts: 122; Member since: 02 Apr 2015)


Those people who can actually afford them doesn't come on a forum and advertise their affordability

posted on 21 Jan 2016, 10:24

3. h27_Venom (Posts: 76; Member since: 16 May 2014)


And You Can?

posted on 21 Jan 2016, 10:31 5

4. xq10xa (Posts: 576; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


Afford them? Yes. Want them? LOL

posted on 21 Jan 2016, 11:02 3

10. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


Can afford, but do not need them.

posted on 21 Jan 2016, 10:35 1

5. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 1042; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)


From what I have seen who would want to spend 2k on an old obsolete phone just because it is made of titanium. A watch I can see because it may be rare and should work 2 year's down the road. With in a few years those things won't have a network to connect to. Technology will be 5g and beyond....

posted on 21 Jan 2016, 10:38 2

6. skips (Posts: 140; Member since: 04 Oct 2015)


That Kustom EGO is literally a Nexus 5 in a "fancy" case.

Both share the same SD800, 2GB RAM, 2300mAh battery, 4.95" 1080p display.
Even the camera/button/sensor/SIM card slot placement is identical.

But you can't find a single word about the Nexus 5 on their site, as if they claim this device to be their own, while it really is not. It's more like a custom made Nexus 5, if that makes sense,

Kind of odd. Want to know more about this.

posted on 21 Jan 2016, 10:39

7. Dee79 (Posts: 280; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


PA. I think this title is so rude saying we can't afford them. You don't know any of us to put such a title.

Many of us can afford these but no we don't want these overpriced pointless devices. I'd rather an iphone and that's saying something.

posted on 21 Jan 2016, 11:08 4

11. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


Dee79!

Aren't you smart enough to understand that the title of this article is an analogy to imply how expensive something is?

MEH

posted on 21 Jan 2016, 10:46 1

8. Martineverest (Posts: 194; Member since: 27 Oct 2015)


What an insult on my personality

posted on 21 Jan 2016, 11:11

12. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


Insult? So how the hell do you think you're rich?

You do not understand the analogy of this article's title.

STFU.

posted on 21 Jan 2016, 15:08 4

28. miketer (Posts: 122; Member since: 02 Apr 2015)


Is your personality related to money? Then its sad.

posted on 21 Jan 2016, 11:57 3

14. Baracus (Posts: 223; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)


If I want something and it's worth it I'll buy it, but these are purely poser phones.

posted on 21 Jan 2016, 12:48 3

16. ibap (Posts: 752; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)


For those with more money than sense.

posted on 21 Jan 2016, 12:55

17. DoggyDangerous (Posts: 757; Member since: 28 Aug 2015)


I love titanium, but I dont want to spend such a huge amount on a phone. I can take titanium anytime over cheap aluminum if it is priced right.

posted on 21 Jan 2016, 13:40

18. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


I'd prefer it gold-plated with diamons and jasper all over.

Woah!

posted on 21 Jan 2016, 14:46

26. chenski (Posts: 331; Member since: 22 Mar 2015)


I think most rich people just use iphones, they dont necessarily use the latest models because they dont really care about phones, they care more about cars and planes

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 01:31

32. obedchuni (Posts: 157; Member since: 16 Jun 2014)


And techieXP son of samsung always thinks that iPhone is ridiculously priced, and always tells that Samsung is never wrong and is a savior of mobile world, and he is the only one in the universe who has iPhone 4 with 1GB of ram and often tells that io9 lags on iPhone 4, don't know how did he installed io9 on iPhone 4, again as always iPhone lags.

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 02:41

34. greyarea (Posts: 166; Member since: 14 Aug 2015)


You're either on the wrong tab or going off on techieXP for no reason. Samsung isn't even mentioned in the line up, and I'm no big samsung fan.

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 03:22

35. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


He hates on Techie for no valid reason.

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 01:54

33. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2640; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Always wondered why expensive brands like Vertu don't make the effort to at least change the icons so the whole character of the phone is unambiguous premium.

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 03:28

36. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


Hey Reb! Nice to see you once again. You've been pretty scarce on PA lately...

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 03:57

37. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2640; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Hey Hexa :) Yes... I've been a busy boy at work, a few projects that keep me occupied. How ya doing?

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 05:41

38. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


Haha, but you get well-paid I guess, so the hardwork is worth it.

Heck, I'm back from a 7-day "limited" ban I got after confronting him again!

You who I'm talking about, right?

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 06:03

39. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2640; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


No complaints there :)
And I think I have an idea, good to see you back from the ban

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 06:16

40. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


You got an idea? Cool.

Heck, straight to the point: it's darkkjedii - he pisses me off!

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 16:46

42. droidmac (Posts: 4; Member since: 08 Jan 2016)


judging by the comments, a lot of egos were hurt because of the title. this sort of confirms other people's notions about us here in the states. We get easily offended when its about money, because we wrongly think that money is the basis of our value of existence. (I dont wanna be a hypocrite by pointing at "YOU" that's why I'm using "WE".)

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