5 luxurious smartphones that you can't afford

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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32 Comments

1. RuneMaster

Posts: 75; Member since: May 31, 2015

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

9. Nutcase4u2

Posts: 44; Member since: Oct 15, 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.

15. Tizo101

Posts: 526; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

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

31. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

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

2. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

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

13. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 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!

27. miketer

Posts: 513; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

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

3. h27_Venom

Posts: 76; Member since: May 16, 2014

And You Can?

4. xq10xa

Posts: 808; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Afford them? Yes. Want them? LOL

10. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Can afford, but do not need them.

5. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 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....

6. skips

Posts: 477; Member since: Oct 04, 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.

7. Dee79

Posts: 307; Member since: Jun 19, 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.

11. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 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

8. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

What an insult on my personality

12. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Insult? So how the hell do you think you're rich? You do not understand the analogy of this article's title. STFU.

28. miketer

Posts: 513; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

Is your personality related to money? Then its sad.

14. Baracus

Posts: 223; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

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

16. ibap

Posts: 867; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

For those with more money than sense.

17. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 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.

18. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

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

26. chenski

Posts: 760; Member since: Mar 22, 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

32. obedchuni

Posts: 332; Member since: Jun 16, 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.

34. greyarea

Posts: 267; Member since: Aug 14, 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.

35. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

He hates on Techie for no valid reason.

33. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

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.

36. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

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

37. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

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

38. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 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?

39. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

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

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