Top 10 Most Expensive Mobile Phones


Until recently, the vast majority of mobile phones had been priced between $180 and $550, with only Vertu, a division of Nokia, manufacturing uber-premium phones. With prices starting at around $7,400 Vertu phones are only for the filthy rich, and the super famous.
However, Vertu’s monopoly of the luxury phone market is coming to an end with the launch of several new luxury mobile makers, including Gresso, Mobiado and Goldvish. Other mobile phone manufacturers are also partnering with luxury brands to produce a range of premium mobile phones, such as LG and Prada, D&G and Motorola, and now Tag Heuer and Modelabs. Finally, there are the ridiculous, super-expensive one-offs, made purely for headline grabbing, such as Goldvish’s “Le Million”, worth a cool $1,000,000. See below for details!

1. Goldvish “Le Million” = $1,000,000

A PR stunt it may be, and they surely can’t expecting to sell any, but the Goldvish “Le Million” is officially the most expensive mobile phone in the world, according the Guiness Books of Records. There’s even been talk of a $1.3 million phone, but this has fewer diamonds than the Goldvish, so I can’t see where the extra expense comes from. The “Le Million” is a one off, featuring a blinding 120K worth of VVS-1 grade diamonds, according to designer Emmanuel Gueit. If $1 million is out of your price range, the Geneva-based Goldvish also offer several other diamond-encrusted 18K gold models in your choice of rose, yellow, or white, starting at a much more reasonable $25,600.

2. Vertu Signature Cobra = $310,000

Vertu is now taking orders for the Signature Cobra, designed by French Jeweller Boucheron, but you had better be quick as only 8 pieces are being made. The Cobra will feature one pear-cut diamond, one round white diamond, two emerald eyes and 439 rubies. Vertu will also be offering a “cheaper” version, ruby free, at $115,000.

3. Sony Ericsson Black Diamond = $300,000

Apparently the Black Diamond will be available in 2007, not from Sony Ericssonn but by a company called VIPN. Initially only 5 unique numered pieces will be available for the unbelievable price of, wait for $300,000.
With regards to the specifications, don’t expect anything remarkable for your money. It will have Quad-band with Wi-If, an Intel 400Mhz processor running windows mobile 5, and a touch sensitive 2? Screen. It will also include internal memory of 128Mb and will come with a 2Gb SD card for external storage, plus a respectable 4 megapixel camera.
The designer Jaren Goh has used some pretty impressive materials for the build, featuring titane with polycarbonate, mirror-finish cladding and diamonds.

4. Vertu Diamond = $88,000

The Diamond is Vertu’s premium range of high-end mobile phones. As the name suggests the handsets in the Diamond range are diamond-encrusted handsets made from platinum. Only 200 pieces of the handsets are being produced. The most expensive believed to be worth an estimated $92,000.

5. Motorola V220 Special Edition = $51,800

Austrian designer Peter Aloisson, has taken a standard Motorola, studded it with 1,200 diamonds and added a keyboard inlaid with 18K gold. The outcome is a $51,800 handset, suitable only for footballers and film stars!

6. Gold Edition Nokia 8800 Phone = $2,700

If you have $2,700 to spare, you can now buy the Nokia 8800 in 24K gold. However, be warned, if you think you’ll be getting a better phone for your extra cash, you won’t! The features found on the Gold Edition are the standard 8800 features, which are pretty basic. It includes a 0.5 megapixel SVGA camera, 64 MB of internal memory, 64 voice polyphonic ringtones, FM radio, MP3 player, video recording and 180 minutes talktime. However, the Gold Edition does includes a special edition box and charging dock.

7. Mobiado Professional EM (wood) = $1,900

The Mobiado Professional EM, is a wood-clad upgrade of their earlier Nokia-based phone that includes a 1.3 megapixel camera, music player, FM radio, bluetooth, and according to Mobiado, it’s the first production phone with Titanium buttons. Only 200 pieces are being made and each one has its limited number engraved on the back. At $1,900 however, you’re still paying an awfully high premium for a fairly basic phone encased in wood!

8. Bang & Olufsen (Samsung) Serene = $1,250

Bang & Olufsen hooked up with Samsung to design the sleek but unconventional Serene. It’s not a bad looking phone and it even has a built-in motor to assist you in opening and closing the phone. It’s not very practical however, requiring a special screwdriver to access the battery and the SIM card, and its circular keypad will take some time getting used to. Also, for some strange reason they have positioned the camera lens on the side of the device, which will make it difficult to align snapshots via the viewfinder on the display.

9. Lamborghini 8800 Sirocco from Nokia

The Lamborghini Nokia 8800 Sirocco is another special edition, like the previously launch, Aston Martin branded Sirocco. It will ultimately be a standard 8800 Sirocco but with the addition of the famous Lamborghini logo engraved on the front and the back, plus ball bearings from the auto company to in the slider phone mechanism. The Lamborghini phone will be a limited edition with only 500 pieces being made. It will also feature Lamborghini graphics as wallpapers, screensavers, ringtones, and even has a short documentary video about the Lamborghini.

10. Gresso Luxury Phone


The Russia based Gresso, is a new entry into the luxury phone market. Their aptly name “Gresso Luxury Phone” is made of gold and African Blackwood. Apparently they will be releasing a collection of five models called the Black Aura collection, and the designer is a “well known” Italian designer. Currently there are two versions of the African Blackwood phone, one with pink gold highlights named the Gresso Blackwood Gold Edition, and one made entirely of African Blackwood. In addition to the two African Blackwood phones Gresso also make a phone made entirely of pink gold named the Gresso Gold phone. Initially, the phones will be on sale only in Russia.

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  5. It would be great if I could have any of those phones. Sadly, they’re too expensive. Here’s another site you might want to look at to see some more very expensive items. Thank you.

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  6. [Thought this was pretty relevant, to this post, hope you aren't annotyed]

    Just in case any of you guys did want a Vertu that’s even more exclusive that most…: Vertu Limited edition one of two in the World……

    [Anyone got any ideas where I could post this without pee-ing off too many folk as I want to spread the word if possible - up til Sunday).

    I do have a Vertu Limited edition one of two in the world on ebay now. Item number is: 110213232339 (just put this number in the search box). It is totally genuine, does exist and buyer can collect, which I believe isn’t usually an option if it’s dodgy.

    I agree it won’t float all of your boats, but wanted to spread the word.

    Don’t be put off by the postage, I will adjust it to actual insured P&P.

    It started at 99p and no reserve.

    Cheers,

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  7. i love these phones oh God

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  8. Is it just me or are all the phones except the 8800 hideous? And as someone who used ot sell the 8800, I know it has a dreadful battery life and camera – really a posers phone. Give me a practical handset that looks nice (Blackberry, Iphone, or one of the nicer Samsung slides) any day…

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  9. What about a camera phone? Some say it is not good for ones health due to the infra-red waves. Do you know anything about this? I am interested.

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  10. ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh my GOD its amazing yar
    plzzz one one want to gift me no prob i will give u my celll no

    awsom awsom awsom mobile phones……………………..

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  11. I personally like vertu.

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  12. Expensive and ugly. Guess they are only for Russian drug millionaires with more money than taste…

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  13. Woah some of those are OTT from a looks perspective, I remember seeing the diamond encrusted Nokia and couldn’t believe it was actually real.

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  14. Wow! Excellent! They are really worth to be the most expensive phones. I love all these phones.^^

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  15. Wow! Excellent! They are worth to be the most expensive phones. However, I dont like their odd styles.

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  17. Waavv these are really amazing cellphones and very expensive too :)) Thank you for sharing my friend ;)

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  18. sometimes it i have a hard time selecting which mobile phone to buy. there are too many options to choose from.-”`

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  19. Apple can also make phones that are much better than what Nokia can bring.’;~

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  20. i mean this phones are awesome and i really feel them.wonderful regards to goldvish,nokia[vertu],sony-ericsson and motorolla.keep up the spirit and am really expecting great things from you guys.see you all,bye!

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  21. Camera phones are in great demand these days, i own at least two of them-~.

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  22. camera phones are very convenient coz they can take picture and calls at the same time`’”

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  23. when it comes to mobile phones, i always buy the ones made by nokia*-~

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  24. camera phones are very popular coz everyon likes to take pictures:.,

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  25. i can see that most mobile phones today are equipped with cameras and stuffs ,~”

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  26. Thanks For sharing information about top mobiles

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