Cell phones have become a large part of everyday life, replacing other devices such as portable music players and digital cameras. Many people use their Smartphones as the primary way they communicate, work and shop. Others go to extremes and use the phones to announce their wealth to the world. How expensive can Mobile phones get? The five most extravagant phones in the world are outlined below.
Diamond Rose Edition iPhone
This iPhone has all the features that Apple fans know and love. What makes it stand out is the addition of flawless stud diamonds on the case, weighing 100 carats. The Apple logo on the back features 53 diamonds, while the home button is topped off by an eight carat pink diamond. Most stunning of all is the eight million dollar price tag.
A unique combination of Technology and luxury, the Goldstriker iPhone features a solid gold case with over 200 embedded diamonds. The rear panel contains 53 diamonds, with a seven carat diamond acting as the home button. This eye-catching smartphone commands a hefty three million dollars.
Diamond Crypto Smartphone
Offered by JNC Ancort, a Russian manufacturer, the Diamond Cryto employs an operating system based on Windows CE. Its encryption technology is so strong; it can allegedly protect the user against tech blackmail and kidnapping. The shiny case contains white and blue diamonds and costs one million dollars.
The Le Million is a limited edition phone, with only three devices in existence globally. Featuring a diamond-encrusted solid gold casing and high-end technology from Swiss manufacturer Goldvish, the phone costs a cool million dollars for those who want to make a lasting impression.
Luxor Las Vegas Jackpot
The last phone in the million dollar range is offered by Swiss maker Gresso. Like the Le Million, the Luxor Las Vegas Jackpot was limited to a three-unit production. Framed in gold, the back panel of the case also features an extremely pricey 200-year-old wood from Africa. Black diamonds are embedded throughout, and each key is a piece of hand-polished sapphire crystal.
The average citizen will never catch a glimpse of such fancy mobile phones, let alone own any, in this lifetime. It should be noted that the only thing that sets these devices apart from the average Smartphones is the fancy casing. An iPhone with diamonds is still an iPhone.