The 20 most expensive phones in the world in 2021

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If you think that your newest smartphone is expensive, you might want to think again. For an average consumer, phones that cost $1,000 or more can already break their budget. But, would you believe that there are still more phones that come with out-of-this-world price tags? Yes, you've read that right! Some phones get sold for more than $1 million! Mind-blowing, right? Be ready to learn about the most expensive phones in the world right now! That said, below is a list of the 20 most expensive mobile phones in the world in October 2021 with their respective features, specifications and prices.


$48.5 Million-Worth Falcon Supernova iPhone 6 Pink Diamond



Falcon Supernova iPhone 6


Topping the list is none other than the Falcon Supernova iPhone 6 Pink Diamond that comes with a whopping price of $48.5 million! Launched in 2004, Falcon Supernova is the customized iPhone 6 covered in 24 karat gold with its back decorated with an enormous pink diamond! It also boasts a platinum coating and comes with hack prevention technology to ensure no prying eyes can view or access the owner's information. Nita Ambani, the owner of the Indian cricket team and the wife of the richest man in Asia, now owns the world's most expensive phone in 2021.


Black Diamond iPhone 5 – $15.3 Million


Black Diamond iPhone 5


Second on this list is a 135-gram solid 24-carat gold iPhone 5 with 600 white diamonds, a scratch-proof sapphire screen, and a 26-carat black diamond central button. 


$9.4 Million-Worth Stuart Hughes iPhone 4s Elite Gold



Stuart Hughes iPhone 4s Elite Gold
Image: Stuart Hughes


Stuart Hughes never stops when it comes to luxurious items, and he is also the same man behind the development of the world's second most expensive phone, the iPhone 4s Elite Gold, priced at $9.4 million! This is by far the most costly phone he ever produced, and he considers it his life's most outstanding achievement. He made the device from rose gold with over 500 individual flawless diamonds, totalling 100 carats.


$8 Million-Worth Stuart Hughes iPhone 4 Diamond Rose Edition



Stuart Hughes iPhone 4s Elite Gold
Image: Stuart Hughes


Landing on the third spot in the list is another of Stuart Hughes' iPhone design collaborations. Only two of these phones were made to date, and each one was fully customized for its owner. Solid rose gold was used to make the phone with 500 diamonds worth 100 carats and 53 diamonds decorating the Apple logo.


$3.2 Million-Worth Goldstriker iPhone 3GS Supreme


iPhone 3gs supreme
Image: Stuart Hughes


iPhone 3GS Supreme ranks as the world's fourth most expensive phone yet again manufactured in Liverpool by Stuart Hughes. There are 136 diamonds and 71 grams of 22 karat gold in this device. To make it one of the world's most expensive phones and one of the best quality, Hughes spent ten months developing the device. 


$2.5 Million-Worth iPhone 3G Kings Button 


iPhone 3g kings


The iPhone 3G Kings Button might not be as expensive as the ones above, but it is still priced at a massive price of $2.5 million. Definitely not cheap for an average user! The Austrian designer Peter Alisson was behind the design of this phone made up of 18-karat white, rose, and yellow gold. One hundred thirty-eight diamonds adorn the white gold strip that runs around the phone's edge.  But, the most extravagant and eye-striking feature of the device is the single-cut 6.6-carat diamond used as a replacement for the original iPhone home button.  


Diamond Crypto Smartphone – $1.3 Million


diamond crypto smartphone


Although relatively old, the Diamond Crypto Smartphone has made it one of the most expensive phones in the world due to its platinum covered body with 18 thousand rose gold engraved navigation keys. 

It also possesses over 28 thousand round-cut diamonds coupled with 2.3-carat natural blue diamonds.


Goldvish Le Million – $1 Million


goldvish le million



Spot 8 is the Goldvish Le Million because it is encrusted with 18 thousand white gold and about 120 thousand diamonds. This is also a limited edition with colours such as white, silver, gold, rose-gold, and yellow.


Gresso Luxor Las Vegas Jackpot – $1 Million


Gresso Luxor Las Vegas Jackpot


Here is another Gresso phone with a difference In this exclusive collection. The Luxor Las Vegas Jackpot admits of above 45.5-carat diamonds covering the front and 200-year old African Blackwood at the back. With a cumulative 180 grams of gold and a whopping 32 thousand sapphire on the keypads, this phone is undoubtedly a luxury.


Goldvish Revolution – $448,000


Goldvish Revolution



The exclusive Goldvish Revolution is an 18-carat pink and white gold mobile phone with about 23 carats diamond body. Added to its features is an analogue watch. 


Vertu Signature Cobra – $310,000


Vertu Signature Cobra


Embodied with 439 rubies, the Vertu Cobra is a limited edition built with more precious stones upon special request. 

The only seeming reason for the price of this phone is the precious stones and scratch-proof sapphire screen. 


VIPN Black Diamond – $300,000


VIPN Black diamond


The prominent features of this mobile phone are a polycarbonate mirror and an organic LED technology, including a 3-carat diamond on the body with some diamonds on the navigation keys.  


iPhone Princess Plus – $176,000


iPhone Princess Plus


An Austrian jeweller specially made this iPhone for a Russian businessman. The phone has above 138 princess cuts, 180 diamonds, and 18K rose gold along the rims. Surprisingly, the phone has a light feel and portable appearance despite the adornments.


Vertu Signature Diamond – $88,000


Vertu Signature Diamond



The Vertu Signature Diamond is decorated with 18-carat gold with diamond edges and a sapphire crystal screen. Not only these, but it also has a polished black ceramic pillow and a gold sim card tray. 


Savelli Champagne Gold – $57,000


Savelli Champagne Gold


The Savelli Champagne Gold features an 18 carat rose gold cover, including 395 white and cognac diamonds as well, earning it its name: "Smartphone of the Queen." This scratch-proof sapphire crystal screen smartphone is believed to be built especially for women considering its feminine appearance. To further emphasize the exclusiveness of this phone, it is only available at specific locations such as Harrods in the UK.


Sirin Solarin – $16,000


Sirin Solarin


Manufactured by Sirin Labs, an Israeli company, this phone has several designs and colours and contains above 2600 features. Its peculiar designs range from Fire Black Carbon Leather with Titanium, Fire Black Carbon Leather with Diamond-like Carbon, Fire Black Carbon Leather with Yellow Gold.


Vertu Aster P Gold – $14,146


Vertu Aster P Gold


Vertu Aster P Gold is yet another hand-made smartphone beautified with precious metals and gems. The phone has a grade 5 titanium framework, a 133-carat sapphire glass display, and a traditional ruby concierge button connecting the user to a personal butler.


Goldvish Eclipse – $7,700


Goldvish Eclipse


This hand-made Goldvish Eclipse is a masterpiece of technology and Swiss craftsmanship. The body is covered with quality skin and precious metals, a 5.5-inch scratch-resistant touch screen, and an 18K gold frame and diamonds.


 Caviar iPhone XS Max – $7,160


Caviar iPhone XS Max


This is a customized version of the iPhone XS Max launched by Caviar, a Russian company. The Caviar iPhone XS Max has its back engraved with an open mechanism skeleton which could be the cost. There are about three colour variants, but the black gold version is the most expensive, costing 7,160 USD.


Gresso Regal Gold – $6,000


Gresso Regal Gold


Last but surely not least is none other than the Gresso Regal Gold. The phone boasts of a golden PVD-coated titanium case. It also runs on a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor powered by the Android operating system.


Final note


You would, of course, agree that mobile phones have become more valuable than they were in past times, all thanks to additional features and functionalities that distinguish each brand and give it its peculiarities. One may even be confused about which to purchase in particular, considering the wide range of varieties available. By the way, don't be shocked if you didn't find your brand expectations on the list. This collection goes beyond mere popular brands but considers rare features that have been engaged to distinguish these phones from the multitude. Some of them are adorned with expensive leathers, casings and even precious stones. Some of these phones are customized and may not be readily available in markets except upon request.

John Paul

John Paul is a senior editor at HotNaija. twitter

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