While Nita Ambani's Rs 315-Crore iPhone Falcon might be a rumor, there are a number of expensive phones in the world that is definitely not meant for everyone to buy.
There are a number of reasons as to why these phones are so costly – part of it could be attributed to the type of material used in the making but it's mostly the brand name and the privilege of owning one that makes them so out of reach for commoners.
Here are some of the most expensive phones made by some of the most renowned luxury brands that you can buy only if you have some really deep pockets. While owning one might not make you the smartest person on Earth, it will surely go a long way in enhancing your style statement.
1. Goldvish Eclipse Diamond Heaven Royal Orange Calf
Priced at €31,200 (Rs 24,00,000)
Goldvish is the most expensive phone on our list today but not very far from the second place contender. This phone boasts of 360 diamonds, yes, pieces of diamonds set in 316L stainless steel that offers unmatched durability and resistance to tarnish.
With a body made up of the same 316L steel, the Eclipse comes handcrafted with a luxury Calf leather back in a striking orange color that surely stands out from the crowd of black and white.
For additional durability, it has an anodized, space-grade aluminum frame that houses a 5.5-inch touchscreen display, which is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor along with 64GB of onboard storage.
This phone is not so much about the brains as much as it is about beauty and style. There is a 13-megapixel dual-camera setup at the back and a 5-megapixel front camera.
2. Vertu Signature Clous De Paris Red Gold
Priced at €31,000 (Rs 23,70,000)
Coming in at number two is the famous Vertu Clous De Paris. In the era of smartphones, rarely would someone be keen on buying a feature phone. But if it's something like the Vertu Clous De Paris, there should be no qualms in buying it if you can afford.
Luxury and class ooze out of this phone from all the angles. Right from the handcrafted body to the artistry that envelops the whole device.
Made up of pure 18-carat rose gold, the Vertu Clous is not for the faint-hearted. Its design is quite simply a symphony written with metal and leather. The Vertu signature device promises to offer the best sound quality through its fine-tuned audio system.
Each and every unit is handcrafted in England, abiding by a manufacturing technique that most luxury watchmakers follow.
3. Vertu Signature Touch Pure Jet Lizard
Priced at €13,350 (Rs 10,20,000)
If you're looking for a brilliant smartphone without losing the Midas touch of Vertu, the Vertu Signature Touch is the phone for you. This exclusive device comes in a variety of leather options, based on which they are named. One of the best ones from this series is the Pure Jet Lizard variant.
This handcrafted smartphone has a jet lizard leather back skillfully embedded inside a titanium case for added durability and a stunning look.
Now, this phone is strictly for smartphone lovers as it offers quite impressive hardware specs. The Vertu Signature Touch Pure Jet Lizard is based on Android and runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, along with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage.
It features a 21-megapixel rear camera, along with a 2.1-megapixel selfie shooter. This luxury device sports a 5.2-inch display that is protected by sapphire crystal.
4. Gresso Regal Gold Limited Edition
Priced at $6,000 (Rs 4,00,000)
From the premium luxury devices, we come down to a less intimidating range. The Gresso Regal Gold Limited Edition is a luxury phone that one can at least think of owning, without really having to rob a bank or selling a body part or two. No device holds so much importance and we are not giving anyone any ideas on funding the next big purchase.
Gresso is rather well known for its handcrafted smartphone cases and they have created the Regal line of exclusive smartphones using their expertise. Built using precious materials, including gold, these luxury smartphones are a work of art. Plus, they do offer a lot more than what the premium luxury brands promise.
Along with an Android OS, the Regal Gold Limited Edition comes with a humble assembly of hardware.
But what's more important is the fact that only a thousand (999 to be precise) of such devices exist and each one comes with its unique serial number, making the luxury phone more exclusive for its owner.
5. Tonino Lamborghini Smartphone Alpha-One Gold Premium
Priced at $2,500 (Rs 1,70,000)
We all know about the legendary car brand Lamborghini. They have a signature product portfolio under the Tonino Lamborghini brand and the next luxury smartphone on this list comes straight from there. Honestly, if I had to choose between Apple iPhone X and the Tonino Lamborghini smartphone, I'd definitely pick the Lamborghini because of the legacy the brand holds to its name.
Nostalgia aside, the Tonino Lamborghini Smartphone Alpha-One Gold Premium is quite a looker. Much like the T-1000, the evil sentient bot from the movie Terminator 2: Judgement Day, this phone also makes use of liquid metal that provides unique properties such as high strength, corrosion resistance, lightweight, and malleability. This material is more durable than titanium and is often used in surgery tools, super-cars, and premium golf clubs.
This is the fastest smartphone one on this list with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, supported by 4GB RAM, 64GB onboard storage, and an Android operating system.
For the 5.5-inch display, the company has opted to use an AMOLED screen with Gorilla Glass 4 protection and a special coating that repels water and maintains sensitivity even with wet hands.
This article might have been a little out of hands for most of you but we do hope that you get your hands on one of these beauties at any point of your lives. If you do, please don't forget to share your experience, we'd be more than happy to know that one of you has lived the dream!