One’s social status is determined by his affluence, so to speak. There are ways to show one’s extravagance, be it with the sports car he drives on the freeway, the signature bag she carries on her shoulders, or the smartphone he uses to make calls and whatnot. And yes, smartphones are now considered a way to exhibit one’s opulence. It’s a fact that the mobile phone industry is the fastest growing there is, and with that, there are already billions of handsets out there in the hands of mobile users, but nothing can beat these luxury smartphones. Check on the list to find out what they are.
Ulysse Nardin Chairman Diamond Edition. So here it is—the most expensive smartphone money can buy. It retails at $129,000. The phone is adorned with 3,000 gems that totals to 17 carats with an 18K white gold case. Once it’s hit by the light, expect it to reflect an astonishing glow that can mesmerize anyone. It runs on Android, has a 3.2-inch touchscreen display, 8-megapixel camera, 32GB of storage, and a fingerprint scanner, same as the innovative feature of the iPhone 5s.
Dior Reveries Haute Couture. The first runner-up in the list of the most luxurious smartphones also comes in a staggering six-digit price worth $107,000. This handset is so limited edition that only 99 of these works of art have been made. This handheld device also runs on Android, and it made possible with the help of LG, one of the most innovative smartphone manufacturers in the world.
Vertu Ti. Vertu is a high-end smartphone manufacturing company which has been coming up with the most top quality, luxurious smartphones with a bunch of exclusive features meant for the elite. Few of its very well known products are the Vertu Constellation and the Vertu TI, which is the first ever touchscreen device created by the company. Same as with the first two, this one runs on Android. It is assembled by hand to ensure unparalleled quality. Its price ranges from $6000 to $16,000, depending on how elegant you want your Vertu Ti to be.
Tag Heuer Link. Bluntly, luxury smartphones are basically all about the inessential ornaments that make them stand out, and nothing can be more luxurious than diamonds. This handset is meticulously embellished with 1007 diamonds totalling 2.53 carats. And as usual, this, too, runs on Android. It sports a 3.5-inch WVGA display and a 5-megapixel main camera. In addition, it is water-tight and shock-resistant. This piece of item which is an epitome of elegance is a celebration of Swiss craftsmanship that sells at $6,700 at minimum.
BlackBerry Porsche Design P’9981. Who would have thought that BlackBerry, a struggling company, still has the guts to pull off this sleek, high-end device? Its edgy design is made possible by the Porsche Group. It has the BlackBerry signature QWERTY keypad that is wrapped in stainless steel and covered by genuine leather on its rear panel. If you want it, you can get it for $2,050.
As the saying goes, You Only Live Once; splurge and enjoy for as long as you still have some breath left in your lungs. If you have the means and you want to show it off, then don’t you miss on these luxury smartphones to make you a cut above the rest.