The release of the Apple iPhone 3GS SUPREME Rose – a jewel-clad iPhone that costs a staggering £1.93 million – making it the most expensive phone ever seen, got us thinking about phones that nobody wants or needs. Granted, none can match the SUPREME Rose in the cost stakes, but if you want to know more about diamond-encrusted smartphones then read on…
Some of the handsets we’ve gathered together below certainly outdo the Apple iPhone 3GS SUPREME Rose when it comes to ‘in-yer-face’ styling – indeed, the SUPREME Rose is actually quite restrained in its design – but nothing can come close to matching the vulgar £1.93 million price tag.
Where rivals are clad throughout in diamonds, the SUPREME Rose features a back panel made out of 112g of 18ct rose gold. That’s not to say it’s a diamond-free zone – quite the opposite, in fact – with 53 diamonds used on the Apple logo alone, and the platinum bezel covered with 130 individual flawless diamonds. Keeping it safe is a case made out of ostrich foot, highlighting the bizarre nature of this end of the market.
Even the majority of the seriously wealthy will baulk at the price of the SUPREME Rose, however, so we’ve also put it up against four of its cut-priced rivals, with a collection of devices that – lets face it – nobody really wants or needs.
Check out some more sensibly priced smartphones
The Diamond Crypto Smartphone
At $1.3 Million, the Diamond Crypto falls a long way short of the Supreme Edition’s £1.9 million price, making it ideal for those having to cut back on life’s little luxuries. At does at least have the advantage of having a distinctive design – rather than borrowing from the immensely popular iPhone – but it also distinctly lacking in features. You will get a platinum body however, and 10 of the 50 diamonds are a rare blue diamond.
Le Million De La Nuit
Le Million De La Nuit – or the million dollar phone is available for less than half the price of the SUPREME Edition iPhone, yet the distinctive design at least goes some way to distinguishing it from the handsets of the common man. It’s a available with a choice of solid gold, or plastered in diamonds, and you’ll be able to choose between 15 different variants depending on your taste (or lack of).
Blackberry Pearl Limited Diamond Edition
This Blackberry Pearl Limited Diamond Edition is a positive snip at a mere £45,000, despite being encrusted with 900 cut diamonds and white gold. That said, there are still plenty of the Blackberry’s original plastics in evidence, so perhaps the extra £1,885,000 for the Apple iPhone 3GS SUPREME Edition is worth it….