2You Will Never Own This Gold HTC One
3A Smartphone With the Midas Touch
The Gold HTC One includes all the performance of the standard One handset, including BlinkFeed, Zoe and BoomSound. The One was developed with a major emphasis on unique hardware and software features, including a unibody aluminum frame, a 1080p full-HD display, dual front-facing stereo speakers, a camera with a custom image sensor and the ability to automatically generate montages of media.
4Goldgenie’s iPhone 5S Comes in Five Styles
5Did You Think It Would be Delivered in a Simple Box?
As an added bonus, Goldgenie’s iPhone 5S gold editions—which cost more than $4,000—come packaged in a deluxe Cherry Oak finished box. You know, for all the times you aren’t actually using your phone because you’re terrified of dropping it. Or having it stolen. Or forgetting it at the bar. Or in your private jet.
6A BlackBerry Designed by Porsche
While the company may be in deep trouble, BlackBerry picked a winner with auto design legend Porsche, which put together this P’9981 smartphone. It includes a premium forged stainless steel frame; rich, genuine leather backing; a wide iconic BlackBerry QWERTY keyboard; and a large, luxurious full-touch screen.
7Perhaps You Prefer a Lamborghini in Your Pocket
A Lamborghini that runs Google Android? You bet. For a measly $2,750, you could own the Lamborghini TL700, designed by the legendary supercar design company. The smartphone is manufactured with gold and crocodile skin and is as typically loud (stylewise, anyway) as the four-wheeled beasts the automaker sells.
8Who Needs a Watch When You Have a Smartphone, Anyway?
High-end watch manufacturer Tag Heuer has also jumped into the luxury smartphone market with the Link, which comes with something called an Autolock System Door and shockproof construction. The Android-powered device boasts a 3.5-inch screen, and brilliant cut diamonds—974 of them—adorn the front housing, sides, back cover and crown.
9Vertu Represents the English Side of Smartphone Glamour
Each Constellation handset is handmade in England by a single craftsman and is swathed in luxurious calf leather, carefully selected for its exquisite feel and natural grain from one of Europe’s oldest tanneries. Designed to match moods, seasons and discerning tastes, Constellation is available in five elegant colors.
10The Dior Reveries Haute Couture Rules Them All
Hand-assembled in France, this ultra-luxury smartphone features the distinctive Dior cannage design, which was intricately embellished with 18-carat white gold and 1,539 diamonds, and inlaid with 46 pieces of iridescent mother-of-pearl. Oh, and it will set you back $107,000, just in case you were wondering.
11Aston Martin Jumped Into the Game, Too
It seems luxury carmakers just can’t resist producing high-end smartphones. This Mobiado handset—the Gold Mother of Pearl edition, anyway—features 139 carats of sapphire crystal, gunmetal black stainless steel screws and a 4-inch display. James Bond would be envious.