Our following list of the most expensive Android phones in the world today may make you rethink your preconceived notions about the battle between Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s iOS and Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL)’s Android, and what each stands for.
While generally speaking, Android phones tend to be on the less expensive side when compared to iOS phones, which has led to their proliferation in the smartphone world as the most-used mobile operating system today, there are numerous high-quality Android models on the market. These models will not only appeal to the world’s wealthier citizens, some of them may even break their bank.
If you’re in the market for one of the most expensive Android phones, then you’ll doubtless be looking to equip your coveted new possession with some of the priciest apps on the market to augment it and bring out its true value. Thus we suggest you also read our coverage of the Most Expensive Android Apps, the prices of which will likely blow you away as much as the price tags on some of the following Android smartphones.
But for the time being, let’s take a look at our selection of the ten most expensive Android phones in the world, beginning with an intriguing collaboration between a Canadian smartphone producer and a German automobile maker.
No. 10: Rim BlackBerry P9981 Porsche Design
Price tag: $2000
While it is the least expensive gadget on our countdown of the most expensive Android phones in the world, the Rim BlackBerry P9981 Porsche Design is really not too shabby at all. Inspired by the legendary design of the super sleek Porsche automobiles, this phone is perfect for the modern businessman, featuring both a touch screen and a QWERTY keyboard.
No. 9: Lamborghini TL700
Price tag: $2,750
This Lamborghini-inspired model is not only a sight for the eyes, but it also comes with a price tag to match its design: $2,750. But when it comes to sleek looking mobile phones, the Lamborghini TL700 is virtually unmatched.
No. 8: Tag Heuer Link
Price tag: $6,770 (starting price)
Tag Heuer might not be the most popular mobile manufacturer, but it has managed to acquire quite the fan base. And with a starting price of $6,770 it also made the cut for our countdown of the most expensive Android phones in the world.
No. 7: Mobiado Grand Touch Aston Martin
Price tag: $8,000 (starting price)
As you might have noticed by now, there’s quite a trend with mobile phones inspired by popular car manufacturers. And what do these phones have in common with the automobile brands? Simply, they’re both luxuriously designed, and high quality in every facet of their design.
No. 6: Vertu Ti
Price tag: $9,600 (starting price)
Our countdown of the most expensive Android phones in the world would not have been complete without a few models from Vertu, the popular manufacturer of luxury phones. But this phone isn’t just a looker. With a casing made from grade five titanium, it’s basically five times more resistant than any commercial phone available on the market.
No. 5: Vertu Constellation T
Price tag: $10,000 (starting price)
This leather-encased mobile phone does not only give you a sense of luxury, it also comes with a fitting price tag: being the first phone on our list with a five-figure price tag, with models starting at $10,000.
No. 4: Ulysse Nardin – The Chairman
Price tag: $40,000
Judging by its price tag, we can easily understand why this phone is called The Chairman – because you probably have to be one in order to be able to afford it.
No. 3: Dior Reveries Haute Couture
Price tag: $107,000
What else can result from Dior going into mobile phone manufacturing than a true masterpiece? With 99 diamonds and precious pearls embedded on its casing, the Dior Reveries Haute Couture more than deserves its spot on the countdown of the most expensive Android phones in the world.
No. 2: Savelli – Jardin Secret collection
Price tag: $115,000
The runner-up in our countdown of the most expensive Android phones in the world was especially designed for women. Maybe that’s because of its 75 diamonds; after all, they are a girl’s best friend, now embedded in a girl’s second best friend, her phone.
No. 1: Ulysse Nardin Chairman – Diamond Edition
Price tag: $130,000
When it comes to the most expensive Android phones in the world, none can rival the Ulysse Nardin Chairman – diamond edition. With nearly 3,000 gems embedded in the precious metal casing, you can be sure that this phone will catch everyone’s attention.