iPhone X with solar panels for $ 5000! Wait What?

Iphone Solar

Finally, we have a really valuable and special device. When we collect the work of Nikola Tesla, Steve Job and Elon Musk, we get an iPhone X with a solar panel manufactured by the Russian company Caviar. The market price of this device is as much as $ 5000!

It can only be Russians! While the competition is trying to imitate the design of iPhone X in a better way, Caviar began to produce iPhone with modified rear. These devices are not special because of their Animoji or color, but because of the solar panel on the back.

Sounds like a fantastic idea – a phone with a solar panel! We were surprised at a price of almost $ 5,000, even though only $999 devices were available. Initially, the production of 999 numbers of phones was planned, but due to the great interest this border was raised. Would you, too, be an Arabic Sheikh, buy a device that is four times more expensive than a regular iPhone X?

In the past, there was a phone with solar panels. It was LG in 2009. They then created a phone with a touch screen that had a large solar panel. Except that it did not fit into the design of the phone, it was completely useless. However, it was “green” because it was delivered in boxes made from recycled paper.

The company plans to make 999 phones, and will ship the first to Tesla founder Elon Musk

Is there any room for this kind of iPhone? If you already spend $ 5,000 on an eco-friendly phone called Tesla, there is certainly a serious reason for doing so. However, you do not have to hope that you will completely forget about the charger for using this device. We do not have accurate information on how much power is saved using this environmentally friendly iPhone X, but we tried to calculate the approximate number. Before we dive into secret mathematics, here are some facts about solar panels:

  • The average life of solar panels is 20-40 years
  • There is a huge difference in efficiency between them (2-25%), and the theoretical limit is 33.7%.
  • They are quite dependent on the frequency of the sun’s ray.
  • One hour of emitted solar energy is enough to cover a year of electricity consumption across the planet
  • In the short term, it is not cheap and does not represent the most practical solution because it is a device that you cannot change in every few years.

Imagine that you are in the middle of the Sahara and your iPhone is ringing, and you have to keep your phone at right angle in relation to the Sun because it can turn off in every hour, and at that moment you can only tap the Sun’s energy with 18% efficiency on the screen surface of 5 inches, which is not exactly the most ideal situation.

Solar panel size 1m x 1.5m has the capacity of 265 Wh. When compared to the performance of iPhone X, the panel could charge the phone up to 26 times. When we know that the screen size is 5 inches, and the capacity of solar panels is proportionate to their size, we get a performance of 24.5 Wh.

These are the estimates. To charge the phone, you need to keep it all day under the sun at the best possible angle, which is not at all recommended for any type of lithium battery. And all the time, you could have a regular phone in your pocket and complement it with energy when it comes to the time.


So all the results of this method can be divided by 10. If you have planned to significantly save this way, we need to disappoint you. The entire year of charging iPhone X requires about 5,000 Wh current, which does not represent a huge cost. If you would like to pay off the $ 5,000 that you spent on the device, then you should use it at least for the next 6000 years. Finally, we can freely say that the solar panel on the back does not have an effective application.


We forgot to count the fact that only 999 people in the world will have this model. One of them is Steven Segal. We should not forget the packaging. The iPhone X’s Caviar comes in a box that is externally covered with snake skin, and inside the silk. If that’s not enough for you, you can always order a spare iPhone 8 with Trump and Putin pattern for just 224,000 rubles.


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