Phones have become an essential part of people’s lives due to the myriad of applications we can download that make things more entertaining and convenient for us. Some mobile applications are free to use, while others require payment ranging from affordable and reasonable to outrageously expensive.
We looked into some of the most expensive apps in the Google Play Store that you can get your hands on. Read on to find out what applications made it on the list.
Dr. Web Security Space Life — $89
How much would you pay to keep your devices, network, and data secure? Dr. Web Security Space Life offers IT security services for $89. It offers comprehensive protection beyond anti-virus services, unlike other IT security applications.
With the Dr. Web Security Space Life mobile application, users get a bang for their buck. This is because the application also comes with features such as URL filter, call and SMS filter, anti-theft, parental control, a security auditor, and a firewall.
If you want to equip your device with an immensely comprehensive IT security application, you can download the Dr. Web Security Space Life app via the Google Play Store.
Creston — $99
Created by the control technology company of the same name, Creston is a mobile application for its smart home system. It is considered one of the most expensive apps in the Google Play Store when you consider the cost of the hardware, as it is said that the whole smart home system can cost thousands of dollars.
This mobile application includes features that allow users to control their entertainment and other home systems from their phone, even when they are away from home as long as they are connected to the Internet.
Creston also allows the integration of practically everything in the home with a switch and lock. If you’re interested in upgrading your home to a smart home, consider trying Creston’s system and the app that comes with it. The app is downloadable in the Google Play Store.
5-Minute Sports Medicine Consult – $99.99/year
Another application related to medicine that is among the most expensive apps in the Google Play Store is 5-Minute Sports Medicine Consult. There are instances when accidents happen, especially when athletes play sports. This mobile application can serve as an aid in case such incidents happen.
5-Minute Sports Medicine Consult has been made with the participation of The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) and offers accurate and comprehensive information about sports-related medicine and health.
In this mobile application, there are sample cases on sports-related problems, as well as anatomical images for the reference of users. If you are a medical practitioner exposed to athletes or are just interested in sports medicine, 5-Minute Sports Medicine Consult can be accessed through the Google Play Store.
Zollinger’s Atlas of Surgical Operations, 10/E — $119.99
Zollinger’s Atlas of Surgical Operations is a comprehensive surgical atlas from McGraw-Hill Education.
This mobile application claims to have an easy-to-navigate interface while containing all the necessary information when performing surgeries, including helpful illustrations. Also, the contents of Zollinger’s Atlas of Surgical Operations application are accessible to the user even if they are offline.
Now in its 10th edition, this mobile application has attested to its claim to fame as the “gold-standard reference” for surgical operations. Zollinger’s Atlas of Surgical Operations can be downloaded via the Google Play Store on your phone.
The Color Atlas of Internal Medicine — $99
Medical books ought to be heavy. It makes sense then that another application related to medicine made it to the list of most expensive apps in the Google Play Store. Similar to Zollinger’s Atlas of Surgical Operations, The Color Atlas of Internal Medicine is a reference application from McGraw-Hill Education.
Among its key features is the apps’ thousands of high-resolution images related to internal medicine. But more than that, the mobile application also includes cases, guides for patient management, as well as diagnosis and treatment recommendations.
If you are in the market for a reference on internal medicine that does not weigh you down, try installing The Color Atlas of Internal Medicine mobile application available on the Google Play Store.
DirecTV Stream — $129.99/month
Formerly known as AT&T TV, DIRECTV Stream is one of the most expensive apps in the Google Play Store for its $130 per month price for a subscription. DIRECTV Stream is owned by AT&T, one of the largest telecommunications companies in the United States.
DirecTV Stream offers an immensely wide variety of channels catering to different ages and fans of different genres. The mobile application also offers certain premium channels that users might have to pay for on top of the basic monthly subscription.
An app that allows users to stream live or on-demand content, DirecTV Stream allows users to record shows that might air when they are away. To not miss your favorite shows and keep yourself entertained, you can try out and install DirecTV on your mobile device by downloading it in the Google Play Store.
Network Signal Guru – $289.99/year
Another mobile application for specialized needs has made it to the list of the most expensive apps that you can download in the Google Play Store. This time from the field of network engineering, Network Signal Guru or NSG is an app used for mobile network and voice and data quality.
Network Signal Guru offers mobile networks verification, maintenance, and troubleshooting services. Aside from this, the mobile application is also installed by users for certain fundamental cell engineering functions.
Although it was originally free, Network Signal Guru added more features to cater to the specialized needs of users like network engineers. It is now priced at $50 per month, but users can opt to avail of the annual pricing offered at $290. You can install Network Signal Guru through the Google Play Store.
iVIP Black — $390
iVIP Black is one of the most expensive apps in the Google Play Store, catered to those who definitely can afford it. This mobile application is considered a premium lifestyle app that allows users to access personal stylists, theaters, exclusive restaurants, and even private jets.
The developers of the mobile application have made it a one-stop shop for everything exclusive and luxurious. iVIP Black ensures users that their partners are carefully selected and that their offers are always updated, improved upon, and refined to better cater to its users’ needs.
If you want to be treated like a VIP, try out the iVIP Black mobile application available for download in the Google Play Store.
Freemium Games – up to $600
Freemium games are mobile applications that allow users entry to Clash of Clan, PUBG Mobile, Fortnite, and the like. There are instances when users opt to avail of in-app purchases using the game’s currency to improve or upgrade their gaming experience.
Among those that are most expensive is Gun Bro’s Apathy Bear, considered the game’s ultimate weapon. With a power level of 2000, this in-app purchase inflicts enough damage that the user is rendered protected. Apathy Bear is worth $600 and can be purchased in the Gun Bros app via the Google Play Store.
The game Real Racing 3 is also free to download but includes in-app purchases if users want them. Among their most expensive in-app purchases is the luxury car Koenigsegg Agera R. This virtual Class S sports car is worth approximately $100 in the Google Play Store.
BarMax Bar Exam – $999.99/year
A review app for the bar exam is one of the most expensive apps in the Google Play Store. BarMax Bar Exam is a mobile application developed by Harvard Law School Alumni that allows users to access Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination or MPRE courses.
BarMax Bar Exam features include lectures, black-letter law outlines, flashcards, and, as they claim, “real MPRE questions from previous exams.” It also offers performance tests that users can take.
This mobile application is quite expensive, but the developers do claim that passing the exam is guaranteed for users, especially since they offer real MBE questions and even licensed performance tests. If you are on the lookout for review references and are willing to shell out $1000 for it, you can download BarMax Bar Exam and install it on your phone via the Google Play Store.
In recent years, Google Play Store was riddled with apps that were leaps and bounds more expensive than users’ phones. What’s worse is that these mobile applications did practically nothing, aside from being status symbols. The Google Play Store has since pulled out most apps of this nature.
Fortunately, here we see that some of the most expensive apps in the Google Play Store are quite useful. These applications include reference materials for specialized disciplines, IT security, streaming, and gaming.