The smallest Android handset is available from Amazon with a 2.4-inch screen and low-end specs

The smallest Android handset is available from Amazon with a 2.4-inch screen and low-end specs
Following the success of the Apple iPhone SE, we could be in for a flood of smaller-screened handsets making their way to the marketplace. The difference is that despite the smaller 4-inch screen on Apple's device, the rest of the iPhone SE carries specs equal to the flagship Apple iPhone 6s. On the other hand, we don't expect that many of the new small-screened models will come with specs that will wow us. Consider the Posh Mobile Micro X S240. This is an Android powered handset that comes with a 2.4-inch screen. To put that in perspective, the display is even smaller than the 2.81-inch screen found on 2007's LG Voyager featurephone.

Unlike the powerful hardware on the iPhone SE, the rest of the specs on the Posh Mobile Micro X S240 will make you feel like Marty McFly heading back in time. The phone is powered by a MediaTek MT 6572M SoC with a dual-core 1GHz CPU, and includes 512MB of RAM and 4GB of ROM. There is a 2MP rear-facing camera (less than the 3.2MP camera on 2008's LG Dare) and a VGA (.3MP) front facing camera. A 650mAh battery keeps the lights on, and Android 4.4 is pre-installed.

The phone is available from Amazon in black for $52.55, a 42% price cut from the usual $89.99. In blue, pink or white you can make the purchase for $49.99, a 44% cut in price. And Posh will even throw in a coupon good for $15 off your next Uber ride. If you are interested in a small Android phone as a back up, to give the kids, or even as a conversation piece, click on the sourcelink.


source: Amazon via BGR

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14 Comments

1. bleevan

Posts: 14; Member since: Sep 08, 2015

Going to be a popular phone in prisons since it fits easier in certain body cavities.

6. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

But isn't the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini smaller than this? Sure it has a slightly bigger display, but X10 mini's bezels are much smaller than this.

10. skips

Posts: 464; Member since: Oct 04, 2015

Yeah, but the volume of the posh phone seems a lot less than x10 mini. posh phone: 89 x 47 x 11.6 mm = 48 522,3 mm3 x10 mini: 83 x 50 x 16 mm = 66 400 mm3 while x10 may look a bit smaller, consider that it's WAY thicker.

13. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Thank you, I mentioned it so others will do the math, too lazy lol.

2. najib1312

Posts: 155; Member since: May 08, 2013

Head to coolicool.com and you can find much better "SMART"phones at more or less the same price. Whoever is buying this phone for himself or for his kids must really HATE that person.

9. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Actually this does have a use case. This last weekend me, my wife and three daughters went to a fair when it was 80+°F. I handed my two older daughters their cheap FreedomPop phones I bought them as an "In Case of Emergency" phone for if they got lost I could use Android Device Manager to find their locations. However their wasn't a large enough pocket on their shorts they were wearing for a 4" Android phone. I ended up leaving the phones home. This tiny phone would totally do the trick. However I'm not even interested in spending $50 for this in the name of safety.

12. alumoyo

Posts: 391; Member since: Aug 26, 2013

The Elephone Q - the phone on which this one is based, is actually being targeted at kids and those adults who just like the "teeny tiny" trend. But the price is WAAAY too much for this - $35 or less, they would have had me. It's nice and refreshing that someone actually bothered to make it - we can't have everyone making the EXACT SAME sizes all the time: but I think they got a little greedy with it.

14. najib1312

Posts: 155; Member since: May 08, 2013

It's not really an efficient desgin - you can see rather HUGE borders around the screen, they could've easily fitted a 3"screen there. But my main argument is the price - US$70 is way tooo much - that's the current price of Xiaomi Redmi 2, Lumia 430, 520, Moto G/E 1st gen etc. and these devices also fall under the "Compact phone" category.

7. alumoyo

Posts: 391; Member since: Aug 26, 2013

Its been around for a while - it's just a re-badged ELEPHONE Q. So this means you guys don't get press releases from Chinese manufacturers or check-in with them once in a while? http://www.elephone.cc/elephone-q.html Its nice to see that somebody is charging a slightly less crazy price for this though - Gearbest has the Elephone Q at $70!!!

15. tokuzumi

Posts: 1827; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Would be fun to pick one of these up to play around with. There's no way this could be used as a daily driver, but could easily be the Ashley Madison phone.

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