For certain users, smartphones have become their main devices for multimedia consumption, and in such cases, a large screen is always appreciated. Over the years, the majority of Android smartphones have increased in size in order to accommodate larger displays, and needless to say, aside from the Sony Xperia Compact lineup there aren't many options out there for prospective customers who may want to own a more compact Android device. But, there is one in particular, which claims to be the smallest Android smartphone in the world. It's called the "Posh Micro X S240", and features a 2.45-inch display.
To be precise, the Posh Micro X S240 is not actually a brand new smartphone. It was announced and first released in 2015, but only recently made the headlines after Lewis Hilsenteger from Unbox Therapy spent a few minutes with the device on YouTube. In any case, the Posh Micro X S240 is indeed a very compact device and the world's smallest Android smartphone, which means it should remain just as relevant in 2016 since it virtually has no competition in this regard. It measures only 89.9 x 47.8 x 11.7 mm, weighs 52.7 grams, and is equipped with a 2.4-inch TFT display featuring a resolution of 240 x 432. In case you're wondering, yes, the display does support multitouch, up to 2 fingers. Inside beats the heart of a MediaTek MT6572 SoC with a dual-core Cortex-A7 processor clocked at 1.0 GHz, and the CPU is accompanied by a Mali-400 graphics chip and 512 MB of RAM. Users have 4 GB of internal storage at their disposal, and can expand the storage by up to an additional 32 GB via microSD. The camera setup is… minimal, comprising a 2-megapixel main shooter and a 1-megapixel front-facing sensor. Other features worth mentioning include an FM radio, microUSB 2.0 support, A-GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and 4G HSDPA+. All the components rely on a 650 mAh battery, and the phone runs Android 4.4 KitKat with a proprietary user interface on top.
The Posh Micro X S240 costs $89.99 unlocked and is available in four colors, namely white, black, pink, and blue. Needless to say, the Micro X S240 is in a class of its own and it's safe to say that it won't pose a threat to the current Android lineup. Nonetheless, it is a rather charming device in its own ways, and it might be a good choice for prospective customers searching for a budget-friendly compact Android phone. Just don't expect too much in regards to hardware and performance.